Wei Gao

Wei Gao

Associate 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,


  • 301 - PCC: Textile Dyeing and Finishing , Spring 2019
  • 414 - PCC: Textile Chemical Analysis , Spring
  • 763 - TMS: Characterization of Fiber-Forming Polymers , Fall
  • 464 - PCC: Polymer Chemistry Laboratory , Fall
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Areas of Expertise