Phase Engineering of Novel Nanomaterials
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报告题目:Phase Engineering of Novel Nanomaterials

报告人:Hua Zhang教授




Dr. Hua Zhang obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Nanjing University in China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his Ph.D. with Prof. Zhongfan Liu at Peking University in China in July 1998. He joined Prof. Frans C. De Schryver’s group at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium as a Research Associate in January 1999. Then he moved to Prof. Chad A. Mirkin’s group at Northwestern University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in July 2001. He started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. After that, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore from November 2005 to July 2006. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to a tenured Associate Professor on March 1, 2011, and Full Professor on Sept. 1, 2013.


He has published 5 invited book chapters, 72 patent applications (including 8 granted US patents and 1 Singapore patent), and over 450 papers, among which 201 papers were published in IF>10 journals and 103 papers were published in 8<IF<10 journals. Some of his papers have been published in Science (1), Nat. Chem. (5), Nat. Catal. (1), Nat. Rev. Mater. (2), Nat. Commun. (8), Sci. Adv. (1), Nat. Protocols (1), Chem. Rev. (2), Chem. Soc. Rev. (12), Acc. Chem. Res. (2), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (15), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (28), Adv. Mater. (51), Chem (1), Energy Environ. Sci (12), Mater. Today (1), Adv. Energy Mater. (6), ACS Nano (28), Nano Lett. (14), Adv. Funct. Mater. (4), Nano Energy (4), Mat. Horizons (2), ACS Catal. (1), etc. Based on Web of Science on Sept. 06, 2018, the total citation times of his papers are over 51,000 with H-index of 111. He has been invited to give more than 300 Plenary, Keynote or Invited Talks in international conferences, universities and institutes, and serve as the Session Chair. He has organized several tens of international conferences and served as the Symposium Chair or Conference Co-Chair. He is one of three Chairmen of the Editorial Board of ChemNanoMat (2015-), sits on the Advisory Board of Chem. Soc. Rev. (2012-), NPG Asia Materials (2018-), Nanoscale (2012-), Nanoscale Horizons (2015-) and Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2016-), the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano (2014-), Chem. Mater. (2014-), ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (2014-), Small (2012-), and Nanofabrication (2012-), the Editorial Board of CHEM (2016-), Carbon (2013-), Applied Materials Today (2015-), Energy Storage Materials (2015-), EnergyChem (2018-), ACS Omega (2016-), Materials Today Energy (2016-), npj 2D Materials and Applications (2016-), NANO (2007-), Chinese Science Bulletin (2014-), Science China Materials (2014-) and Graphene Technology (2016-), and the International Advisory Board of Materials Research Express (2014-) and ChemPlusChem (2012-2015). He is also one of the members of the Advisory Committee of IOP Asia-Pacific (2010-). In 2015, he was elected as an Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). In Nov. 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). In 2016, he was listed in the top 300 most cited researchers in the field of materials science and engineering (Elsevier Scopus). In 2017, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2017" in Chemistry and Materials Science (Thomson Reuters, 2017). In 2016, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in Chemistry and Materials Science (Thomson Reuters, 2016). In 2015, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" in Chemistry and Materials Science, and also listed as one of 19Hottest Researchers of Today” in the world in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 (Thomson Reuters, 2015). In 2014, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" in Materials Science, and also listed as one of 17Hottest Researchers of Today” and No. 1 in Materials and More in the world in the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 (Thomson Reuters, 2014). Moreover, he got the Young Investigator Award (Young Giants of Nanoscience 2016, Hong Kong), Vice-Chancellor’s International Scholar Award (University of Wollongong, Australia, 2016), ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2015), World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award (2013), the ONASSIA Foundation Lectureship (Greece, 2013), Asian Rising Stars (15th Asian Chemical Congress, 2013), SMALL Young Innovator Award (Wiley-VCH, 2012) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2011).


Dr. Zhang’s research is highly interdisciplinary. His current research interests focus on the (crystal-)phase engineering of nanomaterials and controlled epitaxial growth of heterostructures, including the synthesis of ultrathin two-dimensional nanomaterials (e.g. metal nanosheets, graphene, metal dichalcogenides, metal-organic frameworks, covalent organic frameworks, etc.), novel metallic and semiconducting nanomaterials, novel amorphous nanomaterials and their hybrid composites, for various applications such as catalysis, clean energy, (opto-)electronic devices, nano- and biosensors, and water remediation.