On 4th October, Professor Shuzhou Li from school of materials science and engineering, Nanyang technological gave a talk titled “Assembly of Platonic Nanoparticle at Liquid/Liquid Interface” at IAPME. At the seminar, Prof. Li introduced Nanyang technological University and their research interests. Then he introduced a reliable theory that can predict the interfacial configuration of an isolated Platonic nanoparticle from nanoparticle-solvent interactions and solvent- solvent interactions. The free energy change theory could quantitatively predict the position and orientation of an isolated Platonic nanoparticles at a liquid/liquid interface. The theory was also verified through some examples, such as the molecular dynamics simulations results were in excellent agreement with the theoretical prediction for an isolated Ag Platonic nanoparticle at a hexane/water interface. After the seminar, Prof. Li discussed with the students and faculties on the research collaborations.

Prof. Li Shuzhou received his B.Sc, M.Sc, and PhD in chemistry from Nankai University, Peking University, and University of Wisconsin, respectively. After studying plasmonic in Northwestern University as a postdoc, he joined in Nanyang Technological University. Currently, he is an associate professor in school of materials science and engineering and his research interests are theoretical and computational material science. He has been focused on (1) Assembly of nanostructures; (2) design high sensitive substrates for surface enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence; (3) optical properties of metal-semiconductor nanostructure. According to web of science, his journal articles have received over 5,000 citations with the h-index of 40.