Engineering functional molecular nanomaterials at interfaces
Dr. Yiqi Zhang
Physics Department E20, Technical University of Munich
Dr. Zhang received Ph.D. from University of Science and Technology of China, working on vortex dynamics in high-temperature superconductors. In 2008, He joined Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics to investigate surface magnetism using spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy. Since 2011, He continued his postdoctoral research at Technical University of Munich, Physics Department E20, focusing on surface-templated synthesis of carbon-rich nanoarchitectures.
Using light atoms and molecules instead of heavy elements to fabricate materials and devices could largely release the ever-increasing pressure on natural resources and environment. My research is intended to design and synthesis novel molecule-based nanomaterials, which present comparable or even superior properties compared to their inorganic solid-state counterparts. The fabrication routes are based on bottom-up interfacial supramolecular engineering and on-surface synthesis, aiming towards molecular-level control of targeted architectures. To access the comprehensive information of different properties of synthesized nanomaterials, complementary characterization combining the state-of-the-art experimental techniques of surface science is employed as a powerful approach. In this talk, a few selected directions summarizing my current research activities as well as future plans will be briefly illustrated to demonstrate the possibility to establish a one-to-one correlation between inorganic and organic materials.
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