Prof. Dr. Xiaoyang Zhu


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsSurface Physics,Plasma Physics,Molecular, Fluid and Interface Physical Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry
Keywordsdynamics at surfaces and interfaces, electron transport, femtosecond laser spectroscopy, molecular electronics, organic semiconductors

Current contact address

CountryUnited States of America
CityNew York City
InstitutionColumbia University
InstituteDepartment of Chemistry

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Gerhard ErtlAbteilung Physikalische Chemie, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Martin WolfInstitut für Experimentalphysik, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Martin WolfAbteilung Physikalische Chemie, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin
Start of initial sponsorship01/07/1992


1992Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme
2006Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu is honoured for his outstanding achievements in the field of physical chemistry and biochemistry at surfaces. His work addresses both fundamental questions of surface dynamics, electron transfer and molecular self organization at interfaces as well as transfer of such basic knowledge to technological application in micro mechanical systems. The cooperation with Prof. Martin Wolf at the Freie Universität Berlin will combine his discoveries to study elementary processes of molecular switches at surfaces and applications to molecular electronics.