Associate Professor College of Science, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Rui Hao received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. degree in Adv. Mater. and Mech. under the supervision of Professor Yanglong Hou from Peking University. He did postdoctoral research in Professor Liming Dai’s group at the Case Western Reserve University and Professor Bo Zhang’s group at the University of Washington. He joined the chemistry faculty of the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2019.

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Developing new tools for high spatiotemporal imaging of nanoscale electrochemical processes and interfaces;

Developing new electrochemically based methods for detection and analysis of single ions, atoms, molecules and nanoparticles;

Developing new strategy for brain-machine interface

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36. Saqib, M; Fan, Y; Hao, R.*;Zhang, B, Optical imaging of nanoscale lectrochemical interfaces in energy applications. Nano Energy, 2021, 90, 106539.

35. Miao, X.; Wang, P.; Sun, R., Li, J.; Wang, Z.; Zhang, T.; Wang, R.; Li, Z.; Bai, Y., Hao, R.; Yin, L., Liquid Metal-Organic Frameworks In-Situ Derived Interlayer for High-Performance Solid-State Na-Metal Batteries. Adv. Energy Mater., 2021, 11, 2102396.     

34. Saqib M.; Bashir S.; Ali S.; Hao, R, Highly selective and sensitive detection of mercury (II) and dopamine based on the efficient electrochemiluminescence of Ru (bpy) 32+ with acridine orange as a coreactant. J. Electroanal. Chem., 2022, 906, 115896.

33. Chen H., Hao R*,  Tian R., Recent advances in protein sequencing (in Chinese). Chin. Sci. Bull, 2021, 66: 3309–3317.

32. Yang, H.ǂ; Saqib, M.ǂ; Hao, R.*, Single-Entity Detection With TEM-Fabricated Nanopores. Frontiers in Chemistry 2021, 9, 664820.

31. Ye, X.ǂ; Saqib, M.ǂ; Mao, J.;Li, G.;Hao, R.*, Spatiotemporally super-resolved dendrites nucleation and early-stage growth dynamics in Zinc-ion batteries. Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2021, 2, 100420.

30. Hao, R. ǂ; Fan, Y.S. ǂ; Anderson, T.; Zhang, B., Imaging Single Nanobubbles of H2 and O2 During the Overall Water Electrolysis with Single-MoleculeFluorescence Microscopy. Anal. Chem. 2020, 92, 3682-3688.

29. Hao, R. ; Peng, Z.; Zhang, B., Single-Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy for Probing the Electrochemical Interface. ACS Omega. 2020, 5, 89-97.

28. Han, C.; Hao, R.; Fan, Y.; Edwards, M.; Gao, H.; Zhang. B., Observing Transient Bipolar Electrochemical Coupling on Single Nanoparticles

Translocating through a Nanopore. Langmuir 2019, 35, 22, 7180-7190.

27. Fan, Y.ǂ; Hao, R. ǂ; Zhang, B. Counting Single Redox Molecules in a Nanoscale Electrochemical Cell. Anal.Chem. 2018, 90, 13837-13841.

26. Barlow, S. T.; Louie, M.; Hao, R.; Defnet, P. A.; Zhang, B. Electrodeposited Gold on Carbon-Fiber Microelectrodes Enhances Amperometric Detection of Dopamine Release from PC12 Cells. Anal. Chem.2018,.90, 10049-10055.

25. Zhang, F.; Defnet, P.; Fan, Y.; Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Transient Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation in Single-Nanoparticle Collision. J. Phys. Chem. C. 122, 11,6447-6455.

24. Hao, R. ǂ; Fan, Y.S. ǂ; Howard M.; Vaughan J.;Zhang, B, Imaging nanobubble nucleation and hydrogen spillover during electrocatalytic water splitting. PNAS, 2018, 115, 5878-5883.

23. Hao, R.; Fan, Y.S.; Han, C.; Zhang, B, Bipolar Electrochemistry on a Nanopore-Supported Platinum Nanoparticle Electrode. Anal. Chem.,2017, 89,12652-12658.

22. Hao, R. ǂ; Fan, Y.S. ǂ; Zhang, B, Imaging Dynamic Collision and Oxidation of Single Silver Nanoparticles at the Electrode/Solution Interface. J. Am.Chem. Soc., 2017, 139,12274–12282.

21. Zhang, F.; Edwards, M.; Hao, R.; White, H.; Zhang, B, Collision and Oxidation of Silver Nanoparticles on a Gold Nanoband Electrode. J. Phys. Chem. C.121, 42, 23564-23573.

20. Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Observing Electrochemical De-alloying by Single Nanoparticle Collision. Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 8728-8734.

19. Hao, R.; Fan, Y.S.; Zhang, B., Electrochemical Detection of Nanoparticle Collision by Reduction of Silver Chloride. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016,163,


18. Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Nanopipette-based, Electroplated Nanoelectrodes. Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 414-430.

17. Chen T.; Hao, R.; Peng H.; Dai L., High-Performance, Stretchable, Wire-Shaped Supercapacitors, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 618-622.

16. Zhang, H; Hao, R.; Jackson, J; Chiao, M; Yu, H., Janus Ultrathin Film from Multi-Level Self-Assembly at Air–Water Interfaces. Chem. Commun.,2014,14843-14846.

15. Zhang H.; Hao, R.; Ren X.; Yu L.; Yang H.; Yu H., PEG/Lecithin–Liquid-Crystalline Composite Hydrogels for Quasi-Zero-Order Combined Release of Hydrophilic and Lipophilic Drugs. RSC Adv., 2013,3, 22927-22930.

14. Wu, W.; Hao, R.; Liu, F.; Su, X.; Hou, Y., Single-Crystalline Alpha-Fe2O3 Nanostructures: Controlled Synthesis and High-Index Plane-Enhanced

Photodegradation by Visible Light. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 6888-6894.

13. Zhang, C.; Hao, R.; Liao, H.; Hou, Y., Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized Graphene as Metal-Free Catalyst and Exploration of The Roles of Various Nitrogen States in Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Nano Energy 2013, 2, 88-97.

12. Qian, W.; Hao, R.;Zhou, J.; Eastman, M.; Manhat, B. A.; Sun, Q.; Goforth, A. M.; Jiao, J., Exfoliated Graphene-Supported Pt And Pt-Based Alloys as Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Carbon 2013, 52, 595-604.

11. Hao, R.; Yu J; Ge Z. G.; Zhao L. Y.; Sheng F. G.; Xu L. L.; Li G. J.; Hou Y. L., Developing Fe3O4 Nanoparticles into an Efficient Multimodality Imaging and Therapeutic Probe. Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 11954-11963.

10. Yu, J.; Hao, R.;Sheng, F.; Xu, L.; Li, G.; Hou, Y., Hollow manganese phosphate nanoparticles as smart multifunctional probes for cancer cell targeted magnetic resonance imaging and drug delivery. Nano. Res. 2012, 5, 679-694.

9. Zhang, C.; Hao, R.;Yin, H.; Liu, F.; Hou, Y., Iron Phthalocyanine and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Composite as a Novel Non-Precious Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Nanoscale 2012, 4, 7326-7329.

8. Qian, W.; Cui, X.; Hao, R.;Hou, Y. L.; Zhang, Z. Y., Facile Preparation of Nitrogen-Doped Few-Layer Graphene via Supercritical Reaction. ACS Appl.Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 2259-2264.

7. Cui, X.; Zhang, C. Z.; Hao, R.;Hou, Y. L., Liquid-Phase Exfoliation, Functionalization and Applications of Graphene. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 2118-2126.

6. Hao, R.; Hou, Y. L.; Yu, J.; Sun, S. H., One-Pot Synthesis of Hollow/Porous Mn-Based Nanoparticles via a Controlled Ion Transfer Process. Chem.Commun. 2011, 47, 9095-9097.

5. Zeng, Y.; Hao, R.; Xing, B.; Hou, Y.; Xu, Z., One-Pot Synthesis of Fer3O4 Nanoprisms with Controlled Electrochemical Properties. Chem. Commun.2010, 46, 3920-3922.

4. Hao, R.; Xing, R.; Xu, Z.; Hou, Y.; Gao, S.; Sun, S., Synthesis, Functionalization, and Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic

Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 2729-2742.

3. Qian, W.; Hao, R.; Hou, Y. L.; Tian, Y.; Shen, C. M.; Gao, H. J.; Liang, X. L., Solvothermal-Assisted Exfoliation Process to Produce Graphene with High Yield and High Quality. Nano. Res. 2009, 2, 706-712.

2. Hao, R. ǂ; Qian, W. ǂ; Zhang, L. H.; Hou, Y. L., Aqueous dispersions of TCNQ-anion-stabilized graphene sheets. Chem. Commun. 2008, 6576-6578.

1. Hao, R.; Yuan, J.; Peng, Q., Fabrication and Sensing Behavior of Cr2O3 Nanofibers via in situ Gelation and Electrospinning. Chem. Lett. 2006, 35, 1248-1249.

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