Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering

The Hatton Group

Jens Bolle

Huimeng Wu
Post-doctoral Fellow


Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Florida, 12/2008
M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), China       07/2003 
B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, FuDan University, Shanghai, China07/1999


  • Design and synthesis of magnetic, semiconducting, metal, metal oxide and multicomponent nanoparticles with controllable size, shape and structures (such as core-shell and Janus structures).
  • Control of well-defined thin films with tailored functionalities from nanoparticles, block copolymer to hybrid complex systems and manipulation of the collective properties of such materials.


  • R&D 100 award, 2010 for “Multifunctional Optical Coating by rapid Self-assembly”.
  • Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship, UF, 2008.
  • Young Emerging Scholars Award, UF, 2008.
  • Bates and Laitinen Fellowship, 2008.
  • First place in PERC Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, poster award, UF 2007.
  • Procter & Gamble Awards, UF 2007.


  • Wu, H. M.; Feng, B; Sun, Z. C.; Haddad, R and Fan, H.Y. et.alNanostructured Gold Architectures Formed through High Pressure Driven Sintering of Spherical Nanoparticle Arrays “.J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010. 132, 12826.
  • Wu, H. M.; Feng, B; Sun, Z. C.; Haddad, R and Fan, H.Y. “Pressure-Induced Phase Transformation of Spherical Nanoparticle Assemblies into Highly Ordered Nanowire Arrays”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010. 49. 8431.
  • Wu, H. M.; Zhang, L. and Song, Y. L. “High Density Magnetic Data Storage”, in High Density Data Storage: Principle, Technology and Materials. World Scientific Publishing, Hong Kong, 2009. (Book Chapter)
  • Wu, H. M.; Zhu, H. Z.; Zhuang, J. Q.; Shuo, Y. and Cao, Y.C. “Water-Soluble Nanocrystals through Dual-Interaction”. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 3730-3734.
  • Zhuang, J. Q.; Wu, H. M.; Yang, Y.; and Cao, Y. C. “Controlling colloidal superparticle growth through solvophobic interactions”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 2208-2210.
  • Zhuang, J. Q.; Wu, H. M.; Yang, Y.; and Cao, Y. C. “Supercrystalline Colloidal Particles from Artificial Atoms”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14166-14167.
  • Wu, H. M.; Yang, Y.; and Cao, Y. C. “Synthesis of Colloidal Uranium-dioxide Nanocrystals”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 16522-16523.
  • Yang, Y. A.; Wu, H. M.; Williams, K. R. and Cao, Y. C. “Synthesis of CdSe and CdTe Nanocrystals without Precusor Injection”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 6712-6715.





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