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Selected Publications by Topic of Interests

Surface/interface engineering (Coatings technology: PVD, electrolytic/electroless plating, sol-gel coatings; Surface & interface engineering; Self-cleaning, ice-phobic, anti-fogging, anti-fingerprint, anti-corrosion coatings)

  1. Y. Sun, R. S. Rawat, Z. Chen “Mechanically Robust Anti-Fingerprint Coating on Polycarbonate Substrate”, Applied Surface Science, 2022, Vol. 597, Art. No. 153706
  2. X. L. Yin, S. R. Yu, B. Y. Wang, L. Y. Wang, J. Wang, E. Y. Liu, H. Li, Z. Chen “A durable Ni3S2 coated mesh with reversible transition between superhydrophobicity and underwater superoleophobicity for efficient oil-water separation”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2022, Vol. 10, Art. No. 107890
  3. X. H. Wu, K. C. Wang, J. T. Zhang, X. H. Jie, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “A Polyester-Silica Anti-condensation Surface with Anti-fouling Property”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, Vol. 440, Art. No. 135934
  4. Y. Sun, R. S. Rawat, Z. Chen “A Mechanically Reliable Transparent Antifogging Coating on Polymeric Lenses”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, Vol. 9, Art. No. 2101864
  5. X. L. Yin, S. R. Yu, L. Y. Wang, J. Wang, B. Y. Wang, H. Li, Z. Chen “Dual-functional underliquid superhydrophobic and superoleophobic stainless steel mesh decorated with Ni3S2 nanorods for continuous oil/water separation”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2022, Vol. 434, Art. No. 128177
  6. Y. B. Liu, X. F. Cao, J. K. Shi, B. B. Shen, J. Y. Huang, J. Hu, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “A superhydrophobic TPU/CNTs@SiO2 coating with excellent mechanical durability and chemical stability for sustainable anti-fouling and anti-corrosion”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, Vol. 434, Art. No. 134605
  7. Y. Sun, R. S. Rawat, Z. Chen “Mechanically Robust Multifunctional Antifogging Coating on Transparent Plastic Substrates”, Applied Surface Science, 2022, Vol. 580, Art. No. 152307
  8. Z. Q. Wang, P. Y. Wang, H. Song, Z. Chen “Dynamic wetting behavior of nanofluid droplet on a vertically vibrating surface: A molecular dynamics study”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2022, Vol. 347, Art. No. 118360
  9. J. K. Shi, B. Z. Zhang, X. Zhou, R. X. Liu, J. Hu, H. A. Zheng, Z. Chen “An abrasion resistant TPU/SH-SiO2 superhydrophobic coating for anti-icing and anti-corrosion applications”, Journal of Renewable Materials, 2022, Vol. 10, pp.1239-1255 (open access)
  10. X. F. Cao, Y. Z. Zhang, W. Hu, H. A. Zheng, Y. Dan, J. Hu, Z. Chen “Preparation of superhydrophobic nanoplate iron oxide surface on a carbon steel for anti-wetting applications”, Materials & Design, 2021, Vol. 211, Art. No. 110169 (open access)
  11. J. S. J. Tan, C. H. Wong, Z. Chen “Janus particle preparation through UV-induced partial photodegradation of spin-coated particle films”, Langmuir, 2021, Vol. 37, pp. 8167-8176
  12. S. L. Zheng, C. Li, Y. P. Zhang, T. F. Xiang, Y. Cao, Q. L. Li, Z. Chen “A general strategy towards superhydrophobic self-cleaning and anti-corrosion metallic surfaces: An example with aluminum alloy”, Coatings, 2021, Vol. 11, Art. No. 788 (open access)
  13. S. J. He, J. K. Shi, J. Y. Huang, J. Hu, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “Rational designed structured superhydrophobic iron oxide surface towards sustainable anti-corrosion and self-cleaning”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, Vol. 416, Art. No. 127768
  14. X. H. Wu, F. Yang, G. P. Lu, X. Zhao, Z. Chen, S. Z. Qian “A Breathable and Environmentally Friendly Superhydrophobic Coating for Anti-condensation Applications”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2021, Vol. 412, Art. No. 128725
  15. X. H. Wu, Y. Z. Shen, S. L. Zheng, Z.-T. Hu, Z. Chen “Clarifying the Correlation of Ice Adhesion Strength with Water Wettability and Surface Characteristics”, Langmuir, 2020, Vol. 36, pp. 12190-12201
  16. D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, S. L. Zheng, Y. J. Huang, Y. Sun, X. T. Zeng, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Hydrophobization of fully bio-based epoxy polymers using water as solvent: effect of additives”, European Polymer Journal, 2020, Vol. 140, Art. No. 110043
  17. N. Agrawal, P. S. J. Low, J. S. J. Tan, E. W. M. Fong, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “Durable easy-cleaning and antibacterial cotton fabrics using fluorine-free silane coupling agents and CuO nanoparticles”, Nano Materials Science, 2020, Vol. 2, pp. 281-291 (open access) (Corrigendum: the authors apologize for a mistake in Fig. 3b: its y-aix of should be labelled as WSA, not WCA. Please click here for revised Fig. 3)
  18. Y. Sun, B. Ouyang, R. S. Rawat, Z. Chen “Rapid and stable plasma transformation of polyester fabrics for highly efficient oil-water separation”, Global Challenges, 2020, Vol. 4, Art. No. 1900095 (open access)
  19. J. S. J. Tan, S. L. Y. Wong, Z. Chen “Preparation of Janus titanium dioxide particles via ultraviolet irradiation of Pickering emulsions”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2020, Vol. 7. Art. No. 1901961
  20. J. S. J. Tan, X. Cao, Y. Z. Huang, Z. Chen “Janus-like particles prepared through partial UV irradiation at the water/oil interface and their encapsulation capabilities”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2020, Vol. 589, Art. No. 124460
  21. D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, S. L. Zheng, Y. J. Huang, X. T. Zeng, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Solvent-free synthesis and hydrophobization of bio-based epoxy coatings for anti-icing and anticorrosion applications”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, Vol. 7, pp. 19131-19141
  22. S. L. Zheng, D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, J. Hu, Y. J. Huang, X. Zhao, Z. Wang, X. T. Zeng, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Waterborne bio-based epoxy coatings for the corrosion protection of metallic substrates”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2019, Vol. 136, Art. No. 105265
  23. N. Agrawal, J. S. J. Tan, P. S. J. Low, E. W. M. Fong, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “Green synthesis of robust superhydrophobic antibacterial and UV blocking cotton fabrics by dual stage silanization approach”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2019, Vol. 6, Art. No. 1900032
  24. J. S. J. Tan, Z. Chen “Mask-less preparation of Janus particles through ultraviolet irradiation on hydrophobic particles assembled at the air-water interface”, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 2019, Vol. 546, pp. 285-292
  25. Y. Z. Shen, X. H. Wu, J. Tao, C. L. Zhu, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “Icephobic materials: fundamentals, performance evaluation, and applications”, Progress in Materials Science, 2019, Vol. 103, pp. 509-577
  26. S. L. Zheng, D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, Y. J. Huang, X. T. Zeng, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Mechanically robust hydrophobic bio-based epoxy coatings for anti-corrosion application”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2019, Vol. 363, pp. 43-50
  27. D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, S. L. Zheng,  X. J. Zhan, Y. J. Huang, X. Zhao, X. T. Zeng, P. K. Pallathadka, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Effect of a fluoroalkyl-functional curing agent on the wettability, thermal and mechanical properties of hydrophobic biobased epoxy coatings”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2019, Vol. 362, pp. 274-281
  28. S. L. Zheng, D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, X. H. Wu, X. J. Zhan, Y. J. Huang, X. T. Zeng, Q. C. Zhang, Z. Chen “Durable Waterborne Hydrophobic Bio-Epoxy Coating with Improved Anti-Icing and Self-Cleaning Performance”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, Vol. 7, pp. 641-649
  29. J. Hu, S. J. He, Z. Wang, J. B. Zhu, L. P. Wei, Z. Chen “Stearic acid-coated superhydrophobic Fe2O3/Fe3O4 composite film on N80 steel for corrosion protection”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2019, Vol. 359, pp. 47-54
  30. X. H. Wu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z.-T. Hu, Z. Chen “When superhydrophobic coatings are icephobic: role of surface topology”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2019, Vol. 358, pp. 207-214
  31. X. H. Wu, X. Zhao, J. W. C. Ho, Z. Chen “Design and Durability Study of Environmental-friendly Room-Temperature Processable Icephobic Coatings”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019, Vol. 355, pp. 901-909
  32. X. H. Wu, Y. X. Tang, V. V. Silberschmidt, P. Wilson, Z. Chen “Mechanically Robust Transparent Anti-icing Coatings: Roles of Dispersion status of Titanate Nanotubes”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2018, Vol. 5, Art. No. 1800773
  33. S. J. He, Z. Wang, J. Hu, J. B. Zhu, L. P. Wei, Z. Chen “Formation of superhydrophobic micro-nanostructured iron oxide for corrosion protection of N80 steel”, Materials & Design, 2018, Vol. 160, pp. 84-94 (open access)
  34. J. Hu, T. T. Wang, Z. Wang, L. P. Wei, J. B. Zhu, M. S. Zheng, Z. Chen “Corrosion Protection of N80 Steel in Hydrochloric Acid Medium Using Mixed C15H15NO and Na2WO4 Inhibitors”, Coatings, 2018, Vol. 8. Art. No. 315 (open access)
  35. X. H. Wu, Z. Chen “A Mechanically Robust Transparent Coating for Anti-icing and Self-cleaning Applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 16043-16052
  36. Y. Z. Shen, J. Tao, Z. Chen, C. L. Zhu, G. Y. Wang, H. F. Chen, S. Y. Liu “Rational design of the nanostructure features on superhydrophobic surfaces for enhanced dynamic water repellency”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 9958-9965
  37. M. Z. Ge, C. Y. Cao, J. Y. Huang, X. N. Zhang, Y. X. Tang, X. R. Zhou, K. Q. Zhang, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “Rational design of materials interface at nanoscale towards intelligent oil-water separation”, Nanoscale Horizons, 2018, Vol. 3, pp. 235-260
  38. J. Hu, S. J. He, Y. Z. Zhang, H. X. Ma, X. L. Zhang, Z. Chen “Theoretical insights into the solvent polarity effect on quality of self-assembled n-octadecanethiol monolayers on Cu (111) surface”, Molecules, 2018, Vol. 23 (4), Art. No. 733 (open access)
  39. C. L. He, J. Y. Huang, S. H. Li, K. Meng, L. Y. Zhang, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “Mechanically Resistant and Sustainable Cellulose-based Composite Aerogels with Excellent Flame Retardant, Sound-absorption and Super-antiwetting Ability for Advanced Engineering Materials”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 927-936
  40. X. H. Wu, S. L. Zheng, D. A. Bellido-Aguilar, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Transparent icephobic coatings using bio-based epoxy resin”, Materials & Design, 2018, Vol. 140, pp. 516-523
  41. S. W. Gao, X. L. Dong, J. Y. Huang, S. H. Li, Y. W. Li, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “Rational construction of highly transparent superhydrophobic coatings based on a non-particle, fluorine-free and water-rich system for versatile oil-water separation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, Vol. 333, pp. 621-629
  42. S. N. Zhang, J. Y. Huang, Y. Cheng, H. Yang, Z. Chen. Y. K. Lai “Bioinspired Surfaces with Superwettability for Anti-icing and Ice-phobic Application: Concept, Mechanism, and Design”, Small, 2017, Art. No. 1701867
  43. Y. Z. Shen, G. Y. Wang, J. Tao, C. L. Zhu, S. Y. Liu, M. M. Jin, Y. H. Xie, Z. Chen “Anti-Icing Performance of Superhydrophobic Texture Surfaces Depending on Reference Environments”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2017, Vol. 4, Art. No. 1700836
  44. B. Zheng, L. P. Wong, L. Y. L. Wu, Z. Chen “Identifying Key Factors towards Highly Reflective Silver Coatings”, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2017, Vol. 2017, Art. No. 7686983 (open access)
  45. S. Deng, J. Y. Huang, Z. Chen, Y. K. Lai “Controllable superhydrophobic coating on cotton fabric by UV induced thiol-ene reaction for wettability patterning and device metallization”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2017, Vol. 4, Art. No. 1700268
  46. J. D. Lim, P. M. Lee, Z. Chen “Understanding the Bonding Mechanisms of Directly Sputtered Copper Thin Film on an Alumina Substrate”, Thin Solid Films, 2017, Vol. 634, pp. 6-14
  47. S. H. Li, J. Y. Huang, Z. Chen, G. Q. Chen, Y. K. Lai “A review on special wettability textiles: theoretical models, fabrication technologies and multifunctional applications”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, Vol. 5, pp. 31-55 (open access)
  48. D. Kumar, L. Li, Z. Chen “Mechanically robust polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based superhydrophobic coatings for self-cleaning applications”, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2016, Vol. 101, pp. 385-390
  49. P. M. Lee, W. H. Ng, J. D. Lim, N. W. Khun, Z. Chen, E. J. Liu “Nanostructure restoration of thermally reduced graphene oxide electrode upon incorporation of Nafion for detection of trace heavy metals in aqueous solution”, Electroanalysis, 2016, Vol. 28, pp. 2037-2043
  50. S. L. Zheng, L. Cheng, Q. T. Fu, T. F. Xiang, W. Hu, J. Wang, S. B. Ding, P. J. Liu, Z. Chen “Fabrication of Micro-Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Aluminum Surface with Excellent Corrosion Resistance and Anti-Icing Performance”, RSC Advances, 2016, Vol. 6, pp. 79389-79400
  51. B. Zheng, L. P. Wong, L. Y. L. Wu, Z. Chen “Cyclic Voltammetric Study of High Speed Silver Electrodeposition and Dissolution in Low Cyanide Solutions”, International Journal of Electrochemistry, 2016, Vol. 2016, Art. ID 4318178 (open access)
  52. Y. K. Lai, J. Y. Huang, Z. Q. Cui, M. Z. Ge, K.-Q. Zhang, Z. Chen, L. F. Chi “Recent advances in TiO2-based nanostructure surfaces with controllable wettability and adhesion”, Small, 2016, Vol. 12, pp. 2203-2224
  53. H. Liu, S.-W. Gao, J.-S. Cai, C.-L. He, J.-J. Mao, T.-X. Zhu, Z. Chen, J.-Y. Huang, K. Meng, K.-Q. Zhang, S. S. Al-Deyab, Y.-K. Lai “Recent Progress in Fabrication and Applications of Superhydrophobic Coating on Cellulose-Based Substrates”, Materials, 2016, Vol. 9 (3), Art. No. 124 (open access)
  54. S. L. Zheng, C. Li, Q. T. Fu, W. Hu, T. F. Xiang, Q. Wang, M. P. Du, X. C. Liu, Z. Chen “Development of Stable Superhydrophobic Coatings on Aluminum Surface for Corrosion-resistant, Self-cleaning, and Anti-icing Applications”, Materials & Design, 2016, Vol. 93, pp. 261-270
  55. X. H. Wu, Q. T. Fu, D. Kumar, J. W. C. Ho, P. Kanhere, H. F. Zhou, Z. Chen “Mechanically robust superhydrophobic and superoleophobic coatings derived by sol-gel method”, Materials & Design, 2016, Vol. 86, pp. 1302-1309
  56. Q. T. Fu, E. J. Liu, P. Wilson, Z. Chen “Ice nucleation behaviour on sol-gel coatings with different surface energy and roughness”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, Vol. 17, pp. 21492-21500 (open access)
  57. D. Kumar, X. H. Wu, Q. T. Fu, J. W. C. Ho, P. D. Kanhere, L. Li, Z. Chen “Hydrophobic sol-gel coatings based on polydimethylsiloxane for self-cleaning applications”, Materials & Design, 2015, Vol. 86, pp. 855-862
  58. J. D. Lim, P. M. Lee, D. M. W. Rhee, K. C. Leong, Z. Chen “Effect of Surface Treatment on Adhesion Strength between Magnetron Sputtered Copper Thin Films and Alumina Substrate”, Applied Surface Science, 2015, Vol. 355, pp. 509-515
  59. S. L. Zheng, C. Li, Q. T. Fu, M. Li, W. Hu, Q. Wang, M. P. Du, X. C. Liu, Z. Chen “Fabrication of Self-cleaning Superhydrophobic Surface on Aluminum Alloys with Excellent Corrosion Resistance”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2015, Vol. 276, pp. 341-348
  60. P. M. Lee, Z. Chen, L. Li, E. J. Liu “Reduced graphene oxide decorated with tin nanoparticles through electrodeposition for simultaneous determination of trace heavy metals”, Electrochimica Acta, 2015, Vol. 174, pp. 207-214
  61. P. M. Lee, Z. M. Wang, X. X.  Liu, Z. Chen, E. J. Liu “Glassy carbon electrode modified by graphene-gold nanocomposite coating for detection of trace lead ions in acetate buffer solution”, Thin Solid Films, 2015, Vol. 584, pp. 85-89
  62. D. Kumar, X. H. Wu, Q. T. Fu, J. W. C. Ho, P. D. Kanhere, L. Li, Z. Chen “Development of Durable Self-cleaning Coatings Using Organic-inorganic Hybrid Sol-gel Method”, Applied Surface Science, 2015, Vol. 344, pp. 205-212
  63. Y. K. Lai, H. F. Zhou, Z. Zhang, Y. X. Tang, J. W. C. Ho, J. Y. Huang, Q. L. Tay, K. Q. Zhang, Z. Chen, B. P. Binks “Multi-functional TiO2-based Particles: The Effect of Fluorination Degree and Liquid Surface Tensions on Wetting Behavior”, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2015, Vol. 32, pp. 355-363
  64. Q. T. Fu, X. H. Wu, D. Kumar, J. W. C. Ho, P. D. Kanhere, N. Srikanth, E. J. Liu, P. Wilson, Z. Chen “Development of sol-gel icephobic coatings: effect of surface roughness and surface energy”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, Vol. 6, pp. 20685-20692
  65. Y. K. Lai, Y. X. Tang, J. Y. Huang, F. Pan, Z. Chen, K. Q. Zhang, H. Fuchs, L. F. Chi “Bioinspired TiO2 Nanostructure Films with Special Wettability and Adhesion for Droplets Manipulation and Patterning”, Scientific Reports, 2013, Vol. 3, Art. No. 3009 (open access)
  66. O. I. Malyi, V. V. Kulish,  K. W. Bai, P. Wu, Z. Chen “A computational study of the effect of alloying additions on the stability of Ni/c-ZrO2 interfaces”, Surface Science, 2013, Vol. 611, pp. 5-9
  67. O. I. Malyi, Z. Chen, V. V. Kulish,  K. W. Bai, P. Wu “Density functional theory study of the effects of alloying additions on sulfur adsorption on nickel surfaces”, Applied Surface Science, 2013, Vol. 264, pp. 320-328
  68. Y. K. Lai, Y. X. Tang, J. J. Gong, D. G. Gong, L. F. Chi, C. J. Lin, Z. Chen “Transparent superhydrophobic / superhydrophilic TiO2-based coatings for self-cleaning and anti-fogging”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, Vol. 22, pp. 7420-7426
  69. H. Yan, R. N. Santoso, Y. Y. Jiang, M. H. Liang, Z. Chen “Effect of oxygen concentration on the thermal stability of magnetron sputtered amorphous Ta-Ni thin films”, Thin Solid Films, 2012, Vol. 520, pp. 2356-2361
  70. Y. K. Lai, Y. K. Lai, C. J. Lin, Z. Chen “Extremely Wetting Pattern by Photocatalytic Lithography and Its Application”, Invited book chapter in Recent Advances in Nanofabrication Techniques and Applications (Book Editor: B. Cui), InTech, 2011, pp. 591-614 (ISBN 9789533076027) (open access)
  71. Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Recent progress on the superhydrophobic surfaces with special adhesion: From natural to biomimetic to functional”, Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing, 2011, Vol. 1, pp. 18-34
  72. Y. K. Lai, Y. X. Tang, J. Y. Huang, H. Wang, H. Q. Li, D. G. Gong, X. B. Ji, J. J. Gong, C. J. Lin, L. Sun, Z. Chen “Multi-functional Hybrid Protonated Titanate Nanobelts with Tunable Wettability”, Soft Matter, 2011, Vol. 7, pp. 6313-6319
  73. D. S. R. Krishna, Y. Sun, Z. Chen “Magnetron Sputtered TiO2 Films on Stainless Steel Substrate: Selective Rutile Phase Formation and Its Tribological and Anti-corrosion Performance”, Thin Solid Films, 2011, Vol. 519, pp. 4860-4864
  74. L. Y. L. Wu, S. K. Ngian, Z. Chen, D. T. T. Xuan “Quantitative Test Method for Evaluation of Anti-Fingerprint Property of Coated Surfaces”, Applied Surface Science, 2011, Vol. 257, pp. 2965-2969
  75. Y. K. Lai, Z. Q. Lin, J. Y. Huang, L. Sun, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Controllable construction of ZnO/TiO2 patterning nanostructures by superhydrophilic-superhydrophobic template”, New Journal of Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 34, pp. 44-51
  76. Y. K. Lai, Z. Q. Lin, Z. Chen, J. Y. Huang, C. J. Lin “Fabrication of patterned CdS/TiO2 heterojunction by wettability template-assisted electrodeposition”, Materials Letters, 2010, Vol. 64 (11), pp. 1309-1312
  77. Y. K. Lai, Y. X. Huang, J. Y. Huang, H. Wang, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Selective formation of ordered arrays of octacalcium phosphate ribbons on TiO2 nanotube surface by template-assisted electrodeposition”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2010, Vol. 76 (1), pp. 117-122
  78. X. Z. Ding, X. T. Zeng, X. Y. He, Z. Chen “Tribological properties of Cr- and Ti-doped MoS2 composite coatings under different humidity atmosphere”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2010, Vol. 205. pp. 224-231
  79. C. Z. Wang, Z. Chen, H. Q. Hu, D. Zhang “Effect of the oxygen pressure on the microstructure and optical properties of ZnO films prepared by laser molecular beam epitaxy”, Physica B-Condensed Matter, 2009, Vol. 21, pp. 4075-4082
  80. Y. K. Lai, Y. C. Chen, Y. X. Tang, D. G. Gong, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Electrophoretic Deposition of Titanate Nanotube Films with Extremely Large Wetting Contrast”, Electrochemistry Communications, 2009, Vol. 11, pp. 2268-2271
  81. Y. K. Lai, J. Y. Huang, J. J. Gong, Y. X. Huang, C. L. Wang, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Superhydrophilic–Superhydrophobic Template: A Simple Approach to Micro- and Nanostructure Patterning of TiO2 Films”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2009, Vol. 156 (11), pp. D480-D484
  82. H. Yan, L. Li, F. Y. Ho, M. H. Liang, J. S. Pan, S. Xu, Z. Chen “Formation and characterization of magnetron sputtered Ta-Si-N-O thin films”, Thin Solid Films, 2009, Vol. 517 (17), pp. 5207-5211
  83. Q. Chen, C. Udomsangpetch, S. C. Shen, Y. C. Liu, Z. Chen, X. T. Zeng “The effect of AlOOH boehmite nanorods on mechanical property of hybrid composite coatings”, Thin Solid Films, 2009, Vol. 517 (17), pp. 4871-4874
  84. L. Y. L. Wu, L. Boon, Z. Chen, X. T. Zeng “Adhesion Enhancement of Sol-Gel Coating on Polycarbonate by Heated Impregnation Treatment”, Thin Solid Films, 2009, Vol. 517 (17), pp. 4850-4856
  85. C. Z. Wang, Z. Chen, Y. He, L. Y. Li, D. Zhang “Structure, morphology and properties of Fe-doped ZnO films prepared by facing-target magnetron sputtering system”, Applied Surface Science, 2009, Vol. 255 (15), pp. 6881-6887
  86. Y. L. Wu, Z. Chen, X. T. Zeng “Nanoscale Morphology for High Hydrophobicity of a Hard Sol-Gel Thin Film”, Applied Surface Science, 2008, Vol. 254, pp. 6952-6958
  87. X. Zhang, K. N. Tu, Z. Chen, Y. K. Tan, C. C. Wong, S. G. Mhaisalkar, X. M. Li, C. H. Tung, C. K. Cheng “Pulse Electroplating of Copper Film: A study of Process and Microstructure”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2008, Vol. 8 (5), pp. 2568-2574
  88. X. F. Ang, Z. Chen, C. C. Wong, J. Wei “Effect of Chain Length on Low Temperature Gold-Gold Bonding by Self Assembled Monolayers”, Applied Physics Letters, 31 March 2008, Vol. 92 (13), Art. No. 131913
  89. X. F. Ang, F. Y. Li, W. L. Tan, Z. Chen, C. C. Wong, J. Wei “Self-assembled Monolayers for Reduced Temperature Direct Metal Thermocompression Bonding”, Applied Physics Letters, 8 August 2007, Vol. 91 (5), Art. No. 061913
  90. Q. J. Cheng, J. D. Long, Z. Chen, S. Xu “Chemically active plasmas for deterministic assembly of nanocrystalline SiC film”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2007, Vol. 40 (8), pp. 2304-2307
  91. Xi Zhang, Z. Chen, K. N. Tu “Immersion Nickel Deposition on Blank Silicon in Aqueous Solution Containing Ammonium Fluoride”, Thin Solid Films, 2007, Vol. 515, pp. 4696-4701
  92. Z. H. Gan, Z. Chen, S. G. Mhaisalkar, M. Damayanti, Z. Chen, K. Prasad, S. Zhang, N. Jiang “Effect of electron beam treatment on adhesion of Ta/polymeric low-k interface”, Applied Physics Letters, 5 June 2006, Vol. 88 (23), Art. No. 233510
  93. L. Y. L. Wu, G. H. Tan, X. T. Zeng, T. H. Li, Z. Chen “Synthesis and Characterization of Transparent Hydrophobic Sol-Gel Hard Coatings”, Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 2006, Vol. 38 (1), pp. 85-89
  94. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, T.-M. Lu, Z. L. Dong, S. B. Law “Low temperature physical-chemical vapor deposition of Ti-Si-N-O barrier films”, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 2006, Vol. 9 (3), pp. G100-G103
  95. Z. Chen, A. Ng, J. Yi, and X. Chen “Multi-layered Electroless Ni-P Coatings on Powder-Sintered Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnet”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials,  2006, Vol. 302 (1), pp. 216-222
  96. Z. H. Gan, S. G. Mhaisalkar, Z. Chen, Z. Chen, K. Prasad, S. Zhang, M. Damayanti, N. Jiang “Modification of Ta/Polymeric Low-k Interface by Electron Beam Treatment”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2006, Vol. 153, pp. G30-G34
  97. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, L. Chan, K. H. See, S. B. Law, S. Xu, Z. L. Tsakadze, P.P. Rutkevych, K. Y. Zeng, L. Shen “Formation of Ti-Si-N film using low frequency, high density inductively coupled plasma process”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 2005, Vol. 23, pp. 2444-2448
  98. S. P. Chong, Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, S. B. Law, “Electroless Copper Seed Layer Deposition on Tantalum Nitride Barrier Film”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2005, Vol. 198. pp. 287-290
  99. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, L. Chan, A. K. H. See, S. B. Law, K. C. Tee, K. Y. Zeng, L. Shen “Effect of Processing Parameters on Electroless Cu Seed Layer Properties”, Thin Solid Films, 2004, Vol. 462-463, pp. 197-201
  100. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, S. Xu, L. Chan, K. H. See, S. B. Law “Electroless Copper Deposition as a Seed Layer on TiSiN Barrier”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 2004, Vol. 22, pp. 1852-185

Materials for clean energy and environmental applications (Semiconductor photocatalytic materials for pollutant treatment & water splitting; Electrocatalysts, Materials for energy and environmental applications in general)

  1. H. R. Devi, O. Y. Bisen, X. Cao, Z. Chen, K. K. Nanda “Design of hierarchical oxide-carbon nanostructures for tri-functional electrocatalytic applications”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2022, Vol. 9, Art. No. 2200071
  2. X. F. Cao, Y. Tan, H. A. Zheng, J. Hu, X. Chen, Z. Chen “Effect of cobalt phosphide (CoP) vacancies on its hydrogen evolution activity via water splitting: A theoretical study”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2022, Vol. 24, pp. 4644-4652
  3. H. R. Devi, R. Chikkegowda, D. Rangappa, A. K. Yadav, Z. Chen, K. K. Nanda “Trimetallic oxide-hydroxide porous nanosheets for efficient water oxidation”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, Vol. 435, Art. No. 135019
  4. H. R. Devi, O. Y. Bisen, Z. Chen, K. K. Nanda “Spatially dispersed one-dimensional carbon architecture on oxide framework for oxygen electrochemistry”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, Vol. 433, Art. No. 133649
  5. H. R. Devi, B. C. Ong, X. Zhao, Z. L. Dong, K. K. Nanda, Z. Chen “Insights into improving photoelectrochemical water splitting performance using hematite anode”, Energy Technology, 2022, Vol. 10, Art. No. 2100457
  6. T. Rui, G.-P. Lu, X. Zhao, X. Cao, Z. Chen “The Synergistic Catalysis on Co Nanoparticles and CoNx Sites of Aniline-modified ZIF Derived Co@NCs for Oxidative Esterification of HMF”, Chinese Chemical Letters, 2021, Vol. 32, pp. 685-690
  7. J. Hu, X. Zhao, W. Chen, S. L. Zhang, Z. Chen “Mechanistic study of monolayer NiP2 (100) towards solar hydrogen production”, Solar RRL, 2020, Vol. 4, Art. No. 1900360
  8. B. Ji, G. X. Yan, W. F. Zhao, X. Zhao, J. J. Ni, J. L. Duan, Z. Chen, Z. Yang “Titanium mesh-supported TiO2 nano-film for the photocatalytic degradation of ethylene under a UV-LED”, Ceramics International, 2020, Vol. 46, pp. 20830-20837
  9. Z.-T. Hu, J.-W. Liu, J. Zhao, Y. Ding, Z. Y. Jin, J. H. Chen, Q. Z. Dai, B. J. Pan, Z. Chen, J. M. Chen, “Enhanced BiFeO3/Bi2Fe4O9/H2O2 Heterogeneous System for Sulfamethoxazole Decontamination: System Optimization and Degradation Pathways”, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science, 2020, Vol. 577, pp. 54-65
  10. Y. M. Lin, G.-P. Lu, X. Zhao, X. Cao, L. L. Yang, B. J. Zhou, Q. Zhong, Z. Chen “Porous cobalt@N-doped carbon derived from chitosan for oxidative esterification of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural: The roles of zinc in the synthetic and catalytic process”, Molecular Catalysis, 2020, Vol. 482, Art. No. 110695
  11. X. F. Cao, X. Zhao, J. Hu, Z. Chen “First-principles investigation of electronic properties of Bi2O4 (101)/BiVO4 (010) heterojunction towards more efficient solar water splitting”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2020, Vol. 22, pp. 2449-2456
  12. W. Chen, R.-Q. Yan, J.-Q. Zhu, G.-B. Huang, Z. Chen “Highly efficient visible-light-driven photocatalytic hydrogen evolution by all-solid-state Z-scheme CdS/QDs/ZnIn2S4 architectures with MoS2 quantum dots as solid-state electron mediator”, Applied Surface Science, 2020, Vol. 504, Art. No. 144406
  13. X. Zhao, Z. Zhang, X. Cao, J. Hu, X. H. Wu, A. Y. R. Ng, G.-P. Lu, Z. Chen “Elucidating the Sources of Activity and Stability of FeP Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reactions in Acidic and Alkaline Media”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, Vol. 260, Art. No. 118156
  14. X. Yao, X. Zhao, J. Hu, H. Q. Xie, D. P. Wang, X. Cao, Z. Zhang, Y. Z. Huang, Z. Chen, T. Sritharan “The Self-Passivation Mechanism in Degradation of BiVO4 Photoanode”, iScience, 2019, Vol. 19, pp.976-985 (open acces)
  15. J. Hu, X. F. Cao, X. Zhao, W. Chen, G.-P. Lu, Y. Dan, Z. Chen “Catalytically Active Sites on Ni5P4 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction from Atomic Scale Calculation”, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, Vol. 7, Art. No. 444 (open access)
  16. J. Hu, W. Chen, X. Zhao, X. F. Cao, J. B. Zhu, Z. Chen “Stable Active Sites on Ni12P5 Surfaces for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”, Energy Technology, 2019, Vol. 7, Art. No. 1900013
  17. L. Y. Jiang, X. Cao, J. M. Chen, H. Q. Guo, Z. Chen, S. Li “Removal of Chlorobenzene Using a Sequential Adsorption-plasma Catalytic System over Ag, Ce, Mn-Modified Activated Carbon Catalysts”, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 2019, Vol. 94, pp. 1788-1799
  18. J. Hu, S. Zhao, X. Zhao, Z. Chen “Strategies of Anode Materials Design towards Improved Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Efficiency”, Coatings, 2019, Vol. 9. Art. No. 309 (open access)
  19. X. Yao, X. Zhao, X. L. Li, D. P. Wang, A. I. Y. Tok, Z. Chen, T. Sritharan “A Source of Error in Photoanode Evaluation”, Joule, 2019, Vol. 3, pp. 305-310 (open access)
  20. X. Zhao, J. Y. Feng, N. Wang, X. Yao, W. Chen, S. Chen, Z. H. Huang, Z. Chen “The influence of Ti doping on morphology and photoelectrochemical properties of hematite grown from aqueous solution for water splitting”, Energy Technology, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 2188-2199
  21. J. Hu, X. Zhao, W. Chen, Z. Chen “Enhanced Charge Transport and Increased Active Sites on α-Fe2O3 (110) Nanorod Surface Containing Oxygen Vacancies for Improved Solar Water Oxidation Performance”, ACS Omega, 2018, Vol. 3, pp. 14973-14980 (open access)
  22. X. Zhao, J. Hu, B. Wu, A. Banerjee, S. Chakraborty, J. Y. Feng, Z.-Y. Zhao, S. Chen, R. Ahuja, T. C. Sum, Z. Chen “Simultaneous enhancement in charge separation and onset potential for water oxidation in BiVO4 photoanode by W-Ti codoping”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 16965-16974
  23. W. Zhang, R. Li, X. Zhao, Z. Chen, A. W. K. Law, K. Zhou “A Cobalt-Based Metal-Organic Framework as Cocatalyst on BiVO4 Photoanode for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation”, ChemSusChem, 2018, Vol. 11, pp. 2710-2716
  24. X. Zhao, J. Hu, X. Yao, S. Chen, Z. Chen “Clarifying the roles of oxygen vacancy in W-doped BiVO4 for solar water splitting”, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, Vol. 1, pp. 3410-3419
  25. X. Zhao, J. Hu, S. Chen, Z. Chen “An investiagtion on the role of W doping in BiVO4 photoanodes used for solar water splitting”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2018, Vol. 20, pp. 13637-13645
  26. J. Hu, S. L. Zheng, X. Zhao, X. Yao, Z. Chen “A theoretical study on the surface and interfacial properties of Ni3P for hydrogen evolution reaction”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 7827-7834
  27. J. Hu, W. Chen, X. Zhao, H. B. Su, Z. Chen “Anisotropic Electronic Characteristics, Adsorption, and Stability of Low-index BiVO4 Surfaces for Photoelectrochemical Applications”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2018, Vol. 10, pp. 5475-5484
  28. X. Yao, D. P. Wang, X. Zhao, S. S. Ma, P. S. Bassi, G. Yang, W. Chen, Z. Chen, T. Sritharan “Scale-up of BiVO4 photoanode for water splitting in a photoelectrochemical cell: issues and challenges”, Energy Technology, 2018, Vol. 6, pp. 100-109 (open access)
  29. L. Y. Jiang, Q. C. Ye, J. M. Chen, Z. Chen, Y. L. Gu “Preparation of magnetically recoverable bentonite-Fe3O4-MnO2 composite particles for Cd(II) removal from aqueous solutions”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, Vol. 513, pp. 748-759
  30. X. Zhao, Z. Chen “Enhanced photoelectrochemical water splitting performance using morphology-controlled BiVO4 with W doping”, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 2017, Vol. 8, pp. 2640-2647 (open access)
  31. J. Hu, X. Zhao, W. Chen, H. B. Su, Z. Chen “Theoretical Insight into the Mechanism of Photoelectrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction on BiVO4 Anode with Oxygen Vacancy”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2017, Vol. 121, pp. 18702-18709
  32. W. C. J. Ho, Q. L. Tay, H. Qi, Z. H. Huang, J. Li, Z. Chen “Photocatalytic and Adsorption Performances of Faceted Cuprous Oxide (Cu2O) Particles for the Removal of Methyl Orange (MO) from Aqueous Media”, Molecules, 2017, Vol. 22 (4), Art. No. 677 (open access)
  33. Y. C. Gong, D. P. Wang, R. B. Wu, S. Gazi, H. S. Soo,  T. Sritharan, Z. Chen “New insights into the photocatalytic activity of 3-D core-shell P25@silica nanocomposites: impact of mesoporous coating”, Dalton Transactions, 2017, Vol. 46, pp. 4994-5002
  34. X. Zhao, J. Y. Feng, S. Chen, Y. Z. Huang, T. C. Sum, Z. Chen “New insight into the roles of oxygen vacancies in hematite for solar water splitting”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, Vol. 19, pp. 1074-1082
  35. J. J. Ma, L. Liu, Q. Chen, M. Yang, D. P. Wang, Z. W. Tong, Z. Chen “A facile approach to prepare crumpled CoTMPyP/electrochemically reduced graphene oxide nanohybrid as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction”, Applied Surface Science, 2017, Vol. 399, pp. 535-541
  36. R. B. Wu, D. P. Wang, K. Zhou, N. Srikanth, J. Wei, Z. Chen “Porous Cobalt Phosphide/Graphitic Carbon Polyhedra Hybrid Composites for Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reactions”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, Vol. 4, pp. 13742-13745
  37. H. Qi, J. Wolfe, D. Fichou, Z. Chen “Cu2O Photocathode for Low Bias Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Enabled by NiFe-Layered Double Hydroxide Co-Catalyst”, Scientific Reports, 2016, Vol. 6, Art. No. 30882 (open access)
  38. Q. L. Tay, X. H. Wang, X. Zhao, J. D. Hong, Q. Zhang, R. Xu, Z. Chen “Enhanced visible light hydrogen production via a multiple heterojunction structure with defect-engineered g-C3N4 and two-phase anatase/brookite TiO2”, Journal of Catalysis, 2016, Vol. 342, pp. 55-62
  39. Z. Chen, T. T. Lim “Nanostructured Catalytic and Adsorbent Materials for Water Remediation”, Invited contribution of Chapter 4 in: 50 Years of Materials Science in Singapore, (Editors: F. Boey, B. V. R. Chowdari, S. S. Venkatraman), World Scientific Publishing, 2016, pp. 75-111, (ISBN: 9789814730693)
  40. Z. T. Hu, Z. Chen, R. Goei, W. Y. Wu, T. T. Lim “Magnetically recyclable Bi/Fe-based hierarchical nanostructures via self-assembly for environmental decontamination”, Nanoscale, 2016, Vol. 8, pp. 12736-12746
  41. Q. L. Tay, Z. Chen “Effective charge separation towards enhanced photocatalytic activity via compositing reduced graphene oxide with two-phase anatase/brookite TiO2”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, Vol. 41, pp. 10590-10597
  42. D. P. Wang, P. S. Bassi, H. Qi, X. Zhao, Gurudayal, L. H. Wong, R. Xu, T. Sritharan, Z. Chen “Improved charge separation in WO3/CuWO4 composite photoanodes for photoelectrochemical water oxidation”, Materials, 2016, Vol. 9 (5), Art. No. 348 (open access)
  43. X. H. Rui, Y. X. Tang, O. I. Malyi, A. Gusak, Y. Y. Zhang, Z. Q. Niu, H. T. Tan, C. Persson, X. D. Chen, Z. Chen, Q. Y. Yan “Ambient Dissolution-Recrystallization towards Large-Scale Preparation of V2O5 Nanobelts for High-Energy Battery Applications”, Nano Energy, 2016, Vol. 22, pp. 583-593
  44. P. Kanhere, S. Chakraborty, C. J. Rupp, R. Ahuja, Z. Chen “Substitution induced band structure shape tuning in hybrid perovskites (CH3NH3Pb1-xSnxI3) for efficient solar cell applications”, RSC Advances, 2015, Vol. 5, pp. 107497-107502
  45. Y. Y. Zhang, Z. L. Jiang, J. Y. Huang, L. Y. Lim, W. L. Li, J. Y. Deng, D. G. Gong, Y. X. Tang, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “Titanate and Titania Nanostructured Materials for Environmental and Energy Applications: A Review”, RSC Advances, 2015, Vol. 5, pp. 79479-79510
  46. Q. L. Tay, P. Kanhere, C. F. Ng, S. Chen, S. Chakraborty, A. C. H. Huan, T. C. Sum, R. Ahuja, Z. Chen “Defect Engineered g-C3N4 for Efficient Visible Light Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production”, Chemistry of Materials, 2015, 2015, Vol. 27, pp. 4930-4933
  47. R. B. Wu, D. P. Wang, X. H. Rui, B. Liu, K. Zhou, A. W. K. Law, Q. Y. Yan, J. Wei, Z. Chen “In-Situ Formation of Hollow Hybrids Composed of Cobalt Sulfides Embedded within Porous Carbon Polyhedra/Carbon Nanotubes for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Advanced Materials, 2015, Vol. 27, pp. 3038-3044
  48. R. B. Wu, D. P. Wang, V. Kumar, K. Zhou, A. W. K. Law, P. S. Lee, J. Lou, Z. Chen “MOFs-Derived Copper Sulfides Embedded within Porous Carbon Octahedra for Electrochemical Capacitor Applications”, Chemical Communications, 2015, Vol. 51, pp. 3109-3112
  49. R. B. Wu, D. P. Wang, J. Y. Han, H. Liu, K. Zhou, Y. Z. Huang, R. Xu, J. Wei, X. D. Chen, Z. Chen “A general approach towards multi-faceted hollow oxide composites using zeolitic imidazolate frameworks”, Nanoscale, 2015, Vol. 7, pp. 965-974
  50. P. Kanhere, Z. Chen “A Review on Visible Light Active Perovskite-Based Photocatalysts”, Molecules, 2014, Vol. 19, pp. 19995-20022 (open access) (Corrigendum: the author apologize for a mistake in Fig. 4. Please click this link for corrected Fig. 4).
  51. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, J. Y. Deng, D. P. Qi, W. R. Leow, J. Q. Wei, S. Y. Yin, Z. L. Dong, R. Yazami, Z. Chen, X. D. Chen “Unravelling the Correlation between the Aspect Ratio of Nanotubular Structures and Their Electrochemical Performance To Achieve High-Rate and Long-Life Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, Vol. 53, pp. 13488-13492
  52. H. Qi, J. Wolfe, D. P. Wang, H. J. Fan, D. Fichou, Z. Chen “Triple-layer nanostructured WO3 photoanodes with enhanced photocurrent generation and superior stability for photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion”, Nanoscale, 2014, Vol. 6, pp. 13457-13462
  53. Y. X. Tang, Y. Y. Zhang, J. Y. Deng, J. Q. Wei, H. L. Tam, B. K. Chandran, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen, X. D. Chen “Mechanical Force-driven Growth of Elongated Bending TiO2-based Nanotubular Materials for Ultrafast Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries”, Advanced Materials, 2014, Vol. 26, pp. 6111-6118
  54. P. Kanhere, P. Shenai, S. Chakraborty, R. Ahuja, J. W. Zheng, Z. Chen “Mono- and co-doped NaTaO3 for visible light photocatalysis", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2014, Vol. 16, pp. 16085-16094 (open access)
  55. Y. H. Cheng, D. G. Gong, Y. X. Tang, J. W. C. Ho, Y. Y. Tay, W. S. Lau, O. Wijaya, J. X. Lim, Z. Chen “One-pot Solvothermal Synthesis of Dual-phase Titanate/titania Nanoparticles and Their Adsorption and Photocatalytic Performances”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2014, Vol. 214, pp. 67-73
  56. D. G. Gong, J. G. Highfield, S. Z. E. Ng, Y. X. Tang, W. C. J. Ho, Q. L. Tay, Z. Chen “Poly tri-s-triazines as visible light sensitizers in titania-based composite photocatalysts: promotion of melon development from urea over acid titanates”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2014, Vol. 2, pp. 149-157
  57. D. P. Wang, P. Kanhere, M. J. Li, Q. L. Tay, Y. X. Tang, Y. Z. Huang, T. C. Sum, N. Mathews, T. Sritharan, Z. Chen “Improving Photocatalytic H2 Evolution of TiO2 via Formation of {001} - {010} Quasi-Heterojunctions”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, Vol. 117, pp. 22894-22902
  58. B. C. Wang, P. Kanhere, Z. Chen, J. Nisar, B. Pathak, R. Ahuja “Anion Doped NaTaO3 for Visible Light Photocatalysis”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, Vol. 117, pp. 22518-22524
  59. Z. L. Jiang, Y. X. Tang, Q. L. Tay, Y. Y. Zhang, O. I. Malyi, D. P. Wang, J. Y. Deng, Y. K. Lai, H. F. Zhou,  X. D. Chen, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Understanding the Role of Nanostructures for Efficient Hydrogen Generation on Immobilized Photocatalysts”, Advanced Energy Materials, 2013, Vol. 3, pp. 1368-1380
  60. P. Kanhere, Y. X. Tang, J. W. Zheng, Z. Chen “Synthesis, photophysical properties and photocatalytic applications of Bi doped NaTaO3 and Bi doped Na2Ta2O6 nanoparticles”, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 2013, Vol. 74, pp. 1708-1713
  61. Q. L. Tay, X. F. Liu, Y. X. Tang, Z. L. Jiang, T. C. Sum, Z. Chen “Enhanced Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production with Synergistic Two-Phase Anatase/Brookite TiO2 Nanostructures”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, Vol. 117, pp. 14973-14982
  62. Y. X. Tang, Z. L. Jiang, G. C. Xing, A. R. Li, P. D. Kanhere, Y. Y. Zhang, T. C. Sum, S. Z. Li, X. D. Chen, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Efficient Ag@AgCl Cubic Cages Photocatalyst Profited from Ultrafast Plasmon-induced Electron Transfer Process”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, Vol. 23, pp. 2932-2940
  63. V. V. Kulish, M.-F. Ng, O. I. Malyi, P. Wu, Z. Chen “Improved Binding and Stability in Si/CNT Hybrid Nanostructures via Interfacial Functionalization: a First-Principles Study”, RSC Advances, 2013, Vol. 3, pp. 8446-8453
  64. V. V. Kulish, M.-F. Ng, O. I. Malyi, P. Wu, Z. Chen “Enhanced Li Adsorption and Diffusion in Single-Walled Silicon Nanotubes: An ab Initio Study”, ChemPhysChem, 2013, Vol. 14, pp. 1161-1167
  65. P. H. Wang, Y. X. Tang, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen, T.-T. Lim “Ag-AgBr/TiO2/RGO nanocomposite for visible-light photocatalytic degradation of penicillin G”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, Vol. 1, pp. 4718-4727
  66. V. V. Kulish, O. I. Malyi, M.-F. Ng, P. Wu, Z. Chen “Enhanced Li Adsorption and Diffusion in Silicon Nanosheets Based on First Principles Calculations”, RSC Advances, 2013, Vol. 3, pp. 4231-4236
  67. Y. X. Tang, X. H. Rui, Y. Y. Zhang, T. M. Lim, Z. L. Dong, H. H. Hng, X. D. Chen, Q. Y. Yan, Z. Chen “Vanadium Pentoxide Cathode Materials for High-performance Lithium-ion Batteries Enabled by Hierarchical Nanoflower Structure via An Electrochemical Process”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, Vol. 1, 82-88
  68. P. D. Kanhere, J. Nisar, Y. X. Tang, B. Pathak, R. Ahuja, J. W. Zheng, Z. Chen “Electronic Structure, Optical Properties, and Photocatalytic Activities of LaFeO3-NaTaO3 Solid Solution”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, Vol. 116, pp. 22767-22773
  69. X. P. Wang, Y. X. Tang, Z. Chen, T.-T. Lim “Highly stable heterostructured Ag-AgBr/TiO2 composite: A bifunctional visible-light active photocatalyst for destruction of ibuprofen and bacteria”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, Vol. 22, pp. 23149-23158
  70. Y. H. Cheng, V. P. Subramaniam, D. G. Gong; Y. X. Tang; J. Highfield, S. O. Pehkonen, P. Pichat, M. K. Schreyer, Z. Chen “Nitrogen-sensitized Dual Phase Titanate/Titania for Visible-light Driven Phenol Degradation”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2012, Vol. 196, pp. 518-527
  71. Y. X. Tang, Z. L. Jiang, Q. L. Tay, J. Y. Deng, Y. K. Lai, D. G. Gong, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Visible-Light Plasmonic Photocatalyst Anchored on Titanate Nanotubes: A Novel Nanohybrid with Synergistic Effect of Adsorption and Degradation”, RSC Advances, 2012, Vol. 2, pp. 9406-9414
  72. D. G. Gong, W. C. J. Ho, Y. X. Tang, Q. L. Tay, Y. K. Lai, J. G. Highfield, Z. Chen “Silver Decorated Titanate/Titania Nanostructures for Efficient Solar Driven Photocatalysis”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 2012, Vol. 189, pp. 117-122
  73. O. I. Malyi, K. W. Bai, V. V. Kulish, P. Wu, Z. Chen “Density functional theory study of sulfur tolerance of copper: New copper-sulfur phase diagram”, Chemical Physics Letters, 2012, Vol. 533, pp. 20-24
  74. O. I. Malyi, P. Wu, V. V. Kulish,  K. W. Bai, Z. Chen “Formation and migration of oxygen and zirconium vacancies in cubic zirconia and zirconium oxysulfide”, Solid State Ionics, 2012, Vol. 212, pp. 117-122
  75. P. Kanhere, J. W. Zheng, Z. Chen “Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution and Photophysical properties of Bi3+ Doped NaTaO3”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2012, Vol. 37, pp. 4889-4896
  76. Y. X. Tang, P. X. Wee, Y. K. Lai, X. P. Wang, D. G. Gong, P. D. Kanhere, T. T. Lim, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Hierarchical TiO2 Nanoflakes and Nanoparticles Hybrid Structure for Improved Photocatalytic Activity”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, Vol. 116, pp. 2772-2780
  77. Y. X. Tang, Z. L. Jiang, J. Y. Deng, D. G. Gong, Y. K. Lai, H. T. Tay, I. T. K. Joo, T. H. Lau, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Synthesis of Nano-Structured Silver/Silver Halides on Titanate Surfaces and Their Visible Light Photocatalytic Performance”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2012, Vol. 4, pp. 438-446
  78. Y. Y. Zhang, Y. X. Tang, S. Y. Yin, Z. Y. Zeng, H. Zhang, C. M. Li, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen, X. D. Chen “Hierarchical Protonated Titanate Nanostructures for Lithium-ion Batteries”, Nanoscale, 2011, Vol. 3, pp. 4074-4077
  79. O. I. Malyi, Z. Chen, G. G. Shu, P. Wu “Effect of sulfur impurity on the stability of cubic zirconia and its interfaces with metals”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, Vol. 21, pp. 12363-12368
  80. D. G. Gong, V. P. Subramaniam, J. G. Highfield, Y. X. Tang, Y. K. Lai, Z. Chen “In Situ Mechanistic Investigation at the Liquid/Solid Interface by ATR-FTIR: Ethanol Photo-oxidation over Pristine and Platinized TiO2 (P25)”, ACS Catalysis, 2011, Vol. 1 (8), pp. 864-871
  81. Y. X. Tang, V. P. Subramaniam, T. H. Lau, Y. K. Lai, D. G. Gong, P. D. Kanhere, Y. H. Cheng, Z. Chen, Z. L. Dong “In situ Formation of Large-scale Ag/AgCl Nanoparticles on Layered Titanate Honeycomb by Gas Phase Reaction for Visible Light Degradation of Phenol Solution”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2011, Vol. 106, pp. 577-585
  82. P. D. Kanhere, J. W. Zheng, Z. Chen “Site Specific Optical and Photocatalytic Properties of Bi Doped NaTaO3”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, Vol. 115, pp. 11846-11853
  83. Y. H. Cheng, Y. Z. Huang, P. D. Kanhere, V. P. Subramaniam, D. G. Gong, S. Zhang, J. Highfield, M. K. Schreyer, Z. Chen “Dual phase titanate/anatase with nitrogen doping for enhanced degradation of organic dye under visible light”, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2011, Vol. 17, pp. 2575-2578
  84. Y. W. L. Lim, Y. X. Tang, Y. H. Cheng, Z. Chen “Morphology, Crystal Structure and Adsorption Performance of Hydrothermally Synthesized Titania and Titanate Nanostructures”, Nanoscale, 2010, Vol. 2, pp. 2751-2757
  85. Y. X. Tang, D. G. Gong, Y. K. Lai, Y. Q. Shen, Y. Y. Zhang, Y. Z. Huang, J. Tao, C. J. Lin, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Hierarchical Layered Titanate Microspherulite: Formation by Electrochemical Spark Discharge Spallation and Application in Aqueous Pollutant Treatment”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 20 (45), pp. 10169-10178
  86. Y. K. Lai, J. Y. Huang, H. F. Zhang, V. P. Subramaniam, Y. X. Tang, D. G. Gong, L. Sundar, L. Sun, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Nitrogen-doped TiO2 nanotube array films with enhanced photocatalytic activity under various light sources”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Опис : http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gif2010, Vol. 184, pp. 855-863
  87. Y. X. Tang, Y. K. Lai, D. G. Gong, K.-H. Goh, T.-T. Lim, Z. L. Dong, Z. Chen “Ultrafast Synthesis of Layered Titanate Micro-Spherulite Particles by Electrochemical Spark Discharge Spallation”, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2010, Vol. 16, pp. 7704-7708
  88. Y. K. Lai, H. F. Zhuang, K. P. Xie, D. G. Gong, Y. X. Tang, L. Sun, C. J. Lin, Z. Chen “Fabrication of Ag/TiO2 nanotube array structures with enhanced photoelectrochemical performance”, New Journal of Chemistry, 2010, Vol. 34, pp. 1335-1340
  89. J. W. Zheng, A. Bhattcahrayya, P. Wu, Z. Chen, J. Highfield, Z. L. Dong, R. Xu “The Origin of Visible Light Absorption in Chalcogen Element (S, Se and Te) Doped Anatase TiO2 Photocatalyst”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, Vol. 114 (15), pp. 7063-7069
  90. Y. K. Lai, H. F. Zhuang, L. Sun, Z. Chen, C. J. Lin “Self-organized TiO2 Nanotubes in Mixed Organic-inorganic Electrolytes and Their Photoelectrochemical Performance”, Electrochimica Acta, 2009, Vol. 54, pp. 6536-6542
  91. J. G. Highfield, M. H. Chen, P. T. Nguyen, Z. Chen “Mechanistic investigations of photo-driven processes over TiO2 by in-situ DRIFTS-MS: Part I: platinization and methanol reforming”, Energy & Environmental Science, 2009, Vol. 2, pp. 991-1002

Microelectronic materials, packaging and reliability (Packaging material & reliability: lead-free soldering & metallization, Au & Cu wire bonding; Diffusion in microelectronic interconnections; Harsh electronic packaing)

  1. N. S. Nobeen, G. X. Yan, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Ag-Sn transient liquid phase bonding for high temperature electronic packaging: effect of Ag content”, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2020, Vol. 10, pp. 1604-1610
  2. B. Q. Chen, Z. Chen, Z. H. Du, G. F. Zhang “Application of AlMgGaLi foil for joining copper to SiCp/Al‑MMCs for high‑temperature and high‑power electronics”, Applied Physics A, 2019, Vol. 125, Art. No. 581
  3. Z. Zhu, Y. C. Chan, Z. Chen, C. L. Gan, F. S. Wu “Effect of the size of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the microstructure and mechanical strength of CNTs-doped composite Sn0.3Ag0.7Cu-CNTs solder”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2018, Vol. 727, pp. 160-169
  4. V. K. Murugan, Z. G. Jia, G. J. Syaranamual, Y. Z. Huang, Z. Chen “The disparity of corrosion resistance between Ni/Au and Ni-P/Au electrical contacts in mixed flowing gas and salt spray tests”, Journal of Materials Science, 2017, Vol. 52, pp. 9834-9849
  5. A. B. Y. Lim, C. B. Boothroyd, O. Yauw, B. Chylak, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Interfacial evolution and bond reliability in thermosonic Pd coated Cu wire bonding on aluminum metallization: Effect of palladium distribution”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2016, Vol. 63, pp. 214-223
  6. Y. Li, K. M. Luo, A. B. Y. Lim, Z. Chen, F. S. Wu, Y. C. Chan “Improving the mechanical performance of Sn57.6Bi0.4Ag solder joints on Au/Ni/Cu pads during aging and electromigration through the addition of tungsten (W) nanoparticle reinforcement”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2016, Vol. 669, pp. 291-303
  7. V. K. Murugan, Z. G. Jia, G. J. Syaranamual, C. L. Gan, Y. Z. Huang, Z. Chen “An investigation into different nickel and nickel-phosphorus stacked thin coatings for corrosion protection of electrical contacts”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2016, Vol. 300, pp. 95-103
  8. V. K. Murugan, Z. G. Jia, G. J. Syaranamual, C. L. Gan, Y. Z. Huang, Z. Chen “Atmospheric corrosion resistance of electroplated Ni/Ni-P/Au electronic contacts”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2016, Vol. 60, pp. 84-92
  9. Y. Li, A. B. Y. Lim, K. M. Luo, Z. Chen, F. S. Wu, Y. C. Chan “Phase segregation, interfacial intermetallic growth and electromigration-induced failure in Cu/In-48Sn/Cu solder interconnects under current stressing”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2016, Vol. 673, pp. 372-382
  10. A. B. Y. Lim, W. J. Neo, O. Yauw, B. Chylak, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Evaluation of the Corrosion Performance of Cu-Al Intermetallic Compounds and the Effect of Pd Addition”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2016, Vol. 56, pp. 155-161
  11. A. B. Y. Lim, X. Long, L. Shen, X. Chen, R. V. Ramanujan, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Effect of Palladium on the Mechanical Properties of Cu-Al Intermetallic Compounds”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2015, Vol. 628, pp. 107-112
  12. A. Sharif, G. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Customized Glass Sealant for Ceramic Substrates for High Temperature Electronic Application”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2014, Vol. 54, pp. 2905-2910
  13. A. B. Y. Lim, A. C. K. Chang, C. X. Lee, O. Yauw, B. Chylak, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Ultra-fine pitch palladium-coated copper wire bonding: effect of bonding parameters”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2014, Vol. 54, pp. 2555-2563
  14. Y. Yang, J. N. Balaraju, Y. Z. Huang, Y. Y. Tay, Y. Q. Shen, Z. Tsakadze, Z. Chen “Interface Reaction between An Electroless Ni-Sn-P Metallization and Lead-free Sn-3.5Ag Solder with Suppressed Ni3P Formation”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2014, Vol. 43, pp. 4103-4110 (open access)
  15. Y. Yang, J. N. Balaraju, Y. Z. Huang, H. Liu, Z. Chen “Interface Reaction between An Electroless Ni-Co-P Metallization and Sn-3.5Ag Lead-free Solder with Improved Joint Reliability”, Acta Materialia, 2014, Vol. 71, pp. 69-79
  16. S. Xu, X. Hu, Y. Yang, Z. Chen, Y. C. Chan “Effect of carbon nanotubes and their dispersion on electroless Ni-P under bump metallization for lead-free solder interconnection”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2014, Vol. 25, pp. 2682-2691
  17. X. Hu, S. Xu, Y. Yang, Z. Chen, Y. C. Chan “Effect of TiO2 nanoparticle addition on electroless Ni-P under bump metallization for lead-free solder interconnection”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2014, Vol. 600, pp. 67-75
  18. Q. Q. Li, Y. C. Chan, Z. Chen “Tin Whiskers Growth of SnAgIn solder on Kovar substrate with Au/Ni plating”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2014, Vol. 25, pp. 1222-1227
  19. A. Sharif, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Transient Liquid Phase Ag-based Solder Technology for High-temperature Packaging Applications”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, Vol. 587, pp. 365-3684
  20. A. Sharif, J. Z. Lim, R. I Made, F. L. Lau, E. J. R. Phua, J. D. Lim, C. C. Wong, C. L. Gan, Z. Chen “Pb-Free Glass Paste - A Metallization-Free Die-Attachment Solution for High Temperature Application on Ceramic Substrates”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2013, Vol. 42, pp. 2667-2676
  21. Y. Yang, J. N. Balaraju, S. C. Chong, H. Xu, C. Q. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Significantly retarded interfacial reaction between an electroless Ni-W-P metallization and lead-free Sn-3.5Ag solder”, Journal of Alloys and Compound, 2013, Vol. 565, pp. 11-16
  22. A. B. Y. Lim, A. C. K. Chang, C. X. Lee, O. Yauw, B. Chylak, Z. Chen “Palladium-coated and Bare Copper Wire Study for Ultra Fine Pitch Wire Bonding”, ECS Transactions, 2013, Vol. 52, pp. 717-730
  23. H. Yan, Y. Y. Tay, Y. Y. Jiang, N. Yantara, J. S. Pan, M. H. Liang, Z. Chen “Copper Diffusion Barrier Performance of Amorphous Ta-Ni Thin Films”, Applied Surface Science, 2012, Vol. 258, pp. 3158-3162
  24. H. Xu, V. L. Acoff, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Facilitating intermetallic formation in wire bonding by applying a pre-ultrasonic energy”, Microelectronic Engineering, 2011, Vol. 88, pp. 3155-3157
  25. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, S. S. Pramana, T. J. White, Z. Chen, V. L. Acoff “Intermetallic phase transformations in Au-Al wire bonds”, Intermetallics, 2011, Vol. 19, pp. 1808-1816
  26. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, S. S. Pramana, T. J. White, Z. Chen, V. L. Acoff “New mechanisms of void growth in Au-Al wire bonds: volumetric shrinkage and intermetallic oxidation”, Scripta Materialia, 2011, Vol. 65, pp. 642-645
  27. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, S. S. Pramana, T. J. White, Z. Chen, V. L. Acoff “Behavior of aluminum oxide, intermetallics and voids in Cu-Al wire bonds”, Acta Materialia, 2011, Vol. 59, pp. 5661-5673
  28. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen, V. L. Acoff “Effect of ultrasonic energy on nanoscale interfacial structure in copper wire bonding on aluminium pads”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2011, Vol. 44, 145301
  29. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen, J. Wei, M. Sivakumar “Effect of bonding duration and substrate temperature in copper ball bonding on aluminium pads: a TEM study of interfacial evolution”, Microelectronics Reliability, 2011, Vol. 51, pp. 113-118
  30. A. Kumar, Z. Chen “Interdependent Intermetallic Compound Growth in an Electroless Ni-P/Sn-3.5Ag Reaction Couple”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2011, Vol. 40, pp. 213-223
  31. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, S. S. Pramana, T. J. White, Z. Chen, M. Sivakumar, V. L. Acoff “A micromechanism study of thermosonic gold wire bonding on aluminium pad”, Journal of Applied Physics, 2010, Vol. 108 (11), Art. No. 113517
  32. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen, J. Wei “Initial bond formation in thermosonic gold ball bonding on aluminium metallization pads”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 2010, Vol. 210 (8), pp. 1035-1042
  33. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen, J. Wei “The role of bonding duration in wire bond formation: A study of footprints of thermosonic gold wire on aluminium pad”, Microelectronics International, 2010, Vol. 27 (1), pp. 11-16
  34. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Growth of intermetallic compounds in thermosonic copper wire bonding on aluminium metallization”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2010, Vol. 39 (1), pp. 124-131
  35. H. Xu, C. Liu, V. V. Silberschmidt, S. S. Pramana, T. J. White, Z. Chen “A re-examination of the mechanism of thermosonic copper ball bonding on aluminium metallization pads”, Scripta Materialia, 2009, Vol. 61 (2), pp. 165-168
  36. A. Kumar, Y. Yang, C. C. Wong, V. Kripesh, Z. Chen “Effect of Electromigration on the Mechanical Performance of Sn-3.5Ag Solder Joints with Ni and Ni-P Metallizations”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2009, Vol. 38 (1), pp. 78-87
  37. Z. Chen, M. He, A. Kumar, G. J. Qi “Effect of Interfacial Reaction on the Tensile Strength of Sn-3.5Ag/Ni-P and Sn-37Pb/Ni-P Solder Joints”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2007, Vol. 36 (1), pp. 17-25
  38. G. G. Zhang, X. F. Ang, Z. Chen, C. C. Wong, J. Wei “Critical Temperatures in Thermocompression Gold Stud Bonding”, Journal of Applied Physics, 2007, Vol. 102 (6), Art. No. 063519
  39. Z. H. Gan, A. M. Gusak, W. Shao, Z. Chen, S. G. Mhaisalkar, T. Zaporozhets, K. N. Tu, “Analytical Modeling of Reservoir Effect on Electromigration in Cu Interconnects”, Journal of Materials Research, 2007, Vol. 22 (1), pp. 152-156
  40. Z. Chen, A. Kumar, Mona “Effect of Phosphorus Content on Cu/Ni-P/Sn-3.5Ag Solder Joint Strength after Multiple Reflow”, Journal of Electronic Materials, 2006, Vol. 35 (12), pp. 2126-2134
  41. Z. H. Gan , W. Shao, S. G. Mhaisalkar, Z. Chen, Hongyu Li, K. N. Tu, A. M. Gusak “Reservoir effect and the role of low current density regions on electromigration lifetimes in copper interconnects”, Journal of Materials Research, 2006, Vol. 21 (9), pp. 2241-2245
  42. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, S. B. Law, S. Xu, N. L. Yakovlev, D. Lai “Copper diffusion in Ti-Si-N layers formed by inductively coupled plasma implantation”, Applied Surface Science, 2006, Vol. 253 (2), pp. 530-534
  43. A. Kumar , Z. Chen, S. Mhaisalkar, C. C. Wong, P. S. Teo, V. Kripesh “Effect of Ni-P Thickness on Solid-State Interfacial Reactions between Sn-3.5Ag Solder and Electroless Ni-P Metallization on Cu Substrate”, Thin Solid Films, 2006, Vol. 504, pp. 410-415
  44. A. Kumar, Z. Chen “Influence of Solid-State Interfacial Reactions on the Tensile Strength of Cu/Electroless Ni-P/Sn-3.5Ag Solder Joint”, Materials Science and Engineering A,  2006, Vol. 423, pp. 175-179
  45. Z. H. Gan, W. Shao, S. G. Mhaisalkar, Z. Chen, H. Y. Li “The influence of temperature and dielectric materials on stress induced voiding in Cu dual damascene interconnects”, Thin Solid Films, 2006, Vol. 504 (1-2), pp. 161-165
  46. X. F. Ang, G. G. Zhang, J. Wei, Z. Chen, C. C. Wong “Temperature and pressure dependence in thermocompression gold stud bonding”, Thin Solid Films, 2006, Vol. 504 (1-2), pp. 379-383
  47. W. Shao, Z.H. Gan, S.G. Mhaisalkar, Z. Chen, H. Y. Li “The effect of line width on stress-induced voiding in Cu dual damascene interconnects”, Thin Solid Films, 2006, Vol. 504 (1-2), pp. 298-301
  48. A. Kumar, M. He, Z. Chen “Barrier Properties of Thin Au/Ni-P Under Bump Metallization for Sn-3.5Ag solder”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2005, Vol. 198. pp. 283-286
  49. Y. C. Ee, Z. Chen, D. Z. Chi, W. D. Wang, S. Xu, S. B. Law “Barrier Property of TiSiN Films Formed by Low Frequency High Density Inductively Coupled Plasma Process”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2005, Vol. 198. pp. 291-295
  50. M. He, Z. Chen, G. J. Qi “Mechanical Strength of Thermal Aged Sn-3.5Ag/Ni-P Solder Joints”, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 2005, Vol. 36A, pp. 65-75
  51. Z. Chen, M. He, G. Qi “Morphology and Kinetic Study of Interfacial Reaction between SnAg3.5 Solder and Electroless Ni-P MetallizationJournal of Electronic Materials, 2004, Vol. 33, pp. 1465-1472
  52. A. Kumar, M. He, Z. Chen, P. S. Teo “Effect of Electromigration on Interfacial Reactions between Electroless Ni-P and Sn3.5Ag Solder”, Thin Solid Films, 2004, Vol. 462-463, pp. 413-418
  53. M. He, A. Kumar, P. T. Yeo, G. J. Qi, Z. Chen “Interfacial Reaction between Sn-Rich Solders and Ni-Based Metallization”, Thin Solid Films, 2004, Vol. 462, pp. 387-394
  54. M. He, Z. Chen, G. J. Qi, C. C. Wong, S. Mhaisalkar “Effect of Post Reflow Cooling Rate on Intermetallic Compound Formation between Sn-3.5Ag Solder and Ni-P Under Bump Metallization”, Thin Solid Films, 2004, Vol. 462-463, pp. 363-369
  55. M. He, W. H. Lau, G. J. Qi, Z. Chen “Intermetallic Compound Formation between Sn-3.5Ag Solder and Ni-Based Metallization during Liquid State Reaction”, Thin Solid Films, 2004, Vol. 462, pp. 376-383
  56. M. He, Z. Chen, G. Qi “Solid state interfacial reaction of Sn–37Pb and Sn–3.5Ag solders with Ni–P under bump metallization”, Acta Materialia, 2004, Vol. 52, pp. 2047-2056

Mechanical & long-term behaviour of materials (Strength, deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep, wear of materials; Mechanics of thin films; Mechanical behavior of surfaces & interfaces; Materials degradation & failure analysis)

  1. M. Muralles, J. T. Oh, Z. Chen “Molecular dynamics study of FeCo phase transitions and thermal properties based on an improved 2NN MEAM potential”, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2022, Vol. 19, pp. 1102-1110 (open access)
  2. Z. Q. Li, V. Gill, Y. N. Wang, A. Lambourne, J. T. Oh, Z. Chen “Effect of laminate cutting and annealing treatment on the magnetic properties of Fe49Co49V2 alloy”, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 2021, Vol. 57, Art. No. 2000813
  3. Y. Bian, J. J. Ni, C. Wang, J. M. Zhen, H. G. Hao, X. J. Kong, H. Chen, J. Li, X. Q. Li, Z. F. Jia, W. Luo, Z. Chen “Microstructure and wear characteristics of in-situ micro/nanoscale niobium carbide reinforced copper composites fabricated through powder metallurgy”, Materials Characterization, 2021, Vol. 172, Art. No. 110847
  4. Z. Q. Li, Z. Chen, J. T. Oh, Z. J. Wang, F. Li, A. Lambourne “Effect of punching edge deformation on the magnetic properties of Fe49-Co49-V2 alloy”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2020, Vol. 510, Art. No. 166978
  5. Z. Q. Li, H. W. Ni, Z. Chen, J. J. Ni, R. S. Chen, X. A. Fan, Y. Li, Y. B. Yuan “Enhanced Tensile Properties and Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel with Copper-coated Graphene Fillers”, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2020, Vol. 9, pp. 404-412 (open access)
  6. H. Wang, K. Jin, C. Wang, X. Z. Guo, Z. Chen, J. Tao “Effect of fiber surface functionalization on shear behavior at carbon fiber/epoxy interface through molecular dynamics analysis”, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2019, Vol. 126, Art. No. 105611
  7. B. Y. Luo, W. L. Goh, Z. Chen, J. M. Yuan “Laterally pre-compressed SiC tiles against long rod impact”, Defence Technology, 2018, Vol. 14, pp. 585-589 (open access)
  8. Z. H. Gan, C. Z. Wang, Z. Chen “Material Structure and Mechanical Properties of Silicon Nitride and Silicon Oxynitride Thin Films Deposited by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition”, Surfaces, 2018, Vol. 1, pp. 59-72 (open acces)
  9. C. Wang, Z. Chen, V. V. Silberschmidt, A. Roy “Damage Accumulation in Braided Textiles Reinforced Composites under Repeated Impacts: Experimental and Numerical Studies”, Composite Structures, 2018, Vol. 204, pp. 256-267
  10. X. Dong, Z. Chen, A. R. Guo, J. C. Liu, X. Wang, C. Chen “Mechanical and interfacial behavior of single mullite fiber and mullite fiber-based porous ceramics”, Ceramics International, 2018, Vol. 44, pp. 14446-14456
  11. Y. C. Zhong, R. Suraj, C. Wang, E. S. M. Chia, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Damage advancement behavior in braided composite structure for mini aerial vehicle”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 2018, Vol. 25, pp. 889-900
  12. A. S. Ganapathi, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Experimental and numerical investigation of process-induced deformations of glass/epoxy wind turbine blade spar cap”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2017, Vol. 51, pp. 3791-3806
  13. C. Wang, A. Roy, Z. Chen, V. V. Silberschmidt “Braided Textile Composites for Sports Protection: Energy Absorption and Delamination in Impact Modelling”, Materials & Design, 2017, Vol. 136, pp. 258-269
  14. L. Shen, A. Q. Foo, S. J. Wang, Z. Chen “Enhancing Creep Resistance of SnBi Solder Alloy with Non-reactive Nano Fillers: A Study Using Nanoindentation”, Journal Alloys and Compounds, 2017, Vol. 729, pp. 498-506
  15. C. Wang, A. Roy, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Modelling of Damage Evolution in Braided Composites: Recent Developments”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes, 2017, Vol. 3, Art. No. 15 (open access)
  16. K. L. Koh, X. B. Ji, A. Dasari, X. H. Lu, S. K. Lau, Z. Chen “Fracture toughness and elastic modulus of epoxy-based nanocomposites with dopamine-modified nano-fillers”, Materials, 2017, Vol. 10, Art. No. 776 (open access)
  17. L. Shen, Y. Y. Wu, S. J. Wang, Z. Chen “Creep Behavior of Sn-Bi Solder Alloys at Elevated Temperatures Studied by Nanoindentation”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 2017, Vol. 28, pp. 4114-4124
  18. A. S. Ganapathi, M. Maheshwari, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen, A. K. Asundi, S. C. Tjin “In-situ measurement and numerical simulation of resin pressure during Glass/Epoxy prepreg composite manufacturing”, Measurement, 2016, Vol. 94, pp. 505-514
  19. A. S. Ganapathi, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Flow-compacted deformations coupled with thermo-chemically induced distortions in manufacturing of thick unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced plastics composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2016, Vol. 50, pp. 3325-3343
  20. C. Wang, Y. C. Zhong, P. F. B. Adaikalaraj, X. B. Ji, A. Roy, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Strength Prediction for Bi-axial Braided Composites by A Multi-scale Modelling Approach”, Journal of Materials Science, 2016, Vol. 51, pp. 6002-6018
  21. A. S. Ganapathi, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Influence of cure kinetic, rheological and thermo-mechanical behavior on micro-level curing strain of an epoxy prepreg”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2016, Vol. 124, pp. 305-316
  22. N. S. Nobeen, Y. C. Zhong, B. A. P. Francis, X. B. Ji, E. S. M. Chia, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Constituent materials micro-damage modeling in predicting progressive failure of braided fibre composites”, Composite Structures, 2016, Vol. 145, pp. 194-202
  23. C. Wang, X. B. Ji, A. Roy, V. V. Silberschmidt, Z. Chen “Shear Strength and Fracture Toughness of Carbon Fibre/epoxy Interface: Effect of Surface Treatment”, Materials & Design, 2015, Vol. 85, pp. 800-807
  24. X. B. Ji, C. Wang, B. A. P. Francis, E. S. M. Chia, L. X. Zheng, J. L. Yang, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Mechanical and Interfacial Properties Characterisation of Single Carbon Fibres for Composite Applications”, Experimental Mechanics, 2015, Vol. 55, pp. 1057-1065
  25. M. Y. Wei, J. W. C. Ho, Z. Chen “Effect of titania nano-fillers on the fracture toughness and mechanical performance of hybrid sol-gel coatings”, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2015, Vol. 7, pp. 226-232
  26. X. B. Ji, A. M. Khatri, E. S. M. Chia, R. K. H. Cha, B. T. B. Yeo, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Multi-scale Simulation and FE-Assisted Computation of Elastic Properties of Braided Textile Reinforced Composites”, Journal of Composite Materials, 2014, Vol. 48, pp. 931-949
  27. Z. Chen, L. Y. L. Wu “Scratch Damage Resistance of Silica-based Sol-Gel Coatings on Polymeric Substrates”, Invited contribution of Chapter 14 in: Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites: Friction and Wear of Bulk Materials and Coatings, 2nd edition (Book Editors: K. Friedrich and A. K. Schlarb; Tribology and Interface Engineering Series, No. 55, Series Editor: B. J. Briscoe), Elsevier, 2013, pp. 467-511 (ISBN: 9780444594556)
  28. L. Shen, P. Lu, S. J. Wang, Z. Chen “Creep Behaviour of Eutectic SnBi Alloy and Its Constituent Phases Using Nanoindentation Technique”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2013, Vol. 574, pp. 98-103
  29. R. I Made, E. J. R. Phua, S. S. Pramana, C. C. Wong, Z. Chen, A. I. Y. Tok, C. L. Gan “Improved Mechanical and Thermomechanical Properties of Alumina Substrate via Iron Doping”, Scripta Materialia, 2013, Vol. 68, pp. 869-872
  30. A. S. Ganapathi, S. C. Joshi, Z. Chen “Simulation of Bleeder Flow and Curing of Thick Composites with Pressure and Temperature-dependent Properties”, Simulation Modelling Practice & Theory, 2013, Vol. 32, pp. 64-82
  31. L. Shen, Z. Y. Tan, Z. Chen “Nanoindentation study on the creep resistance of SnBi solder alloy with reactive nano-metallic fillers”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2013, Vol. 561, pp. 232-238
  32. L. Shen, P. Septiwerdani, Z. Chen “Elastic modulus, hardness and creep performance of SnBi alloys using nanoindentation”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2012, Vol. 558, pp. 253-258
  33. L. Shen, W. C. D. Cheong, Y. L. Foo, Z. Chen “Nanoindentation creep of tin and aluminium: A comparative study between constant load and constant strain rate methods”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2012, Vol. 532, pp. 505-510
  34. K. Mohan, T. H. Yip, S. Idapalapati, Z. Chen “Impact response of aluminum foam core sandwich structures”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2011, Vol. 259, pp. 94-101
  35. S. Z. Y. Loo, P. C. Lee, Z. X. Lim, N. Yantara, T. Y. Tee, C. M. Tan, Z. Chen “Interface fracture toughness assessment of solder joints using double cantilever beam test”, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 2010, Vol. 24 (1-2), pp. 164-174
  36. Z. Chen, L. Y. L. Wu, E. Chwa, O. Tham “Scratch Resistance of Brittle Thin Films on Compliant Substrates”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2008, Vol. 493, pp. 292-298
  37. L. Y. L. Wu, E. Chwa, Z. Chen, X. T. Zeng “A Study Towards Improving Mechanical Properties of Sol-Gel Coatings for Polycarbonate”, Thin Solid Films, 2008, Vol. 516 (6), pp. 1056-1062
  38. Z. Chen, Z. H. Gan “Fracture Toughness Measurement of Thin Films on Compliant Substrate Using Controlled Buckling Test”, Thin Solid Films, 2007, Vol. 515, pp. 3305–3309
  39. Z. Chen, M. He, B. Balakrisnan, C. C. Chum “Elasticity modulus, hardness and fracture toughness of Ni3Sn4 intermetallic thin films”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2006, Vol. 423, pp. 107-110
  40. Z. H. Gan, S. Mhaisalkar, Z. Chen, S. Zhang, Z. Chen, K. Prasad, “Study of Interfacial Adhesion Energy of Multi-layered ULSI Thin Film Structures Using Four-point Bending Test”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2005, Vol. 198. pp. 85-89
  41. B. Balakrisnan, C. C. Chum, M. Li, Z. Chen, T. Cahyadi "Fracture toughness of Cu-Sn intermetallic thin films", Journal of Electronic Materials, 2003, Vol. 167, pp. 170-176 
  42. B. Cotterell, Z. Chen, J. B. Han, N. X. Tan "The Strength of the Silicon Die in Flip Chip Assemblies", Journal of Electronic Packaging, 2003, Vol. 125, 114-119 (Corrigendum: the author apologize that Fig. 5 in the published form was misprinted. Please click here for revised Fig. 5)
  43. A. G. Atkins, Z. Chen, B. Cotterell "Prediction of the Energy Dissipation Rate in Ductile Crack Propagation", Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 2003, Vol. 26, pp. 67-77
  44. Z. Chen, X. Xu, C. C. Wong, S. Mhaisalkar "Effect of Plating Parameters on the Intrinsic Stress in Electroless Nickel Plating", Surface and Coatings Technology, 2003, Vol. 167, pp. 170-176
  45. B. Cotterell, Z. Chen, A. G. Atkins “On the Extension of the JR Concept to Significant Crack Growth”, Invited contribution to Multiscale Deformation and Fracture in Materials and Structures,Solid Mechanics and Its Applications series - Volume 84 (The James R. Rice 60th Anniversary Volume) (edited by T.-J. Chuang and J. W. Rudnicki), Springer, 2002, pp. 223-236 (ISBN: 9781402003813)
  46. Z. Chen “The Root Angle in Elastoplastic Peeling Tests”, Key Engineering Materials, 2002, Vol. 227, pp. 41-48
  47. Z. Chen, B. Cotterell, W. Wang "The Fracture of Brittle Thin Films on Compliant Substrate in Flexible Displays" Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2002, Vol. 69, pp. 597-603
  48. Z. Chen, B. Cotterell, W. Wang, E. Guenther, S. J. Chua "A Mechanical Assessment of Flexible Opto-electronic Devices", Thin Solid Films, 2001, Vol. 394, pp. 202-206
  49. B. Cotterell, Z. Chen "Buckling and Cracking of Thin Films on Compliant Substrate under Compression", International Journal of Fracture, 2000, Vol. 104, pp. 169-179
  50. Z. Chen, B. Cotterell, W. T. Chen "Characterizing the Interfacial Fracture Toughness for Microelectronic Packaging" Surface and Interface Analysis, 1999, Vol. 28, pp. 146-149
  51. A. G. Atkins, Z. Chen, B. Cotterell "The Essential Work of Fracture and JR Curves for the Double Cantilever Beam Specimen: An Examination of Elastoplastic Crack Propagation" Proceedings of The Royal Society of London, 1998, Vol. A454, pp. 815-833
  52. B. Cotterell, Z. Chen "The Blister Test – Transition from Plate to Membrane Behaviour for an Elastic Material" International Journal of Fracture, 1997, Vol. 86, pp. 191-198