The first annual Tao Group Retreat at Indian Cove, Joshua Tree, CA.

Principal Investigator

Andrea R. Tao (Brief Bio)
Office: Structural and Materials Engineering, 244K
Phone: (858) 822-4237

A.B. in Chemistry and Physics, Harvard
Ph.D. in Chemistry, UC Berkeley


Su-Wen Hsu
Materials Science
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Ph.D. in Materials Science, UC San Diego

Graduate Students

Madhura Som
M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Stony Brook University
B.S., Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, WBUT, India

Yuan Zeng
Materials Science
B.S. in Materials Science, University of Arizona

Samuel Spraker
B.S. in NanoEngineering, UC San Diego

Matthew Creyer
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin

Undergraduate Students

Aidan Lucas
NanoEngineering, UC San Diego

Erick Alvarado
Chemical Engineering, UC San Diego


Sung-Yeon Hwang
Elora Ocampo (B.S. in Chemical Engineering) - Proctor & Gamble
Kathy On (M.S. in Chemistry) - NanoImaging Services
Jonathan Chen (B.S. in Neuroscience)- Yale, graduate student in Bioengineering
Vivian Li (B.S. in Chemical Engineering)
Marvin Lav (B.S. in Chemical Engineering)
Wilson Wong (B.S. in Chemical Engineering) - Fluor
Bo Gao (Post-doc 2009-2013)
Yahya Alvi (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2013; M.S. in NanoEngineering 2014)
David Rosen (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2013, NE Dept. Award of Excellence; M.S. in NanoEngineering 2014)
Vincent Li (B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2014, Huppert Award) - Georgia Tech, grad student in ChemE
Melissa Wette (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2014, NE Dept. Award of Excellence)- Stanford, grad student in Mat Sci
Nathan Velez (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2014) - UC Berkeley, grad student in Mat Sci
Charles Ngo (B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2014)
Kargal Gurunatha (Ph.D. in Chemistry, CEMES-CNRS in Toulouse)
Nimai Mehta (M.S. in NanoEngineering 2014)
Brandon Marin (M.S. in NanoEngineering 2014)
Tarah Sullivan (M.S. in NanoEngineering 2014)
Sarrah Marvi (M.S. in Chemical Engineering 2016)
Eric Brown (M.S. in NanoEngineering 2016)
Eduardo Lupi (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2016) - UC Berkeley, grad student in Mat Sci
Tyler Dill (Ph.D. in NanoEngineering 2017) - Illumina
Andrea Rodarte (Ph.D. in Physics 2014) - Sandia National Laboratories
Whitney Bryks (Ph.D. in NanoEngineering 2017) - Intel
Matthew Rozin (Ph.D. in Materials Science 2017)
Stephen Palani (M.S. in NanoEngineering 2017)
Reiko Liu (M.S. in Chemical Engineering 2017)
Stephanie Smith (B.S. in NanoEngineering and Chemistry 2017) - UCSD, grad student in Nano
Zandra Rojo (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2017) - University of Washington, grad student in Mat Sci
Oanh Nguyen (B.S. in NanoEngineering 2017)