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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 130 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 18,500 with a H-index of 59. He has been listed as the “Highly Cited Researcher” (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in last three years including 2020, 2019 and 2018 as well as “Top 2% Scientists in the world” in Engineering by Stanford University in 2020. 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. 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
  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 PolyoxometallatesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed., 202160, 15556-15562. Link

  3. 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

  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. Small2021, 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, 9, 18887-18905 (Inside Back Cover) (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. Small2021, 17, 2006866. Link

  7. J. Zha, Z. Yuan, Z. Zhou, Y. Li, J. Zhao, Z. Zeng, L. Zhen, H. Tai*, C. Tan*, H. Zhang*, Self-Assembly of 2D Nanosheets into 1D Nanostructures for Sensing NO2. Small Struct., 2021, 2, 2100067. Link

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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

  24. 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

  25. 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

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

  27. 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

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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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