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(3) K. Yao and Y. B. Zheng. Nanophotonics and Machine Learning. (Springer, 2023) ISBN: 9783031204722. Featured by Nanowerk; ChineseOptics; X-MOL; School of Engineering;

(2) Y. B. Zheng and Z. Wu (editors). Intelligent Nanotechnology: Merging Nanoscience and Artificial Intelligence. (Elsevier Science, 2022) ISBN: 9780323857963.

(1) Y. B. Zheng. Molecular Active Plasmonics: Harnessing Molecular Machines for Nanophotonic Applications. (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010) ISBN-10: 3639271750.


Journal Papers (181 papers)

2024 (16 papers)

C. Xiao, K. Yao, X. Liu, Y. Sun, M. Yan, W. Hua, Y. B. Zheng, and H. Zhou. Machine-Learning-Enabled Design of Photonic Materials.

S. Huang, K. Yao, W. Huang, X. Zhao, Y. B. Zheng, and Y. Pan. Tunable Multimodal Guided Surface Lattice Resonances in Index-Discontinuous Environments.

R. Unni, K. Yao, and Y. B. Zheng. Nested Deep Transfer Learning for Modeling of Multilayer Thin Films. Advanced Photonics.

C. Liu, Z. Huang, S. Huang, Y. Zhang, B. Li, F. Nan, and Y. B. Zheng. Robotic Nanomanipulation Based on Spatiotemporal Modulation of Optical Gradients. ACS Nano.

A. Swain, P. S. Kollipara, and Y. B. Zheng. Bubble-Printed Microscale Silver Thermistors. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 128 (2024) 7316-7322. Featured as a Supplementary Journal Cover Article;


R. Unni, M. Zhou, P. R. Wiecha, and Y. B. Zheng. Advancing Materials Science through Next-Generation Machine Learning. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 30 (2024) 101157.

Y. Kim, K. Yao, C. Ponce, and Y. B. Zheng. Optical Actuation of Nanoparticle-Loaded Liquid-Liquid Interfaces for Active Photonics. ACS Nano (2024).

J. Li, R. Yang, K. Yao, Y. Huang, Y. Rho, D. E. Fan, Y. B. Zheng, and C. P. Grigoropoulos. Near-Field Nanoimaging of Colloidal Transition Metal Dichalcogenide WaveguidesAdvanced Functional Materials 34 (2024) 2312127. 

J. Li, D. Zhang, Z. Guo, Z. Chen, X. Jiang, J. M. Larson, H. Zhu, T. Zhang, Y. Gu, B. Blankenship, M. Chen, Z. Wu, S. Huang, R. Kostecki, A. M. Minor, C. P. Grigoropoulos, D. Akinwande, M. Terrones, J. M. Redwing, H. Li, and Y. B. ZhengLight-Driven C-H Activation Mediated by 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. Nature Communications (arXiv)

P. S. Kollipara, Z. Wu, K. Yao, D. Lin, Z. Ju, X. Zhang, T. Jiang, H. Ding, J. Fang, J. Li, B. A. Korgel, J. M. Redwing, G. Yu, and Y. B. Zheng. Three-Dimensional Optothermal Manipulation of Light-Absorbing Particles in Phase-Change Gel Media. ACS Nano 18 (2024) 8062-8072Featured by Nanowerk;

K. Yao, J. Fang, T. Jiang, A. F. Briggs, A. M. Skipper, Y. Kim, M. A. Belkin, B. A. Korgel, S. R. Bank, and Y. B. Zheng. Tuning Multipolar Mie Scattering of Particles on a Dielectric-Covered Mirror. ACS Nano (2024) (arXiv); Featured as a Supplementary Journal Cover Article;

Z. Chen, H. Ding, P. S. Kollipara, J. Li, and Y. B. Zheng. Synchronous and Fully Steerable Active Particle Systems for Enhanced Mimicking of Collective Motion in Nature. Advanced Materials 36 (2024) 2304759. Selected as Editor's Choice; Featured as Frontispiece; Featured by Nanowerk


2023 (12 papers)

M. Herber, A. J. Amaya, N. Giese, B. B. Rajeeva, Y. B. Zheng, and E. H. Hill. Bubble Printing of Layered Silicates: Surface Chemistry Effects and Picomolar Förster Resonance Energy Transfer SensingACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 15 (2023) 55022-55029.

J. Fang, K. Yao, M. Wang, Z. Yu, T. Zhang, T. Jiang, S. Huang, B. A. Korgel, M. Terrones, A. Alù, and Y. B. Zheng. Observation of Room-Temperature Exciton-Polariton Emission from Wide-Ranging 2D Semiconductors Coupled with a Broadband Mie ResonatorNano Letters 23 (2023) 9803-9810.

Y. Kim and Y. B. Zheng. Advancing Optothermal Manipulation: Decoupling Temperature and Flow Fields in Quasi-Isothermal MicrostreamingLight: Science & Applications 12 (2023) 211.

P. S. Kollipara and Y. B. Zheng. Breaking Boundaries in Optical Manipulation: Beyond Nobel-Prize-Winning Tweezers. Photonics Insights 2 (2023) C04.

A. Swain, Z. Chen, Y. Liu, Z. Wu, and Y. B. Zheng. Large-Area Ultrathin Moiré Chiral Metamaterials by Thermal-Tape-Transfer Printing. ACS Photonics 10 (2023) 1225-1231.

J. Fang, S. Huang, K. Yao, T. Zhang, M. Terrones, W. Huang, Y. Pan, and Y. B. Zheng. Tunable Couplings of Photons with Bright and Dark Excitons in Monolayer Semiconductors on Plasmonic-Nanosphere-on-Mirror Cavities. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 127 (2023) 9105-9112.


P. S. Kollipara, X. Li, J. Li, Z. Chen, H. Ding, S. Huang, Z. Qin, and Y. B. Zheng. Hypothermal Opto-Thermophoretic Tweezers. Nature Communications 14 (2023) 5133. [Research Square]; Nature Portfolio Communities "Behind the Paper"; Nanowerk; TACC; TMI; CSE;; Nanowerk; HPCwire; Newswise; EurekAlert!; Mirage News;; Sciencenewsnet; Scienmag; Photonics;  

Y. Liu, R. Unni, X. Lou, M. Yang, and Y. B. Zheng. High-Resolution Volumetric Imaging and Classification of Organisms with Standard Optical MicroscopyNano Letters 23 (2023) 5148-5154.

H. Ding, P. K. Kollipara, K. Yao, Y. Chang, D. J. Dickinson, and Y. B. Zheng. Multimodal Optothermal Manipulations along Various Surfaces. ACS Nano 17 (2023) 9280-9289.


P. S. Kollipara, Z. Chen, and Y. B. Zheng. Optical Manipulation Heats Up: Present and Future of Optothermal Manipulation. ACS Nano 17 (2023) 7051-7063.

Y. Liu, Z. Wu, D. Armstrong, H. Wolosker, and Y. B. Zheng. Detection and Analysis of Chiral Molecules as Disease BiomarkersNature Reviews Chemistry 7 (2023) 355-373. [SharedIt]

H. Ding, Z. Chen, C. Ponce, and Y. B. Zheng. Optothermal Rotation of Micro-/Nano-Objects. Chemical Communications 59 (2023) 2208-2221.

2022 (10 papers)

J. Li, K. Yao, Y. Huang, J. Fang, P. S. Kollipara, D. E. Fan, and Y. B. Zheng. Tunable Strong Coupling in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanowires. Advanced Materials 34 (2022) 2200656. Featured on a Frontispiece.

P. S. Kollipara, R. Mahendra, J. Li, and Y. B. Zheng. Bubble-Pen Lithography: Fundamentals and Applications (Nanoscience: Special Issue Dedicated to Professor Paul S. Weiss). Aggregate 3 (2022) e189. Featured as Back Cover Article; Outstanding Cover Award;


H. Ding, Z. Chen, P. S. Kollipara, Y. Liu, Y. Kim, S. Huang, and Y. B. Zheng. Programmable Multimodal Optothermal Manipulation of Synthetic Particles and Biological Cells. ACS Nano 16 (2022) 10878-10889. Featured by Nanowerk; ACS材料X;

J. Li, A. Alfares, and Y. B. Zheng. Optical Manipulation and Assembly of Micro/Nanoscale Objects on Solid Substrates. iScience 25 (2022) 104035.

Y. Kim, H. Ding, and Y. B. Zheng. Investigating Water/Oil Interfaces with Opto-Thermophoresis. Nature Communications 13 (2022) 3742. Featured by Nanowerk; x-mol;

J. Fang, K. Yao, T. Zhang, M. Wang, T. Jiang, S. Huang, B. A. Korgel, M. Terrones, A. Alù, and Y. B. Zheng. Room-Temperature Observation of Near-Intrinsic Exciton Linewidth in Monolayer WS2. Advanced Materials 34 (2022) 2108721. Featured as a Frontispiece. Featured by MaterialsViews;

Y. Liu, H. Ding, J. Li, X. Lou, M. Yang, and Y. B. Zheng. Light-Driven Single-Cell Rotational Adhesion Frequency Assay. eLight 2 (2022) 13. Featured by 中国光学 (as Cover Article);Light: Science & Applications News & Views; EurekAlert!;