The research area of our group is focused on the synthesis and application of functional nanomaterials. We use sol-gel method, hydrothermal and solvothermal syntheses, high temperature calcination, ultrasonication, microwave digestion, etc., to prepare various nanohybrid materials, and apply them to the biological labeling, drug release, fluorescence analysis and electrochemical energy storage.



Controlled Synthesis of Nanoparticles


Biological Fluorescence Analyses

Nanoparticles with uniform particle size and composition and physical properties are synthesized, and then polymers, inorganic shells or organic functional groups are used to modify the nanoparticles to form various nanohybrid materials with high stability and good dispersibility.
  The optimized carbon dots, ZnO quantum dots and other luminescent nanoparticles have good water solubility, quantum yield and optical stability, and can be grafted specific functional groups to identify and analyze biological tissues, cells, macromolecules, etc.

Drug Delivery


Electrochemical Energy Storage

ZnO nanoparticles can be used to load various hydrophobic drugs and deliver precise administration to weakly acidic animal tissues (such as solid tumors) under the condition that pH is less than 6, which can also be used to track the whole process of treatment with the aid of composite contrast agent.
Porous electrode materials with large areas, high activities are constructed by nanoparticles which have rich functional groups on the surface, exhibiting not only increased wettability, but also improved pseudo capacitance and electrocatalytic activity.