Bo Zhao

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory
Electrical Engineering
Stanford University

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Spilker Building
Stanford, California 94305-4085

Short Bio

Bo Zhao received his Bachelor’s degree in Modern Mechanics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2011 with a best thesis award. Afterward, he joined Professor Zhuomin Zhang’s group in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is now a postdoctoral research associate working with Professor Shanhui Fan at Stanford University. His research is focused on near- and far-field thermal radiation, plasmonics, electromagnetic metamaterials, and radiative properties of 2D materials (Google Scholar). His work on graphene was entitled the top downloads of the Optical Society (OSA) in June 2015. He has given over ten conference presentations and several invited talks and received the best poster award in 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. He is a reviewer for Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Energy, Scientific Reports, Applied Physics Letters, Physical Review Applied, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Photonics for Energy, and Journal of Applied Physics. He is a student member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and the Optical Society.


Aug. 2011 to Dec. 2016

School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Major: Heat Transfer; Minor: Optics and Photonics
Advisor: Zhuomin Zhang

Aug. 2007 to Jul. 2011

School for Engineering Science
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China
Major: Theoretical and Applied Mechanics



GT Travel Grant Award


Best Poster Award in 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, USA


Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award in USTC (1%)


China National Encouragement Scholarship (1‰)


First Prize of the 7th China National Zhou Pei-Yuan Competition in Mechanics (1‰)