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DONG Zhenchao, Professor, Director Atomic and Molecular Sciences
Name:  Zhen-Chao DONG (董振超)
Born:   January , 1964, Anxi, Fujian, China
Address: University of Science and Technology of China
96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei 230026, P. R. China
Tel: 86-(0)551-63600103
Fax: 86-(0)551-63606266
  Nature News: Two techniques unite to provide molecular detail
  Nature | News & Views: Techniques: Optical spectroscopy goes intramolecular
  Chemical and Engineering News (June 10, CEN, USA): Raman Imaging Breaks The Nanometer Barrier
  Physics today (USA): Optical spectroscopy goes subnanometer
  Chemistry World (UK): Raman scattering reaches sub-nm resolution
  Microscopy and Analysis (Wiley): STM and Raman scattering map single molecules
  Ars technica (USA): New method can image single molecule, identify its atoms
  Basque Research (Spain): Seeing inside a molecule using light
  The Conversation (UK & Australia): New method can image single molecules and identify its atoms
  Phys.Org (UK): Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution
  NBC (USA): Now, a way to peer inside individual molecules
92.03-95.12 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, Ames Laboratory, USA
87.04-90.12 Ph.D., Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS, China
83.09-87.03 M.S., Xiamen University
79.09-83.06 B.S., Sichuan University
04.04- Professor, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
96.01-04.03 SeniorResearcher, Sub-Theme Leader
Nanodevice Group, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan
92.03-95.12 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ames LaboratoryDOE, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
87.04-92.03 Research Assistant (1987-1990); Assistant Professor (1990-1992)
Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, CAS,Fuzhou, China
 • Single-molecule optoelectronics by STM
 • Single-molecule electroluminescence/Electrically driven single-photon sources
 • Single-molecule Raman scattering
 • Single-molecule plasmonics/Nano-photonics
 • Nanocale chemical identification of bio-molecules on surfaces
 • Plasmon-exciton coupling and energy transfer at the nanoscale
 • "Optical characterization of nanostructures with ultrahigh spatial resolution”, MOST, 2016-2021, PI;
 • "Developing comprehensive measurement systems for single-molecule optoelectronics”, NNSF, 2014-2018, PI;
 • "Nanoscale chemical identification of single bio-molecules on surfaces”, NNSF, 2014-2018, PI.
1) Zhang, Y., Meng, Q. S., Zhang, L., Luo, Y., Yu, Y. J., Yang, B., Zhang, Y., Esteban, R., Aizpurua, J.*, Luo, Y., Yang, J. L., Dong, Z. C.* and Hou, J. G.*, "Sub-nanometre control of the coherent interaction between a single molecule and a plasmonic nanocavity", Nature Commun. 8, 15225 (2017).
2)  Zhang, R., Zhang, X. B., Wang, H. F., Zhang, Y., Jiang, S., Hu, C. R.,Zhang, Y., Luo, Y.* and Dong, Z. C.*, Distinguishing Individual DNA Bases in a Network by Non-Resonant Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 5561 (2017).
3) Zhang, Y., Luo, Y., Zhang, Y., Yu, Y. J., Kuang, Y. M., Zhang, L., Meng, Q. S., Luo, Y., Yang, J. L., Dong, Z. C.*, Hou J. G.*, "Visualizing coherent intermolecular dipole-dipole coupling in real space", Nature 531, 623-627 (2016).
4) Liao, M. H., Jiang, S., Hu, C. R., Zhang, R., Kuang, Y. M., Zhu, J. Z., Zhang, Y., Dong, Z. C.*, "Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Imaging of Individual Carbon Nanotubes with Subnanometer Resolution", Nano Lett. 16(7), 4040-4046 (2016).
5) Jiang, S., Zhang, Y., Zhang, R., Hu, C. R., Liao, M. H., Luo, Y., Yang, J. L., Dong, Z. C.*, Hou, J. G.*, “Distinguishing adjacent molecules on a surface using plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering”, Nature Nanotech. 10(10), 865-869, 2015.
6) Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., Dong, Z. C.,* Jiang, S., Zhang, C., Chen, L. G., Zhang, L., Liao, Y., Aizpurua, J., Luo, Y., Yang, J. L., and Hou, J. G.,* “Chemical mapping of a single molecule by plasmon-enhanced Raman scattering”, Nature 498, 82-86, 2013.
7) Zhu, S.E.;Kuang, Y.M.;Geng, F.;Zhu, J.Z;Wang, C.Z.;Yu, Y.J.;Luo, Y.; Xiao, Y.; Liu, K.Q;Meng, Q.S.; Zhang L.;Jiang, S.;Zhang, Y.;Wang, G.W.*;Dong, Z. C.,*Hou, J. G., Self-Decoupled Porphyrin with a Tripodal Anchor for Molecular-Scale Electroluminescence, J. Am. Chem. Soc.135(42), 15794−15800 (2013).
8) Geng, F., Zhang, Y., Yu, Y. J., Kuang, Y. M., Liao, Y., Dong, Z. C.,* and Hou, J. G., “Modulation of nanocavity plasmonic emission by local molecular states of C60 on Au(111)”, Optics Express 20, 26725-26735, 2012.
9) Zhang, C., Zhang, R., Jiang, S., Zhang, L., Gao, H. Y., Chen, L. G., Liao, Y., and Dong, Z. C.,* “Tip-plasmon mediated molecular electroluminescence on the highly oriented pyrolytic graphite substrate”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 073111, 2012.
10) Dong, Z. C.,*Zhang, X. L., Gao, H. Y., Luo, Y., Zhang, C., Chen, L. G., Zhang, R., Tao, X., Zhang,Y., Yang, J. L., and Hou, J. G.,*“Generation of molecular hot electroluminescence by resonant nanocavity plasmons”,Nature Photonics4, 50-54, 2010.
Short Biography
Dr. Zhen-Chao Dong is currently a full professor at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He graduated from Sichuan University in 1983 and received his M.S. degree in Xiamen University and Ph.D. degree from Fujian Institute on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1990. Dong is now serving as the Director of Division of Atomic and Molecular Sciences at HFNL. His research interest is in the field of single-molecule optoelectronics and plasmonics, particularly on STM based single-molecule electroluminescence and single-molecule Raman scattering. The aim of his research is 1) to understand the underlying physics that governs the optoelectronic behavior of single molecules at the nanoscale, particularly on the light manipulation and energy transfer in a plasmonic nano-environment, and 2) to explore scientific basis for future technology related to information (e.g., nanoscale optoelectronic integration and quantum photon sources), energy (e.g., interface optoelectronic effects and OLED), and bio-science (e.g., bio-molecular imaging including DNA sequencing). Dong is currently the PI of several research projects supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 120 papers indexed by SCI (H-factor=26), including 8 first-author or corresponding-author papers in Nature, Nature Photonics, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc., and Angew. Chem. He has presented many invited talks in prestigious international conferences, including APS, ACS, IVC, ICN+T, NFO, NANOMETA, PIER, ChinaNANO, and ACSIN/ICSPM. He is the recipient of "National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Workers Award" from CAST in 2010, "the CAIA Outstanding Award" in 2013, "USTC President Award for Outstanding Research Achievements" in 2013, and "China's Top Ten Scientific and Technological Advances of 2013" Award.

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