Jian Zhang


Assistant Professor

Educational Background
Postdoctoral, Northwestern University 
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
M.S. Lanzhou University
B.S. Lanzhou University

Research Interests
Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Self-Assembly


Zhang Research Group
Current Research | Publications | Prospective Students


Jian Zhang
Hamilton Hall 604D
402.472.2603
jzhang3@unl.edu

Current Research
The Zhang Lab is focused on the synthesis of novel inorganic, organic, and hybrid materials and the modulation of their electrochemical and photocatalytic properties. Our current emphasis is to design and prepare microporous inorganic and organic materials.

Specific research areas include: (1) Metal-Organic Frameworks; (2) Covalent Organic Frameworks; (3) Conjugated Porous Polymers; and (4) Noble metal nanostructures. The goal of the research program is to utilize these functional materials to address research challenges in producing clean and sustainable energy and solving global environmental problems.


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Selected Publications

Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Mirkin, C. A. Synthesis of silver nanorods by low energy excitation of spherical plasmonic seeds. Nano Lett. 2011 11, 2495. [Link]

Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Personick, M. L.; Zhang, K.; Li, S. Y.; Mirkin, C. A. Concave cubic gold nanocrystals with high-index facets. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 14012. [Link]

Zhang, J.; Langille, M. R.; Mirkin, C. A. Photomediated synthesis of silver triangular bipyramids and prisms: the effect of pH and BSPP. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12502. [Link]

Complete list of publications