Song Jin

Song Jin

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1101 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608)262-1562, FAX: (608)262-0453, E-mail:


research group webpage:

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Academic Appointments

9/13 to present         Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison (approved)

7/10 to 8/13           Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

8/04 to 6/10             Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

1/05 to present         Faculty member of Materials Science Program (MSP), UW-Madison



2002-2004     Postdoctoral FellowHarvard University, Cambridge, MA. Advisor: Charles M. Lieber

2002              PhD in Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Advisor: Francis J. DiSalvo.

1997              B.S. in Chemistry, Peking (Beijing) University, Beijing, China.


Awards and Honors

ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award (2014)

H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, U. of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)

Research Corporation SciaLog Collaborative Innovation Award for Solar Energy Conversion (2012)

Vilas Associate Award, U. of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)

Research Corporation Scialog Award for Solar Energy Conversion (2011)

Sloan Research Fellowship (2009)

ACSExxonMobil Solid StateChemistry Fellowship Award (2008)

Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award (2007)

DuPont Young Professor (2007)

MIT Technology Review TR35 Award (Top 35 Young Innovators under the age of 35) (2006)

NSF CAREER Award (2006)

3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2006)

CornellUniversity Graduate SchoolTravel Grants (2001)

PekingUniversityStudent Research Scholarship (1996)

Excellent Student in Honors Science Program (1996)

Outstanding Student Scholarship, Peking University (1995&1994)

Gold Medal in Chinese National Chemistry Olympiad (1992)


Teaching and Educational Outreach

Courses taught:

·         Chemistry of Nanoscale Materials (Chem 630)    Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Spring  2010, Spring 2008, Fall 2005 (new course)

.         Chemistry of Inorganic Materials (Chem 630)     Fall 2008, Fall 2010 (partially redeveloped course)

.         Fundamentals of Analytical Sciences (Chem 329) Fall 2007, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Spring 2006, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014

·         Fundamentals of Analytical Sciences (Chem 327) Fall 2012, Fall 2009, Spring 2005, Fall 2004

Curriculum development and educational outreach activities:

·         Developed a new graduate course (Chem 630: Chemistry of Nanoscale Materials)

·         Developed a web course on nanoscience and nanotechnology for high school teachers in collaboration with Prof. John Moore and graduate student Janice Hall

·         Discovering Nanoscience (“Nano BootCamp”) Workshop for high school students (Jan 2008 & Feb 2009)

·         Open-house, lab tour, and on-line chats for high school teachers participating in the on-line course for nanoscience and nanotechnology

·         Lab tour and interactions with students with disability fromMidwest Alliance for Science and Technology (Oct 2006 & Jan 2007)

·         Guest lectures on nanoscience and nanomaterials in Chem 104 and Chem 511 (Feb and May 2008)

·         Guest lecture to REU students in chemistry and nanoscience (2009-2012)

Public outreach activities:

·         Invited to write a perspective on nanoelectronics for Technology Review magazine (September 2006)

·         Interacted and interviewed with popular media (McClatchy News Group) to discuss nanomaterials for solar energy (Oct 2008)

·         Interacted and provided images for science-as-art exhibit (TINY Art) at Madison airport and Madison science café (2009, 2008)

·         Interacted and provided images to national and international magazines, such as Scientific American, New York Times Syndicate, SEED, Nano, DeIngenieur  (2008)

·         Provided image for the cover of the text book, The Science and Engineering of Materials, 6th edition, the SI edition, by Cengage Learning (2010).


Professional Affiliation and Synergistic Activities

1.      Conference organizers and program committees:

·         Lead organizer for a symposium on Nanotechnology for Renewable Energy Applications for PacifiChem 2015

·         Lead organizer for a symposium on “Mesoscale Architectures: Synthesis, Assembly, Properties, and Applications” for the 2014 MRS Fall meeting

·         Co-organizer for a symposium on Photoelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Solar Energy Harvesting for the 2014 MRS Spring meeting.

·         Co-organizer for the 1st National Academy of Sciences US-Israel Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium (June 2013).

·         Lead organizer for a symposium on “Sustainable solar energy conversion using earth-abundant materials” for the 2013 MRS Fall meeting.

·         Co-organizer for the symposia on Low-Dimensional Electronic and Photonic Devices at the 216th (2009), 218th (2010), 222nd (2012), and 224th (2013) Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meetings.

·         Organized a symposium on 1-D nanomaterials in 233rd ACS National meeting (2007).

·         Program organizing committee for SPIE Optics East 2007: Nanomaterials Synthesis, Interfacing, and Integrating in Devices, Circuits, and Systems II.

·         Local program committee for 65th Physical Electronic Conference (PEC) in 2005.

2.      NSF Materials by Design Workshop (March 2011); DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Workshop “Toward a Strategic Vision for Chemical and Biological Defense”, Participant and White Paper reviewer, Aug 2008, Atlanta, Georgia.

3.      Proposal Reviewers: NSF (DMR & CHE), NSF CAREER, NSF CREST/HBCU-RISE, DOE BES, DOE ARPA-E, PRF, Research Corporation, Austrian Science Fund, Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), Molecular Foundry of DOE LBNL.

4.      Journal referees: Science (3 papers), Nature, Nature Materials (2), Nature Chemistry (3), Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications (3), Nature Photonics, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) (4), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (43), Nano Lett. (43), Chem. Mater. (21), J. Phys. Chem. (25), ACS Nano (15), Inorg. Chem. (2), Langmuir(2), Crys. Growth. Design (9), Angew. Chem.(4); Adv. Mater. (5), Adv. Funct. Mater.(2), Small (6), Chem. Comm. (6), Chemical Sciences, Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acct. Chem. Res., Energy Environ. Sci. (8); J. Mater. Chem.(7), J. Chem. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett. (3), J. Appl. Phys., Materials Today, Nanotechnology (3), J. Solid State Chem.(3), J. Mater. Res., J. Crys. Growth., J. Electrochem. Soc., Electrochem. Solid-State Lett., J. Nanosci. and Nanotech., Mater. Sci. Eng., Thin Solid Films, Solid State Sci., J. Vac. Sci. Tech.

5.      Journal Advisory/Editorial Board: Nanoscale.

6.      Memberships: American Chemical Society (ACS), Materials Research Society (MRS), The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), The Electrochemical Society (ECS)


Departmental and University Service

          Member of Materials Science Center Advisory Board (June 2015- )

          Member of the China Task Force for th Provost (Fall 2014)

·         Members of Physical Science Division Committee (September 2013 - )

·        Members of the Campus planning Committee for Wisconsin Energy Institute Phase II (2012)

·         Member of the review committee of Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison (Spring 2010)

·         Thrust co-leader for proposal to establish a DOE EFRC at UW-Madison (submitted September 2008)

·         Faculty member of University of Wisconsin Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (2005-).

·         Material chemistry steering committee (Fall 2006- ), chair (2006 - August 2011)

·         Graduate recruiting committee (Fall 2006-2011, 2012-)

·         Instrument Task Force (March 2009 – Nov 2009)

·         Faculty search committee (Fall 2005, Fall 2010)

·         Graduate Curriculum and Carnegie Initiative Committee (Fall 2004 – Spring 2006, 2012-)

·         Graduate Curriculum Committee (Fall 2008 - 2010, 2012-)

·         Web committee (Fall 2004 - Spring 2005)

·         Represented the department at 36th Annual Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Conference in St. Louis to promote the recruitment of minority students (April 2009)

·         Phone interviews of international graduate student applicants

·         Panelist for "Joining a Research Group" as part of Chem 901 seminars (Oct 2005)



at UW-Madison


125.    Czech, K. J.; Thompson, B. J.; Kain, S.; Ding, Q.; Shearer, M. J.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; Wright, J. C.; “Measurement of Ultrafast Excitonic Dynamics of Few-Layer MoS2 Using State-Selective Coherent Multidimensional Spectroscopy” ACS Nano 2015, ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b05198.

124. Ren, R.; Faber, M. S.; Dziedzic, R.; Wen, Z.; Jin, S.; Mao, S.; Chen, J.; “Metallic CoS2 Nanowire Electrodes for High Cycling Performance Supercapacitors” Nanotechnology 2015, in press.

123.    Liang, D., Stolt, M. J., Jin, S., Metastable Skyrmions: Beat the Heat, Nature Phys. 2015, in press, Invited News and Views Article.

122.    Liang, D.; DeGrave, J. P.; Stolt, M. J.; Tokura, Y.; Jin, S.; “Current-Driven Dynamics of Skyrmions Stabilized in MnSi Nanowires Revealed by Topological Hall Effect”, Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 8217. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9217.

121.    Pokhrel, A.; Samad, L.; Meng, F.; Jin, S.; “Synthesis and Characterization of Barium Silicide (BaSi2) Nanowire Arrays for Potential Solar Applications”, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 17450 - 17456. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03668B.

120.    Ding, Q.; Zhai, J.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Shearer, M. J.; Li, L.; Chang, H.-C.; Tsai, M.-L.; Ma, D.; Zhang, X.; Hamers, R. J.; He, J.-H.; Jin, S.; “Designing Efficient Solar-Driven Hydrogen Evolution Photocathodes Using Semi-Transparent MoQxCly (Q=S, Se) Catalysts on Si Micropyramids” Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 6511–6518. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201501884.   

119.    Zhou, J.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Liang, H.; Samad, L.; Ding, Q.; Fu, Y.; Li, M.; Jin, S.; “High-Performance Electrocatalysis for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Using Se-Doped Pyrite-Phase Nickel Diphosphide Nanostructure” ACS Catal. 2015, 5, 6355–6361. DOI: 10.1021/acscatal.5b01657.

118.    Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Stone, M. L.; Schmidt, J. R.; Thomas, J. G.; Ding, Q.; Chang, H.-C.; Tsai, M.-L.; He, J.-H.; Jin, S.; “Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis Using Ternary Pyrite-Type Cobalt Phosphosulphide” Nature Materials 2015, 14, Advanced Online Publication. DOI:10.1038/nmat4410

117. Liang, H.; Li, L.; Meng, F.; Dang, L.; Zhou, J.; Forticaux, A.; Wang, Z.; Jin, S.; “Porous Two-Dimensional Nanosheets Converted from Layered Double Hydroxides and Their Applications in Electrocatalytic Water Splitting” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, ASAP. DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b02177. 

116. Mehlin, A.; Xue, F.; Liang, D.; Du, H.; Stolt, M. J.; Jin, S.; Tian, M.; Poggio, M.; “Stabilized skyrmion phase detected in MnSi nanowires by dynamic cantilever magnetometry” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 7, 4839-4844.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02232. 

115. Du, H.; Liang, D.; Jin, C.; Kong, L.; Stolt, M. J.; Ning, W.; Yang J.; Xing, Y.; Wang, J.; Che, R.; Zang, J.; Jin, S.; Zhang, Y.; Tian, M.; Electrical probing of field-driven cascading quantized transitions of skyrmion cluster states in MnSi nanowires, Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 7637. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8637.

114. Li, L.; Chen-Wiegart, Y.-c. K.; Wang, J.; Gao, P.; Ding, Q.; Yu, Y.-S.; Wang, F.; Cabana, J.; Wang, J.; Jin, S. Visualization of Electrochemically Driven Solid-State Phase Transformations Using Operando Hard X-ray Spectro-Imaging, Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6883. DOI:10.1038/ncomms6883.

113. Chen, X.; Weathers, A.; Carrete, J.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Delaire, O.; Stewart, D. A.; Mingo, N.; Girard, S. N.; Ma, J.; Abernathy, D. L.; Yan, J.; Sheshka, R.; Sellan, D. P.; Meng, F.; Jin, S.; Zhou, J.; Shi, L.  Twisting phonons in complex crystals with quasi-one-dimensional substructures, Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6723. DOI:10.1038/ncomms7723.

112. Zhu, H.;† Fu, Y.; † Meng, F.; Wu, X.; Gong, Z.; Ding, Q.; Gustafsson, M. V.; Trinh, M. T.; Jin, S.; Zhu, X.-Y. Lead halide perovskite nanowire lasers with low lasing thresholds and high quality factors, Nature Materials 2015, 14, 636-642. DOI:10.1038/nmat4271.  († equally contributing first authors. Both Jin and Zhu are corresponding authors for this collaborative paper).

111. Fu, Y.; Meng, F.; Rowley, M. B.; Thompson, B. J.; Shearer, M. J.; Ma, D.; Hamers, R. J.; Wright, J. C.; Jin, S. “Solution Growth of Single Crystal Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanostructures for Optoelectronic and Photovoltaic Applications” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 5810-5818. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b02651.

110. Forticaux, A.; Dang, L.; Liang, H.; Jin, S.; “Controlled Synthesis of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoplates Driven by Screw Dislocations” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 3403-3409.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00758. 

109. Samad, L.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Shearer, M. J.; Park, K.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Direct Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of Phase-Pure Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Thin Films” Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 3108–3114. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b00664.

108. Valeja, S. G.; Xiu, L.; Gregorich, Z. R.; Guner, H.;Jin, S.; Ge, Y.; “Three Dimensional Liquid Chromatography Coupling IEC/HIC/RPC for Effective Protein Separation in Top-Down Proteomics” Anal. Chem., 2015, 87, 5363–5371. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00657. 

107. Hwang, L.; Ayaz-Guner, S.; Gregorich, Z. R.; Cai, W.; Valeja, S. G.; Jin, S.; Ge, Y.; “Specific Enrichment of Phosphoproteins Using Functionalized Multivalent Nanoparticles” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 2432-2435. DOI: 10.1021/ja511833y.

106. Liang, H.; Meng, F.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Li, L.; Forticaux, A.; Xiu, L.; Wang, Z.; Jin, S.; “Hydrothermal Continuous Flow Synthesis and Exfoliation of NiCo Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Catalysis” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 1421-1427.  DOI: 10.1021/nl504872s. 

105. Zhang, X.; Meng, F.; Mao, S.; Ding, Q.; Shearer, M. J.; Faber, M. S.; Chen, J.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Amorphous MoSxCly Electrocatalyst Supported by Vertical Graphene for Efficient Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation” Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 862-868.  DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03240C.


104. Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Kaiser, N. S.; English, C. R.; Liang, D.; Thompson, B. J.; Chen, H.-E.; Czech, K. J.; Wright, J.C.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Ionization of High-Density Deep Donor Defect States Explains the Low Photovoltage of Iron Pyrite Single Crystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17163-17179. DOI: 10.1021/ja509142w.

103. Liang, D.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Kaiser, N. S.; Jin, S.; “Gated Hall Effect of Nanoplate Devices Reveals Surface-State-Induced Surface Inversion in Iron Pyrite Semiconductor” Nano Lett. 2014, 14, 6754-6760.  DOI: 10.1021/nl501942w.

102. Faber, M. S.; Lukowski, M. A.; Ding, Q.; Kaiser, N. S.;  Jin, S.; “Earth-Abundant Metal Pyrites (FeS2, CoS2, NiS2, and Their Alloys) for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution and Polysulfide Reduction Electrocatalysis” J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 21347–21356. DOI: 10.1021/jp506288w. 

101. Faber, M. S.; Jin, S.; “Earth-Abundant Inorganic Electrocatalysts and Their Nanostructures for Energy Conversion Applications” Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 3519-3542. DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01760A. 

100. Girard, S. N.; Chen. x.; Meng, F.; Pokhrel, A.; Zhou, J; Jin, S.; "Thermoelectric Properties of Undoped High Purity Higher Manganese Silicides Grown by Chemical Vapor Transport" Chem. mater. 2014, 26, Just Accepted. DOI; 10.1021/cm5023823

99. Faber, M. S.; Jin, S.; "Earth-Abundant Ingorganic Electrocatalysts and Their Nanostructures for Energy Conversion Applications" Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, Just Accepted. DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01760A.

98. Xiu, L.; Valeja, S. G.; Albert, A. J.; Jin, S.; Ge, Y.; "Effective Protein Separation by Coupling Hydrophobic Interaction and Reverse Phase Chromatography for Top-down Proteomics" Anal. chem., 2014, 86, 7899-7906. DOI: 10.1021/ac501836k.

97. Faber, M. S.; dziedzic, r.; Lukowski, M. A.; Kaiser, N. S.; Ding, Q.; Jin, S.; "Higher-Performance Electrocatalysis Usin Metallic Cobalt Pyrite (CoS2) Micro- and Nanostructures" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 100053-10061. DOI: 10.1021/ja504099w.

96. Ding, Q.; Meng, F.; English, C.R.; Caban-Acevedo, M.; Shearer, M. J.; Liang, D.; Daniel, A. S.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; "Effiecient Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation Using Heterostructures of Si and Chemically Exfoliated Metallic MoS2" J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 8504-8507

95. Lukowski, M. A.; Daniels, A. S.; English, C. R.; Meng, F.; Forticaux, A.; Hamers, R. J., Jin, S.; "Highly Active Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis from Metallic WS2 Nanosheets" Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 2608-2613. DOI: 10.1039/C4EE01329H

94. Zhang, X.; Meng, F.; Christianson, J. R.; Arroyo-Torres, C.; Lukowski, M. A.; Liang, D.; Schmidt, J. R., D.; Jin, S.; “Vertical Heterostructures of Layered Metal Chalcogenides by van der Waals Epitaxy” Nano Letters 2014, 14, ASAP. DOI:

93. Chen, L.-Y.; Konishi, H.; Xu, J.; Choi, H.; Jin, S.; Li, X.; “Rapid Control of Phase Growth by Nanoparticles” Nature Communications 2014, 5: 3879 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4879.

92. Du, H.; DeGrave, J. P.; Xue, F.; Liang, D.; Ning, W.; Yang, J.; Tian, M.; Zhang, Y.; Jin, S.; “Highly Stable Skyrmion State in Helimagnetic MnSi Nanowires” Nano Letters 2014, 14, 2026-2032. DOI: 10.1021/nl5001899.

91. Li, L.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Girard, S. N.; Jin, S.; “High-Purity Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Nanowires as High-Capacity Nanostructured Cathodes for Lithium-Ion Batteries” Nanoscale 2014, 6, 2112-2118. DOI: 10.1039/C3NR05851D.

90. Estruga, M.; Girard, S. N.; Qi, D.; Chen, L., Li, X.; Jin, S.; “Facile and scalable synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles in molten salts for metal-matrix nanocomposites” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 1454-1457. DOI: 10.1039/C3CC48168A.


89. Meng, F.; Estruga, M.; Forticaux, A.; Morin, S. A.; Wu, Q.; Hu, Z.; Jin, S.; “Formation of Stacking Faults and the Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth: A Case Study of Aluminum Nitride Nanowires” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 11369-11378.

88. Tan, Y.; Jin, S.; Hamers, R. J.; “Photostability of CdSe Quantum Dots Functionalized with Aromatic Dithiocarbamate Ligands” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 12975-12983.

87. Forticaux, A.; Hacialioglu, S.; DeGrave, J. P.; Dziedzic, R.; Jin, S.; “Three-Dimensional Mesoscale Heterostructures of ZnO Nanowire Arrays Epitaxially Grown on CuGaO2 Nanoplates as Individual”ACS Nano 2013, 7, 8224-8232.

86. Estruga, M.; Meng, F.; Li, L.; Chen, L., Li, X.; Jin, S.; “Ultrasonic-assisted Synthesis of Surface-clean TiB2 Nanoparticles and their Improved Dispersion and Capture in Al-matrix Nanocomposites” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 8813-8819.85. 

85. Yu, X.; DeGrave, J. P.; Hara, Y.; Hara, T.; Jin, S.; Tokura, Y.; “Observation of the Magnetic Skyrmion Lattice in a MnSi Nanowire by Lorentz TEM” Nano Lett. 2013, 135,10274- 10277.

84. Lukowski, M. A.; Daniels, A. S.; Meng, F.; Forticaux, A.; Li, L.; Jin, S.; “Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis from Chemically Exfoliated Metallic MoS2 Nanosheets” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135,10274- 10277.

83. Meng, F.; Morin, S. A.; Forticaux, A.; Jin, S.; “Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Nanomaterials” Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1616-1626. (Invited Perspective Review, featured on the cover in July 2013).

82. DeGrave, J. P.; Liang, D.; Jin, S.; “A General Method to Measure Hall Effect in Nanowires: Examples of FeS2 and MnSi” Nano Lett. 2013, 13, 2704-2709.

81. Faber, M. S.; Park, K.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Santra, P. K.; Jin, S.; “Earth-Abundant Cobalt Pyrite (CoS2) Thin Film on Glass as a Robust, High-Performance Counter Electrode for Quantum Dot-Sensitized Solar Cells” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013, 4, 1843-1849.

80. Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Liang, D.; Chew, K.; DeGrave, J.  P.; Kaiser, N. S.; Jin, S.; “Synthesis, Characterization, and Variable Range Hopping Transport of Pyrite (FeS2) Nanorods, Nanobelts and Nanoplates” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 1731-1739.

79. Pokhrel, A.; Degregorio, Z.; Higgins, J.  M.; Girard, S. N.; Jin, S.; “Vapor Phase Conversion Synthesis of Higher Manganese Silicide (MnSi1.75) Nanowire Arrays for Thermoelectric Applications” Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 632-638.

78. Tan, Y.; Jin, S.; Hamers, R. J.; “Influence of Hole-Sequestering Ligands on Photostability of CdSe Quantum Dots” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2013, 117, 313-320.

77. Selinsky, R. S.; Ding, Q.; Faber, M. S.; Wright, J. C.; Jin, S.; “Quantum Dot Nanoscale Heterostructures for Solar Energy Conversion” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 2963-2985. (Invited Review)

76. Franking, R.; Li, L.; Lukowski, M. A.; Meng, F.; Tan, Y.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Facile Post-Growth Doping of Nanostructured Hematite Photoanodes for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation” Energy Environ. Sci. 2013, 6, 500-512.


75. Li, L.; Meng, F.; Jin, S.; “High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery Conversion Cathodes Based on Iron Fluoride Nanowires and Insights into the Conversion Mechanism” Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 6030-6037.

74. Musah, Samira; Morin, S. A.; Wrighton, P. J.; Zwick, D. B.; Jin, S.; Kiessling, L. L.; “Glycosaminoglycan-Binding Hydrogels Enable Mechanical Control of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Self-Renewal” ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10168–10177. 

73. Block, S. B.; Yurs, L. A.; Pakoulev, A. V.; Selinsky, R. S.; Jin, S.; Wright, J. C.; “Multiresonant Multidimensional Spectroscopy of Surface-Trapped Excitons in PbSe Quantum Dots”J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 2707- 2712.

72. Estruga, M.; Meng, F.; Li, L.; Chen, L., Li, X.;Jin, S.; “Large-scale solution synthesis of a-AlF3·3H2O nanorods under low supersaturation conditions and their conversion to porous ß-AlF3 nanorods” J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 33, 20991-20997.

71. Selinsky, R. S.; Shin, S.; Lukowski, M. A.; Jin, S.; “Epitaxial Heterostructures of Lead Selenide Quantum Dots on Hematite Nanowires”J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1649-1656.

70. Wu, H.; Meng, F.; Li, L.; Jin, S.; Zheng, G.; “Dislocation-Driven CdS and CdSe Nanowire Growth”ACS Nano 2012, 6, 4461-4468. 

69. Cai, J.; Ye, J.; Chen, S.; Zhao, X.; Zhang, D.; Chen, S.; Ma, Y.; Jin, S.; Qi, L.; “Self-Cleaning, Broadband and Quasi-omnidirectional Antireflective Structures Based on Mesocrystalline Rutile TiO2 Nanorod Arrays”Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 7575-7581. 

68. Caban-Acevedo, M.; Faber, M. S; Tan, Y.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Synthesis and Properties of Semiconducting Iron Pyrite (FeS2) Nanowires” Nano Lett. ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nl2045364.

67. Yurs, L. A.; Block, S. B.; Pakoulev, A. V.; Selinsky, R. S.; Jin, S.; Wright, J. C.; “Spectral Isolation and Measurement of Surface-Trapped State Multidimensional Nonlinear Susceptibility in Colloidal Quantum Dots” published online J. Phys. Chem. C. 2012, 116, 5546-5553.

66. Li, L.; Yu, Y.; Meng, F.; Tan, Y.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S.; “Facile Solution Synthesis of a-FeF3·3H2O Nanowires and Their Conversion to a-Fe 2 O3 Nanowires for Photoelectrochemical Appli cation” Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 724-731.

65. Meng, F.; Jin, S.; “The Solution Growth of Copper Nanowires and Nanotubes is Driven by Screw Dislocations” Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 234-239.

64. Hacialioglu, S.; Meng, F.; Jin, S.; “Facile and Mild Solution Synthesis of Cu2O Nanowires and Nanotubes Driven by Screw Dislocations” Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 1174-1176.

63. Dong, Z;  Zhuravle, K. Z.;  Morin, S. A.; Li, L.; Jin, S.;  Song, Y.; “Pressure-induced structural transformations of ZnO nanowires probed by X-ray diffraction”accepted to J. Phys. Chem. C. 2012, 116, 2102-2107.


62.  Yurs, L. A.; Block, S. B.; Pakoulev, A. V.; Selinsky, R. S.; Jin, S.; Wright, J. C.; “Multiresonant Coherent Multidimensional Electronic Spectroscopy of Colloidal PbSe Quantum Dots”J. Phys. Chem. C.  2011, 146, 22833–22844. (Featured on the cover).

61.  DeGrave, J. P.; Schmitt, A. L.; Selinsky, R. S.; Higgins, J. M.; Keavney, D. J.; Jin, S.; “Spin Polarization Measurement of Homogeneously Doped Fe1-xCoxSi Nanowires by Andreev Reflection Spectroscopy”Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4431-4437.

60.  Morin, S. A.; Forticaux, A.; Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S.; “Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Two-Dimensional Nanoplates”Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4449-4455.

59.  Higgins, J. M.; Ding, R.; Jin, S.; “Synthesis and Characterization of Manganese-Rich Silicide (α-Mn5Si3, β-Mn5Si3 and β-Mn3Si) Nanowires”Chem. Mater.2011, 23, 3848-3853.

58.  Lukowski, M. A.; Jin, S.; “Improved Synthesis and Electrical Properties of Si-Doped a-Fe2O3Nanowires”J. Phys. Chem. C.2011, 115, 12388-12395.

57.  Meng, F.; Morin, S. A.; Jin, S.; “Rational Solution Growth of a-FeOOH Nanowires Driven by Screw Dislocations and Their Conversion to a-Fe2O3 Nanowires”J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133,8408-8411.

56.  Yan, C.-Y.; Higgins, J. M.; Faber, M. S.; Lee, P.-S.; Jin, S.; “Spontaneous Growth and Phase Transformation of Highly Conductive Nickel Germanide Nanowires”ACS Nano 2011,5,5006-5014.

55.  Higgins, J. M.; Carmichael, P.; Schmitt, A. L.; Lee, S.; DeGrave, J. P.; Jin, S.; “Mechanistic Investigation of the Growth of Fe1-xCoxSi (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) and Fe5(Si1-yGey)3 (0 ≤ y ≤ 0.33) Ternary Alloy Nanowires”ACS Nano 2011,5,3268-3277.

54.  Szezech, J. R.;Higgins, J. M.; Jin, S.; “Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Properties in Nanoscale and Nanostructured Materials” J. Mater. Chem. 2011,21,4037-4055.

53.  Szezech, J. R.;Jin, S.; “Nanostructured Silicon for High Capacity Lithium Battery Anodes” Energy Environ. Sci.,2011,4,56-72.


52.  Selinsky, R. S.; Han J.-H.; Jin, S.; “Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Gd Doped EuS Nanocrystals with Enhanced Curie Temperatures” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2010,132,15997-16005.

51.  Morin, S. A.; Jin, S.; “Screw Dislocation-Driven Epitaxial Solution Growth of ZnO Nanowires Seeded by Dislocations in GaN Substrates”Nano Lett. 2010,10, 3459-3463.

50.  Szezech, J. R.; Lukowski, M. A.; Jin, S. “Synthesis of Mesoporous Si1-xGexO2 Using a Nonionic BlockCopolymer Template”J. Mater. Chem. 2010,20, 8389-8393.

49.  Nelson, C. A.; Szezech, J. R.; Dooley, C. J.; Xu, Q.; Lawrence, M. J.; Zhu, H.; Jin, S.; Ge, Y. “Effective Enrichment and Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Phosphopeptides Using Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials”Anal. Chem.2010, 82, 7193-7201.

48.  Higgins, J. M.; Ding, R.; DeGrave, J. P.; Jin, S.; “Signature of Helimagnetic Ordering in Single-Crystal MnSi Nanowires”Nano Lett.2010, 10, 1605-1610.

47.  Jin, S.; Bierman, M. J.; Morin, S. A.; “A New Twist on Nanowire Formation: Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Nanowires and Nanotubes” J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2010, 1, 1472-1480.(Invited Perspective article featured on the cover).

46.  Morin, S. A.; Bierman, M. J.; Tong, J.; Jin, S.; “Mechanism and Kinetics of Spontaneous Nanotube Growth Driven by Screw Dislocations”Science2010, 328, 476-480.

45.  Szczech, J. R.; Jin, S. “Epitaxially-Hyperbranched FeSi Nanowires Exhibiting Merohedral Twinning” J. Mater. Chem.2010, 20, 1375-1382.(Invited but peer-reviewed contribution as part of a themed issue devoted to outstanding young materials chemists)

44.  Schmitt, A. L.; Higgins, J. M.; Szczech, J. R.; Jin, S. “Synthesis and Applications of Metal Silicide Nanowires” J. Mater. Chem.2010, 20, 223-235. (Invited Feature Article, featured on front cover)


43.  Selinsky, R. S.; Keavney, D. J.;Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S.; “Element-specific Magnetometry of EuS Nanocrystals” Appl. Phys. Lett.2009, 95, 20251.

42.  Lau, Y. H. A.; Chernak, D. J.; Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S. “Formation of PbS Nanowire Pine Trees Driven by Screw Dislocations” J. Am. Chem. Soc.2009, 131, 16461-16471.

41.  Nelson, C. A.; Szczech, J. R.; Xu, Q.; Lawrence, M. J., Jin, S.;Ge, Y.; “Mesoporous Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Effectively Enrich Phosphopeptides for Mass Spectrometry-based Phosphoproteomics”Chem. Commun. 2009, 6607-6609.

40.  Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S.; “Potential Applications of Hierarchical Branching Nanowires in Solar Energy Conversion”Energy Environ. Sci., 2009, 2, 1050-1059.(Invited Perspective, featured on inside front cover).   

39.  Morin, S. A.; La, Y.-H. Liu, C. C.; Streifer, J. A.; Hamers, R. J.; Nealey, P. F.; Jin, S. “Self-Assembly of Nanocrystal Arrays via Block Copolymer Directed Nucleation”Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed.,2009, 48, 2135-2139.

38.  Metz, K. M.; Mangham, A. N.; Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S.; Hamers, R. J.; Pedersen, J. A. “Engineered Nanomaterial Transformation under Oxidative Environmental Conditions: Development of an in vitro Biomimetic Assay”Environ. Sci. Technol.,2009, 43, 1598-1604.

37.  Lau, Y. H. A.; Chernak, D. J.; Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S. “Epitaxial Growth of Hiearchical PbS Nanowires” J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 934-940.

36.  Tomasik, J. H.; Jin, S.; Hamers, R. J.; Moore, J. W. “Design and Initial Evaluation of an Online Nanoscience Course for Teachers”Journal of Nano Education, 2009, 1, 48-67.


35.  Higgins, J. M.; Schmitt, A. L.; Guzei, I. A.; Jin, S. “Higher Manganese Silicide Nanowires of Nowotny Chimney Ladder Phase”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 16086-16094.

34.  Bierman, M. J.; Lau, Y. H. A.; Kvit, A. V.; Schmitt, A. L.; Jin, S.; “Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth and Eshelby Twist”Science  2008, 320, 1060-1063.

33.  Song, Y.; Schmitt, A. L.; Jin, S. “Spin-Dependent Tunneling Transport into CrO2 Nanorod Devices with Nonmagnetic Contacts”Nano Lett. 2008, 8, 2356-2361.

32.  Gottlieb, D.; Morin, S. A.; Jin, S.; Raines R. T. “Self-Assembled Collagen-like Peptide Fibers as Templates for Metallic Nanowires”J. Mater. Chem.2008, 18, 3865-3870. (Invited contribution to theme issue on Biology in the Service of Materials)

31.  Szczech, J. R.; Jin, S. “Mg2Si Nanocomposite Converted from Diatomaceous Earth as a Potential Thermoelectric Material”J. Solid State Chem. 2008, 181, 1565-1570.  (Invited contribution to the Special Issue entitled “Solid State Chemistry on the Nanoscale: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities”.

30.  Schmitt, A. L.; Higgins, J. M.; Jin, S. “Chemical Synthesis and Magneto-transport of Magnetic Semiconducting Fe1-xCoxSi Alloy Nanowires” Nano Lett.2008, 8, 810-815.


29.  Amos, F. F.; Morin, S. A.; Streifer, J. A.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S. “Photodetector Arrays Directly Assembled onto Polymer Substrates from Aqueous Solution”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2007, 129, 14296-14302.

28.  Morin, S. A.; Amos, F. F.; Jin, S. “Biomimetic Assembly of Zinc Oxide Nanorods on Flexible Polymers”J. Am. Chem. Soc.2007, 129, 13776-13777.

27.  Bierman, M. J.; Lau, Y. H. A.; Jin, S.; “Hyperbranched PbS and PbSe Nanowires and the Effect of Hydrogen Gas on Their Synthesis”Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 2907-2912.

26.  Zhou, F.; Szczech, J. R.; Moore, A. L.; Jin, S.; Shi, L. “Determination of Transport Properties in Chromium Disilicide Nanowires via Combined Thermoelectric and Structural Characterizations” Nano Lett., 2007, 7, 1649-1654.

25.  Szczech, J. R.; Schmitt, A. L.; Bierman, M. J.; Jin, S. “Single-Crystal Semiconducting Chromium Disilicide Nanowires Synthesized via Chemical Vapor Transport” Chem. Mater.2007, 19, 3238-3243.

24.  Song, Y.; Jin, S. “Synthesis and Properties of Metallic b3-Ni3Si Nanowires”Appl. Phys. Lett., 2007, 90, 173122.

23.  Song, Y.; Schmitt, A. L.; Jin, S. “Ultralong Single Crystal Metallic Ni2Si Nanowires with Low Resistivity”Nano Lett., 2007, 7, 965-969.

22.  Bierman, M. J.; Van Heuvelen, K. M.; Schmeißer, D.; Brunold, T. C.; Jin, S. “Ferromagnetic Semiconducting EuO Nanorods”Adv. Mater.2007, 19, 2677-2681.

21.  Schmitt, A. L.; Jin, S. “Selective Patterned Growth of Silicide Nanowires without the Use of Metal Catalysts”Chem. Mater. 2007, 19, 126-128.


20.  Jin, S. “Nanotechnology − the Future of Nanoelectronics”Technology Review 2006, 104, Sept-Oct, 26. (Invited commentary).

19.  Schmitt, A. L.; Zhu, L.; Schmeißer, D.; Himpsel, F. J.;Jin, S. “Metallic Single-Crystal CoSi Nanowires via Chemical Vapor Deposition of Single-Source Precursor”J. Phys. Chem. B. 2006, 110, 18142-18146.

18.  Schmitt, A. L.; Bierman, M. J.; Schmeißer, D.; Himpsel, F. J.; Jin, S. “Synthesis and Properties of Single-Crystal FeSi Nanowires”Nano Lett.2006, 6, 1617-1621.


Prior to UW-Madison

17.  Oertel, C. M.; Rayburn, L. L.; Jin, S.; DiSalvo, F. J. “Monotopic binding modes for ditopic ligands: synthesis and characterization of W6S8L6 cluster compounds.” Comptes Rendus Chimie 2005, 8, 1779-1788.

16.  Zheng, G; Lu, W.; Jin, S.; Lieber, C. M. “Doping and electrical transport in n-type silicon nanowires” Adv. Mater. 2004,16, 1890-1893.

15.  Whang, D.; Jin, S.; Lieber, C. M. “Large-scale hierarchical organization of nanowires for functional nanosystems” Jap. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1.  2004,43, 4465-4470.

14.  Jin, S.; Whang, D.; McAlpine, M. C.; Friedmann, R. S.; Wu, Y. Lieber, C. M. “Scalable interconnection and integration of nanowire devices without registration”Nano Lett.2004, 4, 915-919.

13.  McAlpine, M. C.; Friedmann, R. S.; Jin, S.; Lin, K. H.; Wang, W. U.; Lieber, C. M. “High-performance nanowire electronics and photonics on glass and plastic substrates”Nano Lett.2003, 3, 1531-1535.

12.  Whang, D.; Jin, S.; Wu, Y.; Lieber, C. M. "Large-scale hierarchical organization of nanowire arrays for integrated nanosystems" Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 1255-1259.

11. Whang, D.; Jin, S.; Lieber, C. M. "Nanolithography using hierarchically assembled nanowire masks" Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 951-954. (contributed equally)

10.  Jin, S.; Adamchuk, J.; Xiang, B. and DiSalvo, F. J. “The dean-evans relation in 31P NMR spectroscopy and its application to the chemistry of octahedral tungsten sulfide clusters” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 9229-9240.

9.   Jin, S. and DiSalvo, F. J. “3-D Coordination network structures constructed from [W6S8(CN)6]6- anions” Chem. Mater. 2002, 14, 3448-3457.

8.   Jin, S. Popp, F.; Boettcher, S. W.; Yuan, M.; Oertel, C. M.; DiSalvo, F. J. “Synthesis, characterization and properties of Mo6S8(4-tert-butylpyridine)6 and related M6S8L6 cluster complexes (M = Mo, W)” J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans. 2002, 3096-3100.

7.   Jin, S. and DiSalvo, F. J. “Novel octahedral tungsten sulfidocyanide cluster anion [W6S8(CN)6]6-Chem. Comm. 2001, 1586-1587.

6.   Jin, S.; Zhou, R.; Scheuer, E. M.; Adamchuk, J.; Rayburn, L. L.; DiSalvo, F. J. Synthesis, characterization and ligand exchange studies of W6S8L6 cluster compounds. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 39, 2666-2674. (featured on the cover)

5.   Hill, L. I.; Jin, S.; Zhou, R.; Venkataraman, D.; DiSalvo, F. J. “Synthesis and characterization of oxidized W6S8L6 clusters” Inorg. Chem. 2001, 39, 2660-2665.

4.   Sogah, D. Y.; Weimer, M. W.; Jin, S.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Venkataraman, D. “Polystyrene star nanostructures with molybdenum and tungsten clusters core” Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 2001, 84, 845-846.

3.   Jin, S.; Venkataraman, D.; DiSalvo, F. J. “Ligand substitution reactions of W6S8L6 with tricyclohexylphosphine: 31P NMR and structural studies of W6S8(PCy3)n(4-tert-butylpyridine)6-n (0 < n£6) complexes” Inorg. Chem. 2000, 39, 2747-2757.

2.   Jin, S.; Venkataraman, D.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Peters, E. C.; Svec, F.; Fréchet, J. M. J. “Novel catalytic metal clusters supported by porous polymer monolith” Polym. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Polym. Chem.) 2000, 41, 458-459.

1.   Venkataraman, D.; Rayburn, L. L.; Hill, L. I.; Jin, S.; Malik, A.-S.; Turneau, K. J.; DiSalvo, F. J. “An improved high yield synthesis procedure and reactivity of W6S8(4-tert-butylpyridine)6Inorg. Chem. 1999, 38, 828-830.


Conference Proceedings

1.   Morin, S. A.; Amos, F. F.; Jin, S., Biomimetic assembly of zinc oxide microarrays on flexible polycarbonate film. PMSE Preprints 2007, 96, 227-228.

2.   Amos, F. F.; Morin, S. A.; Jin, S., Directed nucleation and growth of cadmium-sulfide on photo-oxidized poly(ethylene terephthalate) and their device applications. PMSE Preprints 2007, 96, 176-177.

3.   Jin, S; Schmitt, A. L.; Zhu, L.; Song, Y.; Szczech, J. R. “Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of Transition Metal Silicide Nanowires”Proc. SPIE 2006, 6370, 63700O, 1-10.


Invited Book Chapters

1.   Higgins, J. M; Jin. S.; “Chemical synthesis of metal silicide nanowires” in “"Processing, Properties, and Applications of Silicon and Silicide Nanowires" Pan Stanford Publishing. submitted June 2010, in press.

2.   Meng, F.; Morin, S. A.; Jin, S.; “Growth of Nanomaterials by Screw Dislocation” in “Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials" Springer.submitted June 2012, in press.

3.    Pokhrel, A.; DeGrave, J. P.; Liang, D.; Higgins, J. M; Jin. S.; “Growth of Metal Silicide Nanowires and Their Spintronic and Renewable Energy Applications " edited by W. Lu and J. Xiang, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Cambridge, UK, 2015, Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-815-6; EPUB eISBN: 978-1-78262-344-1; DOI:10.1039/9781782625209-00312.


3.   Jin. S.; Ge, Y.; Nelson, C. A.; Xu, Q. “Mesoporous metal oxide materials for phosphoproteomics” PCT/US09/56632 and 12557906, claims allowed.

2.   Jin. S.; Schmitt, A. L; Song, Y. “Metal silicide nanowires and methods for their production” US Patent 7803707B2, issued September 2010; US20100279115A1 (Nov 2010); US8395265B2 (March 2013).   (Licensed to Intel Corp. 2012)  

1.   Lieber, C. M. ; Whang, D.; Jin, S.; Wu, Y.; McAlpine, M. C.; Friedmann, R. S. “Nanoscale arrays, robust nanostructures, and related devices” US Patent 10/995,075, pending.


Invited Presentations

(planned future presentations in italics)


December    Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting    Boston, MA 

November    Boston College        Chestnut Hills, MA

October    228th ECS meeting    Phoenix, AZ 

June    10th Sino-US Nano Forum    Wuhan, China

June    Harbin Institute of Technology    Harbin, China

March    249th ACS National Meeting     Denver, CO 

March    California Institute of Technology     Pasadena, CA 

March    University of Arkansas     Fayetteville, AR 

Jan        Emory University     Atlanta, GA  



December     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA

October        226th ECS Meeting; Cancun, Mexico

August          248th ACS National Meeting Nanoscience Award Symposium; San Francisco, CA

April             11th Annual Conference on Foundation for Nanoscience (FNANO); Snowbird, UT

March           247th ACS National Meeting; Dallas, TX

Feb               2014 TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA

Jan                Columbia University; New York, NY



October        University of Chicago; Chicago, IL

September    246th ACS National Meeting; Indianapolis, IN

September    ChinaNano 2013; Beijing, China

June              8th Sino-US Nano Forum; Hangzhou, China

May              Next Generation Solar 2013 – Photovoltaics Canada; Hamilton, Canada

April             245th ACS National Meeting; New Orleans, LA

Jan                University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI



November     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA

November     8th Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Workshop; Minneapolis, MN

Oct                University of Washington-Seattle; Seattle, WA

Oct                222nd ECS Meeting and PRiME; Honolulu, HI

Sept              U. of California-Berkeley;  Berkeley, CA

June              In statute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing, China

June              Peking University; Beijing, China

June              National Chiao-Tung University; Hsinchu, Taiwan

June              National Tsing-Hua University; Hsinchu, Taiwan

June              7th Sino-US Nano Forum; Xiamen, China

May              University of Buffalo 30th Graduate Student Symposium Keynote Speaker; Buffalo, NY

March           243th ACS National Meeting; San Diego, CA

March           University of California-Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA



December     ETH Zurich; Zurich, Switerland

November     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA

October         Research Corporation Scialog® Conference; Tucson, AZ

July               Nanyang Technological University; Singapore

June              International Conference on Materials and Technology (ICMAT) 2011; Singapore

June              Nanowires 11; Lesvos, Greece

June              Emerging Opportunities in Nanostructured Semiconductors (EONS) Workshop; Evanston, IL

March           University of Pennsylvania; Philadephia, PA

March           NSF Materials by Design Workshop; Santa Barbara, CA



December     PacifiChem 2010; Honolulu, HI

December     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA

November    Northwestern University; Evanston, IL

November    U. of California-San Diego; San Diego, CA

October        U. of California-Berkeley; Berkeley, CA

September    U. of Wisconsin-Madison Environmental Chemistry and Technology; Madison, WI

August          240th ACS National Meeting, Nano Letters 10 Year Anniversary Symposium; Boston, MA

August          Gordon Research Conference on Solid State Chemistry; New London, NH

July              Asia-Pacific Conference on Semiconducting Silicides and Related Materials; Tsukuba, Japan

July              National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS); Tsukuba, Japan

June              Gordon Research Conference on Inorganic Chemistry; Biddeford, ME

June              5th Sino-US Nano Forum; Suzhou, China

April             Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Conference; Madison, WI

April             7th Korea-US Nano Forum; Seoul, Korea

March           Rice University; Houston, TX

March           Princeton University; Princeton, NJ

January         Nanyang Technological University; Singapore

January         3rd IEEE International NanoElectronics Conference; Hong Kong, China



October        10th NIH NCI IMAT meeting; Bethesda, MD

September    DoD Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference; Fort Lauderdale, FL

August          238th ACS National Meeting; Washington, DC

August          The 17th American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy; Lake Geneva, WI

May              National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China; Beijing, China

May              Zhejiang University; Hangzhou, China

May              Peking (Beijing) University (3 lectures); Beijing, China

April             Stanford University; Palo Alto, CA

April             University of California-Santa Cruz; Santa Cruz, CA

April             Cornell University; Ithaca, NY

April             6th Foundation of Nanoscience Conference (FNANO09); SnowBird, UT

April             Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

March           University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN

March           237th ACS National Meeting (Delivered by student Rachel Selinsky); Salt Lake City, UT

March           Brown University; Providence, RI

March           University of Rochester; Rochester, NY

February       Gordon Research Conference on Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels; Ventura, CA

January         University of California- Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, CA

January         University of California- Riverside; Riverside, CA

January         University of California- Los Angeles; Los Angeles, CA

January         University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA



December     Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials; Argonne, IL

December     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA

October        9th NIH NCI IMAT meeting (Invited poster); Cambridge, MA

October        214th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting; Honolulu, HI

September    University of Louisville; Louisville, KY

September    NSF Physical Organic Chemistry Workshop; Lake Tahoe, NV

September    Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar; Madison, WI

August          DuPont Central Research and Development; Wilmington, DE

August          236th ACS Meeting, ExxonMobil Solid State Chem. Award Symposium; Philadelphia, PA

July              14th Annual Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Conference (Invited poster); Tucson, AZ

June              3M Corporation Science and Engineering Faculty Day; St. Paul, MN

June              Max-Planck Institute, International School of Nanosci. and Nanotech.; Halle, Germany

May              Particles 2008; Orlando, FL

May              University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL

April             Indiana University; Bloomington, IN

March           2008 TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society) Annual Meeting Hume-Rothery Award Symposium; New Orleans, LA

February       Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN

January         Bell Labs of Lucent Technologies; Murray Hills, NJ

January         City College of New York; New York, NY



November    Boston College; Chestnut Hills, MA

June              NSF Inorganic Chemistry Workshop; Jackson Hole, WY

June              3M Corporation Science and Engineering Faculty Day (Invited poster); St. Paul, MN

May              North American Solid State Chemistry Conference 2007; College Station, TX

May              General Motors Corporation R&D Center; Warren, MI

March           233rd ACS National Meeting; Chicago, IL

February       Howard University; Washington D.C.



November    Tulane University; New Orleans, LA

November    Louisiana State University; Baton Rouge, LA

October        ACS Mid-West Regional Meeting; Quincy, IL

October        14th NSF Workshop on Materials Chemistry and Nanoscience; St. Louis, MO

October        SPIE Optics East 2006; Boston, MA

June              3M Corporate Research Laboratory; St. Paul, MN



December     Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting; Boston, MA


Research Grants and External Support


1.    NSF (DMR-1508558): Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Complex Nanomaterials
Total Award:    $ 430,000            Period: 8/1/15-7/31/18

2.     DOE BES (DE-FG02-09ER46664): Fundamental Studies of Charge Transfer in Nanoscale Heterostructures of Earth-Abundant Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion
    Total Award: $1,660,000 (PI, with co-PIs J. C. Wright and R. J. Hamers)     Period: 9/15/12-12/14/15

6.    NSF (ECCS-1231916): Detection and Manipulation of Magnetic Skyrmion Domains in Silicide and Germanide Nanowires for Spintronic Applications 
    Total award:  $288,840                    Period: 9/1/012-8/31/15 



Unrestricted Support:

1.   H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, U. of Wisconsin-Madison                                            

Total Award: $ 50,000                                                       Period: 2013-2018

2.   Vilas Associate Award, U. of Wisconsin-Madison                                                           

Total Award: $ 36,768                                                       Period: 2012-2014

3.   Honeywell University Affiliate Fund                                            

Total Award: $ 50,000                                                       Period: 2011-

4.   Sloan Research Fellowship

Total Award: $ 50,000                                                       Period: 2009-2012

5.   DuPont Young Professor Grant

Total Award: $ 75,000                                                       Period: 2007-2010      

6.   DuPont Science and Engineering Grant                                        

Total Award: $ 10,000                                                       Period: 2006-2007

7.   3M Nontenured Faculty Award

Total Award: $ 45,000                                                       Period: 2006-2008



1.    NSF (DMR-1106184): Fundamental Investigation and Development of Screw Dislocation-Driven Nanowire Growth
Total Award:    $ 397,000            Period: 7/1/11-6/30/15

2.    NIH NIBIB (R21EB013847): Nanotechnology Enabled Top-Down Mass Spectrometry-Based Phosphoproteomics 
    Total award:  $405,778 (PI, with Co-PI: Y. Ge)        Period: 2/1/012-1/31/15    

3.    Research Corporation Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award for Solar Energy Conversion BaSi2 - a New Earth-Abundant Solar Cell Material             Period: 1/01/13-12/31/14
Total award: $100,000 (with collaborating PIs, J. Xue, U. of Florida and S. Hirata, U. of Illinois)    

4.    NIST (Department of Commerce, 70NANB10H003): Transformational Casting Technology for Fabrication of Ultra-High Performance Lightweight Al and Mg Nanocomposites (PI: X. Li)
Total award: $3,535,615 total cost for the whole project    Period: 2/1/10-1/31/15
Supports one postdoc in Jin group

5.    NSF (DMR-0832760) NSEC: Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (PI: Nealey; 27 faculty in total)
Total award: $14,750,000 total cost for the whole center    Period: 9/1/09-8/31/14
Supported one RA in Jin group

6.    DOE EERE (DE-EE0005330): Enabling Earth-Abundant Pyrite (FeS2) Semiconductor Nanostructures for High Performance Photovoltaic Devices 
    Total award:  $462, 508                    Period: 9/1/11-1/31/14

7.    NSF/DOE Thermoelectric Partnership (CBET-1048625): Collaborative Research: High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery (collaborating with Prof. L. Shi, U. of Texas–Austin)
Total award: $ 375,000 (UW-Madison)        Period: 10/1/10-9/30/13

8.     DOE BES (DE-FG02-09ER46664): SISGR: Fundamental Studies of Charge Transfer in Quantum Confined Nanostructure Heterojunctions and Applications to Solar Energy Conversion 
    Total Award: $1,950,000 (PI, with co-PIs J. C. Wright and R. J. Hamers)     Period: 9/15/09-9/14/12

9.    NSF CAREER Award (DMR-0548232): Synthesis, Characterization and Physical Properties of One-Dimensional Rare Earth Chalcogenide Nanomaterials
Total Award:    $ 540,000            Period: 3/1/06-8/31/11

10.    NIH NCI (5R21CA126701): Ultrasensitive Nanoscale Magnetic Sensors for Label-free Analysis of Cancer 
Total award:  $350,556                     Period: 9/24/08-8/31/11

11.    Research Corporation Scialog: Solar Energy Conversion Application: Enabling Solar Energy Conversion using Rational and Scalable Growth of 1D Nanomaterials Made of Inexpensive Semiconductors 
Total award: $100,000                     Period: 7/01/11-6/30/14

12.    Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award: Nanoscale Magnetic Semiconductor Materials for Spintronics. 
Total award: $100,000                     Period: 7/01/07-6/30/10

13.    NSF MRSEC SEED: 1D and Branched Nanowire / Organic Semiconductor Composites for Harvesting Light
Total award: $51,543, co-PI with PI: M. Arnold        Period: 4/1/09-3/31/10

14.   Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF): Enable Phosphoproteomic Analysis of Complex Biological Samples Using Nanomaterials
Total Award: $ 34,798 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/09-6/30/10

15.    UW-Madison Fall Competition: Initiating Cross-Cutting Energy Research at UW 
co-PI with D. Morgan, N. Sahai, M. Trujillo
Total Award:    $ 135,453 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/09-6/30/10

16.    NSF NSEC: Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale (PI: Nealey; 27 faculty in total)
Total Award:    $13,365,000*            Period: 9/1/04-8/31/09
*Support about 0.5 graduate student in the Jin lab 1/1/08 – 8/31/09

17.     NSF NSEC (Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center) SEED: Biomimetic Assembly and Solution Growth of Nanoscale Functional Materials
Total Award:    $ 109,118            Period: 7/1/05-6/30/07

18.  Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF): Synthesis and Evaluation of Transition Metal Silicide Nanowires for Field Emission Applications
Total Award:    $ 35,000 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/06-6/30/07

19.    UW-Madison Fall Competition: Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocrystals as a Smart Imaging Probe of Protein-DNA Interaction
Total Award:    $ 31,470 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/07-6/30/08

20.    IEDR: Enabling Atom Probe Tomography Using Silicon Nanowire Arrays as Microtips   (UW internal)
Total Award:    $ 48,980 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/07-6/30/08


21.    UW-Madison Fall Competition: Synthesis and Surface Chemistry of Multi-exciton Generating Nanowires and Heterostructures for High Efficiency Solar Cells; co-PI with PI: R. J. Hamers
Total Award:    $ 31,614 (direct cost)        Period: 7/1/07-6/30/08

Graduate Students Supervised

1.    Ph. D. graduates: Andrew Schmitt (01/05- 07/09), Matthew Bierman (11/04- 07/09), Jeannine Szczech (11/05- 07/10), Stephen Morin (11/05- 02/11), Jeremy Higgins (11/05- 02/11), Rachel Selinsky (11/06 – 06/12), Mark Lukowski (11/08 – 07/13), John DeGrave (11/08 – 09/13), Matthew Faber (11/09 – 06/14), Fei Meng (11/09 – 08/14), Miguel Caban (11/09 – 06/15), Audrey Forticaux (11/10 – 02/15), Ankit Pokhrel (11/10 – 06/15), Linsen Li (11/10 – 06/15),
2.    Current Graduate students: Qi Ding (11/11- ), Leith Samad (11/11 - ), Lichen Xiu (11/12 -), Kyle Czech (joint student with J. C. Wright, 2/13 -), Matthew Stolt (11/13 -), Yongping Fu (11/13 –), Melinda Shearer (11/13 -, joint student with R. J. Hamers), Wenjie Li (11/13-), Lianna Dang (11/13-). Visiting Graduate Students: Junqiao Zhuo (08/14 – ). 
3.    Past Graduate Students: Lei Zhu (11/05-12/06), Pinray Huang (M.S. 11/04-6/07), Y. K. Albert Lau (M.S., 1/07-1/09), Chris Sichmeller (M.S. 11/08 – 04/11), Salih Hacialioglu (M.S. 11/10 – 5/13); Nicholas Kaiser (M.S., 11/11 – 08/14), Joseph Thomas (11/13-5/14).  
4.    Past Visiting Graduate Student: Fan (Julien) Yang (10/07 – 09/09); Hanfeng Liang (10/13 – 03/15).

Postdoctral Research Associates

Visiting Scholars: Dewei Ma (05/14-); Diwen Ying (05/14-)

Current: Dr. Leekyoung Hwang (06/12 - ); Dr. Dong Liang (PhD in Physics, 2/12- ).

Past: Dr.  Steven N. Girard (9/11 -7/14, NSF SEES Fellow 08/13 -07/14); Dr. Kwangsuk Park (PhD in Materials Science, 1/12 – 07/13); Dr. Marc Estruga (3/11 – 7/13); Dr. Ryan Franking (12/11- 08/12); Dr. Han Zhang (9/10 – 7/12); Dr. Yanghai Yu (8/10 – 9/11); Dr. Chad Dooley (5/09 – 04/11, on NIH NRSA Fellowship during the second year); Dr. Yipu Song (Ph.D. in Physics, 12/05-06/07), Dr. Fairland Amos (Ph.D. in Materials Science, 1/06-06/07).

Visiting Scholars:

Past Visiting Scholars: Dr. Diwen Ying (Shanghai JiaoTong University, 05/14 -06/16); Prof. Dewei Ma (Zhejiang Institute of Technology, 05/14 – 05/15); Prof. Qun Wang (Harbin Institute of Technology, 01/13 – 01/14); Prof. Xingwang Zhang (Zhejiang University, 10/12 – 03/14).


Undergraduate Researchers

Current Undergraduate: Brandon Phillips (1/15-); Kunal Dani (1/15-); Zachary Matusinec (9/15-);  Sage Bladow (9/14-); Jianyuan (Jackie) Zhai (06/14-); Mike Stone (09/13-); Tyler Slade (08/13-); Yi (Johnny) Zhang (6/13 – ). 

Past undergraduate: Cathleen Fry (6/2016-7/2015; REU from Francis College), Alex Schrader (6/2015-7/2015; REU from Drury University), Mariya Hinojos (6/2014-7/2014; REU from Ripon College), Hong-en Chen (5/2013 -06/14), Rushad Machhi (09/13-5/14); Praveen Sankrithi (2/13-05/14), Liyang Gan (12/12 -05/14), Andrew Daniels (8/12 -05/14), Rafal Dziedzic (08/11 – 05/14); Cade Federspill (7/13- 11/13), Seth Berger (09/11 – 07/13), Cecilia Gentle (05/13-07/13, REU from University of St. Thomas); Zachary Degregorio (05/11 – 05/13); Sanghun Shin (03/11 – 12/12); Kit Shawn Chew (06/11 – 08/12); Felix Alfonso (06/12 -8/12, REU from U. of Massachusetts-Amherst); Robert Johns (06/11 -8/11, REU from U. of Washington-Seattle); Matt O’Brien (04/08 – 05/11), Ruihua Ding (02/09 – 06/11); Patrick Bollom (12/10 – 5/11); David Lopez (05/10–08/10, REU from U. of Indianapolis); Penelope Carmichael (09/09 – 06/10, exchange student from U. of Bristol); Ray Haoyue Zhu (03/09 – 05/10), Elvin Morales (05/09 – 08/09, REU from U. of Puerto Rico), Davin Chernak (01/08 – 05/09), Jonathan Tong (01/06 – 08/09), Cory Nelson (02/07 – 06/09), Justin Mallek (09/08 – 05/09), Stephen Lee (10/07 – 05/09), Jae Hyo Han (07/08 – 05/09), Miguel Caban (5/08–8/08, REU from U. of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras), Jean E. Calderón (5/07–8/07, NSEC REU from U. of Puerto Rico), Sarah Brendzel (03/08–05/08, Chem 116), Adam K. Schmitt (5/07–8/07, NSEC REU from Ball State U.); Andrew A. Lafko (01/05–12/06), David A. Maenner (01/05–05/06); Julie Feld (03/06–08/06).



Graduate Student Awards and Fellowships

Materials Chemistry Research Excellence Award        Linsen Li            2015

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                Matthew Stolt            2015-2017

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                Melinda Shearer         2015-2017

MRS Graduate Student Gold Award                Linsen Li            2014

MRS Science as Art 1st place winner (Spring meeting)                         Audrey Forticaux, 2014

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                                      Michael Stone (undergrad), 2014

ACS Division of Energy and Fuels Student Award                                  Matthew Faber, 2014

Barry Goldwater Scholarship                                                              Cecilia Gentle (REU student), 2014

Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad                                  Fei Meng, 2014

MRS Graduate Student Silver Award                                       Fei Meng, 2013

ACS Division of Energy and Fuel R. A. Glenn Award                 Matthew Faber, 2013

NSF SEES Postdoctoral Fellowship                                        Dr. Steven Girard, 2013

Chuck and Martha Casey Research Excellence Award                Fei Meng, 2013

GSFLC Mentor Award                                                            Fei Meng, 2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                                 Andrew Daniels (undergraduate), 2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                                 Rafal Dziedzic (undergraduate), 2013

Honorable Mention Link Foundation Energy Fellowship               Linsen Li, 2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                        Leith Samad, 2013-2016

Honorable Mention IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists               Stephen Morin, 2012

Notre Dame Nanoscience&Nanoengineering Competition          Robert Johns (REU), 2011

Leah Cohodas Berk Award for Excellence in Chemistry              Rachel Selinsky, 2011

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship            John DeGarve, 2011

Fulbright Graduate Fellowship (Turkey)                                   Salih Hacialioglu, 2010

MRS Graduate Student Gold Award                                         Stephen Morin, 2010

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award         Chad Dooley (postdoc), 2010-2012

MRS Best Poster Award (Spring meeting)                                Stephen Morin, 2010

MRS Poster selected to attend Mexican MRS in Cancun             Stephen Morin, 2010

Chuck and Martha Casey Research Excellence Award                Stephen Morin, 2010

GSFLC Mentor Award                                                             Jeremy M. Higgins, 2010

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                          Matt Faber, 2010-2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                          Miguel Caban, 2010-2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                                 Ruihua Ding (undergradute), 2010

17th American Conference on Crystal Growth Photo Contest       Matthew Bierman (Song Jin), 2009

MRS Graduate Student Gold Award                                          Matthew Bierman, 2009

Nano TodayCover Competition 2009                                        Matthew Bierman, 2009

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award                                   Jeremy Higgins, 2009

Undergraduate Research Mentor Award                                    Rachel Selinsky, 2009

MRS Science as Art 2nd place winner (Fall meeting)                   Matthew Bierman, 2008

UW Madison Energy Hub conference poster award                    Jeremy Higgins, 2008

Merck Research Laboratories Fellowship                                   Jeremy Higgins, 2008-2009

WisconsinDistinguished Graduate Student                               Andrew Schmitt, 2008-2009

Research Excellence Award in Materials Chemistry                    Matthew Bierman, 2008

MRS Graduate Student Silver Award                                       Andrew Schmitt, 2008

MRS Best Poster Award (Spring meeting)                                Andrew Schmitt, 2008

MRS Poster selected to attend Mexican MRS in Cancun            Andrew Schmitt, 2008

Outstanding Chemistry Teaching Award                                  Jeannine Szczech, 2008

3M Graduate Fellowship                                                        Stephen Morin, 2007-2009

Air Product Graduate Fellowship                                             Matthew Bierman, 2007-2008

MRS Best Poster Award (Fall meeting)                                    Andrew Schmitt, 2006

APS User Meeting Best Poster Award                                      Andrew Schmitt, 2006