FACULTY: Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Jie Gao

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
229 Toomey Hall
400 West 13th Street
Rolla, MO  65409-0050
Phone:  (573) 341-6516
Fax:  (573) 341-4607

Research Interests:

-  Silicon photonics, plasmonics and optical metamaterials
-  Light-matter interactions in photonic nanostructures with quantum dots
-  Optical sensing based on nanophotonic devices
-  Quantum optics and quantum information processing
-  Solar energy harvesting and light emitting devices


- Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Columbia University (2012)
- M.S. in Applied Physics, Columbia University (2007)
- B.S. in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (2005)

Academic Positions:

- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology (2012-present)
- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (2005-2011)
- Lecturer, Academic Successful Program, Columbia University (Summer 2007, 2008)

Honors and Awards:

IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award Finalist (2010) 

Teaching Fellowship and Research Fellowship at Columbia University (2005 – 2011) 

Outstanding Student Scholarship at University of Science and Technology of China (2001 – 2005)


Selected Journal Publications:


1.       J. Gao, J. F. McMillan, and C. W. Wong, “Nanophotonics: Remote on-chip coupling”, Nature Photonics 6, 7 (2012). 

2.       J. Gao,J. F. McMillan, M. C. Wu, J. Zheng, S. Assefa and C. W. Wong, “Demonstration of an air-slot mode-gap confined photonic crystal slab nanocavity with ultrasmall mode volumes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 051123 (2010). 

3.       J. Gao, F. W. Sun, and C. W. Wong, “Implementation scheme for quantum controlled phase-flip gate through quantum dot in silicon slow-light photonic crystal waveguide,” Appl. Phys. Lett.93,151108 (2008). 

4.       J. Gao, P. Heider, C. Chen, X. Yang, C. Husko, and C. W. Wong, “Observations of whispering gallery modes in asymmetric optical resonators with rational caustics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 181101 (2007).

 5.      R. Bose, J. Gao, F. W. Sun, J. F. McMillan, A. D. Williams, and C. W. Wong, “Cryogenic spectroscopy of ultra-low density colloidal lead chalcogenide quantum dots on chip-scale optical cavities towards single quantum dot near-infrared cavity QED,” Optics Express 17, 22474 (2009). 

6.       C. W. Wong, J. Gao, J. F. McMillan, F. W. Sun, and R. Bose, “Quantum information processing through quantum dots in slow-light photonic crystal waveguides,” Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications, special issue: Light-Matter Interactions7, 47 (2009) (invited paper). 

7.       Y.-F. Xiao, J. Gao, X.-B. Zou, J. F. McMillan, X. Yang, Y.-L. Chen, Z.-F. Han, G.-C. Guo, and C. W. Wong, “Coupled quantum electrodynamics in photonic crystal cavities towards controlled phase gate operations,” New Journal of Physics 10, 123013 (2008). 

8.       Y.-F. Xiao, J. Gao, X. Yang, R. Bose, G.-C. Guo, and C. W. Wong, “Nanocrystals in silicon photonic crystal standing-wave cavities as spin-photon phase gates for quantum information processing,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 151105 (2007).

9.       Y. Li, J. Zheng, J. Gao, J. Shu, M. Aras, and C. W. Wong, “Dispersive optomechanical coupling and cooling in ultrahigh-Q/V slot-type photonic crystal cavities,” Optics Express 18, 23844 (2010). 

10.     R. Bose, J. F. McMillan, J. Gao and C. W. Wong, “Solution-processed cavity and slow-light quantum electrodynamics in near-infrared silicon photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett.95, 131112 (2009). 

11.     R. Bose, J. F. McMillan, J. Gao, C. J. Chen, D. V. Talapin, C. B. Murray, K. M. Rickey, and C. W. Wong, “Temperature-tuning of near-infrared (1.5-μm) monodisperse quantum dot solids toward controllable Förster energy transfer,” Nano Lett. 8, 2006 (2008).

12.     R. Bose, X. Yang, R. Chatterjee, J. Gao, and C. W. Wong, “Weak coupling interactions of colloidal lead sulphide nanocrystals with silicon photonic crystal nanocavities near 1.55 μm at room temperature,” Appl. Phys. Lett.90, 111117 (2007).