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Professor Hongzhou Zhang

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Dr Hongzhou Zhang received a BSc degree and an MSc degree in physics from Peking University (China) in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He was awarded a PhD in applied physics at Rice University (USA) in 2004. He worked on one-dimensional materials as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Laboratory of Mesoscopic Physics and Electron Microscopy (China) from 2002 to 2004. As a research fellow at the Australian National University (Australia), he synthesized and characterized BN nanostructures and investigated their growth mechanisms. He was appointed as SFI Stokes Lecturer and joined the School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin in 2009. He was promoted to associate professor in 2014 and became a full professor in 2021. His current research is focused on the synthesis, structure and property of two-dimensional materials with a specific objective to enable novel nanodevices for memory applications.
  Applied physics   Crystallography   ELECTRON ENERGY LOSS SPECTROSCOPY   Electron Microscopy   Helium Ion Microscopy   Materials Sciences   MICROSCOPY   Nanotechnology   Solid State Physics   Surface Physics   Ultrafine Microstructure   Ultramicroscopy
 Controllable Resistive Switching in Two-dimensional Molybdenum Disulphide via Site-specific Helium Ion Irradiation
 Helium ion microscopy for graphene devices
 Tuning electrical properties of two-dimensional materials for device applications
 Focused Ion Technology for Nanomaterials

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Grant Reviewer for Consolidator Grant, European Research Council 2022
Editorial Board, Rare Metals, Springer Since 2019
Academic Manuscript Referee I have been reviewing about 10 papers per year for a range of leading academic journals in the fields, for example, Nature Communications (5), Advanced Materials (6), ACS Nano (4), Reports on Progress in Physics (4), Advanced Functional Materials (3), ACS Applied Materials&Interfaces (7), Advanced Science (4), Nanoscale (10), etc. (Numbers of manuscripts reviewed since 2013) Since 2013
Grant Reviewer for ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award and Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and FacilitiesProposal, The Australian Research Council Since 2018
Grant Reviewer for CORE and Mobility programmes, Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg I have reviewed >10 proposals for the call since 2013, writing detailed assessments with marks and funding suggestions. I also acted as grant report reviewer for the funding agency. Since 2013
External PhD Examiner, Queen's University Belfast 2021
University of Sheffield, Academic Assessment for Promotion to a Personal Chair 18 Oct 2021
Editorial Board, Scientific Reports 2016-Present
Grant Reviewer for the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF), European Research Executive Agency I have reviewed 10 proposals submitted to the call, writing assessments. I also worked as rapporteur and mediated the discussions between individual assessors and complied consensus reports for the panels. Since 2020
University of Southampton, Academic Assessment for promotion to Associate Professor 04 Dec 2019
Grant Reviewer and for COST Action and Chair of the ad hoc Review Panel Oct 2018
Grant Reviewer for the FY 2017 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program, U. S. Department of Energy Office of Science April 2017
Grant Reviewer for Research Program "Applied and Engineering Researches 2017", the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space Feb 2017
External PhD Examiner, University of Southampton I have examined two PhD candidates. Since 2016
External PhD Examiner, Deakin University, Australia I have examined three PhD Candidates Since 2015
Grant Reviewer for the Programme Strategic Scientific Alliances (PSA), the Netherlands Minister of Education June 2016
Grant Reviewer for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Oct 2015
External PhD Examiner, University College Cork 2015
Grant Reviewer for the Industrial Partnership Programme, Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM)the Netherlands Aug 2013
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Global Association for Rare Metals Science and Technology (GARMST) 2022 Present
The Microscopy of Ireland 2009 Present
Materials Research Society 2010 Present
The European Microscopy Society 2009 Present
The American Physical Society 2002 Present
Institute of Physics 2014 2010
American Vacuum Society 2009 2012
S. Aldana, J. Jadwiszczak, and H. Z. Zhang, On the switching mechanism and optimisation of ion irradiation enabled 2D MoS2 memristors, NANOSCALE, 15, (13), 2023, p6408 - 6416, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
S. Aldana and H. Zhang, Unravelling the Data Retention Mechanisms under Thermal Stress on 2D Memristors, ACS Omega, (30), 2023, p27543-27552 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
S. Shi, H. Li, Q. Zhou, H. Zhang, P. A. M. Basheer and Y. Bai, Alkali-activated fly ash cured with pulsed microwave and thermal oven: A comparison of reaction products, microstructure and compressive strength, Cement and Concrete Research, 166, 2023, p107104-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Zhu, Y. and Sun, Y. and Zhang, H. and He, Y. and Liu, W. and Wang, R., Erratum to: Interface structure and strain controlled Pt nanocrystals grown at side facet of MoS2 with critical size (Nano Research, (2022), 15, 9, (8493-8501), 10.1007/s12274-022-4449-5), Nano Research, 15, (9), 2022, p8674 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Zhu, Y. and Sun, Y. and Zhang, H. and He, Y. and Liu, W. and Wang, R., Interface structure and strain controlled Pt nanocrystals grown at side facet of MoS2 with critical size, Nano Research, 15, (9), 2022, p8493-8501 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jadwiszczak, J. and Kelly, D.J. and Guo, J. and Zhou, Y. and Zhang, H., Plasma Treatment of Ultrathin Layered Semiconductors for Electronic Device Applications, ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 3, (4), 2021, p1505-1529 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dost, R. and Zhou, Y. and Zhang, H. and Allwood, D.A. and Inkson, B.J., Effect of annealing on the electrical and magnetic properties of electrodeposited Ni and permalloy nanowires, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 499, (166276), 2020, Notes: [cited By 5], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jadwiszczak, J. and Maguire, P. and Cullen, C.P. and Duesberg, G.S. and Zhang, H., Effect of localized helium ion irradiation on the performance of synthetic monolayer MoS2 field-effect transistors, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 11, 2020, p1329-1335 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Jadwiszczak, J. and Keane, D. and Maguire, P. and Cullen, C.P. and Zhou, Y. and Song, H. and Downing, C. and Fox, D. and McEvoy, N. and Zhu, R. and Xu, J. and Duesberg, G.S. and Liao, Z.-M. and Boland, J.J. and Zhang, H., MoS2 Memtransistors Fabricated by Localized Helium Ion Beam Irradiation, ACS Nano, 13, (12), 2019, p14262-14273 , Notes: [cited By 57], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Jadwiszczak, J. and Li, G. and Cullen, C.P. and Wang, J.J. and Maguire, P. and Duesberg, G.S. and Lunney, J.G. and Zhang, H., Photoresponsivity enhancement in monolayer MoS2 by rapid O2:Ar plasma treatment, Applied Physics Letters, 114, (9), 2019, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI

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Samuel Aldana, Ion Spiridon, Lulin Wang, Hongzhou Zhang, Understanding Substrate Effects on Two-Dimensional MoS2 Growth: a Kinetic Monte Carlo Approach, arxiv, 2024, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Jakub Jadwiszczak, Darragh Keane, Pierce Maguire, Yangbo Zhou, Hua-Ding Song, John Boland, Georg Duesberg, Zhimin Liao, Hongzhou Zhang, Enabling MoS2 memtransistors via localised helium ion beam irradiation, JSAP Annual Meetings Extended Abstracts The 80th JSAP Autumn Meeting 2019, The Japan Society of Applied Physics, 18/09/2019-20/09/201, 2019, Mari Shioda, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Hongzhou Zhang, Neuromorphic MoS2 memtransistors fabricated by localised helium ion beam irradiation, 2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, 01-06 December 2019, 2019, the Materials Research Society, Notes: [I could not deliver the talk because of US security check which stopped me from traveling to the venue.], Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Pierce Maguire, Darragh Keane, Brian Kelly, Colm C Faulkner, Hongzhou Zhang, XeF-Enhanced Focused Ion Beam Etching and Passivation of GaSb, ArXiv e-prints, 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Keane, D. Jadwiszczak, J. Boland, J. J. Zhang, H Z, He+-beam induced memristive behaviour in 2D MoS2, Advances in Gas-Ion Microscopy, The first international meeting of the PicoFIB Network, Dresden, Germany, 31/01/2018-01/02/201, 2018, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Zhang, H Z, In-situ evaluation of beam-induced electrical properties in 2D MoS2 devices, IBC HZDR USER SELECTION PANEL Annual Meeting 2018, Meissen, Germany, 04/10/2018 - 05/10/2, 2018, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Jakub Jadwiszczak, Darragh Keane, Pierce Maguire, Conor P Cullen, Yangbo Zhou, Hua-Ding Song, Clive Downing, Daniel S Fox, Niall McEvoy, Rui Zhu, Jun Xu, Georg S Duesberg, Zhi-Min Liao, John J Boland, Hongzhou Zhang, Neuromorphic MoS2 memtransistors fabricated by localised helium ion beam irradiation, ArXiv e-prints, 2018, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Hongzhou Zhang, Helium ion microscopy for two-dimensional semiconductor applications, MSM XX - Microscopy of Semi Conducting Materials 2017, Oxford, UK, 9 - 13 April, 2017, Royal Microscopical Society, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Hongzhou Zhang, Helium-ion microscopy for nanoscale characterisation and modification, Summer School at University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, 06/08/2017, 2017, Rongming Wang, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Keane, D. Jadwiszczak, J. Zhou, Y B Maguire, P. Fox, D O'Reilly, I Boland, J. J. Zhang, H Z, Modification of MoS2 by Helium Ion Microscope: FABRICATION OF GATE-TUNABLE MEMRISTIVE DEVICES, Microscopy Society of Ireland 40th Annual Meeting, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin Ireland, 2016, Oral Presentation, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
"Progress in Nanoscale Characterization and Manipulation", Book Award, The Publishers Association of China 2019
Trinity Global Engagement Award 2018
Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2014
Best Poster of material sciences, the Microscopy Society of Ireland 2013
IUMRS-ICYRAM 2012 Poster, International Union of Materials Research Societies - International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials 2012
Best Use of Microscope, the Microscopy Society of Ireland 2011
SFI Stokes Lectureship, Science Foundation Ireland, Ireland 2009
National Science and Technology Progress Award nominated by Higher Education Minister, 1st Class, China 2005
National Postdoctoral Fellowship, Chinese Education Ministry, China 2002