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Nongjian “NJ” Tao, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors,

The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University

Professor, Ira A. Fulton School of Electrical, Computer and

Energy Engineering

 

Nongjian “NJ” Tao, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors at the Biodesign Institute and is a professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Tao joined ASU faculty as a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliated professor of chemistry and biochemistry in August 2001.  

 

Specializing in the very small, Tao’s expertise lies in molecular electronics and nanoelectronics, chemical and biological sensors, and wireless devices for mobile health and environmental applications. Tao’s research center explores fundamental properties of single molecules and nanostructured materials, develops new sensing and detection technologies, and builds fully integrated devices for real-world applications.

 

Prior to joining ASU, Tao worked as an assistant and associate professor at Florida International University. He holds 10 patents, has published 200 refereed journal articles and book chapters, and has given more than 200 invited talks and seminars worldwide.

 

Tao has received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award, Hellmuth Fisher Medal, National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, Arizona Technology Enterprises Innovator of the Year 2006, and Molecular Imaging Young Microscopist. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society.

 

Tao earned a doctorate in physics from ASU and bachelor’s degree in physics from Anhui University.

 

Research Interests

Mobile health devices;

Detection technologies for drug discovery;

Molecular electronics;

Wireless environmenal sensors

Courses

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 792 Research
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 792 Research
EEE 492 Honors Directed Study
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 598 Special Topics
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Summer 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 792 Research
EEE 493 Honors Thesis
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 684 Internship
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 792 Research
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BDE 792 Research
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 598 Special Topics
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 592 Research
EEE 598 Special Topics
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 799 Dissertation
NAN 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
PHY 792 Research

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 680 Practicum
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 592 Research
EEE 598 Special Topics
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 799 Dissertation
NAN 598 Special Topics
PHY 792 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 592 Research
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 799 Dissertation

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
EEE 592 Research
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
EEE 799 Dissertation

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Tao,Nongjian . A multi-analyte device for air quality monitoring. TF Health (12/1/2014 - 11/30/2015).
  2. Wang,Shaopeng * Tao,Nongjian . Quantitative label-free imaging of membrane protein interaction kinetics on cells. HHS-NIH-NIGMS (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2018).
  3. Tao,Nongjian * . Electrochemical Imaging and Mechanistic Studies on the Nanometer Scale. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (1/15/2014 - 4/14/2019).
  4. Wang,Shaopeng * Forzani,Erica Silvia Stafford,Phillip Tao,Nongjian . A Personal Mobile Tool for Effective Weight Management. FLINN FDN (7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015).
  5. Wang,Shaopeng * Tao,Nongjian . Electrochemically-Enhanced Plasmonic Imaging for Quantitative Proteomics. (5/5/2013 - 9/30/2014).
  6. Tao,Nongjian * . Label-free imaging and tracking of single protein-protein interactions. ASU FDN (4/13/2013 - 7/31/2016).
  7. Wang,Shaopeng * Tao,Nongjian . Evaluate P-EIM technology for membrane protein binding affinities measurement. (11/13/2012 - 5/12/2015).
  8. Tao,Nongjian * Wang,Shaopeng . Charge sensitive optical detection for high throughput study of small molecules. HHS-NIH-NCI (9/19/2012 - 8/31/2015).
  9. Tao,Nongjian * Wang,Shaopeng . IDBR: Plasmonic-based electrochemical impedance microscopy for studying molecular binding and cellular processes. NSF-BIO (8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015).
  10. Tao,Nongjian * Wang,Shaopeng . Plasmonic mapping of ion channel activities in single cells. HHS-NIH-NIDA (4/1/2012 - 3/31/2015).
  11. Forzani,Erica Silvia * Tao,Nongjian Tsow,Tsing Wai . Wireless Capnograph for Respiratory Function Diagnosis and Management. HHS-NIH-NIBIB (9/30/2011 - 8/31/2013).
  12. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai . A wireless multi-functional sensor badge for epidemiological studies. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (9/16/2011 - 7/31/2015).
  13. Tao,Nongjian * . Charge transport through single redox molecules and water bridges. NSF-MPS-CHE (8/15/2011 - 7/31/2015).
  14. Tao,Nongjian * . A Self-Assembled Nanomechanical System for Molecular Detections (ASUF 30005122). ASU FDN (7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015).
  15. Tao,Nongjian * . MURI: Conductive DNA Systems and Molecular Devices. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY (6/1/2011 - 5/31/2016).
  16. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia . Development of first prototype device for exhale nitric oxide. (11/11/2010 - 12/10/2012).
  17. Wang,Shaopeng * Tao,Nongjian . A Multi-functional Optical Impedance Microscope for Live Cell Imaging. HHS-NIH-NIGMS (5/15/2010 - 2/28/2013).
  18. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai Williams,Peter * Anbar,Ariel David Anbar,Ariel David Anderson,James Edward Elser,James Joseph Hervig,Richard Lokke Posner,Jonathan Dov Rittmann,Bruce Edward Shock,Everett Shock,Everett Tao,Nongjian Vermaas,Willem F J Wadhwa,Meenakshi Westerhoff,Paul Williams,Lynda B . Supplement: A Wearable Wirele3ss System for Real-Time Monitoring of Chemical Toxicants. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (5/1/2010 - 4/30/2012).
  19. Tao,Nongjian * Hihath,Joshua L . Single molecule light emitting device. NSF-ENG-ECS (8/15/2009 - 7/31/2013).
  20. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia Tsow,Tsing Wai . An integrated hybrid system for environmental health applications. NSF-ENG-ECS (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2013).
  21. Tao,Nongjian * . Hybrid Silicon Chip for Detection of Explosives in Waste Water. Polestar Tech (9/30/2008 - 3/31/2010).
  22. Tao,Nongjian * . A Wearable Wireless System for Real-Time Monitoring of Chemical Toxicants. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (9/1/2008 - 5/31/2013).
  23. Tao,Nongjian * . From Molecule Gated Nanowires Towards Electron Transport with Single Redox Molecules. VOLKSWAGON FDN (9/1/2008 - 7/31/2010).
  24. Tao,Nongjian * . Electrochemical Control of Electron Transport in single Redox Molecules.. NSF-MPS (9/1/2008 - 3/31/2012).
  25. Tao,Nongjian * . Collaborative Research: Single Molecular Devices for Molecular Nanocomputing: Synthesis, Device Fabrication and Theory.. NSF-ENG (9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010).
  26. Tao,Nongjian * . Electrical Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Single Molecules (DWA0066). DOE-CHICAGO (9/1/2008 - 6/14/2012).
  27. Tao,Nongjian * Spanias,Andreas Savva . Yr 2: ASU-Tao: Sensor System for Explosive Detection Based on Multiple Orthogonal Detection Schemes. MOTOROLA LABS (6/29/2008 - 8/21/2009).
  28. Tao,Nongjian * . Visiting Scholar - Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships. (6/1/2008 - 5/31/2010).
  29. Tao,Nongjian * . Collaborative Research: Single Molecular Devices for Molecular Nanocomputing: Synthesis, Device Fabrication and Theory. NSF-ENG (9/1/2007 - 8/31/2008).
  30. Tao,Nongjian * Forzani,Erica Silvia . A Wearable Wireless System for Real-Time Monitoring of Chemical Toxicants. HHS-NIH-NIEHS (8/15/2007 - 8/31/2008).
  31. Wang,Joseph * Wang,Joseph * Cochran,Douglas Tao,Nongjian . Sensor System for Explosive Detection Based on Multiple Orthogonal Detection Schemes. MOTOROLA LABS (7/20/2007 - 6/28/2008).
  32. Tao,Nongjian * . Demonstration of Tuning Fork Technology for Dial Corporation. DIAL CORP (12/15/2006 - 11/15/2008).
  33. Tao,Nongjian * . A Rapid Screening Tool for Molecular Electronics. DOD-AFOSR (4/27/2006 - 10/26/2007).
  34. Tao,Nongjian * . Electrochemical Control of Electron Transport in Single Redox Molecules. NSF-MPS (4/1/2006 - 8/31/2008).
  35. Tao,Nongjian * . From Molecule Gated Nanowires Towards Electron Transport with Single Redox Molecules. VOLKSWAGON FDN (5/1/2005 - 8/31/2008).
  36. Tao,Nongjian * . Carbon Nanotube Sensors for Hazardous Gas and Vapor Detections. MOTOROLA LABS (12/1/2004 - 4/30/2007).
  37. Bennett,Peter A * Tao,Nongjian Van Schilfgaarde,Mark Van Schilfgaarde,Mark . NIRT: SILICIDE NANOWIRES FOR NANOELECTRONICS. NSF-ENG (9/1/2003 - 8/31/2008).
  38. Tao,Nongjian * . BALLISTICE MAGNETORESISTANCE IN MAGNETIC NANOCONTACTS. SUNY BUFFALO (6/1/2003 - 5/31/2008).

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