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Dr. Jiming Bao, Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering


  • Areas of expertise

    • Semiconductor nanowire optoelectronics
    • Silicon photonics and metallic nanostructures for plasmonics
    • Solar water-splitting
    • Fiber optic sensors
  • Awards

    • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2012
  • Publications

    • Liao L, Zhang Q, Su Z, Zhao Z, Wang Y, Li Y, Lu X, Wei D, Feng G, Yu Q, Cai X, Zhao J, Ren Z, Fang H, Robles-Hernandez F, Baldelli S, and Bao J. (2014). Efficient solar water-splitting using a nanocrystalline CoO photocatalyst, Nature Nanotechnology 9, 69–73. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2013.272
    • Lin, Z. Zhu, X. Zhou, W. Qiu, C. Niu, J. Hu, Keshab Dahal, Y. Wang, Z. Zhao, Zhifeng Ren, D. Litvinov, Z. Liu, Z. M. Wang, and J. M. Bao, "Orientation control of graphene flakes by magnetic field: broad device applications of macroscopically aligned graphene", Advanced Materials 29, 1604453 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604453.
    • Fei H, Dong J, Arellano-Jiménez MJ, Ye G, Dong Kim N, Samuel ELG, Peng Z, Zhu Z, Qin F, Bao J, Yacaman MJ, Ajayan PM, Chen D, and Tour JM. (2015). Atomic cobalt on nitrogen-doped graphene for hydrogen generation, Nature Communications 6, 8668. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9668
    • Haiqing Zhou, Fang Yu, Yufeng Huang, Jingying Sun, Zhuan Zhu, Robert J. Nielsen, Ran He, Jiming Bao, William A. Goddard III, Shuo Chen & Zhifeng Ren, “Efficient hydrogen evolution by ternary molybdenum sulfoselenide particles on self-standing porous nickel diselenide foam”, Nature Communications 7, 12765 (2016). DOI:10.1038/ncomms12765.
    • Feng Lin, Xin Tong, Yanan Wang, Jiming Bao, Zhiming M. Wang, “Graphene oxide liquid crystals: synthesis, phase transition, rheological property, and applications in optoelectronics and display”, Nanoscale Research Letters, 10:435 (2015). doi:10.1186/s11671-015-1139-1.
    • E. Smythe, M. Dickey, Jiming Bao, G. Whitesides and Federico Capasso, “Optical Antenna Arrays on a Fiber Facet for In Situ Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection”, Nano Letters, 9, 1132 (2009).
    • N. Yu, A. Belyanin, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, “Controlled modification of Erbium lifetime by near-field coupling to metallic films”, New Journal of Physics, 11, 15003 (2009).
    • M. Zimmler, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, S. Müller and C. Ronning, "Laser Action in Nanowires: Observation of the Transition from Amplified Spontaneous Emission to Laser Oscillation", App. Phys. Lett. 93, 51101 (2008).
    • B. Wiley, D. Lipomi, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, G. Whitesides, "Fabrication of Surface Plasmon Resonators by Nanoskiving Single-Crystalline Gold Microplate"s, Nano Letters, ASAP, Web Release Date: 23-Aug-2008.
    • Jiming Bao, D. Bell, F. Capasso, T. Mårtensson, J. B. Wagner, J. Trägårdh and L. Samuelson, "Optical Properties of Rotationally Twinned InP Nanowire Heterostructures", Nano Letters, 8, 836 (2008).


  • Patents

    • High-efficiency solar water splitting by nanocrystalline cobalt (II) oxide photocatalyst and uses thereof, 02/16/2016
  • Funded Research

    • National Science Foundation CAREER Grant - Doped Graphene: a Transformative Paradigm for Plasmonics and Two-Dimensional Nanophotonics - $400,000
    • National Science Foundation - Crystal-Structure-Engineered Si Nanowires for Novel Device Applications - $350,000
    • National Science Foundation - MRI Consortium: Acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System to Support Transformative Device and Materials Research in the Greater Houston Area - $570,000
    • National Science Foundation - Massively Parallel Nanopatterning by Print and Repeat Nanopantography with Reusable Stencil Masks - $1.5 million
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Contact information

    N308 Engineering Building 1
    Phone: 713-743-4400 | Fax: 713-743-4444