Chao Tan


Chao Tan received his bachelor’s degree in science & Engineering of composite material from Donghua University. He received master’s degree in Molecule Science & nanotechnology from Louisiana Tech University in 2016 and Ph.D. in Engineering in 2019. His research included study the electrochemical properties of carbon nanomaterials-based electrodes in dopamine sensing, understand and optimize implantable microsensor microarrays for ex-vivo and in-vivo detection of glutamate and other neurochemicals.

He is currently doing post-doc training with Dr. Tracy Cui, study on novel neural probes with the capability of drug delivery, recording, chemical stimulation and cell type imaging. In vitro assays and sensors to examine the effect of microelectrode stimulation on neuronal, glial and endothelial cells, in order to determine safety limits and mechanistic understanding of micro-stimulation.

Journal Publications:

[1] Tan, Chao, Phillip T. Doughty, Katherine Magee, Teresa A. Murray, Shabnam Siddiqui, and Prabhu U. Arumugam. "Effect of Process Parameters on Electrochemical Performance of a Glutamate Microbiosensor." Journal of The Electrochemical Society 167, no. 2 (2020): 027528. DOI:

[2] Tan, Chao, Gaurab Dutta, Haocheng Yin, Shabnam Siddiqui, and Prabhu U. Arumugam. "Detection of neurochemicals with enhanced sensitivity and selectivity via hybrid multiwall carbon nanotube-ultrananocrystalline diamond microelectrodes." Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 258 (2018): 193-203. DOI:

[3] Scoggin, Jessica L1, Chao Tan1, Nam H. Nguyen, Urna Kansakar, Mahboubeh Madadi, Shabnam Siddiqui, Prabhu U. Arumugam, Mark A. DeCoster, and Teresa A. Murray. "An enzyme-based electrochemical biosensor probe with sensitivity to detect astrocytic versus glioma uptake of glutamate in real time in vitro." Biosensors and Bioelectronics 126 (2019): 751-757. DOI:

[4] Hossain, Imran, Chao Tan, Phillip T. Doughty, Gaurab Dutta, Teresa A. Murray, Shabnam Siddiqui, Leonidas Iasemidis, and Prabhu U. Arumugam. "A Novel Microbiosensor Microarray for Continuous ex vivo Monitoring of Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid in Real-Time." Frontiers in neuroscience 12 (2018). DOI:

[5] Yin, Haocheng, Chao Tan, Shabnam Siddiqui, and Prabhu U. Arumugam. "Electrochemical behavior of a gold nanoring electrode microfabricated on a silicon micropillar." Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 281 (2019): 392-398. DOI:

[6] Dutta, Gaurab, Chao Tan, Shabnam Siddiqui, and Prabhu U. Arumugam. "Enabling long term monitoring of dopamine using dimensionally stable ultrananocrystalline diamond microelectrodes." Materials Research Express 3, no. 9 (2016): 094001. DOI:

[7] Siddiqui, Shabnam, Gaurab Dutta, Chao Tan, and Prabhu Umasanker Arumugam. "Nanocrystalline Diamond Electrodes: Enabling electrochemical microsensing applications with high reliability and stability." IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine 10, no. 3 (2016): 12-20. DOI: