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Group Head

Professor Ying-Jie Zhu (朱英杰)

Shanghai Institute of Ceramics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shanghai, 200050
P. R. China
E-mail: y.j.zhu@mail.sic.ac.cn
Tel: 0086-21-52412616
Fax: 0086-21-52413122
Website: http://people.ucas.ac.cn/~yjzhu?language=en

Research Areas

1. Nanostructured materials
2. Nano-biomaterials
3. Microwave-assisted synthesis of nanostructured materials

Journal Advisory Board Members

Current Nanoscience
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
The Open Nanoscience Journal
Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-Asia
Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Current Microwave Chemistry


Ph. D., Materials Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 1994
M. S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 1992

Work Experience

2002-present: Full Professor, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2001-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware, U. S. A.
1999-2001: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Utah, U. S. A.
1998-1999: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
1997-1998: Visiting Scholar, University of Western Ontario, Canada
1996-1997: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China
1994-1996: Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China


In 2014, the Exceptional Award of the Director of Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
In 2014, the Fastest Progress Prize of the Director of Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
In 2011, Excellent Supervisor for Ph. D. Candidates
In 2009, the first class Prize of Shanghai Natural Sciences
In 2009, Excellent Supervisor for Ph. D. Candidates
In 2008, Zhu Li Yue Hua Excellent Teacher Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences
In 2007, Excellent Supervisor for Ph. D. Candidates
In 2007, selected under the Program of Outstanding Leader of Shanghai Subject Chief Scientist
In 2005, "Excellence Prize" for the achievement in the "Hundred Talents Program"
In 2002, selected by the Chinese Academy of Sciences under the Program for Recruiting Overseas Outstanding Talents (Hundred Talents Program)
In 1995, Yi Li Da Excellent Young Teacher Prize
In 1992, Excellence Prize of the President of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Professor Zhu has published about 270 papers in peer-reviewed international journals. About 120 papers have been published in SCI journals with impact factors higher than 3.

Professor Zhu’s papers have been cited about 8000 times. 12 papers have been cited more than 100 times, for example, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 1410 (2004) paper has been cited 430 times.

Representative Papers:

  1. Ying-Jie Zhu*, Feng Chen. Microwave-Assisted Preparation of Inorganic Nanostructures in Liquid Phase. Chemical Reviews 114: 6462-6555 (2014). (IF=46.568, Citations 78)
  2. Bing-Qiang Lu, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Feng Chen. Highly Flexible and Noninflammable Inorganic Hydroxyapatite Paper. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 20: 1242-1246. (IF=5.731)
  3. Bing-Qiang Lu, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Feng Chen, Chao Qi, Xin-Yu Zhao, and Jing Zhao. Solvothermal Transformation of a Calcium Oleate Precursor into Large-Sized Highly Ordered Arrays of Ultralong Hydroxyapatite Microtubes. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 20: 7116-7121. (IF=5.731)
  4. Ying-Jie Zhu*, Wei-Wei Wang, Rui-Juan Qi, Xian-Luo Hu. Microwave-assisted synthesis of single-crystalline tellurium nanorods and nanowires in ionic liquids. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 43, 1410-1414 (2004). IF=11.261, Citations 429)
  5. Hua Tong, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Li-Xia Yang, Liang Li, Ling Zhang. Lead chalcogenide nanotubes synthesized by biomolecule-assisted self-assembly of nanocrystals at room temperature. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 45 (46), 7739-7742 (2006). (IF=11.261, Citations 104)
  6. Wei-Wei Wang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Li-Xia Yang. ZnO-SnO2 hollow spheres and hierarchical nanosheets: Hydrothermal preparation, formation mechanism, and photocatalytic properties. Advanced Functional Materials, 17, 59-64 (2007). (IF=11.805, Citations 249)
  7. Jin Wu, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Shao-Wen Cao, Feng Chen. Hierachically Nanostructured Mesoporous Spheres of Calcium Silicate Hydrate: Surfactant-Free Sonochemical Synthesis and Drug-Delivery System with Ultrahigh Drug-Loading Capacity. Advanced Materials, 22 (6), 749-753 (2010). (IF=17.493)
  8. Feng Chen, Peng Huang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Jin Wu, Chun-Lei Zhang and Da-Xiang Cui*. The Photoluminescence, Drug Delivery and Imaging Properties of Multifunctional Eu3+/Gd3+ Dual-doped Hydroxyapatite Nanorods. Biomaterials, 32, 9031-9039 (2011). (IF=8.557,Citations 102)
  9. Qi-Li Tang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Jin Wu, Feng Chen, Shao-Wen Cao. Calcium Phosphate Drug Nanocarriers with Ultrahigh and Adjustable Drug Loading Capacity: One-Step Synthesis, In-Situ Drug Loading and Prolonged Drug Release. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 7, 428-434 (2011). (IF=6.155)
  10. Zheng-Hua Liang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Xian-Luo Hu. Beta-nickel hydroxide nanosheets and their thermal decomposition to nickel oxide nanosheets. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108 (11), 3488-3491 (2004). (IF=3.302, Citations 231)
  11. Ya Jiang, Ying-Jie Zhu*. Microwave-assisted synthesis of sulfide M2S3 (M = Bi, Sb) nanorods using an ionic liquid. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109 (10), 4361-4364 (2005). (IF=IF=3.302, Citations 154)
  12. Xian-Luo Hu, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Shi-Wei Wang. Sonochemical and microwave-assisted synthesis of linked single-crystalline ZnO rods. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 88 (2-3), 421-426 (2004). (Citations 148)
  13. Shao-Wen Cao, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Ming-Yan Ma, Liang Li, Ling Zhang. Hierarchically nanostructured magnetic hollow spheres of Fe3O4 and gamma-Fe2O3: Preparation and potential application in drug delivery. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (6), 1851-1856 (2008). (IF=4.772, Citations 191)
  14. Xian-Luo Hu, Ying-Jie Zhu*. Morphology control of PbWO4 nano- and microcrystals via a simple, seedless, and high-yield wet chemical route. Langmuir, 20 (4), 1521-1523 (2004). (IF=4.457, Citations 97)
  15. Shao-Wen Cao, Ying-Jie Zhu*. Hierarchically nanostructured (alpha-Fe2O3 hollow spheres: Preparation, growth mechanism, photocatalytic property, and application in water treatment. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (16), 6253-6257 (2008). (IF=4.772, Citations 174)
  16. Wei-Wei Wang, Ying-Jie Zhu*. Shape-controlled synthesis of zinc oxide by microwave heating using an imidazolium salt. Inorganic Chemistry Communications, 7 (9), 1003-1005 (2004). (Citations 108)
  17. Li-Xia Yang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Hua Tong, Zhen-Hua Liang, Wei-Wei Wang. Hierarchical beta-Ni(OH)2 and NiO carnations assembled from nanosheet building blocks. Crystal Growth & Design, 7 (12), 2716-2719 (2007). (IF=4.891, Citations 144)
  18. Li-Xia Yang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Liang Li, Ling Zhang, Hua Tong, Wei-Wei Wang, Guo-Feng Cheng, Jie-Fang Zhu. A facile hydrothermal route to flower-like cobalt hydroxide and oxide. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (23), 4787-4792 (2006). (Citations 95)
  19. Chao Qi, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Bing-Qiang Lu, Xin-Yu Zhao, Jing Zhao, Feng Chen, Jin Wu. ATP-Stabilized Amorphous Calcium Carbonate Nanospheres and Their Application in Protein Adsorption. Small, 10, 2047-2056 (2014). (IF=8.368)
  20. Jin Wu, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Feng Chen. Calcium Silicate Hydrate Ultrathin Nanosheets with Large Specific Surface Areas: Synthesis, Crystallization, Layered Self-Assembly and Applications as Excellent Adsorbents for Drug, Protein and Metal Ions. Small, 9, 2911-2925 (2013). (IF=8.368)
  21. Feng Chen, Peng Huang, Ying-Jie Zhu*, Jin Wu, Da-Xiang Cui*. Multifunctional Eu3+/Gd3+ dual-doped calcium phosphate vesicle-like nanospheres for sustained drug release and imaging. Biomaterials, 33, 6447-6455 (2012). (IF=8.557)