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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.  
Learn more at: www.junyaoumass.org

Academic Background:

2011–2017 Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
2006–2012 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

Xiaomeng Liu, Tianda Fu, Joy Ward, Hongyan Gao, Bing Yin, Trevor Woodard, Derek R. Lovley, Jun Yao#, “Multifunctional Protein-Nanowire Humidity Sensors for Green Wearable Electronics”, Adv. Electron. Mater. 6, 2000721 (2020).
Jian Sun, Russell S. Deacon, Xiaochi Liu, Jun Yao, Koji Ishibashi, “Spin Filtering in Germanium/Silicon Core/Shell Nanowires with Pseudo-helical Gap”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 117, 052403 (2020).
Alexander Smith, Xiaomeng Liu, Trevor Woodward, Todd Emrick, Juan Jimenez, Derek R. Lovley#, Jun Yao#, “Bioelectronic Protein Nanowire Sensors for Ammonia Detection”, Nano Research 13, 1479–1484 (2020).
Xiaomeng Liu, Hongyan Gao, Joy Ward, Xiaorong Liu, Bing Yin, Tianda Fu, Jianhan Chen, Derek R. Lovley, Jun Yao#, “Power Generation from Ambient Humidity Using Protein Nanowires”, Nature 578, 550-554 (2020).
Tianda Fu, Xiaomeng Liu, Hongyan Gao, Joy Ward, Xiaorong Liu, Bing Yin, Zhongrui Wang, Ye Zhuo, David Walker, J. Joshua Yang, Jianhan Chen, Derek R. Lovley, Jun Yao#, “Bioinspired Bio-Voltage Memristors”, Nature Commun. 11, 1861 (2020).
Masiar Sistani, Jovian Delaforce, Roman B. G. Kramer, Nicolas Roch, Minh Anh Luong, Martien I. den Hertog, Eric Robin, Jü rgen Smoliner, Jun Yao, Charles M. Lieber, Cecile Naud, Alois Lugstein, Olivier Buisson, “Highly Transparent Contacts to the 1D Hole Gas in Ultrascaled Ge/Si Core/Shell Nanowires“, ACS Nano 13, 14145-14151 (2019).
Hongyan Gao, Bing Yin, Siyu Wu, Xiaomeng Liu, Tianda Fu, Cheng Zhang, Jian Lin, Jun Yao#, “Deterministic Assembly of Three-Dimensional Suspended Nanowire Structures“, Nano Lett. 19, 5647-5652 (2019).
Rui Wang, Russell S. Deacon, Jian Sun, Jun Yao, Charles M. Lieber, Koji Ishibashi, “Gate Tunable Hole Charge Qubit Formed in a Ge/Si Nanowire Double Quantum Dot Coupled to Microwave Photons“, Nano Lett. 19, 1052-1060 (2019).
M. Sistani, M. A. Luong, M. I. den Hertog, E. Robin, M. Spies, B. Fernandez, Jun Yao, E. Bertagnolli, A. Lugstein, “Monolithic Axial and Radial Metal-Semiconductor Nanowire Heterostructures“, Nano Lett. 18, 7692-7697 (2018).
Bing Yin, Xiaomeng Liu, Hongyan Gao, Tianda Fu, Jun Yao#, “Bioinspired and Bristled Microparticles for Ultrasensitive Pressure and Strain Sensors“, Nature Commun. 9, 5161 (2018).
Jian Sun, Russell S. Deacon, Rui Wang, Jun Yao, Charles M. Lieber, Koji Ishibashi, “Helical Hole State in Multiple Conduction Modes in Ge/Si Core/Shell Nanowire“, Nano Lett. 18, 6144–6149 (2018).
Contact Info

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