Dr. Zhu is an assistant professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics in Tsinghua University in China, when he got into the field of nanomaterials. He obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Science and Technology in the University of California at Berkeley for studying electromechanics of atomically thin crystals, and then stayed for one and half a year as a post-doctoral researcher developing novel optical spectroscopy for phonons, the quantized lattice vibration. Dr. Zhu started EQUAL in the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering in July 2018.