Dandan Zhang

Research Scientists & Postdocs

Dandan Zhang earned her Ph.D. degree at Jilin University in 2015 and her major was physical chemistry. After Dandan obtained her Ph.D. degree, she performed the postdoc research in the Andy Huang group in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and mainly focused on the application of Density Functional Theory (DFT) to give computational insight into the detailed mechanisms of reactions catalyzed by transition metal catalysts. 

Research Interests

  1. The growth mechanisms and morphologies of monolayer COF on metal surfaces.
  2. The mechanisms study of transition metal catalytic reactions.


Publication List

   Chao Guan*, Dan-Dan Zhang*, Yupeng Pan, Manjaly J. Ajitha, Jinsong Hu, Huaifeng Li,   

   Changguang Yao, Mei-Hui Huang, Shixiong Min, Kuo-Wei Huang

   (* equal contribution)

   Dehydrogenation of Formic Acid Catalyzed by a Ruthenium Complex with an N,N′‑Diimine Ligand 

   Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 438−445


   Dan-Dan Zhang, Xian-Kai Chen, Hui-Ling Liu, Xu-Ri Huang

   DFT Study on the Iridium-Catalyzed Multi-alkylation of Alcohol with Ammonia

   RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 87362–87372


  Dan-Dan Zhang, Xian-Kai Chen, Hui-Ling Liu, Xu-Ri Huang

   Mechanistic Studies on the pH-Controllable Interconversion between Hydrogen and Formic

   Acid in Water: A DFT Insights

   New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 8060--8072.


  Dan-Dan Zhang, Xian-Kai Chen, Hui-Ling Liu, Xu-Ri Huang

   A computational mechanistic study of pH-dependent alcohol dehydrogenation catalyzed by a

   novel [C, N] or [C, C] cyclometalated Cp*Ir complex in aqueous solution

   New J. Chem., 2014, 38, 3862-3873