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Lihua Zhang

Electron Microscopy, Center for Functional Nanomaterials

Lihua Zhang

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3512

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More than 20 years research experience in materials science. Proficient in TEM operation and analysis (conventional TEM, HRTEM, STEM, diffraction techniques, EDS, EELS). Specialized research on quantitative and dynamical TEM. Using various kinds of TEMs to characterize the microstructures (surface, interface, precipitates etc.) of nanomaterials.

Research Activities

•  Nanostructured materials

•  Microstructure characterization

•  Interface and surface

•  Microstructure/properties relationship

•  In-situ TEM



Ph. D in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Acedemy of Science.

Professional Appointments

2005.1- present

   Scientific staff, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11973.  

2003.1- 2004.12 

Post-doc, National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720

Selected Publications

  • Xie M, Shimogawa R, Liu Y, et al (2024) Biomimetic Control over Bimetallic Nanoparticle Structure and Activity via Peptide Capping Ligand Sequence. ACS Nano 18:3286–3294.
  • Li C, Kwon S, Chen X, et al (2023) Improving Oxygen Reduction Performance of Surface-Layer-Controlled Pt–Ni Nano-Octahedra via Gaseous Etching. Nano Letters 23:3476–3483.
  • Zhou M, Yoon D, Yang Y, et al (2023) Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Performance on {101} CoMn2O4 Spinel Facets. ACS Energy Letters 8:3631–3638.
  • Li C, Pan J, Zhang L, Fang J (2022) Colloidal synthesis of monodisperse trimetallic Pt–Fe–Ni nanocrystals and their enhanced electrochemical performances. Nanotechnology 34:075401.
  • Lu Z, Zhang L, Wen X, et al (2022) Ultrathin Ruthenium Films on Graphene Buffered SiO2 via Quasi Van der Waals Epitaxy. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 4:5775–5788.
  • Zhou M, Guo J, Zhao B, et al (2021) Improvement of Oxygen Reduction Performance in Alkaline Media by Tuning Phase Structure of Pd–Bi Nanocatalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society 143:15891–15897.
  • Li C, Chen X, Zhang L, et al (2021) Synthesis of Core@Shell Cu-Ni@Pt-Cu Nano-Octahedra and Their Improved MOR Activity. Angewandte Chemie 133:7753–7758.
  • Li Y, Kottwitz M, Vincent JL, et al (2021) Dynamic structure of active sites in ceria-supported Pt catalysts for the water gas shift reaction. Nature Communications 12:.
  • Valdman L, Wen X, Lu Z, et al (2021) Surface and interface structures of epitaxial Sb2Se3 on mica. Applied Surface Science 567:150859.
  • Fu S, Kang K, Shayan K, et al (2020) Enabling room temperature ferromagnetism in monolayer MoS2 via in situ iron-doping. Nature Communications 11:.
  • Taifan WE, Li Y, Baltrus JP, et al (2018) Operando Structure Determination of Cu and Zn on Supported MgO/SiO2 Catalysts during Ethanol Conversion to 1,3-Butadiene. ACS Catalysis 9:269–285.
  • Wang C, Zhang L, Yang H, et al (2017) High-Indexed Pt3Ni Alloy Tetrahexahedral Nanoframes Evolved through Preferential CO Etching. Nano Letters 17:2204–2210.
  • Zhou H, Wu L, Wang H-Q, et al (2017) Interfaces between hexagonal and cubic oxides and their structure alternatives. Nature Communications 8:.
  • Wall MA, Harmsen S, Pal S, et al (2017) Surfactant-Free Shape Control of Gold Nanoparticles Enabled by Unified Theoretical Framework of Nanocrystal Synthesis. Advanced Materials 29:.
  • Luria J, Kutes Y, Moore A, et al (2016) Charge transport in CdTe solar cells revealed by conductive tomographic atomic force microscopy. Nature Energy 1:.
Lihua Zhang

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Center for Functional Nanomaterials
Bldg. 735
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3512

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