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                                   Dr. Yi Zhang, professor

                                                  Research fields: AFM-based nanomanipulation  

                                                                             self-assembly on surfaces

                                                                 Tel: 86-21-39194607



        Dr. Zhang hold a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University (1993) and a Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Nuclear Research, CAS (2001). He was a postdoctoral fellow (Aug. 2001 ~ Dec. 2003) at the Chemistry Department of Northwestern University  prior to becoming a senior scientist at the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, CAS. He was a visiting scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany from Apr. 2007 to Jan. 2009. He is the author of over 50 manuscripts and over 10 patents and applications.

Selected publications:

1.  Liu, X., Zhang, Y., Goswami, D., Okasinski, J., Salaita, K., Sun, P., Bedzyk, M., and Mirkin, C. (2005) The controlled evolution of a polymer single crystal. Science, 307, 1763-1766.

2.  Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, G., Hu, J. (2006) Coexistence of Liquid and Solid Phases of Bmim-PF6 Ionic Liquid on Mica Surfaces at Room Temperature. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 7456-7457.

3. Zhang, F., Du, H., Zhang, Z., Ji, L., Li, H., Tang, L., Wang, H., Fan, C., Xu, H.,   Zhang, Y., Hu, J., Hu, H., He, J. (2006) Epitaxial growth of peptide nanofilaments on inorganic surface: Effects of interfacial hydrophobicity/ hydrophilicity, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45, 3611-3613.

4. Li, B., Zhang, Y., Yan, Y., Lu, J., Ye, M., Li, M., Hu, J. (2007) Positioning scission of single DNA molecules with nonspecific endonuclease based on nanomanipulation, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 6668-6669.

5.  Zhang, Y., Salaita, K., Lim, J., Mirkin, C. (2002) Electrochemical whittling of organic nanostructures, Nano Lett., 2, 1389-1392



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