Zhang Yan

Associate Professor

Phone: 86-27-87792147

Email: yan_zhang@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Nanomedicine, Theranostics

Research Interests: Tumor theranostics / Nanodiagnostics

Academic Degrees

2007/8-2012/4 PhD in Chemical &Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

2003/9-2007/7 BS in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University

Professional Experience


Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology;


Postdoc Researcher, Nanyang Technological University

Selected Publications

1. Zhang Yan, Wei Wei, Das Gautom Kumar, Tan Thatt Yang Timothy*, Engineering Lanthanide-based Materials for Nanomedicine, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, 2014, 20, 71-96.

2. Zhang Yan, Das Gautom Kumar, Vimalan Vijayaragavan, Xu Qing Chi, Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Kishore K. Bhakoo, Subramanian Tamil Selvan*, Tan Thatt Yang Timothy*,“Smart” Theranostic Lanthanide Nanoprobes with Simultaneous Up-conversion Fluorescence and Tunable T1-T2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast and Near-Infrared Activated Photodynamic Therapy, Nanoscale, 2014,6,12609 -12617.

3. Wei Wei, Yan Zhang, Rui Chen, Julian Goggi, Na Ren, Ling Huang, Kishore K. Bhakoo, Handong Sun, Timothy Thatt Yang Tan*, Cross Relaxation Induced Pure Red Upconversion in Activator- and Sensitizer-Rich Lanthanide Nanoparticles, Chemistry of Materials 2014, 26, 5183-5186.

4. Zhang Yan, Lin Jing Dong, Vimalan Vijayaragavan, Kishore K. Bhakoo, Tan Thatt Yang Timothy*, Tuning sub-10 nm Single-phase NaMnF3 Nanocrystals as Ultrasensitive Hosts for Pure Intense Fluorescence and Excellent T1 Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Chemical Communications, 2012, 48, 10322-10324.

5. Xu Qing Chi, Zhang Yan., Tan Ming Jie, Liu Yang, Yuan Shao Jun, Choong Cleo, Nguan Soon Tan, Tan Thatt Yang Timothy*, Anti-cAngptl4 Ab-conjugated N-TiO2/NaYF4:Yb,Tm Nanocomposite for Near Infrared-Triggered Drug Release and Enhanced Targeted Cancer Cell Ablation, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2012, 1 (4), 470-474.

The authors contribute equally to this work

1. Zhang Yan, Vimalan Vijayaragavan, Das Gautom Kumar, Kishore K. Bhakoo, Tan Thatt Yang Timothy*, Single-phase NaDyF4:Tb3+ Nanocrystals as Multifunctional Contrast Agent in High Field Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, p2044-2048.

2. Gautom Kumar Das, Yan Zhang, Loyola D’Silva, Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Boon Chin Heng, Joachim Say Chye Loo, Subramanian Tamil Selvan, Kishore K. Bhakoo, Timothy Thatt Yang Tan*, Single-Phase Dy2O3:Tb3+ Nanocrystals as Dual-Modal Contrast Agent for High Field Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging, Chemistry of Materials, 2011, 23,2439–2446.


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