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  • We are the research group of Jia Zhu, Professor of College of Engineering and Applied Science at Nanjing University. Our interdisciplinary research bridges nanoscience, materials science, applied physics and engineering. We are probing fundamental electrical, optical and thermal phenomenon at nanoscale, and developing novel nanomaterials and devices for mainly energy applications including next generation solar, thermal and electrical related energy conversion and storage devices.

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We seek highly motivated research scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students to join the group. They will have the opportunity to work closely with the principal investigator on one of the following directions:

1. Energy Conversion

2. Nanoscale Heat Transfer

3. Nanophotonics

4. Energy Storage

5. Water Treatment

Latest publications

Pengcheng Yao, Han Gong, Zhen-Yu Wu, Hanyu Fu, Bo Li, Bin Zhu*, Jiawei Ji, Xueyang Wang, Ning Xu, Changjin Tang, Huigang Zhang and Jia Zhu* "Greener and higher conversion of esterification via interfacial photothermal catalysis". Nat. Sustain. 5,348–356 (2022)
Yan Song, Ning Xu, Guoliang Liu, Heshan Qi, Wei Zhao, Bin Zhu, Lin Zhou and Jia Zhu* "High-yield solar-driven atmospheric water harvesting of metal–organic-framework-derived nanoporous carbon with fast-diffusion water channels". Nat Nanotechnol, 17, 857–863 (2022)
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