New Staff Profile: Scientia Fellow, Professor Tom Wu
Dr. Tao Wu, alias Tom, joined the School in November 2017. He received his BSc degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. He worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
Wu has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers with a h-index of 51. His group explores the synthesis and properties of novel materials, particularly transition-metal oxides and hybrid halide perovskites, in the forms of thin films, nanomaterials and mixed-dimensional nanocomposites. His research targets at diverse electronic and energy applications including field effect transistors, spintronics, nonvolatile memories, solar cells and photodetectors. The aim is to find disruptive materials-based solutions to address resource and technology challenges. Wu’s group has witnessed the career development of more than 14 PhD students and 25 postdocs. He also serves as Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
In his spare time, Wu enjoys reading, writing and several sports.