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);
  • 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 300 papers appeared in most distinguished journals at home and abroad, such as Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science and Physical Review Letters.


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. Ferroelectric properties of porous silicon. Advanced Materials 14 (2002)134.
  2. Reduction of carbon dioxide by magnetite: Implications for the primordial synthesis of organic molecules, Journal of the American Chemical Society 122 (2000) 970.
  3. Nondegrading photoluminescence in porous silicon, Physical Review Letters 81 (1998)1710.
  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 & Environmental Science 6(2013)3260.
  6. Doped graphene for metal-free catalysis, Chemical Society Reviews 43(2014)2841.
  7. High lithium anodic performance of super-high nitrogen-doped porous carbon prepared from a metal-organic framework, Nature Communications 5(2014)5261
  8. Non-precious alloy encapsulated in nitrogen-doped graphene layers derived from MOFs as an active and durable hydrogen evolution reaction catalyst[J]. Energy & Environmental Science, 2015, 8(12): 3563-3571.
  9. Novel Mn3 [Co (CN) 6] 2@ SiO2@ Ag Core–Shell Nanocube: Enhanced Two‐Photon Fluorescence and Magnetic Resonance Dual‐Modal Imaging‐Guided Photothermal and Chemo‐therapy[J]. Small, 2015, 11(44): 5956-5967.
  10. Tuning electronic structures of nonprecious ternary alloys encapsulated in graphene layers for optimizing overall water splitting activity[J]. Acs Catalysis, 2016, 7(1): 469-479.
  11. Core–Shell Metal-Organic Frameworks as Fe2+ Suppliers for Fe2+-Mediated Cancer Therapy under Multimodality Imaging[J]. Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29(8): 3477-3489.
  12. Ruthenium-cobalt nanoalloys encapsulated in nitrogen-doped graphene as active electrocatalysts for producing hydrogen in alkaline media, Nature Communications 8(2017) 14969
  13. Elemental two-dimensional nanosheets beyond graphene[J]. Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46(8): 2127-2157.
  14. Tuning the Activity of Carbon for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution via an Iridium‐Cobalt Alloy Core Encapsulated in Nitrogen‐Doped Carbon Cages[J]. Advanced Materials, 2018, 30(9): 1705324.
  15. O‐, N‐Atoms‐Coordinated Mn Cofactors within a Graphene Framework as Bioinspired Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalysts[J]. Advanced Materials, 2018: 1801732.


Recent update:2018/10