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Guang-Ming "Derek" Tao

Senior Research Scientist

Multi-material Optical Fiber Devices

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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 Centre national de la recherche scientifique (2017). 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). 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 organizer/session chair of multiple international conferences. Dr. Tao is also the cofounder of Lambda Photonics LLC, a startup company which developed out of his Ph.D. work.  

Awards & Honors

2013 OSA 2013 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition Finalist
2013 First place prize in Graduate Student Poster Contest on PACRIM 10 & GOMD 2013
2013 SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Recent Publications

S. Chen, G. Tao, S. J. Pandey, M. Molinari, L. Tetard, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, A. F. Abouraddy, and R. M. Gaume
"High electrical conductivity in carbon nanofiber glass composites"
2018 Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 20 – 24, 2018
F. Tan, S. Chen, G. Tao, J. Kaufman, R. M. Gaume, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Thermally drawn electrically conductive composite glass fibers"
2018 Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 20 – 24, 2018
F. A. Tan, S. Chen, G. Tao, J. Kaufman, S. J. Pandey, R. Gaume, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Enhanced electrical conductivity in thermally drawn glass fibers"
MRS Spring 2018, Pheonix, AZ, 2 – 6 April, 2018
S. Shabahang, G. Tao, J. Kaufman, Y. Qiao, L. Wei, T. Bouchenot, A. Gordon, Y. Fink, Y. Bai, R. Hoy, and A. F. Abouraddy
"Cold-drawing of multimaterial fibers and films to produce micro- and nano-scale particles and structures"
MRS Fall 2017, Boston, MA, Nov. 26 – Dec. 1, 2017
S. Shabahang, F. A. Tan, J.D. Perlstein, G. Tao, O. Alvarez, F. Chenard, A. Sincore, L. Shah, M.C. Richardson, K.L. Schepler, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Robust multimaterial chalcogenide fibers produced by a hybrid fiber-fabrication process"
Optics Materials Express, 7(7), pp. 2336-2345
G. Tao, S. Chen, S. Pandey, A.F. Abouraddy, and R.M. Gaume
"Electrically conductive glass-carbon composites"
Spring MRS meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 17 – 21 April
G. Tao, S. Chen, S.J. Pandey, A.F. Abouraddy, and R.M. Gaume
"Electrically conductive glass-carbon composites"
Electronic Materials and Applications 2017, Orlando, FL, January
A.F. Abouraddy; Banaei, S.E.; Kaufman, J.; Shabahang, S.; Tao, G.; Deng, D.; Fink, Y.; Johnson, S.; Liang, X.
"In-Fiber Particle Generation"
US 9,512,036
A.F. Abouraddy, S. Shabahang, and G. Tao
"Systems and Methods For Producing Robust Chalcogenide Optical Fibers (US)"
US 9,488,775
S. Shabahang, A. Sims, G. Tao, L. Shah, M.C. Richardson, and A.F. Abouraddy
"Multi-octave mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in robust chalcogenide nanowires using a thulium fiber laser"
OSA Photonics and Fiber Technology Congress, Sydney, Australia, 5 - 8 September


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