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Nan Zhu

Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates
Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Main positions:Professor
Alma Mater:Technical University of Denmark
Degree:Doctoral Degree
School/Department:Dalian University of Technology
Discipline:Analytical Chemistry. Physical Chemistry (including Chemical Physics). Applied Chemistry. Chemical Engineering. Fine Chemicals
Business Address:Building of Chemistry, Room 209
Contact Information:0411-84709069
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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


[38] Hongting Ma, Chuanrui Chen, Jinhui Bao, Qian Zhao, Yu Jiang, Zhouxiaolong Zhang, Huannuo Tao, Yue Jiang, Xiaodong Geng, Xiaolong Lu,* and Nan Zhu*, "Portable Electrochemical Sensor for Micromotor Speed Monitoring", ACS Sensors, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.3c01253

[37] Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Liuxue Shen, Wenrui Zhang, Kai Yang, Boyu Zhu, Yupeng Yang, Hongting Ma, Xize Chen, Shubin Bai, and Nan Zhu*, "Chemresistor Smartsensors from Silk Fibroin-Graphene Composites for Touch-free Wearables", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2023, 15, 4719647207.

[36] Hanwen Zhang, Liuxue Shen, Xiaodong Geng, Jianxin Zhang, Yue Jiang, Hongting Ma, Quanli Liu, Kai Yang, Junlin Ma, and Nan Zhu*, "MXene-rGO Aerogel assisted Na3.5MnTi(PO4)3 Cathode for High-performance Sodium-ion Batteries", Chemical Engineering Journal, 2023, 466, 143132

[35] Cong Zhao, Junlin Ma, Ying Wei, Yuyang Long, Huan Ou, Jinhui Bao, Jun Yin, Wenjuan Liu, Nan Zhu*, Xiaolong Lu*, "Active Mass Transfer for Printable Electrochemical Sensors with Ultrasonic Stimuli", Materials Today Communications, 2023, 34, 105382


[34] Junlin Ma, Liuxue Shen, Yu Jiang, Hongting Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Junshan Liu, Yan Su, and Nan Zhu*,“Wearable Self-powered Smartsensors for Portable Nutrition Monitoring”, Analytical Chemistry, 2022, 94, 2333-2340.

[33] Yu Jiang, Yupeng Yang, Liuxue Shen, Junlin Ma, Hongting Ma, and Nan Zhu*,“Recent Advances of Prussian Blue-based Wearable Biosensors for Healthcare”, Analytical Chemistry, 2022, 94, 297-311.

[32]  Junlin Ma, Kai Yang, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Hongting Ma, Wenrui Zhang, Jianxin Zhang, and Nan Zhu*, Foot-scale MXene Film of Ultrathin Electronic Skin for Wearable Motion Sensors, Cell Reports Physical Science, 2022, 3, 101013.

[31] Hongting Ma, Peihao Cheng, Chuanrui Chen, Xiaodong Geng, Kaizhou Yang, Fengjuan Lv, Junlin Ma, Yue Jiang, Quanli Liu, Yan Su,* Jian Li,* and Nan Zhu*, “Highly Selective Wearable Alcohol Homologues Sensors Derived from Pt-coated Truncated Octahedron Au”, ACS Sensors, 2022, 7, 10, 3067–3076.

[30] Ruizhi Li, Wenrui Zhang, Yanan Qin, Yukun Zhang, Xiaoyu Zhu, Yaru Li, Nan Zhu*, Chengyi Hou*, Minwei Zhang*,“Multifunctional Prussian blue from nano-structure designed to wearable sensors application”, Trends in Analytical Chemistry (TrAC), 2022, 157, 116729 

[29] Junlin Ma, Kai Yang, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Hongting Ma, Zewei Cui, Yuhang Du, Jiabao Lin, Junshan Liu*, and Nan Zhu*,“Integrating Treasure with Trash Derived from MXene for Smart Wearable Self-powered Healthcare Monitoring System”, Cell Reports Physical Science, 2022, 3, 100908.

[28] 马鸿婷,程沛浩,朱楠*,可穿戴生物电化学传感器的研究与应用进展,分析化学2022, 50(11): 1613-1626

[27] Xiaodong Geng, Yuqian Jiang, Hongting Ma, Hanwen Zhang, Junlin Liu, Zijian Zhang, Cheng Peng, Jianxin Zhang, Qian Zhao, and Nan Zhu*, "Long-Life Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries of Organic Iminodianthraquinone/rGO Cathode Assisted by Zn2+ Binding with Adjacent Molecules", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, 14, 44, 49746-49754.

[26] Xiaodong Geng, Hongting Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Kai Yang, Junlin Ma, Yue Jiang, Quanli Liu, Dawei Chen, Yuqian Jiang,* and Nan Zhu*,“Ultrastable Organic Cathode derived by Pigment/rGO for Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 446, 137289 

[25] Yue Jiang§, Liuxue Shen§, Hongting Ma, Junlin Ma, Kai Yang, Xiaodong Geng, Hanwen Zhang, Quanli Liu, and Nan Zhu*,“A Low-strain Metal Organic Framework for Ultra-Stable and Long-life Sodium-ion Batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, 2022, 541, 231701.

[24] Junlin Ma, Zewei Cui, Yuhang Du, Jianxin Zhang, Changkai Sun,* Chengyi Hou,* and Nan Zhu*, “Wearable Fiber-based Supercapacitors Enabled by Additive-free Aqueous MXene Inks for Self-powering Healthcare Sensors”, Adv. Fiber. Mater. 2022, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42765-022-00187-y

[23] Liuxue Shen, Yue Jiang, Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Kai Yang, Hongting Ma, Quanli Liu, and Nan Zhu*,“Monoclinic Bimetallic Prussian Blue Analog Cathode with High Capacity and Long Life for Advanced Sodium Storage”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2022, 14, 21, 24332–24340

[22] Junlin Ma, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Hongting Ma, Tongrui Sun, Fengjuan Lv, Yuefeng Liu, Junshan Liu*, and Nan Zhu*, “Oil-Water Self-Assembly Engineering of Prussian Blue/Quantum Dots Decorated Graphene Film for Wearable Textile Biosensors and Photoelectronic Unit”, Chemical Engineering Journal,  2022, 427, 131824-131832.

[21] Hongting Ma, Chuanrui Chen, Peihao Cheng, Kaizhou Yang, Xiaodong Geng, Junlin Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Yue Jiang, Quanli Liu, Yan Su, Jian Li, and Nan Zhu*, "Customizable Assembly of Free-standing Integrated Electronics for Wearables by Phase Separation", Chem. Commun., 2022, 58, 13341–13344

[20] Junlin Ma, Yuhang Du, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Hongting Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Zewei Cui, Yuzhen Pan, Lei Shi, and Nan Zhu*, “Wearable Healthcare Smart Electrochemical Biosensors Based on Co-assembled Prussian blue-graphene Film for Glucose Sensing”, Microchimica Acta, 2022, 189, 46.


[19] Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Junlin Ma, Hongting Ma, Yan Su, and Nan Zhu*, "Wearable Porous Au Smartsensors for On-Site Detection of Multiple Metal Ions", Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93, 2603−2609.

[18] Yu Jiang, Tong Xia, Liuxue Shen, Junlin Ma, Hongting Ma, Tongrui Sun, Fengjuan Lv and Nan Zhu*, "Facet-dependent Cu2O Electrocatalysis for Wearable Enzyme-free Smart Sensing", ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 2949−2955. (Cover)

[16] Hongting Ma, Quanli Liu, Peihao Cheng, Liuxue Shen, Junlin Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Yunze Zhang, Yu Jiang, Tongrui Sun, and Nan Zhu*,"Wearable Motion Smartsensors Self-powered by Core-shell Au@Pt Methanol Fuel Cell", ACS Sensors, 2021, 6, 4526-4534. 

[16] Hongting Ma, Fengjuan Lv, Liuxue Shen, Kaizhou Yang, Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Xiaodong Geng, Tongrui Sun, Yuzhen Pan, Zhuang Xie, Mianqi Xue, and Nan Zhu*, "Self-healing All-in-one Energy Storage for Flexible Self-powering Ammonia Smartsensors", Energy & Environmental Materials, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/eem2.12227

[15] Fengjuan Lv#, Hongting Ma#, Liuxue Shen, Yu Jiang, Tongrui Sun, Junlin Ma, Xiaodong Geng, Almas Kiran, and Nan Zhu*, "Wearable Helical Molybdenum Nitride Supercapacitors for Self-Powered Healthcare Smartsensors", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 29780−29787.

[14] Liuxue Shen, Huiya Yang, Yu Jiang, Junlin Ma, Tongrui Sun, Minwei Zhang*, and Nan Zhu*, “NASICON-Structured Na2VTi(PO4)3@C for Symmetric Aqueous Rechargeable Na-Ion Batteries with Long Lifespan”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2021, 9, 9, 3490–3497. (Cover)

[13] Junlin Ma, Zewei Cui, Yuhang Du, Qianlong Xu, Qinghua Deng, and Nan Zhu*, "Multifunctional Prussian Blue/Graphene Ink for Flexible Biosensors and Supercapacitors", Electrochimica Acta, 2021, 387, 138496.

[12]  Wenrui Zhang, Junlin Ma, Fanxing Meng, Yu Jiang, Liuxue Shen, Tongrui Sun, Yanan QinNan Zhu*, Minwei Zhang*, "Wearable biomolecule smart sensor based on Au@PB NPs with high electrochemical activity", Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021, 891, 161983.


[11] Yu Jiang, Shengjun Cui, Tong Xia, Tongrui Sun, Haixin Tan, Fei Yu, Yan Su, Suli Wu, Dejun Wang*and Nan Zhu*, “Real-Time Monitoring of Heavy Metals in Healthcare via Twistable and Washable Smartsensors”, Analytical Chemistry,  2020, 92, 14536−14541.

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

[9] 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, 12, 19, 21779-21787.

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

[7] 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.

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


[5] 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.

[4] 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) 

[3] 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

[2] 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.

[1] 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.





[6] "一种基于普鲁士蓝的智能可穿戴酶基生物传感器及其制备方法和应用",2020,中国专利, 202010427072.X

[5] “一种基于镍普鲁士蓝正极材料的水系钠离子全电池及其制备方法与应用”,2020,中国专利, 202010323129.1

[4] "可穿戴气液双功能醇类电化学传感器的制备方法", 2019, 中国专利, 2019112294600.

[3]"Graphene-Polymer-Enzyme Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biosensors", 2017.05.23, U.S. Patent,2017/0269021 A1.(美国专利)

[2] "A new fabricated method and application of Li4Ti5O12-Carbon nanohybrid material" (“钛酸锂-碳复合纳米材料及其制备方法与应用”), 2011, 中国专利, CN101752560B.

[1] "Graphene-Polymer-Enzyme Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biosensors", 2016, European Patent, WO/2016/083204 A1.(欧盟专利)


Educational Experience

  • 2013.5 -- 2013.6

    Lund University, Sweden       Chemistry       Joint Ph.D.

  • 2010.11 -- 2013.11

    Technical University of Denmark       Chemistry       Doctoral Degree

  • 2007.9 -- 2010.10

    Renming University of China & Peking University       Applied Chemistry       Master's Degree

  • 2003.9 -- 2007.9

    Harbin Engineering University       Chemical Engineering and Technology       Bachelor's Degree

Work Experience

  • 2017.6 -- Now

    Dalian University of Technology      Zhang Dayu School of Chemisty      Professor      Now

  • 2016.1 -- 2017.5

    University of California, San Diego, USA      Postdoc Researcher

  • 2013.12 -- 2015.12

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark      Postdoc Fellow

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