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Nan Zhu

Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Academic Titles:
Other Post:Professor
Alma Mater:Technical University of Denmark
Degree:Doctoral Degree
Status:On the job
School/Department:Dalian University of Technology
Discipline:Analytical Chemistry Physical Chemistry (including Chemical Physics) Applied Chemistry
Business Address:Building of Chemistry, Room 209
Contact Information:0411-84709069
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Personal Profile

Dr. Nan Zhu, Professor, Zhang Dayu School of Chemistry, Dalian University of Technology (DUT). 2017 joined in DUT as an independent PI, and initiating the research group of "Wearable electrochemical biosensors and Nano energy device".    

There received some world-level results on the research fields on "Flexible wearable electrochemical biosensors and Nano energy device". Experience on Publishing top journals in the research fields, including Adv. Funct. Mater., ACS Catalysis, Nat. Comm., J.A.C.S. et. al, as well as some U. S., European and China Patents.  

Experience on participating in application and completing scientific research projects and programs in European Union, USA, Sweden and Denmark. Total scientific grants and fundings are around 65M RMB (by Currency converter). Cooperation with world famous companies (including LEGO, Philips, Mekoprint, et al), transforming research results and achievements into products.    

Research Topics

1. Wearable Electrochemical Sensors/Biosensors (Sweat/Saliva/Tear)

2. Nano Energy Devices (Li/Na/K-ion Batteries/Supercapacitors) 

There are open positions for Postdoc, Ph.D, Master, Bachelor and Visiting students to join in our group. Please feel free to contact me (nanzhu@dlut.edu.cn), if interested in the research topics.

Working Experience

2017/06-Present, Dalian University of Technology, China, Professor

2016/01-2017/05, University of California, San Diego, U. S., Postdoc Fellow, (Supervisor: Prof. Joseph Wang)  

2013/12-2015/12, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Postdoc Researcher, (Supervisors: Prof. Bo W. Laursen 和 Prof. Kasper Nørgaard)  

Education Background

2010/11-2013/11, Technical University of Denmark, Ph.D., (Supervisors: Prof. Jens Ulstrup 和 Prof. Qijin Chi)  

2013/05-2013/06, Lund University, Sweden, Joint Ph.D., (Supervisor: Prof. Tõnu Pullerits) 

2007/09-2010/10, Renming University of China & Peking University, M.S., (Supervisors: Prof. Tingbing Cao and Prof. Jitao Chen)

2003/09-2007/07, Harbin Engineering University, B.S.

Selective Publications

[1] Tongrui Sun, Liuxue Shen, Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Hongting Ma, Dawei Chen, and Nan Zhu*, "Wearable Textile Supercapacitors for Self-Powered Enzyme-free Smartsensors", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c05465.

[2] Hongting Ma; Yu Jiang; Junlin Ma; Xinlei Ma; Mianqi Xue; Nan Zhu*, "Highly Selective Wearable Smartsensors for Vapor/Liquid Amphibious Methanol Monitoring", Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 5897-5903. 

[3] Liuxue Shen; Yu Jiang; Yuefeng Liu; Junlin Ma; Tongrui Sun; Nan Zhu*, "High-stability monoclinic nickel hexacyanoferrate cathode materials for ultrafast aqueous sodium ion battery", Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 388(0): 0-124228.

[4] 江禹; 马俊林; 朱楠*, "柔性印刷可穿戴电化学传感器", 化学通报, 2020, 83(4): 325-333.

[5] Yu Jiang; Nan Zhu*; "Flexible and Printed Electronics for Smart Clothes" (Book), 出版社:Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2020. Online ISBN: 9783527818556.    

[6] Junlin Ma, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Hongting Ma, Tongrui Sun, Fengjuan Lv, Almas Kiran and Nan Zhu*,"Wearable biomolecule smartsensors based on one-step fabricated berlin green printed arrays", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2019, 144, 111637.

[7] Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Jian Lv, Hongting Ma, Hongbo Xia, Jun Wang, Cheng Yang, Mianqi Xue, Gongyi Li, and Nan Zhu*,"Facile Wearable Vapor/Liquid Amphibious Methanol Sensor", ACS Sensors, 2019, 4, 152-160. (Cover) 

[8] Wenjun Deng, Xusheng Wangb, Chunyi Liu, Chang Li, Jitao Chen, Nan Zhu, Rui Li, Mianqi Xue, "Li/K mixed superconcentrated aqueous electrolyte enables high-performance hybrid aqueous supercapacitors", Energy Storage Materials, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2018.10.023

[9] Nan Zhu, Jens Ulstrup and Qijin Chi, "Long-Range Interfacial Electron Transfer and Electrocatalysis of Molecular Scale Prussian Blue Nanoparticles Linked to Au(111)-Electrode Surfaces by Different Chemical Contacting Groups",  Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 2017, 53, 1204–1221.

[10] Mohamed Abdellah, Felipe Poulsen, Qiushi Zhu, Nan Zhu, Karel Žídek, Pavel Chábera, Annamaria Corti, Thorsten Hansen, Qijin Chi, Sophie E. Canton, Kaibo Zheng and Tõnu Pullerits, "Drastic difference between hole and electron injection through the gradient shell of CdxSeyZn1−xS1−y quantum dots", Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 12503–12508.

Before DUT

[1] Nan Zhu, Xian Hao, Jens Ulstrup and Qijin Chi*, "Single-Nanoparticle Resolved Biomimetic Long-Range Electron Transfer and Electrocatalysis of Mixed-Valence Nanoparticles", ACS Catalysis 2016, 6 (4), 2728–2738. 

[2] Nan Zhu, Shuang Han, Shiyu Gan, Jens Ulstrup and Qijin Chi*, "Graphene Paper Doped with Chemically Compatible Prussian Blue Nanoparticles as Nanohybrid Electrocatalyst",  Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013, 23, 5297-5306. 

[3] Xian Hao#, Nan Zhu#, Tina Gschneidtner, Elvar O Jonsson, Jingdong Zhang, Kasper Moth-Poulsen, Hongda Wang, Kristian S. Thygesen, Karsten W. Jacobsen, Jens Ulstrup and Qijin Chi*, "Direct measurement and modulation of single-molecule coordinative bonding forces in a transition metal complex",  Nat. Commun. 2013, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3121. 

[4] Nan Zhu, Kaibo Zheng, Khadga J. Karki, Mohamed Abdellah, Qiushi Zhu, Stefan Carlson, Dörthe Haase, Karel Zidek, Jens Ulstrup, Sophie E. Canton, Tõnu Pullerits and Qijin Chi*, "Sandwiched confinement of quantum dots in graphene matrixfor efficient electron transfer and photocurrent production", Scientific Reports, 2015, doi:10.1038/srep09860. 

[5] Nan Zhu, Jens Ulstrup and Qijin Chi*, "Surface self-assembled hybrid nanocomposite with electroactive nanoparticle and enzyme confined in a polymer matrix for controlled electrocatalysis",  J. Mater. Chem. B, 2015, 3, 8133-8142.


[1] "Graphene-Polymer-Enzyme Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biosensors", 2017.05.23, U.S. Patent, 2017/0269021 A1.
[2] "A new fabricated method and application of Li4Ti5O12-Carbon nanohybrid material", 2011, China Patent, CN101752560B.
[3] "Graphene-Polymer-Enzyme Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biosensors", 2016, European Patent, WO/2016/083204 A1.


Education Background

  • 2010.11 -- 2013.11

    Technical University of Denmark       Chemistry       Doctoral Degree

Research Focus

  • 1. Flexible wearable electrochemical biosensors and device
  • 2. Li/Na/K ion batteries and Nano energy device
  • 3. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials or Graphene
  • 4. Self-Assambly, Recombinant and Electron transfer process of Single-molecular electrochemical electrocatalysis
  • 5. Electronic devices and Microfluidics of Micro- or Nano-fabrication, patterning and applications