Associate Professor

Assistant Professor


Graduate students

Group memories


Chao Zhu






  • Sept. 2005- July. 2009:B.S. in Physics, Department of Physics, Nanjing University

  • Sept. 2009- Jun. 2013: Ph.D. in Physics, supervisor: Prof. Ning Wang, Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • July. 2013- FeB. 2014: Nanoscience Research Group, Electronics and Power Engineering Department, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University. (United Kingdom)
Research interests:
  • Fabrication of nanomaterials --- Controlled synthesis of high quality nanomaterials by chemical vapor deposition, hydrothermal, hot injection and precipitation methods.
  • Nano characterization techniques --- Nano manipulation, in-situ observation, structural, mechanical, optical and electrical characterization.
  • Application of nanomaterials --- Solar energy harvesting of nanomaterials.
Selected Publications:

1.1.Chao Zhu, Chun Cheng, Yuheng He, Kwok Kwong Fung, Ning Wang et, al., A self-entanglement mechanism for continuous pulling of carbon nanotube yarns. Carbon, 2011, 49, 4996-5001.

2. 2.Chao Zhu, Yantao Shi, Chun Cheng, Kwok Kwong Fung, Ning Wang et, al., Correlation between the morphology and performance enhancement of ZnO hierarchical flower photoanodes in quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2012, 2012, 1.

3. 3.Yantao Shi, Chao Zhu (Jiont first author), Lin Wang, Kwok Kwong Fung, Ning Wang et, al., Asymmetric ZnO panel-like hierarchical architecture with highly interconnected pathways for free electron transport and photovoltaic improvements. Chemistry - A European Journal, 2013, 19, 282-287.

4.4.Yantao Shi, Chao Zhu (Jiont first author), Yanxiang Wang, Lin Wang et, al., Rational Design of High efficiency and Stable ZnO Quasi-Solid Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Nanoscale, 2014,6,5093-5098.

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