Wei D. Lu
2242 EECS Building
1301 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122
Phone : (734) 615-2306
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Professor Wei Lu is the James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, and Professor in EECS with joint appointment in MSE at the University of Michigan. His research interest includes high-density memory based on two-terminal resistive devices (RRAM), memristors and memristive systems, in-memory computing and neuromorphic circuits, aggressively scaled nanowire transistors, and other emerging electrical devices. He received his B.S. (1996) and Ph.D (2003) in physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and Rice University, Houston, TX respectively, followed by a postdoctoral research fellow position from 2003 to 2005 at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He joined UM's faculty in 2005. To date he has published over 200 journal and conference papers with over 40,000 citations and h-index of 90 (Google Scholar ).

He is an IEEE Fellow, a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, 2012 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award, 2014-15 Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award, 2016-2017 David E. Liddle Research Excellent Award, and 2022 Distinguished Universy Innovator Award. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of NPJ Unconventional Commputing, co-founder of Crossbar Inc, a Silicon Valley semiconductor company developing next generation non-volatile memories, and co-founder of MemryX Inc., an Ann Arbor-based semiconductor company developing highly efficient and scalable edge AI computing chips.

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My research interests:

Nanoelectronics, memory (RRAM) and logic circuits based on two-terminal resistive devices (memristors), neuromorphic circuits and systems, nanowires and novel transistor devices, electrical transport in low-dimensional systems.

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Xiaojian Zhu, Qiwen Wang, and Wei D. Lu, "Memristor networks for real-time neural activity analysis"  Nature Communications, 11, 2439 (2020)

John Moon, Wen Ma, Jong Hoon Shin, Fuxi Cai, Chao Du, Seung Hwan Lee, and Wei D. Lu,"Temporal data classification and forecasting using a memristor-based reservoir computing system"  Nature Electronics, 2, 480-487 (2019)

Fuxi Cai, Justin M. Correll, Seung Hwan Lee, Yong Lim, Vishishtha Bothra, Zhengya Zhang, Michael P. Flynn, and Wei D. Lu, "A Fully Integrated Reprogrammable Memristor-CMOS System for Efficient Multiply-Accumulate Operations,"  Nature Electronics, 2, 290-299 (2019) (Cover Article of the July 2019 issue)

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Xiaojian Zhu, Da Li, Xiaogan Liang, and Wei D. Lu, "Ionic modulation and ionic coupling effects in MoS2 devices for neuromorphic computing,"  Nature Materials, 18, 141-148 (2019)

Mohammed A. Zidan, YeonJoo Jeong, Jihang Lee, Bing Chen, Shuo Huang, Mark J. Kushner, and Wei D. Lu, "A general memristor-based partial differential equation solver,"  Nature Electronics, 1, 411-420 (2018)

Mohammed A. Zidan, John Paul Strachan and Wei D. Lu,"The Future of Electronics Based on Memristive Systems,"  Nature Electronics, 1, 22-29 (2018)

C. Du, F. Cai, M. A Zidan, W. Ma, S.H. Lee, and Wei D. Lu,"Reservoir computing using dynamic memristors for temporal information processing,"  Nature Communications, 8, 2204 (2017)

Jihang Lee, Wei D. Lu, "On-Demand Reconfiguration of Nanomaterials: When Electronics Meets Ionics,"  Advanced Materials, 30, 1702770 (2018)

Patrick M. Sheridan, Fuxi Cai, Chao Du, Wen Ma, Zhengya Zhang, and Wei D. Lu, "Sparse coding with memristor networks,"  Nature Nanotechnology, 12, 784-789 (2017)

Xiaojian Zhu, Jihang Lee, Wei D. Lu, "Iodine vacancy redistribution in organic-inorganic halide perovskite films and resistive switching effects,"  Advanced Materials, 29, 1700527 (2017)

S. Choi, J. H. Shin, J. Lee, P. Sheridan, and W. D. Lu, "Experimental Demonstration of Feature Extraction and Dimensionality Reduction Using Memristor Networks,"  Nano Letters, 17, 3113-3118 (2017).

Sungho Kim , Chao Du , Patrick Sheridan , Wen Ma , ShinHyun Choi , and Wei D. Lu, "Experimental Demonstration of a Second-Order Memristor and Its Ability to Biorealistically Implement Synaptic Plasticity,"  Nano Letters, 15, 2203-2211 (2015). PDF

Yuchao Yang, Peng Gao, Linze Li, Xiaoqing Pan, Stefan Tappertzhofen, ShinHyun Choi, Rainer Waser, Ilia Valov, Wei D. Lu, "Electrochemical dynamics of nanoscale metallic inclusions in dielectrics"  Nature Communications,5, 4232 (2014).

Yuchao Yang, Jihang Lee, Seunghyun Lee, Che-Hung Liu, Zhaohui Zhong, and Wei Lu, "Oxide Resistive Memory with Functionalized Graphene as Built-in Selector Element"  Advanced Materials, 26, 3693-3699 (2014).

Sungho Kim, Shinhyun Choi, Wei Lu, "Comprehensive Physical Model of Dynamic Resistive Switching in an Oxide Memristor"  ACS Nano, 8, 2369-2376 (2014).

Y. Yang, S.H. Choi, W. Lu "Oxide Heterostructure Resistive Memory"  Nano Lett. 13, 2908-2915 (2013).

Wei Lu "Memristors: Going active"  Nature materials, 12, 93-94 (2013).

Yuchao Yang, Peng Gao, Siddharth Gaba, Ting Chang, Xiaoqing Pan, and Wei Lu "Observation of conducting filament growth in nanoscale resistive memories"  Nature Communications, 3, 732(2012). doi:10.1038/ncomms1737

K.-H. Kim, S. Gaba, D. Wheeler, J. M. Cruz-Albrecht, T. Hussain, N. Srinivasa, and W. Lu, "A Functional Hybrid Memristor Crossbar-Array/CMOS System for Data Storage and Neuromorphic Applications"  Nano Lett., 12, 389-395 (2012). PDF

Ting Chang, Sung-Hyun Jo, and Wei Lu, "Short-Term Memory to Long-Term Memory Transition in a Nanoscale Memristor"  ACS Nano, 9, 7669-7676 (2011). PDF

Sung Hyun Jo, Ting Chang, Idongesit Ebong, Bhavi Bhavitavya, Pinaki Mazumder and Wei Lu, "Nanoscale Memristor Device as Synapse in Neuromorphic Systems,"  Nano Lett., 10, 1297-1301 (2010). PDF Featured in Nature, EE Times, New Scientist, PhysicsOrg, Chemistry World and other news outlets.

Sung Hyun Jo, Kuk-Hwan Kim and Wei Lu, "High-Density Crossbar Arrays Based on a Si Memristive System", Nano Lett., 9, 870-874 (2009). PDF Highlighted in Nature Materials.

Sung Hyun Jo and Wei Lu, "CMOS Compatible Nanoscale Nonvolatile Resistance Switching Memory", Nano Lett., 8, 392-397 (2008). PDF

Eric N. Dattoli, Qing Wan, Wei Guo, Yanbin Chen, Xiaoqing Pan, and Wei Lu, "Fully Transparent Thin-Film Transistor Devices Based on SnO2 Nanowires" Nano Lett., 7, 2463-2469 (2007). PDF

Wei Lu, and C. M. Lieber, "Nanoelectronics from the Bottom-up", Nature Mater., 6, 841-850 (2007). PDF

Jie Xiang, Wei Lu, Yongjie Hu, Yue Wu, Hao Yan and Charles M. Lieber, "High performance field effect transistors based on Ge/Si nanowire heterostructures", Nature, 441, 489-493 (2006). PDF

Wei Lu, Jie Xiang, Brian P. Timko, Yue Wu and Charles M. Lieber, "One-dimensional hole gas in germanium/silicon nanowire heterostructures", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102, 10046-10051 (2005). PDF

Yue Wu, Jie Xiang, Chen Yang, Wei Lu and Charles M. Lieber, "Single-crystal metallic nanowires and metal/semiconductor nanowire heterostructures", Nature. 430, 61-65 (2004). PDF

Wei Lu, Zhongqing Ji, Loren Pfeiffer, K. W. West and A. J. Rimberg, "Real-time Detection of Electron Tunneling in a Quantum Dot", Nature. 423, 422-425 (2003). PDF

W. Lu, A. J. Rimberg, K. D. Maranowski and A. C. Gossard, "Single-electron transistor strongly coupled to an electrostatically defined quantum dot", Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2746-2478 (2000). PDF