Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering   Research Group

Dr. Jiazhen Wu is now an assistant professor in Department of Materials and Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology. He obtained his bachelor degree from Nankai University in 2010 and Ph.D. from Tohoku University in 2015 (Supervisor: Prof. Katsumi Tanigaki). Then he worked as a postdoc researcher and assistant professor at Materials Research Center for Element Strategy, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Supervisor: Prof. Hideo Hosono). Dr. Wu's main research interests include new inorganic materials exploration, single crystal growth, crystal structure characterization, electrical transport properties, magnetic properties and catalysis. He has published papers on Nature Catalysis, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, etc. And these results have been reported as news on Chemistry World, Tokyo Tech. News, etc.

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- Novel inorganic functional materials and low dimensional materials: single crystal growth, crystal structure and physical properties.

- Electronic properties and magnetic properties of strong correlated materials.

- Novel intermetallic compounds and electride materials: the preparation of their nano-particles and catalytic applications.

- Inorganic materials with nano space


“Introduction to magnetic properties in solids” course for graduate students in fall semester

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 J. Wu*, F. Liu*, C. Liu, Y. Wang, C. Li, Y. Lu, S. Matsuishi, H. Hosono*, Toward 2D Magnets in the (MnBi2Te4)(Bi2Te3)n Bulk Crystal. Advanced Materials, 32, 2001815 (2020).

 J. Wu, F. Liu*, M. Sasase, K. Ienaga, Y. Obata, R. Yukawa, K. Horiba, H. Kumigashira, S. Okuma, T. Inoshita, H. Hosono*. Natural van der Waals Heterostructures with Tunable Magnetic and Topological States. Science Advances 5, eaax9989, (2019).

 J. Wu*, J. Li, Y. Gong, M. Kitano, T. Inoshita*, H. Hosono*. Intermetallic electride catalyst as a new platform for ammonia synthesis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 57, 1-6, (2019). Hot Paper.

 J. Wang, T-N. Ye, Y. Gong, J. Wu*, N. Miao, T. Tada, and H. Hosono*, Discovery of hexagonal ternary phase Ti2InB2 and its evolution to layered boride TiB. Nature Communications 10, 2284, (2019). Selected as Tokyo Tech. News

 Y. Gong#, J. Wu#, M. Kitano, J. Wang, T-N. Ye, J. Li, Y. Kobayashi, K. Kishida, H. Abe, Y. Niwa, H. Yang, T. Tada, H. Hosono. Ternary intermetallic LaCoSi as a catalyst for N2 activation. Nature Catalysis 1, 178–185, (2018). Reported as News in Chemistry World, Tokyo Tech. News, etc.

 J. Wu#, Y. Gong#, T. Inoshita#, D. C. Fredrickson, J. Wang, Y. Lu, M. Kitano, H. Hosono. Tiered electron anions in multiple voids of LaScSi and their applications to ammonia synthesis. Advanced Materials, 29, 1700924, (2017). Selected as Tokyo Tech. News

 J. Li#, J. Wu#, H. Wang, Y. Lu, T-N. Ye, M. Sasase, X. Wu, M. Kitano, T. Inoshita, H. Hosono. Acid-durable electride with layered ruthenium for ammonia synthesis: boosting the activity via selective etching. Chemical Science 10, 5712-5718 (2019).

 J. Wu#, E. Lu#, J. Li, Y. Lu, M. Kitano, D. C. Fredrickson*, T. Inoshita, H. Hosono*. Pseudogap Control of Physical and Chemical Properties in CeFeSi-Type Intermetallics. Inorg. Chem. 58, 2848, (2019).

 N. Miao, J. Wang, Y. Gong, J. Wu, H. Niu, S. Wang, K. Li, A. R. Oganov, T. Tada, H. Hosono, Computational prediction of boron-based MAX phases and MXene derivatives. Chemistry of Materials 32, 6947 (2020).

 C. Pei, Y. Xia, J. Wu, Y. Zhao, L. Gao, T. Ying, B. Gao, N. Li, W. Yang, D. Zhang, H. Gou, Y. Chen, H. Hosono, G. Li, Y. Qi. Pressure-Induced Topological and Structural Phase Transitions in an Antiferromagnetic Topological Insulator. 37, 066401 (2020).

 C. A. Niedermeier, J. Yamaura, J. Wu, X. He, T. Katase, H. Hosono, T. Kamiya, Crystal Structure Built from a GeO6–GeO5 Polyhedra Network with High Thermal Stability: β–SrGe2O5. ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 1, 1989 (2019).

 J. Wu, K. Akagi, J. Xu, H. Shimotani, K. K. Huynh, K. Tanigai. Unification of the low-energy excitation peaks in the heat capacity that appears in clathrates. Phys. Rev. B, 93, 094303, (2016).

 J. Wu, J. Xu, D. Prananto, H. Shimotani, Y. Tanabe, S. Heguri, K. Tanigaki. Systematic studies on anharmonicity of rattling phonons in type-I clathrates by low temperature heat capacity measurements. Phys. Rev. B, 89, 214301, (2014).

 Y. Lu, J. Wang, J. Li, J. Wu, S. Kanno, T. Tada, H. Hosono. Realization of Mott-insulating electrides in dimorphic Yb5Sb3. Phys. Rev. B, 98, 125128, (2018).

 Y. Lu, T. Tada, Y. Toda, S. Ueda, J. Wu, J. Li, K. Horiba, H. Kumigashira, Y. Zhang, H. Hosono. Interlayer states arising from anionic electrons in the honeycomb-lattice-based compounds AeAlSi(Ae = Ca, Sr, Ba). Phys. Rev. B, 95, 125117, (2017).

 J. Xu, J. Wu, H. Shao, S. Heguri, Y. Tanabe, Y. Liu, G-Q. Liu, J. Jiang, H. Jiang, K. Tanigaki. Structure and thermoelectric properties of the n-type clathrate Ba8Cu5.1 Ge40.2Sn0.7. J. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 19100-19106, (2015).


 H. Hosono, Y. Gong, J. Wu, M. Kitano, T. Yokoyama, Y. Lu, T-N. Ye. Intermetallic compound, hydrogen storage/release material, catalyst and method for producing ammonia. US20200164348A1, JPWO2019013272A1, EP3653296A1, CN110891681A, WO2019013272A1 (2020).

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