Research expertise: Chemical and biological sensors, molecular and nano electronics, mobile health devices, wireless sensors
NJ Tao joined the ASU faculty as a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliated professor of chemistry and biochemistry in 2001. Before that, he worked as an assistant and associate professor at Florida International University. He has 20 patent applications and over 200 published journal articles, which have been cited around 15,000 times. He has given over 200 invited and keynote talks worldwide.
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Arizona State University, 1988
B.S., physics, Anhui University, 1984
Recognition and awards
Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
Hellmuth Fisher Medal
Excellence in Research Award (2000)
Florida International University
AzTE Innovator of the Year (2006)
Molecular Imaging Young Microscopist
Fellow, America Physical Society
Xiaonan Shan, Ismael Díez-Pérez, Luojia Wang, Peter Wiktor, Ying Gu, Lihua Zhang, Wei Wang, Jin Lu, Shaopeng Wang, Qihuang Gong, Jinghong Li and N.J. Tao, “Imaging the electrocatalytic activity of single nanoparticles” Nature Nano, 7, 668–672(2012).
Wei Wang, Yunze Yang, Shaopeng Wang, Vinay J Nagaraj, Qiang Liu, Jie Wu and
N.J. Tao, “Label-free measuring and mapping of binding kinetics of membrane proteins in single living cells”, Nature Chem., 4, 846-853(2012).
Bruot, J. Hihath, and N.J. Tao, “Mechanically Controlled Molecular Orbital Alignment in Single Molecule Junctions”, Nature Nano. 7, 35-40(2012).
Diez-Perez, J. Hihath, T. Hines, Z.S. Wang, G. Zhou, K. Müllen, and N.J. Tao, “Controlling Single Molecule Conductance through Lateral Coupling of π-orbitals”, Nature Nano, 6, 226-231(2011).
Wang, K. Foley, X.N. Shan, S.P. Wang, S. Eaton, V. J. Nagaraj, P. Wiktor, U. Patel and N.J. Tao, Electrochemical Impedance Microscopy Based on Plasmonics: A Study of Single Cells and Intracellular Processes”, Nature Chem., 3, 6, 226-231(2011).
Diez-Perez, Z.H. Li, J. Hihath, J. H. Li, C.Y. Zhang, X.M.Yang, L. Zang, Y. J. Dai, X. L. Feng, K. Muellen and N.J. Tao, “Gate-Controlled Electron Transport in Coronenes: Bottom-up Approach Towards Graphene Transistors”, Nature Comm., 1, 31(2010).
Shan, U. Patel, S. Wang, R. Iglesias, N. J. Tao, “Imaging Local Electrochemical Current Via Surface Plasmon Resonance”, Science, 327, 1363-1366(2010).
S.P. Wang, X.N. Shan, U. Patel, X.P. Huang, J. Lu, J.H. and Li, N.J. Tao, “Label-free imaging, detection and mass measurement of single viruses by Surface Plasmon Resonance”, PNAS, 107, 16028-16032(2010).