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.
Dr. Wu is a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, SID, and SPIE. He is a recipient of the 2011 SID Slottow-Owaki prize, 2010 OSA Jesoph Fraunhofer award, 2008 SPIE G. G. Stokes award and 2008 SID Jan Rajchman prize. He was the founding chief editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology.
Dr. Wu has co-authored 7 books, over 430 journal papers, and obtained 79 U.S. patents. Several of his patents have been implemented in display and photonic devices.
Awards & Honors
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
Y. Chen, F. Peng, T. Yamaguchi, X. Song, and S.T. Wu
"(Review) High performance negative dielectric anisotropy liquid crystals for display applications"
Crystals 3, 483-503 (Sept. 2013).
S. Xu, H. Ren, and S. T. Wu
"(Topical Review) Dielectrophoretically tunable optofluidic devices"
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 483001 (Nov. 2013).
J. Yan, S.T. Wu, K.L. Cheng, and J.W. Shiu
"A full-color reflective display using polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal"
Applied Physics Letters 102, 011113 (Feb. 2013)
Y. Chen, D. Xu, S.T. Wu, S. Yamamoto, and Y. Haseba
"A low voltage and submillisecond-response polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal"
Applied Physics Letters 102, 141116 (April, 2013)
J. Yan, Y. Chen, D. Xu and S.-T. Wu
"Angular dependent reflection of a monodomain blue phase liquid crystal"
Journal of Applied Physics 114, 113106 (Sept. 2013)
Y. Chen, J. Yan, M. Schadt, S.H. Liu, K.L. Cheng, J.W. Shiu, and S.T. Wu
"Diluter effects on polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals"
J. Display Technol. 9, 592-597 (July, 2013).
C.D. Tu, C.L. Lin, J. Yan, Y. Chen, P.C. Lai, and S. T. Wu
"Driving scheme using bootstrapping method for blue-phase LCDs"
Journal of Display Technology 9, 3-6 (Jan. 2013)
Y. Chen and S.T. Wu
"Electric field-induced mono-domain blue phase liquid crystals"
Applied Physics Letters 102, 171110 (May, 2013)
J. Yan, Y. Chen, S. T. Wu, and X. Song
"Figure of merit of polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals"
J. Display Technology 9, 24-29 (Jan. 2013)
Y. Chen, Z. Luo, F. Peng, and S. T. Wu
"Fringe-field switching with a negative dielectric anisotropy liquid crystal"
J. Display Technology 9, 74-77 (Feb. 2013)