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Department of Physics

Department of Physics

UC Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Ph:  (530) 752-1500

Fax: (530) 752-4717 


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Dong Yu

Associate Professor, Physics

Dong Yu

One Shields Avenue
Physics Department
Davis, CA 95616

Office: 203 Physics
Phone: +1 (530)554-1630
Fax: +1 (530) 752-4717

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Research Interests

Condensed matter experiment. Synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals, including measurements of their optical, electrical, and low temperature transport properties. Vapor phase synthesis and characterization of phase-change nanowires, the fabrication and transport studies of nanodevices, and scanning photocurrent imaging of nanowire-polymer photovoltaic devices.

Career History

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2005
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Harvard University, 2005-2008
  • Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis, 2008
  • Associate Professor, University of California, Davis, 2014


  • Hellman Fellowship Program Award, 2010
  • Second Prize, James Frank Institute Annual Symposium, University of Chicago, 2005
  • Robert G. Sachs Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001
  • Guo Moruo Prize, USTC, 1999
  • Zhang Zongzhi Prize, USTC , 1998