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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 16 granted and two pending U.S. patents, and has published his research in prestigious journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Nano Letters, etc.

Education
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University 2011
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2006
  • B.E. Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2003
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.

Publications

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

  1. 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," Under review.
  2. 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 " Under review.
  3. Zhi Zhao , Chao Wang, Hao Yan *, and Yan Liu *, "Soft Robotics Programmed with Double Crosslinking DNA Hydrogels," Under review.
  4. Zhi Zhao , Ninad Chamele, Michael Kozicki, Yu Yao, and Chao Wang *, "Photochemical Synthesis of Dendritic Silver Nano-particles for Anti-counterfeiting," Under review.
  5. 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, 10.1039/C1038LC01408F, 2019.
  6. 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.
  7. Chao Wang *, Sung-Wook Nam , John. M. Cotte, Christopher. V. Jahnes, Evan G. Colgan, et al., "Wafer-Scale Integration of Sacrificial Nanofluidic Chips for Single DNA Molecule Detection and Manipulation," Nature Communications, vol. 8, pp. 14243, 2017.
  8. 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.
  9. Chao Wang *, Robert L. Bruce, Elizabeth A. Duch, Jyotica V. Patel, Joshua T. Smith, et al., "Hydrodynamics of Diamond-Shaped Gradient Nanopillar Arrays for Effective DNA Translocation into Nanochannels," ACS Nano, vol 9, pp. 1206-1218, 2015.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
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.
  1. 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.
  2. Title: Collaborative Research: On-chip Metasurface Polarimeter Array for full Stokes Polarization Imaging
    Source of Support: NSF.                               Role: co-PI.
    Award Amount: $ 329,978. Award Allocation: $ 131,991.   Total Award Period Covered: 8/1/2018-7/31/2021.
  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: 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.
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
Summer 2017
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 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 792Research
EEE 799Dissertation