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Yiping Zhao

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Distinguished Research Professor of Physics
Research Interests:

I am currently working on nanofabrication using glancing angle deposition (GLAD) or dynamic shadowing growth (DSG), chemical and biological sensor development based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) or plasmonics, plasmonic structure amd matematerial fabrication, characterization, simulation, and understanding, novel nanocatalyst and photocatalyst development and applications, nanomotors and novel stroke treatment strategy. More information can be found at my research website.

Selected Publications:

Glancing Angle Deposition

Chemical/Biological Sensors

Plasmonics & Metamaterials

Nanocatalysts & Photocatalysts

Nanomotors & Their Applications

Of note:
  • Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), 2020
  • Fellow of American Vacuum Society (AVS), 2017
  • Fellow of International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), 2017
  • Distinguished Research Professor, University of Georgia, 2016
  • Nano-Engineering Pioneer Award, SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Meeting, 2012
  • Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 2009

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