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The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) has been established at Shenzhen University to provide both undergraduate and postgraduate education, focusing on interdisciplinary teaching and research. As a special platform at Shenzhen University, IAS seeks to

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Yi Hu

Ph.D, Associate Researcher

Email: mshu.yi@szu.edu.cn

Address: Room 205, Electronic Building, Canghai Campus, Shenzhen University


Education:

2014.09-2018.12:South China University of Technology  Ph.D  Supervisor: Wenli Deng

2016.09-2018.09:KU Leuven  Joint Ph.D  Supervisor:Steven De Feyter

2013.09-2014.06:South China University of Technology  Master  Supervisor: Wenli Deng

2009.09-2013.06:Hebei University of Technology   Bachelor


Working Experience:

2020.05-now:Shenzhen University, Associate Researcher

2019.04-2020.05:Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, post-doctor


Academic Affiliations:

Member of The Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society and Chinese Chemical Society.


Awards:

2019 Shenzhen Overseas High-Caliber Personnel (Level C)

2017 Innovation Scholarship (Second-class) for excellent Ph.D Student, South China University of Technology

2017 Poster Prize from The Royal Society of Chemistry

2016 Scholarship of Joint-Ph.D student from China Scholarship Council

2016 National Scholarship

2016 Innovation Scholarship (Second-class) for excellent Ph.D Student, South China University of Technology

2016 Poster Prize from Chinese Chemical Society

2014 Scholarship (First-class) for Ph.D Student, South China University of Technology

2013 Scholarship (First-class) for Master Student, South China University of Technology


Research Interests:

I focus on STM investigation of supramolecules on their 2D self-assembly at substrate and the mechanism, and their application in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.


Publications and Patents:

1 Tianze Hu, Tianze Hu, Yujia Wang, Meiqiu Dong, Juntian Wu, Xinrui Miao, Yi Hu,* and Wenli Deng*. Systematical Investigation of Chain Length Effect on the Melting Point of a Series of Bifunctional Anthraquinone Derivatives via X   rayDiffraction and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2020, 124, 1646–1654.

2Yi Hu, Ana M. Bragança, Lander Verstraete, Oleksandr Ivasenko, Brandon E. Hirsch, Kazukuni Tahara, Yoshito Tobe and Steven De Feyter*. Phase selectivity triggered by nanoconfinement: the impact of corral dimensions. Chem. Comm. 2019, 55, 2226–2229.

3Yi Hu, Shaogang Xu, Kai Miao, Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. Same building block, but diverse surface-confined self-assemblies: solvent and concentration effectsinduced structural diversity towards chirality and achirality. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 17367–17379.

4Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. Tale of Alkyl Chains: Chain-Length Effect Directed Formation of Complex Self-Assembly Behaviors at Liquid/Solid Interface for Unsymmetrically Substituted Fluorenone Derivatives. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 4496–4506.

5Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Li Xu,* Bao Zha, Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. Exploration of Chirality and Achirality of Self-Assembled Monolayer Formed by Unsymmetrically Substituted Fluorenone Derivative at the Liquid/Solid Interface. Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 5, 1700611.

6Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. One Chain Fixed, One Chain Modified by –C5H10–: An Efficient Strategy on Fabricating Structural Diversity for 2D Self-Assembly. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 21449–21460.

7Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Li Xu,* Bao Zha, Mengying Long, Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. Two side chains, three supramolecules: exploration of fluorenone derivatives towards crystal engineering. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 19205–19216.

8Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Li Xu,* Bao Zha, Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*. Effects of alkyl chain number and position on 2D self-assemblies. RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 32391–32398.

9Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Bao Zha, Shan Peng, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao, and Wenli Deng*. STM exploration of the diverse polymorphs for tri-substituted anthraquinone derivatives via alkyl chain elongation. Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 3, 1600428.

10Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Bao Zha, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao and Wen li Deng*, Fabrication of chiral networks for a tri-substituted anthraquinone derivative using molecular self-assembly, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 13164–13168.

11Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Shan Peng, Bao Zha, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao and Wenli Deng*, Structural transition control between dipole-dipole and hydrogen bonds induced chirality and achirality, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 3019–3032.

12Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Bao Zha, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao and Wen li Deng*, STM investigation of structural isomers: alkyl chain position induced self-assembly at liquid/solid interface, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 624–634.

13Yi Hu, Kai Miao, Bao Zha, Xinrui Miao, Li Xu* and Wenli Deng*, Side chain position, length and odd/even effects on the 2D self-assembly of mono-substituted anthraquinone derivatives at the liquid/solid interface, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 93337–93346.

14 Kai Miao, Yi Hu, Li Xu, Meiqiu Dong, Juntian Wu, Xinrui Miao* and Wenli Deng*, Chiral polymorphism in the self-assemblies of achiral molecules induced by multiple hydrogen bonds, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2018, 20, 11160–11173.

15 Kai Miao, Yi Hu, Bao Zha, Li Xu, Meiqiu Dong, Xinrui Miao,* and Wenli Deng*, Polymorphic Self-Assemblies of 2,7-Bis(decyloxy)-9-fluorenone at the Solid/Gas Interface: Role of C–H···O═C Hydrogen Bond, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 3947−3957.

16 Kai Miao, Yi Hu, Bao Zha, Li Xu,* Xinrui Miao,* and Wenli Deng*, Hydroxyl versus Carboxyl Substituent: Effects of Competitive and Cooperative Multiple Hydrogen Bonds on Concentration-Controlled Self-Assembly, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 14187−14197.

17 Kai Shi, Zipei Wan, Lu Yang, Yiwen Zhang, Yanfei Huang, Shiming Su, Heyi Xia, Keling Jiang, Lu Shen, Yi Hu, Shiqi Zhang, Jing Yu, Fuzeng Ren,* Yan-Bing He* and Feiyu Kang*. Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed. 2020, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202000547.

18 Qiang Zhao, Xiaoge Hao, Shiming Su, Jiabin Ma, Yi Hu, Yong Liu, Feiyu Kang and Yan-Bing He*. Expanded-graphite embedded in lithium metal as dendrite-free anode of lithium metal batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 15871–15879.

19 Ana M. Braganca, Brandon E. Hirsch, Ana Sanz-Matias, Yi Hu, Peter Walke, Kazukuni Tahara, Jeremy N. Harvey, Yoshito Tobe and Steven De Feyter*. How Does Chemisorption Impact Physisorption? Molecular View of Defect Incorporation and Perturbation of Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122, 24046−24054.

20 Meiqiu Dong, Kai Miao, Yi Hu, Juntian Wu, Jinxing Li, Pen g Pang, Xinrui Miao* and Wenli Deng*, Cooperating dipole-dipole and van der Waals interactions driven 2D self-assembly of fluorenone derivatives: ester chain length effect, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 31113−31120.

21 Bao Zha, Meiqiu Dong, Xinrui Miao,* Shan Peng, Yican Wu, Kai Miao, Yi Hu and Wenli Deng*, Cooperation and competition between halogen bonding and van der Waals forces in supramolecular engineering at the aliphatic hydrocarbon/graphite interface: position and number of bromine group effects, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 237–250.

22 Bao Zha, Meiqiu Dong, Xinrui Miao,* Kai Miao, Yi Hu, Yican Wu, Li Xu, and Wenli Deng*, Controllable Orientation of Ester-Group-Induced Intermolecular Halogen Bonding in a 2D Self-Assembly, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 3164−3170.

23 Yican Wu, Jinxing Li, Yinlun Yuan, Meiqiu Dong, Bao Zh a, Xinrui Miao,* Yi Hu and Wenli Deng*, Halogen bonding versus hydrogen bonding induced 2D self-assembled nanostructures at the liquid-solid interface revealed by STM, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017, 19, 3143−3150.

24 Lihua Cui, Xinrui Miao,* Li Xu, Yi Hu and Wenli Deng*, Self-assembly polymorphism of 2,7-bis-nonyloxy-9-fluorenone: solvent induced the diversity of intermolecular dipole-dipole interactions, Phys. C hem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 3627−3636.


Conferences and Presentations:

1 2018.08, Leuven, Belgium, SPM-on-SPM 2018 (poster)

2 2018.06, Strasbourg, France, European Materials Society Meeting-2018 Spring (poster)

3 2017.07, Sheffield, UK, Complex Molecular Surfaces and Interfaces: Faraday Discussion (poster)

4 2016.08, Changchun, SPM-on-SPM 2016 (oral presentation)

5 2016.08, Busan, The South Korea, 20th International Vacuum Congress (oral presentation)

6 2016.06, Dalian, Annual meeting of The Chinese Chemical Society (poster)