Wei Wang
Vice Dean, Professor
Phone Number: 025-89680309
Office Address: D306
E-mail: wei.wang@nju.edu.cn
Group Page: https://hysz.nju.edu.cn/wanglab/
Personal Profile

Wei Wang is a Professor at Nanjing University. He received his BS in 2004 and PhD in 2009, both from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He pursued postdoctoral studies at Arizona State University from 2009 to 2013 before joining the faculty of Nanjing University in December 2013. He received support from the Thousand Young Talents Program (2013) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Outstanding Young Scholars (2019). He also received the Young Chemist Award from the Chinese Chemical Society in 2017. His current researches involve advanced optical microscopy for optical chemical imaging, nanoelectrochemistry, and single-molecule detection.

Group Page: https://hysz.nju.edu.cn/wanglab/

ORCID Page: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4628-1755

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Work Experience

2013.12–present: Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University

2013.01–2013.12: Assistant Research Professor, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University 

2009.11–2012.12: Postdoctoral Fellow, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

2004–2009: PhD, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

2000–2004: BS, Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

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We are committed to developing advanced optical microscopy for imaging chemical processes of single nanoparticles, single molecules and single cells. Particular interests are given to 1) microscopic electrochemistry - imaging electrochemical current optically; 2) nanocatalysis - operando watching electron transfer in single nanocatalysts and interrogating the functional heterogeneity among individuals; 3) nanobubbles and nanodroplets at solid-liquid interface; 4) single molecule detection and dynamics; and 5) intact cell-based drug screening. Active studies are based on the following optical techniques in our current toolbox, that are surface plasmon resonance microscopy, dark-field microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and photothermal microscopy.


Selected Publications:

16. Jing Chen+, Kai Zhou+, Yongjie Wang, Jia Gao, Tinglian Yuan, Jie Pang, Shu Tang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Wei Wang*, Measuring the activation energy barrier for the nucleation of single nanosized vapor bubbles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019, 116, 12678-12683.

15. Yingyan Jiang, Hua Su, Wei Wei, Yongjie Wang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Wei Wang*, Tracking the rotation of single CdS nanorods during photocatalysis with surface plasmon resonance microscopy, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2019, 116, 6630-6634.

14. Meng Li, Tinglian Yuan, Yingyan Jiang, Linlin Sun, Wei Wei, Hong-Yuan Chen, Wei Wang*, Total Internal Reflection-based Extinction Spectroscopy of Single Nanoparticles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 572-576.

13. Yingyan Jiang, Wei Wang*, Point Spread Function of Objective-based Surface Plasmon Resonance Microscopy, Anal. Chem., 2018, 90, 9650-9656.

12. Tao Liu, Meng Li, Yongjie Wang, Yimin Fang, Wei Wang*, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of single Au nanorods, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 4424.

11. Wei Wang*, Imaging the chemical activity of single nanoparticles with optical microscopy, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2018, 47, 2485-2508.

10. Hua Su, Yimin Fang, Fangyuan Chen, Wei Wang*, Monitoring the dynamic photocatalytic activity of single CdS nanoparticles by lighting up H2 nanobubbles with fluorescent dyes, Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1448-1453.

9. Yimin Fang, Zhimin Li, Yingyan Jiang, Xian Wang, Hong-Yuan Chen, Nongjian Tao, Wei Wang*, Intermittent photocatalytic activity of single CdS nanoparticles, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2017, 114, 10566-10571.

8. Dan Jiang, Yingyan Jiang, Zhimin Li, Tao Liu, Xiang Wo, Yimin Fang, Nongjian Tao, Wei Wang*, Hong-Yuan Chen, Optical imaging of phase transition and Li-ion diffusion kinetics of single LiCoO2 nanoparticles during electrochemical cycling, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 186-192.

7. Meisam Hasheminejad, Yimin Fang, Meng Li, Yingyan Jiang, Wei Wang*, Hong-Yuan Chen, Plasmonic Imaging of the Interfacial Potential Distribution on Bipolar Electrodes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 1629-1633.

6. Linlin Sun, Yimin Fang, Zhimin Li, Wei Wang*, Hong-Yuan Chen*, Simultaneous optical and electrochemical recording of single nanoparticle electrochemistry, Nano Res., 2017, 5, 1740-1748.

5. Yimin Fang, Shan Chen, Wei Wang*, Xiaonan Shan*, Nongjian Tao, Real time monitoring of phosphorylation  kinetics with self-assembled nano-oscillators, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 2538-2542.

4. Yimin Fang, Wei Wang*, Xiang Wo, Yashuang Luo, Shaowei Yin, Yixian Wang, Xiaonan Shan, Nongjian Tao*,   Plasmonic Imaging of Electrochemical Oxidation of Single Nanoparticles, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 12584-12587.

3. Wei Wang*, Nongjian Tao, Detection, Counting and Imaging of Single Nanoparticles, Anal. Chem., 2014, 86, 2-14.

2. Wei Wang, Yunze Yang, Shaopeng Wang, Vinay J Nagaraj, Qiang Liu, Jie Wu and Nongjian Tao*, Label-free measuring and mapping of binding kinetics of membrane proteins in single living cells, Nature Chem., 2012, 4, 846-853.

1. Wei Wang, Kyle Foley, Xiaonan Shan, Shaopeng Wang, Seron Eaton, Vinay J. Nagaraj, Peter Wiktor, Urmez Patel, Nongjian Tao*, Single cells and intracellular processes studied by a plasmonic-based electrochemical impedance microscopy, Nature Chem., 2011, 3, 249-255.

Course Name, Time and Place

1. Molecular Spectroscopy and Optical Imaging,54 hours

2. Analytical Techniques and Applications, 36 hours

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