Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Zhao Hao

Zhao Hao

Zhao Hao

Senior Scientific Engineering Associate

Ecology Department



Phone: 510-486-7335

Fax: 510-486-7152


Biographical Summary

Dr. Zhao Hao is interested in microbial research using biophysical methods which include synchrotron infrared spectroscopy and microscopy, infrared nanoscopy enhanced by metamaterials and ultrafast/fast time-resolved spectroscopy. His main focus is to research and develop new multidimensional tools to study live microbial materials in the biochemically important spectral region (far-infrared to near-infrared) at ultrahigh spatial resolution (nanometers) and variable temporal resolutions (sub-nanoseconds to minutes). His other interests include electronic properties of graphene (a single atomic layer of carbon), ultrafast electron diffraction of solids, high temperature superconductivity in magnetic field and pulsed THz generation from synchrotron storage ring. He is striving to apply his knowledge in Physics to biological use.

Dr. Zhao Hao is now a career Associate Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a visiting scientist of ISTEC, a research institute in Tokyo, funded by STA fellowship from 2000 to 2002. He was also a Research Associate in National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Tallahassee, Florida. He taught a General Physics course in Florida State University in 2003. He is a member of SPIE and APS.


  • 1997-2000     Ph.D.,  Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 1994-1997     M.S., Solid State Physics, Nankai University
  • 1990-1994     B.S., Physics, Nankai University

Professional Experience

  • 2005-pres.  Scientific Engineering Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • 2003-2005  Physicist Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • 2002-2003  Research Associate, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, Florida
  • 2000-2002  Visiting Scientist, Superconductivity Research Laboratory, International Superconductivity Technology Center, Tokyo, Japan

Honors and Awards

  • 2000  Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellowship, Japan.