Wei Gao

Wei Gao

Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering; Investigator, Heritage Medical Research Institute; Ronald and JoAnne Willens Scholar

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Huazhong University of Science & Technology, 2007; M.S., Tsinghua University, 2009; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2014. Caltech, 2017-; HMRI Investigator, 2021-; Willens Scholar, 2021-.


Research Group Matters
Catherine Pichotta
207 Keck Laboratory

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Research Overview

Professor Gao’s primary research interest is in the development of novel bioelectronic devices for personalized and precision medicine: wearable and flexible biosensors that can analyze the various biomarkers in body fluids for real-time continuous health monitoring and early diagnosis, and synthetic micro/nanomachines for rapid drug delivery and precision surgery. His research thrusts include fundamental materials innovation as well as practical device and system level applications in translational medicine.

List of Research Areas

Wearable Devices, Biosensors, Flexible Electronics, Micro/Nanorobotics, Nanomedicine.

EAS News about Wei Gao

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