He Shen

he shen
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: ET A138
Phone: (323)343-5213 Email: hshen6@calstatela.edu


I am currently an assistant professor at California State Unversity, Los Angeles. My reasearch interests are dynamics and controls; robotics and autonomous systems; modeling and simulation; mechatronics and instrument; image processing and computer vision.

Student assistant positions are available. Please contact me through email or visit my office. 


I like teaching a variaty of courses in mechanical engineering, including

  • Statics; 
  • Dynamics; 
  • Circuit Analysis/Mechanical Measurments and Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Control System; 
  • Introduction to Robotics. 


  • Multi-function unmanned aerial robot
  • Telepresence/delievery robot
  • Submarine robot design

Faculty Advisor

  • 2015-present, American Society of Mechanial Engineering (ASME) Cal State LA Section
  • 2016-present, Robosub Club


  • H. Shen, K. Thompson, Y. Xu, A. Mark, F. Liang, J. Gou, B. Mabbott, “Platform for real-time monitor and control of electrically actuated shape memory polymer nanocomposite structures”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 99, 2015, pp. 1-11.
  • H. Shen, A. Mark, K. Thompson, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, B. Mabbott, “Thermal modeling and property identification of shape memory polymer nanocomposits”, Applied Physics Letters, 106 (8), 2015, pp. 081907-11.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, and B. T. Dickinson, “Fault tolerant attitude control for small unmanned aircraft systems equipped with an airflow sensor array,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 9 (4), 2014, pp. 046015.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, and B. T. Dickinson, “Micro air vehicle’s attitude control using real-time pressure and shear information,” Journal of Aircraft, 51 (2), 2014, pp. 661-671.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, and B. Mabbott, “Recovery torque modelling of carbon fiber reinforced shape memory polymer nanocomposites,” Applied Physics Letters, 103 (20), 2013, pp. 201903.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, and C. Remeikas, “Pitch control of a micro air vehicle with micropressure sensors,” Journal of Aircraft, 50 (1), 2013, pp. 239-248.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, and B. Mabbott, “Modeling of conductive shape memory polymer nanocomposites based structure from a control perspective,” ASME 2013 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent System, September 16-18, 2013, Snowbird, Utah.
  • H. Shen, and Y. Xu, “Pressure and shear information based three-axis attitude control for a micro air vehicle,” AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (GNC), Boston, MA, August 19-22, 2013.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, and C. Remeikas, “Hardware design and validation of pitching control for micro air vehicles using only pressure information,” American Control Conference (ACC), Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2013, pp. 5568-5573.
  • H. Shen, Y. Xu, and C. Remeikas, “Pressure sensor array based nonlinear robust pitch control for small or micro aerial vehicle,” American Control Conference (ACC), Montreal, Canada, June 27-29, 2012, pp. 1732-1736.


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2014

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2013

Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering (Control Science and Engineering), 2011

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering (Automation Control), 2008