Dr. Gao received his Bachelor's Degree in Physics
from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004 and his
Doctorate Degree in Materials Science from Northwestern University
in 2009. Since 2010, he worked at Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory and University of California-Berkeley as a Postdoctoral
Researcher. Dr. Gao joined the Physics Faculty of FSU in 2013.
Dr. Gao's research encompasses physics and
chemistry of solid-state nanomaterials with photonic and
optoelectronic functions. His current projects investigate plasmonic
and electronic properties of hybrid metal-semiconductor
nanostructures for improved solid-state light emitting and solar
energy harvesting applications.