Chair Professor Shiwu Gao

Materials and Energy

Office Location
Room A408

1984, B.S. Nanjing University

1987, M.S. Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS

1990, PhD  Institute of Physics, CAS

Professional Employment

Professor Shiwu Gao received his Ph.D degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1990. He joined Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology as assistant professor in 1992, and became associate professor at University of Gothenburg in 1997. In 2006, he was promoted to full professor at University of Gothenburg. During 2005-2009, Professor Gao was also Professor and Director at Laboratory for Surface Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined Beijing Computational Science Research Center in 2014 as a Chair Professor.    

Research Interests

Computational materials physics

Quantum plasmonics

Ultrafast surface dynamics

Water at interfaces


1996, Second class award, Chinese Academy of Sciences(中科院科技进步二等奖)

1997, Docent in Theoretical Physics, Chalmers

2005, Beiren Jihua, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2008, Outstanding Young Research Fellowship, NSFC

Representative Publications
1.  Shengxiang Wu, Yu Chen, and Shiwu Gao. Plasmonic Photocatalysis with Nonthermalized Hot Carriers. Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 086801 (2022).
2.  Chao Lian, Shi-Qi Hu, Jin Zhang, Cai Cheng, Zhe Yuan, Shiwu Gao, and Sheng Meng. Integrated plasmonics: Broadband Dirac plasmons in borophene. Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 116802 (2020).
3.  Jie Ma, Shiwu Gao. Plasmon-Induced Electron-Hole Separation at the Ag/TiO2(110) Interface. ACS Nano 13, 13658-13667 (2019).
4.  S. Peng, P. Nordlander, and Shiwu Gao. Quantum Mechanical study of the coupling of plasmon excitations to atomic scale electron transport. J. Chem. Phys. 134, 074701 (2011).
5.  J. Yan, Z. Yuan and Shiwu Gao. End and central plasmon resonances in linear atomic chains. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 216602 (2007).
6.  Shiwu Gao. Linear-scaling parallelization of the WIEN package with MPI. Comput. Phys. Commun. 153, 190 (2003).
7.  S. Meng, L. F. Xu, E. G. Wang, and Shiwu Gao. Vibrational recognition of hydrogen-bonded water networks on a metal surface. Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 176104 (2002).
8.  Shiwu Gao, Johan Stromquist, and B. I. Lundqvist. Dissipative quantum dynamics in 2D: Anisotropic dissipation and selective bond-breaking in surface photochemistry. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1805 (2001).
9.  Shiwu Gao. Dissipative quantum dynamics with a Lindblad functional. Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3101--3104 (1997).
10.  B. C. Stipe, M. A. Rezaei, W. Ho, S. Gao, M. Persson, and B. I. Lundqvist. Single molecule dissociation by tunnelling electrons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 4410--4413 (1997).
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