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Jayne Wu

Jayne Wu '04

Advisor: Hsueh-Chia Chang
Undergraduate School: B.Eng. in Applied Physics (1993) Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, P.R. China
Graduate School: Ph.D. in Solid-State Physics (1999), Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (2004) University of Notre Dame
PostDoc: University of Notre Dame

Current Position

Assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 2004.


From 2003 to 2004, I worked as a post-doc researcher with Prof. H.-Chia Chang.  That was one of the most rewarding years in my career.  My research focused on AC electrokinetics for bio-micro-fluidic chips, which is an emerging field that only a few have ventured into.  Chia has shown great vision leading his group into this research area, and I was able to write a successful NSF Career proposal based on my work there.  I often feel fortunate that I joined his group and had been exposed to Chia’s work ethic, his enthusiasm about science, and his insights as a technical leader. 

Certainly I am not the only life that Chia has touched.  His dedication to research was rather infectious as I witnessed.  His group made exciting progress in a short time and generated many innovative techniques, and has been keeping that pace.  I was also impressed by the synergy among the group members to work together and capitalize on each individual’s strength and specialty.  

Needless to say, my post-doc experience was very positive.  Its being too short is my regret.  Cheers.

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