Ph.D. in Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, 2002
Dr. Zhang joined the Baylor faculty in January 2010. Prior to coming to Baylor, she held a postdoctoral position in University of Innsbruck, Austria (2002-2004) and a joint postdoctoral position in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of Texas at Austin (2004-2009). She is married to Weigang Lu and has two daughters, Lucy and Lily. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Academic Interests and Research
Dr. Zhang's research is interested in energy and environment related catalytic chemical physics, specifically, the synthesis of "inverse" model oxide nanocatalysts and understanding the mechanisms and dynamics of catalytic reactions on these oxides by using scanning probe microscopy (SPM) coupled with the other surface spectroscopic methods.
Y. Xia, B. Zhang, J. Ye, Q. Ge, Z. Zhang, Acetone-Assisted Oxygen Vacancy Diffusion on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 2970-2974
Z. Zhang, Y. Yoon, X. Lin, D. Acharya, B. D. Kay, R. Rousseau, Z. Dohnalek, OH Group Dynamics of 1, 3-propanediol on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (2012) 3257-3263
Z. Zhang, J. Gong, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, and Z. Dohnalek, Rotation of Octanol on TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (2009)17926
Z. Zhang, Y. Du, G. Kimmel, N. Petrik, Z. Dohnalek and I. Lyubinetsky, Imaging Reactions between O2 and OH on Partially and Fully Hydroxylated TiO2 (110) Surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 1908
Z. Zhang, R Rousseau, J. Gong, S-C Li, J. M. White, B. D. Kay, and Z. Dohnalek, Vacancy Assisted Diffusion of Alkoxy Species on Rutile TiO2(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008) 156103
S-C Li, Z. Zhang, D. Sheppard, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, Y. Du, I. Lyubinetsky, G.e Henkelman, and Z. Dohnalek, Intrinsic Diffusion of Hydrogen on Rutile TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130 (2008) 9080
Z. Zhang, Q. Ge, S. Li, B. D. Kay, J. M. White, and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging Intrinsic Diffusion of bridge-bonded oxygen vacancies on TiO2(110), Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, (2007) 126105
Z. Zhang, , O. Bondarchuk, B.D. Kay, J. M. White and Z. Dohnalek, Direct visualization of 2-butanol adsorption and dissociation on TiO2(110), J. Phys. Chem. C 111 (2007) 3021
Z. Zhang, , O. Bondarchuk, B. D. Kay, J. M. White and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging water dissociation on TiO2(110): Evidence for inequivalent geminate OH groups, J. Phys. Chem. B, Journal Cover, 110 (2006) 21840
Z. Zhang, , O. Bondarchuk, J. M. White, B. D. Kay and Z. Dohnalek, Imaging adsorbate O-H bond cleavage: Methanol on TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (2006) 4198
Course Taught: Electromagnetic Theory I
Award: 2007 M. T. Thomas Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Achievement, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory