Biwu Ma was born in 1980, in Wenzhou, China. He received his B.S. degree in composites from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, in July 2001, before coming to the USA for graduate studies. As a Recipient of Dean’s Fellowship of Engineering School, he received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Southern California in 2005 with research work on platinum complexes and their application in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) under the guidance of Professor Mark Thompson. He then performed postdoctoral research in the area of plastic electronics with Professor Jean Fréchet at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for two and a half years. Since June 2008, he has been a Staff Scientist and Principal Investigator in the Molecular Foundry at LBNL, a US national nanoscience research center. His current research interest lies in organic electronic materials and devices, in particular, the development of functional organic and hybrid materials for new generation solar cells.
Biography Updated on 7 September 2011