Welcome to the Gao Research Group

Our passion lies at the interfaces between chemistry, nanotechnologies and textile engineering. We focus on two-dimensional materials’ research and their integration with textile systems for smart fabric applications, such as wearable energy storage & conversion technologies, physiological sensing and protection.

We use wet-spinning process to prepare various fibers from 2D-crystals:


Upon device engineering, these fibers can be assembled into yarn-shaped supercapacitors to power up LEDs and to be woven into fabrics:


Machine Weaving in our Lab:


We also have established a mechano-electrical testing system to measure triboelectric output from various fabrics:


Click here to a list of our publications and citations.

Click here to us on our college website.