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CJ Zhong

Dr. Chuan-Jian Zhong


Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Catalysis, Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology

  • Associate Scientist, Iowa State University / DOE - Ames Laboratory
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota, and Fritz-Haber-Institute
  • Ph.D., Xiamen University
Smart Energy bldg - room 2015
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 design, synthesis, characterization, and application of 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:

Z.P. Wu, S. Shan, Z. Xie, N. Kang, K. Park, E. Hopkins, S. Yan, A. Sharma, J. Luo, J. Wang, V. Petkov, L. Wang, C.J. Zhong, "Revealing the Role of Phase Structures of Bimetallic Nanocatalysts in Oxygen Reduction Reaction" ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 11302–11313.

F. Chang, S. Shan, V. Petkov, Z. Skeete, A. Lu, J. Ravid, J. Wu, J. Luo, G. Yu, Y. Ren and C. J. Zhong, "Composition Tunability and (111) Dominant Facets of Ultrathin Platinum-Gold Alloy Nanowires towards Enhanced Electrocatalysis", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 12166-12175.

N. Kang, F. Lin, W. Zhao, J. P. Lombardi, M. Almihdhar, K. Liu, S. Yan, J. Kim, J. Luo, B. S. Hsiao, M. Poliks, C. J. Zhong, "Nanoparticle-Nanofibrous Membranes as Scaffolds for Flexible Sweat Sensors", ACS Sensors, 2016, 1, 1060-1069.

J. Li, Z. Skeete, S. Shan, S. Yan, K. Kurzatkowska, W. Zhao, Q. M. Ngo, P. Holubovska, J. Luo, M. Hepel, C.J. Zhong, "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering Detection of Cancer Biomarkers with Bifunctional Nanocomposite Probes", Anal. Chem., 2015, 87, 10698-10702.

J. Wu, S. Shan, V. Petkov, B. Prasai, H. Cronka, P. Joseph, J. Luo, C.J. Zhong, "Composition-Structure-Activity Relationships for Palladium-Alloyed Nanocatalysts in Oxygen Reduction Reaction: An ex-situ/in-situ High Energy X-ray Diffraction Study", ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 5317–5327.

W. Zhao, J. Luo, S. Shan, J. P. Lombardi, Y. Xu, K. Cartwright, S. Lu, M. Poliks, C.J. Zhong, Nanoparticle-Structured Highly Sensitive and Anisotropic Gauge Sensors, Small, 2015, 11, 4509-4516.

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. 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: 1/7/19