Oscar Haoyang Wu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Student


Email: oscarwu@mit.edu

Oscar Wu began researching in the Green group since July 2018 as a Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering at MIT. He has been working on modeling active pharmaceutical ingredients degradation at low temperature and condensed phases.

Oscar received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Highest Honors from UC Santa Barbara in June 2018. During his undergrad, Oscar joined Prof. Mike Gordon’s group in June 2015 and researched on developing surface modification methods that deliver broadband, angle-independent, anti-reflective behavior to semiconductor optoelectronics in the visible and infrared spectral ranges for enhanced device efficiency. Along with Gordon lab members, he developed a simple, scalable, and substrate-independent dip-coating method to fabricate synthetic moth-eye anti-reflectors. He then adapted and applied this method to enhance light extraction of blue-green InGaN/GaN multi-quantum well light-emitting diodes for high-performance solid-state white lighting.

Oscar was born and raised in Nanjing, a Chinese city famous for its duck dishes (a must try!). In his spare time, Oscar likes reading periodicals, watching stand-up comedies (George Carlin is his favorite), listening to '80s pop hits, browsing xkcd, playing LEGO, outing with friends, visiting museums, thinking what to eat for dinner and occasionally daydreaming.