The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Jun Yao

Assistant Professor

My main interest includes the synthesis and electrical characterizations of nanomaterials; exploring novel nanoelectronic and bioelectronic devices and sensors; developing large-scale assembly techniques to integrate these nanoelements for functional systems such as computing circuits, biochips, wearable electronics, and implantable biomedical devices. 

Current Research:

Developing novel nanoelectronic and bioelectronic sensors and devices; Integrating sensors, devices on soft-material scaffold for as wearable or implantable electronic systems for health/physiology monitoring.  
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Academic Background:

2011–2017 Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
2006–2011 Ph.D. Applied Physics, Rice University, 
2003–2006 M.S. Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 
1999–2003 B.S. Electrical Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Thomas Schuhmann*, Jun Yao*, Guosong Hong, Tian-ming Fu, Charles M. Lieber, "Syringe-Injectable Electronics with a Plug-and-Play Input/Output Interface", Nano Lett. Accepted (2017).
Yunlong Zhao*, Jun Yao*, Lin Xu, Max Mankin, Yinbo Zhu, Heng-An Wu, Liqiang Mai, Qingjie Zhang, Charles M. Lieber, “Shape-controlled deterministic assembly of nanowire as bioprobe”, Nano Lett. 16, 2644-2650 (2016). Jun Yao, Hao Yan, Shamik Das, James Klemic, James Ellenbogen, and Charles M. Lieber, “Nanowire nanocomputer as a finite-state machine”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 1259-1264 (2014).
Wooyoung Shim*, Jun Yao*, and Charles M. Lieber, “Programmable resistive-switch nanowire transistor logic circuits”, Nano Lett. 14, 5430-5436 (2014) (*equal contributors).
Jun Yao, Hao Yan, and Charles M. Lieber, “A nanoscale combing technique for the large-scale assembly of highly aligned nanowires”, Nature Nanotechnol. 8, 329-335 (2013).
Jun Yao*, Jian Lin*, Yanhua Dai, Gedeng Ruan, Zheng Yan, Lei Li, Zhong Lin, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Highly transparent nonvolatile resistive memory devices from silicon oxide and graphene”, Nature Commun. 3, 1101 (2012).
Jun Yao, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “In situ probing of the conducting filament in a silicon oxide resistive switch”, Sci. Rep. 2, 242 (2012).
Jun Yao, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Silicon oxide: a non-innocent surface for molecular electronics and nanoelectronics”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 941-948, 2011. Zhengzong Sun, Cary L. Pint, Daniela C. Marcano, Chenguang Zhang, Jun Yao, Gedeng Ruan, Zheng Yan, Yu Zhu, Robert H. Hauge, and James M. Tour, “Toward hybrid superlattices in graphene”, Nature Commun. 2, 559 (2011).
Jun Yao, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Intrinsic resistive switching and memory effects in silicon oxide”, Appl. Phys. A 102, 835-839, 2011.
Jun Yao, Zhengzong Sun, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Resistive switches from silicon oxide”, Nano Lett. 10, 4105-4110, 2010.
Zhengzong Sun, Zheng Yan, Jun Yao, Elvira Beitler, Yu Zhu, and James M. Tour, “Growth of graphene from solid carbon source”, Nature 468, 549-552, 2010.
Jun Yao, Zhong Jin, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Two-terminal nonvolatile memories from single-walled carbon nanotubes”, ACS Nano 12, 4122-4126, 2009.
Jun Yao, Lin Zhong, Zengxing Zhang, Tao He, Patrick J. Wheeler, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Resistive switching in nanogap systems on SiO2 substrates”, Small 24, 2910-2915, 2009.
Jun Yao, Lin Zhong, Douglas Natelson, and James M. Tour, “Etching-dependent reproducible memory switching in vertical SiO2 structures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 253101, 2008.
Contact Info

Electrical and Computer Engineering
LSL S419
240 Thatcher Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9292