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Inorganic Chemistry



Professor Junfeng Liu

Office: Room 503, Zonghe Building, College of Science

Tel: 010-64432885



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Tsinghua University

Bachelor of Science


Tsinghua University



Research Experience



Renmin University of China



Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Associate professor


Nanyang University, Singapore

Visiting professor


Beijing University of Chemical Technology



Research Interests:


1.        ?Controlled synthesis of nanoarrays and their application in catalysis, clean energy, etc.;

2.        ?Novel mesoporous nanostructured catalysts;

3.        ?Metal-organic framework / nanoparticle (MOF / NPs) composites.




ØJunfeng Liu, Linlin Wang, Xiaoming Sun*, and Xingqi Zhu, Cerium Vanadate Nanorod Arrays from Ionic Chelator-mediated Self-assembly, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 3492-3495.


ØXijun Liu, Zheng Chang, Liang Luo, Tianhao Xu, Xiaodong Lei, Junfeng Liu,* and Xiaoming Sun*, Hierarchical ZnxCo3−xO4 Nanoarrays with High Activity for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 1889−1895.

ØQiu Yang, Zhiyi Lu, Tian Li, Xiaoming Sun*, Junfeng Liu*, Hierarchical construction of core–shell metal oxide nanoarrays with ultrahigh areal capacitance, Nano Energy, 2014, 7, 170–178.

ØQiu Yang, Tian Li, Zhiyi Lu, Xiaoming Sun* and Junfeng Liu*, Hierarchical construction of an ultrathin layered double hydroxide nanoarray for highly-efficient oxygen evolution reaction. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 11789–11794.

ØXijun Liu, Junfeng Liu*, Yaping Li, and Xiaoming Sun*, Au/NiCo2O4 Arrays with High Activity for Water Oxidation. ChemCatChem, 2014, 6, 2501–2506.

ØWenxian Liu, Xiwen Weng, Qiu Yang, Tian Li, Junfeng Liu* and Xiaoming Sun, A novel structured catalyst: gold supported on thin bimetallic (Ni, Co) carbonate hydroxide nanosheet arrays, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2 (22), 8230 – 8235.

ØJijiang Huang, Wenxian Liu, Li Wang, Xiaoming Sun, Fengwei Huo*, and Junfeng Liu*, Bottom-Up Assembly of Hydrophobic Nanocrystals and Graphene Nanosheets into Mesoporous Nanocomposites, Langmuir, 2014, 30 (15), 4434–4440.

ØGuannan Wang, Xiaofei Wang, Junfeng Liu*, and Xiaoming Sun, Mesoporous Au/TiO2 Nanocomposite Microspheres for Visible-Light Photocatalysis, Chem. Eur. J, 2012, 18, 5361.

ØJiaqiang Sun, Yaping Li, Xijun Liu, Qiu Yang, Junfeng Liu*, Xiaoming Sun, David G. Evans and Xue Duan, Hierarchical Cobalt Iron Oxide Nanoarrays as Structured Catalysts, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 3379.

ØXijun Liu, Zheng Chang, Liang Luo, Xiaodong Lei, Junfeng Liu* and Xiaoming Sun, Sea urchin-like Ag/α-Fe2O3 Nanocomposite Microspheres: Synthesis and Gas Sensing Application, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 7232.

ØGuoxin Zhang, Peilei He, Xiuju Ma, Yun Kuang, Junfeng Liu*, Xiaoming Sun*, Understanding the “Tailoring Synthesis” of CdS Nanorods by O2, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51 (3), 1302.

ØShuai Li, Zheng Chang, Junfeng Liu*, Lu Bai, Liang Luo, and Xiaoming Sun*, Separation of Gold Nanorods Using Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation, Nano Res., 2011, 4, 723.

ØDachao Luo, Guoxin Zhang, Junfeng Liu*, and Xiaoming Sun*, Evaluation Criteria for Reduced Graphene Oxide, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 11327. 

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