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 Interests

 

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

  • 2018      Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2018      Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2018      Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science
  • 2018      Finalist for 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
  • 2017      Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science
  • 2017      Intl Society of Electrochemistry Zhao-Wu Tian Prize for Energy Electrochemistry
  • 2017      Xingda Lectureship from Peking University
  • 2016      Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science
  • 2016      Elsevier Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2015      Finalist for 2015 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
  • 2015      NanoKorean Award
  • 2013      Beilby Medal and Prize
  • 2012      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
  • 2011      UCLA Herbert Newby McCoy Research Award
  • 2011      Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
  • 2011      Alpha Chi Sigma Glen T. Seaborg Award
  • 2011      Ranked 41st among Top-100 Most Cited Chemists during 2000-2010 (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2011      Ranked 20th among Top-100 Most Cited Materials Scientists during 2000-2010
  • 2010      Camille and Henry Dreyfus Environmental Chemistry Mentor
  • 2010      National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2008      National Institute of Health Director’s New Innovator Award
  • 2006      NASA Nanotech Brief “Nano 50” Innovator Award
  • 2006      American Chemical Society Regional Industry Innovation Award
  • 2003      MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award
  • 2001      National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Award
  • 2001      Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award Gold Medal
  • 1996      President Guo Moruo Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China

 

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