Zhihong J. Wu

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Physics and Astronomy
University Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Malott Hall
Room 1082
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045


Research Specialities

Material science and material physics, nanoscience


  • Meredith Docking Scholar 2000-2003 — University of Kansas
  • 2006 University of Kansas Kemper fellow

Professional memberships:

  • Material research society
  • American Physical society
  • Applied Superconductivity Conference board of director


  • Undergraduate: B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Graduate degree: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Houston, 1993.


Ph.D., Physics, University of Houston

B.S., Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests

  • Epitaxial growth of metal and oxides thin films using various vacuum-based techniques including pulsed laser ablation
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • And chemical vapor deposition
  • Surface and film/substrate interface microstructures characterization using XRD
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