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;
  • Elsevier “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” (Materials Science), 2014-2020;
  • Clarivate Analytics “Highly Cited Researcher” (Cross-Field), 2019


More than 300 papers appeared in most distinguished journals at home and abroad, such as Nature Communications, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 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, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 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. High lithium anodic performance of super-high nitrogen-doped porous carbon prepared from a metal-organic framework, Nature Communications 5(2014)5261.
  6. Ruthenium-cobalt nanoalloys encapsulated in nitrogen-doped graphene as active electrocatalysts for producing hydrogen in alkaline media, Nature Communications 8(2017) 14969.
  7. Tuning the Activity of Carbon for Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution via an Iridium-Cobalt Alloy Core Encapsulated in Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Cages, Advanced Materials 2018, 1705324
  8. O-, N-Atoms-Coordinated Mn Cofactors within a Graphene Framework as Bioinspired Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalysts, Advanced Materials 2018, 1801732
  9. Dual Graphitic-N Doping in One Six-member C-ring of Graphene Analogous Particles Enabled an Efficient Electrocatalyst toward Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58(2019)2-10
  10. Turning main-group element magnesium into a highly active electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction,Nature Communications 11(2020),938.


Recent update:2020/07