Cullen School of Engineering


Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, Texas 77004-4005
Phone: 713-743-4400
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Dr. Jiming Bao

Assistant Professor

N 313 Engineering Building 1

Houston, Texas 77204-4005

Tel: 713-743-4456 | Fax: 713-743-4444

Email: jbao [at] uh [dot] edu



  • BS Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • MS Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • PhD Applied Physics, University of Michigan

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2012


Research Interests

  • Semiconductor nanowire optoelectronics, silicon photonics and metallic nanostructures for plasmonics, solar water-splitting, fiber optic sensors


Selected Publications

Selected Publications


    E. Smythe, M. Dickey, Jiming Bao, G. Whitesides and Federico Capasso, “Optical Antenna Arrays on a Fiber Facet for In Situ Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection”, Nano Letters, 9, 1132 (2009).

    N. Yu, A. Belyanin, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, “Controlled modification of Erbium lifetime by near-field coupling to metallic films”, New Journal of Physics, 11, 15003 (2009).

    M. Zimmler, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, S. Müller and C. Ronning, "Laser Action in Nanowires: Observation of the Transition from Amplified Spontaneous Emission to Laser Oscillation", App. Phys. Lett. 93, 51101 (2008).

  • B. Wiley, D. Lipomi, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso, G. Whitesides, "Fabrication of Surface Plasmon Resonators by Nanoskiving Single-Crystalline Gold Microplate"s, Nano Letters, ASAP, Web Release Date: 23-Aug-2008.

  • Jiming Bao, D. Bell, F. Capasso, T. Mårtensson, J. B. Wagner, J. Trägårdh and L. Samuelson, "Optical Properties of Rotationally Twinned InP Nanowire Heterostructures", Nano Letters, 8, 836 (2008).

  • Jiming Bao, N. Yu, F. Capasso, M. Troccoli, T. Mates and A. Belyanin. "Controlled Modification of Erbium Lifetime in Silicon Dioxide with Metallic Overlayers", App. Phys. Lett. 91, 131103 (2007).

  • M. A. Zimmler, Jiming Bao, I. Shalish, W. Yi, V. Narayanamurti and F. Capasso. "A two-colour Heterojunction Unipolar Nanowire Light-emitting Diode by Tunnel Injection",Nanotechnology 18, 395201 (2007)

  • Q. Xu, Jiming Bao, R. M. Rioux, R. Perez-Castillejos, F. Capasso and G. M. Whitesides. "Optical Properties of Large-area Metallic Nanostructures Fabricated by Nanoskiving", Nano Lett. 7, 2800 (2007).

  • M. A. Zimmler, Jiming Bao, I. Shalish, W. Yi, J. Yoon, V. Narayanamurti and F. Capasso. "Electroluminescence from Single Nanowires by Tunnel Injection: an Experimental Study", Nanotechnology18, 235205 (2007).

  • Jiming Bao, M. Tabbal, T. Kim, S. Charnvanichborikarn, J. S. Williams, M. J. Aziz and F. Capasso. "Point Defect Engineered Si Sub-bandgap Light-emitting Diode", Opt. Exp. 15, 6727 (2007).

  • Jiming Bao, M.A. Zimmler, F. Capasso, X. Wang and Z.F. Ren. "Broadband ZnO Single-Nanowire Light-Emitting Diode", Nano Lett. 6, 1719 (2006).

  • Q. Xu, Jiming Bao, F. Capasso and G. M. Whitesides. "Surface Plasmon Resonances of Free-Standing Gold Nanowires Fabricated by Nanoskiving", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 45, 3631, (2006).

  • C. J. Barrelet, Jiming Bao, M. Loncar, H-G Park, F. Capasso and C. M. Lieber. "Hybrid Single-Nanowire Photonic Crystal and Microresonator Structure", Nano Lett. 6, 11 (2006).

  • J. K. Wahlstrand, P. Jacobs, Jiming Bao, R. Merlin, K. W. West and L. N. Pfeiffer. "Impulsive Excitation of Cyclotron Oscillations in a Two-dimensional Electron Gas", Solid State Comm., 135, 574 (2005).

  • Jiming Bao, A. V. Bragas, J. K Furdyna and R. Merlin. "Control of Spin Dynamics with Laser Pulses: Generation of Entangled States of Donor-bound Electrons in a Cd1-xMnxTe Quantum Well", Phys. Rev. B, 71, 45314 (2005).

  • Jiming Bao, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West and R. Merlin. "Ultrafast Dynamic Control of Spin and Charge Density Oscillations in a GaAs Quantum Well", Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236601 (2004).

  • Jiming Bao, A. V. Bragas, J. K. Furdyna and R. Merlin. "Optically Induced Multispin Entanglement in a Semiconductor Quantum Well", Nature Mater. 2, 175 (2003).