Welcome to the Gao Research Group at Caltech!
The Gao Research Group at the California Institute of Technology is a highly interdisciplinary research team devoted to direct integration of various experimental techniques and materials to develop versatile bioelectronic devices and systems for fundamental and applied medical studies. Our research thrusts include fundamental materials and chemistry innovations as well as important device and system level applications toward personalized and precision medicine. We create and apply the innovative devices to understand the complex biological systems. Some examples of our devices include wearable/portable biosensors that perform real-time health monitoring and clinical assessment, and medical micro/nanorobots that offer the therapeutic capability of rapid drug delivery and precision surgery.
Research openings for postdoctoral scholars and graduate research assistants are available. Preference will be given to creative individuals with interests in the following areas: biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nano device fabrication and nanomedicine.
Caltech graduate students interested in research opportunities with the laboratory should contact prof. Gao for an appointment to discuss available projects. Graduate students at all other universities must first apply for admission to Caltech. Information pertaining to application procedures, academic requirements, and deadlines can be found at Graduate Admissions Information.
We always welcome dedicated undergraduate researchers. Interested students are encouraged to contact prof. Gao.
Dr. Wei Gao
Office: 307 Steele Laboratory
Division of Engineering and Applied Science
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Address: 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, MC 107-81
Tel: (626) 395-2958
Sep 29th, Wei was featured on Caltech News: "The Science of Sweat: An Interview with Wei Gao". Link
September, welcome our first graduate student Yiran (Isabella) Yang to join the group!
August, Wei joined California Institute of Technology as an assistant professor of Medical Engineering.
March, Wei was selected as an ACS Nano Junior Fellow and participated in first ACS Nano Kavli Futures Symposium.
Dec 14th, Wei's wearable biosensor work was chosen by ACS as part of TOP Research of 2016: "Wearable sensors were ‘the’ fashion accessories of 2016". Link
August 23rd, Wei was selected as one of 2016 MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35). Link Each year since 1999, MIT Technology Review has selected exceptionally talented young innovators whose works are believed to have the greatest potential to transform the world. See also UC Berkeley News.
Jan 27th, the paper of wearable sweat biosensors was published in Nature. It was reported around the world by Nature, Science, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time, Daily Mail, The Times, LA Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, Fox News, Wired, Popular Science, New Scientist, San Francisco Chronicle and UC Berkeley News. See News.