On Jun 24, ISL organized the 12th “Salt Lake Science and Technology Forum” in the Conference Room on the fifth floor of ISL. Professor John Zhang from Georgia Institute of Technology was invited to give a report. Forum was chaired by the deputy director Zhijian Wu.
Professor Zhang gave us a report named “Chemical Control of Magnetic Properties in Spinel Ferrite Nanoparticles and their Applications”. The report gave a brief introduction about superparamagnetic properties, control of crystal growth direction and its biomedical applications. Professor Zhang pointed out the great opportunity on design of Spinel ferrite. The magnetic anisotropy energy barrier can be controlled by manipulating quantum coupling at the atomic level. It’s very worth studying capture tumor cells by magnetic nanoparticles in vivo.
Professor Zhang got his bachelor and PhD at Fudan University in 1984 and University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, respectively. Professor Zhang engaged in postdoctoral research at Harvard University between 1993 and 1996. He has won many international awards, such as NSF-CAREER Award, Beckman Young Investigator Award, American Chemical Society ExxonMobil Award in Solid State Chemistry, Alfred P. Sloan Award, etc.