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Qi-Huo Wei

Associate Professor

Dr. Qi-Huo Wei’s research interests include plasmonics nanophotonics, soft matter physics, micro/nanofluidics, nano-sensors, micro/nanofabrication.


Ph.D. Nanjing University, China, 1993

B.S. Nanjing University, China, 1986

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Fred Minkowski, Feng Wang, Ayan Chakrabarty, Qi-Huo Wei, “Resonant Cavity Modes of Circular Plasmonic Patch Nanoantennas”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 021111 (2014).

Ayan Chakrabarty, Andrew Konya, Feng Wang, Jonathan V. Selinger, Kai Sun, Qi-Huo Wei, “Brownian Motion of Boomerang Colloidal Particles”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 160603 (2013).

Ayan Chakrabarty, Feng Wang, Chun-Zhen Fan, Kai Sun, and Qi-Huo Wei, “High-Precision Tracking of Brownian Boomerang Colloidal Particles Confined in Quasi Two Dimensions”, Langmuir 29, 14396–14402 (2013).

Feng Wang, Ayan Chakrabarty, Fred Minkowski, Kai Sun, Qi-Huo Wei, “Polarization conversion with elliptical patch nanoantennas”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 023101 (2012).

Ayan Chakrabarty, Feng Wang, Fred Minkowski, Kai Sun, Qi-Huo Wei  “Cavity modes and their excitations in elliptical plasmonic patch nanoantennas” Opt. Express 20, 11615-11624 (2012)

Bhuwan Joshi, Ayan Chakrabarty, Qi-Huo Wei, “Numerical Studies of Metal–Dielectric–Metal Nanoantennas”, IEEE Trans. in Nanotechnology 9, 701-707 (2010).

Bhuwan Joshi, Ayan Chakrabarty, Christopher Bruot, Hannah Ainsworth, Gail Fraizer, and Qi-Huo Wei, “DNA-WT1 Protein Interaction Studied by Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”, Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 396, 1415-1421 (2010).

Feng Wang, Min Xiao, Kai Sun, Qi-Huo Wei, “Generation of Radially and Azimuthally Polarized Light through Concentric Circular Nanoslits in Ag Films” Opt. Express 18, 63-71 (2010).

B. P. Joshi, Q. H. Wei, “Cavity Resonances of Metal-Dielectric-Metal Nanoantennas”, Opt. Express 16, 10315(2008).
F. S. Zhou, and Q. H. Wei, “Scaling Laws for NanoFET Sensors”, Nanotechnology 19, 015504 (2008)

J. Gu, R. Gupta, C. -F. Chou, Q. -H. Wei and Frederic Zenhausern,  “A simple Polysilsesquioxane Sealing of Nanofluidic Channels below 10 nm at Room Temperature”, Lab-on-a Chip 7, 1198 (2007).

K.-H. Su, Q. -H. Wei, X. Zhang, “Tunable and Augmented Plasmon Resonances of Au/SiO2 Nanodisks”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 063118 (2006).

Z. W. Liu, Q. -H. Wei, X. Zhang, “Surface Plasmon Interference Nanolithography (SPIN)”, NanoLett., 5, 957-961 (2005).

Q.-H. Wei, K.-H. Su, S. Durant, X. Zhang, “Plasmon Resonance of Finite One-dimensional Nano Au Particle Chains”, NanoLett. 4, 1067 (2004).

Q.-H. Wei and X. L. Wu, “Grain Boundary Dynamics under Mechanical Annealing in Two-dimensional Colloids”, Phys. Rev. E 70: 020401 (2004).

K.-H. Su, Q.-H. Wei, X. Zhang, J. Mock, D. R. Smith, and S. Schultz, “Interparticle Coupling Effects on Plasmon Resonances of Nano Metallic Particles”, NanoLett.  3, 1087 (2003).

Q. H. Wei, C. Demid, X. L. Wu, “Controlled assembly of 2D colloidal crystals with mechanic annealing”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1641 (2000).

C. Bechinger, Q. H. Wei, P. Leiderer, “Reentrant melting of two-dimensional colloidal systems”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 12, A425 (2000).

Q. H. Wei, C. Bechinger, P. Leiderer, “Single-file diffusion of colloids in one-dimensional channels”, Science 287, 625(2000).

Q. H. Wei, C. Bechinger, D. Rudhardt, P. Leiderer, “Experimental study of laser induced melting in two-dimensional colloids”,  Phys. Rev. Lett.  81, 2606 (1998).



2011-present, Associate Professor, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University

2006-2011, Assistant Professor, Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University

2003-2006, Staff Scientist, Center for Applied Nanobioscience, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

2001-2003, Postgraduate Researcher/Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCLA

2000-2001, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University

1999-2000, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh

1997-1999, A. v. Humboldt Senior Research Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany

1993-1996, Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University, China

Qi-Huo Wei
Department of Chemical Physics
Liquid Crystal Institute
Phone: 330-672-3020