Publications

2022

28. Li, S.; Wijethunga, U.K.;  Willinger, D.;  Nguyen, H. T.; Kim, S.; Kang, H. C.; Lee, J-J.; Zheng, W.; Yoo, C. G.; Sherman, B. D.; Leem, G. Enhanced Photocatalytic Alcohol Oxidation at the Interface of RuC-Coated TiO2 Nanorod Arrays. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 22799-22809.

27. Zhao, Q.;  Yi, X.H.;  Wang, C.C.;  Wang, P.;  Zheng, W.  Photocatalytic Cr (VI) reduction over MIL-101 (Fe)–NH2 immobilized on alumina substrate: From batch test to continuous operation. Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 429, 132497.

26. Li, S.; Wijethunga, U.K.; Davis, A. H.; Kim, S.; Zheng, W.; Sherman, B. D.; Yoo, C. G.; Leem, G. Ru(II) Polypyridyl-Modified TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic C–C/C–O Bond Cleavage at Room Temperature. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2022, 5, 948–956.

2021

25. Davis, A. H.; Li, S.; Lin, H.; Chu, C.; Franck, J. M.; Leem, G.; Maye, M. M.; Zheng, W.* Ligand-Mediated Synthesis of Chemically Tailored Two-Dimensional All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanoplatelets Under Ambient Conditions. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2021, 9, 14226-14235.

24. Zhao, Q.; Yi, X.-H.;  Wang, C.-C.; Wang, P.; Zheng, W. Photocatalytic Cr(VI) reduction over MIL-101(Fe)-NH2 immobilized on alumina substrate: from batch test to continuous operation. Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 429, 132497.

23. Li, L.; Xu, Q.; Gou, F.; He, B.; Chen, W.; Zheng, W.; Jiang, X.; Chen, K.; Qi, C.; Ma, D. Gd-doped CuBi2O4/CuO heterojunction film photocathodes for photoelectrochemical H2O2 production through oxygen reduction. Nano Res., 2021, 1-7.

22. Li, S.; Kim, S.; Davis, A. H.; Zhuang J.; Shuler, E. W.; Beeri, D.; Lee, J.-J.; Zheng, W.; Sherman, B. D.; Yoo, C. G.; Leem, G. Photocatalytic Chemoselective C-C Bond Cleavage at Room Temperature in Dye-Sensitized Photoelectrochemical Cells. ACS Catalysis202111, 3771-3781.

21. Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.* Discrete composition control of two-dimensional morphologic all-inorganic metal halide perovskite nanocrystals. J. Energy Chem. 202159, 257-275. (Invited review article for the special issue “JEC Emerging Investigator”)

20. Li, B.; Zhang, Q.; Zhang, S.; Ahmad, Z.; Chidanguro, T.; Davis, A. H.; Simon, Y. C.; Gb, X.; Zheng, W.; Pradhan, N.; Dai, Q. Spontaneously Supersaturated Nucleation Strategy for High Reproducible and Efficient Perovskite Solar Cells. Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 405, 126998.

2020

19. Hofman, E.; Khammang, A; Wright J. T.; Li, Z.-J.; McLaughlin, P.; Davis, A.; Franck, J. M.; Chakraborty, A.*; Meulenberg R. W.*; Zheng, W.* Decoupling and Coupling of the Host-Dopant Interaction by Manipulating Dopant Movement in Core/Shell Quantum Dots. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 202011, 5992-5999.

18. Li, Z.-J.; Li, S.; Davis, A.; Hofman, E.; Leem G.; Zheng, W.* Enhanced Singlet Oxygen Generation by Hybrid Mn-Doped Nanocomposites for the Selective Photo-Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols. Nano Res. 202013, 1668-1676.

17. Hills-Kimball, K.; Pérez, M. J.; Nagaoka, Y.; Cai, T.; Yang, H.; Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.; Chen, O.* Ligand engineering for Mn2+ doping control in CsPbCl3 perovskite nanocrystals via a quasi-solid-solid cation exchange reaction. Chem. Mater. 2020, 322489-2500.

16. Man, L.; Xu, Q.; Li, W.; Chen, W.; Zheng, W.*; Ma, D.-K.* Oxygen vacancy engineering of Bi2O2CO3 hierarchical microspheres for enhanced adsorption of Cd2+ ions and photocatalytic degradation of Rodamine B. Appl. Surf. Sci. 2020, 512, 145647.

15. Li, Z.-J.; Li, S.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A.; Leem G.; Zheng, W.* Visible-Light Induced Disproportionation of Pyrrole Derivatives for Photocatalyst-Free Aryl Halides Reduction. Green Chem. 202022, 1911-1918. (* See highlight on Advances in Engineering.)

14. Li, S.; Li, Z.-J.; Yu, H.; Sytu, R. M.; Wang, Y.; Beeri, D.; Zheng, W.; Sherman, B. D.; Yoo, C. G.; Leem, G. Solar-Driven Lignin Oxidation via Hydrogen Atom Transfer with a Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Photoanode. ACS Energy Lett. 20205, 777-784.

2019

13. Wang, X.; Liu, W.; Fu, H.; Yi, X-H.; Wang, P.; Zhao, C.; Wang, C-C.; Zheng, W. Simultaneous Cr (VI) reduction and Cr (III) removal of bifunctional MOF/Titanate nanotube composites. Environ. Pollut. 2019, 249, 502-511.

12. Davis, A.; Hofman, E.; Chen, K.; Li, Z.-J.; Khammang, A; Zamani, H.; Franck, J. M.; Maye, M. M.; Meulenberg R. W.; Zheng, W.* Exciton Energy Shifts and Tunable Dopant Emission in Manganese Doped Two-Dimensional CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Nanoplatelets. Chem. Mater. 201931, 2516-2523.

11. Yuan, Y.; Zhu, H.; Nagaoka, Y.; Tan, R.; Davis, A. H.; Zheng, W.; Chen, O.*, Reversible Photo-Switching of Dual Color Fluorescent Mn-Doped CdS-ZnS Quantum Dots Modulated by Diarylethene Molecules. Front. Chem20197, 145.

10. Du, X.-D.; Yi, X-H,; Wang, P.; Zheng, W.; Deng, J.; Wang, C-C.* Robust photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI) on UiO-66-NH2(Zr/Hf) metal-organic framework membrane under sunlight irradiation. Chem. Eng. J. 2019, 356, 393-399.

2018

9. Cai, T.; Yang, H.; Hills-Kimball, K.; Song, J.-P.; Zhu, H.; Hofman, E.; Zheng, W.; Rubenstein, Brenda; Chen, O.* Synthesis of All-Inorganic Cd-Doped CsPbCl3 Perovskite Nanocrystals with Dual-Wavelength Emission.  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 20189, 7079-7084.

8. Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A.; Khammang, A; Wright J. T.; Dzikovski, B.; Meulenberg R. W.; and Zheng, W.* Complete Dopant Substitution by Spinodal Decomposition in Mn-Doped Two-Dimensional CsPbCl3 NanoplateletsChem. Mater.201830, 6400-6409. (* See highlight on Advances in Engineering.)

7. Xu, X.-Y.; Chu, C.; Fu, H.; Du, X.-D.; Wang, P.; Zheng, W.; Wang, C-C.* Light-Responsive UiO-66-NH2/Ag3PO4 MOF-Nanoparticle Composites for the Capture and Release of Sulfamethoxazole. Chem. Eng. J. 2018, 350, 436-444.

6. Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Davis, A.; Maye, M. M.; and Zheng, W.* General Strategy for the Growth of CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, I) Perovskite Nanosheets from the Assembly of Nanorods. Chem. Mater.201830, 3854-3860.

5. Ding, C.; Li, J.; Zheng, W.; Lin, X.; Wang, Y. Reconfigurable Photovoltaic Systems for Electric Vehicles. IEEE Design & Test 2018, 1, 2168-2356.

4. Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Li, J.; Davis, A.; Tung, C.-H.; Wu, L.-Z. and Zheng, W.* Photoelectrochemically Active and Environmentally Stable CsPbBr3/TiO2 Core/Shell Nanocrystals. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1704288. (* See highlight on Advances in Engineering.)

2017

3. Li, Z.-J.; Hofman, E.; Blaker, A.; Davis, A.; Dzikovski, B.; Ma, D.-K.; and Zheng, W.* Interface Engineering of Mn Doped ZnSe-Based Core/Shell Nanowires for Tunable Host-Dopant Coupling. ACS Nano 201711, 12591-12600.

2. Hofman, E.; Robinson, R.;  Li, Z.-J.; Dzikovski, B.; and Zheng, W.* Controlled Dopant Migration in CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 8878-8885.

1. Wang, T.; Chai, Y.; Ma, D.-K.*; Chen, W.; Zheng, W.*; Huang, S.-M.* Multidimensional CdS Nanowire/CdIn2S4 Nanosheet Heterostructure for Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Applications. Nano Res. 201710, 2699-2711.

Selected publications from previous work

1. Zheng, W.; Yang, L. West, A.; Schuler, E.; Yehl, K.; Kindt, J. T.; Salaita, K. Quantum Dots Encapsulated within Phospholipid Membranes: Phase-dependent Structure, Photostability, and Site-selective Functionalization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1992-1999.

2. Zheng, W.; Wang, Z.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F. Alloy Formation at the Tetrapod Core/Arm Interface. Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 3132–3137.

3. Zheng, W.; Kumar, P.; Washington, A,; Wang, Z.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F.; Singh, K. Quantum Phase Transition from Superparamagnetic to Quantum Superparamagnetic State in Ultrasmall Cd1-xCr(II)xSe Quantum Dots? J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2172–2179.

4. Zheng, W.; Singh, K.; Wang, Z.; Wright, J. T.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Strouse, G. F. Evidence of a ZnCr2Se4 Spinel Inclusion at the Core of a Cr Doped ZnSe Quantum Dot. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5577–5585.
• See also: “On the Dot”, Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe news, ChemistryViews, April 3rd 2012.
• See also: “New Class of Quantum Dot”, Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe news, ChemistryViews, March 17th 2012.

5. Wang, Z.; Zheng, W.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F. High-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance as a Microscopic Probe of Lattice Strain in CdSe:Mn2+ Nanoparticles. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012, 524, 73–77.

6. Zheng, W.; Strouse, G. F. Involvement of Carriers in the Size-dependent Magnetic Exchange for Mn:CdSe Quantum Dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7482–7489.

7. Zheng, W.; Wang, Z.; Wright, J.; Goundie, B.; Dalal, N. S.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Strouse, G. F. Probing the Local Site Environments in Mn:CdSe Quantum Dots. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 23305–23314.

8. Zheng, W.; Guo, F.; Qian, Y. The Growth of Bulk ZnO Single Crystals via a Novel Hydrothermal Oxidative Pressure-relief Route. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2005, 2, 331–335.

9. Fan, H.; Wang, Z.; Liu, X.; Zheng, W.; Guo, F.; Qian, Y. Controlled Synthesis of Trigonal Selenium Crystals with Different Morphologies. Solid State Commun. 2005, 135, 319–322.

10. Wan, S.; Guo, F.; Zhang, Y.; Zheng, W.; Zhang, Y.; Qian, Y. CuBr Crystal Growth in Ethylene Glycol Solvent by the Temperature-Difference Method. Cryst. Growth Des. 2004, 4, 413–414.