Randall Tagg

Randall (Randy) Tagg is an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Denver and Co-director (with Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA) of two interconnected prototyping labs, one on campus and the other off campus. Tagg was an undergrad at Caltech, where he worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His PhD graduate work was at MIT and postdoctoral work (in nonlinear dynamics) was at the University of Texas at Austin. In developing the off-campus Community Prototyping Lab, the goal has been to translate the rich variety of resources available at these research institutions into a facility that is available--with student assistance--to small businesses and members of the community (including K-12 teachers and youth groups). A parallel effort on campus is focused on involving undergraduates from many majors in the development of biomedical instrumentation, using ideas from nonlinear dynamics, photonics, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies.