Nianqiang (Nick) Wu is currently a professor of materials science at West Virginia University. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering from Zhejiang University, China. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh from 1999 to 2001, and managed Keck Surface Science Center at Northwestern University from 2001-2005. He joined WVU as an assistant professor in 2005.
Wu is recognized for the fundamental understanding of charge transfer and energy transfer processes in sensors, photocatalysts, photoelectrochemical cells, and electrochemical devices. His work has advanced the science and technology of biosensors for detection of environmental pollutants and human biomarkers. He is widely recognized for his role in development of theory, materials, and devices for plasmonic solar energy conversion. He has authored or co-authored one book, three book chapters and about 160 refereed journal articles. Wu is actively involved in ECS, having served as treasurer, secretary, vice chair, and currently as chair of the ECS Sensor Division. He also serves on the advisory board of ECS’s member magazine, Interface.