Hao is currently a member of the PhD program at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, working on chain exchange kinetics in polyelectrolyte complex micelles in the Tirrell group. Before that, Hao did research on design and development of multi-responsive nanoscale carriers for drug delivery under Professors Huai Yang and Guojie Wang at Peking University and University of Science & Technology Beijing. Hao also worked as a summer intern at ABB Group for four months, employing nano-composites for battery applications, and as a research analyst at China Ministry of Environmental Protection on wastewater treatment for half a year. Hao is also interested in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Hao works on chain exchange kinetics in polyelectrolyte complex micelles.
Spatiotemporal Formation and Growth Kinetics of Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles with Millisecond Resolution
Wu, Hao, Jeffrey M. Ting, Boyuan Yu, Nicholas E. Jackson, Siqi Meng, Juan J. de Pablo, and Matthew V. Tirrell. "Spatiotemporal Formation and Growth Kinetics of Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles with Millisecond Resolution." ACS Macro Letters 9, no. 11 (2020): 1674-1680.
Siqi Meng, Jeffrey M. Ting, Hao Wu, Matthew V. Tirrell. "Solid-to-Liquid Phase Transition in Polyelectrolyte Complexes", Macromolecules, 2020.
Wu, Hao, Jeffrey M. Ting, and Matthew V. Tirrell. "Mechanism of Dissociation Kinetics in Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles." Macromolecules (2019).
Wu, Hao, Jeffrey M. Ting, Thomas M. Weiss, and Matthew V. Tirrell. "Interparticle Interactions in Dilute Solutions of Polyelectrolyte Complex Micelles." ACS Macro Letters 8 (2019): 819-825.
Hao Wu, Jeffrey M. Ting, Olivia Werba, Matthew V. Tirrell. Non-equilibrium phenomena and kinetic pathways in self-assembled polyelectrolyte complexes. Journal of Chemical Physics . 2018. Vol. 149, Pg. 163330.
Jeffrey M. Ting, Hao Wu, Abraham Herzog-Arbeitman, Samanvaya Srivastava, Matthew V. Tirrell. Synthesis and Assembly of Designer Styrenic Diblock Polyelectrolytes. ACS Macro Letters. 2018. Vol. 7, Pg. 726-733.