07/15/18 Peter, Todd, and Sam have all passed their general exams, congratulations!!!

06/18/18 We have a new high school student, Catherine Zhong, joining us for summer research. Catherine will learn science related to highly sensitive electrochemical detection of neurochemicals in the brain. Welcome, Catherine!

05/04/18 We have a new paper, "Imaging Nanobubble Nucleation and Hydrogen Spillover during Electrocatalytic Water Splitting", accepted into Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.!

03/07/18 Bo Zhang is the newly elected president of the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC).

03/06/18 Fan's paper "Transient Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation in Single Nanoparticle Collision is accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C.

02/12/18 Chris Gunderson's paper on the use of a quartz nanopore to observe collision and coalescence of individual emulsion droplets is published in Langmuir: "Collision and Coalescence of Single Attoliter Oil Droplets on a Pipet Nanopore".

12/13/17 Chris has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Gunderson!!!

11/14/17 Yunshan's review paper “Single-Molecule Electrochemistry: From Redox Cycling to Single Redox Eventsis published in Curr. Opin. Electrochem.

11/7/17 A new paper "Bipolar Electrochemistry of a Nanopore-Supported Nanoparticle Electrode” has been accepted for publication in Anal. Chem.

10/30/17 Another paper "Collision Dynamics during the Electrooxidation of Individual Silver Nanoparticles." has just been accepted to J. Am. Chem. Soc. Great work!

10/30/17 Our postdoc Fan has left to join Professor Yong Zhang's lab at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Best wishes, Fan!

10/3/17 Our paper "Collision and Oxidation of Silver Nanoparticles on a Gold Nanoband Electrode" has just been accepted to J. Phys. Chem. C.

09/27/17 Dr. Damion Corrigan has returned University of Strathclyde Galsgow in UK after finishing his brief visit in our laboratory. During his visit, Damion worked with Sam Barlow, Chris Gunderson, and Peter Defnet on single cell exocytosis and nanoparticle collision experiments. Best wishes, Damion!

08/11/17 Rui and Yunshan have their paper "Imaging Dynamic Collision and Oxidation of Single Silver Nanoparticles at the Electrode/Solution Interface" accepted into the J. Am. Chem. Soc. Great work!


04/02/17 We had Dr. Martin Edwards from U of Utah visiting us for a week. Martin was here to teach us advanced simulation skills and scanning electrochemical microscopy. Many thanks, Martin!!


03/22/17 Another paper on the use of silica nanochannels for vesicle analysis was just accepted for publication in the J. Electrochem.

03/14/17 Peter, Todd, and Sam have all passed their 2nd year exams, congratulations!


03/10/17 We are excited to have Zhuoyu Peng joining our group. In her research, she will use electrochemistry and fluorescence microscopy to understand electrochemical behavior of individual nanoparticles and molecules.


03/06/17 Yunshan has been awarded the Graduate Student Travel Award from the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) to present her research at Pittcon! Congraduations!


01/30/17 Jin's 2nd paper "Single Molecule Electrochemistry on a Porous Silica-Coated Electrode" has been accepted for publication in the J. Am. Chem. Soc.

01/26/17 Jin's paper "Electrostatic Ion Enrichment in an Ultrathin-Layer Cell with a Critical Dimension between 5 to 20 nm" has been accepted for publication in Anal. Chem.

12/11/16 Our paper "Observation of Multipeak Collision Behavior during the Electro-Oxidation of Single Ag Nanoparticles" has been accepted into theJ. Am. Chem. Soc. This is a collaborative effort with Professor Henry White's group at University of Utah on an exciting phenomenon of individual Ag nanoparticles.

09/15/16 Steve Oja has successfully defended his thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Oja!!

08/15/16 Jin Lu has left the group to join Dr. Matthew Lew's group at Washington University, St. Louis. We thank Jin for his great contribution to the group.

08/5/16 A few papers have been recently accepted for publication in various journals:

  • Chu's paper on gold nanoparticle films was accepted into Langmuir.
  • Yunshan's review paper on Nanoelectrochemistry was accepted into the Analyst.
  • Rui's paper on single-particle dealloying was accepted into Anal. Chem.
  • Steve's paper on single-particle ET kinetics was accepted into J. Phys. Chem. C.

07/18/16 We are excited to have Amanda Tsai joining the group. Amanda will spend this summer in the Zhang group as an research assistant working on neurochemistry with carbon fiber electrodes.

07/6/16 We are excited to have Nick Moore joining the group. Nick will spend this summer in the Zhang group working on neurochemistry with small electrodes.

06/10/16 Chu Han and Yunshan Fan have both passed their general exams. Congratulations!

03/29/16 We are excited to have Mr. Ziyi Wang joining our group as a visiting undergraduate research assistant. Welcome, Ziyi.

01/25/16 Dr. Fan Zhang has joined the group as a new postdoctoral associate. Fan received his Ph.D. from Institute of Physics in Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He will be working on Nanoscale Electrochemistry and Electron Transfer in a Bipolar Cell.

12/17/15 Steve Percival has left the group. Steve will join Professor Allen Bard's lab at UT Austin. Steve has contributed tremendously to the group as a graduate student and as postdoc. Best wishes, Steve and enjoy the sunshine!!!

12/16/15 Guozheng has left the group. Guozheng graduated in this Department working with David Ginger on polymer solar cells and then did a brief postdoc research in our lab. Best wishes, Guozheng.

12/16/15 We are excited to have three new students officially joining the lab: Todd Anderson, Sam Barlow, and Peter Defnet. Welcome!!!

12/2/15 Two new papers have just been accepted into Analytical Chemistry. "Nanopipette-based Electroplated Nanoelectrodes" by Rui Hao and Bo Zhang, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03548; "Nanoscale Electrochemistry Revisited" by Steve Oja, Yunshan Fan, Chadd Armstrong, Peter Defnet, and Bo Zhang, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b04542.

07/2/15 Steve Oja's paper on FEEM imaging of diffusion is selected by Anal. Chem. editors to be included in a cross-journal virtual issue "Probing the Fundamentals of Light-Matter Interactions", in celebration of the International Year of Light.

06/29/15 Our NSF proposal has been funded. This grant will support our work on Fluorescence-enabled Electrochemical Microscopy (FEEM). We appreciate the continued support from NSF!

06/23/15 We are excited to have Peter Defnet joining the group for summer research. Peter will work on nanopore and electrochemical coupling. Welcome, Peter!!

05/29/15 Steve Percival has successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Percival! Steve will stay in the group for another year to continue his research on nanoscale electrochemistry.

03/16/15 Steve Oja has received some major awards! These are the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellowship and the SEAC Travel Award. In addition, Steve has been accepted to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, which is supported by the National Science Foundation! Congratulations, Steve!!

03/16/15 Three people presented at Pittcon in New Orleans: Steve Oja, and Steve Percival, and Bo Zhang.

02/20/15 We have received a Royalty Research Fund (RRF) to support our research on ultrathin-layer cells.

02/19/15 Marissa's paper on Nanowire growth is accepted for publication in ACS Nano.

02/18/15We are excited to hear that Dr. Ming Zhou was selected by the "1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars". 

The "1000 Talents Program for Young Scholars" was started by the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee in 2010, which is the national supreme talents recruitment plan.  It aims at introducing excellent foreign talents, and supports them to become the leaders of some fields of research or technology.  The elected talents are expected to be less than 40 years old and have a high education and excellent research background.

01/16/15, Dr. Guozheng Shao joins us as a postdoctoral associate. We also have Vivi and Qinqin join us as undergraduate research assistants. Welcome!!

12/31/14, Dr. Ming Zhou has accepted a postdoctoral position at Los Alamos National Lab. We will miss you, Ming!

• 12/10/14, We are excited to have Chadd Armstrong join our group.

• 10/01/14, Congratulations to Marissa for defending her thesis.

• 12/10/13 Welcome two new graduate students: Yunshan Fan & Chu Han.

• 09/01/13 Dr. Rui Hao joined the group as a postdoctoral associate. Rui will focus on nanoparticle/nanopore research.

• 08/20/13 Michelle David left the group to continue her study at WSU. Michelle had a successful and productive Summer!.

• 7/19/13 Josh left the group. He will soon start working in Prof. Mike Ramsey's group as a postdoc scholar.

• 6/20/13 Michelle R. David joins the group as an Amgen Scholar. Michelle will work on FEEM.

• 5/17/13 Congratulations to Josh for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!!

• 12/6/12 Congratulations to Jon Cox for successfully defending his PhD dissertation! Jon will be joining PNNL as a postdoc.

• 11/1/12 Dr. Zhihui Guo joins our group as a visiting professor. Welcome.

• 9/18/12 Welcome two new 1st year graduate students Chris Gunderson and Stephen Oja!.

• 8/20/12 David Galvan has finished his summer research in our lab to continue his study at U of Arizona. Best wishes, David.

• 6/18/12 D. David Galvan has started working in our lab as an Amgen scholar. David comes to us from University of Arizona. He will work with Josh Guerrette to study fluorescence-enabled electrochemistry on nanoelectrodes. Welcome David.

• 6/01/12 Noah Vartanian joined us as an undergraduate research assistant. Noah will work on a project related to electrochemistry of single metal nanoparticles. Welcome Noah!

• 4/30/12 Bo Zhang was awarded by the Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) as the 2013 Young Investigator.

• 3/30/12 Laura Belluzzi and Ben Shipley joined the group as undergraduate research assistants, welcome!

• 3/30/12 Marissa Wood presents her research on nanoparticles on our group meeting.

• 3/23/12 Jonathan Cox will present his research on electrochemical coupling on our group meeting.

• 3/21/12 Josh Guerrette was selected to receive an ACS DAC Student Fellowship. Congratulations, Josh!

• 3/11/12 Bo Zhang presented two invited talks at Pittcon on our single-nanoparticle research and electrochemical imaging.

• 2/20/12 Bo Zhang was selected to receive the Alfred Sloan Fellowship.

• 11/9/11 Bo Zhang will attend 67th ACS Southwest Regional Meeting to give an invited talk.

• 9/7/11 Bo Zhang attended the PLM7 and presented our research on single-nanoparticle electrochemistry.

• 8/22/11 Stephen Oja has finished his Amgen research experience and returned to University of Wisconsin.