Dr. Diane K. Zhong

Office: CHB 212
e-mail: dkzhong@uw.edu


  • 2012 Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA with Prof. Daniel Gamelin
  • 2006 B.A. Chemistry, Barnard College, New York, NY

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 NSF Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) International Rotation Fellowship Award
  • 2007-2009 NSF Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT)
  • 2007 University of Washington Initiative Fund (UIF)
  • 2006 Magna Cum Laude (Barnard College)



Carroll, G. M.; Zhong, D. K.; Gamelin, D. R. "Mechanistic Insights into Solar Water Oxidation by Cobalt-Phosphate-Modified α-Fe2O3 Photoanodes." Energy Environ. Sci. 2015, 8, 577-584.(view)


Yang, P.; Zhong, D. K.; Yuan, M.; Rice, A. H.; Gamelin, D. R.; Luscombe, C. K. "TiO2 Nanowire Electron Transport Pathways inside Organic Photovoltaics." Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 4566−4572. (view)


Zhong, D. K.; Choi, S.; Gamelin, D. R. "Near-Complete Suppression of Surface Recombination in Solar Photoelectrolysis by "Co-Pi" Catalyst-Modified W:BiVO4." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 18370–18377. (view)

Zhong, D. K.; Cornuz, M.; Sivula, K.; Grätzel, M.; Gamelin, D. R. "Photo-assisted electrodeposition of cobalt–phosphate (Co–Pi) catalyst on hematite photoanodes for solar water oxidation." Energy Environ. Sci., 2011, 4, 1759-1764. ( view)


Sun, J.; Zhong, D. K.; Gamelin, D. R. "Composite Photoanodes for Photoelectrochemical Solar Water Splitting." Energy & Env. Science, 2010, 3, 1252–1261. (invited review) (view)

Zhong, D. K.; Gamelin, D. R. "Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation by Cobalt Catalyst ("Co-Pi")/α-Fe2O3 Composite Photoanodes: Oxygen Evolution and Resolution of a Kinetic Bottleneck." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4202–4207. (view)


Zhong, D. K.; Sun, J. ; Gamelin, D. R. "Solar Water Oxidation by Composite Catalyst/α-Fe2O3 Photoanodes." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 6086-6087. (view)


Hayoun, R., Zhong, D. K., Doerrer, L. H. "Au(III) and Pt(II) polypyridyl double salts and a general metathesis route to metallophilic interactions." Inorg. Chem., 2006, 45, 6120-6122.