Juejun (JJ) Hu is currently the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Associate Professor at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. degree (2009) from MIT and a B.S. degree (2004) from Tsinghua University, China, both in Materials Science and Engineering. Prior to joining MIT, Hu was an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware from 2010 to 2014.
Hu has authored and coauthored over 70 refereed journal publications since 2006 and has been awarded 6 U.S. patents. He has been recognized with the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, Gerard J. Mangone Young Scholars Award, University of Delaware College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, among others.
Hu has been involved with the ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division since 2006. His primary research interest is enhanced photon-matter interactions in nanophotonic structures, with an emphasis on on-chip spectroscopy and chemical sensing applications using novel infrared glasses. His work has led to miniaturized on-chip infrared optical sensors, mechanically flexible photonic systems, as well as novel glass-based photonic devices incorporating 2-D materials.