Graduate profile: Dr Wu Guang Yu
My PhD centred on understanding electrodeposited ultrathin films; especially how halide additives affect their surface morphology. I used a combination of optical and scanning probe microscopy techniques.
After graduation I returned to Shanghai to start my new career in one of the top local asset management companies focussing on financial engineering. Three years later I now work in a state-owned private equity firm.
A PhD degree from Bristol puts me in a very competitive position in the job market, but more importantly the study experience uplifted me, letting me see things from different angles. It also taught me how to do in-depth research. These are critical skills for my career in finance.