CJ Zhong

Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong

Professor, Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Catalysis, Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology

  • Associate Scientist, Iowa State University/DOE-Ames Lab
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Fritz-Haber-Institute
  • Ph.D., Xiamen University
Science 2 Bldg - Room 713
607-777-4605 (Office); Labs: 777-6712; 777-5732; and 777-5950
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Research Interests:

Interdisciplinary areas of materials chemistry, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, and nanotechnology, focusing on the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of novel strategies and functional nanomaterials for solving challenging problems in sustainable energy production, conversion and storage (e.g., fuel cells and batteries), and in chemical, biological, and biomedical detection and intervention (e.g., chemical sensors and biosensors).

Selected Publications:

W. Zhao, T. Rovere, D. Weerawarne, G. Osterhoudt, N. Kang, P. Joseph, J. Luo, B. Shim, M. Poliks, C.J. Zhong, "Nanoalloy Printed and Pulse-Laser Sintered Flexible Sensor Devices with Enhanced Stability and Materials Compatibility," ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6168-6177.

S. Shan, V. Petkov, L. Yang, J. Luo, P. Joseph , D. Mayzel, B. Prasai, L. Wang, M. Engelhard, C. J.Zhong, “Atomic-Structural Synergy for Catalytic CO Oxidation over Palladium-Nickel Nanoalloys”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7140-7151.

Skeete, Z.; Cheng, H.W.; Crew, E.; Lin, L.; Shan, S.; Zhao, W.; Joseph, P.; Cronk, H.; Luo, J.; Li, Y.J.; Zhang, Q.; Zhong, C.J., "Design of Functional Nanoparticles and Assemblies for Theranostic Applications", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 21752-21768

L.Q. Lin, E. Crew, H. Yan, S. Shan, Z. Skeete, D. Mott, T. Krentsel, J. Yin, N.A. Chernova, J. Luo, M.H. Engelhard, C. Wang, Q.B. Li, C.J. Zhong, “Bifunctional Nanoparticles for SERS Monitoring and Magnetic Intervention of Assembly and Enzyme Cutting of DNAs”, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 4320 - 4330.

L. Yang, S. Shan, R. Loukrakpam, V. Petkov, Y. Ren, B. Wanjala, M. Engelhard, J. Luo, J. Yin, Y. Chen, C.J. Zhong, "Role of support-nanoalloy interactions in the atomic-scale structural and chemical ordering for tuning catalytic sites", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 15048−15060.

B. Wanjala, B. Fang, J. Luo, Y. Chen, J. Yin, M. Engelhard, R. Loukrakpam, C.J. Zhong, "Correlation between Atomic Coordination Structure and Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity for Trimetallic Alloy Catalysts", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 12714–12727.

L. Wang, X. Wang, J. Luo, B.N. Wanjala, C. Wang, N. Chernova, M. H. Engelhard, Y. Liu, I.-T. Bae, C. J. Zhong. “Core-Shell Structured Ternary Magnetic Nanocubes ", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 17686–17689.

S. Lim, C.J. Zhong, “Molecularly-Mediated Processing and Assembly of Nanoparticles: Exploring the Interparticle Interactions and Structures”, Acc. Chem. Res., 2009, 42, 798-808.

C.J. Zhong, J. Luo, P. N.Njoki, D. Mott , B. Wanjala, R. Loukrakpam, S. Lim, L. Wang, B. Fang, Z. Xu, “Fuel Cell Technology: Nano-Engineered Multimetallic Catalysts”, Energy Environ. Sci., 2008, 1, 454–466.

Last Updated: 7/10/15