Herbert L. Stiles Associated Professor
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
Department of Energy, Ames National Lab
Prof. Yue Wu obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Harvard University in 2006. He then was awarded the Miller Fellowship and performed postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley. After receiving an early promotion to tenured associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University on April 4, 2014, he accepted the position of the Herbert L. Stiles Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering from Iowa State University with a joint appointment in Department of Energy Ames National Laboratory. His research focuses on advanced nanomaterials and devices for efficient waste heat recovery, solid state cooling, and thermal management. Prof. Wu has been recognized by several prestigious awards, including the 2016 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Young Investigator Award from American Institute of Chemical Engineers, “Rising Star” by the Council of Chemical Research in 2015. His research has been featured in Chemical and Engineering News, National Public Radio, National Science Foundation, MRS Bulletin, Nature magazine, Materials Today magazine, and MIT Technology Review.
The rapid development of nanomaterials in the past decade has provided a possibility of directly conversion between thermal energy and electrical energy. In the past few years, we have developed a transformative approach to pioneer low cost and scalable solution-phase growth methods to mass produce thermoelectric nanowires and nanowire heterostructures to match the physical and economic magnitudes of energy use and economical entertainment in the manufacture/recycling. Particularly, we have adopted theoretical guided approaches using the minority carrier blocking theory and porous structure to decouple the electrical transport from the thermal transport. Our nanostructured bulk materials can achieve superior performance better than bulk crystal and other nanomaterials and with much less raw material demand.
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