Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus

zhongfangchen@gmail.com.
+1(787)764-0000 ext. 3119

PUBLICATIONS (see the publication-list for details)

  • 175 publications, including Chem. Rev. (3), J. Am. Chem. Soc. (15), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (7) and Phys. Rev. Lett. (2).
    Scientific Reports (1),Nano Lett. (1) and ACS Nano (3). 
  • 50 first-authored, 89 correspondence-authored, total citation number over 5400, h-index 40.
  • Nine papers were highlighted by news media (Chem. & Eng. News and/or Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Nature China);
  • 14 were highlighted as cover pictures or frontispiece of scientific journals (ChemPhysChem, J. Comput. Chem., J. Phys. Chem. A, J. Phys. Chem. C., PCCP, J. Chem. Theory Comput., Naoscale, Chem. Eur. J.); one article was featured by Nature Chemistry;
  • Two articles in Chem. Rev. were ranked as “hot paper”, “most-cited” or “most-accessed article” by ACS publications; four papers (J. Phys. Chem. C. 2009, 113, 15403
  • Three papers in Chem. Rev.) were ranked as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators of Web of Science.   

News and Highlights

 

Current Main Research Topics

  • One-dimensional nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanocables, peapods, etc)
  • Novel materials for hydrogen and lithium storage
  • Endohedral metallofullerenes and related endohedral clusters
  • Molecules with novel bonding patterns
    • Planar hypercoordinate carbon and other elements
    • Novel aromaticity
RESEARCH TOPICS BEING DEVELOPED
  • Toxicity prediction of nanomaterials
  • Photocatalysis and fuel cell