General

Dr. Weiping Wu is a Professor and Doctoral Advisor at Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Shanghai, China. He is also the doctoral advisor of Southeast University and Shanghai University. He graduated with his Bachelors degree in Material Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2004. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in 2010. From 2010 to 2013, he was a research associate at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He was a Research Fellow at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), the University of Southampton from 2013 to 2015. He took the George Daniels Lectureship at City, University of London in 2015 and worked in the UK till 2020. He has published more than 50 papers with total citations over 4000 and an h-index of 32. He was the chairman of Chinese UK Group, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) from 2015-2020. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) since 2012 and a Senior Member of OSA (The Optical Society) since 2020. He is one of the young observers of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 47th Congress, 50th General Assembly and Centenary, Paris in 2019. 

Research Areas

Functional Materials, Polymeric Materials, Smart Materials

2D materials, graphene, Transition metal chalcogenides (TMC)

Printed Electronics, Organic Electronics

Nano Photonics, Plasmonics

Metamaterials, metasurface

Microelectronics, transistors, sensors, optical devices

Solar energy harvest, solar steam generation

Energy storage degices, batteries, supercapacitors

Education

Shanghai Jiao Tong University     Material Science and Engineering                  B.Eng., 2004

Chinese Academy of Sciences     Physical Chemistry                                           M.Sc., 2006

Chinese Academy of Sciences     Physical Chemistry                                           Ph.D., 2010

Experience

   
Work Experience

2010.3-2013.9   Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2013.10-2015.8   Research Fellow, Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

2015.9-2020.9   George Daniels Lecturer (Endowed Assistant Professor), City, University of London, London, United Kingdom

2020.10-present   Professor, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China

Publications

   
Papers

1.   L. Wang, F. Liu, A. Pal, Y. Ning, Zan. Wang, B. Zhao, R. Bradley, W. Wu, Ultra-small Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Hollow Porous Carbon Nanocapsules for High Performance, Carbon, 179, 327–336, 2021. (Front Cover)

2.   L. Zhang, Y. Song, W. Wu, R. Bradley, Y. Hu, Y. Liu, S. Guo, Fe2Mo3O8 nanoparticles self-assembling 3D mesoporous hollow spheres toward superior lithium storage properties, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 15, 156–163, 2021.

3.   F. Liu, L. Wang, R. Bradley, B. Zhao, W. Wu, Graphene–Carbon Composites for Solar and LowVoltage Powered Efficient Interfacial Evaporation, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 4, 1900122-1900122, 2020. (Front Cover)

4.   L. Wang, F. Liu, B. Zhao, Y. Ning, L. Zhang, R. Bradley, W. Wu, Carbon Nanobowls Filled with MoS2 Nanosheets as Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, 6448–6459, 2020.

5.   T. Zhang, S. Iqbal, X. Zhang, W. Wu, D. Su, H. Zhou, Recent advances in highly efficient organic-silicon hybrid solar cells, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 204, 110245, 2020.

6.   S. Fazil, Y. Cui, I. Zafar, F. Liu, L. Wang, WWu, A Wireless-controlled 3D printed Robotic Hand Motion System with Flex Force Sensors, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 309. 112004, 2020.

7.   L. Wang, F. Liu, Y. Ning, R. Bradley, C. Yang, K.Yong, B. Zhao, W. Wu, Biocompatible Mesoporous Hollow Carbon Nanocapsules for High Performance Supercapacitors, Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 4306, 2020.

8.   F. Liu, L. Wang, R. Bradley, B. Zhao, W. Wu, High Efficient Solar Seawater Desalination with Environmentally Friendly Hierarchical Porous Carbons Derived from Halogen-containing Polymers, RSC Advances, 9, 29414-29423, 2019.

9.   F. Liu,Y. Lai, B. Zhao, R. Bradley, W. WuPhotothermal Materials for Efficient Solar Powered Steam Generation, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 13, 636–653, 2019.

10.    F. Liu, B. Zhao, W. Wu, H. Yang, Y. Ning, Y. Lai, R. Bradley, Low Cost, Robust, Environmentally Friendly Geopolymer-Mesoporous Carbon Composites for Efficient Solar Powered Steam Generation, Advanced Functional Materials, 281803266, 2018. (Front Cover)

11.    K. Dissanayake, W. Wu, H. Nguyen, T. Sun, K. Grattan. Graphene oxide-coated Long Period Grating-based fibre optic sensor for relative humidity and external refractive index. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36, 1145-1151, 2018.

12.    S. Iqbal, L. Zhang, X. Fu, D. Su, H. Zhou, W. Wu, T. Zhang, Highly-efficient low cost anisotropic wet etching of silicon wafers for solar cells application, AIP Advances, 8, 025223, 2018.

13.    Wu, F., Qian, J., Wu, W., Ye, Y., Sun, Z., Xu, B., Yang, X., Xu, Y., Zhang, J., Chen, R. Boron-doped microporous nano carbon as cathode material for high-performance Li-S batteries. Nano Research, 10, 426-436, 2017.

14.    A. Karvounis, J. Ou, W. Wu, K. MacDonald, N. Zheludev. Nano-optomechanical nonlinear dielectric metamaterials. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 191110, 2015.

15.    R. Chen, T. Zhao, W. Wu, et al.,Free-Standing Hierarchically Sandwich-Type Tungsten Disulfide Nanotubes/Graphene Anode for Lithium-Ion Batteries, Nano Letters, 14, 5899-5904, 2014.

16.    B. Wu, H. Tuncer, A. Katsounaros, W. Wu, M. Cole, K. Ying, L. Zhang, W. I. Milne, Y. Hao, Microwave absorption and radiation from large-area multilayer CVD graphene, Carbon, 77, 814-822, 2014.

17.    W. Wu, Y. Liu, and D. Zhu, π-Conjugated Molecules with Fused Rings for Organic Field-Effect Transistors: Design, Synthesis and Applications, Chemical Society Reviews, 39, 1489-1502, 2010.  Citation: >600

18.    F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, W. Wu, Z. P. Sun, A. Lombardo, T. S. Kulmala, G. W. Hsieh, S. J. Jung, F. Bonaccorso, P. J. Paul, D. P. Chu, and A. C. Ferrari, 'Inkjet-Printed Graphene Electronics', ACS Nano, 6, 2992-3006, 2012. Citation: >1000

19.    L. Yan, Y. Zhao, X. H. Wang, X. Z. Wang, W. Y. Wong, Y. Q. Liu, W. Wu, et. al, 'Platinum-Based Poly(Aryleneethynylene) Polymers Containing Thiazolothiazole Group with High Hole Mobilities for Field-Effect Transistor Applications', Macromolecular Rapid Communications33, 603-609, 2012.

20.    B. Liu, W. Wu, B. Peng, Y. Q. Liu, Y. H. He, C. Y. Pan, and Y. P. Zou, 'A Polythiophene Derivative with Octyl Diphenylamine-Vinylene Side Chains: Synthesis and Its Applications in Field-Effect Transistors and Solar Cells', Polymer Chemistry, 1, 678-684, 2010.

21.    S. H. Ye, Y. Q. Liu, J. M. Chen, K. Lu, W. Wu, C. Y. Du, Y. Liu, T. Wu, Z. G. Shuai, and G. Yu, 'Solution-Processed Solid Solution of a Novel Carbazole Derivative for High-Performance Blue Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes', Advanced Materials, 22, 4167-4171, 2010.

22.    S. H. Ye, Y. Q. Liu, K. Lu, W. Wu, C. Y. Du, Y. Liu, H. T. Liu, T. Wu, and G. Yu, 'An Alternative Approach to Constructing Solution Processable Multifunctional Materials: Their Structure, Properties, and Application in High-Performance Organic Light-Emitting Diodes', Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 3125-3135, 2010.

23.    S. H. Ye, J. M. Chen, C. A. Di, Y. Q. Liu, K. Lu, W. Wu, C. Y. Du, Y. Liu, Z. G. Shuai, and G. Yu, 'Phenyl-Substituted Fluorene-Dimer Cored Anthracene Derivatives: Highly Fluorescent and Stable Materials for High Performance Organic Blue- and White-Light-Emitting Diodes', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 3186-3194, 2010.

24.    S. H. Ye, Y. Q. Liu, C. A. Di, H. X. Xi, W. Wu, Y. G. Wen, K. Lu, C. Y. Du, Y. Liu, and G. Yu, 'Wide-Energy-Gap Host Materials for Blue Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes', Chemistry of Materials, 21, 1333-1342, 2009.

25.    Y. Liu, Y. Wang, W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, H. X. Xi, L. M. Wang, W. F. Qiu, K. Lu, C. Y. Du, and G. Yu, 'Synthesis, Characterization, and Field-Effect Transistor Performance of Thieno 3,2-B Thieno 2 ',3 ':4,5 Thieno 2,3-D Thiophene Derivatives', Advanced Functional Materials, 19, 772-778, 2009.

26.    Y. L. Guo, C. A. Di, S. H. Ye, X. N. Sun, J. Zheng, Y. G. Wen, W. Wu, G. Yu, and Y. Q. Liu, 'Multibit Storage of Organic Thin-Film Field-Effect Transistors', Advanced Materials, 21, 1954-1959, 2009.

27.    Y. G. Wen, Y. Q. Liu, C. A. Di, Y. Wang, X. N. Sun, Y. L. Guo, J. Zheng, W. Wu, S. H. Ye, and G. Yu, 'Improvements in Stability and Performance of N,N '-Dialkyl Perylene Diimide-Based N-Type Thin-Film Transistors', Advanced Materials, 21, 1631-1635, 2009.

28.    Y. P. Zou, G. Y. Sang, W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. F. Li, 'A Polythiophene Derivative with Octyloxyl Triphenylamine-Vinylene Conjugated Side Chain: Synthesis and Its Applications in Field-Effect Transistor and Polymer Solar Cell', Synthetic Metals, 159, 182-187, 2009.

29.    Y. J. He, W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, and Y. F. Li, 'High Performance Polymer Field-Effect Transistors Based on Polythiophene Derivative with Conjugated Side Chain', Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 47, 5304-5312, 2009.

30.    Y. M. Sun, Y. Q. Liu, Y. Wang, C. A. Di, W. Wu, G. Yu, 'Polymer Gate Dielectrics with Self-Assembled Monolayers for High-Mobility Organic Thin-Film Transistors Based on Copper Phthalocyanine', Applied Physics A-Materials Science & Processing, 95, 777-780, 2009.

31.    Y. L. Guo, C. Y. Du, C. A. Di, J. Zheng, X. N. Sun, Y. G. Wen, L. Zhang, W. Wu, G. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, 'Field Dependent and High Light Sensitive Organic Phototransistors Based on Linear Asymmetric Organic Semiconductor', Applied Physics Letters, 94, 143303, 2009.

32.    M. X. Wan, W. Wu, G. Y. Sang, Y. P. Zou, Y. Q. Liu, Y. F. Li, 'Poly(Thienylene-Vinylene-Thienylene) with Cyano Substituent: Synthesis and Application in Field-Effect Transistor and Polymer Solar Cell', Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 47, 4028-4036, 2009.

33.    C. A. Di, G. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. L. Guo, X. N. Sun, J. Zheng, Y. G. Wen, Y. Wang, W. Wu, and D. B. Zhu, 'Effect of Dielectric Layers on Device Stability of Pentacene-Based Field-Effect Transistors', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics11, 7268-73, 2009.

34.    C. A. Di, G. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. L. Guo, X. N. Sun, J. Zheng, Y. G. Wen, W. Wu, and D. B. Zhu, 'Selective Crystallization of Organic Semiconductors for High Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors', Chemistry of Materials, 21, 4873-4879, 2009.

35.    W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. Wang, H. X. Xi, X. K. Gao, C. G. Di, G. Yu, W. Xu, and D. B. Zhu, 'High-Performance, Low-Operating-Voltage Organic Field-Effect Transistors with Low Pinch-Off Voltages', Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 810-815, 2008.

36.    Y. J. He, W. Wu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Q. Liu, and Y. F. Li, 'Poly(3,6-Dihexyl-Thieno 3,2-B Thiophene Vinylene): Synthesis, Field-Effect Transistors, and Photovoltaic Properties', Macromolecules, 41, 9760-9766, 2008.

37.    C. A. Di, G. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. L. Guo, Y. Wang, W. Wu, and D. B. Zhu, 'High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors with Low-Cost Copper Electrodes', Advanced Materials, 20, 1286- 1290, 2008.

38.    W. Wu, H. L. Zhang, Y. Wang, S. H. Ye, Y. L. Guo, C. A. Di, G. Yu, D. B. Zhu, and Y. Q. Liu, 'High-Performance Organic Transistor Memory Elements with Steep Flanks of Hysteresis', Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 2593-2601, 2008.

39.    C. A. Di, G. Yu, Y. Q. Liu, Y. L. Guo, W. Wu, D. C. Wei, D. B. Zhu, 'Efficient Modification of Cu Electrode with Nanometer-Sized Copper Tetracyanoquinodimethane for High Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10, 2302-2307, 2008.

40.    Y. Wang, Y. Q. Liu, Y. B. Song, S. H. Ye, W. Wu, Y. L. Guo, C. A. Di, Y. M. Sun, G. Yu, and W. P. Hu, 'Organic Field-Effect Transistors with a Low Pinch-Off Voltage and a Controllable Threshold Voltage', Advanced Materials, 20, 611-615, 2008.

41.    Y. M. Sun, L. Tan, S. D. Jiang, H. L. Qian, Z. H. Wang, D. W. Yan, C. G. Di, Y. Wang, W. Wu, G. Yu, S. K. Yan, C. R. Wang, W. P. Hu, Y. Q. Liu, and D. B. Zhu, 'High-Performance Transistor Based on Individual Single-Crystalline Micrometer Wire of Perylo 1,12-B,C,D Thiophene', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129, 1882-1883, 2007.

42.    X. K. Gao, Y. Wang, X. D. Yang, Y. Q. Liu, W. F. Qiu, W. Wu, H. J. Zhang, T. Qi, Y. Liu, K. Lu, C. Y. Du, Z. G. Shuai, G. Yu, D. B. Zhu, 'Dibenzotetrathiafulvalene Bisimides: New Building Blocks for Organic Electronic Materials', Advanced Materials, 19, 3037-3042, 2007.

43.    X. K. Gao, W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, S. B. Jiao, W. F. Qiu, G. Yu, L. P. Wang, and D. Zhu, 'Linear Benzene-Fused Bis(Tetrathiafulvalene) Compounds for Solution Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors', Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17, 736-743, 2007.

44.    Y. L. Guo, Y. Q. Liu, C. A. Di, G. Yu, W. Wu, S. H. Ye, Y. Wang, X. J. Xu, and Y. M. Sun, 'Tuning the Threshold Voltage by Inserting a Thin Molybdenum Oxide Layer into Organic Field-Effect Transistors', Applied Physics Letters, 91, 263502, 2007.

45.    Y. Wang, E. H. Zhou, Y. Q. Liu, H. X. Xi, S. H. Ye, W. Wu, Y. L. Guo, C. A. Di, Y. M. Sun, G. Yu, and Y. Li, 'Solution-Processed Organic Field-Effect Transistors Based on Polythiophene Derivatives with Conjugated Bridges as Linking Chains', Chemistry of Materials, 19, 3361-3363, 2007.

46.    Y. P. Zou, W. Wu, G. Y. Sang, Y. Yang, Y. Q. Liu, and Y. F. Li, 'Polythiophene Derivative with Phenothiazine-Vinylene Conjugated Side Chain: Synthesis and Its Application in Field-Effect Transistors', Macromolecules, 40, 7231-7237, 2007.

47.    Y. M. Sun, Y. Q. Liu, Y. Q. Ma, C. G. Di, Y. Wang, W. Wu, G. Yu, W. P. Hu, D. B. Zhu, 'Organic Thin-Film Transistors with High Mobilities and Low Operating Voltages Based on 5,5 '-Bis-Biphenyl-Dithieno 3,2-B : 2 ',3 '-D Thiophene Semiconductor and Polymer Gate Dielectric', Applied Physics Letters, 88, 242113, 2006.

48.    Y. M. Sun, D. Rohde, Y. Q. Liu, L. Wan, Y. Wang, W. Wu, C. G. Di, G. Yu, D. B. Zhu, A Novel Air-Stable N-Type Organic Semiconductor: 4,4 '-Bis (6,6 '-Diphenyl)-2,2-Difluoro-1,3,2-Dioxaborine and Its Application in Organic Ambipolar Field-Effect Transistors, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16, 4499-4503, 2006.

49.    X. K. Gao, W. Wu, Y. Q. Liu, W. F. Qiu, X. B. Sun, G. Yu, and D. B. Zhu, 'A Facile Synthesis of Linear Benzene-Fused Bis(Tetrathiafulvalene) Compounds and Their Application for Organic Field-Effect Transistors', Chemical Communications 2006, 2750-2752, 2006.

50.    Y. Wang, H. M. Wang, Y. Q. Liu, C. A. Di, Y. M. Sun, W. Wu, G. Yu, D. Q. Zhang, and D. B. Zhu, '1-Imino Nitroxide Pyrene for High Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors with Low Operating Voltage', Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128, 13058-13059, 2006.

51.    W. Wu, B. Y. Zhao, Q. Wu, L. S. Chen, and K. A. Hu, 'The Strengthening Effect of Guar Gum on the Yield Stress of Magnetorheological Fluid', Smart Materials and Structures, 15, N94-N98, 2006.


Conferences

1.  W. Wu, Low Cost and Efficient Production of 2D materials for Semiconductor Applications, Materials Research Exchange 2020, London, 19-20 February 2020.

2.  W. Wu, R. Bradley, F. Liu,Y. Lai, B. Zhao, Novel Materials and Devices for Sustainable Energy Applications, The 50th IUPAC General Assembly and the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Paris, France, 5-12 July 2019.

3.  R. Bradley, F. Liu, H. Yang, B. Zhao, W. Wu, A Novel Biomass Derived Low-Cost Mesoporous Carbon, CARBON 2019 World Carbon Conference, UKY Lexington KY, 14-19 July 2019.

4.  F. Liu, L. Wang, H. Dong, Y. Lai, Y. Ning, B. Zhao, R. Bradley, W. Wu, Mesoporous And Nano Carbon Materials for Photo Thermal Energy Harvest and Sea Water Purification, The 26th Annual SCI-CSCST Conference, SCI, London, 4 - 5 September 2019.

5. W. Wu, Printed Sensors: The Evolution of Materials, Invited Keynote Talk; Graphene & 2D Materials Europe 2016, 27-28 April 2016. (Invited and Conference Chair).

6. W. Wu, Sensor with graphene and 2D materials, Graphene and emerging 2D materials, a world of opportunities – 2016, PHOTONEX 2016, Coventry, UK, 12-13 October 2016. (Invited).

7. W. Wu, “Nano Materials and Inks for Printed Electronics”, The 20th Joint Annual Conference of CSCST-SCI, Imperial College London, 14 Sep 2013. (Invited)

8. W. Wu; T. Hasan; F. Torrisi; M. Zelazny; G. Privitera; F. Bonaccorso; A.C. Ferrari, “Gold decorated graphene flakes for large area transparent conductive films”, Graphene 2012 International Conference, Brussels Belgium, 10-13 April 2012.

9. W. Wu, Kai Ying, “Graphene hybrid electrodes for high performance energy storage applications”, Cambridge Carbon Society Conference, 2012, Cambridge, UK.

10. F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, W. Wu, Z. Sun, A. Lombardo, T. Kulmala, G. W. Hshieh, F. Bonaccorso, P. J. Paul, D. Chu, A. C. Ferrari, “Ink-jet printed graphene electronics”, E-MRS Spring 2012 - Symposium R. Science and technology of nanotubes, graphene and 2D layered materials, Strasbourg, France, 14-18 May, 2012.

11. F. Torrisi, T. Hasan, W. Wu, Z. Sun, A. Lombardo, T. Kulmala, G. W. Hsieh, F. Bonaccorso, D. Chu, A. C. Ferrari, “Ink-Jet Printed Graphene Electronics”, NT11 International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, 10-16 July 2011.

12. F. Bonaccorso, F. Torrisi, G. Privitera, V. Nicolosi, W. Wu, T. Hasan, G. Savini, N. Pugno, A.C. Ferrari, "Exfoliation and sorting of graphite flakes by preparative ultracentrifugation" in 2011 Proceedings of: UK-JAPAN WORKSHOP, 3-4 February 2011, Lancaster, (UK).

13. G. Privitera, F. Bonaccorso, F. Torrisi, V. Nicolosi, W. Wu, T. Hasan, G. Savini, N. Pugno, A.C. Ferrari, "Sedimentation-based and Isopycnic Separation of Liquid Phase Exfoliated Graphene Layers", GRAPHENE 2011, 11-14 April 2011, Bilbao, Spain.

14. W. Wu, T. Hasan, F. Torrisi, F. Bonaccorso, G. Privitera, A.C. Ferrari, “Functionalized graphene for transparent conductive films”, UK-Japan Graphene Workshop, Lancaster, UK, 3-4 February 2011.

15. T. Hasan, A. Dyadyusha, Z. Sun, G. Privitera, F. Bonaccorso, F. Torrisi, W. Richards, T. Kulmala, W. P. Wu, O. Trushkevych, D. P. Chu, A. C. Ferrari, “A graphene based electrically switchable, flexible smart window” Nature Graphene Conference, Cambridge, MA, USA, 11-13 May 2011.


Students

已指导学生

徐星宇  硕士研究生  085400-电子信息  

张恺馨  博士研究生  080502-材料学  

现指导学生

李筱曼  博士研究生  080300-光学工程  

毛辰路  博士研究生  080300-光学工程  

胡一谷  博士研究生  080300-光学工程  

姚富龙  硕士研究生  080300-光学工程  

Honors & Distinctions

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Observer for IUPAC 47th Congress, 50th General Assembly and Centenary                                                                                                                         2019

1st Place Prize as “Technology Startup of the Year”, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs Competition        2012

1st Place Prize of High-tech for the CSSA-UK High-Level Entrepreneurship Challenge                                       2012

1st Place Prize for the Cambridge Carbon Nanotechnology Society poster enterprise competition                   2012

Zhu Li Yuehua Outstanding Doctoral Award                                                                                                         2009