Dr. Yongchao Zhang

Title: 
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Location: 
Dixon Research Center 107
Phone: 
(443) 885-1670
Email: 
Yongchao.Zhang@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003
M.S. State University of New York at Albany, 1996
B.S. Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1991

Education:

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2003
M.S. State University of New York at Albany, 1996
B.S. Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1991

Research Interests:

Electroanalytical chemistry, biosensors and bioelectronics. The main focus of my research is (1) to develop sensors for biologically and environmentally important molecules and species; (2) to develop bioelectronics such as biofuel cells.

Selected Publications:

  • Zhang, Y., Thomas, Y., Kim, E., Payne, G. pH- and Voltage-Responsive Chitosan Hydrogel through Covalent Crosslinking with Catechol. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 116, 1579-1585. 2012
  • Hijji, Y., Barare, B., Zhang, Y. Lawsone (2-Hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone) As A Sensitive Cyanide And Acetate Sensor. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 169, 106-112. 2012
  • Zhang, Y., Ji, C. Electro-induced Covalent Crosslinking of Chitosan and Formation of Chitosan Hydrogel Films, Its Application as an Enzyme Immobilization Matrix for Use in a Phenol Sensor. Analytical Chemistry 82, 5275-5281. 2010
  • Zhang, Y., Heller, A. Reduction of the Nonspecific Binding of a Target Antibody and of Its Enzyme-Labeled Detection Probe Enabling Electrochemical Immunoassay of an Antibody through the 7 pg/mL-100 ng/mL (40 fM-400 pM) Range. Analytical Chemistry, 77, 7758-7762. 2005
  • Zhang, Y., Pothukuchy, A., Shin, W., Kim, Y., Heller, A. Detection of ~ 103 Copies of DNA by an Electrochemical Enzyme-Amplified Sandwich-Assay with Ambient O2 as the Substrate. Analytical Chemistry, 76, 4093-4097. 2004
  • Kim, H.-H., Zhang, Y., Heller, A. (2004). Bilirubin Oxidase-Label for an Enzyme-Linked Affinity Assay with O2 as Substrate in a Neutral pH NaCl Solution. Analytical Chemistry, 76, 2411-2414. 2004
  • Kang, C., Shin, H., Zhang, Y., Heller, A. Deactivation of Bilirubin Oxidase by a Product of the Reaction of Urate and O2. Bioelectrochemistry, 65, 83-88. 2004
  • Kim, H.-H., Mano, N., Zhang, Y., Heller, A. A Miniature Membrane-less Biofuel Cell Operating under Physiological Conditions at 0.5 V. Journal of Electrochemical Society, 150, A209-A213. 2003