Dr. Zhang’s research is highly interdisciplinary. His current research interests focus on synthesis of 2D nanomaterials and carbon materials (graphene and CNTs) and their applications in nano- and biosensing, clean energy, etc.; controlled synthesis, characterization and application of novel metallic and semiconducting nanomaterials; scanning probe microscopy; lithography-based fabrication of surface structures from micro- to nanometer scale; self-assembly and self-organization of nano- and biomaterials; self-assembled monolayers; etc.