Zhigang (Michael) Wu
Research Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Zhigang WuI am interested in applying and developing the state-of-the-art quantum-mechanical simulation methods to study novel materials for next-generation electronic and optoelectronic devices, with current focus on complex nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage. Our group also investigates a variety of topics in condensed matter physics including superconductivity, materials under extreme conditions, ferroelectricity and multiferroics.


  • PhD, The College of William and Mary
  • MS, The College of William and Mary
  • BS, Peking University in Beijing, China

Research Areas

  • Condensed matter theory
  • First-principles electronic structures
  • Nanoscale physics
  • Superconductivity
  • Materials under extreme conditions
  • Ferroelectricity and multiferroics

Awards and Recognitions

  • Department of Energy Early Career Award