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Ming C. Wu

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Affiliated Faculty
Berkeley Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Institute (BNNI)
Graduate Program in Applied Scence & Technology (AS&T)

Email (the best way to reach me):
wu at eecs dot berkeley dot edu

University of California, Berkeley
EECS Department
261M Cory Hall #1770
Berkeley, CA 94720-1770
Phone: (510) 643-0808, FAX: (510) 666-2502

Grant Administrator:
Janny Chiu , (510) 642-9503
janny at erso dot berkeley dot edu

Fall 2006 Class:
EE 232: Lightwave Devices
Tue/Thu 9:30-11:00, 293 Cory

Office Hour:
Thursday: 3:30-4:30
(Additional OH by email appointment)

Research Group Website


(Click on the picture for video demonstration)

Ming Wu's group has recently developed a new image-driven optical manipulation tool called “optoelectronic tweezers”. Using light-induced dielectrophoresis on a photoconductor, virtual electrode pattern is generated by projecting an LED light through a DMD spatial light modulator. A single LED is capable of generating more than 15,000 individually addressable traps. The results was published in the July 21 issue of Nature titled, "Massively Parallel Manipulation of Single Cells and Microparticles Using Optical Images (PDF) " (online version).

Research Areas
  • Optical MEMS
  • Nanophotonics
  • Biophotonics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Microwave Photonics

Current Research Projects (See my Research Group URL for more details)

  • NanoPhotonic MEMS
  • Si-based photonic integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronic tweezers
  • MEMS endoscopic optical coherence tomography and microscopy
  • Single-chip WDM switches and crossconnect (CSWDM)
  • High performance optically injection-locked semiconductor lasers
  • Balanced optoelectronic downconverting receiver for RF photonic networks
  • Optical code-division multiple access (OCDMA) encoders
Last Updated 10/3/05