Our award-winning image was featured in call-for-paper for 2016 IEEE Photonics Conference, 29th Annual Conference of the IEEE Photonics Society (January 2016).
Our work "Tunable multiband metasurfaces by moiré nanosphere lithography" has been featured as one of HOT Nanoscale articles published in 2015 (December 2015).
Our work on "Engineering of Parallel Plasmonic-Photonic Interactions for On-Chip Refractive Index Sensors" is featured as research news by Atlas of Science (December 2015).
Our work "Thermodynamic synthesis of solution processable ladder polymers" has been featured as one of Hot Chemical Science articles for December (December 2015).
Our work on "Regioselective Localization and Tracking of Biomolecules on Single Gold Nanoparticles" is featured as research news in MaterialsViewsChina.com (October 2015).
Bharath Rajeeva was selected to receive the Fall 2015 Professional Development Award (October 2015).
Our paper "Tunable Multiband Metasurfaces by Moire Nanosphere Lithography" is featured as outside front cover by journal Nanoscale (October 2015).
Our paper "Regioselective Localization and Tracking of Biomolecules on Single Gold Nanoparticles" is featured as frontispieces by journal Advanced Science (October 2015).
Our paper "Plasmofluidics: Merging Light and Fluids at the Micro-/Nano-Scale" is featured as frontispieces by journal Small (September 2015).
Our work on “Blossom in Photosynthesis” won the IEEE Photonics Society Image Contest and is featured as the cover of the October 2015 issue of the IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter (August 2015).
Mingsong Wang has been selected to receive the Warren A. and Alice L. Meyer Endowed Scholarship in Engineering (July 2015).
Bharath Rajeeva has been selected to receive the 2015-2016 George J. Heuer, Jr. Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Fellowship from the Cockrell School of Engineering (July 2015).
Zilong Wu has been selected to receive Summer 2015 Professional Development Award (July 2015).
Bharath Rajeeva has been selected to receive the Harris L. Marcus Graduate Fellowship in Materials Science & Engineering (July 2015).
"Moire Nanosphere Lithography" has been featured as a Nanowerk spotlight article "Novel Nanosphere Lithography to Fabricate Tunable Plasmonic Metasurfaces" (June 2015).
Dr. Zheng has been selected as one of the Analyst Emerging Investigators (June 2015).
Zilong Wu has been selected to receive the 2015 Graduate Student Conference Grant to give talks at the SPIE meeting in San Diego (April 2015).
Dr. Zheng gave an invited talk at the symposium in honor of Prof. Paul S. Weiss at the ACS Meeting Denver 2015. Congratulations, Paul!
Dr. Zheng serves as an Associate Editor of Journal of Electronic Materials (Springer).
Dr. Zheng received Asian/Asian-American Faculty Staff Association Professional Development Award (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng received 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng serves as an Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a journal from Nature Publishing Group, the publishers of Nature (February 2015).
Dr. Zheng serves as an Associate Editor of journal "Applied Nanoscience" (Springer).
"Viologen-Mediated Assembly of and Sensing with Carboxylatopillararene-Modified Gold Nanoparticles” (JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 2013, 135(4) : 1570-1576) was among the “Top 100 Most Cited Chinese Papers Published in International Journals in 2013” according to the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (October 2014).
We thank Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for the generous support of our research through Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Award to Dr. Zheng. The BYI Program with grants in the range of $750,000 is “intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.” (16 August 2014). UT News; ABC; Longhorn Network.
Dr. Zheng gave an invited talk at the Workshop on "Flexible SERS Substrates: Challenges and Opportunities" at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is sponsored by Army Research Lab, Army Research Office and Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (25-26 June 2014).
Dr. Zheng chaired a session and gave a talk at the CLEO conference (8-13 June 2014).
Dr. Zheng co-chaired a session on "Plasmonics Enhanced Devices" at the OSA Incubator Nanophotonic Devices: Beyond Classical Limits, OSA Headquarters, Washtington DC (14-16 May 2014).
Dr. Zheng has been awarded the Graduate School Alumni Soceity (GSAS) Early Career Award by The Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated exceptional success in their chosen field within the first ten years after obtaining their graduate degrees (4 April 2014). Related: Two Penn State graduate alumni recognized for early career achievements (24 April 2014).
National Photonics Initiative Launched (July 2013).
"Photoresponseive Molecules in Well-Defined Nanoscale Environments" was featured as Cover Article by journal Advanced Materials (18 January 2013).
On "Molecules Sense Curvature at the Nanoscale"
Interesting Tech story Researchers find that molecules sense curvature at the nanoscale (19 September 2012)
Phys Org story Researchers find that molecules sense curvature at the nanoscale (19 September 2012)
UCLA story UCLA researchers find that molecules sense curvature at the nanoscale (19 September 2012)
On "Solar Cells and Solar Cell Windows"
MRS Materials 360 (front page) story Transparent Solar Cells Turn Windows into Power Generators (9 August 2012)
The Latest Science Paper of the Month (9 August 2012)
LA Times story UCLA's new transparent solar film could be game-changer (28 July 2012)
American Public Media's Marketplace interview with Yang Yang and Paul Weiss New transparent solar panels could be used as windows (25 July 2012)
ABC News This Could Be Big interview with Yang Yang and Paul Weiss Flexible See-Through Solar Cells for the 21st Century (25 July 2012)
Slate Magazine story New Transparent Polymer Solar Cells Could Cover Skyscrapers and Tablets (23 July 2012)
PC World story Researchers Develop Solar Panels That Still Let the Sunlight Through (23 July 2012)
AzoNano story Silver Nanowire Composite Films Used In Transparent Polymer Solar Cells (22 July 2012)
French Tribune story UCLA Researchers Discover Transparent Solar Cells Generating Electricity (21 July 2012)
KCET story UCLA Engineers Develop Transparent Photovoltaic Cells (20 July 2012)
Laser Focus World story Transparent photovoltaic cell from UCLA absorbs and converts IR (20 July 2012)
Science Business story Highly Transparent Solar Cells Developed for Window Glass (20 July 2012)
AzoNano story Novel Method to Produce Highly Conductive, Flexible Electrodes Using Silver Nanowires (23 November 2011)
Science Daily story Highly Efficient Method for Creating Flexible, Transparent Electrodes Developed (22 November 2011)
Softpedia story New Avenue to Transparent Electrodes Pursued at UCLA (22 November 2011)
eScience News story UCLA team develops highly efficient method for creating flexible, transparent electrodes (22 November 2011)
Chemical & Engineering News story Easy Method Produces Flexible Transparent Electrodes (8 November 2011)
CNSI story Easy Method Produces Flexible Transparent Electrodes (8 November 2011)
On "Active Molecular Plasmonics"
Nanotechnology Now Article Molecular Machines Drive Plasmonic Nanoswitches (11 February 2009)
Foresight story Nanotechnology and plasmonics may lead to faster computers Foresight (13 February 2009)
AzoNanotechnology story Nanotechnology Paving the Way for Next Generation of Computers (11 February 2009)
AzoOptics story Plasmonics - A Possible Replacement for Current Computing Approaches (11 February 2009)
Nanowerk News story Light-driven plasmonic nanoswitch may pave way for new computers (16 January 2009)
ACS Nanotation story Light-Driven Plasmonic Switches Based on Nanodisk-Liquid Crystal Hybrid Platforms (1 October 2008)