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Zhiyong Tang
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1989-1996  M.S.&B.S., Department of Environmental Chemistry, Wuhan University, China
1996-2000  Ph.D., Changchu Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Dr. Erkang Wang’s research group.
2000-2001  Research Associate, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Dr. Roel Prins’s research group
2003-2006  Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, Oklahoma State University, and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Dr. Nicholas A. Kotov’s research group
2006-  Professor, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China

Application of functional nanomaterials in fields of environment and energy



  47. Zhao, M.; Yuan, K.; Wang, Y.; Li, G.;* Guo, J.; Gu, L.; Hu, W.; Zhao, H.; * Tang, Z.* Metal-Organic Frameworks as Selectivity Regulators for Hydrogenation Reactions. Nature, 2016, 539, 76-80. 

  46. Zhao, S.; Wang, Y.; Dong, J.; He, C.-T.; Yin, H.; An, P.; Zhao, K.; Zhang, X.; Gao C.; Zhang, L.; Lv, J.; Wang, J.; Zhang, J.; Khattak, A. M.; Khan, N. A.; Wei, Z.; Zhang, J.; Liu, S.;* Zhao, H.;* Tang, Z.* Coordinative unsaturation engineering on ultrathin bimetal-organic frameworks nanosheets toward high performance electrocatalysts. Nature Energy 2016, 1, 16184. 

  45. Gong, J,; Newman, R. S.; Engel, M.; Zhao, M.; Bian, F.; Glotzer, S. C.; * Tang, Z.* Shape-dependent Ordering of Gold nanocrystals into Large-scale Superlattices. Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 14038. 

  44. Ding, D.; Wang, D.; Zhao, M.; Lv, J.; Lu, C.*; Tang, Z.* Interface Engineering in Solution-Processed Nanocrystal Thin Films for Improved Thermoelectric Performance Advanced Materials 2016, Accepted. 

  43. Gao, C.; Meng, Q.; Zhao, K.; Yin, H.; Wang, D.; Guo, J.; Zhao, S.; Chang, L.; He, M.; Li, Q.; Zhao, H.; Huang, X.; Gao, Y.;* Tang, Z.* Co3O4 Hexagonal Platelets with Controllable Facets Enabling Highly Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 6485-6490. 

  42. Lu, C.; Tang, Z.* Advanced Inorganic Nanoarchitectures from Oriented Self-Assembly. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 1096-1108. 

  41. Yin, H.; Tang, Z.* Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Layered Metal Hydroxides: an Emerging Platform for Advanced Catalysis, Energy Conversion and Storage. Chemical Society Reviews 2016, 45, 4873-4891. 

  40. Li, Y.; Tang, J.; He, L.; Liu, Y.; Liu, Y.;* Chen, C.;* Tang, Z.* Core-Shell Upconversion Nanoparticle@Metal-Organic Framework Nanoprobes for Luminescent/Magnetic Dual-Mode Targeted Imaging. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 4075-4080. 

  39. Yin, H.; Zhao, S.; Zhao, K.; Muqsit, A.; Tang, H.; Chang, L.; Zhao, H.; Gao, Y.; Tang, Z.* Ultrathin Platinum Nanowires Grown on Single-Layered Nickel Hydroxide with High Evolution Activity. Nature Communications, 2015, 6, 6430.  

  38.  Liu, X., He, L.; Zheng, J.; Guo, J.; Bi, F.; Ma, X.; Zhao, K.; Liu Y.;* Song, R.;* Tang, Z.* Solar Light Driven Renewable Butanol Separation by Core-Shell Ag-ZIF-8 Nanowires. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 3273-3277.   

  37. Tang, H.; Wang, J.; Yin, H.; Zhao, H.; Wang, D.;* Tang, Z.* Growth of Polypyrrole Ultrathin Films on MoS2Monolayers as High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 1117-1123.  

  36. Cheng, Q.;* Jiang, L.; Tang, Z.* Bioinspired Layered Materials with Superior Mechanical Performance. Accounts Chemical Research 2014, 47, 1256-1266.   

  35. Wan, J.; Fang, G.;* Yin, H.; Liu, X.; Liu, D.; Zhao, M.; Ke, W.; Tao, H.; Tang, Z.* Pt-Ni Alloy Nanoparticles as Superior Counter Electrodes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Experimental and Theoretical Understanding. Advanced Materials 2014, 26, 8101-8106.  

  34. Bian, T.; Shang, L.; Yu, H.; Perez, M. T.; Wu, L.-Z.; Tung, C.-H.; Nie, Z.;* Tang, Z.;* Zhang, T.* Spontaneous Organization of Inorganic Nanoparticles into Nanovesicles Triggered by UV Light. Advanced Materials 2014, 26, 5613-5618. (Inside Back Cover)   

  33. Han, B.; Zhu, Z.; Li, Z.; Zhang, W.; Tang, Z.* Conformation Modulated Optical Activity Enhancement in Chiral Cysteine and Au Nanorod Assemblies. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 16104-16107.  

  32. Zhao, M.; Deng, K.; He, L.; Liu, Y.; Li, G.;* Zhao, H.; Tang, Z.* Core-Shell Palladium Nanoparticle@Metal-Organic Frameworks as Multifunctional Catalysts for Cascade Reactions. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 1738-1741.  

  31. Zhu, Z.; Guo, J.; Liu, W.; Li, Z.; Han, B.; Zhang, W.;* Tang, Z.* Controllable Optical Activity of Gold Nanorod and Chiral Quantum Dot Assemblies. AngewandteChemie International Edition 2013, 52, 13571-13575.  

  30. Yin, H.; Zhao, S.; Wan, J.; Tang, H.; Chang, L.; He, L.; Zhao, H.; Gao, Y.;* Tang, Z.* Three-Dimensional Graphene/Metal Oxide Nanoparticle Hybrids for High-Performance Capacitive Deionization of Saline Water. Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 6270-6276.  

  29. Liu, Y.; Tang, Z.* Multifunctional Nanoparticle@MOF Core-Shell Nanostructures. Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 5819-5825.  

  28.  Liu, W.; Zhu, Z.; Deng, K.; Li, Z.; Zhou, Y.; Qiu, H.; Gao, Y.;* Che, S.;* Tang, Z.* Gold Nanorod@Chiral Mesoporous Silica Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Unique Optical Properties. Journal of the American Chemical Society2013, 135, 9659-9664.  

  27. Wang, X.; Yang, J.; Yin, H.; Song, R.;* Tang, Z.* Raisin Bun-Like Nanocomposites of Palladium Clusters and Porphyrin for Superior Formic Acid Oxidation. Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 2728-2732.  

  26. Tang, H.; Yin, H.; Wang, J.; Yang, N.; Wang, D.;* Tang, Z.* Molecular Architecture of Cobalt Porphyrin Multilayers on Reduced Graphene Oxide Sheets for High Performance Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 5585-5589.  

  25. He, L.; Liu, Y.; Liu, J.; Xiong, Y.; Zheng, J.; Liu, Y.;* Tang, Z.* Core-Shell Noble-Metal@Metal-Organic-Framework Nanoparticles with Highly Selective Sensing Property. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 3741-3745.  

  24. Cheng, Q.;* Wu, M.; Li, M.;* Jiang, L.; Tang, Z.* Ultratough Artificial Nacre Based on Conjugated Cross-linked Graphene Oxide. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 3750-3755. (Inside Back Cover of This Issue)  

  23. Cheng, Q.;* Li, M.; Jiang, L.; Tang, Z.* Bioinspired Layered Composite Based on Flattened Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 1838-1843. (Cover)  

  22. Li, Z.; Zhu, Z.; Liu, W.; Zhou, Y.; Han, B.; Gao, Y.; Tang, Z.* Reversible Plasmonic Circular Dichroism of Au Nanorod and DNA Assemblies. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 3322-3325.  

  21. Dong, Z.; Lai, X.; Halpert, J. E.; Yang, N.; Yi, L.; Zhai, J.; Wang, D.;* Tang, Z.;* Jiang, L. Accurate Control of Multishelled ZnO Hollow Microspheres for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with High Efficiency. Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 1046-1049.  

  20. Wang, J.; Cheng, Q.;* Tang, Z.* Layered Nanocomposites Inspired by Structure and Mechanical Property of Nacre. Chemical Society Review 2012, 41, 1111-1129. (Cover)  

  19. Zhou, Y.; Zhu, Z.; Huang, W.; Liu, W.; Wu, S.; Liu, X.; Zhang, W.;* Tang, Z.* Optical Coupling between Chiral Biomolecules and Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Size-Dependent Circular Dichroism Absorption. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2011, 50, 11456-11459.  

  18. Li, Z.; Cheng, E.; Huang, W.; Zhang, T.; Yang, Z.; Liu, D.;* Tang, Z.* Improving the Yield of Mono-DNA-Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles through Dual Steric Hindrance. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2011, 133, 15284-15287.  

  17. Xia, Y.; Nguyen, T.; Yang, M.; Lee, B.; Santos, A.; Podsiadlo, P.; Tang, Z.;* Glotzer, S. C.;* Kotov N. A.* Self Assembly of Self-Limiting, Monodisperse Supraparticles from Polydisperse Nanoparticles. Nature Nanotechnology 2011, 6, 580-587.  

  16. Li, Y.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, H.; Perrett, S.; Zhao, Y.;* Tang, Z.;* Nie G.,* Chirality of Glutathione Surface Coating Affects the Toxicity of Quantum Dots. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 123, 5982-5986.  

  15. Zhu, Z.; Meng, H.; Liu, W.; Liu, X.; Gong, J.; Qiu, X.; Jiang, L.; Wang D.;* Tang, Z.;* Superstructures and SERS Properties of Gold Nanocrystals with Different Shapes. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 1593-1596.  

  14. Li, C.; Deng, K.; Tang, Z.;* Jiang, L. Twisted Metal-Amino Acid Nanobelts: Chirality Transcription from Molecules to Frameworks. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 82028209.  

  13. Zhou,Y.; Yang, M.; Sun, K.; Tang, Z.;* Kotov, N. A.* Similar Topological Origin of Chiral Centers in Organic and Nanoscale Inorganic Structures: Effect of Stabilizer Chirality on Optical Isomerism and Growth of CdTe Nanocrystals.Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 6006-6013.  

  12. Qin, B.; Chen, H.; Liang, H.; Fu, L.; Liu, X.; Qiu, X.; Liu, S.;* Song, R.;* Tang, Z.* Reversible Photoswitchable Fluorescence in Thin Films of Inorganic Nanoparticle and Polyoxometalate Assemblies. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010, 132, 2886-2888.  

  11. Niu, W.; Zheng, S.; Wang, D.; Liu, X.; Li, H.; Han, S.; Chen, J.; Tang, Z.;* Xu, G.* Selective Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Rhombic Dodecahedral, Octahedral, and Cubic Gold Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 697-703.  

  10. Qin, B.; Zhao, Z.; Song, R.;* Shanbhag, S.;* Tang, Z.* A Temperature-Driven Reversible Phase Transfer of 2-(Diethylamino)ethanethiol-Stabilized CdTe Nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2008, 47, 9875 -9878.  

  9. Han, W.; Yi, L.; Zhao, N.; Tang, A.; Gao, M.;* Tang, Z.* Synthesis and Shape-Tailoring of Copper Sulfide/Indium Sulfide-Based Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 13152-13161.  

  8. Tang, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Glotzer, S. C.;* Kotov, N. A.* Self-Assembly of CdTe Nanocrystals Into Free-Floating Sheets. Science 2006, 314, 274-278.  

  7. Tang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Podsiadlo, P.; Kotov, N. A.* Spontaneous CdTe - Alloy - CdS Transition of Stabilizer-Depleted CdTe Nanoparticles Induced by EDTA. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 7036-7042.  

  6. Tang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Shanbhag, S.; Giersig, M. Kotov, N. A.* Self-Reorganization of CdTe Nanoparticles into Highly Asymmetrical, Angled Te Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 6730-6736.  

  5. Tang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Sun, K.; Kotov, N. A. Spontaneous Transformation of Stabilizer-Depleted Binary Semiconductor Nanoparticles into Selenium and Tellurium Nanowires. Advanced Materials 2005, 17(3), 358-363 (Cover of this issue).   

  4. Tang, Z.; Kotov, N. A.;* Magonov, S.; Ozturk, B. Nanostructured Artificial Nacre. Nature Materials 2003, 2, 413-418.  

  3. Tang, Z.; Kotov, N. A.;* Giersig, M. Spontaneous Organization of Single CdTe Nanoparticles into Luminescent Nanowires. Science 2002, 297, 237-240.  

  2. Tang, Z.; Wang, Y.; Podsiadlo, P.; Kotov, N. A.* Biomedical Applications of Layer-by-Layer Assembly: From Biomimetics to Tissue Engineering. Advanced Materials Invited Review, 2006, 32033224.  

   1. Tang, Z.; Kotov, N. A.* One-Dimensional Assemblies of Nanoparticles: Preparation, Properties, and Promise.Advanced Materials Invited Review, 2005, 17, 951-962. 

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