University of California, Riverside

Wu Group

About the Professor

Prof. Jianzhong Wu

A249 Bourns Hall
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: 951-827-2413
Fax: 952-827-5696

My research concerns development and application of molecular theory and simulation methods for predicting microscopic structure and thermodynamic properties of soft matter and biological systems. The fundamental research is useful for a variety of engineering applications including energy production and storage, environmental protection, rational design and fabrication of polymeric materials and pharmaceutics, and target delivery of biomolecular drugs.


  • Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (1998), University of California at Berkeley
  • B.E. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering (1991 &1994), B.S. in Applied Mathematics (1991), Tsinghua University, Beijing


  • Professor (1/2001 –), Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Riverside
  • Cooperating Faculty, Department of Mathematics (2/2010-), Department of Bioengineering (7/2005-), and Materials Science and Engineering Program (7/2009-), University of California at Riverside
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (10/1998 – 12/2000)

Short-term visiting positions

  • Max Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany (9/2008-12/2008)
  • Yale University, Department of Chemical Engineering,  (9/2007)
  • University of California at Berkeley, Department of Chemical Engineering, (07/2006-08/2006)


  • U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (Invited participant, 2012)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2008)
  • Regents’ Faculty Development Award, University of California at Riverside (2003)
  • Regents’ Faculty Fellowship, University of California at Riverside (2001)
  • Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2000)
  • Progress in Science and Technology Award (2nd place team award), Ministry of Education, P. R. China (1999)

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
Wu Group

Tel: (951) 827-2413
Fax: (951) 827-5696