Duan, Xiangfeng


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Division
Inorganic
Title
Faculty
Professor
Howard Reiss Career Development Chair
Specialties
Inorganic
Nanoscience
Materials
Analytical

Contact Information

Email
Office
Molecular Sciences Building 2505B
(310) 267-4947
Lab
Molecular Sciences Building 2104, 2114, 2221, and 2426
(310) 825-0377

Short Biography

Dr. Duan received the B.S degree in chemistry from 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. He was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc. from 2002 to 2008.

Biography

Dr. Duan is an Associate Professor at UCLA. He received a B.S degree in chemistry from University of Science and Technology and China, Hefei, China, in 1997; M.A. degree in chemistry and Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 1999 and 2002, respectively.

From 2002 to 2008, he was a Founding Scientist, Principal Scientist and Manager of Advanced Technology at Nanosys Inc., a nanotechnology startup founded based partly on his doctoral research. In 2008, he joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Duan’s research in inorganic nanostructures contributed significantly to recent advancements in nanoscience and nanotechnology. His doctoral research in semiconductor nanowires pioneered the recent blossom in nanowire based research and technology. While at Nanosys, Dr. Duan was responsible for identifying new technological opportunities based on inorganic nanostructures and advancing the newest ideas into compelling technological demonstrations. He is the leading inventor of a number of the most important nanotechnology inventions. His current research interests include heteointegration of nanoscale materials, development of novel nanoscale device concepts and exploration of their potential in future electronics, energy science and biomedical science. Dr. Duan has published about 100 technical papers in leading scientific journals, and holds more than 50 patents or patent applications.

Research Interest

 

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices

 

The Duan Lab's research interests include nanoscale materials, devices and their applications in future electronics, energy technologies and biomedical science. The research focuses on rational design and synthesis of highly complex nanostructures with precisely controlled chemical composition, structural morphology and physical dimension; fundamental investigation of new chemical, optical, electronic and magnetic properties; and exploration of new technological opportunities arising in these nanoscale materials. A strong emphasis is placed on the hetero-integration of multi-composition, multi-structure and multi-function at the nanoscale, and by doing so, creating a new generation of integrated nanosystems with unprecedented performance or unique functions to break the boundaries of traditional technologies.

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Honors & Awards

  • Beilby Medal and Prize (2013)
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship (2012)
  • IUMRS MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award (2012)
  • Dupont Young Professor (2012)
  • Department of Energy Early Career Scientist (2012)
  • Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator (2012)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (2012)
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2012)
  • UCLA Herbert Newby McCoy Research Award (2011)
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2011)
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Glen T. Seaborg Award (2011)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2010)
  • National Institute of Health Director's New Innovator Award (2008)
  • NASA Nanotech Brief 'Nano 50' Innovator Award (2006)
  • American Chemical Society Regional Industry Innovation Award (2006)
  • MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award (2003)

Publications

Selected
  • Chemical vapour deposition growth of large single crystals of monolayer and bilayer graphene
    H. Zhou, W. J. Yu, L. Liu, R. Cheng, Y. Chen, X. Huang, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, Y. Huang and X. Duan, Nature Commun. In press, (2013) doi:10.1038/ncomms3096
  • Nanoscale devices: Untangling nanowire assembly
    N. O. Weiss and X. Duan. Nature Nanotech. 8, 312-313 (2013) doi:10.1038/nnano.2013.83
  • Transferred wrinkled Al2O3 for highly stretchable and transparent graphene/carbon nanotube transistors
    S. H. Chae, W. J. Yu, J. J. Bae, D. L. Duong, D. Perello, H. Y. Jeong, Q. H. Ta, T. H. Ly, Q. A. Vu, M. H. Yun, X. Duan, and Y. H. Lee, Nature Mater. 12, 403-409 (2013) doi:10.1038/nmat3572
  • Vertically stacked multi-heterostructures of layered materials for logic transistors and complementary inverters
    W. J. Yu, Z. Li, H. Zhou, Y. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Huang and X. Duan, Nature Mater. 12, 246–252 (2013) doi:10.1038/nmat3518
  • A low-temperature method to produce highly reduced graphene oxide
    H. Feng, R. Cheng, X. Zhao, X. Duan and J. Li, Nature Commun. 4, 1539 (2013) doi:10.1038/ncomms2555
  • High frequency self-aligned graphene transistors with transferred gate stack
    R. Cheng, J. Bai, L. Liao, H. Zhou, Y. Chen, L. Liu, Y. Lin, S. Jiang, Y. Huang, and X. Duan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109, 11588-11592 (2012) doi:10.1073/pnas.1205696109
  • Plasmon resonance enhanced multicolour photodetection by graphene
    Y. Liu, R. Cheng, L. Liao, H. Zhou, J. Bai, G. Liu, L. Liu, Y. Huang and X. Duan, Nature Commun. 2, 579 (2011) doi:10.1038/ncomms1589
  • High speed graphene transistors with a self-aligned nanowire gate
    L. Liao, Y. Lin, M. Bao, R. Cheng, J. Bai, Y. Liu, Y. Qu, K.L. Wang, Y. Huang, and X. Duan, Nature 467, 305-308 (2010) doi:10.1038/nature09405
  • Very large magnetoresistance in graphene nanoribbons
    J. Bai., R. Cheng, F. Xiu, L. Liao, M. Wang, A. Shailos, K. L. Wang, Y. Huang, and X. Duan, Nature Nanotech. 5, 655-659 (2010) doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.154
  • High-yield self-limiting single-nanowire assembly with dielectrophoresis
    E. M. Freer, O. Grachev, X. Duan, S. Martin, and D.P. Stumbo, Nature Nanotech. 5, 525-530 (2010) doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.157
  • High-k oxide nanoribbons as gate dielectrics for high mobility top-gated graphene transistors
    L. Liao, J. Bai, Y. Qu, Y. Lin, Y. Li, Y. Huang, and X. Duan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107, 6711-6715 (2010) doi: 10.1073/pnas.0914117107
  • Graphene nanomesh
    J. Bai, X. Zhong, S. Jiang, Y. Huang, and X. Duan, Nature Nanotech. 5, 190-194 (2010) doi:10.1038/nnano.2010.8