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Zhong Lin Wang

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MANA Principal Investigator (PI)


Educational & Research History

2006 - Present
College of Engineering Distinguished Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
2004 - Present
Regents' Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
1999 - 2004
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1995 - 1999
Associate Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1990 - 1993
Research Associate Professor, Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and University of Tennessee
1989 - 1990
Research Fellowship, U.S. Department of Energy, Metals and Ceramics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1993 - 1995
Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Research History

Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang is a Regents' Professor, COE Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Nanostructure Characterization and Fabrication, at Georgia Tech. He has authored and co-authored four scientific reference and textbooks and over 500 peer reviewed journal articles, 55 review papers and book chapters, edited and co-edited 14 volumes of books on nanotechnology, and held 20 patents and provisional patents. Dr. Wang is the world's top 25 most cited authors in nanotechnology from 1992-2002 (ISI, Science Watch). His entire publications have been cited for over 18,000 times. The H-index of his publications is 64. Wang discovered the nanobelt in 2001, which is considered to be a ground-breaking work. The paper on nanobelt was the second most cited paper in chemistry in 2001-2003 world-wide. His paper on piezoelectric nanosprings was one of the most cited papers in materials science in 2004 world-wide. His recent invention of world's first nanogenerator will have profound impacts to implantable biosensors and molecular machines/robotics. In 1999, he and his colleagues discovered the world's smallest balance, nanobalance, which was selected as the breakthrough in nanotechnology by the America Physical Society. He was elected to the European Academy of Science (www.eurasc.org) in 2002, fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (www.thewif.org.uk) in 2004, fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, has received the 2001 S.T. Li prize for Outstanding Contribution in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the 2000 and 2005 Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Research Author Awards, Sigma Xi 2005 sustain research awards, Sigma Xi 1998 and 2002 best paper awards, the 1999 Burton Medal from Microscopy Society of America, and 1998 China-NSF Oversea Outstanding Young Scientists Award. His most recent research focuses on oxide nanobelts and nanowires, in-situ techniques for nano-scale measurements, self-assembly nanostructures, fabrication of nano devices and nanosensors for biomedical applications.

Selected Papers

  1. Direct current nanogenerator driven by ultrasonic wave
    X.D. Wang, J.H. Song J. Liu, Z L. Wang
    Science, 316, (2007) 102-105.
  2. Piezoelectric Nanogenerators Based on Zinc Oxide Nanowire Arrays
    Zhong L. Wang, Jinhui Song
    Science, 312, 242-246.
  3. Conversion of Zinc Oxide Nanobelts into Superlattice-Structured Nanohelices
    P.X. Gao, Y. Ding, W. Mai, W. L. Hughes, C. Lao, Z.L .Wang
    Science, 309, (2005) 1700-1704.
  4. Single-Crystal Nanorings Formed by Epitaxial Self-Coiling of Polar Nanobelts
    X.Y. Kong, Y. Ding, R.S. Yang, Z.L. Wang
    Science, 303, (2004) 1348-1351.
  5. Nanobelts of Semiconducting Oxides
    Z.W. Pan, Z.R. Dai and Z.L. Wang
    Science, 291, (2001)1947-1949.
  6. Converting Ceria Polyhedral Nanoparticles into Single-Crystal Nanospheres
    X. Feng, D.C. Sayle, Z.L. Wang, S. Paras, B. Santora, T. Sutorik, T. X. T. Sayle, Y. Yang, Y. Ding, X. Wang, Y.-S. Her
    Science, 312, (2006)1504-1508.
  7. Exchange-coupled nanocomposite magnets by nanoparticle self-assembly
    H. Zeng, J. Li, J.-P. Liu, Z. L. Wang, S. Sun
    Nature, 420, (2002)395.
  8. Electrostatic Deflections and Electromechanical Resonances of Carbon Nanotubes
    P. Poncharal, Z.L. Wang, D. Ugarte, W.A. de Heer
    Science, 283, (1999)1513-1516.
  9. Carbon Nanotube Quantum Resistors
    S. Frank, P. Poncharal, Z.L. Wang, W.A. de Heer
    Science, 280, (1998)1744-1746.
  10. Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Colloidal Platinum Nanoparticles
    T.S. Ahmadi, Z.L. Wang, T.C. Green, A. Henglein, M.A. El-Sayed
    Science, 28, (1996)1924-1926.