Nongjian Tao

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5801
Affiliate Faculty
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5801
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5801
Senior Sustainability Scientist
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
  • Bachelors degree in physics, Anhui University, China

 

Research Interests

Mobile health devices;

Detection technologies for drug discovery;

Molecular electronics;

Wireless environmenal sensors

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
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 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
PHY 792 Research
MSE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
MSE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
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 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
PHY 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
MSE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
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 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
PHY 792 Research
MSE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
EEE 499 Individualized Instruction
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 690 Reading and Conference
EEE 790 Reading and Conference
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
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
PHY 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
MSE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
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
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
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
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
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
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
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
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
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
BDE 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
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
PHY 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
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
PHY 792 Research
EEE 792 Research
BDE 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
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
Course Number Course Title
EEE 590 Reading and Conference
EEE 592 Research
EEE 595 Continuing Registration
EEE 599 Thesis
EEE 792 Research
PHY 792 Research
EEE 795 Continuing Registration
EEE 799 Dissertation

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