Wendu Ding


I grew up in Shenzhen, China. I came to the US when I was 18 for college. I received my B.S. degree from Butler University in Indianapolis in 2010, and majored in Chemistry and Mathematics. My doctoral study was at Yale University under the supervision of Prof. Victor S. Batista. I studied electron transport in single molecules. We proposed a new mechanism for low bias intrinsic rectification, which enabled us to design new molecular rectifiers.

Here at Northwestern, I am a postdoc in Prof. Schatz’s group. I will be studying structures and excited state dynamics of self-assembled photonic structures. A new time-domain approach for exciton transport will be developed. This approach will use classical electromagnetics rather than quantum mechanics to describe exciton coupling. This makes it possible to handle large structures. Generalized Mie theory and finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method will be used in the development.

wendu.ding@northwestern.edu