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Nongjian Tao

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5801
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5801
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5801
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5801
Biography

Nongjian “NJ” Tao 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. He 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, Professor Tao’s expertise lies in molecular electronics and nanoelectronics, chemical and biological sensors, and wireless devices for mobile health and environmental applications. His 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, Professor 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.

Professor 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.

 

Education
  • Ph.D. Physics, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, Anhui University, China

 

Research Interests

Mobile health devices;

Detection technologies for drug discovery;

Molecular electronics;

Wireless environmenal sensors

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
BDE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
BDE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
BDE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
PHY 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
PHY 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
PHY 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
BDE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
BDE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
BDE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 792Research
PHY 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award
  • Hellmuth Fisher Medal 
  • National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award
  • Arizona Technology Enterprises Innovator of the Year 2006
  • Molecular Imaging Young Microscopist 
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society