Haining Gao

Haining Gao is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received her Ph.D. (’22) in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. She is the co-inventor of the proposed technology (patent pending) and lead author on all related publications. She is a recipient of the MIT Kavanaugh Translational Innovation Fellowship (2022) and the MIT Graduate School of Engineering Evergreen Innovation Fellowship (2021). She is currently the team lead of an MIT Deshpande Center project and was the entrepreneurial lead in an NSF I-Corps Teams project.

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  • Entrepreneurship program at Argonne Announces Newest Cohort

    Five new innovators will join Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the Lab-Embedded Entrepreneurship Program (LEEP) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, as part of the award-winning program’s eighth cohort. The five will join the two-year program starting this… Read More

  • CRI Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell

    CRI Director Dick Co and Argonne National Lab Director Paul Kearns ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell. On July 9th, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI), the entrepreneurship program and Argonne National Laboratory, rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell as one of Chicago Innovation’s 22nd annual award winners. This… Read More

  • Semi-finalists Chosen for CRI's Cohort 8

    Twenty-eight individuals with a wide range of startup technologies were chosen to advance to the semi-finals and compete to join Chain Reaction Innovations’ (CRI) Cohort 8. A broad range of innovations are represented in this year’s applicants, including energy generation and distribution, bioremediation, anti-fouling, mineralization,… Read More

  • Chain Reaction Innovations wins a 2023 Chicago Innovation Award

    Chain Reaction Innovations has been recognized for solving unmet needs, creating jobs and generating new funding in the Chicago metro area. Chain Reaction Innovations, the entrepreneurship program at Argonne National Laboratory, has been recognized with a Chicago Innovation Award. (Image by Chicago Innovation.) Chain… Read More

  • Entrepreneurship program at Argonne opens applications for startups

    Chain Reaction Innovations seeks innovators to join Cohort 8 OCTOBER 26, 2023 Develop your clean energy or climate technology with the support of Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations program. Application deadline is 5 p.m. CST, Nov. 30.   Through Chain Reaction Innovations, early-stage… Read More