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We supply high-quality noble metal nanocrystals. Please click the image below for more information.


Our research interests are currently focusing on:


(1) Make noble metal nanostructures with desired plasmonic properties and study their plasmonic properties;


(2) Make metal/semiconductor hybrid nanostructures, study their plasmonic properties, and explore plasmon-enhanced light harvesting and catalytic reactions;


(3) Make porous metal oxide structures for catalysis, photocatalysis and solar energy harvesting.


These projects are highly interdisciplinary. We aim at fundamental understanding both for scientific curiosity and for enabling potential applications. We warmly welcome students who are interested in the topics above to apply for PhD study in physics or materials science and engineering.


August, 2014

Congratulations to Ms Qian LI on the successful defense for PhD degree on physics.


August, 2014

Welcome Ms. Ping NIU to join in our group as a joint postdoctoral researcher with Professor Jimmy C. YU's group.


August, 2014

Welcome Mr. Hang Kuen YIP (physics), Mr. Wenzheng LU (MSE) and Mr. Ximin CUI (physics) to join in our group as PhD students.


July, 2014

Congratulations to Ms Caihong FANG on the successful defense for PhD degree on MSE and becoming an associate professor in Anhui Normal University.


April, 2014

Our group warmly welcomes students who are interested in PhD studies in either physics or materials science & engineering. Please see our departmental website for early application information on physics and materials science & engineering.


April, 2014

Our review article (Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 2679) was among the 15 most-read Chem. Soc. Rev. articles in 2013.


March, 2014

Our collaborative work with Peking University (time-temperature indicator, ACS Nano 2013, 7, 4561) was highlighted by a number of media, including C&EN, CBC News, CBS News, Science Daily, Tech Times, Business Insider, etc.