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 & research associate with Prof. Moshe Shapiro 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. Since 2011 he has been devoted to establishing from scratch an ultrafast laser laboratory and then working on condensed-phase ultrafast spectroscopy & dynamics. Currently he holds a position of full professor in chemical physics at the USTC/HFNL. In the field of condensed-phase spectroscopy & dynamics, he has authored 80+ research papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, including JACS (10), Angew (8), AM (6), JPCL (5), PRL (1), and NatComm (1) as a PI or co-PI. As of September 2021, the total citation of his journal publications is 6500+ with an H-Index of 34. He has been honored with IAAM Scientist Medal (2021) in recognition for his contribution to "Analytical Methods and Spectroscopy".

atter interactions]  [ultrafast spectroscopy]  [excited-state dynamics]  [photophysics/photochemistry]  [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

As a PI:
  2022.01–2025.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 22173090)
  2016.07–2021.06  MOST–National Key Research and Development Program on Nano Science and Technology, Project #2 (Gr. 2016YFA0200602)“纳米结构的超高分辨表征研究”课题2“纳米结构的超快动力学表征”
  2016.01–2019.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 21573211)
  2012.01–2015.12  NSFC–General Program (Gr. 21173205)“基于表面等离激元的非线性光谱和分子动力学研究”
  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, Program #2, Project #2 (Gr. XDB01020200)
  2012.06–2017.09  MOST–National Key Research and Development Program on Scientific Instruments, Task #4 (Gr. 2012YQ120047-04)
  2012.01–2015.12  NSFC–Key Program (Gr. 91127042)
  2010.01–2014.08  MOST–National 973 Program, Project #2 (Gr. 2010CB923302)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (QZ as a PI/Co-PI)  [Click here to view the full publications authored by QZ]

Condensed-Phase Spectroscopy & Dynamics
  A. Electron/Hole-Transfer Dynamics at Surface/Interface
     [1] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013.135.12468 "The Realistic Domain Structure of As-Synthesized Graphene Oxide from Ultrafast Spectroscopy"
     [2] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014.53.5107 "Designing p-Type Semiconductor–Metal Hybrid Structures for Improved Photocatalysis"
     [3] Adv. Mater. 2014.26.4783 "Integration of an Inorganic Semiconductor with a Metal–Organic Framework: A Platform for Enhanced Gaseous Photocatalytic Reactions"
     [4] Adv. Mater. 2014.26.5689 "A Unique Semiconductor–Metal–Graphene Stack Design to Harness Charge Flow for Photocatalysis"
     [5] Nat. Commun. 2015.6.8647 "Molecular Co-Catalyst Accelerating Hole Transfer for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution"
     [6] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017.8.5680 "Impact of Element Doping on Photoexcited Electron Dynamics in CdS Nanocrystals"
     [7] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018.57.5320 "Experimental Identification of Ultrafast Reverse Hole Transfer at the Interface of the Photoexcited Methanol/Graphitic Carbon Nitride System"
     [8] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019.141.10924 "Metal–Organic Framework Coating Enhances the Performance of Cu2O in Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction"
     [9] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020.11.9579 "Photoexcited Electron Dynamics of Nitrogen Fixation Catalyzed by Ruthenium Single-Atom Catalysts"
     [10] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021.60.6160 "Site Sensitivity of Interfacial Charge Transfer and Photocatalytic Efficiency in Photocatalysis: Methanol Oxidation on Anatase TiO2 Nanocrystals"
  B. Defect/Trap-State Dynamics

     [1] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015.54.9266 "Atomic-Layer-Confined Doping for Atomic-Level Insights into Visible-Light Water Splitting"
     [2] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015.137.13440 "Visible-Light Photoreduction of CO2 in a Metal–Organic Framework: Boosting Electron–Hole Separation via Electron Trap States"
     [3] Adv. Mater. 2016.28.2427 "Single-Atom Pt as Co-Catalyst for Enhanced Photocatalytic H2 Evolution"
     [4] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016.55.9389 "Boosting Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production of a Metal–Organic Framework Decorated with Platinum Nanoparticles: The Platinum Location Matters"
     [5] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017.139.7586 "Defect-Mediated Electron–Hole Separation in One-Unit-Cell ZnIn2S4 Layers for Boosted Solar-Driven CO2 Reduction"
     [6] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019.58.12175 "Switching on the Photocatalysis of Metal–Organic Frameworks by Engineering Structural Defects"
     [7] Adv. Mater. 2020.32.2003082 "A Promoted Charge Separation/Transfer System from Cu Single Atoms and C3N4 Layers for Efficient Photocatalysis"
  C. Dark-State & Exciton Dynamics
     [1] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015.137.8769 "Visible-Light Photoexcited Electron Dynamics of Scandium Endohedral Metallofullerenes: The Cage Symmetry and Substituent Effects"
     [2] Adv. Mater. 2016.28.6940 "Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Generation in Oxidized Graphitic Carbon Nitride for Organic Synthesis"
     [3] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016.7.3908 "Retrieving the Rate of Reverse Intersystem Crossing from Ultrafast Spectroscopy"
     [4] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018.140.1760 "Oxygen-Vacancy-Mediated Exciton Dissociation in BiOBr for Boosting Charge-Carrier-Involved Molecular Oxygen Activation"
     [5] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2019.10.2904 "Efficient Exciton Dissociation in Heterojunction Interfaces Realizing Enhanced Photoresponsive Performance"
     [6] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020.59.11093 "Ketones as Molecular Co-Catalysts for Boosting Exciton-Based Photocatalytic Molecular Oxygen Activation"
  D. Coherent Control Related Spectroscopy & Dynamics
     [1] Phys. Rev. Lett. 2012.109.253901 "Coherent Random Fiber Laser Based on Nanoparticles Scattering in the Extremely Weakly Scattering Regime"
     [2] Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014.53.3205 "Tunable Oxygen Activation for Catalytic Organic Oxidation: Schottky Junction versus Plasmonic Effects"
     [3] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016.138.6822 "Unraveling Surface Plasmon Decay in Core–Shell Nanostructures toward Broadband Light-Driven Catalytic Organic Synthesis"
     [4] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018.140.3474 "Optically Switchable Photocatalysis in Ultrathin Black Phosphorus Nanosheets"
     [5] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018.140.3626 "Ce3+-Doping to Modulate Photoluminescence Kinetics for Efficient CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals Based Light-Emitting Diodes"
     [6] J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019.141.2069 "Few-Nanometer-Sized α-CsPbI3 Quantum Dots Enabled by Strontium Substitution and Iodide Passivation for Efficient Red-Light Emitting Diodes"
     [7] Adv. Mater. 2020.32.2004059 "Hydrogen-Doping-Induced Metal-Like Ultrahigh Free-Carrier Concentration in Metal-Oxide Material for Giant and Tunable Plasmon Resonance"
     [8] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020.11.9371 "Suppressing Auger Recombination in Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Nanocrystal Film for Bright Light-Emitting Diodes"
Gas-Phase Spectroscopy & Dynamics
     [1] J. Chem. Phys. 2008.128.144306 "Observation of the 5p Rydberg States of Sulfur Difluoride Radical by Resonance-Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization Spectroscopy"
     [2] Phys. Rev. A (Rap. Comm.) 2008.78.021403R "Observation of Above-Threshold Dissociation of Na2+ in Intense Laser Fields"
     [3] Opt. Lett. 2008.33.1893 "In Situ Accurate Determination of the Zero Time Delay between Two Independent Ultrashort Laser Pulses by Observing the Oscillation of an Atomic Excited Wave Packet"
     [4] J. Chem. Phys. 2008.129.166101 "On the Photofragmentation of SF2+: Experimental Evidence for a Predissociation Channel"
     [5] Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2009.80.033111 "Laser-Induced Atomic Fragment Fluorescence Spectroscopy: A Facile Technique for Molecular Spectroscopy of Spin-Forbidden States"
     [6] J. Chem. Phys. 2009.130.174314 "Photolysis of n-Butyl Nitrite and Isoamyl Nitrite at 355 nm: A Time-Resolved Fourier Transform Infrared Emission Spectroscopy and Ab Initio Study"
     [7] J. Chem. Phys. 2010.132.164312 "Reactions of C2(a3Пu) with Selected Saturated Alkanes: A Temperature Dependence Study"
     [8] Chem. Phys. Lett. 2010.493.245 "Spectroscopy of Nickel Monosulfide in 450–560 nm by Laser-Induced Fluorescence and Dispersed Fluorescence Techniques"
     [9] J. Chem. Phys. 2010.133.114306 "Reaction of C2(a3Пu) with Methanol: Temperature Dependence and Deuterium Isotope Effect"
     [10] J. Chem. Phys. 2011.134.114309 "[1+1] Photodissociation of CS2+(X2Пg) via the Vibrationally Mediated B2Σu+ State: Multichannels Exhibiting and Mode Specific Dynamics"
     [11] J. Chem. Phys. 2011.135.116102 "Single-Ultraviolet-Photon Dissociation Dynamics of CS2+(X2Пg) in 227–243 nm Revealed by Time-Sliced Velocity Map Imaging"
     [12] J. Chem. Phys. 2011.135.244302 "Multiphoton Dissociative Ionization of Tert-Pentyl Bromide Near 265 nm"
     [13] Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012.14.2468 "Mode Specific Photodissociation of CS2+ via the A2Пu State: A Time-Sliced Velocity Map Imaging Study"
     [14] J. Chem. Phys. 2012.137.206101 "Observation of a New Electronically Excited State of Cobalt Monoxide"
     [15] J. Chem. Phys. 2013.139.166101 "Vibrationally Mediated Photodissociation of Carbon Dioxide Cation"
     [16] J. Mol. Spectrosc. 2015.313.49 "The Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Yttrium Monosulfide"



GROUP MEMBERS  [Click here to view the awards received during 2010–present]

Tenure-Track Associate Professors:
  2019  JIANG Shenlong (
PhD & MSc Candidates:
  2016  ZHANG Jiachen (
  2017  CHEN Renli (
  2018  LI Hui (
李慧)   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)
  2020  WU Qinglong (
  2021  CHEN Ziang (
BSc Candidates:
  2021  LIU Yichen (
  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)
  2020  WANG Li (
王俐) completed her PhD work (moved to Jinan)
            LI Xiaoxia (
李小霞) completed her MSc work (moved to Foshan)
            LIU Jia (
刘佳) completed her MSc work (stayed in Hefei)
  2021  ZHANG Lei (
张雷) completed his Postdoc work (moved to Zhengzhou)
            NIU Xiaoyou (
牛孝友) completed his PhD work (moved to Hong Kong)



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