This is a public platform to share your condolences with Professor Nongjian Tao’s family.

If you have thoughts, anecdotes or reminiscences about him please email your message to Fang.Chen.2@asu.edu and your message will be posted here shortly. For private messages, you may write to Fang.Chen.2@asu.edu for further forwarding to Prof. Tao’s family.

Tony Dickherber (NIH)

I only just heard that NJ has tragically and unexpectedly passed away. My most heartfelt condolences for this terrible loss. I was quite fond of NJ and can’t quite grasp that I won’t see him again. His passing is clearly an enormous loss to science, and I can’t imagine the impact on the ASU community. The world is a little less bright today knowing we no longer have his leadership and vision.

Jiandi Zhang (Louisiana State University)

As a friend and a colleague at FIU, I was so shocked by learning that Nongjian left us. I really like to know more details. He was a such a humble person and nice colleague, friend of mine. I pray for him, for his family.

李景虹(清华大学)

我一直与陶老师保持联系!非常突然!非常悲痛!深深缅怀和永远怀念我的好兄长-农建兄!!

农建兄一路走好!天堂安息!那里没有痛苦!我永远怀念您!

陈宇衡(National Instruments

很震惊听到陶老师突然离开的消息。痛惜正当盛年的英才就这样撒手他心爱的科研事业。与陶老师短短相处的一年,受益良多。愿陶老师一路好走,他家人节哀。谨在此向西遥望,以寄哀思。

Wei Wang (Nanjing University)

It was a shocking and grieving moment to hear this news a few days ago. Dr. Tao is a great person who taught me a lot from not only professional but also moral aspects. I feel terribly sorry for not being able to stand in person with Dr. Tao’s family during this difficult moment.

Raphael Roesch (Germany)

I will remember Dr. Tao as an outstanding mentor and brilliant scientist. I greatly enjoyed my postdoctoral research experience at ASU and I am very grateful to Dr. Tao for providing me with the unique opportunity to work in his group. I also appreciate his kindness to invite me for lunch whenever I visited the group afterwards.

Wenrong Yang (Deakin University)

I am deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Tao. Dr Tao is a nice person and an outstanding scientist I eve met. I will reserve a quiet moment to remember him.

Please pass my wishes and regards to Dr. Tao’s family.