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Qing Gu

Associate Professor

Partners Building II 1503


Dr. Gu received the Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2014. Prior to joining NC State, she was an Assistant Professor 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, and perovskite optoelectronics. She is the author of book “Semiconductor Nanolasers” by Cambridge University Press, published in 2017.  Dr. Gu’s research lies at the intersection of electrical engineering, physics and materials sciences. At NC State, she holds a joint appointment between ECE and Physics, and is a member of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Cluster in Carbon Electronics (

Area(s) of Expertise

Quantum-inspired Nanophotonic Semiconductor Light Sources, Perovskite Optoelectronics , Non-Hermitian Topological Photonics , Neuromorphic Photonic Computing , Nanolasers


  • 2021: UT Dallas Jonsson School Faculty Research Award
  • 2021: Texas Instruments Early Career Fellow
  • 2020: NSF CAREER Award
  • 2019: ARO Young Investigator Award