Materials Science and Engineering
North Carolina State University
911 Partner's Way
EB1, Rm. 3070A
Raleigh, NC 27607
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Professor Linyou Cao received a B.S. from Fudan University and a M.S. from Peking University, both in Chemistry before he came to the U.S. He received a Ph.D 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 before joining the MSE faculty July 2011.
Dr. Cao was selected to receive a Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office. The objectives of the ARO's Young Investigator Program are "to attract to Army research outstanding young university faculty members, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers."
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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 serve as a powerful guidance for 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 three major areas: (1) plasmonics & semiconductor nanophotonics, (2) exciton dynamics in nanostructures, and (3) 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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Engineering Light Absorption in Semiconductor Nanowire Devices · Linyou Cao, Justin S. White, JoonShik Park, Jon A. Schuller, Bruce M. Clemens, Mark L. Brongersma Nature Mater. · 8, 643-647, (2009) View Semiconductor Nanowire Optical Antenna Solar Absorbers · Linyou Cao, Pengyu Fan, Alok Vasudev, Justin S. White, Zongfu Yu, Wenshan Cai, Jon A. Schuller, Shanhui Fan, Mark L. Brongersma Nano Lett. · 10, 439-435, (2010) View Optical Coupling of Deep-Subwavelength Semiconductor Nanowires · Linyou Cao, Pengyu Fan, Mark L. Brongersma Nano Lett. · 11, 1463-1468, (2011) View
Job Openings / Available Positions
Postdoctoral Position in Nanoscale Optoelectronic Device Physics (View)