Education and Professional Experience
Director (01/2018-present), International Office, Soochow University
Professor (03/2014-present), Soochow University
Post-Doc (2012-2014), University of California Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (with Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos & Prof. Gabor. A. Somorjai)
Ph.D. (2012), University of California Riverside (with Prof. Yadong Yin)
B.S. (2004) & M.S. (2007), University of Science & Technology of China (USTC) (with Prof. Shuhong Yu)
Our research focuses on the design, synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials. By using the state-of-the-art characterization tools, we are trying to understand the formation mechanism and physiochemical properties of nanostructures, from which we can design and fabricate novel functional materials for various demanding applications, especially energy-related fields.
Specifically, our research topics include:
Design and synthesis of functional Inorganic nanomaterials for industrial catalysis;
Inorganic nanomaterials for optoelectronic applications;
Electrochemical applications of inorganic nanomaterials.
2018 Highly Cited Researchers
2017 Nanoscale Research Letters Best Poster Award
2017 Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award (Runner-up)
2013 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists, International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry
2012 Graduate Student Silver Award, Materials Research Society (MRS) 2012 Spring Meeting
2011 Science As Art Winner, Materials Research Society (MRS) 2011 Spring Meeting
2011 Graduate Student Silver Award, Materials Research Society (MRS) 2011 Spring Meeting
2011 Dissertation-Year-Program (DYP) Fellowship of UC Riverside
2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
2008 Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Anhui Province
2007 Dean’s Graduate Division Fellowship Award, UC Riverside
Selected Recent Publications
Qixuan Zhong, Muhan Cao, Yafeng Xu, Pengli Li, Yong Zhang, Huicheng Hu, Di Yang, Yong Xu, Lu Wang*, Youyong Li, Xiaohong Zhang,* and Qiao Zhang*, L-Type Ligand Assisted Acid-Free Synthesis of CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals with Near-Unity Photoluminescence Quantum Yield and High Stability, Nano Lett., 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01666.
Jinxing Chen, Ji Feng, Fan Yang, Rashed Aleisa, Qiao Zhang*, Yadong Yin* Space‐Confined Seeded Growth of Cu Nanorods with Strong Surface Plasmon Resonance for Photothermal Actuation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201904828.
Haiyu Liu, Yeshu Tan, Muhan Cao, Huicheng Hu, Linzhong Wu, Xiaoya Yu, Lu Wang, Baoquan Sun, and Qiao Zhang Fabricating CsPbX3?Based Type I and Type II Heterostructures by Tuning the Halide Composition of Janus CsPbX3/ZrO2 Nanocrystals, ACS Nano 2019, 13, 5366-5374.
Peipei Yang, Xiaolei Yuan, Huicheng Hu, Yilin Liu, Haowen Zheng, Di Yang, Lei Chen, Muhan Cao, Yong Xu, Yulin Min,* Yanguang Li,* Qiao Zhang* Solvothermal Synthesis of Alloyed PtNi Colloidal Nanocrystal Clusters (CNCs) with Enhanced Catalytic Activity for Methanol Oxidation, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 201704774.
Min Chen, HuichengHu, YeshuTan, NanYao, QixuanZhong, Baoquan Sun,* Muhan Cao, QiaoZhang,* YadongYin* Controlled Growth of Dodecapod-Branched CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals and Their Application in White Light Emitting Diodes, Nano Energy, 2018, 53, 559-566.
Jianyu Yuan, Xufeng Ling, Di Yang, Fangchao Li, Sijie Zhou, Junwei Shi, Yuli Qian, Jiaxin Hu, Yuansheng Sun, Yingguo Yang, Xingyu Gao, Steffen Duhm, Qiao Zhang,* and Wanli Ma,* Band-aligned Polymeric Hole Transport Materials for Extremely Low Energy Loss-CsPbI3 Perovskite Nanocrystal Solar Cells, Joule, 2018, 2, 2450-2463.
Qixuan Zhong, Muhan Cao, Huicheng Hu, Di Yang, Min Chen, Pengli Li, Linzhong Wu, and Qiao Zhang* One-Pot Synthesis of Highly Stable CsPbBr3@SiO2 Core-Shell Nanoparticles ACS Nano, 2018, 12, 8579-8587.
Qiao Zhang, Yadong Yin* All-Inorganic Metal Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: Opportunities and Challenges ACS Central Sci., 2018, 4, 668-679.
Di Yang, Yatao Zou, Pengli Li, Qipeng Liu, Linzhong Wu, Huicheng, Hu, Yong. Xu, Baoquan Sun, Qiao Zhang, Shuit-Tong LeeLarge-scale synthesis of ultrathin cesium lead bromide perovskite nanoplates with precisely tunable dimensions and their application in blue light-emitting diodes Nano Energy, 2018, 47, 235-242.
Huicheng Hu, Linzhong Wu, Yeshu Tan, Qixuan Zhong, Min Chen, Yinghua Qiu, Di Yang, Baoquan Sun,* Qiao Zhang,* Yadong Yin,*Interfacial Synthesis of Highly Stable CsPbX3/Oxide Janus Nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 406-412.
Linzhong Wu, Huicheng Hu, Yong Xu, Shu Jiang, Min Chen, Qixuan Zhong, Di Yang, Qipeng Liu, Yun Zhao, Baoquan Sun* , Qiao Zhang* , and Yadong Yin*,From Nonluminescent Cs4PbX6 (X = Cl, Br, I) Nanocrystals to Highly Luminescent CsPbX3 Nanocrystals: Water-Triggered Transformation through a CsX-Stripping Mechanism, Nano Lett., 2017, 17 (9), 5799–5804.
Min Chen, Yatao Zou, Linzhong Wu, Qi Pan, Di Yang, Huicheng Hu, Yong Xu, Qixuan Zhong, Haiyu Liu, Baoquan Sun, Qiao Zhang “Solvothermal Synthesis of High-Quality All-Inorganic Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals: From Nanocube to Ultrathin Nanowire”. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27 (23), 1701121.
Peipei Yang, Jianzhong Zheng, Yong Xu, Qiao Zhang*, Lin Jiang* Colloidal Synthesis and Applications of Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles, Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 10508–10517.
Muhan Cao, Zeyuan Tang, Qipeng Liu, Yong Xu, Min Chen, Haiping Lin,* Youyong Li, Elad Gross, Qiao Zhang* The Synergy between Metal Facet and Oxide Support Facet for Enhanced Catalytic Performance: The Case of Pd-TiO2, Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 5298–5302.
Huicheng Hu, Fei Ji, Yong Xu, Jiaqi Yu, Qipeng Liu, Lei Chen, Qian Chen, Peng Wen, Yeshayahu Lifshitz,* Yan Wang, Qiao Zhang*, and Shuit-Tong Lee* Reversible and Precise Self-Assembly of Janus Metal-Organosilica Nanoparticles through A Linker-Free Approach, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 7323–7330. [link]
Xiaojing Wang, Ji Feng, Yaocai Bai, Qiao Zhang*, and Yadong Yin* Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Hollow Micro-/Nanostructures, Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 10983–11060.
Shidong Fu, Jiangfeng Ni, Yong Xu, Qiao Zhang*, and Liang Li* Hydrogenation Driven Conductive Na2Ti3O7 Nanoarrays as Robust Binder-Free Anodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries, Nano Lett., 2016, 16, 4544–4551.
Peipei Yang, Yong Xu, Lei Chen, Xuchun Wang, Baohua Mao, Zhongzhi Xie, Sui-Dong Wang, Feng Bao, and Qiao Zhang*, Encapsulated Silver Nanoparticles Can Be Directly Converted to Silver Nanoshell in the Gas Phase, Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 8397-8401.
Lei Chen, Fei Ji, Yong Xu, Liu He, Yifang Mi, Feng Bao, Baoquan Sun, Xiaohong Zhang, Qiao Zhang* High-Yield Seedless Synthesis of Triangular Gold Nanoplates through Oxidative Etching, Nano Lett.2014, 14, 7201-7206.
Edited by Juan Yang