Book Chapters

  1. Liu, Yang; Zhang, Chao and Zhang, Xinyu, “Design, fabrication, and application of multi-scale, multi-functional nanostructured carbon fibers, Recent Developments in the Field of Carbon Fibers, InTech, ISBN 9789535160557
  2. Yang,Jinlong; Gao,Chunmei; Lv Shaoyu; Liu, Mingzhu;* Zhang, Xinyu* and Liu, Zhen, Cationic Starch Nanoparticles, chapter 4, Microencapsulation and Microspheres for Food Applications, Elsevier, 2015

Journal Publications

  1. Sarwar, Shatila; Nautiyal, Amit; et al. Zhang, Xinyu*, Facile microwave approach towards high performance MoS2/graphene nanocomposite for hydrogen evolution reaction, Science China Materials, 2020, 63, 62-74 LINK
  2. Ma, Wei; Du, Haishun; Zhang, Miaomiao; Mori, Joakin; Ren, Xuehong; Wang, Honghe and Zhang, Xinyu*, One-Step Synthesis of Tunable Zinc-Based Nanohybrids as an Ultrasensitive DNA Signal Amplification Platform, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 2983-2990 LINK
  3. Tian, Guangyuan; Zhang, Meng; et al. Zhang, Xinyu, High Corrosion Protection Performance of a Novel Nonfluorinated Biomimetic Superhydrophobic Zn–Fe Coating with Echinopsis multiplex-like Structure, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11(41), 38205-38217 LINK
  4. Nautiyal, Amit; Cook, Jonathan and Zhang, Xinyu*, Tunable electrochemical performance of polyaniline coating via facile ion exchanges, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2019, 136, 1053092 LINK
  5. Li, Gengnan; Sarwar, Shatila; et al. Zhang, Xinyu*, Surface energetics of carbon nanotubes–based nanocomposites fabricated by microwave-assisted approach, Journal of Materials Research, 2019, 34(19), 3361-3367 LINK
  6. Yang, Xing; Tian, Yunrui; Sarwar, Shatila; Zhang, Miaomiao; Zhang, Huaiping; Luo, Jujie; Zhang, Xinyu, Comparative evaluation of PPyNF/CoOx and PPyNT/CoOx nanocomposites as battery-type supercapacitor materials via a facile and low-cost microwave synthesis approach, Electrochimica Acta, 2019, 311, 230-243 LINK
  7. Tian, Yunrui; Du, Haishun; Zhang, Miaomiao; Zheng, Yayun; Guo, Qingping; Zhang, Huaiping; Luo, Jujie; Zhang, Xinyu, Microwave synthesis of MoS2/MoO2@CNT nanocomposites with excellent cycling stability for supercapacitor electrodes, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 9545-9555 LINK
  8. Xie, Hongxiang; Zou, Zhufan; Du, Haishun; Zhang, Xinyu; Wang, Xumei; Yang, Xianghao; Wang, Hui; Li, Guangbi; Li, Long; Si, Chuanling, Preparation of thermally stable and surface-functionalized cellulosenanocrystals via mixed H2SO4/Oxalic acid hydrolysi, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, 223, 115116 LINK
  9. Tian, Yunrui; Yang, Xing; Nautiyal, Amit; Zheng, Yayun; Guo, Qingping; Luo, Jujie; Zhang, Xinyu,One-step microwave synthesis of MoS2/MoO3 @ graphite nanocomposite as an excellent electrode material for supercapacitors, Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials, 2019, 2, 151-161 LINK
  10. Du, Haishun; Liu, Wei; Zhang, Miaomiao; Si, Chuanling; Zhang, Xinyu; Li, Bin, Cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose nanofibrils based hydrogels for biomedical applications, Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, 209, 130-144, LINK
  11. Nautiyal, Amit; Qiao, Mingyu; Ren, Tian; Huang, Tung-Shi; Zhang, Xinyu*; Cook, Jonathan; Bozack, Michael J. and Farag, Ramsis, High-performance Engineered Conducting Polymer Film towards Antimicrobial/Anticorrosion
    Applications, Eng. Sci., 2018, 4, 70 LINK 
  12. Zhang, Lin; Lu, Xu; Zhang, Xinyu; Jin, Li; Xu, Zhuo and Cheng, Zhongyang, All-organic dielectric nanocomposites using conducting polypyrrole nanoclips as filler, Compos. Sci. Technol., 2018, 167, 285 LINK
  13. Shi, Lei; Zhu, Tianxiang; Gao, Guoxin; Zhang, Xinyu; Wei, Wei; Liu, Wenfeng and Ding, Shujiang, Highly stretchable and transparent ionic conducting elastomers, Nature Commun., 2018, 9, 2630 LINK
  14. Liu, Zhen; Nahhas, Alaa; Liu, Li; Ada, Earl; Zhang, Xinyu* and Manohar, Sanjeev, Synthesis of Fluorescent Polythiophene Dots (Pdots), J. Nanomaterials, 2018, 8987348 LINK 
  15. Xu, Xiubin; Lü, Shaoyu; Wu, Can; Wang, Zhiyong; Feng, Chen; Wen, Na; Liu, Mingzhu; Zhang, Xinyu*; Liu, Zhen; Liu, Yongqi and Ren, Chunzhen, Curcumin polymer coated, self-fluorescent and stimuli-responsive multifunctional mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2018, 271, 234 LINK
  16. Poyraz, Selcuk; Cook, Jonathan; Liu, Zhen; Zhang, Lin; Nautiyal, Amit; Hohmann, Britta; Klamt, Solveig and Zhang, Xinyu*, Microwave Energy-based Manufacturing of Hollow Carbon Nanospheres Decorated with Carbon Nanotubes or Metal Oxide Nanowires, J. Mater. Sci., 2018, 53(17), 12178 LINK
  17. Liu, Yang; Zhang, Xinyu; Poyraz, Selcuk; Zhang, Chao and Xin, John H., One-step synthesis of multifunctional zinc-iron-oxide hybrid carbon nanowires by chemical fusion for supercapacitors and interfacial water marbles,ChemNanoMat, 2018, 4,1 LINK
  18. Zhang, Lin; Du, Wenya; Nautiyal, Amit; Liu, Zhen and Zhang, Xinyu*, Recent progress on nanostructured conducting polymers and composites: synthesis, application and future aspects, Science China Materials, 2018, 61(3), 303 LINK  
  19. Nautiyal, Amit; Qiao, Mingyu; Cook, Jonathan;Zhang, Xinyu* and Huang, Tung-Shi, High performance polypyrrole coating for corrosion protection and biocidal applications, Applied Surface Science, 2018, 427, 922 LINK
  20. Li, Xuesong; Zhao, Zhilei; Wang, Yuanhang; Yan, Hong; Zhang, Xinyu and Xu, Bingshe, Highly efficient flame retardant, flexible, and strong adhesive intumescent coating on polypropylene using hyperbranched polyamide, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2017, 324, 237 LINK
  21. Zhang, Shao-Fei; Gao, Chunmei;Lü, Shaoyu; He, Jiujun; Liu, Mingzhu*; Wu, Can; Liu, Yijing; Zhang, Xinyu* and Liu, Zhen, Synthesis of PEGylated polyglutamic acid peptide dendrimer and its application in dissolving thrombus, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2017, 159, 284 LINK
  22. Duan, Haogang; Lü, Shaoyu; Qin, Hongyan; Gao, Chunmei; Bai, Xiao; Wei, Yuhui; Wu, Xin’an; Liu, Mingzhu*; Zhang, Xinyu* and Liu, Zhen, Co-delivery of zinc and 5-aminosalicylic acid from alginate/N-succinyl-chitosan blend microspheres for synergistic therapy of colitis, Inter. J. Pharmaceutics, 2017, 516 (1), 214 LINK
  23. Poyraz, Selcuk; Flogel, Marissa; Liu, Zhen and Zhang, Xinyu*,Microwave energy assisted carbonization of nanostructured conducting polymers for their potential use in energy storage applications, Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017, 89(1), 173 LINK
  24. Zhang, Lin; Liu, Zhen; Lu, Xu; Yang, Guang;Zhang, Xinyu*and Cheng, Z.-Y., Nano-clip based composites with a low percolation threshold and high dielectric constant, Nano Energy, 2016, 26, 550 LINK
  25. Liu, Zhen; Zhang, Lin; Wang, Ruigang; Poyraz, Selcuk; Cook, Jonathan; Bozack, Michael; Das, Siddhartha;Zhang, Xinyu*and Hu, Liangbing, Ultrafast Microwave Nano-manufacturing of Fullerene-Like Metal Chalcogenides, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 22503 LINK  
  26. Spearmana,Benjamin;  Hodge, Alexander; Porter, John; Hardy, John; Davis, Zenda; Xu, Teng; Zhang, Xinyu; Schmidt, Christine; Hamilton, Michael and Lipke, Elizabeth; Conductive interpenetrating networks of polypyrrole and polycaprolactone encourage electrophysiological development of cardiac cells, Acta Biomaterialia 2015, 28, 109 LINK
  27. Poyraz, Selcuk; Zhang, Lin; Schroder, Albrecht and Zhang, Xinyu*, Ultrafast Microwave Welding/Reinforcing Approach at the Interface of Thermoplastic Materials,ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (40), 22469 LINK
  28. Zhang, Xi; Yan, Xingru; Guo, Jiang; Liu, Zhen; Jiang, Dawei; He, Qingliang; Wei, Huige; Gu, Hongbo; Colorado, Henry A.; Zhang, Xinyu; Suying Wei and Guo, Zhanhu, Polypyrrole Doped Epoxy Resin Nanocomposites with Enhanced Mechanical Properties and Reduced Flammability, J Mater Chem C., 2015,3, 162 LINK
  29. Kang, Litao; Deng, Jiachun; Liu, Tiejun; Cui, Mangwei; Zhang, Xinyu; Li, Peiyang; Li, Ying; Liu, Xuguang and Liang, Wei, One-step solution combustion synthesis of cobalt-nickel oxides/C/Ni/CNTs nanocomposites as electrochemical capacitors electrode materials, Journal of Power Sources, J. Power Sources 275 (2015) 126e135 LINK
  30. Poyraz, Selcuk; Cerkez, Idris; Huang, Tung Shi; Liu, Zhen; Kang, Litao; Luo, Jujie and Zhang, Xinyu, One-step Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline Nanofiber/Silver Nanoparticle Composite Networks as Anti-bacterial Agents, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (22), 20025 LINK
  31. Chen, Chen;Duan, Haogang; Gao,Chunmei; Liu, Mingzhu; Wu, Xin’an; Wei, Yuhui; Zhang, Xinyu* and Zhen Liu Non-covalent modification of thrombolytic agent nattokinase: simultaneous improvement of fibrinolysis activity and enzymatic stability, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 27422 LINK 
  32. Liu, Zhen; Chen, Hong; Zhang, Lin; Poyraz, Selcuk; Zhang, Xinyu* and Zhu, Jiahua, Ultrafast Cr(VI) Removal from Polluted Water by Microwave Synthesized Iron Oxide Submicron Wires, Chem. Commun. 2014,50, 8036 LINK
  33. Poyraz, Selcuk; Liu, Zhen; Liu, Yang; Lu, Ning; Kim, Moon J. and Zhang, Xinyu*One-step synthesis and characterization of poly(o-toluidine) nanofiber/metal nanoparticle composite networks as non-enzymatic glucose sensors,Sensors and Actuators B, 2014, 201, 65 LINK
  34. Liu, Yang; Poyraz, Selcuk; Xin, John H. and Zhang, Xinyu* Shape control of novel platinum nanobelts, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 7152 LINK 
  35. Liu, Zhen; Zhang, Lin; Poyraz,Selcuk; Smith, James; Kushvaha, Vinod; Tippur, Hareesh and Zhang, Xinyu* Ultrafast Microwave Approach towards Multi-Component and Multi-Dimensional Nanomaterials, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 9308 LINK
  36. Xie, Hui;  Poyraz,Selcuk; Thu, Mya; Liu, Yang; Snyder, Evan Y.; Smith, Jeffrey W. and Zhang, Xinyu* Microwave-assisted fabrication of carbon nanotubes decorated polymeric nano-medical platforms for simultaneous drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 5649 LINK
  37. Poyraz, Selcuk; Liu, Zhen; Liu, Yang and Zhang, Xinyu* Devulcanization of Scrap Ground Tire Rubber and Successive Carbon Nanotube Growth by Microwave Irradiation, Curr. Org. Chem., 2013, 17(20), 2243 LINK
  38. Liu, Zhen; Zhang, Lin; Poyraz, Selcuk and Zhang, Xinyu* Conducting Polymer – Metal Nanocomposites Synthesis and Their Sensory Applications, Curr. Org. Chem., 2013, 17(20), 2256 LINK
  39. Chen, Jiucun; Liu, Mingzhu; Gao, Chunmei;Lü, Shaoyu; Zhang, Xinyu* and Liu, Zhen Self-Assembly Behaviors of pH- and Thermo-Responsive Hydrophilic ABCBA-Type Pentablock Copolymers Synthesized by Consecutive RAFT Polymerization, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 15085 LINK
  40. Huang, Yinjuan; Liu, Mingzhu; Gao, Chunmei; Yang, Jinlong; Zhang, Xinyu*; Zhang, Xinjie and Liu, Zhen Ultra-small and innocuous cationic starch nanospheres: Preparation, characterization and drug delivery study, Int. J. Biol. Macromol., 2013, 58, 231 LINK
  41. Liu, Yang; Lu, Ning; Poyraz, Selcuk; Wang, Xiaolong; Yu, Yajiao; Scott, Julie; Smith, James; Kim, Moon J. and Zhang, Xinyu* One-pot Formation of Multifunctional Pt-Conducting Polymer Intercalated Nanostructures, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 3872 LINK
  42. Chen, Jiucun; Liu, Minzhu; Gong, Honghong; Cui, Guangjun; Lü, Shaoyu; Gao, Chunmei; Huang, Feng; Chen, Tongtong;Zhang, Xinyu* and Liu, Zhen Synthesis of linear amphiphilic tetrablock quaterpolymers with dual stimulus-response through the combination of ATRP and RAFT by a click chemistry site transformation approach, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 1815 LINK 
  43. Liu, Zhen; Liu, Yang; Zhang, Lin; Poyraz, Selcuk; Lu, Ning; Kim, Moon; Smith, James; Wang, Xiaolong; Yu, Yajiao and Zhang, Xinyu* Controlled synthesis of transition metal/conducting polymer nanocomposites, Nanotech., 2012, 23, 335603 LINK 
  44. Liu, Yang; Liu, Zhen; Lu, Ning; Preiss, Elisabeth, Poyraz, Selcuk;Kim, Moon J.; Zhang, Xinyu*  Facile synthesis of polypyrrole coated copper nanowires: a new concept to engineered core–shell structures, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 2621 LINK 
  45. Zhang, Xinyu*; Liu, Zhen,Recent advances in microwave initiated synthesis of nanocarbon materials, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 707 (Invited Feature ArticleLINK
  46. Liu, Zhen; Poyraz, Selcuk; Liu, Yang and Zhang, Xinyu* Seeding approach to noble metal decorated conducting polymer nanofiber network, Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 106 LINK
  47. Liu, Zhen; Wang, Jialai; Kushvaha, Vinod; Poyraz, Selcuk; Tippur, Hareesh; Park, Seongyong; Kim, Moon; Liu, Yang; Bar, Johannes; Chen, Hang and Zhang, Xinyu* Poptube approach for ultrafast carbon nanotube growth, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9912 LINK (highlighted by Nature, September 1 issue, page 8, LINK; Chemical & Engineering News, August 15 2011 issue, page 30 LINK; CERN Courier LINK; and Technical Textiles LINK
  48. Liu, Zhen; Poyraz, Selcuk; Liu, Yang;Zhang, Xinyu* Green-Nano Approach to Nanostructured Polypyrrole, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47 (15), 4421 LINK 
  49. Liu, Zhen;Zhang, Xinyu*; Poyraz, Selcuk; Surwade, Sumedh P.; Manohar, Sanjeev K., Oxidative Template for Conducting Polymer Nanoclips, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (38), 13158 LINK ( 72 citations, highlighted by American Chemical Society, Noteworthy Chemistry, October 11, 2010 LINK
  50. Surwade, Sumedh P.; Agnihotra, Srikanth Rao; Dua, Vineet; Kolla, Harsha S.;Zhang, Xinyu;Manohar, Sanjeev K. Chromism and molecular weight of polyaniline derivatives, Synth. Met., 2009,  159(19-20), 2153 LINK
  51. Dua, Vineet; Surwade, Sumedh P.; Ammu, Srikanth;Zhang, Xinyu; Jain, Sujit; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Chemical Vapor Detection Using Parent Polythiophene Nanofibers. Macromolecules, 2009, 42(15), 5414. LINK
  52. Zhang, Xinyu;Surwade, Sumedh P.; Dua, Vineet; Bouldin, Ryan; Manohar, Neha; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Parent Polythiophene Nanofibers, Chem. Lett., 2008, 37(5), 526 LINK
  53. Zhang, Xinyu;Manohar, Sanjeev K. Microwave Synthesis of Nanocarbons from Conducting Polymers, Chem. Commun., 2006, 23, 2477 LINK
  54. Zhang, Xinyu; Kolla, Harsha S.; Wang, Xianghui; Raja, Kirtana; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Fibrillar Growth in Polyaniline,  Funct. Mater., 2006, 16(9), 1145 LINK
  55. Zhang, Xinyu; Lee, Jeong-Soo; Lee, Gil S.; Cha, Dong-Kyu; Kim, Moon J.; Yang, Duck J.; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Chemical Synthesis of PEDOT Nanotubes, Macromolecules, 2006, 39(2), 470 (Most-Accessed Articles in Macromolecules, 2006) LINK
  56.  Kolla, Harsha S.; Surwade, Sumedh; Zhang, Xinyu; MacDiarmid, Alan G.; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Absolute Molecular Weight of Polyaniline,  Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127(48), 16770. LINK
  57. Zhang, Xinyu; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Narrow Pore-Diameter Polypyrrole Nanotubes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127(41) 14156 (143 citations) LINK
  58. Zhang, Xinyu; MacDiarmid, Alan G.; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Chemical synthesis of PEDOT nanofibers,  Commun., 2005, 42, 5328 LINK
  59. Zhang, Xinyu; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Bulk Synthesis of Polypyrrole Nanofibers by a Seeding Approach,  Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(40), 12714 LINK
  60. Zhang, Xinyu; Goux, Warren J.; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Synthesis of Polyaniline Nanofibers by “Nanofiber Seeding”,  Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(14), 4502 (top 10 highly cited chemistry papers by Science Watch) LINK
  61. Zhang, Xinyu; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Polyaniline Nanofibers: Chemical Synthesis using Surfactants,  Commun., 2004, 20, 2360 LINK
  62. Zhang, Xinyu; Chan-Yu-King, Roch; Jose, Anil; Manohar, Sanjeev K. Nanofibers of Polyaniline Synthesized by Interfacial Polymerization,  Met., 2004, 145, 23 (cover story). LINK


  1. Wang, Jialai; Zhang, Xinyu Novel Nanocomposite for Sustainability of Infrastructure, US 13/038,205 and PCT/US2011/026721.
  2. Controlled Nanofiber Seeding, Manohar, Sanjeev K. and Zhang, Xinyu,US PCT 20060051401, date of PCT 03/09/2006.