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ZHANG Qun, Professor Atomic and Molecular Sciences
Name:  Qun ZHANG(张群)
Address: Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) &
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL)
96 Jin-Zhai Road, Hefei, Anhui 230026, P.R.China
Tel: +86-551-63607736
E-mail: qunzh@ustc.edu.cn
URL: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~qunzh
   
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2014–present Professor, USTC
2007 – 2014 Associate Professor, USTC
2003 – 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Canada
2000 – 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
1999 Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, USTC
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
1) Ultrafast Spectroscopy & Dynamics in the Condensed Phases
2) Photophysics & Photochemistry
3) Quantum Coherent Control
4) Energy-Related Chemical Physics
 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1) MOST–National Key R & D Program on Nano Sci. & Tech. (2016YFA0200602), PI
2) NSFC–General Program (21573211), PI
3) CAS–Strategic Priority Research Program B (XDB01020200), participant
4) MOST–National Key R & D Program on Sci. Instrum. (2012YQ120047), participant
5) NSFC–Key Program (21633007), participant
6) MOE–FRFCU (WK2340000063), participant
 
SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS
1) W. Bi, X. Li, L. Zhang, T. Jin, L. Zhang, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, C. Wu*, and Y. Xie, Molecular Co-Catalyst Accelerating Hole Transfer for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution, Nat. Commun. 6, 8647 (2015).
2) Z. Hu, Q. Zhang*, B. Miao, Q. Fu, G. Zou, Y. Chen, Y. Luo, D. Zhang, P. Wang, H. Ming, and Q. Zhang*, Coherent Random Fiber Laser Based on Nanoparticles Scattering in the Extremely Weakly Scattering Regime, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 253901 (2012).
3) Q. Zhang*, H. Zheng, Z. Geng, S. Jiang, J. Ge, K. Fan, S. Duan, Y. Chen, X. Wang, and Y. Luo*, The Realistic Domain Structure of As-Synthesized Graphene Oxide from Ultrafast Spectroscopy, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 12468 (2013).
4) B. Wu, J. Hu, P. Cui, L. Jiang, Z. Chen, Q. Zhang*, C. Wang*, and Y. Luo*, Visible-Light Photoexcited Electron Dynamics of Scandium Endohedral Metallofullerenes: The Cage Symmetry and Substituent Effects, J. Am. Chem. Soc.137, 8769 (2015).
5) H. Xu, J. Hu, D. Wang, Z. Li, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, S. Yu, and H. Jiang*, Visible-Light Photoreduction of CO2 in a Metal–Organic Framework: Boosting Electron–Hole Separation via Electron Trap States, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 13440 (2015).
6) H. Huang, L. Zhang, Z. Lv, R. Long, C. Zhang, Y. Lin, K. Wei, C. Wang, L. Chen, Z. Li, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, and Y. Xiong*, Unraveling Surface Plasmon Decay in Core–Shell Nanostructures toward Broadband Light-Driven Catalytic Organic Synthesis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 6822 (2016).
7) R. Long, K. Mao, M. Gong, S. Zhou, J. Hu, M. Zhi, Y. You, S. Bai, J. Jiang, Q. Zhang*, X. Wu*, and Y. Xiong*, Tunable Oxygen Activation for Catalytic Organic Oxidation: Schottky Junction versus Plasmonic Effects, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 3205 (2014).
8) L. Wang, J. Ge, A. Wang, M. Deng, X. Wang, S. Bai, R. Li, J. Jiang*, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, and Y. Xiong*, Designing p-Type Semiconductor–Metal Hybrid Structures for Improved Photocatalysis, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 5107 (2014).
9) F. Lei, L. Zhang, Y. Sun*, L. Liang, K. Liu, J. Xu, Q. Zhang*, B. Pan, Y. Luo, and Y. Xie*, Atomic-Layer-Confined Doping for Atomic-Level Insights into Visible-Light Water Splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54, 9266 (2015).
10) J. Xiao, Q. Shang, Y. Xiong, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, S. Yu, and H. Jiang*, Boosting Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production of a Metal–Organic Framework Decorated with Platinum Nanoparticles: The Platinum Location Matters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 9389 (2016). [VIP Paper]
11) R. Li, J. Hu, M. Deng, H. Wang, X. Wang, Y. Hu, H. Jiang, J. Jiang*, Q. Zhang*, Y. Xie, and Y. Xiong*, Integration of an Inorganic Semiconductor with a Metal–Organic Framework: A Platform for Enhanced Gaseous Photocatalytic Reactions, Adv. Mater. 26, 4783 (2014). [Inside Back Cover]
12) S. Bai, J. Ge, L. Wang, M. Gong, M. Deng, Q. Kong, L. Song, J. Jiang*, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, Y. Xie, and Y. Xiong*, A Unique Semiconductor–Metal–Graphene Stack Design to Harness Charge Flow for Photocatalysis, Adv. Mater. 26, 5689 (2014). [Inside Front Cover]
13) X. Li, W. Bi, L. Zhang, S. Tao, W. Chu*, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, C. Wu*, and Y. Xie, Single-Atom Pt as Co-Catalyst for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution, Adv. Mater. 28, 2427 (2016).
14)  H. Wang, S. Jiang, S. Chen, D. Li, X. Zhang*, W. Shao, X. Sun, J. Xie, Z. Zhao, Q. Zhang*, Y. Tian, and Y. Xie*, Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Generation in Oxidized Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Organic Synthesis, Adv. Mater. 28, 6940 (2016).
15)  W. Bi, L. Zhang, Z. Sun, X. Li, T. Jin, X. Wu, Q. Zhang*, Y. Luo, C. Wu*, and Y. Xie, Insight into Electrocatalysts as Co-Catalysts in Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution, ACS Catal. 6, 4253 (2016).
16) K. Fan, Z. Guo, Z. Geng, J. Ge, S. Jiang, J. Hu, and Q. Zhang*, How Graphene Oxide Quenches Fluorescence of Rhodamine 6G, Chin. J. Chem. Phys. 26, 252 (2013). [Most Downloaded Paper]
17) S. Bai, J. Jiang, Q. Zhang, and Y. Xiong*, Steering Charge Kinetics in Photocatalysis: Intersection of Materials Syntheses, Characterization Techniques and Theoretical Simulations, Chem. Soc. Rev. 44, 2893 (2015). [Back Cover]
18) J. Ge, Q. Zhang*, J. Jiang*, Z. Geng, S. Jiang, K. Fan, Z. Guo, J. Hu, Z. Chen, Y. Chen, X. Wang, and Y. Luo*, Bringing Light into the Dark Triplet Space of Molecular Systems, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 13129 (2015).
19) J. Hu, Q. Zhang*, and Y. Luo*, Retrieving the Rate of Reverse Intersystem Crossing from Ultrafast Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 3908 (2016).
20) Q. Zhang* and Y. Luo*, Probing the Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanomaterial Complex Systems by Femtosecond Transient Absorption Spectroscopy, High Power Laser Science and Engineering 4, e22 (2016). [An invited review for a themed issue on Ultrafast Dynamics in Complex Systems; jointly published by Chinese Laser Press & Cambridge University Press]

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