Full Publication List (in reverse chronological order)

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  • Y. Zhai#, P. Han#, Q. Yun, Y. Ge, X. Zhang*, Y. Chen*, H. Zhang*, Phase engineering of metal nanocatalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction, eScience, 2022, 2, 467-485. Link
  • L. Pan, L. Zheng, Y. Chen, Z. Ke,* Y. Yeung*, A Mechanochemical, Catalyst-Free Cascade Synthesis of 1,3-Diols and 1,4-Iodoalcohols Using Styrenes and Hypervalent Iodine Reagents, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202207926.
  • L. Mei, Z. Cao, T. Ying, R. Yang, H. Peng, G. Wang, L. Zheng, Y. Chen, C. Tang, D. Voiry, H. Wang, A. Farimani, Z. Zeng, Simultaneous electrochemical exfoliation and covalent functionalization of MoS2 membrane for ion sieving, Advanced Materials, 2022, 34, 2201416.
  • C. Xie, W. Niu, P. Li, Y. Ge, J. Liu, Z. Fan, X. Liu, Y. Chen, M. Zhou, Z. Li, M. Ma, Y. Yue, J. Wang, L. Zhu, K. Luo, Y. Zhang, Y. Wu, L. Wang, B. Xu, H. Zhang, Z. Zhao, Y. Tian, Hard nanocrystalline gold materials prepared via high-pressure phase transformation, Nano Research, 2022, 15, 6678–6685.
  • P. Yang, J. Zha, G. Gao, L. Zheng, H. Huang, Y. Xia, S. Xu, T. Xiong, Z. Zhang, Z. Yang, Y. Chen, D.-K. Ki, J. J. Liou, W. Liao, C. Tan, Growth of Tellurium Nanobelts on h-BN for p-Type Transistors with Ultrahigh Hole Mobility. Nano-Micro Letter2022, 14, 109.
  • Y. Ma, J. Yu, M. Sun, B. Chen, X. Zhou, C. Ye, Z. Guan, W. Guo, G. Wang, S. Lu, D. Xia, Y. Wang, Z. He, L. Zheng, Q. Yun, L. Wang, J. Zhou, P. Lu, J. Yin, Y. Zhao, Z. Luo, L. Zhai, L. Liao, Z. Zhu, R. Ye, Y. Chen, Y. Lu, S. Xi, B. Huang, C. Lee, Z. Fan, Confined growth of silver‐copper Janus nanostructures with {100} facets for highly selective tandem electrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction, Advanced Materials2022, 2110607.
  • A. Kismarahardja, Z. Wang, D. Li, L. Wang, L. Fu, Y. Chen, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, X. Han, H. Zhang, X. Liao, Deformation-Induced Phase Transformations in Gold Nanoribbons with the 4H Phase, ACS Nano, 2022, 16, 3272–3279.
  • J. Wang, J. Yu, M. Sun, L. Liao, Q. Zhang, L. Zhai, X. Zhou, L. Li, G. Wang, F. Meng, D. Shen, Z. Li, H. Bao, Y. Wang, J. Zhou, Y. Chen, W. Niu, B. Huang, L. Gu, C. Lee, Z. Fan, Surface Molecular Functionalization of Unusual Phase Metal Nanomaterials for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction under Industry‐Relevant Current Density, Small, 2022, 18, 2106766.
  • X. Zhou, Y. Ma, Y. Ge, S. Zhu, Y. Cui, B. Chen, L. Liao, Q. Yun, Z. He, H. Long, L. Li, B. Huang, Q. Luo, L. Zhai, X. Wang, L. Bai, G. Wang, Z. Guan, Y. Chen, C. Lee, J. Wang, C. Ling, M. Shao, Z. Fan, H. Zhang, Preparation of Au@Pd Core–Shell Nanorods with fcc-2H-fcc Heterophase for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Alcohol Oxidation, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 144, 547.
  • M. Zhou, J. Liu, C. Ling, Y. Ge, B. Chen, C. Tan, Z. Fan, J. Huang, J. Chen, Z. Liu, Z. Huang, J. Ge, H. Cheng, Y. Chen, L. Dai, P. Yin, X. Zhang, Q. Yun, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of Pd3Sn and PdCuSn Nanorods with L12 Phase for Highly Efficient Electrocatalytic Ethanol Oxidation, Advanced Materials2022, 34, 2106115.
  • C. Ma#, L. Zheng#, G. Wang#, J. Guo#, L. Li, Y. Chen*, H. Zhang*, Phase engineering of metal-organic frameworks, Aggregate, 2022, 3, e145. Link


  • G. Wang#, C. Ma#, L. Zheng#, Y. Chen*. Colloidal Synthesis of Au Nanomaterials with Controlled Morphology and Crystal Phase via the [Au(I)-oleylamine] Complex, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 19534-19553. Link
  • Y. Ge, X. Wang, B. Chen, Z. Huang, Z. Shi, B. Huang, J. Liu, G. Wang, Y. Chen, L. Li, S. Lu, Q. Luo, Q. Yun, H. Zhang*, Preparation of fcc-2H-fcc Heterophase Pd@Ir Nanostructures for High-performance Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution, Advanced Materials2021, e2107399.
  • Y. Ge, X. Wang B. Huang, Z. Huang, B. Chen, C. Ling, J. Liu, G. Liu, J. Zhang, G. Wang, Y. Chen, L. Li, L. Liao, L. Wang, Q. Yun, Z. Lai, S. Lu, Q. Luo, J. Wang, Z. Zheng, H. Zhang*, Seeded Synthesis of Unconventional 2H-Phase Pd Alloy Nanomaterials for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021. 143, 17292.
  • Z. Lai, Q. He, T. Tran, M. Repaka, D. Zhou, Y. Sun, S. Xi, Y. Li, A. Chaturvedi, C. Tan, B. Chen, G. Nam, B. Li, C. Ling, W. Zhai, Z. Shi, D. Hu, V. Sharma, Z. Hu, Y. Chen, Z. Zhang, Y. Yu, X. R. Wang, R. V. Ramanujan, Y. Ma, K. Hippalgaonkar*, H. Zhang*, Metastable 1T’-phase group VI transition metal dichalcogenide crystals. Nature Materials, 2021, 20, 1113–1120.
  • J. Ge#, P. Yin#, Y. Chen#, H. Cheng, J. Liu, B. Chen, C. Tan, P. Yin, H. Zheng, Q. Li, S. Chen, W. Xu, X. Wang, G. Wu, R. Sun, X. Shan, X. Hong, H. Zhang*, Ultrathin amorphous/crystalline heterophase Rh and Rh alloy nanosheets as tandem catalysts for direct indole synthesis, Advanced Materials2021, 2006711. Link
  • H. Cheng, N. Yang, X. Liu, Y. Guo, B. Liu, J. Yang, Y. Chen, B. Chen, Z. Fan, Q. Lu, S. Yuan, J. Wang*, L. Gu*, H. Zhang*, Quasi-epitaxial growth of magnetic nanostructures on 4H-Au nanoribbons, Advanced Materials2021, 2007140.


  • Y. Wang, C. Li, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, X. Li, L. Cao, C. Wang, L. Wang, D. Su, H. Zhang, T. Mueller*, C. Wang*, Undercoordinated Active Sites on 4H Gold Nanostructures for CO2 Reduction, Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 8074−8080.
  • Y. Ge, Z. Huang, C. Ling, B. Chen, G. Liu, M. Zhou, J. Liu, X. Zhang, H. Cheng, G. Liu, Y. Du, C. Sun, C. Tan, J. Huang, P. Yin, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, N. Yang, H. Zhang*, Phase-selective epitaxial growth of heterophase nanostructures on unconventional 2H-Pd nanoparticles, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, 142, 18971–18980.
  • S. Lu, J. Liang, H. Long, H. Li, X. Zhou, Z. He, Y. Chen, H. Sun, Z. Fan*, H. Zhang*, Crystal phase control of gold nanomaterials by wet-chemical synthesis, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2020, 53, 2106-2118.
  • Z. Fan#, M. Bosman#, Z. Huang#, Y. Chen#, C. Ling, L. Wu, Y. Akimov, R. Laskowski, B. Chen, P. Ercius, J. Zhang, X. Qi, M. Goh, Y. Ge, Z. Zhang, W. Niu, J. Wang, H. Zheng*, H. Zhang*, Heterophase fcc-2H-fcc gold nanorods. Nature Communications, 202011, 3293. Link
  • Y. Chen, J. Wang, Z. Fan, C. Ling, W. Niu, Z. Huang, G. Liu, B. Chen, Z. Lai, X. Liu, B. Li, Y. Zong, L. Gu, J. Wang*, X. Wang*, H. Zhang*, Ethylene selectivity in electrocatalytic CO2 reduction on Cu nanomaterials: a crystal phase-dependent study. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020142, 12760-12766. Link
  • Y. Ge, Z. Shi, C. Tan, Y. Chen, H. Cheng, Q. He, H. Zhang*, Two-dimensional nanomaterials with unconventional phases. Chem20206, 1237-1253.
  • P. Yin, M. Zhou, J. Chen, C. Tan, G. Liu, Q. Ma, Q. Yun, X. Zhang, H. Cheng, Q. Lu, B. Chen, Y. Chen, Z. Zhang, J. Huang, D. Hu, J. Wang, Q. Liu, Z. Luo, Z. Liu, Y. Ge, X. Wu, X. Du, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of palladium–based crystalline@amorphous core–shell nanoplates for highly efficient ethanol oxidation. Advanced Materials202032, 2000482.
  • Y. Chen, Z. Lai, X. Zhang, Z. Fan, Q. He, C. Tan, H. Zhang*, Phase engineering of nanomaterials. Nature Reviews Chemistry20204, 243-256. Link
  • B. Li, K. Igawa, J. Chai, Y. Chen, Y. Wang, D. Fam, N. Tham, T. An, T. Konno, A. Sng, Z. Liu*, H. Zhang*, Y. Zong*, String of pyrolyzed ZIF-67 particles on carbon fibers for high-performance electrocatalysis, Energy Storage Materials202025, 137-144
  • B. Chen, G. Sun, J. Wang, G. Liu, C. Tan, Y. Chen, H. Cheng, J. Chen, Q. Ma, L. Huang, P. Chen, H. Zhang*, Transition metal dichalcogenide/multi-walled carbon nanotube-based fibers as flexible electrodes for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Chemical Communications202056, 5131-5134.
  • J. Wang, J. Zhang, G. Liu, C. Ling, B. Chen, J. Huang, X. Liu, B. Li, A. Wang, Z. Hu, M. Zhou, Y. Chen, H. Cheng, J. Liu, Z. Fan, N. Yang, C. Tan, L. Gu, J. Wang, H. Zhang*, Crystal phase-controlled growth of PtCu and PtCo alloys on 4H Au nanoribbons for electrocatalytic ethanol oxidation reaction, Nano Research, 2020, 13, 1970-1975.


  • G. Liu, W. Zhou, B. Chen, Q. Zhang, X. Cui, B. Li, Z. Lai, Y. Chen, Z. Zhang, L. Gu, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of RuNi Alloy Nanostructures Composed of multilayered nanosheets for highly efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Nano Energy201966, 104173.
  • S. Han, K. Zhou, Y. Yu, C. Tan, J. Chen, Y. Huang, Q. Ma, Y. Chen, H. Cheng, W. Zhou, H. Zhang*, A general method for the synthesis of hybrid nanostructures using MoSe2 nanosheet-assembled nanospheres as templates, Research2019, 6439734.
  • F. Saleem, X. Cui, Z. Zhang, Z. Liu, J. Dong, B. Chen, Y. Chen, H. Cheng, X. Zhang, F. Ding, H. Zhang*, Size-dependent phase transformation of noble metal nanomaterials. Small2019, 1903253.
  • W. Niu, J. Liu, J. Huang, B. Chen, Q. He, A. Wang, Q. Lu, Y. Chen, Q. Yun, J. Wang, C. Li, Y. Huang, Z. Lai, Z. Fan, X. Wu, H. Zhang*, Unusual 4H-phase twinned noble metal nanokites, Nature Communication201910, 2881.
  • Z. Liu, X. Zhang, Y. Gong, Q. Lu, Z. Zhang, H. Cheng, Q. Ma, J. Chen, M. Zhao, B. Chen, Y. Chen, X. Wu, P. Yin, L. Gu, Y. Du, Synthesis of MoX2 (X = Se or S) monolayers with high-concentration 1T′ phase on 4H/fcc-Au nanorods for hydrogen evolution. Nano Research201912, 1301-1305.
  • Z. Luo, C. Tan, Z. Lai, X. Zhang, J. Chen, Y. Chen, B. Chen, Y. Gong, Z. Zhang, X. Wu, B. Li, Y. Zong L. Gu, H. Zhang*, A simple electrochemical method for conversion of Pt wires to Pt concave icosahedra and nanocubes on carbon paper for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution. Science China Materials20191, 115-121.


  • Q. Li, W. Niu, X. Liu, Y. Chen, X. Wu, X. Wen, Z. Wang, H. Zhang*, Z. Quan*, Pressure-induced phase engineering of gold nanostructures. Journal of the American Chemical Society2018140, 15783-15790. 
  • N. Yang, H. Cheng, X. Liu, Q. Yun, Y. Chen, B. Li, B. Chen, Z. Zhang, X. Chen, Q. Lu, J. Huang, Y. Yang, L. Gu, H. Zhang*, Amorphous/crystalline hetero-phase Pd nanosheets: one-pot synthesis and highly selective hydrogenation reaction. Advanced Materials201830, 1803234.
  • Y. Chen, Z. Fan, Z. Zhang, W. Niu, C. Li, N. Yang, B. Chen, H. Zhang*, Two-dimensional metal nanomaterials: synthesis, properties, and applications. Chemical Reviews2018, 118, 6409-6455. Link
  • Z. Lai, A. Chaturvedi, Y. Wang, T. Tran, X. Liu, C. Tan, Z. Luo, B. Chen, Y. Huang, G. Nam, Z. Zhang, Y. Chen, Z. Hu, B. Li, S. Xi, Q. Zhang, Y. Zong, L. Gu, C. Kloc, Y. Du,* H. Zhang*, Preparation of 1T’-phase ReS2xSe2(1-x) (x=0-1) nanodots for highly efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society2018140, 8563-8568.
  • X. Zhang, Z. Luo, P. Yu, Y. Cai, Y. Du, D. Wu, S. Gao, C. Tan, Z. Li, M. Ren, T. Osipowicz, S. Chen, Z. Jiang, J. Li, Y. Huang, J. Yang, Y. Chen, C. Ang, Y. Zhao, P. Wang, L. Song, X. J. Wu, Z. Liu, A. Borgna, H. Zhang*, Lithiation-induced amorphization of Pd3P2S8 for highly efficient hydrogen evolution. Nature Catalysis20181, 460-468.
  • Q. Lu, A. Wang, Y. Gong, W. Hao, H. Cheng, J. Chen, B. Li, N. Yang, W. Niu, J. Wang, Y. Yu, X. Zhang, Y. Chen, Z. Fan, X. Wu, S. Li, L. Gu*, H. Zhang*, Crystal phase-based epitaxial growth of hybrid noble metal nanostructures on 4H/fcc Au nanowires, Nature Chemistry201810, 456-461.


  • B. Chen, H. Bi, Q. Ma, C. Tan, H. Cheng, Y. Chen, X. He, L. Sun, T. Lim, L. Huang, H. Zhang*, Preparation of graphene-MoS2 hybrid aerogels as multifunctional sorbents for water remediation. Science China Materials201711, 1102-1108.
  • Z. Fan, X. Huang, Y. Chen, W. Huang, H. Zhang*, Facile synthesis of gold nanomaterials with unusual crystal structures. Nature Protocols, 201712, 2367-2378.
  • Y. Chen, Z. Fan, Z. Luo, X. Liu, Z. Lai, B. Li, Y. Zong, L. Gu, H. Zhang*, High-yield synthesis of crystal-phase-heterostructured 4H/fcc Au@Pd core-shell nanorods for electrocatalytic ethanol oxidation. Advanced Materials201729, 1701331. Link
  • N. Yang, Z. Zhang, B. Chen, Y. Huang, J. Chen, Z. Lai, Y. Chen, M. Sindoro, A. Wang, H. Cheng, Z. Fan, X. Liu, B. Li, Y. Zong, L. Gu, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of ultrathin PdCu alloy nanosheets used as highly efficient electrocatalyst for formic acid oxidation”, Advanced Materials201729, 1700769.
  • B. Li, J. Quan, A. Loh, J. Chai, Y. Chen, C. Tan, X. M. Ge, T. Hor, Z. Liu*, H. Zhang*, Y. Zong*, A robust hybrid Zn-battery with ultralong cycle life. Nano Letter201717, 156-163.
  • Z. Fan#, Y. Chen#, Y. Zhu, J. Wang, B. Li, Y. Zong, H. Zhang*, Epitaxial growth of unusual 4H hexagonal Ir, Rh, Os, Ru and Cu nanostructures on 4H Au nanoribbons. Chemical Science2017, 8, 795-799.


  • Z. Zhang, Y. Liu, B. Chen, Y. Gong, L. Gu, Z. Fan, N. Yang, Z. Lai, Y. Chen, J. Wang, Y. Huang, M. Sindoro, W. Niu, B. Li, Y. Zong, Y. Yang, X. Huang, F. Huo, W. Huang, H. Zhang*, Submonolayered Ru deposited on ultrathin Pd nanosheets used for enhanced catalytic applications. Advanced Materials201628, 10282-10286.
  • Z. Fan, Z. Luo, Y. Chen, J. Wang, B. Li, Y. Zong, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of 4H/fcc-Au@ M (M= Ir, Os, IrOs) core-shell nanoribbons for electrocatalytic oxygen evolution reaction, Small201612, 3908-3913.
  • Z. Lai#, Y. Chen#, C. Tan, X. Zhang, H. Zhang*, Self-assembly of two-dimensional nanosheets into one-dimensional nanostructures. Chem20161, 59-77.
  • Z. Fan, Z. Luo, X. Huang, B. Li, Y. Chen, J. Wang, Y. Hu, H. Zhang*, Synthesis of 4H/fcc noble multimetallic nanoribbons for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction. Journal of the American Chemical Society2016138, 1414-1419.
  • B. Li#, Y. Chen#, X. Ge, J. Chai, X. Zhang, T. Hor, G. Du, Z. Liu*, H. Zhang*, Mussel-inspired one-pot synthesis of transition metal and nitrogen Co-doped carbon (M/N–C) as efficient oxygen catalysts for Zn-air batteries, Nanoscale20168, 5067-5075.

Before 2015

  • L. Zhang, S. Roy, Y. Chen, E. Chua, K. See, X. Hu*, M. Liu*, Mussel-inspired polydopamine coated hollow carbon microspheres, a novel versatile filler for fabrication of high performance syntactic foams. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces20146, 18644-18652.