Dr. Wu received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Science and Technology of China (中国科学技术大学). He then went to U.S. and attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he completed a dual degree as Master of Science In Electrical and Computer Engineering and PhD in Biology.
After graduated from Purdue university, Dr.Wu worked as a research scientist in UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he published six journal paper in four years.
As the parent of a little dental patient, Dr. Wu realized how painful and frustrating for both young children and their parents. Dr. Wu decided to change his career path from a research scientist to a pediatric dentist. Dr. Wu went to UT dental school in Houston. After four years of hard study and followed by two years of residency training in pediatric dentistry at UT Houston, he became a dentist specialized in infants, young children, and teens. Dr. Wu is the member of AAPD (American Association of Pediatric Dentistry) and ABPD (American Board of Pediatric Dentistry).
As a scientist and engineer, Dr. Wu applied his knowledge in dental research besides dental training.
He has developed imaging software to detect early caries in children (published in 2010). He also used SEM to investigate the protective effects of toothpastes on baby teeth (published in Dec 2016). Dr. Wu has also developed an orthodontic software to make customized arch wire for braces, which has been awarded as the First Prize Honor in UT Health Science Center at Houston Annual Research Conference.
Dr. Wu was the Research Committee of UT Dental Branch at Houston and has been awarded Dr. Donald Charles Kroeger Student Research Scholarship, Chinese American Doctors Association of Houston (CADAH) Scholarship, Mu Mu Chapter Honor Student, Dean’s Student Excellence List, and Fredrick C. Elliott Scholarship.