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Hongqiu Zhao, Ph.D.



  • B.S., Peking University, Beijing, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008

Courses Taught / Teaching

  • C100, "World of Chemistry
  • C105, "Principles of Chemistry I"
  • C125, "Experimental Chemistry I"
  • C496, "Special Topics in Chemistry"


  • Development of collaborative methods to teach General Chemstry and associated laboratory experiences.
  • Development of peer-led tutorial videos, interactive videos, and simulations as additional resources and tools to help students learn and retain material from lectures and Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) workshops.
  • Development of new Guided-Inquiry-Based General Chemistry Labs and laboratory experiences that reflect current trends in chemical education and chemical research.

Publications & Professional Activities

P. Kline, H. Zhao, B. Noll, A. G. Oliver and A. S. Serianni "1-(beta- D-Erythrofuranosyl)adenosine" Acta Cryst. C 2010, 66, 215-218.

W. Zhang, H. Zhao, I. Carmichael and A. S. Serianni "NMR investigation of putative interresidue H-bonding in Methyl alpha-cellobioside in solution" Carbohydrate Research 2009, 344, 1582-1587.

H. Zhao, I. Carmichael and A. S. Serianni "Oligosaccharide trans- glycoside 3JCOCC Karplus curves are not equivalent: Effect of internal electronegative substituents" J. Org. Chem. 2008, 73, 3255-3257.

H. Zhao, Q. Pan, W. Zhang, I. Carmichael and A. S. Serianni "DFT and NMR studies of 2JCOH, 3JHCOH, and 3JCCOH spin-couplings in saccharides: C-O torsional bias and H-bonding in aqueous solution" J. Org. Chem. 2007, 72, 7071-7082.

P. Kline, B. Noll, H. Zhao and A. S. Serianni "1-(beta-D- Erythrofuranosyl) cytidine (beta-erythrocytidine)" Acta Crystallographica C 2007, C63, o137-o140.

T. Liu, J. Tang, H. Zhao, Y. Deng and L. Jiang "Particle size effect of the DNA sensor amplified with gold nanoparticles" Langmuir 2002, 18, 5624-5626.

H. Zhao, L. Lin, J. Tang, M. Duan and L. Jiang "Enhancement of the immobilization and discrimination of DNA probe on a biosensor using gold nanoparticles" Chinese Sci. Bulletin 2001, 46, 1074-1077.

H. Zhao, L. Lin, J. Li, J. Tang, M. Duan and L. Jiang "DNA biosensor with high sensitivity amplified by gold nanoparticles" J. Nanoparticle Research 2001, 3, 321-323

L. Lin, H. Zhao, J. Li, J. Tang, M. Duan and L. Jiang "Study on colloidal Au-enhanced DNA sensing by quartz crystal microbalance" Biochem. Biophy. Res. Commun. 2000, 97, 10936-10941.