Associate Professor ZHANG Chun

Postdoc., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005; Ph.D, University of Florida, 2004; M.Sc., Fudan University, 2000; B.Sc, Fudan University, 1996

Contact Information

Department of Chemistry, NUS 
3 Science Drive 3 
Singapore 117543 
Office: S13-04-09
Tel: (65)-6516-6755
Fax: (65)-6777-6126
Email: chmzc@nus.edu.sg / 
phyzc@nus.edu.sg


Research Interests

My research is focused on the theoretical modeling and simulation of materials at nanoscale, such as molecules, nanowires and thin films. Related interests are nano electronics/spintronics and nanocatalysis.


Representative Publications

  • Bonding, conductance, and magnetization of oxygenated Au nanowiresZhang, C.; Barnett, R. N.; Landman, U., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2008), 100, 046801.
  • Predicted oxidation of CO catalyzed by Au nanoclusters on a thin defect-free MgO film supported on a Mo(100) surfaceZhang, C.; Yoon, B.; Landman, U., J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007), 129, 2228.
  • Structure and transport properties of Nb nanowiresDai, Z.; Zhang, C.; Marchenkov, A.; Barnett, R. N.; Landman, U., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2007), 98, 046802.
  • Current-voltage characteristics through a single light-sensitive molecule, Zhang, C.; He, Y.; Cheng HP. et. al., Phys. Rev. B. (2006), 73, 125445.
  • Coherent electron transport through an azobenzene molecule: A light driven molecular switchZhang, C.; Du, M.; Cheng, HP.; Zhang, XG. et. al., Phys. Rev. Lett. (2004), 92, 158301.
  • Electronic structure and spin-dependent tunneling conductance under a finite biasZhang, C.; Zhang, XG.; Krstic, PS.; Cheng, HP. et. al., Phys. Rev. B. (2004), 69, 134406.