Ji Wu

Dr. Ji Wu
Assistant Professor
Analytical Chemistry


  • A.E. Hefei University (1994)
  • M.Sc. Anhui Uinversity (2000)
  • Ph.D. Texas Christian Uinversity (2007)

Dr. Wu´s PhD study was focused on the fabrication and optical properties of rare earth doped Group IV nano-materials under the supervision of Prof. Jeffery Coffer at Texas Christian University. From 2007-2012 he has been working in Dr. Bruce Hinds´ labs at University of Kentucky as a Postdoctoral Scholar in
the areas of transdermal drug delivery, chemical and bio-separations, nano-fluidics and biological membrane mimicking using functionalized carbon nanotube membranes. In August 2012, he joined Georgia Southern University as an Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry.

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Dr. Wu’s research interests range from Analytical Chemistry, Solid State Chemistry, Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology, as well as Pharmaceutical & Environmental Sciences.

Current Research Interests:

  • Electrochemical energy storage using advanced nanomaterials
  • Electrochemical sensors based on nanoporous membranes
  • Programmable drug delivery using multifunctional smart nanomaterials


Courses Taught

  • CHEM 1145 and 1146 Principles of Chemistry
  • CHEM 2242 Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4241 Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 3090/7090 Characterization of Materials
  • CHEM 4890 Analytical Research

Selected Publications

  • Ji Wu*, Ian Byrd, Congrui Jin, Jianlin Li, Hao Chen, Anju Sharma, Tyler Camp, and Ryan Bujol, ‘Reinvigorating Reverse Osmosis Membrane Technology for Stabilizing V 2 O 5 Lithium Ion Battery Cathode’, ChemElectroChem, 2017, 4, 1181-1189.
  • Ian Byrd, Ji Wu*, ‘Asymmetric Membranes Containing Micron-Size Silicon for High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Anode’, Electrochimica Acta, 2016, 213, 46–54.
  • Ji Wu*, Hao Chen, Ian Byrd, Shavonne Lovelace, Congrui Jin, ‘Fabrication of SnO 2 Asymmetric Membranes for High Performance Lithium Battery Anode’, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 13946−13956.
  • Ji Wu*, Hao Chen, Clifford Padgett, ‘Silicon Asymmetric Membranes for Efficient Lithium Storage-A Highly Scalable Method’, Energy Technology, 2016, 4, 502–509.
  • Ian Byrd, Hao Chen, Theron Webber, Jianlin Li* and Ji Wu*, ‘Self-assembled asymmetric membrane containing micron-size germanium for high capacity lithium ion batteries’, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 92878.
  • T. Tran, K. McCormac, J. Li, Z. Bi, J. Wu, “Electrospun SnO2 and TiO2 Composite Nanofibers for Lithium Ion Batteries”, Electrochimica Acta, 2014, 117, 68-75.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2017 GSU Scholarly Pursuit Funding Award
  • 2016 GSU COSM Excellence in Research Award

Last updated: 8/18/2017

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