Jianzhong Wu

Wu, Jianzhong
Position Department / Business Unit
Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Institution Disciplines
University of California Nanotubes
City State / Provence
Riverside California
Country Website
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(951) 827-5696

Dr. Wu's theme of his research is to develop and apply statistical-mechanical theories and molecular-simulation algorithms for quantitative representation of the structural and thermodynamic properties of complex fluids. His work shall find broad applications in optimization of industrial processes and in design and synthesis of novel materials and chemical sensors. Current research efforts are directed towards establishing statistical-mechanical models for colloidal processing of nanocomposites and for the design and fabrication of antifouling surfaces and self-healing materials.


Ph.D., Chem. Eng., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., Chem. Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing; B.E., Chem. Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing; B.S., Applied Math., Tsinghua University, Beijing


• Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2000);
• Progress in Science and Technology Award (2nd place), Ministry of Education, China (1999);
• Shen Graduate Award, University of California, Berkeley (1996)

Important Articles

"Jamming Phase Diagram of Colloidal Dispersions by Molecular Dynamics Simulations" (A. Kumar, and J. Wu), Applied Physical Letters, 84(22), 4565-4576 (2004).
"Self-Diffusion of Methane in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes at Sub- and Supercritical Conditions" (D. Cao and J. Wu), Langmuir, 20, 2759-2765 (2004).
"Integrating Novel Examples into Thermodynamics Courses" (J. Wu), International Journal of Engineering Education, 20(2), 293-301 (2004).
"Effect of the Range of Attractive Interactions on Crystallization, Metastable Phase Transition and Percolation in Colloidal Dispersions" (D. Fu, Y. Li, and J. Wu), Physical Review E, 68(1), 011403 (2003).
"Phase Behavior of Thermally Responsive Microgel Colloids" (J. Wu, B. Zhou, and Z. Hu), Physical Review Letters, 90(4), 048304(2003).
"Structures of Hard-Sphere Fluids from a Modified Fundamental-Measure Theory" (Y. Yu and J. Wu), Journal of Chemical Physics, 117(22), 10156-10164(2002).
"Density Functional Theory of Inhomogeneous Mixtures of Polymeric Fluids" (Y. Yu and J. Wu), Journal of Chemical Physics, 117(5), 2368-2376 (2002).

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