Press Reports


Specialty Fabrics Review (Feature Article), December 1, 2021. Debra Cobb, “New textile solutions for thermal management: Keeping the hot side hot and the cool side cool.”
Technology Review (German Issue) September 2020. “Frank Grotelueschen, “
C&EN, October 31, 2019. Neil Savage, “Chemically tweaked nanotubes trap trions.”
University of Maryland News, October 16, 2019. Kimbra Cutlip, “Scientists Discover Method to Create and Trap Trions at Room Temperature.” Also chosen as a University Research News headline on DOE’s Office of Science website
University of Maryland news, September 17, 2019. Kimbra Cutlip, “UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry’s YuHuang Wang Receives Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize.”
UMD Today, September 18, 2019. Liam Farrel, “Words of Honor.”
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Supplement to the President’s 2020 Budget (which also serves as the annual report to Congress for the NNI) chose our work and Kimbra Cutlip’s press release as an example to highlight the vast potentials of nanoscience and nanotechnology, August 30, 2019.
Wareable, May 28, 2019. Muchaneta Kapfunde, “5 innovations that could help smart clothing go mainstream.”
NBC 4 – interview June 2019
The Washington Post, February 13, 2019. Peter Holley, “U-Md. researchers develop smart fabric that automatically warms or cools you off.”
la Repubblica, February 11, 2019. “La prima stoffa che si adatta alla pelle: rinfresca quando fa caldo.”
The Times of India, February 10, 2019. “Novel fabric adapts to keeps you comfortable in all weathers.”
Xinhua Net, February 8, 2019. “Scientists develop air-conditioning clothes that regulate heat.”
Wissenschaft aktuell, February 8, 2019. Jan Oliver Löfken, “Cooler Stoff.”
The Times, February 8, 2019. Rhys Blakely, “Responsive fabric for the perfect all-weather wardrobe.”
Daily Mail, February 7, 2019. Victoria, Allen, “The jumper that won’t make you too hot or cold: Scientists develop fabric that automatically cools or insulates depending on your body heat.”
Optics & Photonics News, 13 Feb 2019. Sarah Michaud, “Fabric Heats and Cools—on Environment’s Cue.”
Scientific American, 09 Feb 2019. Lou Dzierzak, “New Adaptive Fabric Cools Down as You Heat Up.”
Physics World, 08 Feb 2019. Belle Dumé, “Textile gates infrared radiation to keep cool.”
Chemistry World, February 8, 2019. James Urquhart, “Smart textile uses sweat as switch to keep wearer cool or warm.”
Chemical & Engineering News, 2019, 96(6): 07 Feb 2019. Bethany Halford, “Smart fabric regulates body heat.”
MIT Technology Review, 07 Feb 2019. Charlotte Jee, “This new fabric will automatically cool you down when you get hot and sweaty.”
Welt der Physik, February 7, 2019. Jan Oliver Löfken, “Kleidung als Klimaanlage.”
New Scientist, February 7, 2019. Donna Lu, “Heat-sensitive fabric cools you on hot days and warms you in the cold.”

59) Matthew Wright, University of Maryland. September 25, 2018. “UMD Researchers Awarded $1 Million Grant from NSF to Develop New Methods to Generate Single Photons for Quantum Research.” Also see: Sarah Bates, National Science Foundation, September 24, 2018. “NSF announces new awards for quantum research, technologies
58) Department of Energy, June 29, 2018. “DOE Awards $100 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers.”

57) Scientia 2018. “A Bright Family of Quantum Defects.” Featuring the Wang group research on fluorescent quantum defects. Also listen to the story on Scipod.
56) T’Jae Ellis. “Army engineers develop technique to make adaptive materials.” EurekAlert! AAAS. April 17, 2018. Featuring our collaborative work with ARL, published in “Light‐Responsive Chemistry to Enable Tunable Interface‐Dependent Mechanical Properties in Composites.” Frank Gardea*, Zhongjie Huang, Bryan Glaz, Shashi Karna, Xiyuan Cheng, Zhiwei Peng, YuHuang Wang. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2018. in press.
55) Noriaki Horiuchi. “Photoactuated printing.” Nature Photonics 2018, 13, 123. Featuring “Photo-actuated Pens for Molecular Printing.” Huang, Z.J.; Li, L.; Zhang, X.A.; Alsharif, N.; Wu, X.J.; Peng, Z.W.; Cheng, X.Y.; Wang, P.; Brown, K.A.;* Wang, Y.H.* Advanced Materials 2018, in press.
54) Michael Berger. “Molecular printing with light-actuated pens.” Nanowerk Spotlight, February 27, 2018. Featuring “Photo-actuated Pens for Molecular Printing.” Huang, Z.J.; Li, L.; Zhang, X.A.; Alsharif, N.; Wu, X.J.; Peng, Z.W.; Cheng, X.Y.; Wang, P.; Brown, K.A.;* Wang, Y.H.* Advanced Materials 2018, in press.
53) Jodie Haigh. “Light-Responsive Pens: Actuated Soft Materials for Nanolithography.” Advanced Science News, January 31, 2018. Featuring “Photo-actuated Pens for Molecular Printing.” Huang, Z.J.; Li, L.; Zhang, X.A.; Alsharif, N.; Wu, X.J.; Peng, Z.W.; Cheng, X.Y.; Wang, P.; Brown, K.A.;* Wang, Y.H.* Advanced Materials 2018, in press.
52) Melissae Fellet. “Reaction Selectively Functionalizes Less Reactive Chiral Nanotube.” JACS Spotlights, 2017, 139, 13587. Featuring “Chirality-Selective Functionalization of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes with a Reactivity-Switchable Molecule.” Powell, L. R.; Kim, M.; Wang, Y. H.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (36), pp 12533–12540 (Journal Cover).
51) Advances in Engineering highlights our work on defect protection. Read the feature article.  Advances in Engineering, January 10, 2017.

50) Advanced Materials highlights our work on defect protection in the first Video Abstract published by the Journal. Watch the video on YouTube and also on the Advanced Materials homepage.  Advanced Materials, November 10, 2016.
49) McNally, D. “Visiting professor talks materials nanotechnology.” ARL News, August 2, 2016.
48) Fellet, M. “New fluorescent nanostructures through surface modification.” JACS (Spotlights) 2016138, 6689.
47) “UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit.” UMD Research Roundup, March 4, 2016.
46) John, J. St. “The New Frontier in Energy Efficiency on Display at ARPA-E: Personal Heating and Cooling.” Greentech Media, March 3, 2016.
45) “U Maryland team devises new method to stabilize high-capacity Si anodes for Li-ion batteries: Interfacial oxygen.” Green Car Congress, December 20, 2014.
44) Tune, L. “Saving Energy with ‘Personal HVAC Systems’.” University of Maryland, December 23, 2014.
43) News & Views on our recent work on nanotube photoluminescence brightening by Wang, Q.-H.; Strano, M. S. “Carbon nanotubes: A bright future for defects.” Nature Chemistry 2013, 5, 812-813.
42) Martha J. Heil, “Nano ‘Beads on a String’ Could Advance Battery Technology.” University of Maryland, February, 2013.
41)  Johnson, D. Nano Beads of Silicon Could String Together Li-ion Batteries of the Future.” IEEE Spectrum, February 27, 2013.
40) “Nanotechnology Today – Fuel Cells, Buckyballs and Carbon Nanotubes.” Bytesize Science (The American Chemical Society’s YouTube channel) featured 5th year graduate student Alex Brozena and Wang group research in a video to celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Chemistry Week.
39) Rockwell, M. “University research could lead to better biosensors.” Government Security News, July 26, 2011.
38) Johnson, D. “Carbon Nanotubes Get Functionalized Without Losing Key Characteristics.” IEEE Spectrum, July 18, 2011.
37) Palucka, T. “Materials in Focus: Researchers control chemical functionalization along carbon nanotubes.” Materials360: the Newsletter of the Materials Research Society , vol. 11 Issue 13. July 2011.
36) Copeland, R. E. “Controlling chemistry improves potential of carbon nanotubes.” University of Maryland Newsdesk, July 12, 2011.
35) Blake, K. “Big challenges, nanoscale solutions.” The Scope 2010, spring issue, 17-19.
34) Weiss, P. S.; Lewis, P. A. “Different and more powerful, not just smaller, faster and cheaper.” ACS Nano 2009, 3, 1039-1040

From the past:
33)  BusinessWeek, May 26, 2007 – “Fighting Fakes: Foiling counterfeit products
32) SmallTimes, January 2007 – “Mirkin
 group unveils 55k-pen DPN array”
 31) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2754-2757 – Self-assembly meets nanofabrication: recent developments in microcontact printing and dip-pen nanolithography” by Wilhelm T. S. Huck
30)  Nature Nanotechnology 2007, 2, 17-18 – “Nanotube synthesis: Cloning carbon” by Zhifeng Ren
29) Nature Nanotechnology 2007, 2, 80 –Nanolithography: Going round in circles” by associate editor Stuart Cantrill
28)  Nature Nanotechnology 2006, 1, 94-96 – Towering forests of nanotube trees” by Ray H. Baughman
27) Materials Today 2006, 9(4), 13 – New technique shows affinity for controlling nanotubes
26) Nature (Material Update), Feb. 16, 2006 – Close To the Edge” by consultant editor Philip Ball
25) Nature (Nanozone), Oct. 5, 2006 – Many arms make quick work” by consultant editor Philip Ball
24) Chemical & Engineering News, 2006, 84 (40), 13 – Nanoscale Copies,” reported by Mitch Jacoby
23) Nature (Research Highlight) 2006, 443, 484 (read the story)
22) Science (News Focus), 2006, 314, 47 (read the story)
21) Technology Review, Sept. 29, 2006 – How To Pin Down 55,000 Virus Particles: Nanotechnology gets a speed boost with a new tool made of thousands of pens
20) Chemistry World, Sept. 27, 2006 – Printing nano portraits
19)  Chicago Tribune, Sept. 26, 2006 – Northwestern builds on nanotech skills
18) Northwestern News, Sept 26, 2006 – 55,000 Tiny Thomas Jeffersons Shows power of new method
17) Nature Nanotechnology, July 14, 2006 – Nanostructures: A golden opportunity” by Stuart Cantrill
16)  Rice News, April 28, 2005 – NASA awards Rice $11M for nanotube research” by Jade Boyd
15) Nature (Material Update), March 3, 2005 –New Life for Nanotubes” by Philip Ball
14) Technology Review, Issue of May 2005 – “10 Emerging Technologies
13) Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, Issue of November 2004 – “Nanotube Fibers Emerge from a Tangled Skein
 12) Rice News, September 9, 2004. & September 2, 2004 – “Rice refining production of pure nanotube fibers: Pioneering fiber production methods similar to those of Kevlar®, Zylon®,” reported by Jade Boyd
11) Materials Today, Issue of December 2004, P12 – New spin on carbon nanotube fibers
10) Materials Today, Issue of February 2004, P9 – Producing nanotubes on the macroscale
9) Rice News, August 26, 2004 – Rice research takes center stage at Nano Summit 2004” – Jade Boyd reports on the invited talks given by me and three Rice professors.
8) Science News, vol. 165, p363-365 (June 5, 2004) – “Nice threads: the golden secret behind spinning carbon-nanotube fibers”
7) Rice News, Jan 22, 2004 – Graduate student receives award for excellence in nano research,” reported by Jade Boyd. Also in Rice Sallyport: The Magazine of Rice University, Vol. 60, No. 3 Spring 2004
6) Small Times, Issue of Jan 9, 2004 – Nano foundation awards Texas students
5) TMCnet, Jan 7, 2004 – “Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas Awards Grants for Outstanding Graduate Research
4) Rice News, December 11, 2003 – “Engineers make first pure nanotube fibers,” reported by Jade Boyd. Also see: Rice Sallyport: The Magazine of Rice University, Vol. 60, No. 3 (Spring 2004)
3) Chemical & Engineering News, December 15, 2003 (Volume 81, Number 50, p. 9) –Acid route to nanotube fibers: Concentrated nanotube dispersions could be used to make ultrastrong materials,” reported by Bethany Halford
2) The New York Times, December 9, 2003 – Coming: Superthread From Nanofibers,” reported by Kenneth Chang
1) Chemical & Engineering News, Issue of July 22, 2002 – Nanotech Meets Market Realities.” The late Nobel Laureate Richard E. Smalley describes my graduate research on nanotube synthesis to Philip J. Bond, U.S. undersecretary of commerce for technology, as one of the “big dreams.” My graduate work has shown a path to realize that dream.

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