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Wenbo Zhao Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
  • Design and assembly of inorganic-organic composite nanomaterials
  • Cell nano-photochemistry and electrochemistry
  • Bio-inorganic and analytical chemistry

Educational Background and Working Experience

Dr. Wenbo Zhao has taken her PhD at the Department of Chemistry of Nanjing University in the field of Analytical Chemistry and Nanoscience in 2004. Then she has two postdoctoral experiences at Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST,from 2004.8 to 2006.2), and College of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Nano Science, Korea Ewha Womans University (from 2006.8 to 2008.8), respectively. During this period,she was invited as a visiting scholar to Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (IPR, Mainz, Germany) in January 2007. After returning back to China, she held a full research position at Nanjing Normal University from 2009 to now.

Research Projects

1. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2019.

2. Major projects of Natural Sciences of University in Jiangsu Province of China, 2014-2017.


Journal Articles

1. Y. H. Liu, L. L. Zhao, J. Zhang, J. Z. Zhang, W. B. Zhao, C. Mao, NaEuF4/Au@Ag2S nanoparticles-based fluorescence resonant transfer DNA sensor for ultrasensitive detection of DNA energy, Talanta, 2016, 161, 87–93.

2. L. L. Zhao, J. Li, Y. H. Liu, Y. Wei, J. Zhang, J. Z. Zhang, Q. Xia,Q. Zhang, W. B. Zhao, X. Q. Chen, A novel ECL sensor for determination of carcinoembryonicantigenusing reduced graphene Oxide-BaYF5:Yb, Er upconversion nanocomposites and gold nanoparticles, Sensors and Actuators B, 2016, 232, 484–491.

3. H. Q. Xie, X. D. Li, L. Han, L. L. Zhao, W. B. Zhao, X. Q. Chen, Electrochemiluminescence performance of nitroolefin-based fluorescein in different solutions and its application for the detection of cysteine, sensors and actuators B 222 (2016) 226-231.

4. J. Li, H. Q. Xie, Y. H. Liu, H. Ren, W. B. Zhao*, X.H. Huang, Au-F127 strawberry-like nanospheres as an electrochemical interface for sensitive detection of carcinoembryonic antigen in real sample, Talanta 144 (2015) 404–410.

5. W. B. Zhao*, K. Wang, Y. Wei, Y. H. Ma, L. L. Liu, and X. H. Huang*, Laccase Biosensor Based on Phytic Acid Modification of Nanostructured SiO2 Surface for Sensitive Detection of Dopamine, Langmuir 30 (2014) 11131−11137.

6. M. Liu, Y. H. Ye, C. Yao, W. B. Zhao*, and X. H. Huang*, Mn2+-doped NaYF4:Yb/Er upconversion nanoparticles with amplified electrogenerated  chemiluminescence for tumor biomarker detection, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2 (2014) 6626–6633.

7. C. Sun, L. Ma, Q. H. Qian, S. Parmar, W. B. Zhao*, B. Zhao, J. Shen*,A chitosan-Au-hyper branched polyester nanoparticles-based antifouling immunosensor for sensitive detection of carcinoembryonic antigen,Analyst 139 (2014) 4216-4222.

8. L. Wang, H. Y. Chen, H. L. Wang, F. Wang, S. Kambam, Y. Wang, W. B. Zhao, X. Q. Chen∗,A fluorescent probe with high selectivity to glutathione over cysteineand homocysteine based on positive effect of carboxyl on nucleophilic substitution in CTAB,Sensors and Actuators B 192 (2014) 708– 713.

9. C. Sun, Q. R. Han, D. Y. Wang, W. M. Xu, W. J. Wang, W. B. Zhao*, M. Zhou**,A label-free and high sensitive aptamer biosensor based on hyper branched polyester microspheres for thrombin detection,Analytica Chimica Acta 850 (2014) 33–40.

10. K. Wang, P.C. Liu, Y. H. Ye, J. Li, W.B. Zhao, X. H. Huang∗,Fabrication of a novel laccase biosensor based on silica nanoparticles modified with phytic acid for sensitive detection of dopamine,Sensors and Actuators B 197 (2014) 292–299.




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