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  1. M. S. Gilliam, A. Yousaf, Y. Guo, D. O. Li, A. Momenah, Q. H. Wang, A. A. Green,
    “Evaluating the Exfoliation Efficiency of Quasi-2D Metal Diboride Nanosheets Using Hansen Solubility Parameters”, Langmuir (2021). DOI:
  2. Y. Guo, A. Gupta, M. S. Gilliam, A. Debnath, A. Yousaf, S. Saha, M. D. Levin, A. A Green, A. K. Singh, Q. H. Wang, “Exfoliation of boron carbide into ultrathin nanosheets”, Nanoscale (2021). DOI:
  3. N. Martín, N. Tagmatarchis, Q. H. Wang, and X. Zhang. “Chemical Functionalization of 2D Materials”, Chemistry: a European Journal, 26, 6292–6295 (2020). DOI: 10.1002/chem.202001304, PDF
  4. A. Yousaf+, M. S. Gilliam+, S. L. Y. Chang, M. Augustin, Y. Guo, F. Tahir, M. Wang, A. Schwindt, X. S. Chu, D. O. Li, S. Kale, A. Debnath, Y. Liu, M. D. Green, E. J. G. Santos, A. A. Green, and Q. H. Wang. “Exfoliation of Two-Dimensional Nanosheets of Metal Diborides”, in review, arXiv:2001.09237 (2020)
  5. D. O. Li, M. S. Gilliam, A. Debnath, X. S. Chu, A. Yousaf, A. A. Green, and Q. H. Wang. “Interaction of Pb2+ ions in water with two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide”, Journal of Physics: Materials, 3, 024007 (2020). DOI: 10.1088/2515-7639/ab7ab3, PDF
  6. P. C. Theofanopoulos, S. Ageno, Y. Guo, S. Kale, Q. H. Wang, and G. C. Trichopoulos. “High-yield fabrication method for high-frequency graphene devices using titanium sacrificial layers”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 37, 041801 (2019). DOI: 10.1116/1.5098324, PDF
  7. D. O. Li, M. S. Gilliam, X. S. Chu, A. Yousaf, Y. Guo, A. A. Green and Q. H. Wang. “Covalent chemical functionalization of semiconducting layered chalcogenide nanosheets”, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 4, 962-973 (2019). DOI: 10.1039/C9ME00045C, PDF
  8. D. O. Li, X. S. Chu, and Q. H. Wang. “Reaction kinetics for the covalent functionalization of two-dimensional MoS2 by aryl diazonium salts”, Langmuir, 35, 5693-5701 (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b04288, PDF
  9. H. Jing, Q. Cheng, J. M. Weller, X. S. Chu, Q. H. Wang & C. K. Chan. “Synthesis of TiO2 nanosheet photocatalysts from exfoliation of TiS2 and hydrothermal treatment”, Journal of Materials Research, 33, 3540-3548 (2018). DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2018.165, PDF
  10. X. S. Chu, A. Yousaf, D. O. Li, A. A. Tang, A. Debnath, D. Ma, A. A. Green, E. J. G. Santos, and Q. H. Wang. “Direct Covalent Chemical Functionalization of Unmodified Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide”, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 2112-2128 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00173, PDF
  11. D. O. Bellisario, A. T. Liu, D. Kozawa, R. Han, J. K. Harris, R. B. Zabala, Q. H. Wang, K. V. Agrawal, Y. Son & M. S. Strano. “Experimental Observation of Real Time Molecular Dynamics Using Electromigrated Tunnel Junctions”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121, 22550-22558 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b08228, PDF
  12. X. S. Chu, D. O. Li, A. A. Green and Q. H. Wang. “Formation of MoO3 and WO3 Nanoscrolls from MoS2 and WS2 by Atmospheric Air Plasma”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5, 11301-11309 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7TC02867A, PDF
  13. E. J. G. Santos, D. Scullion, X. S. Chu, D. O. Li, N. P. Guisinger and Q. H. Wang. “Rotational Superstructure in van der Waals Heterostructure of Self-Assembled C60 Monolayer on the WSe2 Surface”, Nanoscale, 9, 13245-13256 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7NR03951D, PDF
  14. # A. Kaplan, Z. Yuan, J. D. Benck, A. G. Rajan, X. S. Chu, Q. H. Wang, and M. S. Strano. “Current and future directions in electron transfer chemistry of graphene”, Chemical Society Reviews, 46, 4530-4571 (2017). DOI: 10.1039/C7CS00181A, PDF
  15. K. V. Agrawal, J. D. Benck, Z. Yuan, R. P. Misra, A. G. Rajan, Y. Eatmon, S. Kale, X. S. Chu, D. O Li, C. Gong, J. H. Warner, Q. H. Wang, D. Blankschtein, and M. S. Strano. “Fabrication, Pressure Testing and Nanopore Formation of Single Layer Graphene Membranes”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121 pp 14312–14321 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b01796, PDF
  16. Y. Son, D. Kozawa, A. T. Liu, V. B. Koman, Q. H. Wang, and M. S. Strano. “A study of bilayer phosphorene stability under MoS2-passivation”, 2D Materials, 4, 025091 (2017). DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/aa6e35, PDF
  17. Y. Son, M.-Y. Li, C.-C. Cheng, K.-H. Wei, P. Liu, Q. H. Wang, L.-J. Li, and M. S. Strano. “Observation of Switchable Photoresponse of a Monolayer WSe2–MoS2 Lateral Heterostructure via Photocurrent Spectral Atomic Force Microscopic Imaging”, Nano Letters, 16, 3571–3577 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00699, PDF
  18. J. H. Appel, D. O. Li, J. D. Podlevsky, A. Debnath, A. A. Green, Q. H. Wang, and J. Chae. “Low Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Two-Dimensional MoS2 and WS2”, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2, 361-367 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.5b00467, PDF
  19. Y. Son+, Q. H. Wang+, J. A. Paulson, C.-J. Shih, A. G. Rajan, K. Tvrdy, S. Kim, B. Alfeeli and M. S. Strano. “Layer Number Dependence of MoS2 Photoconductivity Using Photocurrent Spectral Atomic Force Microscopic Imaging”, ACS Nano, 9, 2843–2855 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/nn506924j, PDF
  20. G. L. C.+, J. T. Nelson+, K. Y. Lee, Q. H. Wang, N. F. Reuel, B. R. Grassbaugh, S. Kruss, M. P. Landry, J. W. Kang, E. Vander Ende, J. Zhang, B. Mu, R. R. Dasari, C. F. Opel, K. D. Wittrup, and M. S. Strano. “A graphene-based physiometer array for the analysis of single biological cells”, Scientific Reports, 4, 6865 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/srep06865, PDF
  21. S. G. Mahajan, J. T. Abrahamson, S. Birkhimer, E. Friedman, Q. H. Wang, M. Beck and M. S. Strano. “Superadiabaticity in Reaction Waves as a Mechanism for Energy Concentration”, Energy & Environmental Science, 7, 3391-3402 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/C4EE00678J, PDF
  22. C.-J. Shih, Q. H. Wang, Y. Son, Z. Jin, D. Blankschtein, and M. S. Strano. “Tuning On-Off Current Ratio and Field Effect Mobility in MoS2-Graphene Heterostructure via Schottky Barrier Modulation,” ACS Nano, 8, 5790-5798 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nn500676t, PDF
  23. A. J. Hilmer, D. O. Bellisario, S. Shimizu, T. P. McNicholas, Q. H. Wang, S. A. Speakman, and M. S. Strano. “Formation of High-Aspect-Ratio Helical Nanorods via Chiral Self-Assembly of Fullerodendrimers”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 5, 929−934 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/jz500138d, PDF
  24. Q. H. Wang, C.-J. Shih, G. L. C. Paulus, and M. S. Strano. “Evolution of physical and electronic structures of bilayer graphene upon chemical functionalization,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 18866 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ja4083914, PDF
  25. # Q. H. Wang, D. O. Bellisario, L. W. Drahushuk, R. M. Jain, S. Kruss, M. P. Landry, S. G. Mahajan, S. Shimizu, Z. W. Ulissi, and M. S. Strano. “Low Dimensional Carbon Materials for Applications in Mass and Energy Transport,” Chemistry of Materials, 26, 172–183 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/cm402895e, PDF
  26. # Q. H. Wang and M. S. Strano. “Carbon Nanotubes: A bright future for defects,” News & Views, Nature Chemistry, 5, 812 (2013). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1768, PDF
  27. S. Walia, S. Balendhran, H. Nili, S. Zhuiykov, G. Rosengarten, Q. H. Wang, M. Bhaskaran, S. Sriram, M. S. Strano and K. Kalantar-zadeh. “Transition metal oxides – Thermoelectric properties.” Progress in Materials Science, 58, 1443 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2013.1006.003, PDF
  28. J. T. Abrahamson, B. Sempere, M. P. Walsh, J. M. Forman, F. Şen, S. Şen, S. G. Mahajan, G. L. C. Paulus, Q. H. Wang, W. Choi & M. S. Strano. Excess Thermopower and the Theory of Thermopower Waves. ACS Nano, 7, 6533-6544 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nn402411k, PDF
  29. Z. Jin, W. Sun, Y. Ke, C.-J. Shih, G. L. C. Paulus, Q. H. Wang, B. Mu, P. Yin & M. S. Strano. Metallized DNA nanolithography for encoding and transferring spatial information for graphene patterning. Nature Communications, 4, 1663, (2013). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2690, PDF
  30. S. G. Mahajan, Q. H. Wang, M. S. Strano & J. T. Abrahamson. Energy generation using thermopower waves: Experimental and analytical progress. AIChE Journal, 59, 3333–3341 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/aic.14143, PDF
  31. G. L. C. Paulus, Q. H. Wang, Z. W. Ulissi, T. P. McNicholas, A. Vijayaraghavan, C.-J. Shih, Z. Jin & M. S. Strano. Charge Transfer at Junctions of a Single Layer of Graphene and a Metallic Single Walled Carbon Nanotube. Small, 9, 1954-1963 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201201034, PDF.
  32. S. Shimizu, M. Ellison, K. Aziz, Q. H. Wang, Z. Ulissi, Z. Gunther, D. Bellisario & M. Strano. Stochastic Pore Blocking and Gating in PDMS–Glass Nanopores from Vapor–Liquid Phase Transitions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 9641-9651 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/jp312659m, PDF
  33. C.-J. Shih, Q. H. Wang, Z. Jin, G. L. C. Paulus, D. Blankschtein, P. Jarillo-Herrero, and M. S. Strano. Disorder Imposed Limits of Mono- and Bilayer Graphene Electronic Modification Using Covalent Chemistry, Nano Letters, 13, 809-817 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nl304632e, PDF
  34. # Q. H. Wang, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, A. Kis, J. N. Coleman & M. S. Strano. Electronics and Optoelectronics of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: A Quantitative Review of Properties and Applications, Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 699-712 (2012). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2012.193, PDF, Editorial Highlight
  35. #G. L. C. Paulus+, Q. H. Wang+ & M. S. Strano. Covalent Electron Transfer Chemistry of Graphene with Diazonium Salts. Accounts of Chemical Research, 46, 160-170 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ar300119z, PDF
  36. C. J. Shih, Q. H. Wang, S. C. Lin, K.-C. Park, Z. Jin, M. S. Strano & D. Blankschtein. Breakdown in the Wetting Transparency of Graphene, Physical Review Letters, 109, 176101 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.176101, PDF
  37. Q. H. Wang, Z. Jin, K. K. Kim, A. J. Hilmer, G. L. C. Paulus, C.-J. Shih, M.-H. Ham, J. D. Sanchez-Yamagishi, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, J. Kong, P. Jarillo-Herrero & M. S. Strano. Understanding and Controlling the Substrate Effect on Graphene Electron Transfer Chemistry via Reactivity Imprint Lithography Nature Chemistry, 4, 724-732 (2012). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1421, PDF
  38. C. J. Shih, G. L. C. Paulus, Q. H. Wang, Z. Jin, D. Blankschtein & M. S. Strano. Understanding Surfactant/Graphene Interactions Using a Graphene Field Effect Transistor: Relating Molecular Structure to Hysteresis and Carrier Mobillity. Langmuir, 28, 8579-8586 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la3008816, PDF
  39. A. J. Hilmer, T. P. McNicholas, S. C. Lin, J. Q. Zhang, Q. H. Wang, J. D. Mendenhall, C. S. Song, D. A. Heller, P. W. Barone, D. Blankschtein & M. S. Strano. Role of Adsorbed Surfactant in the Reaction of Aryl Diazonium Salts with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Langmuir, 28, 1309-1321 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la204067d, PDF
  40. J. D. Emery+, Q. H. Wang+, M. Zarrouati, P. Fenter, M. C. Hersam & M. J. Bedzyk. Structural analysis of PTCDA monolayers on epitaxial graphene with ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy and high-resolution X-ray reflectivity. Surface Science, 605, 1685-1693 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2010.11.008, PDF
  41. Z. Jin, T. P. McNicholas, C.-J. Shih, Q. H. Wang, G. L. C. Paulus, A. Hilmer, S. Shimizu & M. S. Strano. Click Chemistry on Solution-Dispersed Graphene and Monolayer CVD Graphene. Chemistry of Materials, 23, 3362-3370 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/cm201131v, PDF
  42. # Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Characterization and nanopatterning of organically functionalized graphene with ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy. MRS Bulletin, 36, 532-542 (2011). DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2011.134, PDF
  43. C.-J. Shih, A. Vijayaraghavan, R. Krishnan, R. Sharma, J.-H. Han, M.-H. Ham, Z. Jin, S. Lin, G. L. C. Paulus, N. F. Reuel, Q. H. Wang, D. Blankschtein & M. S. Strano. Bi- and trilayer graphene solutions. Nature Nanotechnology, 6 439-445 (2011). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2011.94, PDF
  44. J. M. P. Alaboson, Q. H. Wang, J. D. Emery, A. L. Lipson, M. J. Bedzyk, J. W. Elam, M. J. Pellin & M. C. Hersam. Seeding Atomic Layer Deposition of High-k Dielectrics on Epitaxial Graphene with Organic Self-Assembled Monolayers. ACS Nano, 5, 5223-5232 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/nn201414d, PDF
  45. J. M. P. Alaboson, Q. H. Wang, J. A. Kellar, J. Park, J. W. Elam, M. J. Pellin & M. C. Hersam. Conductive Atomic Force Microscope Nanopatterning of Epitaxial Graphene on SiC(0001) in Ambient Conditions. Advanced Materials, 23, 2181-2184 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100367, PDF
  46. Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Nanofabrication of Heteromolecular Organic Nanostructures on Epitaxial Graphene via Room Temperature Feedback-Controlled Lithography. Nano Letters, 11, 589-593 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/nl103590J, PDF
  47. * J. A. Kellar, J. M. P. Alaboson, Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Identifying and characterizing epitaxial graphene domains on partially graphitized SiC(0001) surfaces using scanning probe microscopy. Applied Physics Letters, 96, 143103 (2010). DOI: 10.1063/1.3378684, PDF
  48. * Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Room-temperature molecular-resolution characterization of self-assembled organic monolayers on epitaxial graphene. Nature Chemistry, 1, 206-211, (2009). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.212, PDF, News & Views
  49. Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Orthogonal self-assembly of interconnected one-dimensional inorganic and organic nanostructures on the Si(100) surface. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 12896-12897 (2008). DOI: 10.1021/ja806123j, PDF
  50. * Q. H. Wang & M. C. Hersam. Atomically resolved charge redistribution for Ga nanocluster arrays on the Si(111)-7 x 7 surface. Small, 4, 915-919 (2008). DOI: 10.1002/smll.200700989, PDF


  • Q. H. Wang, D. Li, M. Gilliam, and A. A. Green. “Adsorption and removal of heavy metal ions from water by transition metal dichalcogenides”. US Patent Application No. 16/191,006, filed Nov. 14, 2017.
  • Q. H. Wang, X. Chu, A. Green, and A. Yousaf. “Method for functionalizing transition metal dichalcogenides”. US Patent No. 10155782B2, Granted Dec. 18, 2018.
  • A. A. Green, Q. H. Wang, S. Saha, A. Debnath, “Biopolymer-Coated Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Chalcogenides Having Potent Antimicrobial Activity”, US Patent Application filed July 30, 2019.
  • A. A. Green, M. S. Gilliam, A. Yousaf, Q. H. Wang, “3D-Printed Nanocomposites with Metal Diboride Nanosheets”, Provisional patent filed March 29, 2019.
  • Q. H. Wang and M. C. Hersam, “Self-Assembled Organic Monolayers on Graphene and Methods of Making and Using”, US Patent Application No. 12/753,942, filed Apr. 5, 2010. URL, PDF


  • PhD Thesis: Q. H. Wang, “Investigating the Assembly of Hybrid Organic and Inorganic Nanostructures on Silicon and Graphene with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy.” Northwestern University, 2010.
  • BASc Thesis: Q. H. Wang, “Detection of Optically Induced Magnetization by Terahertz Spectroscopy.” University of Toronto, 2005.