Welcome to the Nanoscale Interfaces & Assembly Laboratory!

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 part of the new UCSD Institute for Material Design & Discovery and the UCSD Materials Research Science & Engineering Center.