Zhennan Wu, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​Synthesis and self-assembly of functional nanoparticles with enhanced emission and catalytic properties

Selected Publications

  • Contribution of Metal Defects in the Assembly Induced Emission of Cu Nanoclusters
    Zhennan Wu, Huiwen Liu, Tingting Li, Jiale Liu, Jun Yin, Omar F. Mohammed, Osman. M. Bakr,...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4318-4321. (Highlighted by Nature Middle East), (2017)
  • Single-unit-cell thick Co9S8 nanosheets from preassembled Co14 nanoclusters
    Zhennan Wu, Haoyang Zou, Tingting Li, Ziyi Cheng, Huiwen Liu, Yi Liu, Hao Zhang, Bai Yang
    Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 416-419, (2017)
  • Assembly-Induced Enhancement of Cu Nanoclusters Luminescence with Mechanochromic Property
    Zhennan Wu, Jiale Liu, Yang Gao, Huiwen Liu, Tingting Li, Haoyang Zou, Zhigang Wang, Kai Z...
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12906-12913, (2015)
  • Self-assembly of nanoclusters into mono-, few-, and multilayered sheets via dipole-induced asymmetric van der Waals...
    Zhennan Wu, Jiale Liu, Yanchun Li, Ziyi Cheng, Tingting Li, Hao Zhang,* Zhongyuan Lu, and ...
    ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6315-6323, (2015)
  • Colloidal self-assembly of catalytic copper nanoclusters into ultrathin ribbons
    Zhennan Wu, Yanchun Li, Jiale Liu, Zhongyuan Lu, Hao Zhang* and Bai Yang
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 1219612200, (2014)
  • Self-assembly of Au15 into single-cluster-thick sheets at the interface of two miscible high-boiling solvents
    Zhennan Wu, Chunwei Dong, Yanchun Li, Hongxia Hao, Hao Zhang,* Zhongyuan Lu, Bai Yang
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 9952-9955, (2013)
  • Hot-injection synthesis of manganese-ion-doped NaYF4:Yb,Er nanocrystals with red up-converting emission and tunable...
    Zhennan Wu, Min Lin, Sen Liang, Yi Liu, Hao Zhang, Bai Yang
    Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 2013, 30, 311-315. (Highlighted by Materials Views o..., (2013)
  • A pluronic F127 coating strategy to produce stable up-conversion NaYF4:Yb,Er (Tm) nanoparticles in culture media fo...
    Zhennan Wu, Changrun Guo, Sen Liang, Hao Zhang, Liping Wang, Hongchen Sun, Bai Yang
    J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 18596-18602, (2012) 

Education

  • ​B.S.  2011, Materials Chemistry, Anhui, China
  • Ph.D. 2016, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin, China

Professional Profile

  • ​27. Jul. 2016-present, Postdoctoral Fellow, Functional Nanomaterials Lab, PSE, KAUST.
  • Sept. 2011-July 2016, PhD. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in Jilin University, Jilin, China.
  • Sept. 2007-July 2011, B.S. in Materials Chemistry in Huaibei Normal University, Anhui, China.

KAUST Affiliations


  • ​​​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)​​​
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)​

Research Interests Keywords

Metal nanoclusters Perovskites crystal and nanoparticles Self-assembly

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)