Qing Gu

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Engineering Building II (EB2) NA
Raleigh, NC

Qing Gu joined NC State in January 2022 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Carbon Electronics. She is an associate professor, holding a joint appointment between the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Physics. Gu’s research lies at the intersection of electrical engineering, physics and materials sciences. Example research projects include micro- and nano-scale semiconductor lasers, perovskite light sources, non-Hermitian topological photonics, bound states in the continuum lasers, hyperbolic metamaterials, nanoLEDs for high-speed optical communication, and neuromorphic photonic computing. 

Prior to joining NC State, she was an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas from 2016 to 2021. Her research activities include the experimental realization of quantum-inspired nanophotonic semiconductor light sources using emerging materials or novel cavity configurations, active and topological hyperbolic metamaterials, perovskite optoelectronics, and neuromorphic photonics. She is the author of the book “Semiconductor Nanolasers” by Cambridge University Press, published in 2017. She is a recipient of the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award and National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.