Tang, Zhenghua

Title:Associate Professor




Recruiting specialty

  • Master student:083000|Environmental Science and Technology;085700|Resources and Environment

  • PhD student: 083000| Environmental Science and Technology;085700| Resources and Environment

Work experience

  • 2012.08-2014.07:Postdoctoral Associate, University of Miami, USA

  • 2014.08-present:Associate Professor, South China University of Technology

Education background

  • 2001.09-2005.07:Lanzhou University,BS;

  • 2005.09-2007.06:Lanzhou University, PhD student;

  • 2006.10-2007.06:Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science,Visiting student;

  • 2007.08-2012.07:Georgia State University,PhD student

Research area

  • Synthesis of molecular noble metal nanoclusters with atomic precision, as well as their catalytic and electrocatalytic applications

  • Non-noble metal based electrocatalysts especially atomically dispersed catalysts for ORR, HER, OER, Zn-air battery, fuel cell and water splitting devices

Selected publications

  • Zhenghua Tang, Bin Xu, Baohua Wu, Markus W. Germann, and Gangli Wang*. Synthesis and Structural Determination of Multidentate 2, 3-Dithiol-Stabilized Au Clusters, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132: 3367.

  • Zhenghua Tang, Donald A. Robinson, Nadia Bokossa, Bin Xu, Siming Wang, and Gangli Wang*. Mixed Dithiolate Durene-DT and Monothiolate Phenylethanethiolate Protected Au130 Nanoparticles with Discrete Core and Core-Ligand Energy States, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133: 16037.

  • Zhenghua Tang, J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez, Wing-Cheung Law, Zak E. Hughes, Mark T. Swihart, Paras N. Prasad*. Biomolecular Recognition Principles for Bionanocombinatorics: An Integrated Approach to Elucidate Enthalpic and Entropic Factors, Marc R. Knecht* and Tiffany R. Walsh.* ACS Nano 2013, 7: 9632.

  • Kai Wang, Wen Wu, Zhenghua Tang,* Ligui Li, Shaowei Chen, and Nicholas M. Bedford*. Hierarchically Structured Co(OH)2/CoPt/N-CN Air Cathodes for Rechargeable Zinc-Air Batteries, ACS. Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11: 4983.

  • Zhengxin Qian, Yinghuan Chen, Zhenghua Tang,* Zhen Liu, Xiufang Wang, Yong Tian,* and Wei Gao*.Hollow Nanocages of NixCo1-xSe for Efficient Zinc-Air Batteries and Overall Water Splitting, Nano-Micro Lett., 2019, 11: 28.

  • Hongyu Yang, Kai Wang, Zhenghua Tang,* Zhen Liu, and Shaowei Chen*. Bimetallic PdZn Nanoparticles for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Medium: The Effects of Surface Structure, J. Catal., 2020, 382: 181.

  • Xiaoshuang Ma, Zhenghua Tang,* Lubing Qin, Jin Peng, Ligui Li, and Shaowei Chen*. Unravelling the Formation Mechanism of Alkynyl Protected Gold Clusters: A Case Study of Phenylacetylene Stabilized Au144 Molecules, Nanoscale, 2020, 12: 29080.

  • Zhengxin Qian, Keke Wang, Kexin Shi, Zequn Mai, Xiufang Wang, Zhenghua Tang,* and Yong Tian*. Interfacial Electron Transfer of Heterostructure MIL-88A/Ni(OH)2 Enhances Oxygen Evolution Reactions in Alkaline Solutions, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8: 3311.

  • Xiaoshuang Ma, Guanyu Ma, Lubing Qin, Guangxu Chen, Shaowei Chen,* and Zhenghua Tang*. A synchronous nucleation and passivation strategy for controllable synthesis of Au36(PA)24: unveiling the formation process and the role of Au22(PA)18 intermediate, Sci. China Chem., 2020, 63: 1777.

  • Lubing Qin, Guanyu Ma, Likai Wang, and Zhenghua Tang*. Atomically precise metal nanoclusters for (photo)electroreduction of CO2: Recent advances, challenges and opportunities, J. Energy Chem., 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.jechem.2020.09.003.

Others (Teaching and Awards)

  • The receipt of Guangdong Natural Science Funds for ** Scholars (2015).

  • 2011 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

  • Courses taught: Scientific paper writing (English), Energy and Green Society.