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Zhiyong Gu

Zhiyong Gu
Zhiyong GuProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentChemical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3540
  • EmailZhiyong_Gu@uml.edu

Research Interests

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology, nanowires

Synthesis and fabrication of functional and hybrid nanowires and nanoparticles; Using self-assembly or directed assembly techniques to integrate these nano-building blocks into ordered 2D and 3D hierarchy structures; Develop these nanowires and nanoparticles and the structures formed for sensing, electronic and biomedical applications.

Education

  • Ph D: Chemical and Biological Engineering, (2004), State Univeristy of New York Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Intermolecular interactions and solvent diffusion in ordered nanostructures formed by self-assembly of block copolymers
  • MS: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, (2001), University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame, IN
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Experimental study of thermophysical properties of room temperature ionic liquids
  • BS: Engineering, (1996), Qingado Institute of Chemical Technology

Awards and Honors

  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
  • ACS YCC Leadership Development Award,
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund (MDRF) Award - GSA, State University of New York
  • Teaching Excellence Award, 2011
  • TURI Sustainability Research Fellow,
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2011), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Best Poster Award (2006) - Mid-Atlantic MEMES Alliance Symposium
  • Best Poster Award (2006), Scholarship/Research - Mid-Atlantic MEMS Alliance Symposium

Publications

  • Yin, Q., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Wang, J., Stach, E.A., Zhou, G. (2017) "Interface dynamics in one-dimensional nanoscale Cu/Sn couples.," Acta Materialia 125: pp. 136 - 144
  • Li, Z., Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2017) "Vertically aligned Pt nanowire array/Au nanoparticle hybrid structure as highly sensitive amperometric biosensors.," Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical!!! 243: pp. 1092 - 1101
  • Gheybi Hashemabad, S., Gu, Z., Ando, T. (2016) "Flux-less direct soldering of aluminum by ultrasonic surface activation.," Journal of Materials Processing Tech 233: pp. 135 - 141
  • Zhang, Y., Gao, F., Wanjala, B., Li, Z., Cernigliaro, G., Gu, Z. (2016) "High efficiency reductive degradation of a wide range of azo dyes by SiO2-Co core-shell nanoparticles.," Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 199: pp. 504 - 513
  • Xu, L., Huang, L., Ye, Z., Meng, N., Shu, Y., Gu, Z. (2016) "Polycyclopentene-Crystal-Decorated Carbon Nanotubes by Convenient Large-Scale In Situ Polymerization and their Lotus-Leaf-Like Superhydrophobic Films," Macromolecular Rapid Communications
  • Sha, Y., Mathew, I., Cui, Q., Clay, M., Gao, F., Zhang, X., Gu, Z. (2016) "Rapid degradation of azo dye methyl orange using hollow cobalt nanoparticles," Chemosphere 144: pp. 1530 - 1535
  • Shu, Y., Gheybi Hashemabad, S., Ando, T., Gu, Z. (2016) "Ultrasonic powder consolidation of Sn/In nanosolder particles and their application to low temperature Cu-Cu joining.," Materials & Design!!! 111: pp. 631 - 639
  • Li, Z., Leung, C., Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2015) "Effects of nanowire length and surface roughness on the electrochemical sensor properties of nafion-free, Vertically aligned pt nanowire array electrodes," Sensors (Switzerland) 15:9 pp. 22473-22489
  • Yin, Q., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Stach, E.A., Zhou, G. (2015) "In situ visualization of metallurgical reactions in nanoscale Cu/Sn diffusion couples," Nanoscale 7:11 pp. 4984-4994
  • Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2015) "Melting Temperature of Metallic Nanoparticles," Springer International Publishing pp. 1-25
  • Shu, Y., Rajathurai, K., Gao, F., Cui, Q., Gu, Z. (2015) "Synthesis and thermal properties of low melting temperature tin/indium (Sn/In) lead-free nanosolders and their melting behavior in a vapor flux," Journal of Alloys and Compounds 626: pp. 391-400
  • Ruan, D., Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2014) "Current Controlled Growth Mechanism of Surface Roughed Pt Nanowires and their Electrochemical Property," Journal of the Electrochemical Society 161: pp. 666-671
  • Ruan, D., Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2014) "Enhanced Electrochemical Properties of Surface Roughed Pt Nanowire Electrocatalyst for Methanol Oxidation," Electrochimica Acta 147: pp. 225-231
  • Su, J., Liu, X., Mirzaee, I., Gao, F., Charmchi, M., Gu, Z., Sun, H. (2014) "Magnetically assembling nanoscale metal network into phase change material," American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 6B: pp. ASME
  • Su, J., Mirzaee, I., Gao, F., Liu, X., Charmchi, M., Gu, Z., Sun, H. (2014) "Magnetically Assembling Nanoscale Metal Network into Phase Change Material - Percolation Threshold Reduction in Paraffin Using Magnetically Assembly of Nanowires," Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine 5:3
  • Gao, F., Li, Z., Ruan, D., Gu, Z. (2014) "Synthesis of surface roughed Pt nanowires and their application as electrochemical sensors for hydrogen peroxide detection," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 14:9 pp. 6599-6604
  • Xu, L., Ye, Z., Siemann, S., Gu, Z. (2014) "Noncovalent solubilization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in common low-polarity organic solvents with branched Pd-diimine polyethylenes: Effects of polymer chain topology, molecular weight and terminal pyrene group," Polymer (United Kingdom) 55:14 pp. 3120-3129
  • Su, J., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Dai, W., Cernigliaro, G., Sun, H. (2014) "Fabrication of SU-8 based nanopatterns and their use as a nanoimprint mold," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8974:
  • Lohmeier, J., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B., Sun, H., Barry, C.M., Donatelli, A.A. (2013) "A New Interdisciplinary Engineering Course on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena," American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Proceedings 23: pp. 1
  • Su, J., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Pien, M., Sun, H. (2013) "A novel 3-D fabrication of platinum nanoparticles decorated micro carbon pillars electrode for high sensitivity detection of hydrogen peroxide," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 181: pp. 57-64
  • Xu, L., McGraw, J., Gao, F., Grundy, M., Ye, Z., Gu, Z., Shepherd, J. (2013) "Production of high-concentration graphene dispersions in low-boiling-point organic solvents by liquid-phase noncovalent exfoliation of graphite with a hyperbranched polyethylene and formation of graphene/ethylene copolymer composites," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117:20 pp. 10730-10742
  • Gao, F., Gu, Z., Shina, S.G. (2013) "663-680 Lead-free nanosolders and nanowire joining for microelectronics/ nanoelectronics assembly and packaging," IPC APEX EXPO Conference and Exhibition 2013, APEX EXPO 2013 1: pp. 663-680
  • Gu, Z., Cui, Q., Chen, J., Buckley, J., Ando, T., Erdeniz, D., Wong, P., Hadjiafxenti, A., Epaminonda, P., Ibrahim, E.G., Rebholz, C., Doumanidis, C.C. (2013) "Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Novel Nanoheater Structures," Surface & Coatings Technology
  • Ma, X., Oyamada, S., Gao, F., Wu, T., Robich, M.P., Wu, H., Wang, X., Buchholz, B., McCarthy, S., Gu, Z., Bianchi, C.F., Sellke, F.W., Laham, R. (2012) "Corrigendum to "Paclitaxel/sirolimus combination coated drug-eluting stent: In vitro and in vivo drug release studies" [J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 54 (2011) 807-811]," Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 59:1 pp. 217
  • Gao, F., Rajathurai, K., Cui, Q., Zhou, G., Nkengforacha, I., Gu, Z. (2012) "Effect of surface oxide on the melting behavior of lead-free solder nanowires and nanorods," Applied Surface Science 258:19 pp. 7507-7514
  • Gao, F., Liu, Z., Zhou, G., Yang, J.C., Gu, Z. (2012) "Fast diffusion and void formation in a two-segment copper-tin lead-free nanowire system with one-dimensional confinement," Science of Advanced Materials 4:8 pp. 881-887
  • Clay, M., Cui, Q., Sha, Y., Chen, J., Rondinone, A.J., Wu, Z., Chen, J., Gu, Z. (2012) "Galvanic synthesis of bi-modal porous metal nanostructures using aluminum nanoparticle templates," Materials Letters 88: pp. 143-147
  • Li, X., Wang, Y., Lei, Y., Gu, Z. (2012) "Highly sensitive H 2S sensor based on template-synthesized CuO nanowires," RSC Advances 2:6 pp. 2302-2307
  • Su, L., Jia, W., Manuzzi, D.P., Zhang, L., Li, X., Gu, Z., Lei, Y. (2012) "Highly sensitive surface-enhanced Raman scattering using vertically aligned silver nanopetals," RSC Advances 2:4 pp. 1439-1443
  • Li, X., Cho, J.H., Kurup, P., Gu, Z. (2012) "Novel sensor array based on doped tin oxide nanowires for organic vapor detection," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 162:1 pp. 251-258
  • Ma, X., Oyamada, S., Gao, F., Wu, T., Robich, M.P., Wu, H., Wang, X., Buchholz, B., McCarthy, S., Gu, Z., Bianchi, C.F., Sellke, F.W., Laham, R. (2012) "Paclitaxel/sirolimus combination coated drug-eluting stent: In vitro and in vivo drug release studies (vol 54, pg 807, 2011)," Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 59:
  • Cho, J., Li, X., Gu, Z., Kurup, P.U. (2012) "Recognition of explosive precursors using nanowire sensor array and decision tree learning," IEEE Sensors Journal 12:7 pp. 2384-2391
  • Liu, S., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Kurup, P. (2011) "Dynamic chemical vapor sensing with nanofibrous film based surface acoustic wave sensors," Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical 167:1 pp. 8-13
  • Alexandridis, P., Munshi, S.Z., Gu, Z. (2011) "Evaporation of water from structured surfactant solutions," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 50:2 pp. 580-589
  • Cui, Q., Sha, Y., Chen, J., Gu, Z. (2011) "Galvanic synthesis of hollow non-precious metal nanoparticles using aluminum nanoparticle template and their catalytic applications," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 13:10 pp. 4785-4794
  • Ma, X., Oyamada, S., Gao, F., Wu, T., Robich, M.P., Wu, H., Wang, X., Buchholz, B., McCarthy, S., Gu, Z., Bianchi, C.F., Sellke, F.W., Laham, R. (2011) "Paclitaxel/sirolimus combination coated drug-eluting stent: In vitro and in vivo drug release studies," Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis 54:4 pp. 807-811
  • Xu, L., Ye, Z., Cui, Q., Gu, Z., Mercier, L. (2011) "Surface-initiated catalytic ethylene polymerization within nano-channels of ordered mesoporous silicas for synthesis of hybrid silica composites containing covalently tethered polyethylene," Polymer 52:26 pp. 5961-5974
  • Jia, W., Su, L., Li, X., Zhang, L., Gu, Z., Gao, P.X., Lei, Y. (2011) "Synthesis of tin nanodendrites via galvanic replacement reaction and their thermal conversion to nanodendritic tin oxide for ultrasensitive electrochemical sensing," RSC Advances 1:8 pp. 1500-1505
  • Li, X., Gu, Z., Cho, J., Sun, H., Kurup, P. (2011) "Tin copper mixed metal oxide nanowires: Synthesis and sensor response to chemical vapors," Sensors & Actuators: B.Chemical 158:1 pp. 199-207
  • Mukherjee, S., Li, X., Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2010) "An efficient silver etchant for the fabrication of active nanowires using anodized aluminum oxide templates," Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters 13:7 pp. 0-0
  • Ding, Y., Jia, W., Zhang, H., Li, B., Gu, Z., Lei, Y. (2010) "Carbonized hemoglobin nanofibers for enhanced H2O2 detection," Electroanalysis 22:16 pp. 1911-1917
  • Liu, S., Ponrathnam, T., Sun, H., Nagarajan, R., Kumar, J., Gu, Z., Kurup, P. (2010) "Detection of explosive vapors by surface acoustic wave sensors containing novel siloxane based coatings," Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry 47:12 pp. 1172-1175
  • Gowda, R., Sun, H., Wang, P., Charmchi, M., Gao, F., Gu, Z., Budhlall, B. (2010) "Effects of particle surface charge, species, concentration, and dispersion method on the thermal conductivity of nanofluids," Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2010:
  • Li, X., Chin, E., Sun, H., Kurup, P., Gu, Z. (2010) "Fabrication and integration of metal oxide nanowire sensors using dielectrophoretic assembly and improved post-assembly processing," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 148:2 pp. 404-412
  • Patra, D., Malvankar, N., Chin, E., Tuominen, M., Gu, Z., Rotello, V.M. (2010) "Fabrication of conductive microcapsules via self-assembly and crosslinking of gold nanowires at liquid-liquid interfaces," Small 6:13 pp. 1402-1405
  • Zhang, Y., Dai, Q., Li, X., Cui, Q., Gu, Z., Zou, B., Wang, Y., Yu, W.W. (2010) "Formation of PbSe/CdSe Core/Shell nanocrystals for stable near-infrared high photoluminescence emission," Nanoscale Research Letters 5:8 pp. 1279-1283
  • Gravani, S., Polychronopoulou, K., Stolojan, V., Cui, Q., Gibson, P.N., Hinder, S.J., Gu, Z., Doumanidis, C.C., Baker, M.A., Rebholz, C. (2010) "Growth and characterization of ceria thin films and Ce-doped γ-Al 2O 3 nanowires using sol-gel techniques," Nanotechnology 21:46
  • Li, X., Chin, E., Yan, Q., Sun, H., Kurup, P.U., Gu, Z. (2010) "Mixed metal oxide nanowires and their sensing properties," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 240:
  • Gao, F., Gu, Z. (2010) "Nano-soldering of magnetically aligned three-dimensional nanowire networks," Nanotechnology 21:11 pp. 115604-115604
  • Xu, L., Ye, Z., Cui, Q., Gu, Z. (2010) "Noncovalent nonspecific functionalization and solubilization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes at high concentrations with a hyperbranched polyethylene," Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 210:24 pp. 2194-2202
  • Cui, Q., Rajathurai, K., Jia, W., Li, X., Gao, F., Lei, Y., Gu, Z. (2010) "Synthesis of Single Crystalline Tin Nanorods and Their Application as Nanosoldering Materials," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114:50
  • Cui, Q., Chen, J., Gu, Z. (2009) "CATL 59-Synthesis and characterization of nickel nanoshell particles and their application as catalysts for hydrogen generation," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 238:
  • Sha, Y., Gu, Z. (2009) "COLL 534-Fabrication of novel microsphere-nanowire hybrid colloids using self-assembly coupled particle formation techniques," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 238:
  • Ren, S., Ammu, S., Cui, Q., Sha, Y., Gu, Z. (2009) "Fabrication and characterization of novel colloid-solder core-shell hybrid particles," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 238:
  • Cui, Q., Pelealuw, J., Chen, J., Gu, Z. (2009) "Fabrication of Al/Ni heterogeneous nanostructures and their applications as nanoscale heating sources," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 238:
  • Cui, Q., Gao, F., Mukherjee, S., Gu, Z. (2009) "Joining and Interconnect formation of nanowires and carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronics and nanosystems," Small 5:11 pp. 1246-1257
  • Xu, L., Ye, Z., Cui, Q., Gu, Z. (2009) "Noncovalent Nonspecific Functionalization and Solubilization of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes at High Concentrations with a Hyperbranched Polyethylene," Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 210:24
  • Gao, F., Mukherjee, S., Cui, Q., Gu, Z. (2009) "Synthesis, characterization, and thermal properties of nanoscale lead-free solders on multisegmented metal nanowires," Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113:22 pp. 9546-9552
  • Chin, E., Li, X., Gao, F., Mukherjee, S.S., Gu, Z. (2008) "COLL 215-Synthesis, characterization, and assembly of multifunctional nanowires for sensor and electronics applications," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 236:
  • Ammu, S., Cui, Q., Gu, Z. (2008) "Polystyrene-tin and polystyrene-tin oxide core-shell nanostructures for the assembly and integration of colloidal particles," Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1114E:- pp. 0-0
  • Gu, Z., Ye, H., Bernfeld, A., Gracias, D.H. (2007) "COLL 169-3-D Electrically interconnected nanowire networks formed by fluidic diffusion bonding," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 234:
  • Gu, Z., Ye, H., Bernfeld, A., Livi, K.J., Gracias, D.H. (2007) "Three-dimensional electrically interconnected nanowire networks formed by diffusion bonding," Langmuir 23:3 pp. 979-982

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Collaborative Research: Investigation of Fundamental Properties of Lead-free Nano (2012), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Surface Characterization and Oxidation Effect on Surface Structure and Property (2013), -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • EAGER: Magnetically Assembling and Soldering of Nanoscale Metal Network into Phas (2013), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Co-Principal)
  • MicroChem-UML Cooperative Research (2012), -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • MicroChem-UML Cooperative Research (2012), -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • MicroChem-UML Cooperative Research (2012), -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Microscale Joining Using Nanoheater Structures (2010), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Microscale Joining Using Nanoheater Structures (2010), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Microscale Joining Using Nanoheater Structures (2010), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • Multifunctional Nanowires and Nanosoldering for Electronics Assembly (2010), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course - Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing N (2010), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • MicroChem Nanoparticle Synthesis (2012), -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)
  • NUE: Interdisciplinary Course - Nanoscale Transport Phenomena for Manufacturing Nanodevices (2012), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Budhlall, B. (Co-Principal), Gu, Z. (Principal), Sun, H. (Co-Principal), Barry, C. (Co-Principal), Donatelli, A. (Co-Principal)
  • Fabrication and Characterization of CdS Nanowires on ITO (2008), Grant -
    Gu, Z. (Principal)