International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.




Zhong chang WANG

Senior Staff Researcher

Zhongchang Wang received a Master degree from Chongqing University in China (2004) and a Ph. D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Tokyo in Japan (2007). He thereafter spent two years (2008-2009) as a postdoctoral research associate at Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University (Japan) and subsequently three years (2010-2013) as an assistant professor in the same institution. In 2013, he was promoted to associate professor at Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. In 2016, he was also a visiting scientist at University College London (UCL), UK. In Tohoku University, he conducted both experiments and first-principles calculations with a special attention on defects and interfaces in functional materials and on how they mediate material property shift at atomic scale, aimed at tackling fundamental material issues in a broad range of functional material systems. He has made contribution to the fields of atomic structures of materials, phases and interfaces and their correlation with physico-chemical properties by merging the state-of-the-art (scanning) transmission electron microscopy with density-functional theory calculations. He has received a total of 19 research grants from Japanese government and companies, and (co-) authored over 200 peer-reviewed SCI-indexed papers in Nature, Nat. Nanotech., Nat. Commun. Adv. Mater., AngewChemie, Phys. Rev., Appl. Phys. Lett. etc., where 10 appear in Nature and its series. Moreover, he has also delivered over 40 invited talks in international conferences and received several awards from Japan and USA. Since 2017, he started as a principal investigator (PI) and senior staff researcher at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), and established a research group of ‘Atomic Manipulation for Quantum Nanotechnology’ there. He is going to work on structure-property interplay of two-dimensional (2D) materials and nanomaterials at the atomic scale so as to fulfill atomic manipulation of quantum nanostructures through combining electron microscopy, spectroscopy, first-principles calculations and property assessment for many functional applications including energy applications.

Current Research

  • Low-dimensional materials and nanomaterials
  • Materials characterization via transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning TEM (STEM);
  • Electronic structure analysis via electron spectroscopy;
  • Density functional theory (DFT) calculations;
  • Fundamental point and linear defects and interfaces in inorganic materials;
  • Preparation and physics of low-dimensional systems.

Interested topics

  • Two-dimensional materials growth
  • Atomic-resolution characterization of 2D materials and nanostructures
  • Electric, optoelectric, magnetic, ferroelectric properties of 2D materials and nanomaterials and devices
  1. 2017: BestOral Presentation Award, 6th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE2017), Wuhan Advanced Materials Society, China

  2. 2015: Best Academic Photograph Award, The Ceramics Society of Japan, Japan

  3. 2014:Top Six Research Award in Nanotechnology,Nanotechnology PlatformResearch Center, Japan

  4. 2013: NEC Tokin Science Technology Award,The Tokin Science and Technology Foundation, Japan

  5. 2012: Young Scientist Silver Award,The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), IUMRS Awarding Committee

  6. 2012: Best Paper Award,The Ceramics Society of Japan, Japan

  7. 2012: Best Academic Photograph Award, The Ceramics Society of Japan, Japan

  8. 2011: Award for Encouragement of Research, The Materials Research Society of Japan, (MRS-J), Japan

  9. Certificate of Achievement, Advanced Institute for Materials Research, (AIMR), Tohoku University, Japan (2010, 2011, 2012)

  10. 2010: Young Scientist Award, The XIII International Conference on Intergranular and Interphase Boundaries in Materials (iib2010), Japan

  11. 2008: Trophy Award, Best poster award of Materials Research Society (MRS) international conference at Chongqing, China

  12. 2008: Best Poster Award, 11th Asian workshop on first-principles electronic structure calculations

  • Dr. Johannes Georg Bednorz (Nobel Laureate in Physics), IBM Research Division, Zürich Research Laboratory, Switzerland. Topic: Structure-property correlation inlayered-structured oxides. [3 joint publications (1 Nano Lett. 1 APL, and 1 AM) in 2013~2015]
  • Dr. Frank Lichtenberg, Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.Topic: Defects in functional materials.
  • Prof. Christopher James Pickard, Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK.Topic: Theory of grain boundary in oxides.
  • Prof. Alexander Shluger, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London (UCL), UK.Topic: Simulation of defects in materials.
  • Prof. Mingwei Chen, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA.Topic: Atomic-resolution imaging of functional materials.
  • Prof. Yimei Zhu, Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.Topic: Atomic-scale analysis of functional materials.
  • Prof. Quanxi Jia, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.Topic: Atomic-scale imaging of defects in functional oxides.
  • Prof. Hideo Ohno, Center for Spintronics Integrated Systems, Tohoku University, Japan.Topic: Magnetic tunnel junctions.
  • Prof. Masashi Kawasaki, Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan.Topic: Oxide heterojunctions.
  • Prof. Keith P. McKenna, Department of Physics, University of York, UK.Topic: Modelling of interfaces in functional materials.
  • Prof. Jin Zou, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia.Topic: Energy storage materials.
  • Prof. Dwight Viehland, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA, Topic: Magnetoelectric materials and systems.

2017–  Editor-in-Chief for “International Journal of Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine”;Editorial Board Member for “Madridge Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience”; Lead Guest Editor for “Frontiers in Chemistry” (IF: 3.994)

2013– 2014  Lead Guest Editor for “Journal of Nanomaterials” (IF: 1.871); Guest Editor for “Journal of Spectroscopy” (IF: 0.761)