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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Yushi Hu, Ph.D.

Mind + Muscle

Yushi Hu, Ph.D.

Technical Specialist


Dr. Hu is a technical specialist in the firm's Electronics Group. He is involved in patent preparation, prosecution and litigation before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). His technical areas include semiconductor devices and fabrication, semiconductor process and integration, material science and engineering, device and material characterization, nanotechnology, chemical sensor and bimolecular sensor, thin films, carbon nanotubes and graphene, signal processing, and optical communication.

Prior to joining Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, and Fox, Dr. Hu was a Senior Process Integration Engineer in the R&D center at Micron Technology at Boise, Idaho. His work included developing the cell integration and cell materials for the next generation 3D NAND devices. Dr. Hu also worked as a Process Development Engineer before his role in Process Integration. His work focused on thin films development for different memory devices, including DRAM, NAND, Emerging memory and 3D X-point memory. Dr. Hu won 2015 Micron's Best Paper Award for his work in 3D NAND.

Dr. Hu's Ph.D. work focused on fabrication of sensor arrays for chemical and biomolecular materials. Dr. Hu developed and fabricated nanowire sensor array based on metals, conducting polymers, and metal oxides. Dr. Hu also worked on new memory devices including Resistive RAM using graphene.


  • DVP Sanchez, D Jacobs, K Gregory, J Huang, Y Hu, R Vidic, M Yun, “Changes in Carbon Electrode Morphology Affect Microbial Fuel Cell Performance with Shewanella oneidensis MR-1”, Energies, 8 (3), pp 1817-1829, 2015
  • Jin Lu, Jim Hofmann, Thy Tran, Greg Herdt, Nicolai Petrov, Yushi Hu, Vasil Antonov, Dale W. Collins, Joseph Lindgren, Rita Klein, Kunal Shrotri, Siddartha Kondoju, Pratap Murali, Kevin Titus, Shane Trapp, Hongqian Sun, Tim J. Owens, Stefano Guerrieri, Allen McTeer, and Phillip J. Ireland, “ Critical Cu Line Scaling Challenges”, (invited paper), ECS Trans. 50(39), 53-72, 2013;
  • Yiwen Xu, Hyunjoong Lee, Yushi Hu, Jiyong Huang, Suhwan Kim, and Minhee Yun, “Detection and Identification of Breast Cancer Volatile Organic Compounts Biomarkers Using Highly-Sensitive Single Nanowire Array on a Chip”, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, Vol. 9, 1164-1172, 2013;
  • Yushi Hu, Hyunjoong Lee, Suhwan Kim and Minhee Yun, “A Highly Selective Chemical Sensor Array Based on Nanowire/Nanostructure for Gas Identification”, Sensor and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 181, 424-431, 2013;
  • Yushi Hu, David Perello, Minhee Yun, Deok-Hwang Kwon, Miyoung Kim, “ Variation of switching mechanism in TiO2 thin film resistive random access memory with Ag and grapheme electrodes”, Microelectronic Engineering, 104 (2013) 42-47;
  • Jiyong Huang, Xiliang Luo, Innam Lee, Yushi Hu, Xinyan Tracy Cui, and Minhee Yun, “ Rapid real-time electrical detection of proteins using single conducting polymer nanowire-based microfluidic aptasensor”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 30 (2011) 306-309;
  • Yushi Hu, Albert To and Minhee Yun, “Controlled growth of single metallic and conducting polymer nanowires vis gate-assisted electrochemical deposition”, Nanotechnology, 20, 285605 (2009);
  • Yushi Hu, David Perello, Usman Mushtaq, Minhee Yun, "Single Palladium Nanowire via Electrophoresis Deposition used as Ultra Sensitive Hydrogen Sensor", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 7(6), 693 (2008);
  • Education
    • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

    • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

    • B.S Microelectronics, Fudan University


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