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De-en JiangDe-en Jiang

Research Staff

BS, Chemistry, Peking University, 1997
MS, Chemistry, Peking University, 2000
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005

Post-doctoral Research Associate,  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2005 - 2006
Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2006 - Present

Research Interests:

Surface chemistry and catalysis

Gas adsorption and separation

Properties of novel ionic liquids

Membrane materials for gas separations

Solid-fluid interface and electric double layers

Batteries and electrolytes

Nanoparticles and nanographenes

Awards and Honors:

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2009

ORNL Early Career Award for scientific achievements, 2009

Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society

Materials Research Society

Selected Publications:

  1. Babarao, R.; Dai, S. Jiang, D. E.* "Functionalizing Porous-Aromatic Frameworks with Polar Organic Groups for High-Capacity and Selective CO2 Separation: A Molecular Simulation Study." Langmuir27, 3451 (2011). 
  2. Pei, Y.*; Shao, N.; Li, H.; Jiang, D. E.*; Zeng, X. C.* "Hollow Polyhedral Structures in Small Gold–Sulfide Clusters." ACS Nano5, 1441 (2011). (Highlighted in the Feb. 14, 2011 issue of C&EN Science & Technology Concentrates).
  3. Wang, C.M.; Luo, H.M.; Jiang, D. E.; Li,  H.R.*; Dai, S.* "Carbon Dioxide Capture by Superbase-Derived Protic Ionic Liquids" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.49, 5978 (2010). (Selected by the editor as a "Hot Paper").
  4. Jiang, D. E.*; Walter, M.; Dai, S. "Gold Sulfide Nanoclusters: A Unique Core-in-cage Structure."  Chem. Euro. J., 16, 4999 (2010). 
  5.  Jiang, D. E.*; Cooper, V. R.*; Dai, S. "Porous Graphene as the Ultimate Membrane for Gas Separation."Nano Lett., 9, 4019 (2009).
  6. Jiang, D. E.*; Whetten, R. L.; Luo, W. D.; Dai, S. "The Smallest Thiolated Gold Superatom Complexes." J. Phys. Chem. C, 113, 17291 (2009). (Cover Art).
  7. Gao, X. F.;Wang, L; Ohtsuka, Y.; Jiang, D. E.; Zhao, Y. L.; Nagase, S.*; and Z. F. Chen*. "Oxidation Unzipping of Stable Nanographenes into Joint Spin-rich Fragments." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 9663 (2009).
  8. Jiang, D. E.*; Tiago, M. L.; Luo, W. D.; Dai, S. "The 'Staple' Motif: A Key to Stability of Thiolate-Protected Gold Nanoclusters." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 2777-2779 (2008).
  9. Custelcean, R*; Remmy, P.; Bonnesson, P. V.; Jiang, D. E.; Moyer, B. A. "Sulfate Recognition by Persistent Crystalline Capsules with Rigidified Hydrogen Bonding Cavities." Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47, 1866 (2008).
  10. Jiang, D. E.*; Sumpter, B. G.; Dai, S. “First principles study of magnetism in nanographenes.” J. Chem. Phys., 127, 124703 (2007).
  11. Jiang, D. E.*; Sumpter, B. G.; Dai, S. “Unique chemical reactivity of a graphene nanoribbon’s zigzag edge.” J. Chem. Phys., 126, 134701 (2007).
  12. Jiang, D. E.*; Sumpter, B. G.; Dai, S. “How do aryl groups attach to a graphene sheet?” J. Phys. Chem. B 110, 23628 (2006).
  13. Jiang, D. E.*; Sumpter, B. G.; Dai, S. “Structure and bonding between an aryl group and metal surfaces.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128, 6030-6031 (2006).

Nanomaterials Chemistry Group Staff

 Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division 
Rev: May 2011