Professor Junqiao Wu is the winner of the 2020 Bakar Prize! “A few years ago, Junqiao Wu, a UC Berkeley professor of material science and engineering, figured out how he could use thermal power to transform materials: roofs that adapt to temperatures and save energy, new types of sunglasses and even tools that could screen…

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Professor Wu Discovers New Thermal Properties of Black Phosphorous by Ariana Castro October 15, 2015 Professors Junqiao Wu, along with MSE postdoc Sangwook Lee and student Joonki Suh, and LBNL postdoc Fan Yang, have discovered that the thermal conductivity in the zigzag direction in black phosphorous is two times higher than along its armchair direction…

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Wu Group Study Shows Defects Can “Hulk- Up” Materials by Materials Science and Engineering May 26, 2015 As the exposure to gamma radiation transformed scientist Bruce Banner into the Hulk, exposure to alpha-particle radiation, has shown to “Hulk-Up” certain thermoelectric materials, transforming them into more powerful versions of themselves. When properly managed, a damaged thermoelectric…

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Wu Group Discovers New 2D Semiconductor by Materials Science and Engineering February 6, 2015 Prof. Junqiao Wu’s group has discovered a new two-dimensional (2D) semiconductor, Rhenium disulfide (ReS2). Unlike molybdenum disulfide and other well studied dichalcogenides, ReS2 behaves electronically as if it were a 2D monolayer even as a 3D bulk material. This not only…

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Berkeley MSE well represented at Presidential Award Ceremony by Materials Science and Engineering April 18, 2014 Professor Junqiao Wu, Professor Lane W. Martin, and Dr. Jeremy Robinson (Naval Research Laboratories, Ph.D. 2007) were together in Washington D.C. April 14, 2014 to be honored as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers…

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Professor Junqiao Wu Receives Presidential Early Career Award by Materials Science and Engineering January 2, 2014 Congratulations to Professor Junqiao Wu on his receipt of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.  This  award represents “the highest honor bestowed by the United States  Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages …

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