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Weiwei Zheng

Weiwei Zheng

Assistant Professor

3-050 Center for Science and Technology Center for Science and Technology


Ph.D., 2011, Florida State University
Award: Dorothy and Russell Johnsen Graduate Dissertation Award (2012)

Postdoctoral fellow, 2012–2015, Emory University

Research Interests

Nanomaterials; solid state chemistry; inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry; biophysics.


CHE 600: Inorganic Nanomaterials
CHE 616: Solid State Chemistry
CHE 106: General Chemistry I

Selected Publications

1. Hofman, E.; Robinson, R.;  Li, Z.-J.; Dzikovski, B.; and Zheng, W.* Controlled Dopant Migration in CdS/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 8878-8885.

2. Wang, T.; Chai, Y.; Ma, D.-K.*; Chen, W.; Zheng, W.*; Huang, S.-M.* Multidimensional CdS Nanowire/CdIn2S4 Nanosheet Heterostructure for Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Applications, Nano Research. 2017, 10, 2699-2711.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.