Prior to joining UCF in 2001, Dr. Wu was with Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu, California). He received his Ph.D. in Laser Physics from University of Southern California (Los Angeles), and BS in Physics from National Taiwan University (Taipei). His research at UCF focuses on five areas: 1. Advanced liquid crystal displays, 2. Adaptive lenses, 3. Spatial light modulators, 4. Biophotonics, and 5. New photonic materials, such as quantum dots.
Dr. Wu is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2012) and one of the first six inductees of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (2014). He is the recipient of 2014 OSA Esther Hoffman Beller medal, 2011 SID Slottow-Owaki prize, 2010 OSA Joseph Fraunhofer award, 2008 SPIE G. G. Stokes award and 2008 SID Jan Rajchman prize. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, SID, and SPIE. From 2004 to 2008, he was the founding chief editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
Dr. Wu has co-authored 7 books, over 460 journal papers, and obtained 82 U.S. patents. Several of his patents have been implemented in display and photonic devices.
Awards & Honors
Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
OSA Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
OSA Board of Directors (2013 - 2014)
National Academy of Inventors Fellow
SID Slottow-Owaki Prize
Excellence in Research Award
Research Incentive Award (RIA)
OSA Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize
SID Jan Rajchman Prize
SPIE G. G. Stokes Award
University Distinguished Researcher for 2006
Editor-in-Chief IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
IEEE Outstanding Engineer Award
SID Special Recognition Award
ERSO (Taiwan) Special Achievement Award
Hughes Annual Best Paper Award
Hughes Team Achievement Award
Z. Luo, H. Chen, Y. Liu, S. Xu, and S.T. Wu
"A color-tunable LED with quantum dot suspension"
Appl. Opt. 54(10), 2845-2850
H. Chen, Z. Luo, D. Xu, F. Peng, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A fast-response A-film-enhanced fringe field switching liquid crystal display"
Liq. Cryst. 42(4), 537-542
F. Peng, H. Chen, S. Tripathi, R. J. Twieg, and S.T. Wu
"A fast-response infrared phase modulator based on polymer network liquid crystal"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(2), 265-273
D. Xu, H. Chen, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A fringe field switching liquid crystal display with fast grayscale response time"
J. Display Technol. 11(4), 353-359
Y. Gao, Z. Luo, R. Zhu, Q. Hong, S.T. Wu, M.C. Li, S.L. Lee, and W.C. Tsai
"A high performance LCD with wide luminance distribution"
J. Display Technol. 11(4), 315-324
F. Peng, D. Xu, H. Chen, and S.T. Wu
"A low voltage polymer network liquid crystal for infrared spatial light modulators"
Opt. Express 23(3), 2361-2368
Z. Luo, F. Peng, H. Chen, M. Hu, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu
"Fast-response liquid crystals for high image quality wearable displays"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(3), 603-610
S. He, J. Deng, J. Fang, and S. T. Wu
"Lag-burst kinetics of surfactant displacement from the liquid crystal/aqueous interface by bile acids"
Colloids and Surfaces A: 471, 148-152
D. Xu, G. Tan and S. T. Wu
"Large-angle and high-efficiency tunable phase grating using fringe field switching liquid crystal"
Opt. Express 23, 12274-12285 (2015).
H. Chen, M. Hu, F. Peng, J. Li, Z. An, and S.T. Wu
"Ultra-low viscosity liquid crystals"
Opt. Mater. Express 5(3), 655-660