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Honghu Zhang

Material Science Associate II, Complex Scattering, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Honghu Zhang

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 744
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5626
hzhang@bnl.gov

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Highlights


Expertise

  • Nanomaterial Bioconjugation
  • Nanoparticle Self-Assembly in Bulk and at Interfaces
  • Small Angle X-ray Scattering and Liquid Surface X-ray Scattering
  • Plasmonic and Light-Emitting Nanomaterials and Single-Molecule Optical Detection

Research Activities

DNA-programmable self-assembly provides an effective route for fabrication of well-defined clusters and 2D and 3D lattices. My research focuses on investigation of phase behaviors of programmable assembly using X-ray scattering and study of optical properties of DNA-guided nanoscale architectures consisting of various types of components, such as plasmonic, magnetic and semiconductor nanoparticles.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering (2016): Iowa State University
    • Dissertation Title: Bioinspired synthesis and self-assembly of hybrid organic–inorganic nanomaterials
  • B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering (2011): Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Professional Appointments

  • Scientific Associate II, National Synchrotron Light Source II, 2022 - present
  • Postdoctoral Research Assoicate, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2017 - 2022
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Ames Laboratory, 2017

Selected Publications

  • Wang S-T, Zhang H, Xuan S, et al (2022) Compact Peptoid Molecular Brushes for Nanoparticle Stabilization. Journal of the American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c00743
  • Sun S, Yang S, Xin HL, Nykypanchuk D, Liu M, Zhang H, Gang O (2020) Valence-programmable nanoparticle architectures. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16157-0
  • Zhang H, Li M, Wang K, Tian Y, Chen J-S, Fountaine KT, DiMarzio D, Liu M, Cotlet M, Gang O (2019) Polarized Single-Particle Quantum Dot Emitters through Programmable Cluster Assembly. ACS Nano 14:1369–1378. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b06919
  • Zhang H, Wang W, Mallapragada S, Travesset A, Vaknin D (2017) Macroscopic and tunable nanoparticle superlattices. Nanoscale 9:164–171. doi: 10.1039/c6nr07136h
  • Zhang H, Wang W, Mallapragada S, Travesset A, Vaknin D (2017) Ion-Specific Interfacial Crystallization of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121:15424–15429. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02549
  • Zhang H, Wang W, Akinc M, Mallapragada S, Travesset A, Vaknin D (2017) Assembling and ordering polymer-grafted nanoparticles in three dimensions. Nanoscale 9:8710–8715. doi: 10.1039/c7nr00787f
  • Zhang H, Wang W, Hagen N, Kuzmenko I, Akinc M, Travesset A, Mallapragada S, Vaknin D (2016) Self-Assembly of DNA Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles at the Liquid-Vapor Interface. Advanced Materials Interfaces 3:1600180. doi: 10.1002/admi.201600180

Research Highlights

Honghu Zhang

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 744
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5626
hzhang@bnl.gov

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