At the invitation of Prof. WANG Zhenyang, Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. ZHANG Jinzhong, from University of California Santa Cruz visited IIM on September 21th and made a report titled “Plasmonic Metal Nanostructures for Sensing and Cancer Therapy”.
Prof. ZHANG Jinzhong has been actively engaged in the study of optical and dynamic properties of nanomaterials of both semiconductor and metal for solar energy conversion, solid state lighting, sensing, and biomedical applications. In the report, he introduced his recent progress in the reproducible synthesis of hollow gold nanospheres （HGNs）, which has been a challenging issue for years.
By studying the synthesis mechanism of HGNs, he has developed a novel HGN system that demonstrated outstanding photophysical properties for surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensing as well as for photothermal ablation therapy of cancer both in vitro and in vivo, due to their unique structural and optical characteristics. Researchers and graduates from Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences attended the meeting and communicated with Professor Zhang on relevant issues.
Prof. ZHANG Jinzhong received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University of Washington, Seattle in 1989. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California Berkeley from 1989 to 1992. In 1992, he joined the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently full professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
He has authored over 280 publications and three books. ZHANG has been serving as a senior editor for JPC published by ACS since 2004. He is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, and ACS. He is the recipient of the 2014 Richard A. Glenn Award of the ACS Energy and Fuel Division.