Wu Junqiao
Professor, Co-Associate Director (Center)
  • DIVISON: Environmental Science and New Energy Technology Research Center (TBSI)
  • EMAIL: wuj@berkeley.edu PHONE: 510-642-4391/510-643-5792

Professor Junqiao Wu received a B.S. from Fudan University and a M.S. from Peking University, China, both in physics. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley for work on nitride semiconductors and highly mismatched semiconductor alloys. He did postdoctoral research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University on phase transitions in transition metal oxide nanomaterials. He began his faculty appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. He is currently the Chair of the Applied Science and Technology Graduate Group at UC Berkeley, and holds joint appointment at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Research Expertise and Interest

Semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy materials, condensed matter physics and materials physics

Research Description

The Wu group explores novel properties and applications of strongly correlated electron materials with reduced dimensions, phase transitions at the nanoscale, and optoelectronic, thermal and thermoelectric properties of semiconductor alloys and interfaces. Prof. Wu has published over 200 widely cited papers in the fields.For details of Prof. Wu’s research, please see http://wu.mse.berkeley.edu


PhD in Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

MS in Condensed Matter Physics, Peking University, 1996

BS in Physics, Fudan University, 1993

Professional Experience

2015-present, PI, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute;

2006-present, Faculty, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley;

2006-present, Faculty PI, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;

2003-2006, Postdoc researcher, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University.


At TBSI, Prof. Wu teaches “Thermal Physics and Engineering”, and co-teaches “Nano-Energy Materials”.


Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Postdoctoral researcher positionsare open for candidates with background in materials physics and thermal/optical/electrical studies of materials.

Graduate Student Position

Graduate student positions are open for candidates with background and interest in materials physics and thermal/optical/electrical studies of materials.


Prof. Wu’s 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, the Bakar Faculty Fellows Award, and elected Fellow from the American Physical Society (APS).