Wei Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering
Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences
California Institute of Technology
307 Steele Laboratory, MC 107-81.
Tel: (626) 395-2958
Welcome to Gao Laboratory for Bioelectronic Devices at Caltech!
The Laboratory for Bioelectronic Devices in Medical Engineering at California Institute of Technology is announcing multiple research openings for postdoctoral scholars and graduate research assistants. Students and postdoctoral associates are expected to have a strong academic performance and background from one or more of the following fields: Engineering, Medicine, Chemistry, and Applied Physics. Preference will be given to creative individuals with interests in the following areas: biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nano device fabrication, nanomedicine, analytical chemistry. The postdoctoral fellows for the positions are expected to be involved in interdisciplinary research projects and collaborate closely with physiologists and clinicians from major research institutions.
Applications should be emailed to prof. Gao at email@example.com. The application materials (PDF format) should include a cover letter (to describe project of interest and skill set), CV, and contact information of 3 references.
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 innovative and dedicated undergraduate researchers. Interested students are encouraged to contact prof. Gao.
August, Wei joined California Institute of Technology as an assistant professor. Multiple openings for PhD and postdoc scholars are available now. See lab openings.
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. Link It was reported around the world by Nature, Science, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time, Daily Mail, Yahoo!, The Times, LA Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, Chemical & Engineering News, VOA News, Fox News, Wired, Popular Science, Science News, New Scientist, San Francisco Chronicle, UC Berkeley News, and many more. See News.
Aug 16th, 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Wei was chosen as a winner of ACS Young Investigator Award (Division of Inorganic Chemistry) and gave an invited talk in Young Investigator Award Symposium. Link
January, the first in vivo study of synthetic nanomachine work was highlighted in UCSD News, BBC News, Daily Mail, Fox News, Chemical Engineering News, Scientific American, New Scientist, The Guardian, Popular Science, Gizmodo, Yahoo, ScienceDaily, PhysOrg etc.