Weiwei Zheng

Assistant Professor, Chemistry


Education


Postdoctoral fellow (2012 – 2015)
Department of Chemistry, Emory University
Advisor: Professor Khalid Salaita

Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry (2005 – 2011)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University (FSU)
Advisor: Professor Geoffrey F. Strouse
Award: Dorothy and Russell Johnsen Graduate Dissertation Award (2012)




Research Interests

Materials science; nanotechnologies; solid state chemistry; inorganic chemistry




Publications

1. Zheng, W.; Yang, L. West, A.; Schuler, E.; Yehl, K.; Kindt, J. T.; Salaita, K. Quantum Dots Encapsulated within Phospholipid Membranes: Phase-dependent Structure, Photostability, and Site-selective Functionalization. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 1992-1999.

2. Zheng, W.; Wang, Z.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F. Alloy Formation at the Tetrapod Core/Arm Interface. Nano. Lett. 2012, 12, 3132–3137.

3. Zheng, W.; Kumar, P.; Washington, A,; Wang, Z.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F.; Singh, K. Quantum Phase Transition from Superparamagnetic to Quantum Superparamagnetic State in Ultrasmall Cd1-xCr(II)xSe Quantum Dots? J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 2172–2179.

4. Zheng, W.; Singh, K.; Wang, Z.; Wright, J. T.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Strouse, G. F. Evidence of a ZnCr2Se4 Spinel Inclusion at the Core of a Cr Doped ZnSe Quantum Dot. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 5577–5585.
• See also: “On the Dot”, Wiley-VCH & ChemPubSoc Europe news, ChemistryViews, April 3rd 2012.

5. Wang, Z.; Zheng, W.; van Tol, J.; Dalal, N. S.; Strouse, G. F. High-Field Electron Paramagnetic Resonance as a Microscopic Probe of Lattice Strain in CdSe:Mn2+ Nanoparticles. Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012, 524, 73–77.

6. Zheng, W.; Strouse, G. F. Involvement of Carriers in the Size-dependent Magnetic Exchange for Mn:CdSe Quantum Dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7482–7489.

7. Zheng, W.; Wang, Z.; Wright, J.; Goundie, B.; Dalal, N. S.; Meulenberg, R. W.; Strouse, G. F. Probing the Local Site Environments in Mn:CdSe Quantum Dots. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 23305–23314.

8. Zheng, W.; Guo, F.; Qian, Y. The Growth of Bulk ZnO Single Crystals via a Novel Hydrothermal Oxidative Pressure-relief Route. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2005, 2, 331–335.

9. Fan, H.; Wang, Z.; Liu, X.; Zheng, W.; Guo, F.; Qian, Y. Controlled Synthesis of Trigonal Selenium Crystals with Different Morphologies. Solid State Commun. 2005, 135, 319–322.

10. Wan, S.; Guo, F.; Zhang, Y.; Zheng, W.; Zhang, Y.; Qian, Y. CuBr Crystal Growth in Ethylene Glycol Solvent by the Temperature-Difference Method. Cryst. Growth Des. 2004, 4, 413–414.




Selected Presentations

1. Quantum Dot – Lipid Hybrid Vesicles. The 8th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials, Atlanta, GA, USA, May, 14th 2014.

2. Molecular Engineering of Quantum Dots and Their Local Environments, The College of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China, April 8th 2014.

3. Quantum Dots Encapsulated within Phospholipid Membranes: Phase-dependent Structure, Photostability, and Site-selective Functionalization, 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA. March 17th 2014.

4. Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Invited talk at 2012 Student Awards Ceremony, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, FSU, Tallahassee, FL, USA, Apr. 2012.

5. Definitive Spectroscopic Characterization of Doping Sites in Mn:CdSe Quantum Dots, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. USA, March 2010.

6. Synthesis and Characterization of Mn doped CdSe Quantum Dots, 4th Annual Florida Inorganic Mini-Symposium, Gainesville, FL. USA, Oct. 2006




Courses

CHE 600: Inorganic Nanomaterials

CHE 616: Solid State Chemistry