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Ming Gao

Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.


Ming is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering working on nanoelectronics and bionanotechnology. She has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) from the Poole College of Management.

It’s important to Ming to help other people to live a good and happy life, and her mission is to shape the future of emerging technologies by creating unprecedented value and opportunity for researchers, investors, and customers through the development of devices with materials that provide superior computer capabilities.

Ming has been very actively involved at NC State’s and RTP’s entrepreneurship ecosystem in the past three years. While partaking in the Jenkins MBA’s TEC program, Ming was presented with an opportunity to commercialize a polymer coating technology developed by two NC State faculties. Since then, she has been working hard to launch a new venture with four other NC State graduate students and alumni, along with the Office of Research Commercialization. The team has been selected as the finalist for Lulu eGames startup competition and Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. Ming’s entrepreneurial experience has shaped her to establish a unique value that combines her background in science and technology with her practice in business development. Ming also enjoys providing academic services to give back to the community. She often engages in NC State’s K-12 outreach programs and has been a mentor to several high school and college students.

Ming enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, reading, and training for marathons. She also loves traveling and experiencing different cultures around the world.