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DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 

July 2017   
Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor Deyin Wu from Xiamen University, China, gives the seminar Electrochemical Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Molecular Adsorption and Chemical Reactions on Nanostructures at DTU Chemistry. 

 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 July 2017   
MSc student Gerard Montserrat Sisó successfully defends his thesis Light driven evolution of gold nanoparticle morphology and properties evaluated by Prof. Kjeld Schaumburg from Roskilde University.
 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 July 2017   
Prof. Renat Nazmutdinov, University of Technology of Kazan, joins the group 6th-23rd July for discussions and work on running and forthcoming joint projects.
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July 2017   
Prof. David Schiffrin and Prof. Simon Higgins from Liverpool University visited the group and gave the stimulating seminars The electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide on Nanostructured Surfaces and Quantum interference effects from charge transfer complexes in molecular junctions, respectively.


DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017  July 2017   
The NanoChemistry Group participated in the EuCheMS Inorganic Chemistry Conference
(EICC-4) in Copenhagen July 2-5, where Prof. Jens Ulstrup served on the scientific committee, with one talk and seven posters. The contributions included the presentation Ligations of Gold Atoms with Iron Porphyrin by Postdoc Ling Zhang, and posters Electrochemical Catalysis of Inorganic Complex K4[Fe(CN)6] by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 by PhD student Zhiyong Zheng, Extracellular polymeric substances act as transient media in extracellular electron transfer of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 by Postdoc Yong Xiao, Soft-Template Synthesis of Phenolic Resin-Based Porous Carbon Materials by Postdoc Jianming Zhao, Phenolic Resin-Based Porous Carbon Materials for Energy Storage and Biosensor by Postdoc Jianming Zhao, Unexpected interactions between gold and N-morpholino-sulfonates by PhD student Frederick Stappen,  Chemical Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Nanoporous Gold films by MSc student Mikkel Christiansen and Side Effect of Good’s Buffers on Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Solutions by Postdoc Michal Wagner.
 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 July 2017   

Prof. Deyin Wu joins the group as Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor from July 1st to September 30th hosted by Prof. Jingdong Zhang. Prof. Wu is visiting from the Institute of Electrochemical Science and Engineering (IESE), State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China.

 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 June 2017 
PhD student Shuai Jia from the group of Prof. Jun Lou at Rice University joins the group as visiting scholar. Shuai will use the scanning tunneling microscopy facilities in the NanoChemistry Group to study 2-dimensional materials of molybdenum disulfide.
 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 May 2017

Postdoc Christian Engelbrekt visits the groups of Prof. Lixin Ma at University of Missouri and Prof. Jun Lou at Rice University. During the visits, Christian gave the seminar Brief introduction to the NanoChemistry group at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and got a tour of the facilities.


 
 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 May 2017 

Master student Lina Adil Abdulrahim Al-Naama successfully defends her master project Production and Investigation of graphene using Hot-press Methods.

 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 March 2017
PhD Minwei Zhang successfully defends his thesis Graphene Paper base Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Sensing and Energy Conversion. On the evaluation committee was Professor Daniel Mandler from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen from University of Copenhagen, Professor Susanne Mossin from DTU Chemistry and supervisors Qijin Chi and Jens Ulstrup.
 DTU Chemistry - NANO Chemistry - NEWS 2017 March 2017
Jing Tang joins the YDUN team for her PhD project Development of 3-dimensional Graphene Biocatalysts for Enzymatic Biofuel Cells with Jingdong Zhang and Christian Engelbrekt as supervisors. 
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February 2017
Mikkel Undall-Behrend Christiansen starts his master project Functionalization of nanoporous gold films via chemical modification with Jingdong Zhang and Christian Engelbrekt as supervisors. 

Gerard Montserrat Sisó joins the group to finish his master degree with the project Light-driven evolution of gold nanoparticle morphology and properties with Christian Engelbrekt and Qijin Chi as supervisors.

Kerui Li joins the group as visiting scholar from the group of Prof. Hongzhi Wang at Donghua University, Shanghai. Kerui will work with tungsten oxide nanowires and their application in electrochromic devices during his stay.

DTU Chemistry - Nano   February 2017
Together with Australian researchers at UTS, University of Sydney, and Australia’s leading producer of specialty chemicals, Advanced Molecular Technologies, Em. Professor Jens Ulstrup and the NanoChemistry group have described a new research field, where so-called “weak forces” are shown to be much more critical than previously thought, also in nanotechnology. The results apply generally but are particularly important for planar gold surfaces and gold nanoparticles covered by molecular monolayers of sulfur-containing molecules exploited broadly in catalysis and in medical diagnostics and therapy. “Weak” forces are not always so weak after all.

The results have just been published in the first issue of the new member of the high-profile Nature family, Nature Reviews Chemistry. For details, see:

J.R. Reimers, M.J. Ford, S.M. Marcuccio, J. Ulstrup and N.S. Hush, When van der Waals and chemical forces compete: gold-sulfur surfaces and nanoparticles, Nature Rev. Chem. 1 (2017) 0017 Doi: 10.1038/s41570-017-0017. More info: Emeritus Professor Jens Ulstrup.
 

December 2016                                                                                   
Dmitrii Pankratov will start his Ørsted Postdoc Programme (2 years) on December 1st under the supervision of Qijin Chi. His research will focus on implantable biosupercapacitors.

November 2016

DTU Chemistry - ATV SustainPostdocs Ling Zhang, Yong Xiao and Jianming Zhao, and PhD students Fei Shen and Xianyi Cao presented their work at the Sustain ATV Conference 2016, Lyngby, Denmark




DTU Chemistry - Photo: Anne FrejbergArnab Halder won the prize for best oral presentation at this years PhD Symposium at DTU Chemistry.
 


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Yingying Tang has started the Villum postdoc research programme (2 years) on 15th November under the supervision of Qijin Chi. She will work on the 2D nanocomposites for efficient photo-induced charge transfer.
 


Oktober 2016
DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryPhD student Arnab Halder gave an oral presentation about his work at the PRiME 2016/230th ECS Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 


September 2016

 

Frederick Stappen Nielsen starts his PhD project Characterisation of Materials based on Graphene and Gold supported by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Danish Council for Independent Research supervised by Jingdong Zhang and Christian Engelbrekt.

DTU Chemistry - Nano ChemistryJens Ulstrup with Jingdong Zhang and postdoc Ling Zhang gave a presentation and several discussion questions and answers at the Faraday Discussion, “Single-entity Electrochemistry” in York, UK. Presentation and discussion contributions will appear in the published volume from the Faraday Discussion.
 
DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryPostdoc Christian Engelbrekt presented his recent results with a poster at the International Conference on Advances in Semiconductors and Catalysts for Photoelectrochemical Fuel Production in Berlin, Germany.
 

DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryPostdoc Yong Xiao presented his latest results with an oral presentation at the the 3rd European Meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology in Rome, Italy.


August 2016

DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryJens Ulstrup gave an invited keynote talk and Qijin Chi an invited talk at the 67th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry in The Hague, The Netherlands. Also contributing to this central electrochemistry meeting with orals and posters were postdocs Michal Wagner, Chengyi Hou, Rebecka Werchmeister and Ling Zhang, and PhD students Minwei Zhang, Nedjeljko Seselj and Arnab Halder.

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Ling Zhang gave an oral on Cu2O catalysis of electrochemiluminescence 2nd International Meeting on Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence in Bordeaux, France.

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Zhiyong Zheng started his PhD project ”Long-range interfacial electron transfer between electrode and microorganisms” supervised by Jingdong Zhang and Hans Erik Mølager Christensen.


DTU Chemistry - Guest Professor Feng ZhaoFeng Zhao is employed as an OTTO MØNSTED guest Professor at the Department of Chemistry from the 1st of August to the 30th October 2016. He is Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Urban Pollutant Conversion in Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Xiamen China. He is an expert on Environmental Bioelectrochemistry. His host is Professor Jingdong Zhang at the NanoChemistry group.

Prof. Feng Zhao (FZ) received his Ph.D degree in Analytical Chemistry at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS in 2004, and spent five and a half years as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Greifswald in Germany and University of Surrey in United Kingdom respectively. In 2010, FZ was awarded "Hundred Talents Program" of Chinese Academy of Sciences and appointed as a professor in IUE. He has been awarded National Natural Science Funds of China for Excellent Young Scientist Scientists in 2013, National Young and Middle-Aged Leading Scientists in 2014, Young Scientists of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. He is leading a research group of over 16 students, postdoctoral and staff. His current research interests include microbial electrochemistry, extracellular electron transfer; bio-produced nanoparticles; microbial conductive nanowire; microbial fuel cells and environmental bioremediation.

June 2016

DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryPostdoc Ling Zhang presented her recent work with a poster at the 6th Baltic Electrochemistry Conference: Electrochemistry of Functional Interfaces and Materials, Helsinki, Finland.


April 2016

Yong Xiao starts his 2-year Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship In situ Nanoscale Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer from the Carlsberg Foundation.

A short story about gold and sulfur
DTU Chewmistry - Nano - gold and sulfurDTU Chemistry’s NanoChemistry group with Ph.D. student Arnab Halder and Professor (Emeritus) Jens Ulstrup have been engaged in research that explains the complex mechanisms when 1-100 nm gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) grow, and when broadly used sulfur compounds protect the NPs against destructive chemicals. In addition to resolving important aspects of gold-sulfur surface chemistry long sought after, such work has wider perspectives, as AuNPs are exploited broadly in catalysis and in medical diagnostics and therapy. The investigations were lead by Professors Jeff R. Reimers and Michael J. Ford, University of Technology of Sydney and Shanghai University, with participation of Professor Emeritus Noel S. Hush, University of Sydney and the NanoChemistry group at DTU Chemistry.

The results have just been published in the high-profile journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS).
For details, see the paper: “Gold surfaces and nanoparticles are protected by Au(0)–thiyl species and are destroyed when Au(I)–thiolates form”

Several popular science based websites have highlighted this work. See the articles in: Scimex and PHYS ORG.

March 2016
DTU Chemistry - NanoChemistryPostdoc Jianming zhao started his Villum Foundation project ” Porous Carbon Nanomaterials for Bioelectrochemistry” supervised by Jingdong Zhang and Jens Ulstrup.








February 2016

Ph.D. student Arnab Halder together with DTU Nanotech Ph.D. student Suhith Hemanth has received DKK 250.000 from Poul V. Andersen Foundation for the joint project “3D Nanocarbon chips for microsupercapacitors and ultrasensitive detection”. The Poul V. Andersen Foundation awards only one project each year. The project aims to establish a collaboration between Ph.D. students at two DTU departments. The two groups will work together for the development of 3D Nanocarbon chip based microsupercapacitors and flexible sensing platform. Read more on the 'News for the grant'.

DTU Chemistry - Xianyi Cao Xianyi Cao started his PhD project ‘Two-dimensional nanomaterial composites for flexible energy storage and conversion devices’ supervised by Prof. Jens Øllgaard Duus and Assoc. Prof. Qijin Chi.



December 2015
DTU Ceemistry - NanoChemistry - Fei ShenFei Shen starts her PhD scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). The project Nanoscale bioelectrochemistry for development of enzymatic fuel cells is supervised by Jingdong Zhang and Jens Ulstrup.




Prof. Guobao Xu from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences visits NanoChemistry group from the 10th to the 15th December 2015 under international network project ‘Three Dimensional Porous Nanoelectrodes for Efficient Energy Conversion’ supported by The Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

Dr. Yong Xiao has been awarded the Carlsberg Foundation’s Distinguished Postdoc Fellowship. He will join in the group on the 1st of April 2016 and carry out research project ‘In situ Nanoscale Investigation of Microbial Extracellular Electron Transfer’ under the supervision of Jingdong Zhang and Hans Erik Mølager Christensen. Congratulations!

Ph.D student Xiaochun Tian from Xiamen University visits NanoChemistry group from 21st December 2015 to 15th March 2016 under support of a short-term research program by graduate school from Xiamen University  .  


Qijin Chi has received 280.454 kr to the project ‘High Energy Density Micro-supercapacitors for Portable Electronic Devices’ to establish a network between DTU Chemistry Rice University in USA, Shandong University (SDU) and East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in China. Congratulations!


October 2015

Jens Ulstrup receives an invitation to give a keynote talk at the 67th Annual meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, The Hague, August, 2016.


Jens Ulstrup gives an invited plenary talk at the 10
th Frumkin Symposium, Moscow, October 2015 on recent work of the NanoChemistry group in areas of bioelectrochemistry of single metalloenzyme molecules and molecular scale nanoparticles. A visit to University of Technology of Kazan’ for meetings with cooperation partners on the way to Moscow was also arranged.

 DTU Chemistry - Nano Chemistry - Frumkin Symposium 2015

September 2015

Mikael Sandgren Bock joins the group as a M.Sc. student.

Dr. Christian Engelbrekt was granted DKK 3.47 M by the Danish Council for Independent Research (FTP) for the project “Development of new metal oxide/noble metal hybrids as plasmonic bi-functional nanocatalysts for solar energy”. The project will start in 2016 March in close cooperation with University of California (Irvine).


Susanne Helene Jensen defends successfully her MSc Dissertation, “Polymer Functionalized Graphene Nanocomposites for Controlling Super-hydrophobic or -hydrophilic Properties.” 

August 2015
Dr. Ranran Wu joined our group on 16th of July as a postdoc.  Ranran is an expert on bioelectrochemistry and working on the bio-nano-materials synthesized by microorganisms at the nano scale. 

Dr. Michal Wagner joined our group 1st of August as a postdoctoral researched through the HC Oerstad Postdoc grant. He has a strong background in fundamental and applied electrochemistry, ranging from chemical sensors to electroactive and energy storage materials. Currently, he is developing new materials for energy storage and conversion devices.

Jonas Hagel Thorn defends successfully his MSc Dissertation, “Two-dimensional Metal Oxide and Graphene Nanocomposites for Supercapacitor Electrodes.”

Visiting professor Hongzhi Wang, Drs. Chengyui Hou, Zhiting Liu, Rebecka Maria Larsen Werchmeister, Ranran Wu, and Ling Zhang, Ph.D.-students Arnab Halder, Gunnar Olsen, Nedeljko Šešelj, and Minwei Zhang, and MSc student Susanne Helene Jensen attended the international conference, Carbonhagen 2015 (6th Symposium on carbon and related nanomaterials), Copenhagen and presented altogether eight posters.

Postdoc Christian Engelbrekt attended the 3rd and final workshop of the EU IRSES project ELECTRONANOMAT at  Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, presenting the work of PhD students Gunnar Olsen at CIAC and Nedjeljko Šešelj at Xiamen University, and his own work at Shanghai University.
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He gave the talk "The SAMENS method for gold nanostructure syntheses: Green synthesis and electrocatalysis” at the 15th International Symposium of Electroanalytical Chemistry at CIAC.
Following this conference he gave a talk about the life of a PhD student at DTU to master students at Shandong University, Jinan.

Rebecka Maria Larsen Werchmeister joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow.

July 2015
Associate Professor Yong Xiao from Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences visits DTU Chemistry and presents his project ‘Extracellular polymeric substances mediated extracellular electron transfer’ in the group meeting.

Professor Renat R. Nazmutdinov from Kazan National Research Technological University visits DTU Chemsitry. He provides valuable contribution to several running projects in the group from theoretical calculations.

Professor Hongzhi Wang from Donghua University visits Department of DTU as guest professor supported by OTTO MØNSTED Fond from the July 10th to October 10th 2015. He is an expert on graphene and its composites for electronic and energy storage devices, electrochromic devices based transition metal oxides and conducting polymer and novel functional fiber. He introduces his work to host group and gives us a presentation on ‘Graphene for flexible supercapacitors and actuators’. 

DTU Chemistry - Professor WangSummary of Prof. Wang’s talk:

He is leading a research group of over 30 graduate students and his current research interests includes graphene and its composites for electronic and energy storage devices, electrochromic devices based transition metal oxides and conducting polymer and novel functional fiber.

Supercapacitors, also known as electrochemical capacitors, are one kind of energy storage devices that can give higher power density than lithium ion batteries and higher energy density than conventional capacitors, and can be charged and discharged by extremely long cycle life (100,000 cycles) with highly safety, which is the ideal option for flexible energy storage devices. We fabricated pure or hybrid graphene films by the illumination reduction and filtration assembly methods, and did many deeply research works focus on the relationship between the micro-structure of the electrodes and the electrochemical performances. In addition, we fabricated some new structure devices, including all-solid-state supercapacitors, fiberlike supercapacitors and asymmetric supercapacitors. We also did some analysis and research work on the energy storage devices under bending condition.

A family of materials with an ability to change few of its original properties by the application of any external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric and magnetic fields are called Smart Materials. We also developed a series of graphene-based smart materials, such as graphene based actuator. Using the strong water absorption/desorption capability of GO and good photothermal heating effects of rGO, a kind of graphene monolayer (GM) paper was prepared, which exhibited fast and powerful actuation performance in response to moisture, heat, and light. And it has potential in artificial muscles, robotic hands, and electromagnetic-free generators. We believe these graphene-based energy storage and smart materials could find a wide range of application areas including solving engineering problems with high efficiency, producing new generation wearable electronics and so on. 


June 2015
Ph.D student Tingting Zhou from Shandong University (SDU) visits DTU Chemistry from 15th of April to 12th July 2015. Her visit enhances cooperation between her home group in SDU and the host group at DTU.

Associate Professor Pengchao Si from Shandong University visits DTU Chemistry from 10th of June to 10th of August. He introduces us his work ‘Development of nano electroactive materials MoS2 and its application in energy storage’.  

Dr. Zhiting Liu from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) visits DTU Chemistry under EU Marie-Curie Program ELECTRONANOMAT project from 22nd of June to 5th of September 2015. She gives us a presentation of her project ‘Manipulation of Surface Chemistry and Properties of  Graphene and its composites’.

 
Jens Ulstrup holds the causery (in Danish) “Hvad sjov er der ved at se på molekyler ét ad gangen, og tror vi på det, hvis vi kan se dem?” (English  ”What is fun about looking at single molecules one by one, and do we believe it if we can see them?”). 

April-June 2015
Ph.D.-student Nedeljko Šešelj completes a 2.5 - month scientific exchange visit to State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University and School of Materials Engineering, Shandong University.

March 2015
Associate professor Qijin Chi is granted a DTU PoC to continue the development of “New Low-cost Diabetes Measuring Device”.

Mikkel Undahl-Behrend Christiansen defends successfully his B.Sc.-dissertation, “Green synthesis, structural properties, and functional investigation of nanoparticles and nanoporous gold”

February 2015
Associate professor Qijin Chi is invited to give a keynote talk in “the First International Workshop on Engineering and Applications of Nanocarbon Materials” in Jinan, Shandong, China.

Jens Ulstrup receives an invitation to give a plenary talk at the 10th Frumkin Symposium, Moscow, October 2015.

January 2015
Susanne Helene Jensen joins the group as a M.Sc. student


J
onas Hagel Thorn joins the group as a M.Sc. student

Dr. Chengyi Hou, graduated from Donghua University joins the group as a H.C. Ørsted postdoctoral fellow

Dr. Ling Zhang, graduated from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences joins the group as a H.C. Ørsted postdoctoral fellow

Associate professor Qijin Chi joined as an organizing committee member to organize “the XXIII International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics (BES 2015)”, to be held 14-18 June 2015, Malmö, Sweden.

November 2014
Associate professor Jingdong Zhang gives an invited talk at: Ph.D.-symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioanalysis, Luckenwalde, Germany, organized by University of Potsdam, Technical University of Wildau and The Fraunhofer Institute of Biomedical Research.

October 6, 2014
Christian Engelbrekt defends successfully his Ph.D.-dissertation, “Green Synthesis and Structural Control of Metal and Mineral Nanostructures”.

September 15, 2014
Christian Engelbrekt, joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow

Mikkel Undahl-Behrend Christiansen joins the group as a B.Sc. student

August 2014
Emil Egede Frøkjær defends successfully his B.Sc.-dissertation

October 2014
Professor Jens Ulstrup and Ph.D.-student Gunnar Olsen participate in the 2nd three-day Euro-China workshop, “Molecular Scale Electrochemistry and Non-traditional Electrochemical Materials Science” held at Nano Science and Technology Center, Shanghai University.

August-October 2014
Ph.D.-student Gunnar Olsen completes a two months exchange research visit at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

10th June -10th August 2014
Associate professor Pengchao Si, Shandong University joins the group as a visitng scientist for two months

10th July -10th October 2014
Professor Yi Ding, Shandong University joins the group as a visiting professor supported by Otto Mønsted foundation.

July and August, 2014
Prof. Kake Zhu from East China University of Science and Technology joins the group for two months.

Associate Prof. Chongjun Zhao from East China University of Science and Technology joined the group for two months.

Associate Prof. Yanna Nuli from Shanghai Jiao Tong University visits NanoChemistry.

Jens Ulstrup (with Jingdong Zhang and Qijin Chi) gives an invited talk at the 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry, ICCC-41, Singapore, Symposium on Molecular Electronics, “Electron Transfer and Ligand Substitution of Single Transition Metal Complex and Metalloprotein Molecules – an Approach to Molecular Electronics?”

Professor Renat R. Nazmudtinov, Kazan’ University of Technology, Russian Federation, joins the group as a visiting scientist for three weeks.

June 2014
Professor Jens Ulstrup gives a one-week undergraduate course, “Nanoscale and molecular scale science in chemistry and biology”, at Nano Science and Technology Center, Shanghai University.

Professor Jens Ulstrup visits Chinese academic partner institutions at: East China University of Science and Technology, Donghua University (both Shanghai), Institute of Urban Environment of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Xiamen University (both Xiamen) giving also four scientific talks. 

April 2014
Professor Jens Ulstrup receives an invitation to give a keynote talk at the 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Lausanne.

March 2014
Associate professor Dr. Yong Xiao from The Institute of Urban Environment (IUE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) joints the NanoChemistry group as a visiting scientist for three months from 23nd March to 20
th June 2014.

March 15, 2014
Nedeljko Šešelj joins the group as a Ph.D.-student

February 2014
Emil Egede Frøkjær joins the group as a B.Sc. student

January 2014
Nan Zhu defends successfully his Ph.D.-dissertation, “Nanoscale Electrocatalysis for Chemical and Biological Sensors”.

December 2013
Mingwei Zhang joins the group as a Ph.D.-student

November 2013
Arnab Halder joins the group as a Ph.D.-student

October 2013
Ramendra S. Dey joins the group as a H. C. Ørsted postdoctoral fellow

August-October 2013
Ph.D.-student Christian Engelbrekt completes a scientific exchange visit to Nano Science and Technology Center, Shanghai University.

July/August 2013
The group organizes a three-day Euro-China workshop, “Molecular Scale Electrochemistry and Non-traditional Electrochemical Materials Science” held at the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.

July 2013
The group’s joint work with Prof. Hongda Wang and Dr. Xian Hao, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Dr. Kasper Moth-Poulsen and his group, Chalmers, and DTU Physics is published in Nature Communications.

June 2013
Chengyi Hou from Donghua University, China joins the group as a guest PhD student for at least 6 months. 

The group’s AFM work on single-molecule ligand substitution of transition metal complexes accepted for publication in Nature Communations.

Associate professor Jingdong Zhang is granted a project from FTP.

May 2013
Gunnar Olsen joins the group as a Ph.D student.

April 2013
Professor Hongda Wang, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences joins the group in a one-month visiting professorship.

Master student Wenzin Wang, Shangdong University joins the group as a three-month guest student.

March/April 2013
Prof. Jens Ulstrup completes a three-week round trip to five Chinese academic cooperation partner institutions settling the new EU-funded IRSES cooperation agreement
and giving five scientific talks.

March 2013
Jens Ulstrup gives an Invited keynote talk at the 10th Annual Spring Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry,Topical meeting Bioelectrochemistry, jointly with the Bioelectrochemistry Society, Electrochemistry of Single Protein and DNA-based Molecules – some observations and puzzles”

Professor Jens Ulstrup is appointed honorary professor at Shandong University, China and gives the talk. “Why is Single-molecule Science Interesting and Important?”

Pifu Zhang defends successfully his M.Sc. dissertation, “Chemical Preparation and Functionalization of Pristine Graphene”

January 2013 
Agata Gallas Hulin defends successfully her M.Sc. dissertation,
“Synthesis, Characterization and Electronic Properties and Prussian Blue Analogues”

December 2012 
The group is granted a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Network Program IRSES for the program “Molecular Scale Electrochemistry and Non-traditional Electrochemical Materials Science” (ELECTRONANOMAT), coordinating from DTU Chemistry four groups from EU and four groups from China.

Princia Salvatore defends successfully her Ph.D.-dissertation, “Electronic Properties and Assembly of DNA-based Molecules on Gold Surfaces”.

November 2012 
Dr. Dongdong Zeng from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences joins the group as a postdoctoral fellow.

Prof. Jens Ulstrup is granted a project from FNU.

October 2012
Associate professor Qijin Chi receivesis granted a project from FTP.

August 2012
Jens Ulstrup gives an
Invited keynote talk at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistr,Prague,  “Electrochemical Surface immobilization Triggers Iintramolecular Electron Transfer in Multi-centre Redox Metalloproteins: The Di-heme Redox Metalloprotein (P. stutzeri) Cytochrome c4”,

July 2012
The group’s joint work with Prof. Janina Kneipp, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and green nanoparticles published in Angewandte Chemie, as a cover article.