Zhennan Wu

Postdoctoral Fellow

Post Doctoral Fellow



National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

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Selected Publications

  • Zhennan Wu, Huiwen Liu, Tingting Li, Jiale Liu, Jun Yin, Omar F. Mohammed, Osman. M. Bakr,* Yi Liu, Bai Yang and Hao Zhang*, Contribution of Metal Defects in the Assembly Induced Emission of Cu Nanoclusters, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 4318-4321.
  • Zhennan Wu, Haoyang Zou, Tingting Li, Ziyi Cheng, Huiwen Liu, Yi Liu, Hao Zhang* and Bai Yang, Single-unit-cell thick Co9S8 nanosheets from preassembled Co14 nanoclusters, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 416-419.​
  • Zhennan Wu, Jiale Liu, Yang Gao, Huiwen Liu, Tingting Li, Haoyang Zou, Zhigang Wang, Kai Zhang, Yue Wang, Hao Zhang*, and Bai Yang , Assembly-Induced Enhancement of Cu Nanoclusters Luminescence with Mechanochromic Property, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12906-12913.
  • Zhennan Wu, Jiale Liu, Yanchun Li, Ziyi Cheng, Tingting Li, Hao Zhang,* Zhongyuan Lu, and Bai Yang, Self-assembly of nanoclusters into mono-, few-, and multilayered sheets via dipole-induced asymmetric van der Waals attraction, ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 6315-6323.
  • Zhennan Wu, Yanchun Li, Jiale Liu, Zhongyuan Lu, Hao Zhang* and Bai Yang, Colloidal self-assembly of catalytic copper nanoclusters into ultrathin ribbons, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 12196–12200.
  • Zhennan Wu, Chunwei Dong, Yanchun Li, Hongxia Hao, Hao Zhang,* Zhongyuan Lu* and Bai Yang, Self-assembly of Au15 into single-cluster-thick sheets at the interface of two miscible high-boiling solvents, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 9952-9955.
  • Zhennan Wu, Min Lin, Sen Liang, Yi Liu, Hao Zhang* and Bai Yang, Hot-injection synthesis of manganese-ion-doped NaYF4:Yb,Er nanocrystals with red up-converting emission and tunable diameter, Part. Part. Syst. Charact., 2013, 30, 311- 315. (Highlighted by “Materials Views of China”)
  • Zhennan Wu, Changrun Guo, Sen Liang, Hao Zhang,* Liping Wang,* Hongchen Sun and Bai Yang, A pluronic F127 coating strategy to produce stable up-conversion NaYF4:Yb,Er (Tm) nanoparticles in culture media for bioimaging,J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 18596-18602


  • 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.

Research Interests Keywords

Quantum Dots Self-Assembly Nanoclusters

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