Qian-Wang Chen

Professor of Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Science & Technology of China &Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Science at Microscales


Publications List:Qianwang Chen F-6785-2010

Address:Jinzhai Road NO.96,USTC,Hefei,230026,P.R.China

Education, Experiences and Honors

  • Ph. D.,  1995, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC),P.R.China;
  • Postdoctoral, 1997 – 1998, Institute of Hydrothermal Chemistry, Kochi University, Japan;
  • Postdoctoral, 1998 – 1999, Institute of Solar Energy Research, Germany, sponsored by Humboldt Scholarship;
  • Visiting researcher,  2000, Department of Applied Physics, HongKong Polytech. University;
  • Professor of Materials, Oct.2000, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC);
  • CAS Hundred Talents Project, 2000,Sponsored by Chinese Science Academy;
  • Sponsored by National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar,2001;
  • Chair Professor of “Cheung Kong Scholars Programme of China’s Ministry of Education”, 2002;


More than 280 papers appeared in most distinguished journals at home and abroad, such as Nature Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Advanced Materials, and Phys. Rev. Lett.


Research Interests

Professor Chen’s research group is involved in studies of several aspects of solid-state materials, including Self-assembly synthesis, catalysis and energy storage of nano-scale materials. Current work is directed towards an understanding of the mechanisms and kinetics of reactions under external fields. This includes the mechanism and kinetics involved in the formation of advanced materials by magnetic induction with a view to making solids with homogenous microstructures. The Group is also interested in multifunctional nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis and therapy.



  1. Nondegrading photoluminescence in porous silicon, Physical Review Letters 81 (1998)1710.
  2. Qianwang Chen, D. Bahnemann, Reduction of carbon dioxide by magnetite: Implications for the primordial synthesis of organic molecules, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 122 (2000) 970.
  3. Ferroelectric properties of porous silicon. Advanced Materials 14 (2002)134.
  4. Magnetic-field-induced growth of single-crystalline Fe3O4 nanowires, Advanced Materials 16(2004)137.
  5. Metal-free catalytic reduction of 4-nitrophenol to 4-aminophenol by N-doped graphene,Energy Environ. Sci. 6(2013)3260.
  6. Multifunctional Fe3O4@C@Ag hybrid nanoparticles as dual modal imaging probes and near-infrared light-responsive drug delivery platform, Biomaterials 34 (2013) 571.
  7. Doped graphene for metal-free catalysis, Chem. Soc. Rev. 43(2014)2841.
  8. High lithium anodic performance of super-high nitrogen-doped porous carbon prepared from a metal-organic framework, Nature Communications |2014, 5:5261 | DOI: 10.1038

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