Department of Chemistry

Xavier University of Louisiana

Yan Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

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General Chemistry (lecture, lab and drill) in Lanzhou University
Analytical Chemistry (lecture and lab) in Lanzhou University


Present: Assistant Professor in Lanzhou University
2007 Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Northwest Normal University,
2002 B.S., Analytical Chemistry, Northwest Normal University,

Research Interest
  • Small molecules interface behavior and electrochemistry reaction
  • Biodetection quality of food
  • High sensitive and selective detection for bio-interface and reaction.

Current Grant Support
  • NSFC No.51372106¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†1/1/2014 'Äì 12/31/2017
    Electrochemical preparation of MoS2 on grephene/polyimide substrate and investigation of photoelectrocatalysis property
  • Visiting scholar program of China Scholarship Council¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 7/1/2015 'Äì 7/1/2016¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Design and fabricate the functional surfaces for bio-recognition and early cancer detection

Recent Publications
  1. Yan Zhang, Xiaoquan Lu, Tianlu Liao, Yina Cheng, Xiuhui Liu, Limin Zhang. Studies on Interaction of Porphyrin and Its Complexes with DNA at Interface on Gold Electrode Modified by Thiol-porphyrin Self-assembled Monolayer.  J Solid State Electrochem 11(2007) 1303 -1312.
  2. Yan Zhang, Letao Wang, Daban Lu, Xuezhao Shi, Chunming Wang'àó, Xiaojuan Duan. Sensitive determination of bisphenol A base on arginine functionalized nanocomposite graphene film. Electrochimica Acta, 80 (2012) 77- 83
  3. Yan Zhang, Daban Lu, Tianzhen Ju, Letao Wang, Shaoxiong Lin, Yue Zhao, Chunming Wang, Haijing He, Yongling Du, Biodegradation of phenol using Bacillus cereus WJ1 and evaluation of degradation efficiency based on a graphene-modified electrode, International Journal of Electrochemistry Science 8 (2013) 504-519.
  4. Letao Wang, Daban Lu, Shasha Yu, Chunming Wang*, Yan Zhang*. Voltammetric determination of alkannin using an Au nanoparticles - poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) - functionalized graphene nanocomposite film. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 43 (2013) 855-863
  5. Daban Lu, Shaoxiong Lin, Letao Wang, Xuezhao Shi, Chunming Wang'àó, Yan Zhang'àó. Synthesis of cyclodextrin-reduced graphene oxide hybrid nanosheets for sensitivity enhanced electrochemical determination of diethylstilbestrol. Electrochimica Acta 85 (2012) 131-138
  6. Daban Lu, Shaoxiong Lin, Letao Wang, Tong Li, Chunming Wang*, Yan Zhang*, Sensitive detection of luteolin based on poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride)-functionalized graphene-carbon nanotubes hybrid/β-cyclodextrin composite film, Jouranl of Solid State Electrochemistry 18 (2014) 269-278.
  7. Letao Wang,  Yan Zhang,  Yongling Du,  Daban Lu,  Yuzheng Zhang  Chunming Wang.  Simultaneous determination of catechol and hydroquinone based on poly (diallyldimethylammonium chloride) functionalized graphene-modified glassy carbon electrode. J Solid State Electrochem, 16 (2012) 1323-1331
  8. Daban Lu, Yan Zhang, Shaoxiong Lin, Letao Wang and Chunming Wang. Sensitive detection of esculetin based on a CdSe nanoparticles-decorated poly-(diallyldimethylammonium chloride)-functionalized graphene nanocomposite film, Analyst 136 (2011) 4447-4453.
  9. Daban Lu, Yan Zhang, Shaoxiong Lin, Letao Wang, Chunming Wang, Synthesis of magnetic ZnFe2O4/graphene composite and its application in photocatalytic degradation of dyes, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 579 (2013) 336-342.

Department of Chemistry