Assistant Professor

Yuan Zhang

NORFOLK, 23529

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Zhang, Y. "LEAPS-MPS" $250,000. Federal. July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024


Scanning Probe Microscopy; Condense Matter Physics; Quantum Information Science; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Materials Science and Engineering; Physical Chemistry.


Zhang, Y., Trainer, D. J., Narayanan, B., Li, Y., Ngo, A. T., Khadka, S., Neogi, A., Fisher, B., Curtiss, L. A., Sankaranarayanan, S. KRS. and Hla, S. Wai. (2021). One-dimensional lateral force anisotropy at the atomic scale in sliding single molecules on a surface. Nano Letters 21 , pp. 6391-6397.
Li, Y., Huo, G., Liu, B., Song, B., Zhang, Y., Qian, X., Wang, H., Yin, G., Filosa, A., Sun, W., Hla, S. Wai., Yang, H. and Li, X. (2020). Giant Concentric Metallosupramolecule with Aggregation-Induced Phosphorescent Emission. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (34) , pp. 14638-14648.
Zhang, Z., Li, Y., Song, B., Zhang, Y., Jiang, X., Wang, M., Trumbleson, R., Liu, C., Wang, P., Hao, X., Rojas, T., Ngo, A. T.., Sessler, J. L.., Newkome, G. R.., Hla, S. Wai. and Li, X. (2020). Intra- and intermolecular self-assembly of a 20-nm-wide supramolecular hexagonal grid. Nature Chemistry 12 (5) , pp. 468-474.
Wang, L., Song, B., Li, Y., Gong, L., Jiang, X., Wang, M., Lu, S., Hao, X., Xia, Z., Zhang, Y., Hla, S. Wai. and Li, X. (2020). Self-Assembly of Metallo-Supramolecules under Kinetic or Thermodynamic Control: Characterization of Positional Isomers Using Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (21) , pp. 9809-9817.
Li, Z., Li, Y., Zhao, Y., Wang, H., Zhang, Y., Song, B., Li, X., Lu, S., Hao, X., Hla, S., Tu, Y. and Li, X. (2020). Synthesis of Metallopolymers and Direct Visualization of the Single Polymer Chain. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142 (13) , pp. 6196-6205.
Zhang, Y., Calupitan, J. Patrick., Rojas, T., Tumbleson, R., Erbland, G., Kammerer, C., Ajayi, T. Michael., Wang, S., Curtiss, L. A.., Ngo, A. T.., Ulloa, S. E.., Rapenne, G. and Hla, S. Wai. (2019). A chiral molecular propeller designed for unidirectional rotations on a surface. Nature Communications 10 , pp. 3742.
Wang, H., Li, Y., Yu, H., Song, B., Lu, S., Hao, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, M., Hla, S. and Li, X. (2019). Combining Synthesis and Self-Assembly in One Pot To Construct Complex 2D Metallo-Supramolecules Using Terpyridine and Pyrylium Salts. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 141 (33) , pp. 13187-13195.
Luican-Mayer, A., Zhang, Y., DiLullo, A., Li, Y., Fisher, B., Ulloa, S. E.. and Hla, S. (2019). Negative differential resistance observed on the charge density wave of a transition metal dichalcogenide. NANOSCALE 11 (46) , pp. 22351-22358.
Paulauskas, T., Sen, F. G.., Sun, C., Longo, P., Zhang, Y., Hla, S. Wai., Chan, Maria K. Y., Kim, M. J.. and Klie, R. F.. (2019). Stabilization of a monolayer tellurene phase at CdTe interfaces. NANOSCALE 11 (31) , pp. 14698-14706.
Trainer, D. J.., Zhang, Y., Bobba, F., Xi, X., Hla, S. and Iavarone, M. (2019). The Effects of Atomic-Scale Strain Relaxation on the Electronic Properties of Monolayer MoS2. ACS NANO 13 (7) , pp. 8284-8291.
Hu, Y., Zhong, G., Guan, Y., Lee, N. Hoon., Zhang, Y., Li, Y., Mitchell, T., Armstrong, J. N.., Benedict, J., Hla, S. and Ren, S. (2019). Alkali‐Metal‐Intercalated Percolation Network Regulates Self‐Assembled Electronic Aromatic Molecules. Advanced Materials 31 (11) , pp. 1807178.
Zhang, Y., Wang, S., Braun, K. and Hla, S. (2018). Molecular flexure and atom trapping with sexiphenyl molecules by scanning tunneling microscope manipulation. SURFACE SCIENCE 678 , pp. 215-221.
Niederhausen, J., Zhang, Y., Kabeer, F. Cheenicode., Garmshausen, Y., Schmidt, B. M.., Li, Y., Braun, K., Hecht, S., Tkatchenko, A., Koch, N. and Hla, S. (2018). Subtle Fluorination of Conjugated Molecules Enables Stable Nanoscale Assemblies on Metal Surfaces. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 122 (33) , pp. 18902-18911.
Chang, H., Shirato, N., Zhang, Y., Hoffman, J., Rosenmann, D., Freeland, J. W.., Bhattacharya, A., Rose, V. and Hla, S. (2018). X-ray magnetic circular dichroism and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure of buried interfacial magnetism measured by using a scanning tunneling microscope tip. Applied Physics Letters 113 (6) , pp. 061602.
Zhang, Y., Kersell, H., Stefak, R., Echeverria, J., Iancu, V., Perera, U. G.., Li, Y., Deshpande, A., Braun, K., Joachim, C., Rapenne, G. and Hla, S. (2016). Simultaneous and coordinated rotational switching of all molecular rotors in a network. Nature Nanotechnology 11 (8) , pp. 706-712.
Perera, U. G.., Ample, F., Kersell, H., Zhang, Y., Vives, G., Echeverria, J., Grisolia, M., Rapenne, G., Joachim, C. and Hla, S. (2013). Controlled clockwise and anticlockwise rotational switching of a molecular motor. Nature Nanotechnology 8 (1) , pp. 46-51.
  • 2021: Cheng Fund For Innovative Research Award, College of Science, Old Dominion University. $11,650, June 1, 2021 - May 31, 2022.,