Dong Yu

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Office: 203 Physics Building
Phone: +1 (530) 754-0832
Fax: +1 (530) 752-4717

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Research Interests:

Condensed matter experiment. Synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals, including measurements of their optical, electrical, and low temperature transport properties. Vapor phase synthesis and characterization of phase-change nanowires, the fabrication and transport studies of nanodevices, and scanning photocurrent imaging of nanowire-polymer photovoltaic devices.

Research Areas

Career History

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2005
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University, 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, 2008
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 2014


  • Hellman Fellowship Program Award, 2010
  • Second Prize, James Frank Institute Annual Symposium, University of Chicago, 2005
  • Robert G. Sachs Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001
  • Guo Moruo Prize, USTC, 1999
  • Zhang Zongzhi Prize, USTC , 1998