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Junqiao Wu

UC Berkeley and LBNL


Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley & Materials Science Division, LBNL


Professor Junqiao Wu received a B.S. from Fudan University and a M.S. from Peking University, China. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley for work on semiconductor alloys. He did postdoctoral research at Harvard University on transition metal oxides. 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 Prize, elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and the FMD John Bardeen Award from the TMS.

He is currently the Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley, and holds joint appointment at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is elected Vice Chair in 2023, and will be automatically Chair-Elect and Chair in next years, of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society.

The Wu group explores physics and applications of functional materials and semiconductors. Prof. Wu has published over 250 widely cited papers in the fields.