Graduate students


Qufei Gu M.S., 2015, University of New Mexico


Zachary Petrek, B.S., 2016, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Melissa Goodlad, B.S., 2009, California State University, Fresno


Warren Nanney, B.S., 2016, California State University Dominguez Hills


Yehan Zhang, M.S., 2015, California State University Northridge


Paniz Rahmani, M.S., 2017, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



Postdoc researcher:

Dr. Huan Cao, Ph.D.,2015, UCLA



Undergraduate students:

Uriel Paez Reyes


Group alumni:

Undergraduate Researchers:

Janice Cosio, B.S., 2009, UC Merced and M.S., 2010, currently an adjunct professor

Jared Petker, B.S. 2010, UC Merced

Michael Coste, B.S., 2010, UC Merced, currently a Ph.D. student at San Diego State

Thompson Lu, B.S., 2011, currently a Ph.D. student at UC Merced

Yogesh Narayanan, B.S., 2011, UC Merced

Yuan-Yuan (Ryan) Niu, B.S., 2014, UC Merced

Adriana Lopez, B.S. 2014, currently a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz

Norman Luong, B.S. 2013, currently Ph.D. student at UC San Diego

Chad Drexler, Summer REU student from North Florida University, currently Ph.D. student at Penn State

Aaron Craig, B.S, 2014, UC Merced, currently Ph.D. student at UC Irvine

Zachary Calabrese, B.S., 2016,UC Merced

Eric Provencio, B.S., 2016, UC Merced, currently a graduate student at UC Irvine

Jeffrey Ayco, B.S., 2016, UC Merced

Delmar Cabral, currently a transfer student at UC Berkeley

Juan Martinez,B.S., 2017, UC Merced

Jasdip Singh, B.S., 2017, UC Merced


Visiting scholars:

Reetu Raj Pandey, KYU Tech, Japan



Xian Hao, Ph.D., 2011,Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Currently a research scientist at Institut Pasteur


Graduate Students:

Cheetar Lee

Eric Josephs, Ph.D. 2013, currently a Postdoc researcher at Duke.

Jingru Shao, Ph.D. 2014, currently a research scientist at Google Life Science.

Gary Abel, Ph.D. 2016, currently a postdoc researcher at University of Colorado.





Tao Ye, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Natural Sciences
University of California, Merced
Email: AT
UC Merced Faculty Page
Tel: 209-228-4094

Academic training:

Postdoctoral Researcher, the Pennsylvania State University, 2004-2007
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
B.S. in Chemistry, Peking University, 1997