Qiuming Yu

Qiuming Yu

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Qiuming Yu
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1995
  • M.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 1989
  • B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 1985

Qiuming Yu was promoted to professor last spring. She joined the UW in 2000 and was a research associate professor in chemical engineering after working as the lab manager at the Nanotech User Facility at the UW Center for Nanotechnology. In her lab, she oversees projects that detect chemical and biological analytes using surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy, a technique can distinguish and characterize chemical and biological species with their molecular fingerprints. Her work in plasmonic nanostructured electrodes led to the development of a conformable solar “fabric” that invisibly harvests solar energy for power generation with potential to improve portable, lightweight and non-obtrusive energy sources that power mobile devices, military gear and remote equipment.

She received grants from National Science Foundation, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund as well as UW Commercialization Gap Fund and Royalty Research Fund to develop new biosensors, electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices.