|NanoEngineering professor Andrea Tao|
Dr. Tao’s work proposes to advance bioimaging techniques by fabricating metal and semiconductor
nanoparticles that have the ability to focus light into a nanoscale volume within or at a cell. These
nanoparticles have the potential to overcome imaging limitations of standard fluorescent molecules and dyes that used to label cells.
According to DARPA, “The objective of the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) program is to identify and engage rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions.”
Prof. Tao was presented with the award at the DARPA Young Faculty Award kickoff meeting, October 3, 2014, at DARPA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The long-term goal of the YFA program is to develop the next generation of academic scientists, engineers and mathematicians in key disciplines who will focus a significant portion of their career on DoD and national security issues.
Related: check out this Q&A with Andrea Tau in the Jacobs School of Engineering alumni magazine, Pulse, from summer 2013. (PDF is here. See pg. 11)