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Chao Wang

Asst Professor
Sch Elect Comptr & Energy Engr
Associate Faculty
Molecular Design and Biomimetics

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information
wangch@asu.edu
(480) 965-2056

Education

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China        Electrical Engineering                                              B.E.                             2003

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China        Electrical Engineering                                              M.S.                            2006

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ         Electrical Engineering                                              Ph.D.                           2011

Research Interests

The Wang group aims to bridge the nanoscience and biotechnology in research.

A major focus of his research is developing scalable manufacturing methods by combining wafer-scale nanolithography and self-assembly to create functional yet inexpensive nanostructures and nanomaterials for energy, health and security-related applications. Another area is developing complex three-dimensional nanofluidic systems for controlled manipulation and high-sensitivity, high-specificity detection of disease-relevant biomolecules, including exosomes and DNA. We also study nanophotonic phenomena in engineered metamaterials for the purpose of generating and detecting light that can be used for sensing, information storage and quantum communication.

Bio

In 2016 Dr. Chao Wang was appointed as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering (ECEE) at ASU. He is also affiliated with the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design & Biomimetics at ASU. Previously, Dr. Chao Wang was a research assistant professor at ASU starting from 2015. Prior to joining ASU, he was a research scientist at IBM T.J. Watson research center working on translational systems biology and nanobiotechnology. He studied in Princeton University on nanotechnology and obtained his Ph.D. degree in Jan 2012. Dr. Wang aims to bridge the nanoscience and biotechnology in research. His primary research interests have been in nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, nanofluidics, plasmonics and biosensing. A major focus of his research is developing scalable manufacturing methods by combining wafer-scale nanolithography and self-assembly to create functional yet inexpensive nanostructures and nanomaterials for energy, health and security-related applications. Another area is developing complex three-dimensional nanofluidic systems for controlled manipulation and high-sensitivity, high-specificity detection of disease-relevant biomolecules, including exosomes and DNA. He also studies nanophotonic phenomena in engineered metamaterials for the purpose of generating and detecting light that can be used for sensing, information storage and quantum communication. Dr. Wang has 15 granted and 2 pending U.S. patents, and has published his research on prestigious journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc.