news


4/12/2016 Madhura wins a Friends of the International Center Scholarship. Congrats!
4/4/2016 Matt wins the Best Poster Prize for his work on "Highly Uniform Self-Assembled Metasurfaces for Enhanced Emission" at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Congrats!
3/28/2016 Madhura, Tyler, Matt, Andrea R., and Andrea present at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
3/18/2016 The Tao Lab passes their safety audit with flying colors thanks to the work of the whole group and Safety Officers Tyler and Madhura!
3/14/2016 Andrea, Andrea R., and Whitney present at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego... on home turf.
3/16/2016 Brandon, Darwin, and Ashley publish their work on enhanced two-photon absorption in CuS nanodisks in ACS Photonics.
3/7/2016 Andrea gives the UW Chemical Engineering Dept. Seminar at the University of Washington in Seattle.
2/18/2016 Our collaborative work with the Arya Group on studying the dynamics of nanoparticle assembly is published today in Physical Review E.
2/5/2016 Andrea's Perspective in Science comes out today.
1/7/2016 Madhura wins the Best Poster Award for her work on characterizing protein coronas and biocompatible nanocrystal surface chemistries at the Faraday Discussion in Mumbai, India.
1/4/2016 Andrea gives an invited talk at the Faraday Discussion on "Nanoparticle Assembly - From Fundamentals to Applications" in Mumbai, India.

Nanoscale Interfaces & Assembly


Interfaces play a fundamental role in dictating the physical properties and emerging phenomena of low-dimensional materials such as nanowires, nanoparticles, and quantum dots. The Tao research group is interested in the synthesis and surface chemistry of nanoscale materials, with an emphasis on developing new approaches for rational assembly and integration into composites and biological systems.


We are located in the new Structural & Materials Engineering Building @UCSD. Our group is constantly evolving. If you're interested in joining the Tao Group, please contact us!
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