Associate Professor ZHANG Chun



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

Contact Information

Office: S13-04-09
Tel: (65)-6516-6755 | Fax: (65)-6777-6126
Email: chmzc@nus.edu.sg | phyzc@nus.edu.sg


 

ResearcherID: F-7638-2012

 

Recognition and Achievements

  • CNMS Research Scholar Award, Oak Ridge National Lab (US), 2005

 

Research Interests

Our research interests are theoretical modeling and simulation of materials at nanoscale Specific foci are:

  •  Molecular electronics
  •  Nanocatalysis

 

Research Highlight

Ref: Zhang, C.; Barnett, R. N.; Landman, U. Bonding, Conductance, and Magnetization of Oxygenated Au Nanowires. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008, 100, 046801.

Spin-density-functional calculations of tip-suspended gold chains, with molecular oxygen, or dissociated oxygen atoms, incorporated in them, reveal structural transitions for varying lengths.

 

Teaching Contributions 

  • CM3296 Molecular Modelling

 

Representative Publications   

  • Zhang, C.; Barnett, R. N.; Landman, U. Bonding, Conductance, and Magnetization of Oxygenated Au Nanowires. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2008, 100, 046801.
  • Zhang, C.; Yoon, B.; Landman, U. Predicted Oxidation of CO Catalyzed by Au Nanoclusters on a Thin Defect-Free MgO Film Supported on a Mo(100) Surface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 2228-2229.
  • Marchenkov, A.; Dai, Z. T.; Zhang, C.; Barnett, R. N.; Landman, U. Atomic Dimer Shuttling and Two-level Conductance Fluctuations in Nb Nanowires. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 98.
  • Zhang, C.; Wang, L. L.; Cheng, H. P.; Zhang, X. G.; Xue, Y. Spin-Dependent Transport through a Magnetic Carbon Nanotube-Molecule Junction. J. Chem. Phys. 2006, 124.
  • Zhang, C.; Du, M. H.; Cheng, H. P.; Zhang, X. G.; Roitberg, A. E.; Krause, J. L. Coherent Electron Transport through an Azobenzene Molecule: A Light-Driven Molecular Switch. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 92.