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Welcome to Tan Group@Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong!


​Dr. Chaoliang Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China. His current research interests mainly focus on the following two directions at CityU: (1) 2D materials (e.g., nanoflakes, thin films and their van der Waals heterostructures) for electronics (transistors, circuits, sensors, memory devices and synaptic transistors) and optoelectronics (e.g., photodetectors and imaging sensor systems). (2) Structural engineering (e.g., defect, phase, interlayer distance, etc.) of layered nanomaterials (e.g., TMDs, layered metal oxides and LDHs) for biomedical applications (e.g., cancer therapy and antibacterial)He has authored or co-authored over 140 SCI papers (37 ESI Highly Cited Papers) on journals like Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Mater., Nat. Chem., Nat. Catal., Nat. Rev. Mater., Nat. Rev. Chem, Nat. Commun., Chem. Rev.Chem. Soc. Rev.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Adv. Mater., etc. The total citation of his published papers is over 23,200 with a H-index of 67. Among them, more than 50 are first-authored or corresponding-authored papers, including Nat. Nanotechnol.Nat. Rev. Mater.Chem. Rev.Chem. Soc. Rev.Nat. Commun.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Adv. Mater.Adv. Funct. Mater.ACS Nano, Nano-Micro Lett. and Small. He has been listed as the “Highly Cited Researcher” (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in last five years (2018-2022) as well as “Top 2% Scientists in the world” by Stanford University in last three years (2020-2022). He also received the NSFC Excellent Young Scientist Fund (HK & Macau) in 2021.

Selected Publications (Click here to see Full Publications; Equal Contribution, *Corresponding Author

  1. T. Hu, Z. Gu, G. R. Williams, M. Strimaite, J. Zha, Z. Zhou, X. Zhang*, C. Tan*, R. Liang*, Layered Double Hydroxide-Based Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2022, 51, 6126-6176. Link
  2. W. Shen, T. Hu, X. Liu, J. Zha, F. Meng, Z. Wu, Z. Cui, Y. Yang, H. Li, Q. Zhang, L. Gu, R. Liang*, C. Tan*, Defect Engineering of Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets as Inorganic Photosensitizers for NIR-III Photodynamic Cancer TherapyNat. Commun.2022, 13, 3384. Link
  3. Z. Zhou, Y. Wang, F. Peng, F. Meng, J. Zha, L. Ma, Y. Du, N. Peng, L. Ma, Q. Zhang, L. Gu*, W. Yin*, Z. Gu*, C. Tan*, Intercalation-Activated Layered MoO3 Nanobelts as Biodegradable Nanozymes for Tumor-Specific Photo-Enhanced Catalytic Therapy. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202115939 ("Hot Paper"). Link
  4. Z. Lv, T. Hu, Y. Bian, G. Wang, Z. Wu, H. Li, X. Liu, S. Yang, C. Tan*, R. Liang*, X. Weng*, A MgFe-LDH Nanosheet-Incorporated Smart Thermo-Responsive Hydrogel with Controllable Growth Factor Releasing Capability for Bone Regeneration. Adv. Mater., 2022, doi.10.1002/adma.202206545. Link
  5. J. Zha, M. Luo, M. Ye, T. Ahmed, X. Yu, D.‐H. Lien, Q. He, D. Lei, J. C. Ho, J. Bullock*, K. B. Crozier*, C. Tan*, Infrared Photodetectors Based on 2D Materials and Nanophotonics. Adv. Funct. Mater., 2022, 32, 2111970. Link
  6. G. Wang, Z. Lv, T. Wang, T. Hu, Y. Bian, Y. Yang, R. Liang*, C. Tan*, X. Weng*, Surface Functionalization of Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds with MgAlEu-LDH Nanosheets for High-Performance Bone Regeneration. Adv. Sci., 2022, doi.10.1002/advs.202204234. Link
  7. T. Hu, Q. Liu, Z. Zhou, H. Huang, F. Meng, W. Liu*, Q. Zhang, L. Gu, R, Liang*, C. Tan*, Preparation of Dye Molecule-Intercalated MoO3 Organic/Inorganic Superlattice Nanoparticles for Fluorescence Imaging-Guided Catalytic Therapy. Small, 2022, 18, 2200595 (Rising Star Series). Link
  8. P. Yang, J. Zha*, G. Gao, L. Zheng, H. Huang, Y. Xia, S. Xu, T. Xiong, Z. Zhang, Z. Yang, Y. Chen, D.-K. Ki, J. J. Liou, W. Liao*, C. Tan*, Growth of Tellurium Nanobelts on h-BN for p-Type Transistors with Ultrahigh Hole Mobility. Nano-Micro Lett., 2022, 14, 109. Link
  9. C. Chen, S. Mao, C. Tan*, Z. Wang, Y. Ge, Q. Ma, X. Zhang, G. Qi, J. Xu, Z. Fan, Y. Wang*, General Synthesis of Ordered Mesoporous Carbonaceous Hybrid Nanostructures with Molecularly Dispersed PolyoxometallatesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 202160, 15556-15562 ("Hot Paper"). Link
  10. W. Zhai, T. Xiong, Z. He, S. Lu, Z. Lai, Q. He, C. Tan*, H. Zhang*, Nanodots Derived from Layered Materials: Synthesis and Applications. Adv. Mater.2021, 33, 2006661. Link

  11. J. Zhao, Z. Xu, Z. Zhou, S. Xi, Y. Xia, Q. Zhang, L. Huang, L. Mei, Y. Jiang, J. Gao*, Z. Zeng*, C. Tan*, A Safe Flexible Self-Powered Wristband System by Integrating Defective MnO2-x Nanosheet-Based Zinc-Ion Batteries with Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Nano2021, 15, 10597-10608. Link

  12. Z. Zhou, X. Wang, H. Zhang, H. Huang, L. Sun, L. Ma, Y. Du, C. Pei, Q. Zhang, H. Li, L. Ma, L. Gu, Z. Liu, L. Cheng*, C. Tan*, Activating Layered Metal Oxide Nanomaterials via Structural Engineering as Biodegradable Nanoagents for Photothermal Cancer Therapy. Small2021, 17, 2007486 (Front Cover). Link

  13. Z. Lai, A. Chaturvedi, Z. Shi, J. Zhao, T. H. Tran, B. Chen, Y. Huang, X. Cao, Q. He, Z. Zeng, C. Tan*, H. Zhang*, High‐Yield Exfoliation of Ultrathin 2D Ni3Cr2P2S9 and Ni3Cr2P2Se9 Nanosheets. Small2021, 17, 2006866. Link

  14. Z. Lai, Q. He, T. H. Tran, D. V. M. Repaka, Y. Sun, D.-D. Zhou, S. Xi, Y. Li, A. Chaturvedi, C. Tan, B. Chen, G.-H. Nam, B. Li, W. Zhai, Z. Shi, C. Ling, D. Hu, V. Sharma, Z. Hu, Y. Chen, Z. Zhang, Y. Yu, X. R. Wang, R. V. Ramanujan, Y. Ma, K. Hippalgaonkar*, H. Zhang*, Metastable 1T′-Phase Group VIB Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Crystals. Nat. Mater.2021, 20, 1113-1120. Link

  15. Z. Zhou, B. Li*, C. Shen, D. Wu, H. Fan, J. Zhao, H. Li, Z. Zeng, Z. Luo*, L. Ma*, C. Tan*Metallic 1T Phase Enabling MoS2 Nanodots as an Efficient Agent for Photoacoustic Imaging Guided Photothermal Therapy in the Near-Infrared-II Window. Small2020, 16, 2004173. Link

  16. C. Tan, M. Amani, C. Zhao, M. Hettick, X. Song, D.-H. Lien, H. Li, M. Yeh, V. R. Shrestha, K. B. Crozier, M. C. Scott, A. Javey*, Evaporated SexTe1-x Thin Films with Tunable Bandgaps for Short-Wave Infrared Photodetectors. Adv. Mater.2020, 32, 2001329. Link

  17. C. Zhao, C. Tan, D.-H. Lien, X. Song, M. Amani, M. Hettick, H. Y. Y. Nyein, Z. Yuan, L. Li, M. C. Scott, A. Javey*, Evaporated Tellurium Thin Films for p-Type Field Effect Transistors and Circuits. Nat. Nanotechnol.2020, 15, 53-58. Link

  18. Y. Chen, Z. Lai, X. Zhang, Z. Fan, Q. He, C. Tan, H. Zhang*, Phase Engineering of Nanomaterials. Nat. Rev. Chem.2020, 4, 243-256. Link

  19. M. Amani, C. Tan, G. Zhang, C. Zhao, J. Bullock, X. Song, H. Kim, V. R. Shrestha, Y. Gao, K. B. Crozier, M. Scott, A. Javey*, Solution-Synthesized High-Mobility Tellurium Nanoflakes for Short-Wave Infrared Photodetectors. ACS Nano2018, 12, 7253-7263Link

  20. C. Tan, Z. Luo, A. Chaturvedi, Y. Cai, Y. Du, Y. Gong, Y. Huang, Z. Lai, X. Zhang, L. Zheng, X. Qi, M. H. Goh, J. Wang, S. Han, X. Wu, L. Gu, C. Kloc, H. Zhang*, Preparation of High-Percentage 1T-phase Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanodots for Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution. Adv. Mater.2018, 30, 1705509. Link

  21. C. Tan, J. Chen, X. Wu, H. Zhang*, Epitaxial Growth of Hybrid Nanostructures. Nat. Rev. Mater.2018, 3, 17089. Link

  22. X. Zhang, Z. Luo, P. Yu, Y. Cai, Y. Du, D. Wu, S. Gao, C. Tan, Z. Li, M. Ren, T. Osipowicz, S. Chen, Z. Jiang, J. Li, Y. Huang, J. Yang, C. Y. Ang, Y. Zhao, P. Wang, L. Song, X. Wu, Z. Liu, A. Borgna, H. Zhang*, Lithiation-Induced Amorphization of Pd3P2S8 for Highly Efficient Hydrogen Evolution. Nat. Catal.20181, 460-468. Link

  23. C. Tan, X. Cao, X.-J. Wu, Q. He, J. Yang, X. Zhang, J. Chen, W. Zhao, S. Han, G.-H. Nam, M. Sindoro, H. Zhang*, Recent Advances in Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials. Chem. Rev.2017, 117, 6225-6331. Link

  24. C. Tan, L. Zhao, P. Yu, Y. Huang, B. Chen, Z. Lai, X. Qi, M. H. Goh, X. Zhang, S. Han, X.-J. Wu, Z. Liu*, Y. Zhao*, H. Zhang*, Preparation of Ultrathin Two-Dimensional TixTa1-xSyOz Nanosheets as Highly Efficient Photothermal Agents. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2017, 56, 7842-7846. Link

  25. C. Tan, Z. Lai, H. Zhang*, Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Multinary Layered Metal Chalcogenide Nanomaterials. Adv. Mater.2017, 29, 1701392. Link

  26. C. Tan, W. Zhao, A. Chaturvedi, Z. Fei, Z. Zeng, J. Chen, Y. Huang, P. Ercius, Z. Luo, X. Qi, B. Chen, Z. Lai, B. Li, X. Zhang, J. Yang, Y. Zong, C. Jin, H. Zheng, C. Kloc*, H. Zhang*, Preparation of Single-Layer MoS2xSe2(1-x) and MoxW1-xS2 Nanosheets with High-Concentration Metallic 1T Phase. Small2016, 12, 1866-1874. Link

  27. X. Cao, C. Tan, X. Zhang, W. Zhao, H. Zhang*, Solution-Processed Two-Dimensional Metal Dichalcogenide-Based Nanomaterials for Energy Storage and Conversion. Adv. Mater.2016, 28, 6167-6196. Link

  28. X. Wu, J. Chen, C. Tan, Y. Zhu, Y. Han, H. Zhang*, Controlled Growth of High-Density CdS and CdSe Nanorod Arrays on Selective Facets of Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Nanoplates. Nat. Chem.2016, 8, 470-475. Link

  29. C. Tan, H. Zhang*, Wet-Chemical Synthesis and Applications of Non-Layer Structured Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials. Nat. Commun.2015, 6, 7873. Link

  30. C. Tan, P. Yu, Y. Hu, J. Chen, Y. Huang, Y. Cai, Z. Luo, B. Li, Q. Lu, L. Wang*, Z. Liu*, H. Zhang*, High-Yield Exfoliation of Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Ternary Chalcogenide Nanosheets for Highly Sensitive and Selective Fluorescence DNA SensorsJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 10430-10436. Link

  31. C. Tan, X. Qi, Z. Liu, F. Zhao, H. Li, X. Huang, L. Shi, B. Zheng, X. Zhang, L. Xie, Z. Tang, W. Huang, H. Zhang*, Self-Assembled Chiral Nanofibers from Ultrathin Low-Dimensional NanomaterialsJ. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 1565-1571. Link

  32. C. Tan, H. Zhang*, Epitaxial Growth of Hetero-Nanostructures Based on Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Nanosheets. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 12162-12174. Link

  33. C. Tan, Z. Zeng, X. Huang, X. Rui, X.-J. Wu, B. Li, Z. Luo, J. Chen, B. Chen, Q. Yan, H. Zhang*, Liquid-Phase Epitaxial Growth of Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Hetero-Nanostructures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2015, 54, 1841-1845. Link

  34. C. Tan, H. Zhang*, Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheet-Based CompositesChem. Soc. Rev.2015, 44, 2713-2731. Link

  35. C. Tan, Z. Liu, W. Huang, H. Zhang*, Non-Volatile Resistive Memory Devices Based on Solution-Processed Ultrathin Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials. Chem. Soc. Rev.2015, 44, 2615-2628. Link

  36. C. Tan, X. Qi, X. Huang, J. Yang, B. Zheng, Z. An, R. Chen, J. Wei, B. Tang, W. Huang, H. Zhang*, Single-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanosheet-Assisted Assembly of Aggregation-Induced Emission Molecules to Form Organic Nanosheets with Enhanced Fluorescence. Adv. Mater.2014, 26, 1735-1739. Link

  37. Z. Zeng†, C. Tan†, X. Huang, S. Bao, H. Zhang*, Growth of Noble Metal Nanoparticles on Single-Layer TiS2 and TaS2 Nanosheets for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction. Energ. Environ. Sci.2014, 7, 797-803Link

  38. X. Huang†, C. Tan†, Z. Yin†, H. Zhang*, 25th Anniversary Article: Hybrid Nanostructures Based on Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials. Adv. Mater.2014, 26, 2185-2204. Link

  39. C. Tan, X. Huang, H. Zhang*, Synthesis and Applications of Graphene-Based Noble Metal Nanostructures. Mater. Today2013, 16, 29-36. Link

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