Smart Hybrid Materials (SHMs)
Khashab Research Group
Innovatively Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biomedical, Sensing and Composites Applications


Yang Zhang

PhD Student
Ph.D. Student (3nd year, Subgroup II: Sensing materials)

Research Interests

Biology and inorganic chemistry, synthesis of bifunctional nanomaterials, methods for surface functionalization and detection, cell culture, MRI, heavy metal ions and drug residue detecting.

Selected Publications

  • Liu, Y.; Yang, X.; Huang, Z.; Huang, P.; Zhang, Y.; Deng, L.; Wang, Z.; Zhou, Z.; Liu, Y.; Kalish, H.; Khachab, N. M.; Chen, X.; Nie, Z. Magneto-Plasmonic Janus Vesicles for Magnetic Field-Enhanced Photoacoustic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Tumors. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 15297–15300


  • 2015-present, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Sciences, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), KSA
  • 2012-2015, M.S., Shanghai Normal University, China
  • ​2008-2012, B.S., Henan University of Science and Technology, China 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center(AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)