SINCE 24/04/2008



Qun Zhang received a PhD degree of chemical physics from the Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China (USTC) in 1999. After a seven-year stint as a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the Weizmann Institute of Science (2000–2003) and the University of British Columbia (2003–2007), he joined the USTC and Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL), working initially on gas-phase molecular spectroscopy & reaction dynamics (2007–2012). Since 2012 he has been devoted to establishing from scratch an ultrafast laser laboratory and then working on condensed-phase spectroscopy & dynamics (2012–now). At present he holds a position of full professor in chemical physics at the USTC/HFNL. In the field of ultrafast spectroscopy & dynamics, he has since 2012 authored 50+ research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, including Nat. Commun. (1), PRL (1), JACS (10), Angew. Chem. (6), Adv. Mater. (4), JPCL (3), and Chem. Sci. (1) as a PI or co-PI. He is currently the PI of the project “Ultrafast Dynamics Characterization of Nanostructures” (2016–2021) under the National Key R&D Program on Nano Sci. & Tech. (Gr. 2016YFA0200602) funded by the Ministry of Sci. & Tech. of China.

atter interactions]  [ultrafast spectroscopy]  [excited-state dynamics]  [energy-related chemical physics]  [nano-optics/photonics/plasmonics]  [quantum coherent control]  [atomic/molecular/optical physics]
Current Focus:
to decipher the microscopic mechanisms underlying the photoinduced physical & chemical processes/behaviors/effects in a variety of condensed-phase molecular/nano/plasmonic systems (see also our Team Web Site)

As a PI:
  2016.07–2021.06  MOST–National Key Research and Development Program on Nano Science and Technology, Project #2 (Gr. 2016YFA0200602)
  2016.01–2019.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 21573211)
  2012.01–2015.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 21173205)
  2009.01–2011.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 20873133)
As a Participant:
  2018.05–2023.04  MOST–National Key Research and Development Program on Nano Science and Technology, Project #2 (Gr. 2018YFA0208702)
  2018.01–2022.12  Anhui Initiative in Quantum Information Technologies, Project #2 (Gr. AHY090200)
  2017.01–2021.12  NSFC–Key Program (Gr. 21633007)
  2015.01–2018.12  MOE–Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Gr. WK2340000063)
  2012.09–2017.08  CAS–Strategic Priority Research Program B, Project #2 (Gr. XDB01020200)
  2012.06–2017.09  MOST–National Key Research and Development Program on Scientific Instruments, Project #4 (Gr. 2012YQ120047)
  2012.01–2015.12  NSFC–Key Program (Gr. 91127042)
  2010.01–2014.08  MOST–National 973 Program, Project #2 (Gr. 2010CB923302)

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS (QZ as a PI or Co-PI)  [Click here to find a full list]

  NATURE COMMUNICATIONS 2015.6.8647  Molecular Co-Catalyst Accelerating Hole Transfer for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution
  PRL 2012.109.253901  Coherent Random Fiber Laser Based on Nanoparticles Scattering in the Extremely Weakly Scattering Regime
  JACS 2013.135.12468  The Realistic Domain Structure of As-Synthesized Graphene Oxide from Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  JACS 2015.137.8769  Visible-Light Photoexcited Electron Dynamics of Scandium Endohedral Metallofullerenes: The Cage Symmetry and Substituent Effects

  JACS 2015.137.13440  Visible-Light Photoreduction of CO2 in a Metal–Organic Framework: Boosting Electron–Hole Separation via Electron Trap States
  JACS 2016.138.6822  Unraveling Surface Plasmon Decay in Core–Shell Nanostructures toward Broadband Light-Driven Catalytic Organic Synthesis
  JACS 2017.139.7586  Defect-Mediated Electron–Hole Separation in One-Unit-Cell ZnIn2S4 Layers for Boosted Solar-Driven CO2 Reduction

  JACS 2018.140.1760  Oxygen-Vacancy-Mediated Exciton Dissociation in BiOBr for Boosting Charge-Carrier-Involved Molecular Oxygen Activation
  JACS 2018.140.3474  Optically Switchable Photocatalysis in Ultrathin Black Phosphorus Nanosheets
  JACS 2018.140.3626  Ce3+-Doping to Modulate Photoluminescence Kinetics for Efficient CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Based Light-Emitting Diodes

JACS 2019.141.2069  Few-Nanometer-Sized α-CsPbI3 Quantum Dots Enabled by Strontium Substitution and Iodide Passivation for Efficient Red-Light Emitting Diodes
  JACS 2019.141.10924  Metal–Organic Framework Coating Enhances the Performance of Cu2O in Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction
  ACIE 2014.53.3205  Tunable Oxygen Activation for Catalytic Organic Oxidation: Schottky Junction versus Plasmonic Effects
  ACIE 2014.53.5107  Designing p-Type Semiconductor–Metal Hybrid Structures for Improved Photocatalysis
  ACIE 2015.54.9266  Atomic-Layer-Confined Doping for Atomic-Level Insights into Visible-Light Water Splitting
  ACIE 2016.55.9389  Boosting Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production of a Metal–Organic Framework Decorated with Platinum Nanoparticles: The Platinum Location Matters
ACIE 2018.57.5320  Experimental Identification of Ultrafast Reverse Hole Transfer at the Interface of the Photoexcited Methanol/Graphitic Carbon Nitride System
  ACIE 2019.58.12175  Switching on the Photocatalysis of Metal–Organic Frameworks by Engineering Structural Defects
  AM 2014.26.4783  Integration of an Inorganic Semiconductor with a Metal–Organic Framework: A Platform for Enhanced Gaseous Photocatalytic Reactions
  AM 2014.26.5689  A Unique Semiconductor–Metal–Graphene Stack Design to Harness Charge Flow for Photocatalysis
  AM 2016.28.2427  Single-Atom Pt as Co-Catalyst for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution
  AM 2016.28.6940  Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Generation in Oxidized Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Organic Synthesis
  JPCL 2016.7.3908  Retrieving the Rate of Reverse Intersystem Crossing from Ultrafast Spectroscopy
  JPCL 2017.8.5680  Impact of Element Doping on Photoexcited Electron Dynamics in CdS Nanocrystals
  JPCL 2019.10.2904  Efficient Exciton Dissociation in Heterojunction Interface Realizing Enhanced Photoresponsive Performance
  CHEMICAL SCIENCE 2017.8.4087  Insights into the Excitonic Processes in Polymeric Photocatalysts



Tenure-Track Associate Professors:
  2019  JIANG Shenlong (
Postdoctoral Fellows:
  2018  ZHANG Lei (
PhD & MSc Candidates:

  2016  WANG Li (
王俐)  ZHANG Jiachen (张佳晨)
  2017  CHEN Renli (
陈仁立)  LI Xiaoxia (李小霞)  LIU Jia (刘佳)
  2018  LI Hui (
李慧)  NIU Xiaoyou (牛孝友)  PAN Xiancheng (潘先成)  RUAN Zhoushilin (阮周石林)
  2019  CHENG Zhiqiang (
程志强) YE Chunyin (叶春寅)  ZHOU Yujie (周玉杰)
  2011  GUO Xixuan (
郭习轩) and LU Lu (卢路) completed their BSc work (moved to USA)
  2012  ZHENG Hongjun (
郑红军) completed his MSc work (moved to USA)
            CAO Wenjin (
曹文锦), WANG Gengqi (王庚祺), and WANG Liang (王亮) completed their BSc work (moved to USA)
  2013  FAN Kaili (
樊凯利) completed her MSc work (moved to Soochow)
            GUO Zhenkun (
郭镇坤) completed his BSc work (moved to USA)
  2014  CHEN Lu (
陈鹿) completed his BSc work (stayed at USTC)
  2015  GE Jing (
葛晶) completed her PhD work (stayed at USTC)
            CHEN Renli (
陈仁立) completed his BSc work (moved to Xichang)
  2016  HU Jiahua (
胡嘉华) completed her PhD work (moved to Wuhan)
            JIANG Shenlong (
江申龙) completed his PhD work (stayed at USTC)
            CHEN Jie (
陈杰) and ZHOU Ninghao (周凝昊) completed their BSc work (moved to USA)
  2017  CHEN Lu (
陈鹿) completed his MSc work (moved to Beijing)
            CHEN Zongwei (
陈宗威) completed his PhD work (moved to Dalian)
  2018  LIU Tinglin (
刘天霖) completed her BSc work (moved to USA)
            SHANG Qichao (
尚启超) completed his PhD work (moved to Nanjing)           
            ZHANG Lei (
张雷) completed his PhD work (stayed at USTC)
            GE Jing (
葛晶) completed her Postdoc work (moved to Singapore)
  2019  JIANG Shenlong (
江申龙) completed his Postdoc work (stayed at USTC)
            WEI Kang (
韦康) completed his MSc work (moved to Wuxi)
            CHENG Zhiqiang (
程志强) completed his BSc work (stayed at USTC)           
            LIANG Sa (
梁飒) completed her BSc work (moved to Beijing) 

AWARDS  [Click here to find the details]


Undergrads/Grads/Postdocs: If you are self-motivated and enthusiastic about what we are doing/enjoying, we cordially welcome you to join our Ultrafast Lab!

本科生/研究生/博士后: 如果您对探索化学物理交叉领域诸多未知现象/效应/规律/本质充满好奇和激情,我们诚挚欢迎您加盟我们的超快光谱与动力学实验研究课题组!

Contact E-mail: qunzh@(ustc staff email); Contact Phone: +86-551-63607736.