Teaching Staff
ZHU, Nianyong - Research Assistant Professor

Educational Background
  • B.Sc., Fudan Univ;
  • M.Sc., FIRSM, CAS;
  • Ph.D., Freiburg Univ;
  • Postdoctoral: Karlsruhe Univ (KIT)

Current Research Interests:

  • metal-organic framework materials,
  • luminescent materials,
  • single-crystal structure analysis
Selected Publications:
  1. N. Y. Zhu, D. Sensharma, P. Wix, M. J. Lennox, T. Düren, W. Y. Wong, W. Schmitt, “Framework Isomerism: Highly Augmented Copper(II)-Paddlewheel-­Based MOF with Unusual (3,4)-Net Topology”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 13-14, 1939-1943 (2016).
  2. G. Tobin, S. Comby, N. Y. Zhu, R. Clerac, T. Gunnlaugsson, W. Schmitt, “Towards Multifunctional Lanthanide-based Metal-organic Frameworks”, Chem. Commun., 51, 13313 (2015).
  3. N. Y. Zhu, M. J. Lennox, T. Duren and W. Schmitt, "Polymorphism of Metal-organic Frameworks: Direct Comparison of Structures and Theoretical N2-uptake of Topological pto- and tbo-isomers", Chem. Commun., 50, 4207-4210 (2014).
  4. N. Y. Zhu, M. J. Lennox, G. Tobin, L. Goodman, T. Duren and W. Schmitt, "Hetero- Epitaxial Approach by Using Labile Coordination Sites to Prepare Catenated Metal- Organic Frameworks with High Surface Areas", Chem. Eur. J., 20, 3595-3599 (2014).
  5. N. Y. Zhu, G. Tobin and W. Schmitt, "Extending the family of Zn-based MOFs: synthetic approaches to chiral framework structures and MOFs with large pores and channels", Chem. Commun., 48, 3638-3640 (2012).
  6. V. K. M. Au, N. Y. Zhu and V. W. W. Yam, "Luminescent Metallogels of Bis-Cyclometalated Alkynylgold(III) Complexes", Inorg. Chem., 52, 558-567 (2013).
  7. K. Li, Y. Chen, W. Lu, N. Y. Zhu and C. M. Che, "A Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Complex with a Pendent Pyridyl Motif as Solid-State Luminescent Sensor for Acidic Vapors", Chem. Eur. J., 17, 4109-4112 (2011).
  8. C. M. Che, C. C. Kwok, S. W. Lai, A. F. Rausch, W. J. Finkenzeller, N. Y. Zhu and H. Yersin, "Photophysical Properties and OLED Applications of Phosphorescent Platinum(II) Schiff Base Complexes", Chem. Eur. J., 16, 233-247 (2010).
  9. T. K. M. Lee, N. Y. Zhu and V. W. W. Yam, "An Unprecedented Luminescent Polynuclear Gold(I) m(3)-Sulfido Cluster With a Thiacrown-like Architecture", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 17646-17648 (2010).
  10. D. Fenske, N. Y. Zhu, T. Langetege, “Synthesis and Structure of New Ag−Se Clusters: [Ag30Se8(SetBu)14(PnPr3)8], [Ag90Se38(SetBu)14(PEt3)22], [Ag114Se34(SenBu)46(PtBu3)14], [Ag112Se32(SenBu)48(PtBu3)12], and [Ag172Se40(SenBu)92(dppp)4]”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 37, 2640-2644 (1998).
  11. N. Y. Zhu, J. Pebler, H. Vahrenkamp, “Combination of the Fe4S4 and M-CN-Fe redox functions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 35, 894-895 (1996).
  12. N. Y. Zhu, Y. F. Zheng, X. T. Wu, “The Synthesis and Characterization of 2 Novel Cubane-like Clusters M2CU2S4(PPh3)2(SCH2CH2S)2 (M = Mo and W), Chem. Commun., 10, 780-781 (1990).