Remote sensing of aquatic environments
2015 Ph.D. in Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, USA (Major Professor: Dr. William L. Miller)
2018-present, Assistant Professor, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
2015-2018, Postdoc Research Associate, City University of New York, USA (Advisor: Dr. Maria Tzortziou)
 Cao, F., Zhu, Y., Kieber, D. J., & Miller, W. L. (2019). Distribution and photo-reactivity of chromophoric and fluorescent dissolved organic matter in the Northeastern North Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers,103168.
 Clark, J. B., Neale, P., Tzortziou, M., Cao, F., & Hood, R. R. (2019). A mechanistic model of photochemical transformation and degradation of colored dissolved organic matter. Marine Chemistry, 103666.
 Cao, F., Mishra, D. R., Schalles, J. F., & Miller, W. L. (2018). Evaluating ultraviolet (UV) based photochemistry in optically complex coastal waters using the Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 215, 199-206.
 Cao, F., Tzortziou, M., Hu, C., ... & Novak, M. (2018). Remote sensing retrievals of colored dissolved organic matter and dissolved organic carbon dynamics in North American estuaries and their margins. Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, 151-165.
 Cao, F., Medeiros, P. M., & Miller, W. L. (2016). Optical characterization of dissolved organic matter in the Amazon River plume and the Adjacent Ocean: Examining the relative role of mixing, photochemistry, and microbial alterations. Marine Chemistry, 186, 178-188.
 Cao, F., & Miller, W. L. (2015). A new algorithm to retrieve chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) absorption spectra in the UV from ocean color. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(1), 496-516.
 Cao, F., Fichot, C. G., Hooker, S. B., & Miller, W. L. (2014). Improved algorithms for accurate retrieval of UV/visible diffuse attenuation coefficients in optically complex, inshore waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 144, 11-27.