Wei-Yuan Tu studied Physics at the National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan). From September 2006 until June 2008 he pursued his Master of Science at the same university. His master thesis was about Quantum Decoherence of Open Systems, supervised by Prof. Wei-Min Zhang.
After defending his master thesis in June 2008, he now joined the group of Prof. G. Cuniberti as a Ph.D. student, where he is going to work on large-scale molecular dynamic (MD) simulations of biomolecular systems as well as to study on this basis charge migration properties and decoherence in such systems. He will mainly focus on DNA and DNA-based oligomers, where it is expected that structural fluctuations are playing a dramatic role. Hereby he will combine MD simulations with electronic structure parametrizations to get the appropriate information to formulate effective charge transport models. In this way, he will be able to scan different charge transport scenarios.