Wei Gao

Wei Gao

Assistant Professor, TECS

Polymer and Color Chemistry
Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science

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Wei Gao, an assistant professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Rice University in 2012. She did her postdoctoral research in the Materials Physics & Applications (MPA) Division at Los Alamos National Lab, as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow. She obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Analytical Chemistry from Nanjing University, China.

Dr. Gao’s research interests lie at the interface between Materials Chemistry, Textile Engineering and renewable energy-related technologies, such as supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells. Her current research directions include:

  1. Fiber-extrusion processes from two-dimensional materials for wide applications
  2. Wearable sensors, triboelectric nanogenerators, and energy-storage devices
  3. two-dimensional adsorbents for water purification

For her academic records and past research experiences, please see the google scholar link:


Academic Degrees

  • Postdoc. Materials Physics & Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
  • Ph. D. Chemistry , Rice University,
  • M.S. Chemistry and Analytcial Chemistry, Nanjing University ,
  • B.S. Chemistry and Analytcial Chemistry, Nanjing University,


Scalable Manufacturing of Graphite and MXene Yarns via Wet Spinning Process
US Army(9/28/18 - 9/27/19)
Collaborative Research: Cyclodextrin-Based 2D Materials for the Treatment of Legacy and Emerging Perfluoroalkyl Substances
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/18 - 7/31/21)
Scalable Manufacturing of Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO) Yarns via Wet Spinning Process
US Army(8/08/17 - 2/16/18)
Stretchable Electronics for Sensing and Energy Storage
COT Research Opportunity Seed Fund (ROSF)(1/03/17 - 6/30/17)
Circuit Printing on Cotton Fabrics
Cotton, Inc.(1/01/17 - 12/31/17)
Engineering High-Energy-Density Graphene-Oxide Micro-Supercapacitors
NCSU Faculty Research & Professional Development Fund(7/01/15 - 6/30/16)


  • 412 - PCC ,
  • 414 - PCC: Textile Chemical Analysis ,
  • 763 - TMS: Characterization of Fiber-Forming Polymers ,
  • 464 - PCC: Polymer Chemistry Laboratory ,
  • 301 - PCC: Textile Dyeing and Finishing ,

Areas of Expertise