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ZHAO Aidi, Associate Professor Atomic and Molecular Sciences
Name:  Aidi Zhao (赵爱迪)
Born:   Oct 23, 1979, Rugao, Jiangsu, P. R. China
Address: Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, 230026, P. R. China
Tel: 86-551-63601849
Fax: 86-551-63606266
E-mail: adzhao@ustc.edu.cn
URL: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~adzhao
 
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2006.12 - Present Associate Professor, HFNL, USTC
2008.09 - 2009.09 Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
2005.01 - 2006.01 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
2001 ~ 2006 Ph. D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Structure Research Laboratory, USTC
1996 ~ 2001 B. S. in Applied Physics, Department of Modern Physics, USTC
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
1) Scanning probe microscopy study of the electronic and magnetic properties of low-dimensional materials including single molecules; energy level engineering and quantum state manipulation of single molecules
2) Microscopic study of organic/inorganic-semiconductor/metal nanostructures and interfaces for device applications on the molecular level
 
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
1) 2011.03-2014.03Characterization and manipulation of electron states and spin states of single molecules. Funded by CAS.
2) 2011.01-2013.12STM study on the spin states and Kondo effect of adsorbed magnetic atoms. Funded by NNSFC.
 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
1) STM tip-assisted single molecule chemistry.A. D. Zhao, S. J. Tan, B. Li, B. Wang, J. L. Yang, J. G. Hou.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 12428 (2013).
2) Fabrication and scanning tunneling microscopy characterization of suspended monolayer graphene on periodic Si nanopillars.X. Zhao, X. F. Zhai, A. D. Zhao, B. Wang, J. G. Hou.Applied Physics Letters 102, 201602 (2013).
3) Orbital-selective single molecule rectifier on graphene-covered Ru(0001) surface.S. L. Lei, W. Feng, B. Li, Q. X. Li, A. D. Zhao, B. Wang, J. L. Yang, J. G. Hou.Applied Physics Letters 102, 163506 (2013).
4) Periodically Modulated Electronic Properties of the Epitaxial Monolayer Graphene on Ru(0001).W. Feng, S. L. Lei, Q. X. Li, A. D. Zhao.Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 24858 (Dec, 2011).
5) Controlling Electronic States and Transport Properties at the Level of Single Molecules.S. Pan, A. D. Zhao, B. Wang, J. L. Yang, J. G. Hou.Advanced Materials 22, 1967 (May, 2010).
6) Optimal Electron Doping of a C-60 Monolayer on Cu(111) via Interface Reconstruction.W. W. Pai, H. T. Jeng, C. M. Cheng, C. H. Lin, X. D. Xiao, A. D. Zhao, X. Q. Zhang, G. Xu, X. Q. Shi, M. A. Van Hove, C. S. Hsue, K. D. Tsuei.
Physical Review Letters 104, 036103 (Jan, 2010).
7) Probing negative differential resistance on Si(111)-root 3 x root 3-Ag surface with scanning tunneling microscopy.W. H. Wang, A. D. Zhao, B. Wang, J. G. Hou.Applied Physics Letters 94, 262108 (Jun, 2009).
8) Design and control of electron transport properties of single molecules.S. Pan, Q. Fu, T. Huang, A. D. Zhao, B. Wang, Y. Luo, J. L. Yang, J. G. Hou.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 15259 (Sep, 2009).
9) “Kondo effect in single cobalt phthalocyanine molecules adsorbed on Au(111) monoatomic steps”, A. Zhao, Z. Hu, B. Wang, X. Xiao, J. Yang, and J. G. Hou, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 234705 (2008)
10) “Mechanism for negative differential resistance in molecular electronic devices: Local orbital symmetry matching”, L. Chen, Z. Hu, A. Zhao, B. Wang, Y. Luo, J. Yang, and J. G. Hou, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 146803 (2007)
11) “Quasi chiral phase separation in a two-dimensional orientationally disordered system: 6-nitrospiropyran on Au(111)”, T. Huang, Z. Hu, A. Zhao, H. Wang, B. Wang, J. Yang, and J. G. Hou, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129, 3857 (2007)
12) “Controlling the Kondo Effect of an Adsorbed Magnetic Ion Through Its Chemical Bonding”, A. Zhao, Q. Li, L. Chen, H. Xiang, W. Wang, S. Pan, B. Wang, X. Xiao, J. Yang, J. G. Hou, and Q. Zhu, Science 309, 1542 (2005)
13) Electron transport in single molecules and nanostructures, A. Zhao, J. G. Hou, in Microsystem and Nanotechnology, Edited by Z. Y. Zhou, Z. L. Wang, and L. W. Lin, Science Press, China (2012)
14) C60 Based Materials, J. G. Hou, A. D. Zhao, T. Huang, and S. Lu, in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 1, Page 409, Edited by H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers (2004).

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