Solving Small

by

Thinking Big!


 

Welcome to the Jiang Research Lab!

Our group focuses on applying scanning probe-based nanotechnology in nanostuctures design and properties investigation. We are developing a hybrid technique by combining scanning probe microscopy with optical spectroscopy to understand and predict the single-molecule processes at the nano-scale, including charge transfer, electron localization and generation, photoabsorption and photoemission, which provides new insights into the discover and design of new molecular optics and electronics.

 

Group News:

JUL 2020

  • Our paper entitled “Optical scanning tunneling microscopy based chemical imaging and spectroscopy”, was accepted by Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. Check it at DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/aba8c7
  • Our paper entitled “Methods to Fabricate and Recycle Plasmonic Probes for Ultrahigh Vacuum Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Based Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”, was accepted by Journal of Raman Spectroscopy. Check it at DOI: 10.1002/jrs.5951
  • The journal of Chemical Physics has chosen our paper as the featured article and the cover of Volume 153, Issue 1, 07 July 2020.

JUN 2020

  • Jeremy has been selected as a 2020 Finalist for American Vacuum Society Student Awards. He will receive one of the named National Student Awards this fall. Congratulations on this very well deserved national honor, Jeremy!
  • Our paper entitled “Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Chemical Analysis with Nanoscale to Angstrom Scale Resolution” was accepted by The Journal of Chemical Physics. Check it at DOI: 10.1063/5.0009766

MAY 2020

  • Jeremy’s paper entitled “The Expanding Frontiers of Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” was accepted by Applied Spectroscopy. Check it here: DOI: 10.1177/0003702820932229

APR 2020

  • Nan received 2020 American Vacuum Society Prairie Chapter Early Career Research Award.
  • Nan was invited to give a seminar at University of Chicago.

MAR 2020

  • Nan, Jeremy and Sayantan presented at PITTCON Conference & Expo 2020.

FEB 2020

  • Nan was invited to give a seminar at University of Iowa.
  • Nan was invited to give a seminar at University of Connecticut.
  • Jeremy’s cover article is online at J Phys. Chem. C.

JAN 2020

  • Nan was invited to give a seminar at National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Our first surface reaction paper “Direct Observation of the Geometric Isomer Selectivity of a Reaction Controlled via Adsorbed Bromine”, first authored by Jeremy, is published by Nanoscale. Check it out DOI: 10.1039/C9NR09857G.

DEC 2019

  • The Jiang lab has been recommended for a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Very grateful for the support from NSF!
  • Nan was invited to present our recent results at WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Operando surface science – Atomistic insights into electrified solid/liquid interfaces” at Bad Honnef, Germany.
  • Nan visited Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, and gave a seminar in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Jeremy received the Paaren Fellowship to support his graduate research starting from Jan 2020. Congratulations, Jeremy!

NOV 2019

  • Our new TERS paper “Defining Multiple Configurations of Rubrene on a Ag(100) Surface with 5 Angstrom Spatial Resolution via Ultrahigh Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” is accepted by J. Phys. Chem. C. Check it at DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b09162.
  • Welcome graduate student Zhongyi Lu to the group. Zhongyi also received “Wonhwa Cho Fellowship” from UIC Chemistry Department.

OCT 2019

  • Jeremy won 2019 AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Award. Congratulations, Jeremy!
  • Nan, Jeremy and Sayantan presented at AVS 66th National Meeting.
  • Nan gave an invited seminar at University of Wyoming.
  • Nan was invited to give a talk at SCIX 2019 Rising Stars in Plasmonics session.

SEPT 2019

AUG 2019

  • Nan gave a keynote talk at ChinaNANO 2019.
  • Nan gave an invited talk at ACS national meeting 2019 (Fall). Jeremy also presented his new results at ACS meeting.

JUL 2019

  • Nan gave an invited seminar at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Sayantan presented his new TERS work at the 21st International Vacuum Conference in Sweden.

JUN 2019

  • Nan gave an invited talk at the 4th International Conference on Enhanced Spectroscopies at London, Canada.
  • Welcome high school students Aliza Panjwani and Akshay Undevia to the group.

MAY 2019

  • Our new collaboration paper “Plasmon-induced hot electron transfer in Au–ZnO heterogeneous nanorods for enhanced SERS ” is accepted by Nanoscale. Check it at DOI: 10.1039/C9NR02969A.

APR 2019

  • Sayantan Mahapatra’s paper “Angstrom Scale Chemical Analysis of Metal Supported Trans– and Cis-Regioisomers by Ultrahigh Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Mapping ” is accepted by Nano Letters. Check it at DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b00826.
  • Sayantan received the Bodmer Travel Award, and will present his work at the 21st IVC Conference in Sweden. Congratulations again, Sayantan!
  • Nan gave a seminar at the Department of Physics, UIC.

MAR 2019

  • Jeremy Schultz’s collaboration paper (with Prof. Salehi-Khojin group) is accepted by Adv. Func. Mater..  Check it at DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201805693.

FEB 2019

  • Nan gave a seminar at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of California State University, Northridge.
  • Jeremy traveled to Elizabeth Ide Elementary School to perform a series of science demonstrations for second graders.

JAN 2019

  • Nan gave a seminar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Loyola University Chicago.

NOV 2018

  • Nan gave a seminar at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Lanzhou University.

OCT 2018

  • Welcome graduate students Kai Wang and Dairong Liu to the group.
  • Nan gave an invited talk at SciX 2018: The Great Scientific Exchange.
  • Jeremy gave an oral talk at AVS 65th National Meeting.
  • Sayantan presented his new TERS work at the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Research Symposium.

SEPT 2018

  • Nan gave two talks at the Center for Quantum Nanoscience, Ewha Womans University and The University of Hong Kong.
  • Jeremy won AVS Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant.
  • Jeremy’s work, “In a Small Window”, was been selected as this year’s 3rd Place winner in the “Image of Research” at UIC. Congratulations again, Jeremy!
  • Our high school student Aliza presented our new TERS results in AVS Prairie Chapter Symposium 2018.
  • Want to know how to make your grad school choice? Below is an article about a few chemistry grad students describe the academic, personal, and aspirational factors that drove their decisions. Check it at DOI: 10.1021/cen-09636-cover3

AUG 2018

  • Nan was invited to give a talk at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018.
  • Nan gave an invited talk and Jeremy presented a poster on The International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) 2018 in Jeju, Korea.
  • Jeremy got The Best Poster Award on ICORS 2018! Many congratulations, Jeremy!

JUL 2018

  • Welcome undergraduate student Brian Spencer from Kennedy King College to the group.

JUN 2018

  • The Jiang lab has been awarded a National Science Foundation Fund!
  • The Jiang lab has been awarded an American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund!

MAY 2018

  • Welcome Dr. Linfei Li to the group!
  • EunByoel Kim received “The Leonard Kotin Award for Physical Chemistry”. Congratulations, EunByoel!

APR 2018

  • Jeremy received the Bodmer Travel Award, and will present his work at the 26th International Conference on Raman spectroscopy in Korea.

FEB 2018

JAN 2018

  • Nan was invited to give a seminar at the Department of Physics, the University of Utah.

DEC 2017

  • Our new article “Probing Intermolecular Vibrational Symmetry Breaking in Self-Assembled Monolayers with Ultrahigh Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy” was accepted by J. Am. Chem. Soc.. Check it at DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b10645.
  • Zack graduated with a Master degree in Chemistry. Congratulations, Zack!

NOV 2017

  • Nan was invited to visit Surface and Interface Science Laboratory @ RIKEN, Japan.

OCT 2017

  • Welcome graduate student Sayantan Mahapatra to the group.
  • Philip and Jeremy presented at the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Research Symposium. Jeremy won the first place for the poster competition. Congratulations, Jeremy!

SEPT 2017

  • We received the CURA (Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award) to support Erin Ehlers to work as a undergraduate researcher from fall 2017 to spring 2018.
  • Philip presented our new TERS results in AVS Prairie Chapter Symposium 2017.

JUN 2017

  • Welcome high school students Aliza Panjwani and Allison Korkmaz to the group.
  • Philip  was invited to present at science club at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

MAY 2017

  • We received the LASURI (The College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Initiative) award to support EunByoel Kim to work as a undergraduate researcher from fall 2017 to spring 2018.

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