User:Yong Y. Wu

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About Me

Favorite Quotes: "A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales." -- Marie Curie



University of Virginia

I started my journey as an undergraduate engineering student at Charlottesville, VA since August 2008. I have explored many different disciplines here at UVa. I have chosen to become a chemical engineering student after working on a REU project that synthesized fluorescent microspheres. I hope to incorporate what I have learned as a polymer scientist to biological applications in my future scientific endeavor. I am currently working toward a minor in computer science and a concentration in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering.

Industrial Experience

2011 SCI Scholar at DuPont's Stine-Haskell Research Center (ACS)

Newark, DE (June 2011 to August 2011)

  • Formulation Intern
  • Developed a standard operating protocol for the new rheology machine Kinexus using Visual Basics
  • Optimized ingredients for crop protection products

Research Experience

Synthetic Biology

  • Modeling Manager of the 2010 & 2011 Virginia Genetically Engineered Machine (VGEM) Team
  • Member of the 2010 Virginia United Team


  • Participant of the 2009 Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) at UVA

Contact Information


Useful links

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