Investigation of Molecular Self-assembled Systems at Liquid/Solid Interface

PhD defence, Wednesday, 25 May 2016. Huiling Zhao

2016.05.25 | Mette Pultz

Huiling Zhao

During her PhD studies, Huiling Zhao researched the molecular self-assembled architectures at the liquid/solid interface. As an example of the popular ‘bottom-up’ approach, molecular self-assembly plays an irreplaceable role in the formation and fabrication of many natural and man-made systems. The focus of her PhD project was to investigate the relationship of the self-assembled nanostructures with intermolecular non-covalent interactions. Huiling Zhao studied the behavior of several molecular self-assembly systems by using ambient scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) combined with density-functional theory (DFT) methods.

The new research findings contribute to understanding the relationship between the molecular self-assembled nanostructure and the non-covalent interaction, and to promote the application of self-assembly approach in supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 at 13.15
Building 1531, room 119, Aud. D2, Department of Mathematics, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation:
Investigation of Non-covalent Interactions in Molecular Self-assembled Systems by STM at Liquid/Solid Interface
Contact information:
Huiling Zhao, e-mail:, tel.: +45 8715 6713 or +45 5268 8896
Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Steven De Feyter,Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven University, Belgium
Professor Dong Wang, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Associate Professor Liv Hornekær (chair), iNANO and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Mingdong Dong, iNANO, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English.

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128–134, 8000 Aarhus C

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