Researcher

Professor Tom Wu

My Expertise

  • Hybrid organic-inorganic materials
  • Transition-metal oxides
  • Optoelectronics and photodetectors
  • Photothermal materials and water desalination
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Photoelectrocatalysis
  • Nanomaterials and nanoelectronics
  • Magnetic materials and spintronics
  • Sensors and non-volatile memory
  • Field effect transistors

Biography

Dr. Tao (Tom) Wu, 吴韬, is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, hired at the end of 2017, through the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) scheme. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Prior to joining UNSW, Tom worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)...view more

Dr. Tao (Tom) Wu, 吴韬, is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, hired at the end of 2017, through the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) scheme. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Prior to joining UNSW, Tom worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He has authored more than 240 peer-reviewed papers with citation of more than 12,000 and a h-index of 63. His research works also led to three international patents.

His group explores the vapor- and solution-based synthesis and physical properties of novel materials, particularly transition-metal oxides and hybrid halide perovskites, in the forms of thin films, nanomaterials and mixed-dimensional nanocomposites. His research targets at diverse electronic, data storage and energy applications including field effect transistors, spintronics, nonvolatile memories, solar cells and photodetectors. The aim is to find disruptive materials-based solutions via composition-structure-band-interface engineering to address resource and technology challenges. Tom’s group has witnessed the career development of more than 18 PhD students and 29 postdocs who now hold academic and industry positions in China, Singapore, India, Japan, Korea, France, and US. He also serves as Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Wu's group has openings for one PhD student and one postdoc starting from 2020 to work on halide perovskites with a focus on combinatorial synthesis and spintronic devices. Anyone interested should send CV and publication list to tom.wu@unsw.edu.au 


My Teaching

MATS 2001 Physical Properties of Materials

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Location

Building E10, Rm345,
School of Materials Science and Engineering,
University of New South Wales (UNSW),
Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia

Contact

02 9385 6559