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Qin Kuang

Qin Kuang

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Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Master of Science in Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, China, 2003.
  • Research assistant, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2002-2003.
  • Bachelor of Science in Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, China, 2001.

Research Area

  • Synthesis and characterization of metal oxide nanomaterials and composite nanomaterials.
  • Synthesis and characterization of carbon-based nanomaterials.


  1. "Polymer functionalized piezoelectric-FET as humidity/chemical nanosensors", C.S. Lao, Q. Kuang, Z.L. Wang, M.C. Park and Y. Deng Appl. Phys. Lett., 90 (2007) 262107.
  2. "High-sensitivity Humidity Sensor Based on Single SnO2 Nanowire", Q. Kuang, C.S. Lao, Z.L. Wang, Z. Xie and L. Zheng, J. Am. Chem. Soc., on line.
  3. "Syntheses of rare-earth metal oxide nanotubes by the sol?el method assisted with porous anodic aluminum oxide templates", Q. Kuang, Zhi-Wei Lin, Wei Lian, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Zhao-Xiong Xie, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, J. Solid State Chemistry 2007, 180, 1236-1242.
  4. "Growth of Prussian blue microcubes under a hydrothermal condition: Possible nonclassical crystallization by a mesoscale self-assembly", Xiao-Jun Zheng, Q. Kuang, Tao Xu, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Shu-Hong Zhang, Zhao-Xiong Xie, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, J. Phys.Chem. C 2007, 111(12), 4499-4502.
  5. "Preparation and optical properties of ThO2 and Eu-doped ThO2 nanotubes by the sol-gel method combined with porous anodic aluminum oxide template", Zhi-Wei Lin, Q. Kuang, Wei Lian, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Zhao-Xiong Xie*, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, J. Phys.Chem. B 2006,110(46), 23007-23011.
  6. "Controllable fabrication of SnO2-coated multiwalled carbon nanotubes by chemical vapor deposition", Q. Kuang, Song-Fei Li, Zhao-Xiong Xie*, Shui-Chao Lin, Xian-Hua Zhang, Su-Yuan Xie, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, Carbon, 2006, 44(7), 1166-1172.
  7. "Tailoring the optical property by a three-dimensional epitaxial heterostructure: A case of ZnO/SnO2", Q. Kuang, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Zhao-Xiong Xie, Shui-Chao Lin, Zhi-Wei Lin, Su-Yuan Xie, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2005, 127 (33), 11777-11784.
  8. "Formation of ZnO hexagonal micro-pyramids: a successful control of the exposed polar surfaces with the assistance of an ionic liquid", Xi Zhou, Zhao-Xiong Xie*, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Q. Kuang, Shu-Hong Zhang, Tao Xu, Rong-Bin Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, Chem. Comm., 2005, 5572-5574.
  9. "Low temperature solvothermal synthesis of crumpled carbon nanosheets", Q. Kuang, Su-Yuan Xie, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Xian-Hua Zhang, Zhao-Xiong Xie, Rong-Bing Huang, Lan-Sun Zheng, Carbon, 2004, 42(8-9), 1737-1741.

Research Highlights

  • Systematic investigation on the structure and optical properties of ZnO/SnO2 core-shell nanostructures with an epitaxial relation and related SnO2 hollow nanostructures.
  • Preparation of carbon-based nanomaterials including carbon nanosheets and SnO2-coating CNTs via solvent thermal method and chemical vapor deposition method.

Honors & Awards

  • First prize of scientific research achievements of Xiamen University, 2006
  • GuangHua Scholarship of Xiamen University, 2006
  • Excellent Graduate scholarship of Liujiaxia Science and Education Fund, 2005
  • Xianglu Scholarship of Xiamen University, 2005
  • Twice Selected by Excellent PhD Paper Developing Project of Xiamen University, 2004 and 2006