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



​Dr. Chaoliang Tan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong, China. His current research is focusing on design, synthesis and characterization of semiconductors (2D materials or thin films) for next-generation of wafer-scale electronics (transistors and circuits) and optoelectronics (infrared photodetectors and imaging sensor systems). He is also interested in synthesis and structural engineering of layered materials for applications like energy storage and biomedicine. He has authored or co-authored over 120 SCI papers. More than 40 of them are first author or corresponding author papers, including Nat. Nanotechnol.Nat. Rev. Mater.Chem. Rev.Chem. Soc. Rev.Nat. Commun.J. Am. Chem. Soc.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.Adv. Mater.ACS Nano and Small. The total citation of his published papers is over 17,300 with a H-index of 58. He has been listed as the "Highly Cited Researcher" (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in last three years including 2020, 2019 and 2018.

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

  1. 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 Nano 2021, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c03341. Link
  2. 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 Polyoxometallates. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202104028. Link

  3. W. Zhai, T. Xiong, Z. He, S. Lu, Z. Lai, Q. He, C. Tan*, H. Zhang*, ....... Adv. Mater. 2021, 33, 2006661. Link

  4. 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. Small 2021, 17, 2007486 (Front Cover). Link

  5. J. Zhao, J. Zha, Z. Zeng*, C. Tan*, Recent Advances in Wearable Self-Powered Energy Systems Based on Flexible Energy Storage Devices Integrated with Flexible Solar Cells. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, doi.org/10.1039/D1TA02493K (Invited Review for the 2021 Emerging Investigators Themed Issue). Link

  6. 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. Small 2021, 17, 2006866. Link

  7. 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 VI Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Crystals. Nat. Mater. 2021, doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-00971-y. Link

  8. 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. Small 2020, 16, 2004173. Link

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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 Nano 2018, 12, 7253-7263Link

  13. 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

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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

  19. 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. Small 2016, 12, 1866-1874. Link

  20. 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, 6167-6196Link

  21. 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

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

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

  26. 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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. C. Tan, X. Huang, H. Zhang*, Synthesis and Applications of Graphene-Based Noble Metal Nanostructures. Mater. Today 2013, 16, 29-36. Link

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