Zhongfang Chen serves an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Rio Piedras campus, USA. His laboratory is performing computations on a broad range of nanomaterials, investigating their intrinsic properties, designing new materials with desired properties, and studying their effects to environment and human health. The systems under his investigation include, but are not limited to, one-dimensional nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanocables, peapods, etc.), carbon and inorganic nanographenes, nanocatalysts, novel materials for hydrogen and lithium storage, endohedral metallofullerenes and related endohedral clusters, and molecules with novel bonding patterns. He has delivered over 100 lectures around the world and contributed over 150 papers, including three in Chemical Reviews, and over 20 in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Physical Review Letters. Nine of his papers were highlighted by professional journals (Chemical & Engineering News and/or Nachrichten aus der Chemie, Nature China, Nature Chemistry). These papers gained him over 3600 citations, and an h-index of 32.
Biography Updated on 11 March 2012