Welcome to Tao Ye group website

The central theme of our research efforts is to measure and control single biomolecules and biologically inspired nanostructures at interfaces. We are using and developing sophisticated nanoscience tools, especially scanning probe microscopy to position and measure single molecules with nanometer precision. The greatly improved understanding and control of biomolecules at the nanoscale are helping to unravel key biological functions and develop ultra-sensitive biosensors.

Gold flake

Nanoscale chemical pattern on gold microplate 


Single DNA molecules changing orietations on a dynamic surface.




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Latest news:

June,2015, Tao is part of a team that is awarded with a $5 million center grant from NASA to develop nanomaterials for space missions. See press release and an interview by Valley Public Radio.

April, 2015, Gary won the Graduate Dean's Dissertation Fellowship.

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