Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering in Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. Originally from China, he earned his BS in mechanical engineering at Huazhong University of Science & Technology and his master’s in precision instruments from Tsinghua University. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of California, San Diego in 2014 as a Jacobs Fellow and HHMI International Student Research Fellow. In 2014-2017, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley.
He a recipient of IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, Sensors Young Investigator Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Global List (TR35) and ACS Young Investigator Award (Division of Inorganic Chemistry). He is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist (Class 2020), a member of Global Young Academy (Class 2019) and an ACS Nano Junior Fellow. His research interests include wearable devices, biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nanorobotics, and nanomedicine. He has authored 100 publications in these fields and his articles have been cited more than 11,500 times (h-index: 57) as of May 2020. His work has been covered in a number of media worldwide including Nature, Science, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time, Fortune, The Economist, Washington Post, NBC News, Discovery News, BBC News, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times, LA Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Fox News, Xinhua, Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, MIT Technology Review, etc.
For more information about Gao’s research and publications, visit www.gao.caltech.edu