James Fang

Dr. Jiye (James) Fang

Associate Professor of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology

  • B.S., Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1984
  • M.S., Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1989
  • M.S., Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 1994
  • Ph.D., Materials Science, National University of Singapore, 1998
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Research Interests:

Our laboratory is synthesizing and manipulating functional nanocrystals. We are also investigating the relevant physical and chemical phenomena on these size- and shape-controlled nanocrystals. The emphases are advanced processing technology, shape-control and formation mechanisms of nanocrystals, surface structures of nanocrystals, superstructure of nanocrystal assembly.

Interested materials include (but not limited to): Pt-based binary nanopolyhedra; nanophased semiconductors, low-dimensional oxides and other systems.

Our currently interested topics consist of pressure-induced phase and superstructural study of semiconductor nanoparticles; Investigation of nanostructured LiFePO4 and related Li-ion Battery materials; Electrocatalytic study on shape-controlled noble metal/alloy nanocrystals (potential novel fuel-cell catalysts for both anode and cathode); Photovoltaic study of MEG semiconductor nanocrystals; functional QDs as biomedical probes.

Selected Publications

Zewei Quan, Yuxuan Wang, and Jiye Fang*, High-Indexed Noble Metal Nanocrystals. Acc. Chem. Res. 201346(2), 191-202.

Nathan S. Porter, Hong Wu, Zewei Quan* and Jiye Fang*, Shape-Controlled and Electrocatalytic Activity-Enhancement of Pt-Based Bimetallic Nanocrystals. Acc. Chem. Res. 201346 (8), 1867-1877.

Zewei Quan, Zhiping Luo, Yuxuan Wang, Hongwu Xu, Chenyu Wang, Zhongwu Wang and Jiye Fang*, Pressure-Induced Switching between Amorphization and Crystallization in PbTe Nanoparticles. Nano. Lett. 2013, 13 (8), 3729-3735.

Zewei Quan, Welley Siu Loc, Cuikun Lin, Zhiping Luo, Kaikun Yang, Yuxuan Wang, Howard Wang, Zhongwu Wang* and Jiye Fang*, Tilted Face-Centered-Cubic Superscrystals of PbS Nanocubes. Nano Lett. 2012,  12 (8), 4409-4413.

Jun Zhang, Zhiping Luo, Benjamin Martens, Zewei Quan, Amar Kumbhar, Nathan Porter, Yuxuan Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies* and Jiye Fang*, Reversible Kirkwood-Alder Transition Observed in Pt3Cu2 Nanoctahedron Assemblies under Controlled Solvent Annealing/Drying Conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (34), 14043-14049.

Yuxuan Wang and Jiye Fang*, Selective Epitaxial Growth of Silver Nanoplates, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50 (5), 992-993.

Zewei Quan, Yuxuan Wang, In-Tae Bae, Welley S Loc, Chenyu Wang, Zhongwu Wang* and Jiye Fang*, Reversal of Hall-Petch Effect in Structural Stability of PbTe Nanocrystals and Associated Variation of Phase Transformation. Nano Lett. 2011, 11 (12), 5531-5536.

Zewei Quan, Zhiping Luo, Welley Siu Locm, Jun Zhang, Yuxuan Wang, Nathan Porter, Jun Lin, Howard Wang and Jiye Fang*, Synthesis of PbSeTe Ternary Alloy and Core-Shell Heterostructured Nanocubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133 (44), 17590- 17593.

Jun Zhang, Zhiping Luo, Zewei Quan, Yuxuan Wang, Amar Kumbhar, Detlef-M Smilgies* and Jiye Fang*, Low Packing Density Self-Assembled Superstructure of Octahedral Pt3Ni Nanocrystals. Nano Lett. 2011, 11 (7), 2912-2918.

Hongzhou Yang, Jun Zhang, Kai Sun, Shouzhong Zou* and Jiye Fang*, Enhancing by Weakening: Electrooxidation of Methanol on Pt3Co and Pt Nanocubes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49 (38), 6848-6851. ►HOT PAPER

Jun Zhang, Hongzhou Yang, Jiye Fang and Shouzhong Zou, Synthesis and Oxygen Reduction Activity of Shape-Controlled Pt3Ni Nanopolyhedra. Nano Lett. 2010, 10 (2), 638- 644. ►ONE of 20 Most Cited Articles within 3 Years by 2012

Dan Xu, Stoyan Bliznakov, Zhaoping Liu, Jiye Fang and Nikolay Dimitrov, Composition-Dependent Electrocatalytic Activity of Pt-Cu nanocube Catalysts towards Formic Acid Oxidation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49 (7), 1282-1285.

Jun Zhang and Jiye Fang, A General Strategy for Preparation of Pt-3d-transition Metal (Co, Fe, Ni) Nanocubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131 (51),  18543-18547.

Dan Xu, Zhaoping Liu, Hongzhou Yang, Qingsheng Liu, Jun Zhang, Jiye Fang, Shouzhong Zou and Kai Sun, Solution-based Evolution of Monodisperse Pt-Cu nanocubes and Their Enhanced Methanol Oxidation Activity. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48 (23), 4217-4221. ► VIP

Jun Zhang, Po- Chiang Chen, Guozhen Shen, Jibao He, Amar Kumbhar, Chongwu Zhou and Jiye Fang, p-Type Field-Effect Transistors of Single-Crystal ZnTe Nanobelts. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47 (49), 9469-9471.

Jun Zhang, Amar Kumbhar, Jibao He, Narayan Chandra Das, Kaikun Yang, Jian-Qing Wang, Howard Wang, Kevin L. Stokes and Jiye Fang, Simple Cubic Super Crystals Containing PbTe Nanocubes and Their Core-Shell Building Blocks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 (45), 15203-15209.

Zhaoping Liu, Amar Kumbhar, Dan Xu, Jun Zhang, Zhaoyong Sun and Jiye Fang, Coreduction Colloidal Synthesis of III-V Nanocrystals: The Case of InP. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47 (19), 3540-3542. ► VIP

Weigang Lu, Qingsheng Liu, Zhaoyong Sun, Jibao He, Chidi Ezeolu and Jiye Fang, Super-Crystal Structure of Octahedral c-In2O3 Nanocrystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 (22), 6983-6991.

Last Updated: 6/25/14