Ming C. Wu
Dr. Ming C. Wu is Nortel Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Co-Director of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) and the Berkeley Emerging Technologies Research (BETR) Center at UC Berkeley. Dr. Wu received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1983, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
From 1988 to 1992, he was Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. From 1992 to 2004, he was Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has been a faculty member at Berkeley since 2004.
His research interests include silicon photonics, optoelectronics, MEMS, MOEMS, and optofluidics. He has published 8 book chapters, over 600 papers in journals and conferences, holds 30 U.S. patents. His research has been successfully commercialized by OMM (MEMS optical switches, 1997) and Berkeley Lights (NASDAQ:BLI, optofluidics, 2011).
Dr. Wu is Fellow of IEEE and Optical Society (OSA), and a Packard Foundation Fellow (1992 – 1997). He was a member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors from 2013 to 2016. His work has been recognized by the 2016 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award, the 2007 Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award, the 2017 C.E.K. Mees Medal from the Optical Society (OSA), and the 2020 Robert Bosch Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems Award from IEEE Electron Device Society.