Dr. Biwu Ma is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and an affiliated faculty member of the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He joined the FSU faculty in August 2013 through the university Materials and Energy Initiative.
Dr. Ma was born in 1980 in Wenzhou, China. He received his B.S. degree in Composites from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, in July 2001, before coming to the U. S. for graduate studies. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Southern California in 2005 with research work in Organic Light Emitting Diodes under the guidance of Professor Mark Thompson. He then performed postdoctoral research with Professor Jean Fréchet in Plastic Electronics at the University of California, Berkeley for two and a half years. Dr. Ma began his independent career as a staff scientist at the Molecular Foundry at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in June 2008.