Albert Wu
Graduate Student

Albert is from Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, where he received a B.Ch.E. in 2016. At the University of Minnesota, he wrote his honors thesis on the effect of annealing conditions on copper-zinc-tin-sulfide crystal growth for non-toxic and low-cost solar cells, supervised by Eray Aydil. He also was a board member of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers U of MN chapter, a member of the Tau Beta Pi chapter, and a co-founder of the Gopher Science Olympiad Invitational. Albert joined MIT in 2016, where he received a M.S.CEP in 2018 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Zachary Smith. He is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and his current research focuses on investigating the fundamentals of gas transport and sorption through highly fluorinated polymer membranes for gas separations. Outside of lab, Albert is a member of the MIT Men’s Ultimate Frisbee team and has played on teams in the greater Boston area at the club level, as well as enjoys a wide variety of video games.