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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 dedicated to synthesizing and manipulating functional nanocrystals with size-, shape- and crystallographic facet control using a high-temperature organic solvent system. We are also investigating the correlation between the surface structure (atomic arrangement) of nanocrystals and their catalytic, electrocatalytic behaviors, as well as other relevant physical and chemical phenomena. Our research focuses on new synthesis method, advanced processing technology, nanocrystal formation mechanism, the superstructure of nanocrystal assembly, and novel applications in sustainable energy.

Interested materials include binary metallic nano-polyhedra; organic-inorganic perovskites, low-dimensional oxides, and other advanced materials.

Currently, interested research topics include pressure-induced phase transition and superstructural study of nanocrystals; electrocatalytic study on surface structure-controlled metal/alloy nanocrystals and nanoframes; ceria facet-dependent oxidative coupling of methane towards C2 products; study and processing of high-performance supercapacitor materials, and pressure-dependent organic-inorganic metal halide perovskite structure.

Selected Publications

Chenyu Wang, Lihua Zhang, Hongzhou Yang, Jinfong Pan, Jingyue Liu, Charles Dotse, Yiliang Luan, Rui Gao, Cuikun Lin, Jun Zhang, James P. Kilcrease, Xiaodong Wen*, Shouzhong Zou* and Jiye Fang*. High-Indexed Pt3Ni Alloy Tetrahexahedral Nanoframes Evolved through Preferential CO Etching, Nano Lett. 2017, 17 (4), 2204-2210.

Shaojie Jiang, Yanan Fang, Ruipeng Li, Hai Xiao, Jason Crowley, Chenyu Wang, Timothy J. White, William A. Goddard III*, Zhongwu Wang, Tom Baikie* and Jiye Fang*, Pressure Dependent Polymorphism and Bandgap Tuning of Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55 (22), 6540-6544.

Chenyu Wang, Carrie Siu, Jun Zhang and Jiye Fang*, Understanding the forces acting in self-assembly and the implications for constructing three-dimensional (3D) supercrystals. Nano Res. 2015, 8 (8), 2445-2466.

Zewei Quan, Hongwu Xu, Chenyu Wang, Xiaodong Wen, Yuxuan Wang, Jinlong Zhu, Ruipeng Li, Chris Sheehan, Zhongwu Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Zhiping Luo* and Jiye Fang*, Solvent-Mediated Self-Assembly of Nanocube Superlattices. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (4), 1352-1359.

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: 10/5/17