Name: Jiajun GU
Title: Associate Research Professor
Platform: Institute of Composite Materials
Dr. JiajunGu received his B. E and Ph. D degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 1996 and 2005, respectively. During 2001-2003, He spent 18 months studying at Kyoto University, Japan (Monbusho Scholarship). He started his research career with the team of Morphogenetic Materials headed by Prof. D. Zhang at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005, and is presently an associate professor at SJTU.
In the past five years, Dr. JiajunGu has published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in Angew. Chem., Adv. Funct.Mater., J. Mater. Chem., Langmuir, Appl. Phys. Lett., and Phys. Rev. B, et al. Recently, his work “Versatile fabrication of intact three-dimensional metallic butterfly wing scales with hierarchical sub-micrometer structures” (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 8307−8311) was highlighted by Nature as “Materials: Butterfly wings turned to metal” (Nature, 2011, 476, 9). His research interests mainly focused on the bio-inspired functional materials and solutions, either in designing and preparing novel structures, or in exploring the chemical and physical mechanisms of the synthesized products.
1. Yongwen Tan, JiajunGu*, LinhuaXu, Xining Zang, Dingxin Liu, Wang Zhang, Qinglei Liu, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, ChuanliangFeng, Genlian Fan, and Di Zhang*, “High-density hotspots engineered by naturally piled-up subwavelength structures in three-dimensional copper butterfly wing scales for surface-enhanced Raman scattering detection”, Adv. Funct.Mater., 2012, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201102948. In press.
2. Yongwen Tan, JiajunGu*, Xining Zang, Wei Xu, Kaicheng Shi, LinhuaXu, and Di Zhang*, “Versatile fabrication of intact three-dimensional metallic butterfly wing scales with hierarchical sub-micrometer structures”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 8307−8311.
Highlighted by Nature, “Materials: Butterfly wings turned to metal”, Nature, 2011, 476, 9.
3. Yu Chen, Xining Zang, JiajunGu*, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, Di Zhang*, Xiaobin Hu, Qinglei Liu, Wang Zhang, and Dingxin Liu, “ZnO single butterfly wing scales: synthesis and spatial optical anisotropy”, J. Mater.Chem., 2011, 21, 6140−6143.
Highlighted by Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, “A single scale tells more than a whole wing”.
4. Yu Chen, JiajunGu*, Di Zhang*, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, Xiaobin Hu,ChuanliangFeng, Wang Zhang, Qinglei Liu, and Andrew R. Parker,“Tunable three-dimensional ZrO2 photonic crystals replicated fromsingle butterfly wing scales”, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 15237−15243.
Highlighted by J. Mater.Chem. as a “Hot paper”.
5. Xining Zang, YangyangGe, JiajunGu*, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, ChuanliangFeng, Wang Zhang, Qinglei Liu, and Di Zhang*, “Tunable optical photonic devices made from moth wing scales: a way to enlarge natural functional structures’ pool”, J. Mater.Chem., 2011, 21, 13913−13919.
6. Yongwen Tan, Xining Zang, JiajunGu*, Dingxin Liu, Shenmin Zhu, Huilan Su, ChuanliangFeng, Qinglei Liu, Woon Ming Lau, Won-Jin Moon, and Di Zhang*, “Morphological effects on surface-enhanced Raman scattering from silver butterfly wing scales synthesized via photoreduction”, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 11742−11746.
7. Yu Chen, JiajunGu*, Shenmin Zhu, Tongxiang Fan, Di Zhang*, and QixinGuo. “Iridescent large-area ZrO2 photonic crystals using butterfly as templates” Appl. Phys. Lett., 2009, 94, 053901.
8. JiajunGu*, Di Zhang, and QixinGuo, “Giant Seebeck coefficient decrease in polycrystallinematerials with highly anisotropic band structures: implications in seeking high-quality thermoelectric materials”, Solid State Comm., 2008, 148, 10−13.
9. JiajunGu*, Minwook Oh, Haruyuki Inui, and Di Zhang, “Anisotropy of mobility ratio between electron and hole along different orientations in ReGexSi1.75−x thermoelectric single crystals”, Phys. Rev. B, 2005, 71, 113201.