Professor Shiwei Wu


  • B.S. (2001), Fudan University
  • M.S. (2004), University of California, Irvine
  • Ph.D. (2007), University of California, Irvine
    • Thesis: Combination of a Scanning Tunneling Microscope with Optical Excitation.
    • Advisor: Prof. Wilson Ho

Professional experience

  • Professor, Department of Physics, Fudan University (Feb. 2011 - present)
  • Xie Xide Youth Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Fudan University (Dec. 2014 - present)
  • PI, State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Fudan University (Feb. 2011 - present)
  • PI, Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonic Structures (MOE), Fudan University (Jan. 2012 - present)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Nov. 2007 - Jan. 2011)

Biological sketch

Shiwei Wu was born in 1979 in Chongming island of Shanghai, where he received his primary education. In 1997, He attended Fudan University and got his B.S. degree in Physics in 2001. Then, attracted to the beautiful STM work by Professor Wilson Ho, he joined Ho group at University of California, Irvine for graduate study. During his PhD, he has built a low temperature STM and combined it with optics to study single molecules at surfaces and their response to light irradiation. After he obtained his PhD in 2007, he decided to broaden his research experience in the general area of nanoscience and joined the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a lead postdoc fellow. In the Molecular Foundry, his research focused on optical study of nanostructures such as upconversion nanoparticles and graphene. He also developed a near-field tip-enhanced optical microscope for achieving optical resolution at nanometer scale. In February of 2011, he joined the faculty of Physics at Fudan University.

Selected publications

  1. Weijong Chen, Zeyuan Sun, Zhongjie Wang, Lehua Gu, Xiaodong Xu, Shiwei Wu* & Chunlei Gao*, Direct observation of van der Waals stacking-dependent interlayer magnetism. Science 366, 983–987 (2019).
  2. Zeyuan Sun#, Yangfan Yi#, Tiancheng Song, Genevieve Clark, Bevin Huang, Yuwei Shan, Shuang Wu, Di Huang, Chunlei Gao, Zhanghai Chen, Michael McGuire, Ting Cao, Di Xiao, Wei-Tao Liu, Wang Yao, Xiaodong Xu* & Shiwei Wu*, Giant nonreciprocal second-harmonic generation from antiferromagnetic bilayer CrI3. Nature 572, 497–501 (2019).
  3. Yu Zhang#, Di Huang#, Yuwei Shan, Tao Jiang, Zhihong Zhang, Kaihui Liu, Lei Shi, Jinluo Cheng, John E. Sipe, Wei-Tao Liu*, Shiwei Wu*, Doping-induced second harmonic generation in centrosymmetric graphene from quadrupole response. Physical Review Letters 122, 047401 (2019).
  4. Yuwei Shan, Yingguo Li, Di Huang, Qingjun Tong, Wang Yao, Wei-Tao Liu, Shiwei Wu*, Stacking-symmetry governed second harmonic generation in graphene trilayers. Science Advances 4, eaat0074 (2018).
  5. Tao Jiang#, Di Huang#, Jinluo Cheng, Xiaodong Fan, Zhihong Zhang, Yuwei Shan, Yangfan Yi, Yunyun Dai, Lei Shi, Kaihui Liu, Changgan Zeng, Jian Zi, J.E. Sipe, Yuen-Ron Shen, Wei-Tao Liu*, Shiwei Wu*, Gate-tunable third-order nonlinear optical response of massless Dirac fermions in graphene. Nature Photonics 12, 430-436 (2018).
  6. Shuai Zhang, Chen-Guang Wang, Ming-Yang Li, Di Huang, Lain-Jong Li, Wei Ji*, Shiwei Wu*, Defect Structure of Localized Excitons in a WSe2 Monolayer. Physical Review Letters 119, 046101 (2017).
  7. Shuai Zhang, Di Huang, Shiwei Wu*, A cryogen-free low temperature scanning tunneling microscope capable of inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy. Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 063701 (2016).
  8. J.X. Cheng#, T. Jiang#, Q.Q. Ji, Y. Zhang, Z.M. Li, Y.W. Shan, Y.F. Zhang, X.G. Gong, W.T. Liu, S.W. Wu*, Kinetic Nature of Grain Boundary Formation in As-grown MoS2 Monolayers. Advanced Materials 27, 4069-4074 (2015).
  9. T. Jiang, H.R. Liu, D. Huang, S. Zhang, Y.G. Li, X.G. Gong*, Y.R. Shen, W.T. Liu*, S.W. Wu*, Valley and band structure engineering of folded MoS2 bilayers. Nature Nanotechnology 9, 825-829 (2014)
  10. S.W. Wu, G. Han, D.J. Milliron, S. Aloni, v. Altoe, D.V. Talapin, B.E. Cohen, P.J. Schuck, Non-blinking and photostable upconverted luminescence from single lanthanide-doped nanocrystals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 106, 10917 (2009).
  11. S.W. Wu, N. Ogawa, and W. Ho, Atomic-scale coupling of photons to single-molecule junctions. Science 312, 1362 (2006).
  12. S.W. Wu, G.V. Nazin, X. Chen, X.H. Qiu, and W. Ho, Control of relative tunneling rates in single molecule bipolar electron transport. Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 236802 (2004).