Professor ZHANG Hua received his bachelor and master degrees at Nanjing University, China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and completed his doctoral degree under Prof. LIU Zhongfan at Peking University, China in July 1998. After spending a few years as research associate/postdoctoral fellow in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium with Prof. Frans C. De Schryver and Northwestern University, USA with Prof. Chad A. Mirkin, he started to work at NanoInk Inc. (USA) as a Research Scientist/Chemist in August 2003. Afterwards, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore in November 2005. Then he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor in July 2006 and was promoted to Full Professor in September 2013.
Prof. ZHANG has filed 74 patent applications (including 8 granted US patents), and published 5 invited book chapters and over 460 papers, including Science, Nat. Chem., Nat. Catal., Nat. Rev. Mater., Nat. Commun., Sci. Adv., Nat. Protocols, Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., etc., with total citation times of over 57,000 and H-index of 118 (Web of Science). He is one of the Chairmen of the Editorial Board of ChemNanoMat (2015-), sits on the Advisory Board of Chemical Society Reviews (2012-), Materials Chemistry Frontiers (2016-), Matter (2019-), Nanoscale (2012-), Nanoscale Horizons (2015-), and NPG Asia Materials (2018-); the Editorial Advisory Board of ACS Nano (2014-), Advanced Functional Materials (2018-), Chemistry of Materials (2014-), ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014-), Small (2012-) and Nanofabrication (Versita, 2012-); the Editorial Board of ACS Omega (2016-), Applied Materials Today (2015-), Carbon (2013-), CHEM (2016-), Chinese Science Bulletin (2014-), Energy Storage Materials (2015-), EnergyChem (2018-), Graphene Technology (2016-), Materials Today Energy (2016-), npj 2D Materials and Applications (2016-), Science China Materials (2014-), and NANO (2007-); the International Advisory Board of Chemistry – An Asian Journal (2018-); the International Advisory Panel of Materials Research Express (2014-2016); the International Editorial Board of ChemPlusChem (2012-2015); and the Scientific Advisory Board of Small Methods (2017-). He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Nanoscience (2007-) and was one of the members of the Advisory Committee of IOP Asia-Pacific (2010-2013). In 2015, he was elected as an Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). In Nov. 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Moreover, he received the 2015 ACS Nano Lectureship Award (2015), the World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award (2013), SMALL Young Innovator Award (2012) and Nanyang Award for Research Excellence (2011). In 2016, he was listed in the top 300 most cited researchers in the field of materials science and engineering by Elsevier Scopus. In 2017, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2017" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2016, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2015, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2015" in Chemistry and Materials Science, and also listed as one of 19 “Hottest Researchers of Today” in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters, 2015). In 2014, he was listed in the "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" in Materials Science, and also listed as one of 17 “Hottest Researchers of Today” and No. 1 in Materials and More in the world (please see the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 by Thomson Reuters, 2014).