Wu Lin

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Associate Professor

Research Background:
Physics, Technology and Design,

Pillar / Cluster: Science, Mathematics and Technology


Dr. Wu Lin is an Associate Professor in the Science, Mathematics, and Technology Cluster at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and holds a joint appointment as Senior Scientist I at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) of A*STAR. She received a B.Eng. degree with 1st class Honour (2005) and a Ph.D. degree (2009) from Electrical and Electronic Engineering Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2009 to 2021, she worked in the IHPC of A*STAR as a computational scientist. Her research interests include theory and modeling in nanophononics and nanoplasmonics, emphasizing quantum technology and sensing applications. She has authored or co-authored two book chapters and ~60 refereed journal papers, including Optics Express, ACS Nano, Science, Nature Communications, Nature Photonics, Advances in Optics and Photonics, Advanced Optical Materials, and Nano Letters. She also holds three United States patents.


  • Ph.D. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (2009)
  • B.Eng. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (2005)

Research Interests

  • Computational nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) & quantum plasmonics
  • Quantum computing and quantum simulations
  • Classical and quantum sensing


  • Top Three Ideas in Inaugural IBM-NUS Quantum Pitch Contest (2020)
  • Best Industry Project (IHPC) (2016)
  • Best Institute Paper Award (IHPC) (2014)
  • Undergraduate Scholarship by Ministry of Education, Singapore (2001)

Selected Publications

[#equal contributions, *corresponding author]

For most updated list: Google Scholar

  1. Wenbo Zhang, Jia-Bin You, Jingfeng Liu, Xiao Xiong, Zixian Li, Ching Eng Png, Lin Wu*, Cheng-Wei Qiu*, and Zhang-Kai Zhou*. Steering room-temperature plexcitonic strong coupling: A diexcitonic perspective. Nano Letters (in press 2021).
  2. Ayan Nussupbekov, Giorgio Adamo, Jin-Kyu So, Lin Wu, D. Chong*, Liang Jie Wong*. Enhanced photon emission from free-electron excitation of a nanowell. APLPhotonics 6, 096101 (2021).
  3. Jia-Bin You*, Xiao Xiong, Ping Bai, Zhang-Kai Zhou, Wan-Li Yang, Ching Eng Png, Leong Chuan Kwek, Lin Wu*. Suppressing decoherence in quantum plasmonic systems by spectral hole burning effect. Physical Review A 103, 053517 (2021).
  4. Limin Lin#, Jiancai Xue#, Haofei Xu, Qian Zhao, Yaqin Zheng, Lin Wu, Zhang-Kai Zhou*. Integrating lattice and gap plasmonic modes to build dual-mode metasurfaces for enhancing light-matter interaction. SCIENCE CHINA Materials (in press 2021).
  5. Xiao Xiong, Nuttawut Kongsuwan, Yiming Lai, Ching Eng Png, Lin Wu*, Ortwin Hess*. Room temperature strong coupling in plasmonic nanocavities: ultrafast quantum dynamics for novel applications. Applied Physics Letters 118, 130501 (2021).
  6. Hue Thi Bich Do, Ding Wen Jun, Zackaria Mahfoud, Wu Lin*, and Michel Bosman*. Electron dynamics in plasmons. Nanoscale 13, 2801 (2021).
  7. Xiao Xiong#, Yang Zhou#, Yi Luo, Xiang Li, Michel Bosman, Lay Kee Ang, Peng Zhang*, and Lin Wu*. Plasmon-enhanced resonant photoemission using atomically-thick dielectric coatings. ACS Nano 14, 7, 8806–8815 (2020).
  8. Zhanxi Fan#, Michel Bosman#, Zhiqi Huang#, Ye Chen#, Chongyi Ling#, Lin Wu, Yuriy A. Akimov, Robert Laskowski, Bo Chen, Peter Ercius, Jian Zhang, Xiaoying Qi, Min Hao Goh, Yiyao Ge, Zhicheng Zhang, Wenxin Niu, Jinlan Wang, Haimei Zheng*, Hua Zhang*. Heterophase fcc-2H-fcc gold nanorods. Nature Communications 11, 3293 (2020).
  9. Jia-Bin You#, Xiao Xiong#, Ping Bai, Zhang-Kai Zhou, Ren-Min Ma, Wan-Li Yang, Yu-Kun Lu, Yun-Feng Xiao, Ching Eng Png, Francisco J. Garcia-Vidal*, Cheng-Wei Qiu*, Lin Wu*. Reconfigurable photon sources based on quantum plexcitonic systems. Nano Letters 20, 6, 4645–4652 (2020).
  10. Wen Jun Ding#, Jeremy Zhen Jie Lim#, Do Thi Bich Hue#, Xiao Xiong, Zackaria Mahfoud, Ching Eng Png, Michel Bosman*, Lay Kee Ang*, and Lin Wu*. Particle simulation of plasmons. Nanophotonics 9(10), 3303–3313 (2020).
  11. Jun-Feng Wang#, Hao-Lei Zhou#, Xiao Xiong#, Qiang Li, Ze-Di Cheng, Zheng-Hao Liu, Fei-Fei Yan, Sheng-Ran Lin, Jin-Shi Xu*, Guan-Zhong Wang*, Lin Wu*, Chuan-Feng Li* and Guang-Can Guo. Cavity-enhanced energy transfers between nano-emitters and monolayer graphene. Carbon 161, 794–799 (2020).
  12. Xiao Xiong*, Jia-Bin You, Ping Bai, Ching Eng Png, Zhang-Kai Zhou*, Lin Wu*. Ultrastrong coupling in single plexcitonic nanocubes.  Nanophotonics 9(2), 257–266 (2020).
  13. Nuttawut Kongsuwan#, Xiao Xiong#, Ping Bai, Jiabin You, Ching Eng Png, Lin Wu*, Ortwin Hess*. Quantum plasmonic immunoassay sensing. Nano Letters 19, 9, 5853-5861 (2019).
  14. Yi Xu, Lin Wu, and Lay Kee Ang. Surface exciton-polaritons: a promising mechanism for refractive index sensing. Physical Review Applied 12, 024029 (2019).
  15. Yi Xu, Ping Bai, Xiaodong Zhou, Yuriy Akimov, Ching Eng Png, Lay Kee Ang*, Wolfgang Knoll*, Lin Wu*. Optical refractive index sensors with plasmonic and photonic structures: promising and inconvenient truth. Advanced Optical Materials 7(9), 1801433 (2019).
  16. Yuriy Akimov* and Lin Wu. Helmholtz decomposition analysis of electron energy loss: Differentiating resonances on polarization and radiation eigenmodes. Journal of the Optical Society of America B 36(6), 1472-1478 (2019).
  17. Zhang-Kai Zhou, Jingfeng Liu, Yajun Bao, Lin Wu, Ching Eng Png, Xue-Hua Wang*, Cheng-Wei Qiu*. Quantum plasmonics gets applied. Progress in Quantum Electronics 65, 1-20 (2019).
  18. Da Xu#, Xiao Xiong#, Lin Wu*, Xifeng Ren*, Ching Eng Png, Guangcan Guo, Qihuang Gong, Yun-Feng Xiao*. Quantum plasmonics: a new opportunity in fundamental and applied photonics. Advances in Optics and Photonics 10(4), 703–756 (2018).
  19. Chih-Tsung Yang, Mohammad Pourhassan-Moghaddam, Lin Wu, Ping Bai and Benjamin Thierry*. Ultrasensitive detection of cancer prognostic miRNA biomarkers based on surface plasmon-enhanced light scattering. ACS Sensors 2 (5), 635–640 (2017).
  20. Lin Wu*, Shu Fen Tan, Michel Bosman, Joel K. W. Yang, Christian A. Nijhuis, and Ping Bai*. Charge transfer plasmon resonances across silver–molecule–silver junctions: estimating the terahertz conductance of molecules at near-infrared frequencies. RSC Advances 6, 70884–70894 (2016).
  21. Wei Du, Tao Wang, Hong-Son Chu, Lin Wu, Rongrong Liu, Song Sun, Phua Wee Kee, Lejia Wang, Nikodem Tomczak*, and Christian A. Nijhuis*. On-chip molecular electronic plasmon sources based on self-assembled monolayer tunnel junctions. Nature Photonics 10, 274–280 (2016).
  22. Chih-Tsung Yang, Lin Wu*, Ping Bai, and Benjamin Thierry*. Investigation of plasmonic signal enhancement based on long-range surface plasmon resonance with gold nanoparticle tags. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4, 9897-9904 (2016).
  23. Yi Wang*, Lin Wu, Ten It Wong, Martin Bauch, Jinling Zhang, Xiao Hu Liu, Ping Bai, Xiaodong Zhou, Jakub Dostalek*, Bo Liedberg*. Directional fluorescence emission co-enhanced by localized and propagating surface plasmons for biosensing. Nanoscale 8, 8008–8016 (2016).
  24. Zhanxi Fan, Michel Bosman, Xiao Huang, Ding Huang, Yi Yu, Yuriy A. Akimov, Lin Wu, Jumiati Wu, Qing Liu, Ching Eng Png, Chee Lip Gan, Peidong Yang*, Hua Zhang*. Stabilization of 4H hexagonal phase in gold nanoribbon. Nature Communications 6, 7684 (2015).
  25. Song Sun, Huizhe Liu, Lin Wu, Ching Eng Png and Ping Bai*. Interference induced broadband absorption enhancement for plasmonic-metal@semiconductor microsphere as visible light. ACS Catalysis 4(12), 4269 (2014).
  26. Shu Fen Tan, Lin Wu, Joel K.W. Yang, Ping Bai*, Michel Bosman*, and Christian A. Nijhuis*. Quantum plasmon resonances controlled by molecular tunnel junctions. Science 343, 1496 (2014).
  27. Lin Wu, Xiaodong Zhou, and Ping Bai. Plasmonic metals for nanohole-array surface plasmon field-enhanced fluorescence spectroscopy biosensing. Plasmonics 9 (4), 825 (2014).
  28. Youju Huang#, Lin Wu#, Xiaodong Chen, Ping Bai*, and Dong-Hwan Kim*. Synthesis of anisotropic concave gold nanocuboids with distinctive plasmonic properties. Chemistry of Materials 25, 2470 (2013).
  29. Yi Wang#, *, Lin Wu#, Xiaodong Zhou, Ten It Wong, Jinling Zhang, Ping Bai, Er Ping Li, and Bo Liedberg. Incident-angle dependence of fluorescence enhancement and biomarker immunoassay on gold nanohole array. Sensors and Actuators B 186, 205 (2013).
  30. Ten It Wong, Shan Han, Lin Wu, Yi Wang, Jie Deng, Christina Yuan Ling Tan, Ping Bai, Yee Chong Loke, Xin Da Yang, Man Siu Tse, Sum Huan Ng, and Xiaodong Zhou*. High throughput and high yield nanofabrication of precisely designed gold nanohole arrays for fluorescence enhanced detection of biomarkers. Lab on a Chip 13, 2405 (2013).
  31. Lin Wu, Huigao Duan, Ping Bai, Michel Bosman, Joel K. W. Yang, and Er Ping Li. Fowler-Nordheim tunneling induced charge transfer plasmons between nearly touching nanoparticles. ACS Nano 7, 707, (2013).
  32. Mario Hentschel*, Lin Wu, Martin Schäferling, Ping Bai, Er Ping Li, and Harald Giessen. Optical properties of chiral three-dimensional plasmonic oligomers at the onset of charge-transfer plasmons. ACS Nano 6, 10355, (2012).
  33. Lin Wu, Ping Bai, Xiaodong Zhou, and Er Ping Li. Reflection and transmission modes in nanohole-array-based plasmonic sensors. IEEE Photonics Journal 4, 26, (2012).
  34. Lin Wu, Ping Bai, and Er Ping Li. Designing surface plasmon resonance of subwavelength hole arrays by studying absorption. Journal of the Optical Society of America B 29, 521 (2012).
  35. Lin Wu*, Hong-Son Chu, Wee Shing Koh, and Er Ping Li. Highly sensitive graphene biosensors based on surface plasmon resonance. Optics Express 18(14), 14395 (2010).
  36. Lin Wu and Lay Kee Ang. Nonequilibrium model of ultrafast laser-induced electron photo-field emission from a dc-biased metallic surface. Physical Review B 78, 224112 (2008).
  37. Lin Wu and Lay Kee Ang. Low-temperature refrigeration by using thermal-field emission in a coaxial cylindrical diode. Journal of Applied Physics 104, 084506 (2008).
  38. Lin Wu, Lay Kee Ang, and W. S. Koh. Theory of shot noise in high-current space-charge-limited field emission. Physical Review B 77, 115351 (2008).
  39. Lin Wu and Lay Kee Ang. Multipactor discharge in a dielectric-loaded accelerating structure. Physics of Plasmas 14, 013105 (2007).
  40. Lin Wu and Lay Kee Ang. Low-temperature refrigeration by electron emission in a crossed-field gap. Applied Physics Letters 89, 133503 (2006).