Yingying ZHANG, Associate Professor,PI



Mailing Address: Room 305, Yejing Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P R China




Scientific Profile:

  Dr. Yingying Zhang received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shandong University in 2002 and her Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Peking University in 2007. From Jun. 2008 to Jun. 2011, she worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) as a postdoctoral research associate. Then, she joined Tsinghua University as an associate professor in July of 2011. She is currently a joint faculty member in Department of Chemistry and in the Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM).

  Her research field is nano-chemistry and nanomaterials. Her research interests focus on the controlled synthesis of functional carbon nanomaterials and their applications in flexible electronics, energy and environment. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, and 7 awarded patents. She also serves as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Carbon et al. She has been awarded as “National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholar” (2014) of NSFC and “Young Cutting-Edge Nanochemistry Researcher Award” (2014).


Research Interests:

Controlled synthesis of functional carbon materials towards applications in flexible and wearable electronics, and environment.


Journal Papers(see details in ResearcherID: A-7260-2009)


1.        Q. Wang, C. Y. Wang, M. C. Zhang, M. Q Jian, Y. Y. Zhang*. Feeding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes or Graphene to Silkworms for Reinforced Silk Fibers. Nano Letters 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03597.

a)        “桑蚕吐出纳米碳掺杂蚕丝”

2.        C.Y. Wang, X. Li, E. L. Gao, M. Q. Jian, K. L. Xia, Q. Wang, Z. P. Xu, T. L. Ren, Y. Y. Zhang*. Carbonized Silk Fabric for Ultra-stretchable, Highly Sensitive and Wearable Strain Sensors. Advanced Materials 28, 6640 (2016). (Frontpiece Paper)

a)        “丝绸之路”——从桑蚕丝绸到可穿戴智能设备

b)        通往可穿戴智能设备的“丝绸之路”——从桑蚕丝绸到柔性应变传感器

c)        清华大学张莹莹课题组首次报道桑蚕丝基柔性力学传感器

3.        X. D. Chen, Z. L. Chen, W. S. Jiang, C. H. Zhang, J. Y. Sun, H. H. Wang, W. X., L. Lin, M. K. Priydarshi, H. Yang, Z. B. Liu, J. G. Tian, Y. Y. Zhang*, Y. F. Zhang*, Z. F. Liu*. Fast Growth and Broad Applications of 25-Inch Uniform Graphene Glass. Advanced Materials 2016, In press.

4.        K. L. Xia, V. I. Artyukhov, L. F. Sun, J. Y. Zheng, L. Y. Jiao, B. I. Yakobson, Y. Y. Zhang*.  Growth of Large-Area Aligned Pentagonal Graphene Domains on High-Index Copper Surfaces. Nano Research 9, 2182 (2016).

5.        C.Y. Wang, S. Y. Wu, M. Q. Jian, J. R. Xie, L. P. Xu, X. D. Yang, Q. S. Zheng, Y. Y. Zhang*. Silk nanofibers as high efficient and lightweight air filter. Nano Research, 9, 22590 (2016)(Cover Paper)

a)         Towards green, lightweight and highly efficient silk nanofiber-based air filters 

b)        蚕丝纳米纤维用于绿色、轻质、高效的雾霾防护材料

6.        K. L. Xia, M. Q. Jian, W. L. Zhang, Y. Y. Zhang* Visualization of Graphene on Various Substrates Based on Water Wetting Behavior. Advanced Materials Interfaces 3, 1500674 (2016)(Cover Paper)

7.        R. F. Zhang, Z. Y. Ning, Z. W. Xu, Y. Y. Zhang*, H. H. Xie, F. Ding, Q. Chen, Q. Zhang, W. Z. Qian, Y. Cui, F. Wei*. Interwall Friction and Sliding Behavior of Centimeters Long Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Nano Letters 16 (2), 1367 (2016).

8.        M. Q. Jian, H. H. Xie, Q. Wang, K. L. Xia, Z. Yin, M. Y. Zhang, N. Q. Deng, L. N. Wang, T. L. Ren, Y. Y. Zhang*. Volatile-Nanoparticle-Assisted Optical Visualization of Individual Carbon Nanotubes and Other Nanomaterials. Nanoscale 8, 13437-13444, (2016).

9.        M. C. Zhang, C. Y. Wang, Q. Wang, M. Q. Jian, Y. Y. Zhang*. Sheath-Core Graphite/Silk Fiber Made by Dry-Meyer-Rod-Coating for Wearable Strain Sensors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  8, 20894 (2016).

10.    Zhang WL, Xie HH, Zhang RF, Jian MQ, Wang CY, Zheng QS, Wei F, Zhang YY *. Synthesis of three-dimensional CNT/graphene hybrid materials by a two-step CVD process. Carbon 86, 358 (2015).

11.    Y. B. Chen, Y. Y. Zhang, Y. Hu, L. X. Kang, S. C. Zhang, H. H. Xie, D. Liu, Q. C. Zhao, Q. W. Li, J. Zhang*; State of Art of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Synthesis on Surfaces. Advanced Materials 26, 5898 (2014).

12.    P. Li, C. Y. Wang, Y. Y. Zhang*, Fei Wei*; Air Filtration in the Free Molecular Flow Regime: A Review of High-Ef?ciency Particulate Air Filters Based on Carbon Nanotubes. Small 10,4543(2014).

13.    H. H. Xie, R. F. Zhang, Y. Y. Zhang*, W. L. Zhang, M. Q. Jian, C. Y. Wang, Q. Wang, F. Wei*; Graphene/graphite sheets assisted growth of high-areal-density horizontally aligned carbon nanotubes. (2014). Chemical Communications 50, 11158 (2014).

14.    R.F. Zhang, Z.Y. Ning, Y.Y. Zhang*, Q.S. Zheng, Q. Chen, H.H. Xie, Q. Zhang, W.Z. Qian, F. Wei*; Superlubricity in Centimeters Long Double-walled Carbon Nanotubes under Ambient Conditions. Nature Nanotechnology, 8, 912-916 (2013).

15.    R.F. Zhang, Y.Y. Zhang*, Q. Zhang, H.H. Xie, H.D. Wang, J.Q. Nie, Q. Wen, F. Wei* “Optical Visualization of Individual Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes by Deposition of TiO2 Nanoparticles” Nature Communications 4, 1727 (2013).

16.    R.F. Zhang, Y.Y. Zhang*, Q. Zhang, H.H. Xie, W.Z. Qian, F. Wei*; “ Schulz-Flory Distribution Controlled Growth of Half-meter Long Carbon Nanotubes with Ultralow Catalyst Deactivation”ACS Nano 7, 6156-6161, (2013).

17.    Y.Y. Zhang*, N.F. Haberkorn, F. Ronning, H. Wang, M. Zhuo, C. Li, J.H. Lee, K.J. Blackmore, E. Bauer, A.K. Burrell, T.M. Mccleskey, M.E. Hawley, R.K. Schulze, T. Tajima, Q.X. Jia*; “Epitaxial δ-MoN film grown by high temperature superconductivity by a chemical solution method” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133,20735 (2011).

18.    G. Zou*, H. Luo, S. Baily, Y.Y. Zhang, N.F. Haberkorn, J. Xiong, E. Bauer, T. Mccleskey, A. Burrell, L.Civale, Y. T. Zhu, J. L. Macmanus-Driscoll, Q. X. Jia*; “Highly aligned carbon nanotube forests coated by superconducting NbC”; Nature Communications 2, 428 (2011).

19.    Y.Y. Zhang*, C.J. Sheehan, J.Y. Zhai, G.F Zou, H.M Luo, J. Xiong, Y.T. Zhu, Q.X. Jia*; “Polymer-embedded carbon nanotube ribbons for stretchable conductors” Advanced Materials 22, 3027 (2010).

20.    Y.Y. Zhang*, G.F. Zou, S.K. Doorn, H. Htoon, L. Stan, M.E. Hawley, C.J. Sheehan, Y.T. Zhu, Q.X. Jia*; “Tailoring the morphology of carbon nanotube arrays: from spinnable forests to undulating foams” ACS Nano 3, 2157 (2009).