Ying Wu

Assistant Professor, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Waves in Complex Media Research Group


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​Ph.D. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2008
  • B.S. Nanjing University, China, 2002

Research Interests

​Professor Wu's research interests are in the areas of computational physics with a focus on wave propagation in heterogeneous media, such as electromagnetic, acoustic and elastic metamaterials, effective medium theories, transport theory, time reversal imaging and super-resolution. Her research also extends to the implementation of fast algorithms in solving large-scale, classical wave propagation problems.

Selected Publications

  • ​Pai Peng, Jun Mei, and Ying Wu, "Lumped model for rotational modes in phononic crystals"Phys. Rev. B 86, 134304 (2012)
  • Jun Mei, Ying Wu, C. T. Chan, and Zhao-Qing Zhang, “First-principles study of Dirac and Dirac-like cones in phononic and photonic crystals” Phys. Rev. B 86, 035141 (2012)
  • Ying Wu, Yun Lai, and Zhao-Qing Zhang, “Elastic metamaterials with simultaneously negative effective shear modulus and mass density” Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 105506 (2011)
  • Yun Lai, Ying Wu, Ping Sheng, and Zhao-Qing Zhang “Hybrid Elastic Solids” Nature Materials, 10, 620 (2011)
  • Ying Wu, Yun Lai, and Zhao-Qing Zhang, “Effective medium theory for elastic metamaterials in two dimensions” Phys. Rev. B, 76, 205313 (2007)