Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Prof. Chao Wang
Graduate Student
Graduation Year: 
2012
Thesis Title: 
Advanced Nanoimprint Patterning for Functional Electronics and Biochemical Sensing
Advisor: 
Stephen Y. Chou
Current Employer: 
Arizona State University

In 2016 Dr. Chao Wang was appointed as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering (ECEE) at ASU. He is also affiliated with the Biodesign Center for Molecular Design & Biomimetics at ASU. Previously, Dr. Chao 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 in Princeton University on nanotechnology and obtained his Ph.D. degree 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. 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. He also studies nanophotonic phenomena in engineered metamaterials for the purpose of generating and detecting light that can be used for sensing, information storage and quantum communication.