Stephen Wu

Stephen Wu

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Physics

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2012

610 Computer Studies Building
(585) 275-3497
Fax: (585) 273-4919


Short Biography

Stephen Wu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. He then went on to complete both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics also at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Stephen was appointed as a postdoctoral scholar at Argonne National Laboratory in the Materials Science Division before he joined as an assistant professor at the University of Rochester in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2017.

Research Overview

Stephen’s research interests involve merging the world of quantum materials science with nanoscale electronic device engineering for the advancement of electronics technology beyond Moore’s law. This multifaceted and developing field lies at the intersection between traditional Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

Interests include: novel spintronic devices for nanoscale spin current generation, detection, and manipulation; complex oxide thin film materials synthesis for exploration of functional quantum electronic materials; 2D electronic systems for controllable topological electronic devices.

Research Interests

  • Spintronics
  • Nanoscale electronics
  • Novel electronic materials
  • Quantum materials and devices