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Wenzhuo Wu

Wenzhuo Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Mailing Address: IPST building 276Q
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5794
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Awards | Working Experience


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • 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

  • Synthesis, fabrication and integration of nanomaterials/devices;
  • Nanotechnology-enabled applications in energy harvesting/conversion/storage, electronics, optoelectronics, sensing/interfacing, piezotronic devices and systems;
  • Self-powered micro/nano-systems.


* Authors with equal contributions

  1. Wu, W. Z.*, Wen, X. N.*, Wang, Z. L., “Taxel-addressable matrix of vertical-nanowire piezotronic transistors for active and adaptive tactile imaging", Science, 2013, 340 (6135), 952-957.
  2. Wen, X. N., Wu, W. Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L., “Piezotronic effect in flexible thin-film based devices", Adv. Mater., 2013, 25 (24), 3371-3379.
  3. Pradel, K. C.*, Wu, W. Z.*, Zhou, Y. S., Wen, X. N., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L., “Piezotronic effect in solution-grown p-type ZnO nanowires and films”, Nano. Lett. 2013, 13 (6), 2647-2653.
  4. Yu, R. M.*, Wu, W. Z.*, Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L., “GaN nanobelt-based strain-gated piezotronic logic devices and computation”, ACS Nano 2013, 7 (7), 6403-6409.
  5. Yang, P. H., Xiao, X., Li, Y. Z., Ding, Y., Qiang, P. F., Tan, X. H., Mai, W. J., Lin, Z. Y., Wu, W. Z., Li, T. Q., Jin, H. Y., Liu, P. Y., Zhou, J., Wong, C. P., Wang, Z. L. “Hydrogenated ZnO core-shell nanocables for flexible supercapacitors and self-powered systems", ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (3), 2617-2626.
  6. Wang, Z. L., Wu, W. Z., “Nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting for self-powered micro-/nanosystems", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51 (47), 11700-11721, Invited review.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L., "Piezotronic nanowire-based resistive switches as programmable electromechanical memories", Nano Lett. 2011, 11 (7), 2779-2785.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Wu, W. Z.*, Wei, Y. G.*, Wang, Z.L., "Strain-gated piezotronic logic nanodevices", Adv. Mater. 2010, 22 (42), 4711-4715.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Wu, W. Z., Palaniapan, M., Wong, W. K., "Multiwall carbon nanotube resonator for ultra-sensitive mass detection", Electron. Lett. 2008, 44 (18), 1060-U20.

Awards and Honors

  • 2012.11         Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award
  • 2012.11         Materials Research Society (MRS) Student Travel Award
  • 2012.07      Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad by China Scholarship Council (CSC)
  • 2011.10       TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award
  • 2011.02       Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (GTRIC) Innovation Competition Semi-Finalists
  • 2010.12         Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award
  • 2010/05       Research Initiation Award, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • 2008/08-2012/12     Graduate Research Assistantship of Georgia Tech
  • 2005/08-2007/04     Research Scholarship of NUS
  • 2001-2004                Outstanding Student Fellowship of USTC

Working Experience

  • 2013/03-                          Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2008/08-2012/12            Graduate research assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Fall 2008-Spring 2011 Teaching assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2007/08-2008/08            Failure analysis engineer, Customer Service Group, Chartered  
            • Semiconductor Manufacturing (CSM) (now GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.), Singapore
  • Spring, fall 2006             Teaching assistant, National University of Singapore