Yang Gao

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Membership: 

Alumnus

Address: 

209N WSEC, 844 N 16th Street, Lincoln NE 68588

Phone: 

402-472-3441

Email: 

array0909@huskers.unl.edu; array0909@gmail.com

Research Interests: 

Synthesis of advanced functional materials for supercapacitor applications

Education: 

• Aug. 2008 – present, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
• Sep. 2005 – Jul. 2008, M.S., Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
• Sep. 2001 – Jul. 2005, B.E., Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Experience: 

• Research Assistant, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (Aug 2008-present)
• Research Assistant, Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China (Aug 2005-Jul 2008)

Awards and Honors: 

• Nano Science Art Competition (1st place), Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) Nano Science Art Competition, Spring 2012
• Milton E. Mohr Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
• Student Paper Award (3rd place), International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO), 2010
• Outstanding Scholarship and Outstanding Student, East China Normal University (ECNU), 2006
• Outstanding Graduate, East China Normal University, 2005
• Outstanding Scholarships, Physics Department, East China Normal University, 2001~2005

Professional Activities: 

• Member of Materials Research Society (MRS), 2010 – present
• Member of Laser Institute of America (LIA), 2010– present

Journal Publications:

2015 L.S. Fan, Y.S. Zhou, M.X. Wang, Y. Gao, W. Xiong, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “The roles of key chemical intermediate species in diamond synthesis investigated using mass spectrometry”, RSC Adv, 5, 4822-4830(2015)
2015 Y. Lu, Y.S. Zhou, W. Qiu, X. Huang, Y. Gao, L. Liu, Y.T. Lei, T.C. Zhang, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Sensitivity and intensity enhancement in open air mass spectrometry assisted by a continuous wave infrared laser”, J. Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30, 1663-1667(2015)
2015 W. Xiong, Y. S. Zhou, W. J. Hou, T. Guillemet, J. F. Silvain, Y. Gao, M. Lahaye, E. Lebraud, S. Xu, X. W. Wang, D. A. Cullen, K. L. More, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Solid-state graphene formation via nickel carbide intermediate phase”, RSC Adv., DOI: 10.1039/ C5RA18682J(2015)
2014 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M.M. Wang, L.S. Fan, H. Rabiee-Golgir, L.J. Jiang, W.J. Hou, X. Huang, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y. F. Lu, “Highly efficient and recyclable carbon soot sponge for oil cleanup”, ACS Appl Mater. & Interface, DOI: 10.1021/am500870f (2014)
2014 L.S. Fan, Y.S. Zhou, M.X. Wang, Y. Gao, L. Liu, and Y. F. Lu, “Resonant vibrational excitation of ethylene molecules in laser-assisted diamond deposition”, Laser Phys Lett, 11, 076002(2014
2014 W. Xiong, Y.S. Zhou, W.J. Hou, L.J. Jiang, Y. Gao, L.S. Fan, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Direct writing of graphene patterns on insulating substrates under ambient conditions”, Nature Sci. Rep., 4, 4892, doi:10.1038/srep04892(2014)
2014 Z. Q. Xie, Y. S. Zhou, Y. Gao, J. Bai, J. B. Park, T. Guillemet, L. Jiang, X. C. Zeng, and Y. F. Lu, “Control of crystallographic orientation in diamond synthesis through laser resonant vibrational excitation of precursor molecules“, Nature Sci. Rep., 4, 4581; DOI: 10.1038/srep04581(2014).
2014 H. Rabiee Golgir, Y. Gao, Y. S. Zhou, L. S. Fan, P. Thirugnanam, K. Keramatnejad, and Y. F. Lu, “Low-Temperature Growth of Crystalline Gallium Nitride Films Using Vibrational Excitation of Ammonia Molecules in Laser-Assisted Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition”, ACS Cryst. Growth Des., DOI: 10.1021/cg500862b (2014)
2013 M.M. Wang, Y.S. Zhou, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Gao, X.N. He, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Seed-Free Growth of Diamond Patterns on Silicon Predefined by Femtosecond Laser Direct Writing”, Crystal Growth and Design, 13, 716-722(2013)
2013 M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, L. Fan, Y. Gao, W. Xiong, K. L. More and Y. F. Lu, “Laser-assisted solid-state synthesis of carbon nanotube/silicon core/shell structures”, Nanotechnol., 24, 255604(2013)
2013 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, L.J. Jiang, M. Mahjouri-samani, P. Thirugnanam, X. Huang, M.M. Wang, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Transparent, flexible, and solid-state supercapacitors based on graphene electrodes”, APL Mater. 1, 012101 (2013)
2013 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, M. Qian, X.N. He, H.M. Li, J. Redepenning, L.S. Fan, X.N. He, W. Xiong, X. Huang, M. Majhouri-Samani, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “High-Performance Flexible Solid-State Supercapacitors Based on MnO2-Decorated Nanocarbon Electrodes”, RSC Adv., 3(43), 20613(2013)
2013 P. Thirugnanam, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, L. Fan, R. Raju, M. Mitchell, Y. Gao, B. Krishnan, Y. S. Zhou, L. Jiang, and Y. F. Lu, “Rapid Growth of m-plane Oriented Gallium Nitride Nanoplates on Silicon Substrate Using Laser-Assisted Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Cryst. Growth Des., 13(7), 3171–3176(2013)
2012 T. Premkumar, Y. S. Zhou, G. Yang, K. Baskar, L. Jiang and Y.F. Lu, “Morphological transition of ZnO nanostructures influenced by magnesium doping”, Appl. Surf. Sci., 258, 2297-2300 (2012)
2012 X.N. He, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Gao, W. Hu, L.B. Guo, and Y.F. Lu, “Mass spectrometry of solid samples in open air using combined laser ionization and ambient metastable-induced ionization”, Spectrochimica Acta B:Atomic Spectroscopy, 67, 64-73 (2012).
2012 X N He, Y Gao, M Mahjouri-Samani, P N Black, J Allen, M Mitchell, W Xiong, Y S Zhou, L Jiang, and Y F Lu, “Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Using Gold-Coated Horizontally Aligned Carbon Nanotubes”, Nanotechnol. 23, 205702(2012).
2012 Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, J.B. Park, M. Qian, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Laser-assisted nanofabrication of carbon nanostructures”, J. Laser Appl. 24, 042007(2012)
2012 M.B. Seymour, C.M. Su, Y. Gao, Y.F. Lu, and Y.S. Li, “Characterization of carbon nano-onions for heavy metal ion remediation “, J. Nanoparticle Res., 14(9), 1097(2012).
2012 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, M. Qian, X.N. He, J. Redepenning, P. Goodman, H.M. Li, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Chemical activation of carbon nano-onions for high-rate supercapacitor electrodes”, Carbon, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2012.08.009 (2012)
2012 M.B. Seymour, C.M. Su, Y. Gao, Y.F. Lu, and Y.S. Li, “Characterization of Carbon Nano-Onions for Heavy Metal Ion Remediation”, J. Nanoparticle Res, 14, 1078(2012).
2012 Xiong, W., Zhou, Y. S., Jiang, L. J., Sarkar, A., Mahjouri-Samani, M., Xie, Z. Q., Gao, Y., Ianno, N. J., Jiang, L. and Lu, Y. F. Single-Step Formation of Graphene on Dielectric Surfaces. Adv. Mater.(2012)
2012 P.A. Goodman, H. Li, Y. Gao, Y.F. Lu, J. D. Stenger-Smith, J. Redepenning, “High surface area and high porosity carbon monoliths from pyrolyzed bovine bone: Preparation, characterization, and performance as supercapacitor electrodes”, Carbon, in press (2012)
2011 M. Qian , Y.S. Zhou, Y. Gao, J.B. Park, T. Feng, S.M. Huang, Z. Sun, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Formation of freestanding two-dimensional carbon nanosheets from poly(phenylcarbyne) through pulsed laser ablation”, Carbon, 49, 5117-5123(2011)
2011 J.B. Park, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Qian, Z.Q. Xie, M. Mitchell, Y.S. Zhou, K.H. Han, L. Jiang, Y.F. Lu, “Fast growth of graphene patterns by laser direct writing”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 123109(2011)
2011 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, J.B. Park, H. Wang, X.N. He, H.F. Luo, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Improved Optical-Limiting Performance, Crystallinity, and Growth Rate of Carbon Nano-Onions Synthesized from Resonantly Excited Ethylene Molecules”, Nanotechnology, 22, 165604(2011)
2011 Y Gao, Y S Zhou, M Qian, Z Q Xie, W Xiong, H F Luo, L Jiang, and Y F Lu, “Fast Growth of Branched Nickel Monosilicide Nanowires by Laser-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Nanotechnology, 22, 235602(2011)
2011 M. Qian , Y.S. Zhou, Y. Gao, J.B. Park, T. Feng, S.M. Huang, Z. Sun, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Formation of graphene sheets through laser exfoliation of highly ordered pyrolytic graphite”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 173108 (2011)
2011 J.B. Park, W. Xiong, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Gao, M. Qian, M. Mitchell, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y.S. Zhou, L. Jiang, Y.F. Lu, “Transparent interconnections formed by rapid single-step fabrication of graphene patterns”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 99, 053103(2011).
2010 Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Mahjouri-Samani, M. Mitchell, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Towards Carbon-Nanotube Integrated Electronics: Optically Controlled Simultaneous Integration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Nanotechnology 21, 315601(2010)
2010 M. Mahjouri-Samani1,Y.S. Zhou,W. Xiong,Y. Gao,M. Mitchell, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, “Diameter modulation by fast temperature control in laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition of single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Nanotechnology 21, 395601(2010)
2009 H. Ling, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Gao, T. Gebre, X.K. Shen, and Y.F. Lu, “Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition of Diamond by Wavelength-Matched Vibrational Excitations of Ethylene Molecules Using Tunable CO2 Laser Irradiation”, J. Appl. Phys, 105, 064901 (2009).
2009 X. K. Shen, H. Wang, Z. Q. Xie, Y. Gao, H. Ling, and Y. F. Lu, “Detection of trace phosphorus in steels using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy combined with laser-induced fluorescence”, Appl. Opt. 48(13), 2551-2558 (2009)
2009 Y. Gao, Y. S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, M. Mitchell, Y.F. Lu, “Controlled growth of carbon nanotubes on electrodes under different bias polarity”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 143117 (2009)
2009 M. Masoud-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y. F. Lu, “Laser-assisted selective removal of metallic carbon nanotubes” Nanotechnology 20(49), 495202 (2009) (Cover Paper).

Conference Publications:

2012 Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, J.B. Park, M. Qian, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, L. Jiang, and Y.F. Lu, Invited talk, “Laser-assisted Fabrication of Carbon Nanostructures”, 13th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM 2012, 12-15 June 2012, Washington DC, USA)
2012 X.N. He, Z.Q. Xie, Y. Gao, X. Huang, Y.S. Zhou, and Y.F. Lu, “Combined Laser Ionizationand Ambient Metastable Ionization in Mass Spectrometry of Solid Samples in Open Air”, 13th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM 2012, 12-15 June 2012, Washington DC, USA)
2012 Y.F. Lu, Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, J.B. Park, M. Qian, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, and L. Jiang, “Laser synthesis of carbon nanostructures”, Plenary talk, 20th International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies (ALT-2012, 2-6 September 2012, Gwatt Zentrum, Thun, Switzerland)
2012 W. Xiong, Y.S. Zhou, X.N. Xiangnan He, Y. Gao, M. Mahjouri-Samani, T. Baldacchini, Y.F. Lu, “Three-dimensional micro/nano-fabrication by integration of additive and subtractive femtosecond-laser direct writing processes”, Nanomanufacturing Conference, 31st International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2012, 23-27 Sept 2012, Anaheim, CA)
2011 M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y. F. Lu, “Diameter modulation of carbon nanotubes by rapid temperature modulation in laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition”, Confernece on Laser-Based Micro and Nano-Packaging and Assembly V in LASE 2011 (Photonics West 2011, 22-27 January 2011, Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA)
2011 Z. Q. Xie, Y. S. Zhou, X. N. He, Y. Gao, J. B. Park, T. Guillemet, and Y. F. Lu , “Laser-assisted synthesis of diamond crystals in open air through vibrational excitation of precursor molecules”, Confernece on Laser-Based Micro and Nano-Packaging and Assembly V in LASE 2011 (Photonics West 2011, 22-27 January 2011, Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA)
2011 Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M.M. Samani, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y.F. Lu, “What Can Lasers Do in the Nano-Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Based Devices?”, Invited talk, Symposium TT: Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales, MRS Spring Meeting 2011 (Materials Research Society, 25-29 April 2011, San Francisco, CA)
2011 W. Xiong, Y.S. Zhou, M. Mitchell, J. Park, M.M. Samani, Y. Gao, and Y.F. Lu, “Assembly of carbon nanotube devices by tip-induced optical trapping”, Symposium TT: Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales, MRS Spring Meeting 2011 (Materials Research Society, 25-29 April 2011, San Francisco, CA)
2011 F. Parigi, Y. Gao, M. Casares, T. Gachovska, Y. S. Zhou, Y.F. Lu, D. Patterson, and J. L. Hudgins, “Investigations on the Aging Effect of Supercapacitors”, Symposium TT: Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales, MRS Spring Meeting 2011 (Materials Research Society, 25-29 April 2011, San Francisco, CA)
2011 Z.Q. Xie, X.N. He, W. Hu, Y. Gao, T. Guillemet, J.B. Park, Y.S. Zhou, and Y.F. Lu, “Laser Excitations of Precursor Molecules by Different Laser Powers in Laser-Assisted Growth of Diamond Films”, The 12th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM 2011, 7-10 June 2011, Kagawa, Japan)
2011 Z.Q. Xie, X.N. He, W. Hu, Y. Gao, T. Guillemet, J.B. Park, Y.S. Zhou, and Y.F. Lu, Best Student Paper Award (1st Place) “Laser-Power-Resolved Excitations of Ethylene Molecules in Laser-Assisted Synthesis of Diamond Films”, Laser Microfabrication Conference, 30th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2011, 23-27 October 2011, Orlando, FL)
2011 Y. Gao, Y. S. Zhou, M. Qian, W. Xiong, J. B. Park, P. Goodman, J. G. Redepenning, Y. F. Lu, “Capacitive properties of carbon nano-onions synthesized by laser resonant excitation of ethylene molecules in open air”, MRS Fall Meeting 2011, Symposium AA: Nanotubes, Graphene, and Related Nanostructures (November 28 - December 2, 2011, Boston, MA)
2011 M. Qian, Y. S. Zhou, Y. Gao, J. B. Park, Z. Sun, Y. F. Lu, “Formation of graphene through pulsed laser exfoliation of highly ordered pyrolytic graphite”, MRS Fall Meeting 2011, Symposium AA: Nanotubes, Graphene, and Related Nanostructures (November 28 - December 2, 2011, Boston, MA)
2011 W. Xiong, Y. S. Zhou, J. B. Park, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, Y. F. Lu, “Integration of additive and subtractive processes for three-dimensional sub-wavelength fabrication by femtosecond direct laser writing”, MRS Fall Meeting 2011, Symposium V: Multifunctional Polymer-based Materials (November 28 - December 2, 2011, Boston, MA)
2010 Y. Gao, J.B. Park, Y.S. Zhou, X.N. He, Z.Q. Xie, and Y.F. Lu, Best Student Paper Award (3rd Place), “Growth of Carbon Nano-onions in Open Air by Laser Resonant Excitation of Ethylene Precursor”, Nanomanufacturing Conference, 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2010, 26-30 Sept 2010, Anaheim, Florida, USA)
2010 M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y. F. Lu, “Growth of diameter-modulated single-walled carbon nanotubes through instant temperature modulation in laser-assisted chemical vapor deposition”, MRS Fall Meeting 2010, Symposium C (Nov 29 – Dec 3, 2010, Boston, MA)
2010 Y. F. Lu, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, Y. S. Zhou and M. Mitchell, “Controlled Growth and Integration of Carbon Nanotubes in Laser-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Invited talk, The 11th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication (LPM 2010, 7-10 June 2010, Stuttgart Messe, Germany)
2010 Y. F. Lu, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samanni, Y. Gao, Y. S. Zhou and M. Mitchell, ”, Invited talk, “Laser processing of nanomaterials with spectral and spatial controllability”, International Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanodevices (IWNN 2010, 1-3 July 2010, Beijing, China)
2010 Z.Q. Xie, X.N. He, Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, J.B. Park, T. Guillemet, and Y.F. Lu, Best Poster Paper Award (2nd Place), “Open-air synthesis of diamond through laser energy coupling using a wavelength-tunable CO2 laser”, Laser Microfabrication Conference, 29th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2010, 26-30 Sept 2010, Anaheim, Florida, USA)
2009 Y.F. Lu, Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, and M. Mitchell, Invited talk, “Optically-Controlled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes”, Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV (SPIE, Oct. 11-15, 2009, San Jose, California, USA)
2009 M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, W. Xiong, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y.F. Lu, “Laser-assisted selective removal of metallic carbon nanotubes”, 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, (ICALEO 2009, Nov 2 - 5, 2009, Orlando, FL, USA)
2009 W. Xiong, Y. S. Zhou, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, W. Q. Yang, K. J. Yi, X. N. He, M. Mitchell, and Y. F. Lu,“Simultaneous growth of single-walled carbon-nanotube bridge structures using optical near-field effects”, 28th International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics, (ICALEO 2009, Nov 2 - 5, 2009, Orlando, FL, USA)
2009 Z.Q. Xie, Y.S. Zhou, H. Ling, X.N. He, Y. Gao, Y. F. Lu, “CO2-laser-assisted Fast Growth of Diamond in Open Air”, MRS Fall Meeting 2009, Symposium J (Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2009, Boston, MA)
2009 Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. Gao, M. Mitchell, and Y. F. Lu, “Simultaneous Integration of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Device Structures at Multiple Sites Using an Optically Driven Process”, MRS Fall Meeting 2009, Symposium K (Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2009, Boston, MA)
2009 Y. Gao, Y.S. Zhou, W. Xiong, M. Mahjouri-Samani, M. Mitchell, Y.F. Lu, “Growth directions of carbon nanotubes controlled by different electrical bias polarities”, Confernece on Laser-Based Micro and Nano-Packaging and Assembly IV in LASE 2010 (Photonics West 2010, 23-28 January 2010, Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA)
2009 Z.Q. Xie, Y.S. Zhou, X.N. He, X.K. Shen, Y. Gao, Y.F. Lu, “Mode-selective excitation of propylene molecules in diamond growth using a wavelength-tunable CO2 laser”, Confernece on Laser-Based Micro and Nano-Packaging and Assembly IV in LASE 2010 (Photonics West 2010, 23-28 January 2010, Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA)
 

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
209N Scott Engineering Center
P.O. Box 880511
Lincoln, NE 68588-0511, USA
 

Contact

Phone: (402) 472-3771
Fax:     (402) 472-4732

Email: ylu2@unl.edu

 

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