Dr. Tao is born in Shanghai, China to Yun Tao and Xiao-Mei Zou.
Dr. Tao receives a Bachelor of Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Dr. Tao becomes a researcher for the Optical Institute of Anhui in China.
Dr. Tao immigrates to the United States.
Dr. Tao receives a Master of Arts from Columbia University.
Dr. Tao receives a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University.
Dr. Tao becomes a research associate at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Tao serves as a research fellow of the University of Cambridge in England.
Dr. Tao becomes a research assistant professor at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Tao becomes an assistant professor of physics at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Tao visits the IBM Bergen Scientific Center in Bergen, Norway.
Dr. Tao becomes an assistant professor of physics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
Dr. Tao is promoted to associate professor of physics at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Tao is promoted to full professor of physics at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Tao is appointed chairman of the Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University.
Dr. Tao serves as a visiting professor in the Department of Physics at Princeton University.
Dr. Tao becomes a professor of physics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tao is appointed Chairman of the Department of Physics at Temple University.
Dr. Tao serves as editor-in-chief of “Modern Physics Letter B” and the “International Journal of Modern Physics B.”
Dr. Tao becomes a professor at the Independence Blue Cross Cardiovascular Research Center of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.