Hao Rui
Assistant Professor


09/2007~07/2012:   Ph.D. in Advanced Materials and Mechanics, Peking University

Thesis: Chemical design, preparation and properties of MRI-based multifunctional nanoparticles

Advisor: Prof. Yanglong Hou

09/2003~07/2007: B. S. in Chemistry, Tsinghua University

Advisor: Prof. Qing Peng




Postdoctoral Research Associate     University of Washington

Advisor: Prof. Bo Zhang

Nanoscale Electrochemistry


Research Associate               Case Western Reserve University

High-performance electrocatalysts

Advisor: Prof. Liming Dai

1. Hao, R. ǂ; Fan, Y.S. ǂ; Zhang, B, Observation of Nanobubble Generation at the Electrode/Solution Interface. PNAS, 2018, 115, 5878-5883
2. Hao, R.; Fan, Y.S.; Han, C.; Zhang, B, Bipolar Electrochemistry on a Nanopore-Supported Platinum Nanoparticle Electrode. Anal. Chem.,2017, 89, 12652-12658
3. Hao, R. ǂ; Fan, Y.S. ǂ; Zhang, B, Imaging Dynamic Collision and Oxidation of Single Silver Nanoparticles at the Electrode/Solution Interface. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139,12274–12282
4. Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Observing Electrochemical De-alloying by Single Nanoparticle Collision. Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 8728-8734
5. Hao, R.; Fan, Y.S.; Zhang, B., Electrochemical Detection of Nanoparticle Collision by Reduction of Silver Chloride. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016,163, H3145-H3151
6. Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Nanopipette-based, Electroplated Nanoelectrodes. Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 414-430
7. Hao, R.; Yu J; Ge Z. G.; Zhao L. Y.; Sheng F. G.; Xu L. L.; Li G. J.; Hou Y. L., Developing Fe3O4 Nanoparticles into an Efficient Multimodality Imaging and Therapeutic Probe. Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 11954-11963
8. Hao, R.; Hou, Y. L.; Yu, J.; Sun, S. H., One-Pot Synthesis of Hollow/Porous Mn-Based Nanoparticles via a Controlled Ion Transfer Process. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 9095-9097.
9. Hao, R.; Xing, R.; Xu, Z.; Hou, Y.; Gao, S.; Sun, S., Synthesis, Functionalization, and Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 2729-2742.
10. Hao, R.; Qian, W.; Zhang, L. H.; Hou, Y. L., Aqueous dispersions of TCNQ-anion-stabilized graphene sheets. Chem. Commun. 2008, 6576-6578.
11. Hao, R.; Yuan, J.; Peng, Q., Fabrication and Sensing Behavior of Cr2O3Nanofibers via in situ Gelation and Electrospinning. Chem. Lett. 2006, 35, 1248-1249.
12. Han, C.; Hao, R.; Fan, Y.; Edwards, M. A.; Gao, H.; Zhang, B. Observing Transient Bipolar Electrochemical Coupling on Single Nanoparticles Translocating through a Nanopore. Langmuir 2019, 35, 7180–7190.
13. Fan, Y.ǂ; Hao, R.ǂ; Han, C.; Zhang, B. Counting Single Redox Molecules in a Nanoscale Electrochemical Cell. Anal. Chem. 2018, 90, 13837–13841.
14. Barlow, S. T.; Louie, M.; Hao, R.; Defnet, P. A.; Zhang, B. Electrodeposited Gold on Carbon-Fiber Microelectrodes Enhances Amperometric Detection of Dopamine Release from PC12 Cells Anal. Chem., 2018, 90, 10049–10055
15. Zhang, F.; Defnet, P.; Fan, Y.; Hao, R.; Zhang, B, Transient Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation in Single-Nanoparticle Collision. J. Phys. Chem. C. 122, 11, 6447-6455
16. Zhang, F.; Edwards, M.; Hao, R.; White, H.; Zhang, B, Collision and Oxidation of Silver Nanoparticles on a Gold Nanoband Electrode. J. Phys. Chem. C. 121, 42, 23564-23573
17. Chen T.; Hao, R.; Peng H.; Dai L., High-Performance, Stretchable, Wire-Shaped Supercapacitors, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 618-622
18. Zhang, H; Hao, R.; Jackson, J; Chiao, M; Yu, H., Janus Ultrathin Film from Multi-Level Self-Assembly at Air–Water Interfaces. Chem. Commun., 2014,14843-14846.
19. Zhang H.; Hao, R.; Ren X.; Yu L.; Yang H.; Yu H., PEG/Lecithin–Liquid-Crystalline Composite Hydrogels for Quasi-Zero-Order Combined Release of Hydrophilic and Lipophilic Drugs. RSC Adv., 2013,3, 22927-22930.
20. Wu, W.; Hao, R.; Liu, F.; Su, X.; Hou, Y., Single-Crystalline Alpha-Fe2O3 Nanostructures: Controlled Synthesis and High-Index Plane-Enhanced Photodegradation by Visible Light. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 6888-6894.
21. Zhang, C.; Hao, R.; Liao, H.; Hou, Y., Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized Graphene as Metal-Free Catalyst and Exploration of The Roles of Various Nitrogen States in Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Nano Energy 2013, 2, 88-97.
22. Qian, W.; Hao, R.;Zhou, J.; Eastman, M.; Manhat, B. A.; Sun, Q.; Goforth, A. M.; Jiao, J., Exfoliated Graphene-Supported Pt And Pt-Based Alloys as Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. Carbon 2013, 52, 595-604.
23. Yu, J.; Hao, R.;Sheng, F.; Xu, L.; Li, G.; Hou, Y., Hollow manganese phosphate nanoparticles as smart multifunctional probes for cancer cell targeted magnetic resonance imaging and drug delivery. Nano. Res. 2012, 5, 679-694.
24. Zhang, C.; Hao, R.;Yin, H.; Liu, F.; Hou, Y., Iron Phthalocyanine and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Composite as a Novel Non-Precious Catalyst for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Nanoscale 2012, 4, 7326-7329.
25. Qian, W.; Cui, X.; Hao, R.;Hou, Y. L.; Zhang, Z. Y., Facile Preparation of Nitrogen-Doped Few-Layer Graphene via Supercritical Reaction. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2011, 3, 2259-2264.
26. Cui, X.; Zhang, C. Z.; Hao, R.; Hou, Y. L., Liquid-Phase Exfoliation, Functionalization and Applications of Graphene. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 2118-2126.
27. Zeng, Y.; Hao, R.; Xing, B.; Hou, Y.; Xu, Z., One-Pot Synthesis f Fe3O4 Nanoprisms with Controlled Electrochemical Properties. Chem. Commun. 2010, 46, 3920-3922.
28. Qian, W.; Hao, R.; Hou, Y. L.; Tian, Y.; Shen, C. M.; Gao, H. J.; Liang, X. L., Solvothermal-Assisted Exfoliation Process to Produce Graphene with High Yield and High Quality. Nano. Res. 2009, 2, 706-712.