Kai Wu, Ph.D.

Dr. Kai Wu is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, under the advise of Prof. Jian-Ping Wang. He received his B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, in 2013, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, US, in 2017.

Dr. Wu's research interests include: giant magnetoresistance (GMR) and tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) sensors, spin-torque oscillators, spin Hall effect, magnetic hyperthermia, magnetic neural stimulation, dynamic behaviors of superparamagnetic nanoparticles, magnetic nanotubes, magnetic immunoassays, and micromagnetic simulations.

His current reseach topics are:

  • Develop flexible spintronic nanodevice arrays for large-scale, high resolution brain stimulation and mapping. (collaborate with Prof. Tay Netoff, Prof. Walter C. Low, and Prof. Susan A. Keirstead)
  • Carry out micromagnetic simulations for studies on spintronic devices such as spin Hall channels, magnetic domain wall motion, skyrmions, and magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ).
  • Team leader. Develop a portable magnetic particle spectroscopy (MPS) device for immunoassay applications. Link to MagiCoil website.

Dr. Wu is a member of IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, IEEE Sensors Council. He is also a member of American Chemical Society under Biological Chemistry Division, Medicinal Chemistry Division, and Physical Chemistry Division.