Dr. Tao (Tom) Wu is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, hired at the end of 2017, through the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) scheme. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Prior to joining UNSW, Tom worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed papers with citation of more than 18,500 and a h-index of 77 (Google Scholar). He is among the 2019 Clarivate Analytics List of Highly Cited Researchers and also a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.
His group explores the vapor- and solution-based synthesis and physical 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, data storage and energy applications including field effect transistors, spintronics, nonvolatile memories, solar cells and photodetectors. The aim is to find disruptive materials-based solutions via composition-structure-energy-interface engineering to address resource and technology challenges. Tom’s group has witnessed the career development of more than 20 PhD students and 30 postdocs who now hold academic and industry positions in China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, France, and US. He also serves as Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Wu's group has openings for one PhD student and one postdoc starting from 2020 to work on halide perovskites with a focus on combinatorial synthesis and spintronic devices. Anyone interested should send CV and publication list to firstname.lastname@example.org