Zhaoxiang Deng, Professor
国家杰出青年科学基金获得者 (2014)
中国化学会青年化学奖 (2008)
中科院百人计划入选及择优支持 (2005, 2006)
Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Bio-nanotechnology, Electrochemistry
Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Science & Technology of China
96 Jinzhai RD
, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China
Email: zhxdeng@ustc.edu.cn
B.Sc., University of Science and Technology of China, 1995
Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China, 2000
Postdoc, Tsinghua University, 2000-2002; Purdue University, 2002-2005

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Zhaoxiang Deng received his Bachelor's degree in 1995, Ph.D. in 2000, both from University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei, China), which defines him as a chemist. During his Ph.D. study, his research activities were concentrated on nanosecond-resolved voltammetry and computer simulation of electrochemical problems. After completing all his degrees, he had two years' postdoctoral experience on nanostructured inorganic phases at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China). From October of 2002, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University with his research interest shifted to DNA nanotechnology including DNA assisted nanofabrication and DNA directed self-assembly. In June of 2005, he joined the chemistry department at University of Science and Technology of China as a Bairen professor. Zhaoxiang Deng has authored or coauthored over 50 papers on peer-reviewed journals spanning the areas of DNA nanotechnology, inorganic nanostructures and electrochemistry.

Current research interests

Research in our group is highly interdisciplinary, which covers physical and analytical aspects of chemistry, bio-nanotechnology, material sciences, and even more. We are taking advantage of cutting-edge bio-techniques, synthetic chemistry and molecular self-assembly toward building functional nanosystems, which can have appealing optical, electronic, catalytic or electrochemical properties and are now seeing more and more important applications including analytical sensors. We are also interested in using bio-inspired processes and electrochemical approaches to develop new tools for nanotechnological applications. Finally, our research efforts are directed toward probing the basic physics and chemistry of nano-structured interfaces. Positions are available for Ph.D. students and postdoc scientists, click here for details!

Teaching activities <Go to the teaching page>

1. CH25205: Separation Science & Its Recent Advancements (offered to graduate students who are interested in separation science and techniques)

Recent Publications <Click for a full publication list>

65. Congying Shao, Na Lu, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "DNA-Assisted Electroless Deposition of Highly Dispersed Palladium Nanoparticles on Glassy Carbon Surface: Preparation and Electrocatalytic Properties", J. Electroanal. Chem. In press, 2009 (doi:10.1016/j.jelechem.2009.01.006)
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Xiaogang Han, Zihao Zhou, Fan Yang, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "Catch and release: DNA tweezers that can capture, hold and release an object under control", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 14414~14415, 2008 (doi:10.1021/ja805945r) (check out some NEWS introducing this work)
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Na Lu, Congying Shao, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "Rational Design of an Optical Adenosine Sensor by Conjugating a DNA Aptamer with Split DNAzyme Halves", Chem. Commun. 6161-6163, 2008 (doi:10.1039/b810812a)
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Xiaogang Han, Yulin Li, Shouguo Wu, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "A General Strategy Toward pH-Controlled Aggregation-Dispersion of Gold Nanoparticles and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", Small, 4, 326~329, 2008 (doi:10.1002/smll.200700832)
61.
Wei Wang, Hua Cui, Zhaoxiang Deng, Yongping Dong, Jizhao Guo, "A general E-E/C mechanism for the counter-peak in luminol electrochemiluminescence", J. Electroanal. Chem. 612, 277-287, 2008 (doi:10.1016/j.jelechem.2007.09.036)
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Yulin Li, Xiaogang Han, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "Grafting SWNTs with Highly Hybridizable DNA Sequences: Potential Building Blocks for DNA-Programmed Material Assembly", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Nanotech Alert news) 46, 7481~7484, 2007 (doi:10.1002/anie.200701748)
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Yu He, Haipeng Liu, Yi Chen, Ye Tian, Zhaoxiang Deng, Seung-Hyeon Ko, Tao Ye, Chengde Mao, "DNA-based Nanofabrications", Microscopy Res. & Tech. 70, 522~529, 2007 (doi: 10.1002/jemt.20475)
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Xiaogang Han, Yulin Li, Zhaoxiang Deng*, "DNA-Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Rigid Templates for Assembling Linear Gold Nanoparticle Arrays", Adv. Mater. 19, 1518~1522, 2007 (doi:10.1002/adma.200602861)
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John Lund, Jianchun Dong, Zhaoxiang Deng, Chengde Mao, Babak A Parviz, "Electrical conduction in 7 nm wires constructed on lambda-DNA", Nanotechnology, 17, 2752~2757, 2006 (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/17/11/007)
56. Bin Fei, Zhaoxiang Deng, John H. Xin, Yihe Zhang, Geoffrey Pang, "Room temperature synthesis of rutile nanorods and their applications on cloth", Nanotechnology, 17, 1927~1931, 2006 (doi:10.1088/0957-4484/17/8/021)
55. Yu He, Ye Tian, Yi Chen, Zhaoxiang Deng, Alexander E. Ribbe, Chengde Mao, "Sequence symmetry as a tool for designing DNA nanostructures", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 6694~6696, 2005 (doi:10.1002/anie.200502193)
54. Zhao-Xiang Deng, Seung-Hyun Lee, Chengde Mao, "DNA as nanoscale building blocks", J. Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. 5 (12), 1954~1963, 2005 (doi:10.1166/jnn.2005.504)
53. Zhao-Xiang Deng, Ye Tian, Seung-Hyun Lee, Alexander E. Ribbe, Chengde Mao, "DNA-Encoded Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into One-Dimensional Arrays", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 44, 3582~3585, 2005 (doi:10.1002/anie.200463096)



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