Dr. Zhaoli Gao – Principal Investigator
Dr. Gao completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2014. Since that time, he has been a Post-doctoral Researcher in Prof. Charlie Johnson’s group in the Nano/Bio Interface Center and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania.
At Penn, Dr. Gao developed a graphene sensor concept that enables detection of nucleic acid and antigen biomarkers for disease diagnosis at the early stage. He also invented a Ni-Cu gradient alloy catalytic system for manufacturable synthesis of crystalline multilayer graphene with a tunable energy bandgap for potential applications in high-resolution biosensing. In Oct 2019, Prof. Gao joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Kandy Yeung – Postdoc
Kandy completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2016. Her research interests are biosensors, graphene and battery systems.