About Dr. Tao

Dr. Tao received his B. Eng. (2006), M.Sc. (2009), and Ph.D. (2014) in optics/optoelectronic from Shandong University, Fudan University, and the University of Central Florida, respectively. He was a visiting scholar at Chinese Academy of Science (2007-2008), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012) and an infrared material engineer at LightPath Technologies (2012-2013). He is a Sr. Research Scientist at CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics since 2014. He has also served as referee for 20+ journals in optics, physics, chemistry, and materials. He has been awarded several scholarships/honors from Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and was awarded the Extraordinary Potential Prize winner of Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2013). He has years of research experience in optical sciences and engineering in academia, industry, and government institutes with expertise in the areas of infrared material, infrared fiber, in-fiber nano-fabrication, and advanced functional fibers and textiles. He has also been the session chair of multiple international conferences. He will serve as the organizer and session chair of MRS Spring 2017 (Symposium SM2: Advanced multifunctional fibers and textiles) at Phoenix, AZ, USA and the organizer and session chair of the conference of Materials Science and Technology 2017 (Symposium: Glass Composites) at Pittsburg, PA, USA. Dr. Tao is also the cofounder of Lambda Photonics LLC, a startup company which developed out of his Ph.D. work.

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Selected publications

15) G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, S. Shabahang, R. R. Naraghi, S. V. Sukhov, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, A. Dogariu, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Digital design of multimaterial photonic particles,“Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, 6839-6844 (2016).
14) S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. J. Kaufman, Y. Qiao, L. Wei, T. Bouchenot, A. P. Gordon, Y. Fink, Y. Bai, R. S. Hoy, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Controlled fragmentation of multimaterial fibres and films via polymer cold-drawing,” Nature534, 529-533 (2016).
13) Y. Sun, S. Dai, P. Zhang, X. Wang, Y. Xu, Z. Liu, F. Chen, Y. Wu, Y. Zhang, R. Wang, and G. Tao, “Fabrication and characterization of multimaterial chalcogenide glass fiber tapers with high numerical apertures” Opt. Express 23, 23472-23483 (2015).
12) G. Tao, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, A. M. Stolyarov, S. Danto, J. V. Badding, Y. Fink, J. Ballato, and A. F. Abouraddy.Infrared fibers,”Adv. Opt. Photon.7, 379-458, (2015).  Invited Review paper.
11) G. Tao, S. Shabahang, S. Dai, and A. F. Abouraddy,“Multimaterial disc-to-fiber approach efficiently produce robust infrared fibers,” Opt. Mater. Express4, 2143–2149 (2014).
10) G. Tao, S. Shabahang, H. Ren, F. Khalizadeh-Rezaie, R. E. Peale, Z. Yang, X. Wang, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Robust multimaterial tellurium-based chalcogenide glass fibers for mid-wave and long-wave infrared transmission,”Opt. Lett.39, 4009-4012(2014).
09) S. Shabahang, G. Tao, M. P. Marquez, H. Hu, T. R. Ensley, P. J. Delfyett, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Nonlinear characterization of robust multimaterial chalcogenide nanotapers for infrared supercontinuum generation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 450-457 (2014).
08) J. J. Kaufman, R. Ottman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, X. Liang, S. G. Johnson, Y. Fink, R. Chakrabarti, and A. F. Abouraddy, “In-fiber production of polymeric particles for biosensing and encapsulation,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA110, 15549-15554 (2013).
07) S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. J Kaufman, and A. F. Abouraddy, "Dispersion characterization of chalcogenide bulk glass, composite fibers, and robust nano-tapers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B30, 2498-2506 (2013).
06) G. Tao, A. M. Stolyarov, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Multimaterial fibers,” I. J. Appl. Glass Science 3, 349-368(2012).Invited Reviewpaper in the special issue, “Glass and Photonics”.
05) G.Tao,S.Shabahang, J.J.Kaufman, and A.F. Abouraddy, "Multimaterial preform coextrusion for robust chalcogenide optical fibers and tapers", Opt. Lett.37, 2751-2753 (2012).
04) J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, D. S. Deng, X. Liang, S. G. Johnson, Y. Fink, and A. F. Abouraddy, “Structured spheres generated by an in-fibre fluid instability,” Nature 487, 463-467 (2012).  
03) S.Shabahang, M.P. Marquez, G.Tao, M.U. Piracha, D.Nguyen, P.J. Delfyett, and A.F. Abouraddy, "Octave-spanning infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nano-tapers using picosecond pulses," Opt. Lett. 37, 4639-4641 (2012). 
02) J. J. Kaufman, G. Tao, S. Shabahang, D. S. Deng, Y. Fink, and A. F. Abouraddy, "Thermal drawing of high-density macroscopic arrays of well-ordered sub-5-nm-diameter nanowires", Nano Lett.11,4768-4773 (2011). 
01) G.Tao, H.Guo, L.Feng, M.Lu, W.Wei, and B.Peng, “Formation and properties of a novel heavy-metal chalcogenide glass doped with a high dysprosium concentration,”J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 92, 2226-2229 (2009). 

Professional activities

A. Academic Committee/Chair
Organizer and Session Chair (Symposium: Glass Composites) of the conference of Materials Science and Technology 2017 at Pittsburg, PA.
Organizer and Session Chair of 2017 Spring MRS Meeting (Symposium SM2: Advanced Multifunctional fibers and textiles) at Phoenix, AZ.
Session Chair (Quantum Dots in Glass) of 14th International Conference on The Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids (PNCS XIV) at Niagara Falls, NY.
Session Chair (Glass and Optical Materials: Structure and Properties) of the conference of Materials Science & Technology 2014 at Pittsburgh, PA.

B. Technical Referee
APL Photonics, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Optics Materials Express, Applied Optics, Applied Optics' Engineering and Laboratory Notes, Optical Engineering, Optical Materials, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Journal of Applied Physics, Infrared Physics & Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Advances, Chinese Optics Letters, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, AIP Advances, Journal of Spectroscopy, Material Express, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optik, & Nanoscale Res. Lett.
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Pacific Rim, Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, Photonics Global Conference (CLEO - PR, OECC & PGC), Jul. 31 - Aug. 4, 2017, Singapore.
2014 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society Student Research Showcase Competition Judge (Engineering and Physics & Astronomy)
2016 The Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter and Local Section Excellence Prize Reviewer