汪志勇

uIndividual Description    

Dr. Zhi-Yong WANG graduated in physics from Hengyang Normal University and Nanjing Normal University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. After both one-year working experience at his 1st Alma Mater College and three-year PhD studying in the National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures at Nanjing University, he joined Chongqing University of Technology in October 2010, where he has been ever since. At the end of 2011, he was appointed as an associate professor of physics. After that, he spent one year as a visiting associate researcher in the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at the University of California at Riverside. To date, he has (co)authored over 20 peer-reviewed research papers including publications in such prestigious journals as Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Physical Review, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Journal of Statistical Mechanics, and Scripta Materialia, which yielded more than 300 positive citations based on Web of Science® with top journals involved such as Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano etc.    

uResearch Interests and Available Positions    

Wang’s interests are directed mainly towards computational materials physics, statistical mechanics, and soft matter physics with special emphasis on several topics such as spin/electron transport theory, phase transition in disordered systems, electrostatics at the interface, molecular self-assembly, and polymer physics as well. Wang’s group has been seeking to recruit those who are interested in employing computer simulation techniques to pave the way for exploring new physics in complex chemical and biological systems. Research opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology or computer.    

     

uMajor Academic Projects (Principal Investigator)    

The Physics of both Charge Reversal and Like-Charge Attraction in Biological Systems    

Duration: 01/01/2018-31/12/2021    

Grant No.: 11774041 (640 000 + 128 000 RMB)    

Sponsor: National Natural Science Foundation of China    

     

Ion Behavior and Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Blends under Confinement    

Duration: 16/12/2015-15/12/2018    

Grant No.: cstc2015jcyjBX0056 (200 000 + 50 000 RMB)    

Sponsor: Chongqing Research Program of Basic Research and Frontier Technology    

     

Innovative Research Team in Soft Condensed Matter Physics    

Duration: 01/01/2015-31/12/2017    

Grant Level: Class B (A&B) (200 000 RMB)    

Sponsor: Chongqing University of Technology    

     

Computer Experiments on Charge Inversion at Heterophase Interfaces    

Duration: 06/09/2012-05/09/2015    

Grant No.: cstc2012jjA00019 (50 000 RMB)    

Sponsor: Chongqing Natural Science Foundation    

     

On the Mechanisms of Charge Reversal and Surface Overcharging in an Electric Double Layer    

Duration: 01/01/2012-31/12/2014    

Grant No.: 11104364 (260 000 + 260 000 RMB)    

Sponsor: National Natural Science Foundation of China    

     

uSelected Publications    

[1]      Zhi-Yong Wang and Jianzhong Wu, Ion association at discretely-charged dielectric interfaces: Giant charge inversion, Journal of Chemical Physics(Featured Article: AIP News), 147, 024703 (2017).    

Media Coverage: AIP Publishing, Twitter, Phys.org, Science Newsline, Science Daily, Facebook, oozeDRONE, HiTechDays.com, Protein Lounge, Energy Daily, Open Nanofabrication, The British Society for Nanomedicine, …      

[2]      Zhi-Yong Wang and Zengwei Ma, Examining the Contributions of Image-Charge Forces to Charge Reversal: Discrete Versus Continuum Modeling of Surface Charges, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 12, 2880 (2016).    

[3]      Zhi-Yong Wang, Image-induced overcharging in the weakly charged surfaces, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 2016, 043205 (2016).    

[4]      Zhi-Yong Wang, Charge reversal at a planar boundary between two dielectrics, Physical Review E (Highlights in Kaleidoscope), 93, 012605 (2016).    

[5]      Zhi-Yong Wang, Zengwei Ma, and Yu-Qiang Ma, Suppression and promotion of charge inversion in the presence of multivalent coions, Physical Review E(Rapid Communications), 92, 060303(R) (2015).    

[6]      Qing Liang, Qing-Yan Wu, and Zhi-Yong Wang, Effect of hydrophobic mismatch on domain formation and peptide sorting in the multicomponent lipid bilayers in the presence of immobilized peptides, Journal of Chemical Physics(Featured Article: Front Cover), 141, 074702 (2014).    

[7]      Yao-Ping Xie, Zhi-Yong Wang, and Zhu-Feng Hou, The phase stability and elastic properties of MgZn2 and Mg4Zn7 in Mg-Zn alloys, Scripta Materialia, 68, 495 (2013).    

[8]      Xin-Wen Wang, Deng-Yu Zhang, Shi-Qing Tang, Li-Jun Xie, Zhi-Yong Wang, and Le-Man Kuang,  Photonic two-qubit parity gate with tiny cross-Kerr nonlinearity, Physical Review A, 85, 052326 (2012).    

[9]      Zhi-Yong Wang, Yao-Ping Xie, Qing Liang, Zengwei Ma, and Jianwei Wei, Looking deeper into the structure of mixed electric double layers near the point of zero charge, Journal of Chemical Physics, 137, 174707 (2012); ibid, 137, 249902 (2012).    

[10]  Zhi-Yong Wang and Yu-Qiang Ma, A molecular simulation study on the role of ionic size and dielectric images in near-surface ion distribution far from the strong-coupling limit,Journal of Chemical Physics, 136, 234701 (2012).

[11]  Zhi-Yong Wang and Yu-Qiang Ma, Computational evidence of two driving mechanisms for overcharging in an electric double layer near the point of zero charge, Physical Review E (Brief Reports), 85, 062501 (2012).

[12]  Zhi-Yong Wang and Yu-Qiang Ma, Impact of Headgroup Charges, Ionic Sizes, and Dielectric Images on Charge Inversion: A Monte Carlo Simulation Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114, 13386 (2010).    

[13]  Zhi-Yong Wang and Yu-Qiang Ma, Insights from Monte Carlo simulations on charge inversion of planar electric double layers in mixtures of asymmetric electrolytes, Journal of Chemical Physics, 133, 064704 (2010).    

[14]  Zhi-Yong Wang and Yu-Qiang Ma, Monte Carlo determination of mixed electrolytes next to a planar dielectric interface with different surface charge distributions, Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, 244715 (2009).    

     

uAcademic Activities    

“重庆市理论物理前沿学术研讨会”,西南大学,2016.11.25-27    

Oral Report: Charge Reversal at Heterophase Interfaces: Physics or Chemistry?      

     

“中国化学会2016年软物质理论计算与模拟”学术会议,南开大学,2016.08.25-28    

Oral Report: The Physics of Overcharging and Charge Reversal at Heterophase Interfaces