Wei Bao

Wei (Warren) Bao

Wei Bao
Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
E411C Nebraska Hall
Office: 402-472-9491


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S. in Physics and minor in Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing

Research Interests

  • Laser physics, quantum optics
  • Metamaterials, optical microscopy, and biophotonics
  • Micro-scale engineering


Alex Weber-Bargioni, Stefano Cabrini, Wei Bao, Mauro Melli, Eli Yablonovitch, and Peter James Schuck, “Probes for multidimensional nanospectroscopic imaging and methods of fabrication thereof”, U.S. Patent No. 8984661 B2

Honors and Awards

  • Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships, American Vacuum Society 2015
  • AVS Nanometer Scale Science and Technology Division Student Award 2015
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2015
  • Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2015
  • MRS Graduate Student Gold Award, Materials Research Society 2013
  • R&D 100 Award, R&D Magazine 2013
  • Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award, Peking University 2009

Selected Publications

  1. Wei Bao†, M. Melli†, et. al. “Mapping Local Charge Recombination Heterogeneity by Multidimensional Nanospectroscopic Imaging”, Science, 338, 1317, (2012)
  2. Wei Bao†, Nicholas J. Borys†, et. al. “Visualizing nanoscale excitonic relaxation properties of disordered edges and grain boundaries in monolayer molybdenum disulfide” Nature Commun, (6) 7993 (2015)
  3. Xiaoze Liu†, Wei Bao†, et. al, “Control of coherently coupled exciton-polaritons in monolayer tungsten disulphide” Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2), 027403 (2017)
  4. Rongkuo Zhao†, Lin Li†, Sui Yang†, Wei Bao†, et. al, “Stable Casimir Equilibria and Quantum Trapping”, Science, 364, 984, (2019)
  5. Wei Bao†, Xiaoze Liu†, Fei Xue†, et. al, “Observation of Rydberg exciton polaritons and their condensate in a perovskite cavity”, PNAS. 116 (41), 20274, (2019)