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Dr. Zhang's CV

Teaching

JMU Chemistry & Biochemistry

Center for Materials Science


 

Publications (undergraduate coworker underlined)

3. Lutter, J. C; Wu, T.-Y.; Zhang, Y. J.* “Hydration of Cations: A Key to Understanding of Specific Cation Effects on aggregation Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013, 117, 10132-10141. pdf

2. Palmer, M. R.; Hagerman, J. M; Matano, L. M.; DeWitt, K. M.; Zhang, Y. J.* “Thermodynamic analysis and fluorescence imaging of homochiral amino acid-amino acid interactions at the air/ water interface” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013, 408, 235-241. pdf

1. Deyerle, B. A.; Zhang, Y. J.* “Effects of Hofmeister Anions on the Aggregation Behavior of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers” Langmuir, 2011, 27, 9203-9210. pdf

 

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Presentations (undergraduate coauthors underlined, presenting author(s) in bold)

16. “Specific ion effects on the aggregation of PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymers” Zhang, Y. J.; Deyerle, B. A.; Lutter, J. L.; Wu, T.-Y., The 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 8-12, 2013 (oral)

15. “Effects of Hofmeister anions on the partition of caffeine between organic-aqueous phases” Rogers, B. A.; Zhang, Y. J., The 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, September 8-12, 2013 (poster, was selected to participate in the 2013 Physical Chemistry Symposium Workshop for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors)

14. “Effects of Anions on the Interfacial Tension at Hydrophobic/Aqueous Interface” Trinh, N.; Deyerle, B. A.; Zhang, Y. J., UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD, October 20, 2012 (poster) 

13. “Hofmeister Anion Effects on the Phase Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers” Deyerle, B. A; Turner, E. E.; Zhang, Y. J., The 26th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, March 29-31, 2012 (oral)

12. “Organogel formation by amino acid surfactants” DeLuca, A. M.; DiDomenico, A.; Hagerman, J. M.; Matano, L. M.; Zhang, Y. J., SERMACS, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011 (poster)

11. “Effects of osmolytes on the phase behaviors of triblock copolymer” Turner, E. E.; Deyerle, B. A; Zhang, Y. J., SERMACS, Richmond, VA, October 26-29, 2011 (poster) 

10. “Two-component gel formation based on amino acid surfactants” DiDomenico, A.; DeLuca, A. M.; Hagerman, J. M.; Matano, L. M.; Zhang, Y. J., UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD, October 22, 2011 (Poster, won the first place poster award in chemical science)

 

9. “Specific Ion Effects on the Phase Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers” Deyerle, B. A.; Zhang, Y. J., UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD, October 22, 2011 (Poster)

 

8. “Chiral Interactions at the Air/Water Interface” Hagerman, J. M.; Palmer, M. R.; Matano, L. M.; Zhang, Y. J., UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD, October 22, 2011 (Poster) 

7. “Effect of Hofmeister Ions on the Phase Behavior of PEO-PPO-PEO” Zhang, Y. J.; Deyerle, B. A., Telluride Science Research Center Workshop, The Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Ions and Osmolytes in Solution, July 11-15, 2011 (invited talk) 

6. “Specific Ion Effects on the Phase Behaviors of Thermoresponsive Triblock Copolymers” Deyerle, B.; Zhang, Y. J., ACS Reginal Meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, April 8, 2011 (Poster) 

5. “Synthesis and Characterization of Amino Acid Surfactants” Hagerman, J.; Matano, L.; Zhang, Y. J., ACS Reginal Meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, April 8, 2011 (Poster)

4. “Chiral Interactions at the Air-Water Interface” Palmer, M.; Hagerman, J.; Matano, L.; and Zhang, Y. J., ACS Reginal Meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, April 8, 2011 (Poster)

3. “Biomineralization Templated by Amino Acid-Based Chiral Molecules” Hagerman, J.; Deyerle, B.; Zhang, Y. J., Virginia Academy of Science 2010 Annual Meeting, Harrisonburg, VA, May 21, 2010 (Poster)

2. “Hofmeister Effects on the Phase Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers” Deyerle, B. A.; Hagerman, J.; Zhang, Y. J., Virginia Academy of Science 2010 Annual Meeting, Harrisonburg, VA, May 21, 2010 (Poster)

1.   “Specific Anion Effects on Protein Aggregation” Zhang, Y. J.; Deyerle, B.; Hagerman, J.; Cremer, P. S., Virginia Academy of Science 2010 Annual Meeting, Harrisonburg, VA, May 21, 2010 (Oral)

 

 

 

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