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Publications prior to 2010
2011 - 2015
2016 - 2020
2021 - Current


All Works Compiled




M. Sun, N. Kreis, K. Chen, X. Fu, S. Guo*, and H. Wang*, "Covellite Nanodisks and Digenite Nanorings: Colloidal Synthesis, Phase Transitions, and Optical Properties", Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33, 8546−8558.


Q. F. Zhang, K. Chen, and H. Wang*, "Hot Hole-Induced Molecular Scissoring: A Case Study of Plasmon-Driven Decarboxylation of Aromatic Carboxylates", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021, 125, 20958−20971.


K. Metavarayuth, E. Villarreal, H. Wang, and Q. Wang*, "Surface topography and free energy regulate osteogenesis of stem cells: effects of shape-controlled gold nanoparticles", Biomaterials Translational 2021, 2 (2): 165-173.


K. Chen and H.Wang*, "Plasmon-Driven Photocatalytic Molecular Transformations on Metallic Nanostructure Surfaces: Mechanistic Insights Gained from Plasmon-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy", Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 2021, 6, 250-280 (Invited Review Article).




Y. Zhang, E. Villarreal, G. G. Li, W. Wang, and H. Wang*, "Plasmonic Nanozymes: Engineered Gold Nanoparticles Exhibit Tunable Plasmon-Enhanced Peroxidase-Mimicking Activity", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2020, 11, 9321−9328.


M. Sun, X. Fu, K. Chen, and H. Wang*, "Dual-Plasmonic Gold@Copper Sulfide Core-Shell Nanoparticles: Phase-Selective Synthesis and Multimodal Photothermal and Photocatalytic Behaviors", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2020, 12, 46146−46161.


R. J. Koch*, G. Li, S. Pandey, S. R. Phillpot, H. Wang, and S. T. Misture*, "Complex modeling for the quantification of nanoscale disorder using genetic algorithms, density functional theory and line-profile analysis", Journal of Applied Crystallography 2020, 53, 1087-1100.


V. V. Klepov, A. A. Berseneva, K. A. Pace, V. Kocevski, M. Sun, P. Qiu, H. Wang, F.L. Chen, T. M. Besmann, H.-C. zur Loye*, "NaGaS2 : An Elusive Layered Compound with Dynamic Water Absorption and Wide-Ranging Ion-Exchange Properties", Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, 10836–10841.


G. G. Li, Z. Wang, and H. Wang*, "Complementing Nanoscale Galvanic Exchange with Redox Manipulation toward Architectural Control of Multimetallic Hollow Nanostructures", ChemNanoMat 2020, 6, 998-1013 (Invited Minireview Article in the Themed Collection on hollow nanostructures).


Z. Xia, E. Villarreal, H. Wang, and B. L. T. Lau*, "Nanoscale Surface Curvature Modulates Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2020, 190, 110960.


H. Wang*, Q. F. Zhang, E. Villarreal, H. Jing, and K. X. Chen, "In Situ Monitoring of Catalytic Molecular Transformations on Noble Metal Nanocatalysts Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy", Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science 2020, 18 (1), 4-11. (Invited Minireview Article for the Special Issue on 2019 Governor's Awards for Excellence in Scientific Research)



 Q. Zhang, Y. Zhou, X. Fu, E. Villarreal, L. Sun, S. Zou, and H. Wang*, "Photothermal Effect, Local-Field Dependence, and Charge Carrier-Relaying Species in Plasmon-Driven Photocatalysis: A Case Study of Aerobic Nitrothiophenol Coupling Reaction", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2019, 123 (43), 26695-26704.

G. G. Li, Z. Wang, D. A. Blom, and H. Wang*, "Tweaking the Interplay among Galvanic Exchange, Oxidative Etching, and Seed-Mediated Deposition toward Architectural Control of Multimetallic Nanoelectrocatalysts", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11, 23482−23494.

S. Pandey, R. J. Koch, G. Li, S. T. Misture, H. Wang, and S. R. Phillpot*, "Thermodynamics and kinetics of ordered and disordered Cu/Au alloys from first principles calculations", Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2019, 809, 151615.

R. Koch*, G.G. Li, S. Pandey, S. Phillpot, H. Wang, and S. Misture, "Thermally Induced Transformations of Au@Cu2O Core–Shell Nanoparticles into Au-Cu Nanoparticles from Temperature-Programmed in situ Powder X-ray Diffraction", Journal of Applied Crystallography 2019, 52 (3), 579-586.


X. Fu*, G.G. Li, E. Villarreal, and H. Wang*, "Hot Carriers in Action: Multimodal Photocatalysis on Au@SnO2 Core-Shell Nanoparticles", Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 7324-7334.



E. Villarreal, G. G. Li, H. Wang*, "Carving Growing Nanocrystals: Coupling Seed-Mediated Growth with Oxidative Etching", Nanoscale 2018, 10, 18457-18462.
H.-C. zur Loye, T. Besmann, J. Amoroso, K. Brinkman, A. Grandjean, C. H. Henager, S. Hu, S. T. Misture, S. R. Phillpot, N. B. Shustova, H. Wang, R. J. Koch, G. Morrison, E. Dolgopolova, "Hierarchical Materials as Tailored Nuclear Waste Forms: A Perspective", Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30 (14), 4475–4488.

G. G. Li, H. Wang*, "Dealloyed Nanoporous Gold Catalysts: From Macroscopic Foams to Nanoparticulate Architectures", ChemNanoMat 2018, 4, 897-908 (Invited Focus Review).


G. G. Li, M. Sun, E. Villarreal, S. Pandey, S. R. Phillpot, H. Wang*, "Galvanic Replacement-Driven Transformations of Atomically Intermixed Bimetallic Colloidal Nanocrystals: Effects of Compositional Stoichiometry and Structural Ordering", Langmuir 2018, 34, 4340−4350. (Highlighted as a Noteworthy Article by Langmuir Journal Club)




Zhang, L. Chen, X. Fu*, and H. Wang*, "Cellulose Microfiber-SupportedTiO2@Ag Nanocomposites: A Dual-Functional Platform for Photocatalysis and in situ Reaction Monitoring", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, 57, 4277−4286 (Invited contribution to the Virtual Themed Issue on Best Presentations at 254th ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC).



Zhang and H. Wang*, "Mechanistic Insights on Plasmon-Driven Photocatalytic Oxidative Coupling of Thiophenol Derivatives: Evidence for Steady State Photo-Activated Oxygen",Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 5686−5697.



G. Li, D. A. Blom, S. Pandey, R. Koch, S. Misture, S. Phillpot,H. Wang*, "Overcoming the Interfacial Lattice Mismatch: Geometry Control of Gold-Nickel Bimetallic Heteronanostructures",Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2018, 35, 1700361 (Invited contribution to the Special Issue on Bimetallic Nanoparticles).





Villarreal, G. G. Li, Q. Zhang, X. Fu, andH. Wang*, "Nanoscale Surface Curvature Effects on Ligand-Nanoparticle Interactions: a Plasmon-Enhanced Spectroscopic Study of Thiolated Ligand Adsorption, Desorption, and Exchange on Gold Nanoparticles",Nano Letters 2017, 17 (7), 4443–4452.



Sun, Q. Zhang, G.G. Li, E. Villarreal, X. Fu, andH. Wang*, "Multifaceted Gold-Palladium Bimetallic Nanorods and Their Geometric, Compositional, and Catalytic Tunabilities",ACS Nano 2017, 11 (3), 3213−3228.





G. Li, Y. Lin, andH. Wang*, "Residual Silver Remarkably Enhances Electrocatalytic Activity and Durability of Dealloyed Gold Nanosponge Particles",Nano Letters 2016, 16 (11), 7248−7253.



G. Li, E. Villarreal, Q. Zhang, T. Zheng, J.-J. Zhu, andH. Wang*, "Controlled Dealloying of Alloy Nanoparticles toward Optimization of Electrocatalysis on Spongy Metallic Nanoframes",ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 23920-23931.



Zheng, G. G. Li, F. Zhou, R. Wu, J. J. Zhu*, andH. Wang*, "Gold Nanosponge-Based Multi-Stimuli Responsive Drug Vehicles for Targeted Chemo-Photothermal Therapy",Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 8218-8226.



Zhang, H. Jing, G. Li, Y. Lin, D. A. Blom, and H. Wang*, "Intertwining Roles of Silver Ions, Surfactants, and Reducing Agents in Gold Nanorod Overgrowth: Pathway Switch between Silver Underpotential Deposition and Gold-Silver Codeposition",Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 2728−2741. 



Zhang, L. Han, H. Jing, D. A. Blom, Y. Lin, H. L. Xin, andH. Wang*, "Facet Control of Gold Nanorods",ACS Nano 2016, 10 (2), 2960−2974.




Q. Zhang, Y. Zhou, E. Villarreal, Y. Lin, S. Zou, and H. Wang*, "Faceted Gold Nanorods: Nanocuboids, Convex Nanocuboids, and Concave Nanocuboids", Nano Letters 2015, 15 (6), 4161−4169.


H. Jing and H. Wang*, "Structural Evolution of Ag-Pd Bimetallic Nanoparticles through Controlled Galvanic Replacement: Effects of Mild Reducing Agents", Chemistry of Materials 2015, 27, 2172−2180.




Q. Zhang and H. Wang*, "Facet-Dependent Catalytic Activities of Au Nanoparticles Enclosed by High-Index Facets", ACS Catalysis 2014, 4, 4027–4033.


Q. Zhang, N. Large, and H. Wang*, "Gold Nanoparticles with Tipped Surface Structures as Substrates for Single-Particle Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Concave Nanocubes, Nanotrisoctahedra, and Nanostars", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6, 17255−17267.


Q. Zhang, D. A. Blom, and H. Wang*, "Nanoporosity-Enhanced Catalysis on Subwavelength Au Nanoparticles: a Plasmon-Enhanced Spectroscopic Study", Chemistry of Materials 2014, 26, 5131-5142.


H. Jing, N. Large, Q. Zhang, and H. Wang*, "Epitaxial Growth of Cu2O on Ag Allows for Fine Control Over Particle Geometries and Optical Properties of Ag-Cu2O Core-Shell Nanoparticles", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014, 118, 19948-19963.

H. Jing, Q. Zhang, N. Large, C. Yu, D. A. Blom, P. Nordlander, and H. Wang*, "Tunable Plasmonic Nanoparticles with Catalytically Active High-Index Facets", Nano Letters 2014, 14 (6), 3674–3682.

H. Jing and H. Wang*, "Controlled Overgrowth of Pd on Au Nanorods", CrystEngComm 2014, 16, 9469–9477 (Invited contribution to the Themed Issue on Colloidal Self-Assembled Supracrystals and Heterostructures).


T. Zheng, Q. Zhang, S. Feng, J. J. Zhu*, Q. Wang, and H. Wang*, "Robust Nonenzymatic Hybrid Nanoelectrocatalysts for Signal Amplification toward Ultrasensitive Electrochemical Cytosensing", Journal of The American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 2288-2291.


Q. Zhang, N. Large, P. Nordlander, and H. Wang*, "Porous Au Nanoparticles with Tunable Plasmon Resonances and Intense Field Enhancements for Single-Particle SERS", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2014, 5, 370-374.




T. Zheng, T. Tan, Q. Zhang, J. J. Fu, J. J. Wu, K. Zhang, J. J. Zhu,* and H. Wang,* "Multiplex Acute Leukemia Cytosensing Using Multifunctional Hybrid Electrochemical Nanoprobes at Hierarchically Nanoarchitectured Electrode Interface", Nanoscale 2013, 5, 10360–10368.


J. Wei, L. Wang, X. Zhang, X. Ma, H. Wang, and Z. Su*, "Coarsening of Silver Nanoparticles in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers", Langmuir 2013, 29, 11413-11419 .


T. Zheng, R. Zhang, Q. Zhang, T. Tan, K. Zhang, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Wang*, "Ultrasensitive Dual-Channel Detection of Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 in Human Serum Using Gold-Quantum Dot Core-Satellite Nanoprobes", Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 7881--7883 (Highlighted on the journal cover).


T. Zheng, J.-J. Fu, L. Hu, F. Qiu, M. Hu, J.-J. Zhu*, Z.-C. Hua*, and H. Wang*, "Nanoarchitectured Electrochemical Cytosensors for Selective Detection of Leukemia Cells and Quantitative Evaluation of Death Receptor Expression on Cell Surfaces", Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85, 5609–5616.


H. Wang*, K. Musier-Forsyth, C. Falk, and P. F. Barbara, "Single-Molecule Spectroscopic Study of Dynamic Nanoscale DNA Bending Behavior of HIV-1 Nucleocapsid Protein", Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2013, 117, 4183–4196.




X. Zhang, H. Wang, and Z. H. Su*,"Fabrication of Au@Ag Core−Shell Nanoparticles Using Polyelectrolyte Multilayers as Nanoreactors",Langmuir 2012, 28, 15705−15712.


L. Zhang, H. Jing, G. Boisvert, J. Z. He, and H. Wang*, "Geometry Control and Optical Tunability of Metal–Cuprous Oxide Core–Shell Nanoparticles", ACS Nano 2012, 6 (4), 3514–3527.


C. Qiu, L. Zhang, H. Wang*, and C. Jiang*, "Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering on Hierarchical Porous Cuprous Oxide Nanostructures in Nanoshell and Thin-Film Geometries", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2012, 3 (5), 651-657.




L. Zhang, D. A. Blom, and H. Wang*, "Au-Cu2O Core-Shell Nanoparticles: a Hybrid Metal-Semiconductor Heteronanostructure with Geometrically Tunable Optical Properties", Chemistry of Materials 2011, 23, 4587–4598.


L. Zhang and H. Wang*, "Interior Structural Tailoring of Cu2O Shell-In-Shell Nanostructures through Multi-step Ostwald Ripening", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115, 18479–18485. (Highlighted on the journal cover)



L. Zhang and H. Wang*, “Cuprous oxide nanoshells with geometrically tunable optical properties”, ACS Nano 2011, 5, 3257-3267.




H. Wang, X. Ma, Y. S. Yeh, Y. Zhu, M. D. Daugherty, A. D. Frankel, K. Musier‐Forsyth, and P. F. Barbara*, “Comparative analysis of RNA/protein dynamics for the arginine‐rich‐binding‐motif (ARM) and zinc‐fingerbinding‐ motif proteins encoded by HIV‐1”, Biophysical Journal 2010, 99, 3454‐3462.




H. Wang, Y. S. Yeh, and P. F. Barbara*, “HIV‐1 nucleocapsid protein bends double‐stranded nucleic acids”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 15534-15543.


D. Zhang, O. Neumann, H. Wang, V. M. Yuwono, A. Barhoumi, M. Perham, J. D. Hartgerink, P. Wittung‐ Stafshede, and N. J. Halas*, “Gold nanoparticles can induce the formation of protein‐based aggregates at physiological pH”, Nano Letters 2009, 9, 666-671.


R. Bardhan, O. Neumann, N. Mirin, H. Wang, and N. J. Halas*, “Au nanorice assemble electrolytically into mesostars”, ACS Nano 2009, 3, 266-272.



H. Wang and N. J. Halas*, “Mesoscopic Au meatball particles”, Advanced Materials 2008, 20, 820-825.

F. Le, D. W. Brandl, Y. A. Urzhumov, H. Wang, J. Kundu, N. J. Halas, J. Aizpurua, and P. Nordlander*, “Metallic nanoparticle arrays: a common substrate for both Surface‐Enhanced Raman Scattering and Surface‐Enhanced Infrared Absorption”, ACS Nano 2008, 2, 707‐718.




H. Wang, D. W. Brandl, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas*, “Plasmonic nanostructures: artificial molecules”, Accounts of Chemical Research 2007, 40, 53‐62.


H. Wang, J. Kundu, and N. J. Halas*, “Plasmonic nanoshell arrays combine surface‐enhanced vibrational spectroscopies on a single substrate”, Angewandte Chemie 2007, 119, 9198‐9202; Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2007, 46, 9040‐9044.


R. Bardhan, H. Wang, F. Tam, and N. J. Halas*, “Facile chemical approach to ZnO submicron particles with controllable morphologies”, Langmuir 2007, 23, 5843‐5847.




F. Tam, A. Chen, J. Kundu, H. Wang, and N. J. Halas*, “Mesoscopic nanoshells: Tunability outside quasistatic limit”, Journal of Chemical Physics 2007, 127, 204703.


K. Fu, J. Sun, A. W. H. Lin, H. Wang, N. J. Halas, and R. A. Drezek* “Polarized Angular Dependent Light Scattering properties of bare and PEGylated gold nanoshells”, Current Nanoscience 2007, 3, 167-170.




H. Wang and N. J. Halas*, “Plasmonic nanoparticle heterodimers in a semiembedded geometry fabricated by stepwise upright assembly”, Nano Letters 2006, 6, 2945-2948.


H. Wang, Y. Wu, B. Lassiter, C. L. Nehl, J. H. Hafner, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas*, “Symmetry‐breaking in individual plasmonic nanoparticles”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of U.S.A. 2006, 103, 10856-10860.


H. Wang, D. W. Brandl, F. Le, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas*, “Nanorice: a hybrid plasmonic nanostructure”, Nano Letters 2006, 6, 827-832.


H. Wang, K. Fu, R. A. Drezek, and N. J. Halas*, “Light scattering from spherical nanoantennas: effects of nanoscale roughness”, Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics 2006, 84, 191-195.




H. Wang, C. S. Levin, and N. J. Halas*, “Nanosphere arrays with controlled sub‐10‐nm gaps as surfaceenhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2005, 127, 14992-14993.



H. Wang, F. Tam, N. K. Grady, and N. J. Halas*, “Cu nanoshells: effects of interband transitions on the nanoparticle plasmon resonance”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, 18218-18222.

H. Wang, G. P. Goodrich, F. Tam, C. Oubre, P. Nordlander, and N. J. Halas*, “Controlled texturing modifies the surface topography and plasmonic properties of Au nanoshells”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2005, 109, 11083-11087.



H. Wang, J. J. Miao, J. M. Zhu, H. M. Ma, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Mesoporous spherical aggregates of anatase nanocrystals with wormhole‐like framework structures: their chemical fabrication, characterization and photocatalytical performance”, Langmuir 2004, 20, 11738-11747.




H. Wang and J. J. Zhu*, “A novel sonochemical method for the selective preparation of α‐HgS and β‐HgS nanoparticles”, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 2004, 11, 293‐300.


S. Xu, H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, X. Q. Xin, and H. Y. Chen, “An in situ template route for fabricating metal chalcogenide hollow spherical assemblies sonochemically”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2004, 4653-4659.




H. Wang, Y. N. Lu, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical fabrication and characterization of stibnite nanorods”, Inorganic Chemistry 2003, 42, 6404-6411.


H. Wang, J. M. Zhu, J. J. Zhu*, L. M. Yuan, and H. Y. Chen, “Novel microwave‐assisted solution‐phase approach to radial arrays composed of prismatic antimony trisulfide whiskers”, Langmuir 2003, 19, 10993‐10996.


J. J. Zhu*, S. Xu, H. Wang, J. M. Zhu, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical synthesis of CdSe hollow spherical assemblies via an in‐situ template route”, Advanced Materials 2003, 15, 156‐+.



H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, J. M. Zhu, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical method for the preparation of bismuth sulfide nanorods”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2002, 106, 3848-3854.

H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, J. M. Zhu, X. H. Liao, S. Xu, T. Ding, and H. Y. Chen, “Preparation of nanocrystalline ceria particles by sonochemical and microwave assisted heating methods”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2002, 4, 3794-3799.


J. J. Zhu*, H. Wang, S. Xu, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical method for the preparation of monodisperse spherical and rectangular lead selenide nanoparticles”, Langmuir 2002, 18, 3306-3310.


H. Wang, J. Z. Xu, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Preparation of CuO nanoparticles by microwave irradiation”, Journal of Crystal Growth 2002, 244, 88-94.


H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical synthesis of antimony trisulfide nanowhiskers”, Chemistry Letters 2002, 31, 1242‐1243.




S. Xu, H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Sonochemical synthesis of copper selenides nanocrystals with different phases”, Journal of Crystal Growth 2002, 234, 263‐266.


H. Wang, J. R. Zhang, X. N. Zhao, S. Xu, and J. J. Zhu*, “Preparation of copper monosulfide and nickel monosulfide nanoparticles by sonochemical method”, Materials Letters 2002, 55, 253-258.


H. Wang, J. R. Zhang, and J. J. Zhu *, “Sonochemical preparation of lead sulfide nanocrystals in an oil‐inwarter microemulsion”, Journal of Crystal Growth 2002, 246, 161-168.


H. Wang, S. Xu, X. N. Zhao, J. J. Zhu*, and X. Q. Xin, “Sonochemical synthesis of size‐controlled mercury selenide nanoparticles”, Materials Science and Engineering B 2002, 96, 60-64.




H. Wang, J. Zhang, and J. J. Zhu*, “A microwave assisted heating method for rapid synthesis of Sphalrite‐type mercury sulfide nanocrystals with different sizes”, Journal of Crystal Growth 2001, 233, 829-836.


X. H. Liao, H. Wang, J. J. Zhu*, and H. Y. Chen, “Preparation of Bi2S3 nanorods by microwave irradiation”, Materials Research Bulletin 2001, 36, 2339-2346.

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