Dr. Jie Gao

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Jie Gao is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Missouri S&T. Dr. Gao received her Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Columbia University in 2012. Dr. Gao's research interests include light-matter interactions in nanophotonics, plasmonics, and metamaterials; nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing of optical devices; optical sensors; quantum communication and quantum information processing; solar energy harvesting and light emitting devices. Details about her current research and contact information can be found at http://web.mst.edu/~gaojie.

Research Interests:

Optical nanostructures, optical sensing and imaging techniques, and nanofabrication

Spontaneous Emission Engineering with Optical


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Jie Gao (PI)

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

The project theoretically and experimentally investigated various multilayer metamaterials, including Au/Al2O3 and Ag/Ti3O5 metal‐dielectric stacks with unique optical properties, symmetric Ag/SiO2 multilayers for spontaneous emission engineering, Cr/SiO2 multilayers for broadband absorption, and plasmonic perfect absorber metamaterials for structural color printing. 


  1. "Experimental characterization of optical nonlocality in metal‐dielectric multilayer metamaterials," L. Sun, F. Cheng, C. J. Mathai, S. Gangopadhyay, J. Gao, and X. Yang, Optics Express, 22, 22974 (2014).
  2. "Diffraction‐free optical beam propagation with near‐zero phase variation in extremely anisotropic metamaterials," L. Sun, X. Yang, W. Wang, and J. Gao, Journal of Optics, 17, 035101(2015).
  3. "Nonlocal effective medium analysis in symmetric metal‐ dielectric multilayer metamaterials," L. Sun, Z. Li, T. S. Luk, X. Yang, and J. Gao,Physical Review B, 91, 195147 (2015).
  4. "Broadband perfect absorber based on one ultrathin layer of refractory metal," H. Deng, Z. Li, L. Stan, D. Rosenmann, D. Czaplewski, J. Gao, and X. Yang, Optics Letters, 40, 2592 (2015).
  5. "Structural color printing based on plasmonic metasurfaces of perfect light absorption," F. Cheng, J. Gao, T. S. Luk, and X. Yang, Nature ‐ Scientific Reports, 5, 11045 (2015).
  6. "Aluminum plasmonic metasurfaces for structural color printing," F. Cheng, J. Gao, L. Stan, D. Rosenmann, D. Czaplewski, and X. Yang, Optics Express, 23, 14552 (2015).