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Chao Wang (Asst. Prof.)

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Associate Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography: 

In 2016, Chao. Chao Wang was appointed as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He is also affiliated with the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design and Biomimetics at ASU. Previously, 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 nanotechnology at Princeton University, obtaining his doctorate in Jan. 2012.

Wang aims to bridge the nanoscience and biotechnology in research. His primary research interests have been in nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, nanofluidics, plasmonics and biosensing. The research goal is to develop a multidisciplinary research program that focuses on advancing nanomanufacturing technologies to address the grand challenges in biomedical, communication and energy applications. The three main research areas are scalable nanomanufacturing, quantum optics, and liquid biopsy. The teaching goal is to educate the students at ASU with fundamental engineering and physical concepts and introduce them the state-of-art technological in biomedicine, quantum physics, and energy applications.

Wang has 26 granted and pending U.S. patents, and has published his research in prestigious journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Materials Today, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University 2012
  • M.S. Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2006
  • B.E. Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2003
Research Interests: 

My research goal is to develop a multidisciplinary program that advances nanobiotechnologies through three main research themes in advanced manufacturing, nanophotonics, and biomolecular sensing. My educational goal is to train students at different levels with fundamental engineering and physical concepts, provide them with opportunities to tackle complex real-world problems, and prepare them with the skills and mindset that allow them to strive in the ever-changing technology landscape. We explore science at nanometer scale and develop impactful biomedical technologies. I view multidisciplinary and integrative strategies an effective and necessary tool to build collaboration and solve problems at the interface of different disciplines and across dimensional scales. Working on technologies interfacing nanofabrication, photonics, electronics, chemistry, and molecular biology, my lab has prototyped 3D metal printing, on-chip integrated polarimetric imager, sapphire-supported nanopore sensor, and a portable, rapid, and accessible virus antigen test at ASU. 

Publications: 

 Selected Journal Publications (‘_’, Wang lab members at ASU; ‘*’, corresponding author; ‘†’ first authors)

  1. Shinhyuk Choi , Zhi Zhao, Jiawei Zuo, Hossain Mansur Resalat Faruque, Yu Yao, and Chao Wang*, "Structural color printing via polymer-assisted photochemical deposition," Light: Science  & Applications, Accepted, 2022.
  2. Xiahui Chen , Shoukai Kang , MD Ashif Ikbal , Zhi Zhao, Yuxin Pan, Jiawei Zuo, Liangcai Gu*, and Chao Wang*, "Synthetic Nanobody-Functionalized Nanoparticles for Accelerated Development of Rapid, Accessible Detection of Viral Antigens," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, doi.org/10.1016/j.bios.2022.113971, bioRxiv 2021.05.09.443341.
  3. Zhi Zhao , Xiahui Chen, Jiawei Zuo, Ali Basiri, Shinhyuk Choi, Yu Yao, Yan Liu *, and Chao Wang *, "Deterministic Assembly of Single Emitters in Sub-5 Nanometer Optical Cavity Formed by Gold Nanorod Dimers on Three-Dimensional DNA Origami ", Nano Research, 2021, 2021, https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3661-z, arXiv:2104.02916 .
  4. Pengkun Xia , Jiawei Zuo, Pravin Paudel, Shinhyuk Choi, Xiahui Chen, Md Ashiqur Rahman Laskar, Jing Bai, Weisi Song, JongOne Im, and Chao Wang *, "Sapphire-Supported Nanopores for Low-Noise DNA Sensing," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 174, pp. 112829, 2020.
  5. Zhi Zhao *, Jing Bai, Yu Yao, and Chao Wang*, "Printing Continuous Metal Structures via Polymer-Assisted Photochemical Deposition," Materials Today, vol. 37, pp. 10-17, 2020.
  6. Zhi Zhao , Chao Wang, Hao Yan *, and Yan Liu *, "Soft Robotics Programmed with Double Crosslinking DNA Hydrogels," Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 1905911, 2019.
  7. Jing Bai , Chu Wang, Xiahui Chen, Ali Basiri, Chao Wang, and Yu Yao *, "On Chip-Integrated Plasmonic Flat Optics for Mid-Infrared Full-Stokes Polarization Detection," Photonics Research, vol. 7, pp. 1051-1060, 2019.
  8. Ali Basiri , Xiahui Chen, Pouya Amrollahi, Jing Bai, Joe Carpenter, Zachary Holman, Chao Wang *, and Yu Yao *, "Nature-Inspired Chiral Metasurfaces for On-Chip Circularly Polarized Light Detection," Light: Science & Applications, vol. 8, pp. 78, 2019.
  9. Zhi Zhao , Ninad Chamele, Michael Kozicki, Yu Yao, and Chao Wang *, "Photochemical Synthesis of Dendritic Silver Nano-particles for Anti-counterfeiting," J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, vol. 7, pp. 6099-6104, 2019.
  10. Benjamin H. Wunsch, Sung-Cheol Kim, Stacey M. Gifford, Yann Astier, Chao Wang, Robert L. Bruce, Jyotica V. Patel, Elizabeth A. Duch, Simon Dawes, Gustavo Stolovitzky, and Joshua T. Smith, "Gel-on-a-chip: continuous, velocity-dependent DNA separation using nanoscale lateral displacement", Lab on a Chip, vol. 19, pp. 1567-1578, 2019.
  11. Xiahui Chen , Chu Wang, Yu Yao *, and Chao Wang *, "Plasmonic Vertically Coupled Complementary Antennas for Dual-Mode Infrared Molecule Sensing," ACS Nano, vol. 11, pp. 8034-8046, 2017.
  12. Chao Wang †*, Sung-Wook Nam , John. M. Cotte, Christopher. V. Jahnes, Evan G. Colgan, Robert L. Bruce, Markus Brink, Michael F. Lofaro, Jyotica V. Patel, Lynne M. Gignac, Eric A. Joseph, Satyavolu Papa Rao, Gustavo Stolovitzky*, Stanislav Polonsky*, and Qinghuang Lin*, "Wafer-Scale Integration of Sacrificial Nanofluidic Chips for Single DNA Molecule Detection and Manipulation," Nature Communications, vol. 8, pp. 14243, 2017.
  13. Benjamin H. Wunsch †*, Joshua T. Smith†*, Stacey M. Gifford, Chao Wang, Markus Brink, Robert Bruce, Robert H. Austin, Gustavo Stolovitzky*, and Yann Astier, "Nanoscale Lateral Displacement Arrays for Separation of Exosomes and Colloids Down to 20nm," Nat. Nanotechnol., vol. 11, pp. 936–940, 2016.
  14. Chao Wang †*, Robert L. Bruce, Elizabeth A. Duch, Jyotica V. Patel, Joshua T. Smith, Yann Astier, Benjamin H Wunsch, Siddharth Meshram, Armand Galan, Chris Scerbo, Michael A. Pereira, Deqiang Wang, Evan G. Colgan, Qinghuang Lin, and Gustavo Stolovitzky*, "Hydrodynamics of Diamond-Shaped Gradient Nanopillar Arrays for Effective DNA Translocation into Nanochannels," ACS Nano, vol 9, pp. 1206-1218, 2015.
  15. Jingwei Bai, Deqiang Wang, Sung-wook Nam, Hongbo Peng, Robert Bruce, Lynne Gignac, Markus Brink, Ernst Kratschmer, Stephen Rossnagel, Philip Waggoner, Kathleen Reuter, Chao Wang, Yann Astier, Venkat Balagurusamy, Binquan Luan, Young Kwark, Eric A. Joseph, Michael A. Guillorn, stas Polonsky, Ajay Royyuru, Satyavolu Papa Rao, and Gustavo Stolovitzky*, "Fabrication of sub-20 nm Nanopore Arrays in Membranes with Embedded Metal Electrodes at Wafer Scales," Nanoscale, vol 6, pp. 8900–8906, 2014.
  16. Binquan Luan†*, Chao Wang, Ajay Royyuru, and Gustavo Stolovitzky, "Controlling the motion of DNA in a nanochannel with transversal alternating electric voltages," Nanotechnology, vol 25, pp. 265101, 2014.
  17. Chao Wang, Qi Zhang, Yu Song, and Stephen Y. Chou*, "Plasmonic Bar-Coupled Dots-on-Pillar Cavity Antenna with Dual Resonances for Infrared Absorption and Sensing: Performance and Nanoimprint Fabrication," ACS Nano, vol. 8, pp. 2618-2624, 2014.
  18. Chao Wang, Sung-wook Nam, John M. Cotte, et al., "200 mm Wafer-Scale Integration of Sub-20 nm Sacrificial Nanofluidic Channels for Manipulating and Imaging Single DNA Molecules," In proceeding of IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2013.
  19. Chao Wang and Stephen Y. Chou, "Integration of metallic nanostructures in fluidic channels for fluorescence and Raman enhancement by nanoimprint lithography and lift-off on compositional resist stack," Microelec. Eng., Vol. 98, pp. 693-697, 2012.
  20. Chao Wang, Patrick F. Murphy, Nan Yao, Kevin McIlwrath, and Stephen Y. Chou, "Growth of Straight Silicon Nanowires on Amorphous Substrates with Uniform Diameter, Length, Orientation, and Location Using Nanopatterned Host-Mediated Catalyst," Nano Letters, vol. 11, pp. 5247-5251, 2011.
  21. Chao Wang, Zengli Fu, Keith J. Morton, Wen-Di Li, and Stephen Y. Chou, "Printing of Sub-20 nm Wide Graphene Ribbon Arrays by Nanoimprinting Graphite Stamp and Electrostatic Force Assisted Bonding," Nanotechnology, vol. 22, pp. 445301, 2011.
  22. Chao Wang, Qiangfei Xia, Wen-Di Li, Zengli Fu, Keith J. Morton, and Stephen Y. Chou, "Fabrication of a 60-nm-Diameter Perfectly Round Metal-Dot Array over a Large Area on a Plastic Substrate Using Nanoimprint Lithography and Self-Perfection by Liquefaction," Small, vol. 6, pp. 1242-1247, 2010.
  23. Chao Wang and Stephen Y. Chou, "Self-aligned fabrication of 10 nm wide asymmetric trenches for Si/SiGe heterojunction tunneling field effect transistors using nanoimprint lithography, shadow evaporation, and etching," J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, vol. 27, pp. 2790-2794, 2009.
  24. Chao Wang, Zheyao Wang, Tian-Ling Ren, Yiping Zhu, Yi Yang, Xiaoming Wu, Haining Wang, Huajun Fang, and Litian Liu, "A micromachined piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer operating in d 33 mode using square interdigital electrodes," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 7, pp. 967-976, 2007.
  25. Chao Wang, Tianling Ren, Zheyao Wang, Yiping Zhu, Ningxin Zhang, and Litian Liu, "Fabrication and characterization of in-plane polarized PZT films with interdigital electrodes," Integrated Ferroelectrics, vol. 88, pp. 3-11, 2007.
  26. Chao Wang, Zheyao Wang, Tianling Ren, and Litian Liu, "Design and simulation of a novel operation mode of integrated ferroelectric micro-sensors," Integrated Ferroelectrics, vol. 78, pp. 59-67, 2006.
  27. Zheyao Wang, Chao Wang, and Litian Liu, "Design and analysis of a PZT-based micromachined acoustic sensor with increased sensitivity," IEEE transactions on ultrasonics, ferroelectrics, and frequency control, vol. 52, pp. 1840-1850, 2005.
Research Activity: 

 

(1)  Title: Integrated Nanopillar-Nanochannel Fluidic Systems for Optimal Linearization and Controlled Manipulation of Long DNA Molecules
Source of Support: Roche Sequencing Solutions, Inc.     Role: PI.
Award Amount: $ 480,000. Award Allocation: $ 480,000.   Total Award Period Covered: 2/1/2016 - 7/31/2017.

(2)  Title: Collaborative Research: Silicon Nano-Opto-Fluidics Enabled Multi-Dimensional, High-Throughput Molecular and Size Profiling of Exosomes
Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: PI.
Award Amount: $ 169,349. Award Allocation: $ 169,349.   Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/2017-6/30/2020.

(3)  Title: EAGER: Enabling Quantum Leap: Room temperature Quantum Logic operations Enabled by Quantum Emitter Arrays in 2D artificial Superlattices
Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: co-PI.
Award Amount: $ 295,046. Award Allocation: $ 88,514.    Total Award Period Covered: 7/15/2018-6/30/2020.

(4)  Title: On-chip Metasurface Polarimeter Array for full Stokes Polarization Imaging
Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: co-PI.
Award Amount: $ 329,978. Award Allocation: $ 112,193.   Total Award Period Covered: 8/1/2018-7/31/2021.

(5)  Title: CAREER: Integrated Optofluidic Chips towards Label-Free Detection of Exosomal MicroRNA Biomarkers
Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: PI.
Award Amount: $ 500,000. Award Allocation: $ 500,000.    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/2019-6/30/2024.

(6)  Title: Photochemically Induced, Polymer-Assisted Deposition for 3D Printing of Micrometer-Wide and Nanometer-Thin Silver Structures
Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: PI.
Award Amount: $ 485,487. Award Allocation: $ 364,115.    Total Award Period Covered: 1/1/2020-12/31/2022.

(7)  Title: Polarimetry-Enhanced Imaging towards Autonomous Solar Field and Receiver Inspections
Source of Support: DOE: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).                               Role: co-PI.
Award Amount: $1,534,730 from DOE (additional ASU cost share $609,813). Award Allocation from DOE: $ 496,187.    Total Award Period Covered: 3/1/2020-2/28/2023.

(8)  Title: NSF-BSF: Synchronous electro-optical DNA detection using low-noise dielectric nanopores on sapphire
Source of Support: NSF                               Role: PI.
Award Amount: $ 360,000. Award Allocation: $ 360,000.    Total Award Period Covered: 7/1/2020-6/30/2023.

(9)  Title: SemiSynBio-II: DNA-based Memory for High-Density Information Storage and Molecular Cryptography with Fast Readout Methods
Source of Support: NSF                               Role: Co-PI.
Award Amount: $ 1,500,000. Award Allocation: $ 500,000.    Total Award Period Covered: 10/01/2020-09/30/2023.

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Service: 

Conference Organization

Program committee of the International conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN 2015 - present).

 

Journal Reviewer (28 journals)

• ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces • ACS Applied Nano Materials • Advanced Materials • ACS Nano • Advanced Optical Materials • Advanced Science • AIP Advances • Applied Physics Letters • Biosensors and Bioelectronics • Biomicrofluidics • Chemical Science • IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience • Journal of Applied Physics • Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering • Journal of Optics • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics • Laser & Photonics Reviews • Light: Science and Applications • Microsystems & Nanoengineering • Nanotechnology • Optica • Photonics Research • Research • RSC Advances • Science Advances • Sensors & Diagnostics • The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters • Theranostics

 

Proposal Review Panel

• NSF Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, 2017 • NSF Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems, 2019 • NIH Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies (BST) Nanotechnology Study Section, 2019 • NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, 2020 • NSF Division of Computing and Communication Foundations, 2021

 

ASU Committees

• 2019.2 - present: ASU FURI faculty committee. • 2019.7 - present: ASU Nanofab Governance Board member. (2021.10 - present: Chair) • 2019.9 - present: ECEE communications committee. • 2021.2 - present: ASU ECEE faculty search committee. • 2021.11 - present: ASU MORE faculty committee.