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    The GAO Group at FSU Physics conducts interdisciplinary research on condense-matter and materials physics. We are interested in creating new materials and photonic nanostructures using combined bottom-up growth and top-down methods. By studying carrier dynamics, charge transport, and light-matter interactions in hybrid semiconductor and metallic structures, we aim at presenting solutions for solar energy harvesting and optoelectronic applications that are more miniaturized, cost effective, and energy efficient.  

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Our research is highlighted in Faculty Spotlight
by FSU College of Arts & Sciences.
Gordon Research Conference on Unconventional Semiconductors
was helded June 12-17, 2022 in Ventura, CA.
Professor Gao discusses physics in basketball, FSU News
by Zachary Boehm, FSU News
by Julie Montanaro, WCTV

11/04/2022  Dr. Moein Adnani completed his postdoctoral research and joined TDK as a senior processing engineer. Congratulations!

05/02/2022 Our work on  Nanoscale Encapsulation of Hybrid Perovskites Using Atomic Layer Deposition gets published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett..

04/29/2022 Xiujun Lian is now Dr. Xiujun Lian! Congratulations!

04/21/2022 Zihan Zhang receives the Yung Li Wang Graduate Fellowship for his excellence in research. Congratulations!

01/01/2022 Jeremy Kowkabany and Tristen White joined the group. Welcome!

08/30/2021 Jack Lyons, an undergraduate student with physics and music dual major, joined the group. Welcome!

08/01/2021 Dr. Moein Adnani joined the group as  a postdoctoral fellow. Welcome!

05/31/2021 Dr. Jue Gong completed his postdoctoral term with us and joined University of Electronic Science and Technology of China as an Associate Professor. Congratulations!

05/07/2021 Benjamin Chen, a senior from Charles High School, joined the group. Welcome!

06/04/2019 Our review article concerning Phase Segregation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites, in collaboration with Prof. Tom Wu, is published in Photonics Research.

05/07/2020 Tyler Jones joined the group. Welcome!

11/10/2019 Dr. Jue Gong joined the group. Welcome!

06/04/2019 Our Perspective article on Nanocomposites of Halide Perovskites is published in ACS Energy Letters.

04/23/2019 The poster presented by our undergraduate student, Xavier Quintana, is nominated for the Sudent Poster Award during the 2019 MRS Spring Meeting. It's an honor that often goes to graduate students. Well done, Xavier!

04/18/2019 Xi Wang receives the prestegious Research and Creativity Award. This year, this award recognizes the superior scholarship of eight graduate students across all of the disciplines at FSU. Congrats!

02/11/2019 Xi's work on Suppressed Phase Separation in Mixed-Halide Perovskites is published in Nature Communications, and highlighted in FSU News,, and Science Daily.



Xiujun received her PhD

Our work gets highlighted

Javon Received APS Award


Postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate research positions are available in the directions of nanomaterials growth as well as optical and electrical characterizations. click for details

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