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2021-10-19

Congratulations to Will! His paper on covellite nanodisks and digenite nanorings has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. It was nice collaborating with Prof. Song Guo of University of Southern Mississippi on this project.  

2021-09-07

Congratulations to Qingfeng and Kexun! Their paper on plasmon-driven decarboxylation reactions has been accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. C.  

2021-07-15

Congratulations to Will! Will Sun successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. He is the 6th Ph.D. out of Wang Group. He will be a postdoc at Virginia Tech.  

2021-07-01

We received funding from the ACS PRF New Direction Program to support our work on nanocatalysis.  

2021-06-30

We received a grant from the Clene Nanomedicine Inc. to support our work on metal nanozymes.  

2021-03-11

Congratulations to Kexun! Our invited Review Article on plasmon-driven photocatalytic molecular transformations has been accepted for publication in Molecular Systems Design & Engineering.  

2021-01-12

Congratulations to Zixin! She received a SPARC award from the Office of Vice President for Research to support her work on nanozymes.  

2020-11-20

Congratulations to Qingfeng! Dr. Qingfeng Zhang, the 2nd Ph.D. out of the Wang group (graduated in 2017), will join the faculty of Chemistry at Wuhan University in China with a Specially Appointed Professorship. We wish him good luck on his adventure as an independent PI.  

2020-10-14

Congratulations to Yang! His paper on plasmonic nanozymes has been accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

 

2020-10-01

Welcome Lin! Lin Tan joined the group as a graduate student.  

2020-09-21

Congratulations to Will! His paper on dual-plasmonic Au@ copper sulfide core-shell nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  

2020-08-16

Welcome Madeline! Madeline Porterfield joined the group as a undergraduate researcher.  

2020-03-27

Congratulations to Guangfang and Zixin! Their review article on galvanic exchange-driven formation of hollow nanostructures has been accepted for publication in ChemNanoMat. This is an invited Minireview article contributed to the themed collection on Hollow Nanostructures.  

2019-10-04

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on plasmon-driven coupling of nitrothiophenol was accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  

2019-09-01

Welcome Hui! Dr. Hui Zhang from Nanjing Normal University joined the group as a Visiting Scholar supported by the China Scholarship Council.  

2019-08-27

Our article “Dealloyed Nanoporous Gold Catalysts: From Macroscopic Foams to Nanoparticulate Architectures” is selected as part of the Special Collection on 2019 ChemNanoMat Readers’ Choice, which showcases articles published in 2017 and 2018 that were most well-received by the journal's readership according to citation numbers and access data.

 

2019-08-20

Congratulations and good luck to Guangfang! Dr. Guangfang (Grace) Li, the 4th Ph.D. out of the Wang group (graduated in 2018), will join the faculty of Chemistry at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, as an Associate Professor.  

2019-06-10

Congratulations to Guangfang! Her paper on trimetallic nanoelectrocatalysts was accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.  

2019-05-10

Welcome Wei! Dr. Wei Wang joined the group as a visiting scholar.  

2019-05-01

Hui was honored with 2019 Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research by Governor Henry McMaster at the South Carolina Statehouse. (UofSC article link)

Hui Wang receiving the 2019 Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at the Statehouse.Hui Wang receiving the 2019 Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at the Statehouse.Hui Wang receiving the 2019 Governor's Young Scientist Award for Excellence in Scientific Research by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster at the Statehouse.

 

2018-03-27

Congratulations to Esteban! Esteban Villarreal successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. He is the 5th Ph.D. out of Wang Group.  

2018-03-24

Congratulations to Xiaoqi! His paper on hot carrier-driven photocatalysis was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.  

2018-11-20

Welcome Jing! Dr. Jing Wang joined the group as a visiting postdoctoral fellow supported by the China Scholarship Council.  

2018-10-10

Our Focus Review Article recently published in ChemNanoMat (G. Li and H. Wang, ChemNanoMat 2018, vol. 4, p. 897) was among the Top 10 Most Accessed Articles in this journal in September 2018.  

2018-10-08

Welcome Kexun! Kexun Chen joined the group as a graduate student.  

2018-09-14

Congratulations to Esteban! His paper on etching/growth of Au nanocrystals was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.   

2018-05-14

Congratulations to Guangfang! Our invited Focus Review on dealloyed nanoporous Au catalysts was accepted for publication by ChemNanoMat.  

2018-04-19

Our recent work on galvanic exchange-driven transformations of bimetallic nanocrystals was highlighted as a Noteworthy Article by Langmuir Journal Club. The Executive Editor of Langmuir, Professor Richard Crooks of The University of Texas at Austin, briefly commented on our work.  

2018-04-04

Congratulations to Guangfang! Guangfang Li successfully passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense. She is the 4th Ph.D. out of Wang Group.  

2018-03-22

Congratulations to Guangfang! Her paper on structural transformations of Au-Cu bimetallic nanocrystals was accepted for publication in Langmuir.  

2018-03-09

Congratulations to Xiaoqi! His paper on cellulose microfiber-supported TiO2@Ag nanocomposites has been accepted for publication in Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.   

2018-02-20

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on plasmon-driven oxidative coupling reactions was accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry C.  

2018-01-04

Congratulations and good luck to Hao! Dr. Hao Jing, the first Ph.D. out of the Wang group (graduated in 2015), joined the faculty of Chemistry at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.   

2017-12-14

Welcome Yang! Dr. Yang Zhang joined the group as a postdoc supported by the China Scholarship Council.  

2017-10-25

Congratulations to Guangfang! Her paper on Au-Ni bimetallic nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Particle and Particle Systems Characterization. This is an invited article in the upcoming Special Issue on Bimetallic Nanoparticles.   

2017-09-30

Zixin Wang joined the group as a graduate student. Welcome, Zixin!  

2017-06-07

Congratulations to Esteban, Guangfang, and Xiaoqi! Their paper on thiol ligand dynamics was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Nice job!  

2017-03-22

Congratulations to Lichao! Lichao Sun successfully passed her Ph.D. dissertation defense. She is the third Ph.D. out of Wang Group.  

2017-03-21

Congratulations to Qingfeng! Qingfeng Zhang successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. The second Ph.D. out of Wang Group. Qingfeng will be a postdoc with Prof. Stephan Link at Rice University.  

2017-03-03

Congratulations to Qingfeng! Qingfeng Zhang won the Patheon Award for Research Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

2017-02-23

Congratulations to Lichao, Qingfeng, Guangfang, Esteban, and Xiaoqi! Their paper on Au-Pd bimetallic nanorods was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Good job!  

2017-02-08

Congratulations to Guangfang! She received a SPARC Graduate Research Award from the UofSC Office of Vice President for Research.  

2016-12-08

Congratulations to Qingfeng! Qingfeng has been selected by the UofSC Office of Vice President for Research to receive a Breakthrough Graduate Scholar Award. The thirteen recipients selected this year for this award represent UofSC's most promising graduate students who have demonstrated phenomenal commitment to research and scholarly activity.  

2016-10-20

Mengqi (Will) Sun joined our group as a new graduate student (Inorganic Chemistry major). Will got his B.S. in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Welcome, Will!  

2016-10-03

Congratulations to Guangfang! Her paper on residual Ag-enhanced electrocatalysis was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Good job!  

2016-09-07

Dr. Xiaoqi Fu joined the group as a visiting scholar. Dr. Fu is currently an Associate Professor at Jiangsu University in China. Welcome Xiaoqi!  

2016-08-25

Congratulations to Guangfang, Esteban, Qingfeng, and Tingting! Their paper on dealloying of alloy nanoparticles was accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Good job!  

2016-08-16

Hui was officially promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Special thanks go to all the hard-working group members, both present and in the past, for their great contributions.   

2016-07-18

The University of South Carolina was awarded an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC, Director: Hanno zur Loye), which will explore new, sustainable ways to store hazardous nuclear waste. The Wang Group is part of the collaborative EFRC team.  

2016-06-24

Congratulations to Tingting and Guangfang! Their paper was accepted for publication by Advanced Materials. This work was in collaboration with Prof. Junjie Zhu of Nanjing University.  

2016-05-08

Our paper recently published in Chemistry of Materials (Q. Zhang, et al., Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2728-2741) was listed among the Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2016-04-25

We received an ASPIRE-I Track I Award from UofSC Office of Vice President for Research to support our work on photocatalysis.  

2016-04-13

Congratulations to Qingfeng! He received a NanoCenter Dissertation Fellowship from the UofSC NanoCenter in recognition of his research accomplishments.  

2016-03-25

Congratulations to Qingfeng, Hao, and Guangfang! Their paper on the mechanisms of Au-Ag bimetallic nanorod overgrowth was accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Good job!  

2016-03-18

Congratulations to Qingfeng! He received a prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad form the China Scholarship Council.  

2016-03-04

Congratulations to Qingfeng! He received a James R. Durig Graduate Student Travel Award.  

2016-02-03

Congratulations to Qingfeng! He received a SPARC Graduate Research Award from the Office of Vice President for Research. The SPARC award is a merit-based award that supports outstanding graduate students on exciting research directions during their graduate career at the University of South Carolina.  

2016-01-21

Congratulations to Qingfeng and Hao! Their paper on facet control of gold nanorods was accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Good job! Special thanks go to Dr. Huolin Xin of the Brookhaven National Laboratory for electron tomography measurements.  

2016-01-01

We received a NIH R01 sub-award from Ohio State University/NIH to support our single-molecule work.  

2015-10-19

Hui visited Department of Physics at Georgia Southern University and presented a Physics colloquium.  

2015-10-10

Hui and Qingfeng attended the 3rd North Carolina Photochemistry Symposium at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Qingfeng presented a poster and Hui gave an invite talk.

 

2015-09-04

Hui visited Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University and gave a seminar there.  

2015-08-16

Hui attended ACS National Meeting in Boston and gave an invited talk.  

2015-05-18

Our paper recently published in Nano Letters (Q. Zhang, et al., Nano Lett. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b01286) was listed among the Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2015-04-30

Congratulations to Qingfeng and Esteban! Their paper on faceted gold nanorods was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Nice Job! Special thanks go to Shengli Zou Group at University of Central Florida for wonderful collaboration.  

2015-04-07

Congratulations to Hao! Hao Jing successfully passed his Ph.D. dissertation defense. The first Ph.D. out of Wang Group. Hao will work for NanoComposix in San Diego, California.  

2015-03-09

Congratulations to Hao! Hao Jing won the Society for Applied Spectroscopy Inaugural Award for Best Poster Presentation.  

2015-03-06

Congratulations to Hao! Hao Jing won the Hiram and Lawanda Allen Award for Research Excellence in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

2015-03-05

Hui visited Department of Chemistry at Clemson University and gave a seminar there.  

2015-02-23

Congratulations to Hao! His paper on Ag-Pd bimetallic nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Good job, Hao!  

2015-01-26

Hui visited Department of Chemistry at Rice University and gave a seminar there.  

2015-01-23

Hui visited the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Houston and gave a seminar there.  

2014-11-25

Hui visited Department of Chemistry at University of Central Florida and gave a seminar there.  

2014-11-24

Hui gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Nanophotonics and Plasmonics in the Energy Materials Nanotechnology Fall Meeting in Orlando, FL. This Workshop was organized by Prof. David Wei of University of Florida.  

2014-11-10

Our paper recently published in ACS Catalysis (Q. Zhang, et al., ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 4027–4033) was listed among the top 5 Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2014-11-07

Hui visited Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Southern Mississippi and presented our recent work on nanocatalysis.  

2014-10-26

Hui visited Zhejiang University in China and presented our recent work on nanocatalysis.  

2014-10-15

Congratulations to Esteban! He received a GAANN Fellowship provided by the U.S. Department of Education.  

2014-10-13

Welcome, Esteban! Esteban Villarreal joined the group as a graduate student in Chemistry.  

2014-10-10

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on facet-dependent catalytic activities of gold nanoparticles was accepted for publication in ACS Catalysis. Good job!  

2014-09-26

Hui visited Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at University of New Mexico and gave a seminar on facet control of noble metal nanoparticles.  

2014-09-15

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on nanoparticles with tipped surface structures for single-particle SERS was accepted for publication in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. We would like to thank Dr. Nicolas Large for FDTD calculations. Good job!  

2014-09-12

Hui gave a seminar on our recent nanocatalysis work in Department of Chemistry at Mississippi State University.  

2014-08-21

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on nanoporosity-enhanced catalysis was accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Good job!  

2014-08-07

Congratulations to Hao and Qingfeng! Their paper on Ag-Cu2O core-shell nanoparticles was accepted for publication in J. Phys. Chem. C. We would like to thank Dr. Nicolas Large for collaborations on FDTD calculations.  

2014-08-01

Congratulations to Sarah Lee! She won the best poster presentation award in the 2014 ACS project SEED program. Sarah is a high school student who did her research internship under the guidance of Hao Jing over the summer.   

2014-06-06

Our recent work on high-index faceting Ag nanoparticles was highlighted in UofSC News. https://sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2014/06_hui_wang_nanoparticles_plasmonics.php#.YdiUryDMKUl

 

2014-05-19

Congratulations to Hao and Qingfeng! Their paper entitled "Tunable Plasmonic Nanoparticles with Catalytically Active High Index Facets" was accepted for publication in Nano Letters. Special thanks go to Dr. Nicolas Large and Prof. Peter Nordlander for fruitful collaboration on FDTD calculations.  

2014-04-25

Congratulations to Hao! His paper titled "Controlled Overgrowth of Pd on Au Nanorods" was accepted for publication in CrystEngComm. This paper is an invited contribution to the themed issue on Self-Assembled Supracrystals and Heterostructures made of Colloidal Nanocrystals co-edited by Profs. Marie Pileni, P. Davide Cozzoli, and Nicola Pinna.  

2014-04-25

Our group received a UofSC ASPIRE-Track I Award to support our work on porous metal nanoparticles.  

2014-02-27

Hui visited Ohio State University and gave a seminar on our recent single-molecule work in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  

2014-02-26

Our recent work on electrochemical cytosensing was highlighted by UofSC News. https://sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2014/02_hui_wang_nanoprobe_cytosensing.php#.YdiVISDMKUl  

2014-02-16

Liveslides are now available for our recent J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Article on porous Au nanoparticles. http://pubs.acs.org/iapps/liveslides/pages/index.htm?mscNo=jz402795x  

2014-02-07

Our paper recently published in J. Phys. Chem. Lett. (Q. Zhang, et al., J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2014, 5, pp 370–374) was among the top 20 Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2014-01-27

Congratulations to Tingting and Qingfeng! Their paper entitled "Robust Nonenzymatic Nanoelectrocatalysts for Singal Amplification toward Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Cytosensing" was accepted for publication as a Communication in Journal of The American Chemical Society. This work involved collaborative efforts from our group, Qian Wang Group at UofSC, and Junjie Zhu Group at Nanjing University. We would like to thank our collaborators!  

2014-01-14

Hui was named a 2014 UofSC Breakthrough Star by the Office of the Vice President for Research. The Breakthrough Star Award recognizes the outstanding research and scholarly activity of junior faculty from all disciplines across the UofSC system. Many thanks go to all the group members for their hard work!  

2014-01-01

Congratulations to Qingfeng! His paper on porous Au nanoparticles was accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Nice job, Qingfeng! Many thanks go to Dr. Nicolas Large and Prof. Peter Nordlander for nice collaboration on FDTD calculations.  

2013-10-01

Welcome, Guangfang! Guangfang Li joined the group as a graduate student in Chemistry.  

2013-09-08

Hui presented an invited talk at the Energy Materials Nanotechnology (EMN) Meeting in Beijing, China. He also visited and presented at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.  

2013-08-14

Our collaborative work with Zhaohui Su Group at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry on the coarsening of Ag nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in Langmuir.  

2013-08-12

Congratulations to Tingting! Her paper on multiplex leukemia cytosensing was accepted for publication in Nanoscale.  

2013-07-11

Congratulations to Tingting! Her paper on dual-channel detection of MMP-2 using Au-quantum dots core-satellite nanoprobes was accepted for publication in Chemical Communications. This work has also been selected by the editor to be featured on the journal cover.  

2013-04-26

Congratulations to Tingting! Her paper entitled "Nanoarchitectured Electrochemical Cytosensors for Selective Detection of Leukemia Cells and Quantitative Evaluation of Death Receptor Expression on Cell Surfaces" was accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry. Many thanks go to Prof. Jun-Jie Zhu at Nanjing University for sending Tingting over here.  

2013-04-19

Hui received an NSF CAREER Award to support our research on heteronanostructures with geometrically tunable optical properties. This CAREER award is cosponsored by the Solid State and Materials Chemistry (SSMC) and the Electronic and Photonic Materials (EPM) programs both in the Division of Materials Research (DMR).  

2012-10-14

Tingting Zheng joined the group as a visiting graduate student from Nanjing University. Welcome, Tingting!  

2012-09-26

Our paper published in Chemistry of Materials (L. Zhang, et al., Chem. Mater. 2011, 23 (20), 4587–4598) was listed among the top 20 Most Read Articles published in this journal over a one-year time period.  

2012-09-17

Our collaborative work with Zhaohui Su Group at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry on Au-Ag core-shell nanoparticles has been accepted for publication in Langmuir.  

2012-09-12

Lichao Sun and Qingfeng Zhang joined the group as graduate students. Welcome, Lichao and Qingfeng!  

2012-09-10

Dr. Chunmei Yu joined our group as a visiting postdoctoral fellow. She is an Associate Professor at Nantong University in China. Welcome, Chunmei!  

2012-05-09

Our paper recently published in ACS Nano (L. Zhang, et al., 2012, 6 (4), 3514–3527) was listed among the top 20 Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2012-05-03

Our manUofSCript on the dynamic DNA bending induced by HIV-1 nucleocapsid protein has been accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry B.  

2012-04-11

Hui presented an invited talk at the 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics in Chengdu, China.  

2012-04-06

Our group received the Advanced Support for Innovative Research Excellence (ASPIRE-Track I) Award from UofSC. This ASPIRE award will support our efforts to study protein-nucleic acid interactions using single-molecule spectroscopy.  

2012-04-03

Congratulations to John!  Our group has been awarded funding through the Magellan Scholars Program to support John He's undergraduate research.

 

2012-03-04

Congratulations to Li, Hao, Drew, and John! Our paper entitled "Geometry Control and Optical Tunability of Metal-Cuprous Oxide Core-Shell Nanoparticles" has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Good job!  

2012-02-15

Our collaborative work with Chaoyang Jiang Group at University of South Dakota on surface enhanced Raman on Cu2O nanostructures has been accepted for publication in Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.  Nice job, Li! Thanks, Chaoyang and Chao. It was nice collaborating with you!

 

2012-02-01

Dr. Yihong Zhan from Purdue University joined our group as a postdoc. Welcome, Yihong!  

2011-11-08

Our paper recently published in Chemistry of Materials (L. Zhang, et al., Chem. Mater. 2011, 23 (20), 4587–4598) was listed as the No. 3 in the top 20 Most Read Articles published in this journal over one month period.  

2011-09-30

Our invited book chapter entitled "Geometrically Tunable Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles" has been accepted for publication in Optical Spectroscopy Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Edited by Challa Kumar, published by Springer). Good job, Hao and Li!!  

2011-09-12

Congratulations to Li! Her paper entitled "Au-Cu2O Core-Shell Nanoparticles: a Hybrid Metal-Semiconductor Hetero-Nanostructure with Geometrically Tunable Optical Properties" has been accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials. Nice job done!  

2011-08-29

Hui attended ACS National Meeting in Denver, Colorado, and gave a presentation on "Cuprous Oxide Nanoshells Exhibit Geometrically Tunable Optical Properties". There was a special symposium in memory of Prof. Paul Barbara (Hui's postdoc adviser) in Physical Chemistry division. Very nice to see all the Barbarians there.  

2011-08-02

Congratulations to Li! Her paper entitled "Interior Structural Tailoring of Cu2O Shell-In-Shell Nanostructures through Multi-step Ostwald Ripening" has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. Our paper has also been selected to be highlighted as the Cover Feature of the Issue 38 (9/29/2011) of the journal. Nice job done!  

2011-05-26

Hui is back in town from China.  From May 9 to May 24, he visited Jiangsu University, Southeast University, Nanjing University, Xiamen University, and Soochow University in China and gave seminars entitled "Nanoscale architecturing inside a cuprous oxide wrapper: a way to achieve geometrically tunable optical properties" at these universities.  

2011-05-16

Welcome, Hao!  Hao Jing joined the group as a graduate student.  

2011-02-25

Congratulations to Li!  Her paper entitled "Cuprous Oxide Nanoshells with Geometrically Tunable Optical Properties" has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. Nice job done.  

2010-10-31

Sad News! Hui's postdoc advisor, Prof. Paul F. Barbara, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2010 in Austin from complications following a cardiac arrest. Paul was the Richard J.V. Johnson-R. A. Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. His laboratory developed and applied novel ultrafast and single molecule spectroscopies to study complex chemical systems, such as organic semi-conductors for photovoltaic applications, proton and electron transfer reactions,and intermediates in the reverse transcription of HIV-1. We will remember Paul for ever.  

2010-09-16

Welcome, Li!  Dr. Li Zhang joined the group as a postdoctoral research fellow. She got her Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with Prof. Zhonghua Yu at City College of New York.  

2010-08-16

Hui arrived in Columbia, South Carolina. He will launch his independent career at UofSC.  

 


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