Research Expertise and Interest
semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy materials, condensed matter physics and materials science
The Wu group explores physics and applications of functional materials and semiconductors. Prof. Wu has published over 250 widely cited papers in the fields. For details of Prof. Wu's publications, please see Google Scholar.
Professor Junqiao Wu received a B.S. from Fudan University and a M.S. from Peking University, China, both in physics. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Applied Science and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley for work on nitride semiconductors and highly mismatched semiconductor alloys. He did postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University on phase transitions in transition metal oxide nanomaterials. He began his faculty appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. His honors include the Berkeley Fellowship, the 29th Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award, the U.C. Regents' Junior Faculty Fellowship, the Berkeley Presidential Chair Fellowship, the US-NSF Career Award, the US-DOE Early Career Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from the White House, the Outstanding Alumni Award from Peking University China, the Bakar Faculty Fellows Award, elected Fellow from the American Physical Society (APS), and the John Bardeen Award from the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He is current on the Chair line of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society (APS), and is the Chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering.