Wei Bao

About

Dr. Wei Bao received his B.S. in physics (minor in chemistry) at Peking University, and his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, he did his postdoc at UC Berkeley's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center until 2019. Dr. Bao's current research interests broadly focus on optical materials and photonics. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2022 and the Rising Star of Light 2022 Award from the Nature Portfolio journal, Light: Science and Application.

Education & Training

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. in Physics and minor in Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing

Research

Primary Research Focus
Optical physics, Quantum optics, Metamaterials, Optical microscopy, Biophotonics, Optoelectronics, Micro-nanoscale engineering.

Recognition

Awards & Honors

Edgerton Innovation Award 2023
iCANX Young Scientist Award 2022
Rising Star of Light 2022
NSF CAREER Award 2022
ONR DURIP Award 2021
Nebraska FIRST Award 2020
Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships, American Vacuum Society 2015
AVS Nanometer Scale Science and Technology Division Student Award 2015
Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2015
MRS Graduate Student Gold Award, Materials Research Society 2013
R&D 100 Award, R&D Magazine 2013
Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award, Peking University 2009

Publications

Only Selected Publications 

AT UC Berkeley

1.    Wei Bao, M. Melli, et. al. “Mapping Local Charge Recombination Heterogeneity by Multidimensional Nanospectroscopic Imaging”, Science, 338, 1317, (2012)

2.    Wei Bao†, Nicholas J. Borys, et. al. “Visualizing nanoscale excitonic relaxation properties of disordered edges and grain boundaries in monolayer molybdenum disulfide” Nature Communications, 6, 7993 (2015)

3.    Xiaoze Liu, Wei Bao†, et. al, “Control of coherently coupled exciton-polaritons in monolayer tungsten disulphide”  Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2), 027403 (2017)

4.    Rongkuo Zhao, Lin Li, Sui Yang, Wei Bao†, et. al, “Stable Casimir Equilibria and Quantum Trapping”, Science, 364, 984, (2019)

5.    Wei Bao†, Xiaoze Liu, Fei Xue, et. al, “Observation of Rydberg exciton polaritons and their condensate in a perovskite cavity”, PNAS. 116 (41), 20274, (2019)

At UNL

6.    Yali Bi, Chi Yang, Lei Tong, Haozheng Li, Boyu Yu, Shuai Yan, Guang Yang, Meng Deng, Yi Wang, Wei Bao*, Lei Ye*, Ping Wang*. "Far-field Transient Absorption Nanoscopy with Sub-50 nm Optical Super-Resolution", Optica 7(10), 1402-1407 (2020)

7.    Quanwei Li†, Wei Bao†, Zhaoyu Nie, Yang Xia, Yahui Xue, Yuan Wang, Sui Yang, Xiang Zhang. "A non-unitary metasurface enables continuous control of quantum photon–photon interactions from bosonic to fermionic" Nature Photonics 15, 267–271 (2021)

8.    Renjie Tao†, Kai Peng†, Louis Haeberlé , Quanwei Li , Dafei Jin , Graham R. Fleming , Stéphane Kéna-Cohen , Xiang Zhang*, Wei Bao*. "Halide perovskites enable polaritonic XY spin Hamiltonian at room temperature" Nature Materials, 21, 761–766 (2022)

9.    Tingting Wang†, Zhihao Zang†, Yuchen Gao, Chao Lyu, Pingfan Gu, Yige Yao, Kai Peng*, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Xiaoze Liu, Yunan Gao*, Wei Bao*, Yu Ye*. "Electrically pumped polarized exciton-polaritons in a halide perovskite microcavity" Nano Letters, 22, 5175–5181, (2022)

10.  Kai Peng†, Renjie Tao†, Louis Haeberlé , Quanwei Li , Dafei Jin , Graham R. Fleming , Stéphane Kéna-Cohen , Xiang Zhang*, Wei Bao*. "Room-temperature polariton quantum fluids in halide perovskites" Nature Communications,  13, 7388 (2022)

At RPI

11. Kai Peng†, Wei Li†, Meng Sun†, Jose Rivero, Chaoyang Ti, Xu Han, Li Ge, Lan Yang, Xiang Zhang*, Wei Bao*. Nature Nanotechnology in press (2024)

 

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