June, 2008: The group welcomes the first graduate student, Eric Josephs. Eric received his B.S. degree from Duke University. He will focus on applications of nanotechnology in biological systems.
July, 2008: The group receives a type G award from Petroleum Research Fund for invesgitation of nanoscale motion.
September, 2008: The group welcomes a new graduate student, Jingru shao. Jingru got her B.S. degree from Peking University. She will focus on using surface electrochemistry to drive nanoscale motion.
September, 2009: Group's paper on GaSe quatum dots is published in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
January, 2010: Group's nanomotors project is featured at the campus website: Extreme Science Forges Path for Breakthroughs.
June, 2010: Eric won a Best Student Presentation award at the annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium. He has also won the UC Merced Faculty Mentor Program Fellowship. Congratulations!
July, 2010: Our work on Nanoscale Positioning of Individual DNA Molecules by an Atomic Force Microscope is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
July, 2010: Tao's paper on the nanoscale motion of rotaxane molecular machines, published in ACS Nano, was highlighted in a number of science and technology media outlets, including Chemistry World (RSC), Chemical & Engineering News (ACS), R & D Magazine and Science Magazine.
Aug, 2010: Two new graduate students, Gary Abel and Cheetar Lee, join the group.
Dec, 2010: Tao, along with Anne Kelley and Erik Menke, received an NSF grant to acquire a high performance atomic force microscope.
Dec, 2010 Janice graduated with an M.S. degree in chemistry. Congratulations!
May, 2012: Ariana is selected to attend the Latino Leadership Initiative, a summer program hosted by John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Congratulations!
June, 2012: Eric's paper, A Single-Molecule View of Conformational Switching of DNA Tethered to a Gold Electrode, is published in Journal of the American Chemical Society.
July, 2012: Cheetar, Eric, and Jingru's paper on nanoscale chemical patterns on gold microplates is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.
Sept, 2012: Eric's paper on Electric-field dependent conformation of DNA on biosensor surfaces is accepted for publication at Nano Letters.
Jan, 2013: Group's biosensor research is highlighted in the campus news.
March, 2013: Eric and JIngru 's paper on nanografting of SDS, a weakly adsobing surfactant, is accepted for publication in Nanoscale.
March, 2013: Eric's paper on spatial statistics of thiolated DNA monolayers is accepted for publication at ACS Nano.
April, 2013: Gary, Eric and Norman's work on single molecule visualization of DNA hybridization is published in JACS.
Group meeting schedule:
Meeting time and location: 12:00 PM, Tuesdays, SE 298 unless otherwise noted.
Meeting time and location:10 AM, Thursdays, SE second floor