“For innovative and pioneering contributions in the development of wearable biosensors and micro/nanorobots for personalized medicine”
Biography: Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, Ronald and JoAnne Willens Scholar, and Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Investigator in Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at University of California, San Diego in 2014. In 2014–2017, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Associate Editor of Science Advances. He is a recipient of Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and ACS DIC Young Investigator Award. He is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist, a member of Global Young Academy, a Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science), and a National Academy of Engineering USFOE alumnus. His research interests include wearable devices, biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nanorobotics, and nanomedicine.
Group Webpage: http://www.gao.caltech.edu