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:


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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)

Cornell University Graduate SchoolTravel Grants (2001)

Peking University Student 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&653)        Spring 2017, Spring 2015, 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, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017

·         Fundamentals of Analytical Sciences (Chem 327)           Fall 2016, Fall 2014, 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 (2009-2016)

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).

·         Exhibit on thermal science and thermoelectric energy conversion at the Wisconsin State Fair (2012)

·         Exhibits and activities on nanomaterials and crystals at Wisconsin Science Festival (Oct 2014, Oct 2015)

·         Participated in the Cool Science Image Art Exhibit at the Mandelbaum & Albert Family Vision Gallery at the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research McPherson Eye Research Institute (2014).

·         Gave interview with Wisconsin Public Radio about our research work on new earth-abundant catalysts (Sept 2015)


Professional Affiliation and Synergistic Activities

1.      Conference organizers and program committees:

·         US Co-Chair for the 12th Sino-US Nano Forum 2017 in Beijing, China

·         Lead organizer for a symposium on “Materials and Nanostructures for Magnetic Skyrmions” for the 2016 MRS Fall meeting

·         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.      On-site scientific reviewer for DOE Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) Batteries and Energy Storage Energy Innovation Hub, July 2014.

5.      Senior Editor, ACS Energy Letters (May 2017 - )

6.      Journal Advisory/Editorial Board: Nanoscale.

7.      Journal referees: Science (6 papers), Nature (2), Nature Materials (4), Nature Chemistry (4), Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics (2), Nature Physics, Nature Energy, Nature Communications (10), Nature Rev. Materials, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (PNAS) (5), Science Advances, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (63), Nano Lett. (58), Chem. Mater. (21), J. Phys. Chem. (25), ACS Nano (15), ACS Energy Letters, Inorg. Chem. (4), ACS Catalysis, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface, Langmuir(2), Crys. Growth. Design (9), Angew. Chem.(4); Adv. Mater. (5), Adv. Funct. Mater.(2), Adv. Energy Mater., 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.

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


Departmental and University Service

·         Member of Chemistry Department Finance Committee (September 2015 -June 2017)

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

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

·         Member of Chemistry Department Faculty Award Committee (2014 -)

·         Members of Physical Science Division Committee (September 2013 - May 2016)

·         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 (2006-2013 ), chair (2006 - August 2011,July 2017 - )

·         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)

·         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)



at UW-Madison

163. Hong, L.; Li, L.; Chen-Wiegart, Y.-K.; Wang, J.; Xiang, K.; Gan, L.; Li, W.; Meng, F.; Wang, F.; Wang, J.; Chiang, Y.-M.; Jin, S.; Tang, M.: Two-dimensional lithium diffusion behavior and probable hybrid phase transformation kinetics in olivine lithium iron phosphate. Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 1194. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01315-8.

162. Song, B.; Jin, S.: Two Are Better than One: Heterostructures Improve Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis. Joule 2017, 1, 220-221. DOI: 10.1016/j.joule.2017.09.012. (Invited Commentary)

161. Dong, Y.; Slade, T.; Stolt, M. J.; Li, L.; Girard, S. N.; Mai, L.; Jin, S.: Low Temperature Molten Salt Production of Silicon Nanowires by Electrochemical Reduction of CaSiO3. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10.1002/anie.201707064.

160. Hu, X.; Zhou, H.; Jiang, Z.; Wang, X.; Yuan, S.; Lan, J.; Fu, Y.; Zhang, X.; Zheng, W.; Wang, X.; Zhu, X.; Liao, L.; Xu, G.; Jin, S.; Pan, A.: Direct Vapor Growth of Perovskite CsPbBr3 Nanoplate Electroluminescence Devices. ACS Nano 2017, 11, 9869–9876. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03660.

159. Fu, Y.; Rea, M. T.; Chen, J.; Morrow, D.; Hautzinger, M. P.; Zhao, Y.; Pan, D.; Manger, L. H.; Wright, J. C.; Goldsmith, R. H.; Jin, S.: Selective Stabilization and Photophysical Properties of Metastable Perovskite Polymorphs of CsPbI3 in Thin Films. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 8385–8394. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b02948.

158. Chen, J.; Morrow, D. J.; Fu, Y.; Zheng, W.; Zhao, Y.; Dang, L.; Stolt, M. J.; Kohler, D. D.; Wang, X.; Czech, K. J.; Hautzinger, M. P.; Shen, S.; Guo, L.; Pan, A.; Wright, J. C.; Jin, S.: Single-Crystal Thin Films of Cesium Lead Bromide Perovskite Epitaxially Grown on Metal Oxide Perovskite (SrTiO3). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13525–13532. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b07506.

157. Dong, Y.; Wang, B.; Zhao, K.; Yu, Y.; Wang, X.; Mai, L.; Jin, S.: Air-Stable Porous Fe2N Encapsulated in Carbon Microboxes with High Volumetric Lithium Storage Capacity and a Long Cycle Life. Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 5740-5746. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02698.  

156. Jin, S.: Are Metal Chalcogenides, Nitrides, and Phosphides Oxygen Evolution Catalysts or Bifunctional Catalysts? ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2, 1937-1938. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00679. (Editorial as a Senior Editor)

155. Liang, H.; Meng, F.; Lamb, B. K.; Ding, Q.; Li, L.; Wang, Z.; Jin, S.: Solution Growth of Screw Dislocation Driven α-GaOOH Nanorod Arrays and Their Conversion to Porous ZnGa2O4 Nanotubes. Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 7278-7287. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01930.

154. Fu, Y.; Wu, T.; Wang, J.; Zhai, J.; Shearer, M. J.; Zhao, Y.; Hamers, R. J.; Kan, E.; Deng, K.; Zhu, X.; Jin, S.; Stabilization of the Metastable Lead Iodide Perovskite Phase via Surface Functionalization, Nano Letters 2017, 17, 4405-4414. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b01500.

153. Yin, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Gao, T.; Yao, T.; Zhang, X.; Han, J.; Wang, X.; Zhang, Z.; Xu, P.; Zhang, P.; Cao, X.; Song, B.; Jin, S.; Synergistic Phase and Disorder Engineering in 1T-MoSe2 Nanosheets for Enhanced Hydrogen-Evolution Reaction, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1700311. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201700311.  

152. Cai, W.; Tucholski, T.; Chen, B.; Alpert, A. J.; McIlwain, S.; Kohmoto, T.; Jin, S.; Ge, Y., Top–Down Proteomics of Large Proteins up to 223 kDa Enabled by Serial Size Exclusion Chromatography Strategy. Anal. Chem. 2017, ASAP. DOI:10.1021/acs.analchem.1027b00380.

151. Chen, B.; Hwang, L.; Ochowicz, W.; Lin, Z.; Guardado-Alvarez, T. M.; Cai, W.; Xiu, L.; Dani, K.; Colah, C.; Jin, S.; Ge, Y., Coupling Functionalized Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticle Enrichment with Online LC/MS/MS for Top-Down Phosphoproteomics. Chem. Sci. 2017, ASAP. DOI: 10.1039/C6SC05435H.

150. Ding, Q.; Czech, K. J.; Zhao, Y.; Zhai, J.; Hamers, R. J.; Wright, J. C.; Jin, S.; Basal Plane Ligand Functionalization on Semiconducting 2H-MoS2 Monolayers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 2017, 9, 12734–12742. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b01262.

149. Yin, Y.; Miao, P.; Zhang, Y.; Han, J.; Zhang, X.; Gong, Y.; Gu, L.; Xu, C.; Yao, T.; Xu, P.; Wang, Y.; Song, B.; Jin, S., Significantly Increased Raman Enhancement on MoX2 (X = S, Se) Monolayers Upon Phase Transition. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1606694. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201606694

148. Liu, W.; Liu, H.; Dang, L.; Zhang, H.; Wu, X.; Yang, B.; Li, Z.; Zhang, X.; Lei, L.; Jin, S., Amorphous Cobalt–Iron Hydroxide Nanosheet Electrocatalyst for Efficient Electrochemical and Photo-Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27, 1603904. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201603904

147. Shearer, M. J.; Samad, L.; Zhang, Y.; Zhao, Y.; Puretzky, A. A.; Eliceiri, K. W.; Wright, J. C.; Hamers, R. J.; Jin, S., Complex and Noncentrosymmetric Stacking of Layered Metal Dichalcogenide Materials Created by Screw Dislocations. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3496–3504. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12559.

146. Stolt, M. J.; Li, Z.-A.; Phillips, B.; Song, D.; Mathur, N.; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E.; Jin, S., Selective Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Cubic FeGe Nanowires That Support Stabilized Magnetic Skyrmions. Nano Letters 2017, 17, 508-514. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04548.

145. Chen, J.; Fu, Y.; Samad, L.; Dang, L.; Zhao, Y.; Shen, S.; Guo, L.; Jin, S.; Vapor-Phase Epitaxial Growth of Aligned Nanowire Networks of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites (CsPbX3, X = Cl, Br, I), Nano Letters 2017, 17, 460-466. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04450.

144. Manger, L. H.; Rowley, M. B.; Fu, Y.; Foote, A. K.; Rea, M. T.; Wood, S. L.; Jin, S.; Wright, J. C.; Goldsmith, R. H. Global Analysis of Perovskite Photophysics Reveals Importance of Geminate Pathways, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 1062-1071. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11547

143. Ma, D.; Fu, Y.; Dang, L.; Zhai, J.; Guzei, I. A.; Jin, S.; Single-Crystal Microplates of Two-Dimensional Organic-Inorganic Lead Halide Layered Perovskites for Optoelectronics, Nano Res. 2017, ASAP. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-016-1401-6. 2017

142. Ding, Q.; Song, B.; Xu, P.; Jin, S.; Efficient Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Generation Using MoS2 and Related Compounds, Chem 2016, 1, 699-726. DOI:

141. Dai, J.; Fu, Y.; Manger, L. H.; Rea, M. T.; Hwang, L.; Goldsmith, R. H.; Jin, S. Carrier Decay Properties of Mixed Cation Formamidinium-Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite [HC(NH2)2]1-x[CH3NH3]xPbI3 Nanorods, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7, 5036-5043. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b01958.

140. Xiao, R.; Hou, Y.; Fu, Y.; Peng, X.; Wang, Q.; Gonzalez, E.; Jin, S.; Yu, D.; Photocurrent Mapping in Single-Crystal Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Nanostructures, Nano Letters 2016, 16, 7710–7717. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03782. (Both Jin and Yu are corresponding authors for this collaborative paper)

139. Zhu, H.; Tuan Trinh, M.; Wang, J.; Fu, Y.; Joshi, P. P.; Miyata, K.; Jin, S.; Zhu, X.-Y.; Organic Cations Might Not be Essential to the Remarkable Properties of Band Edge Carriers in Lead Halide Perovskites, Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, ASAP. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603072.

138. Zhu, H.; Miyata, K.; Fu, Y.; Wang, J.; Joshi, P. P.; Niesner, D.; Williams, K. W.; Jin, S.; Zhu, X.-Y.; Screening in crystalline liquids protects energetic carriers in hybrid perovskites, Science 2016, 353, 1409-1413. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9570

137. Li, W.; Fu, H.-C.; Li, L.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; He, J.-H.; Jin, S.; “Integrated Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion and Organic Redox Flow Battery Devices” Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed. 2016, 55, Early View. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201606986.

136. Zhang, H.; Ding, Q.; He, D.; Liu, H.; Liu, W.; Li, Z.; Yang, B.; Zhang, X.; Lei L.; Jin, S.; p-Si/NiCoSex Core/Shell Nanopillar Array Photocathode for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production; Energy Environ. Sci. 2016, 9, ASAP. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02215D.

135. Tanrikulu, I. C.; Forticaux, A.; Jin, S.; Raines, R. T.; Peptide Tessellation Yields Micrometre-Scale Collagen Triple Helices, Nature Chemistry 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2556.

134. Fu, Y.; Zhu, H.; Stoumpos, C. C.; Ding, Q.; Wang, J.; Kanatzidis, M. G.; Zhu, X.; Jin, S.; Broad Wavelength Tunable Robust Lasing from Single-Crystal Nanowires of Cesium Lead Halide Perovskites (CsPbX3, X = Cl, Br, I), ACS Nano 2016, 10, 7963–7972. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03916.

133. Samad, L.; Bladow, S. M.; Ding, Q.; Zhuo, J.; Jacobberger, R. M.; Arnold, M. S.; Jin, S.; Layer-Controlled Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of MoS2 Vertical Heterostructures via van der Waals Epitaxy ACS Nano 2016, 10, 7039-7046. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b03112.

132. Liang, D.;† Peng, Y.;† Fu, Y.; Shearer, M. J.; Zhang, J.; Zhai, J.; Zhang, Y.; Andrew, T. L.; Jin, S. Color-Pure Violet Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Layered Lead Halide Perovskite Nanoplates, ACS Nano 2016, 10, 6897-6904. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b02683. († equally contributing first authors. Both Andrew and Jin are corresponding authors for this collaborative paper).

131. Yin, Y.; Han, J.; Zhang, Y.; Zhang, X.; Xu, P.; Yuan, Q.; Samad, L.; Wang, X.; Wang, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Zhang, P.; Cao, X.; Song, B.; Jin, S.; Contributions of Phase, Sulfur Vacancies, and Edges to the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalytic Activity of Porous Molybdenum Disulfide Nanosheets J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 7965-7972. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03714.

130. Wei, W.; Samad, L.; Choi, J.; Joo, Y.; Way, A.; Arnold, M. S.; Jin, S.; Gopalan, P.; Synthesis of Molybdenum Disulfide Nanowire Arrays Using a Block Copolymer Template Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 4017-4023. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b01453.

129. Hwang, L.; Guardado-Alvarez, T. M.; Ayaz-Guner, S.; Ge, Y.; Jin, S.; A Family of Photolabile Nitroveratryl-Based Surfactants That Self-Assemble into Photodegradable Supramolecular Structures Langmuir 2016, 32, 3963-3969. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00658.

128. Li, L.; Jacobs, R.; Gao, P.; Gan, L.; Wang, F.; Morgan, D.; Jin, S. Origins of Large Voltage Hysteresis in High Energy-Density Metal Fluoride Lithium-Ion Battery Conversion Electrodes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2838-2848. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b00061.

127. Fu, Y.;† Zhu, H.;† Schrader, A. W.; Liang, D.; Ding, Q.; Joshi, P.; Hwang, L.; Zhu, X.-Y.; Jin, S. Nanowire Lasers of Formamidinium Lead Halide Perovskites and Their Stabilized Alloys with Improved Stability, Nano Letters 2016, 16, 1000-1008. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04053. († equally contributing first authors. Both Jin and Zhu are corresponding authors for this collaborative paper).

126. Liang, D., Stolt, M. J., Jin, S., Metastable Skyrmions: Beat the Heat, Nature Phys. 2016, 12, 25-26. DOI:10.1038/nphys3547. Invited News and Views Article.


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.

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.


6. Jin, S.; Dong, Y.; Slade, T.; “Low Temperature Electrochemical Production of Silicon” US Patent filed on April 11, 2017.

5. Jin, S.; Fu, Y.; Meng, F.; “Solution Growth of Single-Crystal Perovskite Structures” US Patent 14/954442 filed on Nov 30, 2015.

4. Jin, S.; Cabán-Acevedo, M.; Stone, M. L.; “High Performance Earth-Abundant Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Other Reactions Based on Ternary Pyrite-Phase Cobalt Phosphosulfide and Related Compounds” Provisional Patent 62/203811 filed August 11, 2015. Patent filed August 10, 2016.

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     Virginia Commonwealth University                                                      Richmond, VA

October        232th ECS Meeting                                                                                     National Harbor, MD

August          24th Congress for International Commission for Optics (ICO-24)              Tokyo, Japan

August          254th ACS National Meeting                                                                      Washington DC

April             253th ACS National Meeting                                                                        San Francisco, CA

March           International Battery Seminar and Exhibit 2017                                         Fort Lauderdale, FL

Feb               University of New Hampshire                                                                     Durham, NH


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

November     Multidisciplinary Workshop on Low Dimen. Semiconductor Nanostructures   Changsha, China

September    Energy and Sustainable Materials Workshop                                                        Eugene, OR

September    Northern Illinois University                                                                                  DeKalb, IL

August          252th ACS National Meeting                                                                         Philadelphia, PA

August          Perovskite Solar Cell Workshop                                                                          Lincoln, NE

July              Gordon Research Conference on Solar Energy Conversion                          Hong Kong, China

July              APAC Silicide 2016                                                                                        Kyushu, Japan

June              CIMTEC 2016                                                                                                 Perugia, Italy

March           Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring meeting                                              Phoenix, AZ

Jan                2016 Institute of Materials Chemistry and Engineering International Symposium Kyushu,Japan


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.   NIH NIGMS (R01GM117058): Enabling Top-Down Proteomics through Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology

      Total award:  $1,181,904 (multi-PI, with Co-PI: Y. Ge)        Period: 9/25/15-8/31/19

3.   DOE BES (DE-FG02-09ER46664): Fundamental Studies of Charge Transfer in Nanoscale Heterostructures of Earth-Abundant Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion

      Total Award: $1,500,000 (PI, with co-PIs J. C. Wright and R. J. Hamers)      Period: 12/15/15-12/14/18

4.   NSF (ECCS-1609585): Creation, Detection, and Manipulation of Isolated Magnetic Skyrmions in Nanowires for Magnetic Storage Applications

      Total award:  $360,000                                                       Period: 6/1/16-5/31/19

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.   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

2.   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

3.   NSF (DMR-1106184): Fundamental Investigation and Development of Screw Dislocation-Driven Nanowire Growth

Total Award: $ 397,000                                                      Period: 7/1/11-6/30/15

4.   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

5.   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)      

6.   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

7.   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

8.   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

9.   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

10. 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

11. 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

12. NIH NCI (5R21CA126701): Ultrasensitive Nanoscale Magnetic Sensors for Label-free Analysis of Cancer

Total award:  $350,556                                                       Period: 9/24/08-8/31/11

13. 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

14. Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award: Nanoscale Magnetic Semiconductor Materials for Spintronics.

Total award: $100,000                                                        Period: 7/01/07-6/30/10

15. 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

16.  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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20.  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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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), Qi Ding (11/11 – 06/16), Leith Samad (11/11 – 1/17).
  2. Current Graduate students: 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-), Yuzhou Zhao (11/15-), Nitish Mathur (1/16 -, MSP), Matthew Hautzinger (11/16-), Dongxu Pan (11/16-), Stephanie Werner (11/16-), Hongyuan Sheng (11/16-), Brandon Lamb (11/16-). Visiting Graduate Students: Jie Chen (09/15 – ), Yifan Dong (09/15 – ), Yang Yang (10/15 – ), Liang Cai (9/16 –).
  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 (11/14 – 4/15), Matthew Haveman (11/15 -5/17). 
  4. Past Visiting Graduate Students: Fan (Julien) Yang (10/07 – 09/09); Hanfeng Liang (10/13 – 03/15); Junqiao Zhuo (08/14 – 10/15),

Postdoctral Research Associates


Past: Dr. Leekyoung Hwang (06/12 – 05/16); Dr. Tania Guardado-Alvarez (11/14 – 06/16, NIH NRSA Fellowship from 9/15), Dr. Dong Liang (PhD in Physics, 2/12-8/16); 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: Dr. Bo Song (Harbin Institute of Technology, 12/16 - ).

Past Visiting Scholars: Dr. Poulomi Roy (Fulbright Scholar, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, 8/16 –2/17), Dr. Jun Dai (Jiangsu Science and Technology University, 10/16- ); Dr. Xiaohua Yang (East China University of Science and Technology, 09/15 -), 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 Undergraduates: Richard Costello (2/16- ); Kunal Dani (1/15-); Zachary Matusinec (9/15-);  Sage Bladow (9/14-); Yi (Johnny) Zhang (6/13 – ).

Past undergraduates: Michael Stone (09/13-08/16); Axel Rivera-Larrieux (6/2016-8/2016; REU from University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez), Brandon Phillips (1/15-5/16); Jianyuan (Jackie) Zhai (06/14-05/16); Cathleen Fry (6/2015-7/2015; REU from Francis College), Alex Schrader (6/2015-7/2015; REU from Drury University), Tyler Slade (08/13-7/15); 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

ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Young Investigator       Yongping Fu                              2017

PPG Graduate Mentor Award                                              Melinda Shearer                       2017

Materials Chemistry Research Excellence Award                 Yongping Fu                               2017

Fulbright -Nehru Scholar                                                     Poulomi Roy (visiting scholar)     2016

Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad                        Yongping Fu                               2016

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                           Zachary Matusinec (undergrad)   2016

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                     Lianna Dang                            2016-2018

NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship      Matthew Stolt                           2016

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award  Tania Guardado (postdoc)         2015-2017

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 Fuels R. A. Glenn Award         Matthew Faber                         2013

NSF SEES Postdoctoral Fellowship                                     Steven Girard (postodoc)          2013

Chuck and Martha Casey Research Excellence Award          Fei Meng                                  2013

GSFLC Mentor Award                                                       Fei Meng                                  2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                         Andrew Daniels (undergrad)     2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                         Rafal Dziedzic (undergrad)       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 DeGrave                          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                                     Matthew Faber                         2010-2013

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship                                     Miguel Caban                           2010-2013

UW-Madison Hilldale Research Fellowship                         Ruihua Ding (undergraduate)    2010

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

MRS Graduate Student Gold Award                                    Matthew Bierman                     2009

Nano Today Cover 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

Wisconsin Distinguished 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