Wei Yu


“Science is what we do to keep from lying to ourselves.” I am interested in biofuel strategy, which tends to stimulate a specific type of green algae, B.braunii to produce lipids.

Research Intereststop

MEMs: Microsystem, microfabrication
Cell based Biosensor: LAPS chip, MEA chip, patch clamp chip
Biofuel&Bioenergy: Green algae cultivation


2005-2010 Bachelor of Engineering at Zhejiang University
Major: Biomedical Engineering

2010-present Ph.D student at University of California Los Angeles
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Work Experiencetop

2006 July-August Research Experience for Undergraduates in Bio-macromolecule laboratory in Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science

2007-2008 ZJU SRTP (Student research training program): ¡°A convenient system for preparation and measurement of bilayer lipid membrane¡± and was regarded as excellent level in the oral defense, directed by Prof. Zheng Xiaoxiang

2008-2009 National Research Program: ¡°Chip-based biosensors for functional analysis of ion-channels¡±, directed by Prof. Ping Wang, Prof. Xia Qiang, Prof. Liu Wei

2007-2009 Biosensor National Special Laboratory: ¡°Electrochemical characterization and biosensor application of gold-coated ZnO nanorod arrays electrode¡±, accepted by Chinese Journal of Sensors and Actuators, directed by Prof. Ping Wang

2009 June-July The Joint Research Center of Photonics between Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Zhejiang University in China, photolithography and etching experiments for fabrication of the silicon chip, directed by Prof. Sailing He

2010 Fall-Present Research Assistant in UCLA Microsystems Laboratories, directed by Prof. Chih Ming Ho

Patents and Publicationstop

Patent application No.61720942 “Enhanced oil and protein production in microalgae and cyanobacteria”

UCLA Invention #2012-643

Awards and Honorstop


Von liebig award from US Department of Energy,

Southern California Clean Energy Technology Acceleration Program


Top 10 teams in the “North America Chinese Startup Contest” (from 500 teams)

“Kunpeng” plans


Contact Infotop

Mailing Address:
18-111 Engineering IV
420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095Phone: (310) 825-1350 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (310) 825-1350      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (310) 825-1350
Email: Sylvan at ucla.edu