Julia Hsu

Julia Hsu

Professor - Materials Science & Engineering
TI Nanoelectronics Dist Chair - Materials Science & Engineering
Tags: Materials Science and Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Physics
Stanford University - 1991
MS - Physics
Stanford University - 1987
BSE - Chemical Engineering
Princeton University - 1985

Research Areas

Research Interests
  • Electronic and transport properties at the organicinorganic interface
  • Growth and assembly of semiconductor nanostructures
  • Nanostructured composites for solar energy harvesting
  • Development and application of novel nanofabrication techniques
  • Spatially resolved studies of local electrical and optoelectronic properties


D. A. Scrymgeour, C. Highstrete, Y.J. Lee, J. W. P. Hsu, and M. Lee, “High Frequency Impedance Measurements on ZnO Nanorod Arrays,” J. Appl. Phys. 107, 064312 (2010) DOI: 10.1063/1.3319555 2010 - Publication
C. Zhou, A. Trionfi, J. C. Jones, J. W. P. Hsu, and A. V. Walker, “Comparison of Chemical Lithography using Alkanethiolate SelfAssembled Monolayers on GaAs (001) and Au,” Langmuir 26, 45234528 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/la9033029 2010 - Publication
C. Zhou, A. J. Trionfi, J. W. P. Hsu, and A. V. Walker, “Electron Beam Induced Damage of Alkanethiolate SelfAssembled Mononlayers (SAMs): Monolayer Structure and Substrate Conductivity,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 93629369 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/jp911402u 2010 - Publication
J. A. Floro, J. Michael, L. N. Brewer, and J. W. P. Hsu, “Preferred Heteroepitaxial Orientations of ZnO Nanorods on Ag,” J. Mater. Res. 25, 1352 (2010) 2010 - Publication
R. J. Davis, M. T. Lloyd, S. R. Ferreira, M. J. Bruzek, S. E. Watkins, L. Lindell, P. Sehati, M. Fahlman, J. E. Anthony, and J. W. P. Hsu, “Determination of Energy Level Alignment at Interfaces of Hybrid and Organic Solar Cells under Ambient Environment,” J. Mater. Chem. (11/2010) DOI: 10.1039/c0jm02349c 2010 - Publication
L. F. Drummy, R. J. Davis, D. L. Moore, M. Durstock, R. A. Vaia, and J. W. P. Hsu, “Molecularscale and Nanoscale Morphology of P3HT:PCBM Bulk Heterojunctions: Energy Filtered TEM and Low Dose HREM,” Chem. Matt. (11/2010) DOI: 10.1021/cm102463 2010 - Publication
S. R. Ferreira, R. J. Davis, Y.J. Lee, P. Lu, and J. W. P. Hsu, “Effect of Device Architecture on Hybrid Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle:Poly(3hexylthiophene) Blend Solar Cell Performance and Stability,” submitted to J. Phys. Chem. C (9/2010) 2010 - Publication
A. Trionfi, D. H. Wang, J. D. Jacobs, L.-S. Tan, R. A. Vaia, and J. W. P. Hsu, “Direct Measurement of the Percolation Probability in Carbon Nanofiber-Polyimide Nanocomposites,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 116601 (2009) 2009 - Publication


Principal Member of Technical Staff
Sandia National Laboratories [2003–2010]
Member of Technical Staff
Bell Laboratories [1999–2003]
Associate Professor
University of Virginia [1993–1999]
Arts and Science

Additional Information

Professional Associations
  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
Professional Associations
  • Member, Nomination Committee, of the American Physical Society Division of Condensed Matter Physics (2010)
  • Panel review for NSF Solar Initiative (2010)
  • Chair, International Relations Committee, Materials Research Society (20102012)
  • External advisory board, U.Massachusetts Energy Frontier Research Center PHaSE (20092014)
  • Chair, Program Committee for American Physical Society Workshop on Energy Research for Young Physicists, American Physical Society Topic Groupon Energy Researchand Applications (2010)
  • Advisory board, International Conferences on Modern Materials and Technology (20092010)
  • Advisory panel, Princeton Center for Complex Materials (20092015)
  • Advisory board, TACT 2009 International Thin Film Conference (2009)
  • Review panel, DOEEPSCoR program of Idaho State (2008,2009)
  • James C. McGroddy Prizes election committee, American Physical Society (20072008)
  • Member, Program Committee for American Physical Society Workshop on Energy Research for Young Physicists (20082009)
  • Treasurer and Chair of Operational Oversight Committee, Materials Research Society (20062007)
  • Review panel for DOE Solar Energy UtilizationInitiative (2007)
  • Board of Directors, Materials Research Society (20052007)
  • MemberatLarge in the Executive Committee of the American Physical Society Division of Materials Physics (20042007)
  • Editorial Board, Solid State Communications (20052008)
  • Lead organizer for 2007 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium F: “Interfaces in Organicand Molecular Electronics III”
  • Meeting Chair for the 2004 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
  • Organizing “Interfacial Phenomenain Nanostructured Materials and Devices” Workshop at Telluride Science Research Center (2008, 2010)
  • Member of theMinerals, Metals and Materials (TMS) Society Electronic Materials Committee (20002006)
  • Invited organizer for 19972010 Electronic Materials Conference
  • Invited participants on DOE Workshop on “Basic Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization” (2005)
  • Invited participants in the Special National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Interagency Grand Challenge Workshopon Instrumentation and Metrology at NIST (2004)
  • Invited participants in U.S.National Academy of Engineering “Nineth Annual Symposiumon Frontiers of Engineering” (2003)    
  • Invited participants in Vision 2020 Nanomaterials and the Chemical Industry R&D Roadmap Workshop (2002)
  • Panel review for NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers reverse site visit (2002) 
  • Invited participants in U.S. National Academy of Sciences “Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Science” (2001)
  • Member of American Physical Society Committee on the Status of Women in Physics site visiting committee to Penn State (2000)
  • Lead or ganizer for 1998 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium S :“Nanoscale Materials Characterization Using Scanning Probes”
  • Panel review for NSF Career Award (1998)
  • Panel review for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (1997)
  • Invited participants in U.S.National Academy of Sciences “Sixth Annual Symposium on Frontiers of Science” (1994)
  • Review papers for Phys. Rev. Lett., Appl. Phys. Lett., Nano Lett. J. Appl. Phys., Phys. Rev. B, Rev. Sci. Instrum., Science, J.Phys. Chem.,  J.Crys. Growth, L angmuir, Advanced Materials, Small,Chem. Phys.Lett., Solid State Comm., Thin Solid Films, Org.Electron. Appl. Surf. Sci., Elec. Device Lett., J.
  • Elec. Mater., J.Am. Chem.Soc., Optics Express, Optics Letters, Europhysics Lett., Scanning Microscopy, Materials Research Society Meeting Proceedings
  • Review proposals for NSF, DOE, EPA, and ARO

News Articles

2 New Profs Expand University's Nanotech Strength
2 New Profs Expand University's Nanotech Strength Two leading experts in the mechanics and materials of high-tech engineering have joined the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at UT Dallas, further expanding the University’s position as a leading nanotechnology research center. Each of the new faculty members will be the inaugural holder of an endowed chair, both of which have been funded by Texas Instruments. The two new faculty members are: Dr. Massimo Fischetti: Previously a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fischetti holds a Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics. He earned a PhD in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1978, and his research involves the theory of electronic transport in semiconductors and the limits of semiconductor scaling. Dr. Julia W.P. Hsu: Previously a scientist in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Sandia National Labs, Hsu also will hold a Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics. She earned a PhD in physics from Stanford University in 1991, and her research focuses on interfacial phenomena in organic-inorganic hybrid systems, the structure and electrical properties of self-assembled monolayers, and the chemical patterning of surfaces using conventional and soft lithographic techniques.