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Wenzhuo Wu

Wenzhuo Wu

Graduate Research Assistant

Office: IPST
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: IPST building 276Q
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5794
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  • Failure analysis engineer, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Singapore, 2007-2008
  • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronic Information Science and Technology, Department of Electronic Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, P.R.China, 2005

Research Area

  • Piezotronic devices, nanomaterial-based energy harvesting and self-powered micro-/nanosystems.


  1. Wang, Z. L., Wu, W. Z., "Nano-enabled energy harvesting for self-powered micro/nano-systems", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 11700-11721, Invited review.
  2. Wen, X. N.; Wu, W. Z.; Ding, Y.; Wang, Z. L., "Seedless synthesis of patterned ZnO nanowire arrays on metal thin films (Au, Ag, Cu, Sn) and their application for flexible electromechanical sensing", J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22 (19), 9469-9476.
  3. Fan, F. R.; Lin, L.; Zhu, G.; Wu, W. Z.; Zhang, R.; Wang, Z. L., "Transparent triboelectric nanogenerators and self-powered pressure sensors based on micropatterned plastic films", Nano. Lett. 2012, 12 (6), 3109-3114.
  4. Yang, X. H.; Zhu, G.; Wang, S. H.; Zhang, R.; Lin, L.; Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z. L., "A self-powered electrochromic device driven by a nanogenerator", Energy & Environ. Sci. 2012, 11 (5), 9462-9466.
  5. Zhang, R.; Lin, L.; Jing, Q. S.; Wu, W. Z.; Zhang, Y.; Jiao, Z. X.; Yan, L.; Han, R. P. S.; Wang, Z. L., "Nanogenerator as an active sensor for vortex capture and ambient wind-velocity detection", Energy & Environ. Sci. 2012, 5 (9), 8528-8533.
  6. Xi, Y.; Wu, W. Z.; Fang, H.; Hu, C. G., "Integrated ZnO nanotube arrays as efficient dye-sensitized solar cells", J. Alloys & Compounds 2012, 529, 163-168.
  7. Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L., "Piezotronic nanowire-based resistive switches as programmable electromechanical memories", Nano Lett. 2011, 11 (7), 2779-2785.
  8. Song, J. H.; Zhang, Y.; Xu, C.; Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L., "Polar charges induced electric hysteresis of zno nano/microwire for fast data storage", Nano Lett. 2011, 11 (7), 2829-2834.
  9. Pan, C.F.; Luo, Z.X.; Xu, C.; Luo, J.; Liang, R.R.; Zhu, G.; Wu, W. Z.; Guo, W. X.; Yan, X. X.; Xu, J.; Wang, Z. L.; Zhu, J., "Wafer-scale high-throughput ordered arrays of Si and coaxial Si/Si(1-x)Ge(x) wires: fabrication, characterization, and photovoltaic application", ACS Nano 2011, 5 (8), 6629-6636.
  10. Yuan, D. J.; Guo, R.; Wei, Y. G.; Wu, W. Z.; Ding, Y.; Wang, Z. L.; Das, S. M., "Heteroepitaxial patterned growth of vertically aligned and periodically distributed ZnO nanowires on GaN using laser interference ablation", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20 (20), 3484-3489.
  11. Wei, Y. G.; Xu, C.; Xu, S.; Li, C.; Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L., "Planar waveguide-nanowire integrated three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells", Nano Lett. 2010, 10 (6), 2092-2096.
  12. Song, J. H.; Xie, H. Z.; Wu, W. Z.; Joseph, V. R.; Wu, C. F. J., Wang, Z.L., "Robust optimization of the output voltage of nanogenerators by statistical design of experiments", Nano Res. 2010, 3 (9), 613-619.
  13. Wu, W. Z.; Wei, Y. G., Wang, Z.L., "Strain-gated piezotronic logic nanodevices", Adv. Mater. 2010, 22 (42), 4711-4715.
  14. Wei, Y. G.; Wu, W. Z.; Guo, R.; Yuan, D. J.; Wang, Z. L., Das, S. M., "Wafer-scale high-throughput ordered growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays", Nano Lett. 2010, 10 (9), 3414-3419.
  15. Fang, H.; Wu, W. Z.; Song, J. H., Wang, Z.L., "Controlled growth of aligned polymer nanowires", J Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113 (38), 16571-16574.
  16. Wu, W.Z.; Palaniapan, M.; Wong, W. K., "Multiwall carbon nanotube resonator for ultra-sensitive mass detection", Electron. Lett. 2008, 44 (18), 1060-U20.

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