Yang Cao

Director, Electrical Insulation Research Center (EIRC)

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


PhD, University of Connecticut, 2002

Research Focus

High Voltage, Electronic Materials

Awards and Honors

  • Excellent in Teaching, Fall 2020 (UConn)
  • Elected Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), 2020


Chao Wu, Zongze Li, Gregory M. Treich, Mattewos Tefferi, Riccardo Casalini, Rampi Ramprasad, Gregory A. Sotzing, Yang Cao, “The Dynamics of Dipolar Relaxation of the Modified Polythiourea with High Dielectric Constant”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.115, pp.163901, 2019. doi: 10.1063/1.5123484.

Jindong Huo , Svetlana Selezneva, Linda Jacobs, Yang Cao, “Study of Wall Ablation on Low-Voltage Arc Interruption: The effect of Stefan Flow”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.125, No.21, pp.213302(1-12), 2019.

Zongze Li, Gregory M. Treich, Mattewos Tefferi, Chao Wu, Shamima Nasreen, Sydney K. Scheirey, Ramamurthy Ramprasad, Gregory A. Sotzing, Yang Cao, “High Energy Density and High Efficiency All-Organic Polymers with Enhanced Dipolar Polarization”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol.7, pp.15026-15030, 2019.

Mattewos Tefferi, Zongze Li, Hiroaki Uehara, Qin Chen, Yang Cao, “Novel EPR Insulated DC Cables for Future Multi-terminal MVDC Integration”, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol.35, No.5, pp.20-27, 2019.

Chao Wu, Ajinkya A. Deshmukh, Zongze Li, Lihua Chen, Abdullah Alamri, Yifei Wang, Rampi Ramprasad, Gregory A. Sotzing, Yang Cao, “Flexible temperature-invariant polymer dielectrics with large bandgap”, Advanced Materials, accepted, 2020.

Zongze Li, Sneh K. Sinha, Gregory M. Treich, Yifei Wang, Qiuwei Yang, Ajinkya A. Deshmukh, Gregory A. Sotzing, Yang Cao, “All-Organic Flexible Fabric Antenna for Wearable lectronics”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, published online, 2020. doi: 10.1039/DOTC00691B.

US Patent 8,421,419, April 16, 2013, “Anti-Ferroelectric Capacitor Enabled Power Converter”.

Q. Chen, C. Calebrese, S. Zhong, Y. Cao, “Nanoclay Reinforced Ethylene-Propylene-Rubber for Low-Cost HVDC Cabling,” 2013 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference, Oral Presentation, March 2013.

US Patent 8,308,506, November 13, 2012, “Ultra-Low Capacitance High Voltage Cable Assemblies for CT Systems”.

US Patent 8,288,911, Oct.16, 2012, “Non-Linear Dielectrics Used as Electrical Insulation for Rotating Electrical Machinery”.

US Patent 8,247,484, August 21, 2012, “High Temperature Polymer Composites and Methods of Making the Same”.

US Patent 8,094,431, July 10, 2012, “Methods for Improving the Dielectric Properties of a Polymer, and Related Articles and Devices”.

US Patent 8,218,291, January 10, 2012, “Monomers for Preparing Polycarbonate Resins, Methods of Preparing the Monomers, Polycarbonate Resins Prepared with the Monomers, and Capacitors Comprising the Polycarbonate Resins”.

US Patent 7,976,218, Jul 12, 2011, “Apparatus for Providing Shielding in a Multispot X-Ray Source and Method of Making Same”.

US Patent 7,815,820, Oct. 19, 2010 “Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Polymer Composites and Methods of Manufacture”.

US Patent 7,809,114, Oct. 5, 2010 “Field Emitter Based Electron Source for Multiple Spot X-Ray”.

Yang Cao
Contact Information
Mailing Address97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationGant Complex