Linyou Cao

Associate Professor

  • Engineering Building I (EB1) 3070A

Dr. Linyou Cao has been on the faculty of NCSU since July 2011. He is interested in bringing two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials into practical applications that benefit the welfare of society. Currently, his research focuses on the synthesis, photonics, and catalysis of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials. He has published more than 50 papers with more than 4500 citations, and holds numerous patents. Dr. Cao received his PhD degree in materials science at Stanford University in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Mark Brongersma, and was selected to hold a Miller Research Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley, where he collaborated with Professor A. Paul Alivisatos. He had a B.S. degree and a M.S. degree, both in Chemistry, from Fudan University and Peking University in China, respectively. He also obtained a M.S. degree in materials science at Drexel University.

Education

Ph.D. 2010

Materials Science and Engineering

Stanford University

M.S. 2006

Materials Science and Engineering

Drexel University

M.S. 2002

Chemistry

Peking University

B.S. 1999

Chemistry

Fudan University

Research Description

Dr. Cao's research interests include understanding and engineering the fundamental properties of photons and charge carriers in nanostructured materials towards developing novel optical and optoelectronic devices. He is interested in bringing two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials into practical applications that benefit the welfare of society.