Professor Tom Wu

Professor Tom Wu

School of Materials Science & Engineering

Dr. Tao (Tom) Wu is a professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney, hired at the end of 2017, through the Strategic Hires and Retention Pathways (SHARP) scheme. He received his B.S. degree from Zhejiang University in 1995 and Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Prior to joining UNSW, Tom worked in Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He has authored approximately 350 peer-reviewed papers with citation of more than 22,000 and a h-index of 82 (Google Scholar). He is among the Clarivate Analytics List of Highly Cited Researchers since 2019 and also a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry.

His group explores the vapor- and solution-based synthesis and physical properties of novel materials, particularly transition-metal oxides and hybrid halide perovskites, in the forms of thin films, nanomaterials and mixed-dimensional nanocomposites. His research targets at diverse optoelectronic, data storage and energy related devices including field effect transistors, nonvolatile memories, solar cells and photodetectors. The aim is to find disruptive materials-based solutions via composition-structure-energy-interface engineering to address resource and technology challenges. Tom’s group has witnessed the career development of more than 20 PhD students and 30 postdocs who now hold academic and industry positions in countries including China, India, Singapore, UK, Japan, Korea, France, and US. He also serves as Associate Editor for ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Tom's group has openings for two PhD student and one postdoc starting from 2021 to work on halide perovskite optoelectronics. Anyone interested should send CV to 

02 9385 6559
Building E10, Rm345, School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ding Y; Zhao X; Zhao Z; Wang Y; Wu T; Yuan G; Liu JM, 2022, 'Strain-Manipulated Photovoltaic and Photoelectric Effects of the MAPbBr3Single Crystal', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 14, pp. 52134 - 52139,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chu D; Hongling G; Rutao M; Long H; Chun Ho L; Yali S; yue L; Jianyu W; Zhan S; Gang W; Li W; Guangxing L; Shifu X; Fangfang L; Yi Z; Tom W, 2021, 'Optimization of the Selenization Pressure Enables Efficient Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Solar Cells', Solar RRL,
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mousavi M; Ghasemian MB; Han J; Wang Y; Abbasi R; Yang J; Tang J; Idrus-Saidi SA; Guan X; Christoe MJ; Merhebi S; Zhang C; Tang J; Jalili R; Daeneke T; Wu T; Kalantar-Zadeh K; Mayyas M, 2021, 'Bismuth telluride topological insulator synthesized using liquid metal alloys: Test of NO2 selective sensing', Applied Materials Today, vol. 22, pp. 100954 - 100954,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Benzigar MR; Dasireddy VDBC; Guan X; Wu T; Liu G, 2020, 'Advances on Emerging Materials for Flexible Supercapacitors: Current Trends and Beyond', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, pp. 2002993 - 2002993,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Teh ZL; Hu L; Zhang Z; Gentle AR; Chen Z; Gao Y; Yuan L; Hu Y; Wu T; Patterson RJ; Huang S, 2020, 'Enhanced Power Conversion Efficiency via Hybrid Ligand Exchange Treatment of p-Type PbS Quantum Dots', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, pp. 22751 - 22759,
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zheng Y; Yang T; Fang Z; Shang M; Zhang Z; Yang J; Fan J; Yang W; Hou X; Wu T, 2020, 'All-inorganic dual-phase halide perovskite nanorings', Nano Research, vol. 13, pp. 2994 - 3000,
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dursun I; Zheng Y; Guo T; De Bastiani M; Turedi B; Sinatra L; Haque MA; Sun B; Zhumekenov AA; Saidaminov MI; García De Arquer FP; Sargent EH; Wu T; Gartstein YN; Bakr OM; Mohammed OF; Malko AV, 2018, 'Efficient Photon Recycling and Radiation Trapping in Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Waveguides', ACS Energy Letters, vol. 3, pp. 1492 - 1498,
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xing GZ; Yi JB; Yan F; Wu T; Li S, 2014, 'Positive magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic Nd-doped In2O 3 thin films grown by pulse laser deposition', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Jin KX; Luo BC; Li YF; Chen CL; Wu T, 2013, 'Photoinduced phase transition and relaxation in bare SrTiO3 single crystals', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Li Y; Deng R; Lin W; Tian Y; Peng H; Yi JB; Yao B; Wu T, 2013, 'Electrostatic tuning of Kondo effect in a rare-earth-doped wide-band-gap oxide', Physical Review B, vol. 87, pp. Article number 155151 - Article number 155151,

My Teaching

MATS 2001 Physical Properties of Materials