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Professor Linyou Cao has joined the MSE faculty at NCSU since July 2011. He received his Ph.D degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University in 2010, and held a Miller Research Fellowship at the University of California- Berkeley during 2010-2011. Professor Cao received a B.S. degree from Fudan University and a M.S. degree from Peking University, both in Chemistry. His current research interest is on the photophysics and photochemistry of 2D materials.
Our invited paper, Leaky Mode Engineering: A General Design Principle for Dielectric Optical Antenna Solar Absorbers, is coming out at the journal of Optics Communications soon. A copy of the paper can be found at arXiv http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.5969.
Jiao Lin joins us from Zhejiang University in China as a visiting student. She will stay with us for one year.
Alper Gurarslan joins our group. Alper is pursuing dual PhD degrees on both Textile Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.
A team of our group, led by Brian Iezzi, was selected as one finalist of the Cherokee-McDonough Challenge. Our group will receive a seed fund and counseling service from Cherokee for technical development and commercialization. The Cherokee-McDonough Challenge is designed to identify, fund and develop high impact environmental business ventures.
Lujun's paper "General modal properties of optical resonances in subwavelength nonspherical dielectric structures" was accepted for publication by Nano Letters. Great job!
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The Cao group works on the forefront of nanoscale photophysics and photochemistry, seeking better understanding of the fundamental properties of photons and charge carriers in nanostructured materials. Central to the vision underlying this work is that a better understanding of those fundamental properties will provide powerful guidance for the rational design of novel devices or functional structures with applications in a wide variety of fields, ranging from energy utilization, environment remediation, information technology, to biotechnology.
We are committed to realizing this intellectual vision through studies currently focused on four major areas: (1) semiconductor nanophotonics, (2) semiconductor nanostructure optoelectronics, (3) charge dynamics in nanostructures, and (4) nanoscale photocatalysis. This research by definition is at the crossroad of materials science, physics, chemistry and electrical engineering. Group members synergistically utilize and develop techniques of optical and electronic characterizations, time-resolved spectroscopies, device fabrications and nanomaterials synthesis to achieve our research goals. We are particularly interested in elucidating fundamental principles by exploring theoretical modelings/simulations for experiments and observations. As a result, group members may expect to receive multidisciplinary research training in both theory and experiment.
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Leaky Mode Engineering: A General Design Principle for Dielectric Optical Antenna Solar Absorbers · Yiling Yu, Linyou Cao Optics Communications · 314, 79-85, (2014) View Layer-dependent Electrocatalysis of MoS2 for Hydrogen Evolution · Yifei Yu, Shengyang Huang, Yanpeng Li, Stephan Steinmann, Weitao Yang, Linyou Cao arXiv:1309.4319 · , , (2013) View Non-equilibrium Thermal Super-radiation of Real Materials · Yiling Yu, Linyou Cao arXiv:1310.5392 · , , (2013) View Many Body Effects in Valleytronics: Direct Measurement of Valley Lifetimes in Single Layer MoS2 · Cong Mai,Andrew Barrette, Yifei Yu, Yuriy Semenov, Ki Wook Kim, Linyou Cao, Kenan Gundogdu submitted · , , (2013) View
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