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  NI Weihai  倪卫海
  Plasmonics in metallic or semiconductor nanostructures; Resonance coupling in core-shell hybrid nanostructures; Plasmonic enhancement in optical devices;

Research Interest:
  1. Synthesis of metallic nanostructures;
  2. Surface functionalization, synthesis of core-shell hybrid nanostructures, and self-assembly of metallic nanostructures;
  3. Single-particle darkfield, fluorescence, and optical trapping methods;
  4. Fabrication of novel plasmonic optical and electronic devices;


Feb. 2012 - Present 


International Lab of Adaptive Biotechnology (i-LAB), SINANO, CAS 

Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011 

AvH Research Fellow

Department of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Apr. 2009-Dec. 2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Vigo, Spain

May 2008-Dec. 2008

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR


Ph.D. 2008


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

M.S. 2004


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

B.S. 2001 


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Selected Publication:
  1. W. H. Ni, T. Ambjornsson, S. P. Apell, H. J. Chen, J. F. Wang, “Observing Plasmonic-Molecular Resonance Coupling on Single Gold Nanorods” NANO LETTERS 10, 77-84, JAN 2010, 
  2.  W. H. Ni, H. J. Chen, J. Su, Z. H. Sun, J. F. Wang, H. K. Wu Effects of Dyes, Gold Nanocrystals, pH, and Metal Ions on Plasmonic and Molecular Resonance Coupling. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY , 132, 4806-4814, APR 2010
  3. W. H. Ni, R. A. Mosquera, J. Perez-Juste, L. M. Liz-Marzan, Evidence for Hydrogen-Bonding-Directed Assembly of Gold Nanorods in Aqueous Solution, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 1, 1181-1185, MAR 16 2010
  4. W. H. Ni, Z. Yang, H. J. Chen, L. Li, and J. F. Wang Coupling between molecular and plasmonic resonances in freestanding dye–gold nanorod hybrid nanostructures JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY , 130, 6692-6693, FEB 19 2008
  5. W. H. Ni, X. S. Kou, Z. Yang, and J. F. Wang Tailoring longitudinal surface plasmon wavelengths, scattering and absorption cross sections of gold nanorods. ACS NANO, 2, 677-686, MAR 20 2008
  6. W. H. Ni, H. J. Chen, X. S. Kou, M. H. Yeung, and J. F. Wang, Optical fiber-excited surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy of single and ensemble gold nanorods. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C 112, 8105-8109, APR 21 2008
  7. W. H. Ni, J. An, C. W. Lai, H. C. Ong, and J. B. Xu Emission enhancement from metallodielectric-capped ZnO films. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 100, 026103, JUL 19 2006
  8. W. H. Ni, L. Zhan, Y. X. Xia Amplification of optical pulse signal using chirped fiber grating PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE , 4906, 505-511, 2002
  9. N. Pazos-Perez, W. H. Ni, A. Schweikart, R. A. Alvarez-Puebla, A. Fery, L. M. Liz-Marzan, Highly uniform SERS substrates formed by wrinkle-confined drying of gold colloids. CHEMICAL SCIENCE 1, 174-178, APR 23 2010
  10. S. Z. Zhang, W. H. Ni, X. S. Kou, M. H. Yeung, L. D. Sun, J. F. Wang, and C. H. Yan Formation of gold and silver nanoparticle arrays and thin shells on mesostructured silica nanofibers ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS 17, 3258-3266, SEP 11 2007