Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, China
Zhong Jin was born in Jiangxi, China in 1983. He received his B.S. in material chemistry from Peking University in 2003, and a PhD in inorganic chemistry from Peking University in 2008 on nanomaterials and nanostructures with the advisory of Professor Yan Li. He pursued postdoctoral studies on nanoscale science and technology in Professor James M. Tour’s Group at Rice University (2008-2010), and in Professor Michael S. Strano’s Group at MIT (2010-2014). He won the support of National Young Thousand Talent Program of China in 2013 and became a tenure-track professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University in May 2014. He has published more than 50 research papers on international journals, such as Nature Commun., Nature Chem., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Chem. Mater. etc. He is working on nanomaterials for clean energy applications. His current research interests include: (1) Novel materials and devices for high-efficiency energy conversion and storage (such as solar cells, photo-/electro-catalysis and rechargeable batteries); (2) Controlled growth and property modulation of low-dimensional carbon and other inorganic based nanostructures, such two-dimensional atomic crystals; (3) Ordered assembly and applications of three-dimensional hierarchical nano-/micro-scale structures.