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Dr. Laying Wu, was named Director of the Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Laboratory in Montclair State’s College of Science and Mathematics in the fall of 2011. In this role, Dr. Wu has primary responsibility for the management of this advanced interdisciplinary research facility including ensuring a resourceful learning and discovery environment dedicated to the support of University researchers, faculty, students and external customers. 

Dr. Wu holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina (USC). During her doctoral studies at USC, she served as a Research Assistant in USC’s Electron Microscopy Center in the areas of microscopy, specimen preparation, imaging and microanalysis. She received both her MS and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chemical Technology in Beijing China. Prior to pursuing her doctoral program at USC, Dr. Wu was a research engineer at the General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals in Beijing. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and was the recipient of the 2009 Microscopy Society of America Presidential Award.

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Microscopy, specimen preparation, imaging and microanalysis.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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