Dr. Wu Yihong received his PhD from Kyoto University in 1991 for his work on low-dimensional wide-bandgap semiconductors and their applications in blue-green lasers. From 1991 to 1996, he had worked in various positions at Center for Optoelectronics, National University of Singapore, Panasonic Singapore Laboratories, and Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He re-joined NUS in 1996 and is currently a professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS. He initiated the Nano Spintronics Group (the first spintronics group in Singapore) at the Data Storage Institute in 1998 and served as manager of the group concurrently until end of 2003. Dr. Wu has been involved in researches in several different physical and engineering disciplines, including optoelectronics, optical data storage, magnetic data storage, spintronics and nanomaterials. His current research interests are in nanoscale spintronics for data storage and logic applications (see Wu YH and Chong TC, Special Issue on Nanotechnology for Information Storage: J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. Vol.7, Issue No.1, 2007) and 2D carbon nanostructures [see Wu YH, You T and Shen ZX, "Two-dimensional carbon nanostructures: Fundamental properties, synthesis, characterization, and potential applications", J. Appl. Phys. 108, 071301 (2010)]. He has published over 170 referred journal papers and more than 110 conference papers. He holds 7 US patents.
Dr. Wu is an Overseas Editor of Japanese Journal of Applied Physics and a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He was the recipient of NUS Young Researcher Award 2003 and several best poster awards.