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3D vertical ZnO nanowire piezotronic transistors matrix as self-powered artificial s  by  Wenzhuo Wu    
May, 2011 - December, 2012
Developed the first macro-scale three-dimensional vertical ZnO nanowire piezotronic transistors matrix as self-powered artificial skin capable of active/adaptive sensing in applications such as prosthetics and bio-medical treatment

Strain-gated piezotronic logic nanodevices  by  Wenzhuo Wu    
September, 2009 - January, 2010
Demonstrated for the first time the principle of strain-gated piezotronic logic nanodevices for performing mechanical action induced electronic logic operation based on n-type ZnO nanowires utilizing the novel piezotronic effect.

Piezoelectrically-modulated resistive switching device  by  Wenzhuo Wu    
September, 2010 - January, 2011
Designed the first piezoelectrically-modulated resistive switching device based on piezotronic ZnO nanowire, through which the write/read access of the memory cell is programmed via electromechanical modulation and the logic levels of the applied strain can be recorded and read out.

Wafer-scale solution synthesis of patterned vertically-aligned ZnO nanowires array  by  Wenzhuo Wu, Yaguang Wei    
October, 2009 - March, 2010
Established the technology for wafer-scale low-temperature solution synthesis of patterned vertically-aligned ZnO nanowires array for applications in energy harvesting, sensing, optoelectronics and electronics.

ultra-sensitive multiwall carbon nanotube resonator based mass sensor  by  Wenzhuo Wu    
January, 2006 - September, 2006
Designed ultra-sensitive mass sensor with sub-attogram responsivity based on multiwall carbon nanotube resonator.

publications

Taxel-addressable matrix of vertical-nanowire piezotronic transistors for active and adaptive tactile imaging     
Published by (Science)
Authors: Wu, W. Z., Wen, X. N., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Piezotronic effect in flexible thin-film based devices     
Published by (Adv. Mater.)
Authors: Wen, X. N., Wu, W. Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Piezotronic effect in solution-grown p-type ZnO nanowires and films     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Pradel, K. C.*, Wu, W. Z.*, Zhou, Y. S., Wen, X. N., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

GaN nanobelt-based strain-gated piezotronic logic devices and computation     
Published by (ACS Nano)
Authors: Yu, R. M.*, Wu, W. Z.*, Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Effective piezo-phototronic enhancement of solar cell performance by tuning material properties     
Published by (Nano Energy)
Authors: Wen, X. N., Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Piezotronics and piezo-phototronics - fundamentals and applications     
Published by (National Science Review)
Authors: Wang, Z. L.*, Wu, W. Z.*.  Published 

Invited Review

Nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting for self-powered micro-/nanosystems     
Published by (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.)
Authors: Wang, Z. L.*, Wu, W. Z.*.  Published 

Invited review

Triboelectric active sensor array for self-powered static and dynamic pressure detection and tactile imaging     
Published by (ACS Nano)
Authors: Lin, L., Xie, Y. N., Wang, S. H., Wu, W. Z., Niu, S. M., Wen, X. N., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Triboelectric nanogenerator built on suspended 3d spiral structure as vibration and positioning sensor and wave energy h     
Published by (ACS Nano)
Authors: Hu, Y. F., Yang, J., Jing, Q. S., Niu, S. M., Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Hydrogenated ZnO core-shell nanocables for flexible supercapacitors and self-powered systems     
Published by (ACS Nano)
Authors: Yang, P. H., Xiao, X., Li, Y. Z., Ding, Y., Qiang, P. F., Tan, X. H., Mai, W. J., Lin, Z. Y., Wu,.  Published 

Seedless synthesis of patterned ZnO nanowire arrays on metal thin films (Au, Ag, Cu, Sn) and their application for flexi     
Published by (J. Mater. Chem.)
Authors: Wen, X. N., Wu, W. Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Transparent triboelectric nanogenerators and self-powered pressure sensors based on micropatterned plastic films     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Fan, F. R., Lin, L., Zhu, G., Wu, W. Z., Zhang, R., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

A self-powered electrochromic device driven by a nanogenerator     
Published by (Energy & Environ. Sci. )
Authors: Yang, X. H., Zhu, G., Wang, S. H., Zhang, R., Lin, L., Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z. L..  Published 

Nanogenerator as an active sensor for vortex capture and ambient wind-velocity detection     
Published by (Energy & Environ. Sci. )
Authors: Zhang, R., Lin, L., Jing, Q. S., Wu, W. Z., Zhang, Y., Jiao, Z. X., Yan, L., Han, R. P. S., Wang.  Published 

Integrated ZnO nanotube arrays as efficient dye-sensitized solar cells     
Published by (J. Alloys & Compounds )
Authors: Xi, Y., Wu, W. Z., Fang, H., Hu, C. G..  Published 

Piezotronic nanowire-based resistive switches as programmable electromechanical memories     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Polar charges induced electric hysteresis of ZnO nano/microwire for fast data storage     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Song, J. H., Zhang, Y., Xu, C., Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Wafer-scale high-throughput ordered arrays of Si and coaxial Si/Si(1-x)Ge(x) wires: fabrication, characterization,     
Published by (ACS Nano)
Authors: Pan, C.F., Luo, Z.X., Xu, C., Luo, J., Liang, R.R., Zhu, G., Wu, W. Z., Guo, W. X., Yan, X. X., .  Published 

Heteroepitaxial patterned growth of vertically aligned and periodically distributed ZnO nanowires on GaN using laser int     
Published by (Adv. Funct. Mater. )
Authors: Yuan, D. J., Guo, R., Wei, Y. G., Wu, W. Z., Ding, Y., Wang, Z. L., Das, S. M..  Published 

Planar waveguide-nanowire integrated three-dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Wei, Y. G., Xu, C., Xu, S., Li, C., Wu, W. Z., Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Robust optimization of the output voltage of nanogenerators by statistical design of experiments     
Published by (Nano Res.)
Authors: Song, J. H., Xie, H. Z., Wu, W. Z., Joseph, V. R., Wu, C. F. J., Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Strain-gated piezotronic logic nanodevices     
Published by (Adv. Mater. )
Authors: Wu, W. Z.*, Wei, Y. G.*, Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Wafer-scale high-throughput ordered growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanowire arrays     
Published by (Nano Letters)
Authors: Wei, Y. G.*, Wu, W. Z.*, Guo, R., Yuan, D. J., Wang, Z. L., Das, S. M..  Published 

Controlled growth of aligned polymer nanowires     
Published by (J Phys. Chem. C)
Authors: Fang, H., Wu, W. Z., Song, J. H., Wang, Z.L..  Published 

Multiwall carbon nanotube resonator for ultra-sensitive mass detection     
Published by (Electron. Lett. )
Authors: Wu, W. Z., Palaniapan, M., Wong, W. K..  Published 

Awards

MRS Student Travel Award, 2012

MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, 2012

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2011

TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award, 2011/10

MRS Graduate Student Silver Award, 2010

Research Initiation Award, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010/05

Graduate Research Assistantship of Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008/08-2012/12

Research Scholarship of NUS, 2005/08-2007/04

Outstanding Student Fellowship of USTC, 2001-2004