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Xiangfeng Duan, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Nanoscience and Materials
Howard Reiss Career Development Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002
M.A., Harvard University, 1999
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

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Laboratory Address: Mol Sci Bldg 2104, 2114, 2221, and 2426
Work Address: Mol Sci Bldg 2505B
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Work Phone Number: 1 (310) 267-4947
Lab Number: 1 (310) 825-0377
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Dr. Duan is currently an Associate Professor at UCLA. He received his B.S degree in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology and China (USTC) in 1997; M.A. degree in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 1999 and 2002, respectively. Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Duan was a Founding Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc.— a startup venture based partly on his graduate research. After spent six years leading advanced technology research at Nanosys Inc., Dr. Duan joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA in 2008, where he was appointed as an Assistant Professor with the Howard Reiss Career Development Chair. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. Dr. Duan’s current research at UCLA focuses on nanoscale integration of dissimilar materials with distinct compositions, structures and properties to create a new generation of integrated material systems with unique functions or unprecedented performance to break the boundaries of traditional technologies. Dr. Duan has published over 80 scientific paper in leading scientific journals with >10,000 citations. He is also the inventor of 36 issued US patents with many more pending.

Selected Publications:

Rui Cheng, Jingwei Bai, Lei Liao, Hailong Zhou, Yu Chen, Lixin Liu, Yung-Chen Lin, Shan Jiang, Yu Huang, and Xiangfeng Duan, High-frequency self-aligned graphene transistors with transferred gate stacks, PNAS, 2012, 1-5.
Jingwei Bai, Xing Zhong, Shan Jiang Yu Huang, Xiangfeng Duan, Graphene nanomesh, Nature Nanotechnology, 2010, 5, 190-4.
Liao L, Bai JW, Lin YC, Qu YQ, Huang Y, Duan XF, High-Performance Top-Gated Graphene-Nanoribbon Transistors Using Zirconium Oxide Nanowires as High-Dielectric-Constant Gate Dielectrics, ADVANCED MATERIALS , 2010, 22 (17), 1941-5.
Liao L, Bai J, Qu Y, Lin YC, Li Y, Huang Y, Duan X, High-kappa oxide nanoribbons as gate dielectrics for high mobility top-gated graphene transistors, PNAS, 2010, 107 (15), 6711-5.
Lei Liao, Yung-Chen Lin, Mingqiang Bao, Rui Cheng, Jingwei Bai, Yuan Liu, Yongquan Qu, Kang L. Wang, Yu Huang, & Xiangfeng Duan, High-speed graphene transistors with a self-aligned nanowire gate, Nature, 2010, 467, 305-8.
Yongquan Qu, Xing Zhong, Yujing Li, Lei Liao, Yu Huang and Xiangfeng Duan, Photocatalytic properties of porous silicon nanowires, J. Mater. Chem, 2010, 20 (18), 3590-4.
Hua Zhang, Yujing Li, Ivan A. Ivanov, Yongquan Qu, Yu Huang, Xiangfeng Duan, Plasmonic Modulation of the Upconversion Fluorescence in NaYF4:Yb/Tm Hexaplate Nanocrystals Using Gold Nanoparticles or Nanoshells, ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION, 2010, 49 (16), 2865-8.
Qu Y, Liao L, Cheng R, Wang Y, Lin YC, Huang Y, Duan X, Rational Design and Synthesis of Freestanding Photoelectric Nanodevices as Highly Efficient Photocatalysts, Nano Lett. , 2010, 10 (5), 1941-9.
Liao L, Bai JW, Qu YQ, Huang Y, Duan XF, Single-layer graphene on Al2O3/Si substrate: better contrast and higher performance of graphene transistors, NANOTECHNOLOGY , 2010, 21 (1).
Liao L, Bai J, Cheng R, Lin YC, Jiang S, Huang Y, Duan X, Top-Gated Graphene Nanoribbon Transistors with Ultrathin High-k Dielectrics, Nano Lett. , 2010, 10 (5), 1917-21.
Jingwei Bai, Rui Cheng, Faxian Xiu, Lei Liao, Minsheng Wang, Alexandros Shailos, Kang L. Wang, Yu Huang and Xiangfeng Duan, Very large magnetoresistance in graphene nanoribbons, Nature Nanotechnology, 2010, 5, 655-9.
Qu Y, Liao L, Li Y, Zhang H, Huang Y, Duan X, Electrically Conductive and Optically Active Porous Silicon Nanowires, Nano Lett, 2009, 9 (12), 4539-43.
Bai, J. W. Duan, X. F. Huang, Y., Rational Fabrication of Graphene Nanoribbons Using a Nanowire Etch Mask, <a href="">Nano Letters</a>, 2009, 9 (5), 2083-2087.
Duan, X., Assembled semiconductor nanowire thin films for high performance flexible macroelectronics, <a href="">MRS Bulletin</a>, 2007, 32, 134-141.
Huang, Y., Duan X. and Lieber C. M., Semiconductor nanowire for multi-color photonics, Small, 2005, 1 (1), 142-147.
Duan, X. and Lieber, C. M., Semiconductor nanowires: rational synthesis, Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscale Science and Technology, 2005.
Duan, X., Niu, C., Sahi, V., Chen, J., Parce, J. W., Empedocles, S. and Goldman, J., High performance thin film transistors assembled from semiconductor nanowires and nanoribbons, Nature, 2003, 425, 274-278.
Duan, X., Huang, Y. and Lieber, C. M., Nanowire nanocircuits, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, 2003, E. Geller et al., eds., 272-276 .
Cui, Y., Duan, X., Huang Y. and Lieber, C. M., Nanowires as building blocks for nanoscale science and technology, Nanowires and Nanobelts: Materials, Properties and Devices, 2003, Z. L. Wang, ed. (Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers).
Duan, X., Huang, Y., Cui, Y. and Lieber, C. M., Nanowires nanoelectronics assembled from the bottom-up, Molecular Nanoelectronics, M. A. Reed and T. Lee, eds. , 2003, American Scientific Publishers.
Duan, X. F. Huang, Y. Agarwal, R. Lieber, C. M., Single-nanowire electrically driven lasers, Nature, 2003, 421 (6920), 241-245.
Huang, Y., Duan, X., Cui, Y. and Lieber, C. M., Gallium nitride nanowire nanodevices, Nano Letters, 2002, 2, 101-104.
Duan, X. F. Huang, Y. Lieber, C. M., Nonvolatile memory and programmable logic from molecule-gated nanowires, Nano Letters, 2002, 2 (5), 487-490.
M. Xue, X. Zhong, Z. Shaposhnik, Y. Qu, F. Tamanoi, X. Duan, and J. Zink, pH-operated mechanized porous silicon nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133, 8798-8801.
Y. Qu, R. Cheng, Q. Su and X. Duan, Plasmonic enhancements of photocatalytic activity of Pt/n-Si/Ag photodiodes using Au/Ag core/shell nanorods, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2011, 133, 16730-16733.
W. Yu, L. Liao, S. Chae, Y. Lee and X. Duan, Toward tunable band gap and tunable Dirac point in bilayer graphene with molecular doping, Nano Lett, 2011, 11, 4759-4763.
Y. Liu, R. Cheng, L. Liao, H. Zhou, J. Bai, G. Liu, L. Liu, Y. Huang and X. Duan, Plasmon resonance enhanced multicolour photodetection by graphene, Nature Commun, 2011, 2:579.
T. Xue, S. Jiang, Y. Qu, Q. Su, R. Cheng, S. Dubin, C.-Y. Chiu, R. Kaner, Y. Huang and X. Duan, Graphene supported hemin as a highly active biomimetic catalyst, Angew Chemie Intl. Ed, 2012, 51, 3725-3974.
H. Zhou, Y. Qu, T. Zeid and X. Duan, Towards highly efficient photocatalysts with semiconductor nanoarchitectures, Energy and Environ. Sci, 2012, 5, 6732-6743.
L. Liao and X. Duan, Graphene for radio frequency electronics, Mater. Today, 2012, 15, 26-36.