People‎ > ‎

Prof. Wei D. Lu

Professor We Lu's research interest includes high-density memory based on two-terminal resistive devices (RRAM), memristors and memristive systems, neuromorphic circuits, aggressively scaled nanowire transistors, and other emerging electrical devices. He received his B.S. (1996) and Ph.D (2003) in physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Rice University, Houston, TX respectively. From 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor. Currently he is a co-Editor-in-Chief for Nanoscale, a member of the ITRS (International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors) ERD (Emerging Research Device) working group, a member of the IEEE, MRS, APS, and an active member of several IEEE technical committees and program committees. He was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2009, EECS Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012, and the 2014-15 Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award.

To date he has published over 100 journal and conference papers that have received over 11,000 citations with an h-factor of 41 (Google Scholar), and has attracted over $10M external research funding. Prof. Lu is currently advising 11 Ph.D. students and 3 Postdocs. He is also co-founder and Chief Scientist of Crossbar Inc, a Silicon Valley semiconductor company with over $85M VC funding to date to develop next generation non-volatile memories.