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Teaching Staff

Professor TANG, Jinyao

Professor TANG, Jinyao

Associate Head (Research) and Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, HKU

PhD (Columbia University)

  • 2219 4696
  • 402, Chong Yuet Ming Chemistry Building, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Current Research

  • Study novel Nanorobot and artificial nanomotors
  • Develop new Energy Nanomaterials and Nanodevices


Awards and Honours


  • Outstanding Young Researcher of the University of Hong Kong in 2016/2017
  • Early Career Award 2014-2015, University Grants Committee , Hong Kong

Selected Publications:


  1. J. Wang, Z. Xiong, J. Zheng, X. Zhan, J. Tang, Light-Driven Micro/Nanomotor for Promising Biomedical Tools: Principle, Challenge, and Prospect. Acc. Chem. Res.  51, 1957-1965 (2018)
  2. Z. Xiong, X. Wang, H. K. Lee, J. Zhan, Y. Chen, J. Tang, Thermal Transport in Supported Graphene Nanomesh. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 9211-9215 (2018)
  3. J. Zheng, B. Dai, J. Wang, Z. Xiong, Y. Yang, J. Liu, X. Zhan, Z. Wan, J. Tang, Orthogonal Navigation of Multiple Visible-Light-Driven Artificial Microswimmers. Nat. Commun. 8, (1), 1438. (2017)
  4. Z. Xiong, J. Chen, J. Wang, Y. Cai, X. Liu, Z. Su, S.J. Xu, A. Khan, W. Li, J. Bian, G. Li, M. Huang, J. Tang. Electrochemical Half-Reaction Assisted Graphene Hybrid Phototransistor. NPG Asia Mater, 9, e436 (2017)
  5. J. Wang, Z. Xiong, X. Zhan, B. Dai, J. Zheng, J. Liu, and J. Tang, A Silicon Nanowire as a Spectral Tunable Light-Driven Nanomotor. Adv. Mater. 29, (30), 1701451 (2017)
  6. B. Dai, J. Wang, Z. Xiong, X. Zhan, W. Dai, C. Li, S. Feng, and J. Tang, Programmable artificial phototactic microswimmer. Nat. Nanotechnol. 11, 1087–1092(2016)