Pei (PhD, 1995, Peking University) Organic chemistry;
polymer and materials chemistry
1. The design , Synthesis and Characterization
of Water-soluble Conjugated Polymers;
2. Organic Conjugated Materials for Organic Light-emitting Diodes (OLEDs); and Chemosensors and Biosensors;
3. The Design , Synthesis and Characterization of Dendrimers;
4. Organic Multi-Functional Molecular Materials: Synthesis and Applications;
5. Self-Assembly of Organic Conjugated Materials and its Properties.
Catalytic Olefin Polymerization
Supramolecular Polymer Chemistry
Functional Polymer Materials
Zhao (PhD, 2003, University of Illinois) Applied chemistry;
optical/electronic materialsE-Mail: email@example.com
Synthesis and characterization of organic and polymeric materials
of electronic/photonic functions
Application of supramolecular chemistry in organic/polymeric materials and organic synthesis
Zhang (Ph.D., 1997, Lanzhou University and Peking University)
Physical Chemistry; nanomaterialsE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) Growth and Chemical Synthesis
of Low Dimensional Nanomaterials for Nanoelectronic Devices
2. Nanomaterials and Nanostructures: Fabrication, Assembly, Characterization and Application
Li (D. Sc., 1995, Peking University) Polymer Chemistry;
Polymer SynthesisE-mail: email@example.com
Controlled/living radical polymerization and polymer synthesis;
Self-assembly of polymers and molecular assemblies;
Bio-related polymers and applications
Wu (Ph.D., 1991, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics)
Physical Chemistry; Surface and Materials Science (dean)
1) Growth and control of nanomaterials at surfaces and interfaces.
2) Surface properties of nanocrystals.
3) Non-catalytic activation of molecules at solid surfaces.
4) Self-assembled monolayers and assembly-mediated reactions.
5) Design, control and utilization of electron spin states at surfaces
Xingguo Li (Ph.D. 1990, Tohoku University, Japan) Inorganic nanomaterials
1. Micro and Nano Materials
Synthesis, modification and properties of micro and nano materials; Science and technology of powders; Plasma synthesis and materials processing
2. Hydrogen energy and technology
Hydrogen and materials; Adsorption, storage and energy utilization of hydrogen; Nickel-metal hydride (Ni–MH) batteries and electrode materials
Rare earth metals and intermetallic compounds; Magnetic materials and technology
Condensed States in Polymeric Materials
Supercritical Fluid Solvent Technology and Its Applications
Micro-/Nano-Fibers and Nanoparticles by Electrospinning and Electrospray
High Performance Polymer Materials
Li-Min Qi (Ph.D., 1998, Peking U), Physical Chemistry
Our research work is focused on the controlled synthesis and hierarchical assembly of inorganic/organic micro- and nanostructures by colloidal chemical methods as well as bio-inspired routes, which is aimed to explore facile, effective, and environmentally benign routes to novel functional materials with specific size, morphology, and architectures. Current research topics include: 1. Colloidal chemical approaches to morphology-controlled inorganic micro- and nanostructures. 2. Controlled synthesis and hierarchical assembly of specific nanoscale building blocks. 3. Biomineralization and biomimetic materials chemistry.
Jing Peng, Polymer Science
Synthesis of polymer by gamma-induced polymerization; Properties, structure and toughening mechanism of polymer blends toughened by ultrafine powdered rubber particles; Radiation effects of natural polymers such as CMC and Chitin/Chitosan; Radiation chemistry of inorganic nanoparticles.?
Xinghe Fan, Polymer Science & Engineering
Synthesis and structural studies for high strength and resist-high temperature polymers; Designs and Synthesis of novel multifunctional liquid crystalline polymers; Photoinduced holographic phase gratings in polymer films under light, magnetic and electricity fields.
Haifeng Chen, Materials & Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials, Bio-Nanotechnology, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Haichao Liu (PhD, 1996, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing)
Physical chemistry; catalysis
Our research group works on understanding the fundamental relationships between the structure and composition of catalysts and their performance, the reaction kinetics and mechanisms at atomic or molecular level. The pursuit of these fundamental issues aims at identifying factors limiting the activity and selectivity of catalysts, and thus rational design of novel catalysts effective for chemical reactions important in energy use, petrochemical and fine chemical synthesis, and environmental protection. These reactions include oxidative conversion of light alkanes to functionalized chemicals (e.g. alkenes, unsaturated oxygenates and nitriles), selective conversion of methanol/dimethyl ether, and of biomass (e.g. cellulose and its derivatives) to chemicals and fuels, and synthesis of fine chemicals via atom-economy and green routes.
Zhao (Ph.D., 1988, UC Berkeley) Chemical Biology, single bio-molecule
detection, bio-molecule recognition
As a biophysics or biophysical chemistry group, our interest is the dynamics of biochemical processes and interactions. Single bio-molecule detection and bio-molecule recognition are the two major focuses. The following is the brief description of our current research interests.
Chun-Hua Yan (Ph.D.,1988, Peking University), Inorganic Chemistry
Based on the separation chemistry of rare earth and chemical fabrications, our research is focused on the control of the structure and microstructure, particle size and its distribution, morphology, and surface and interface of rare earth functional materials, so as to modify and enhance the behaviors. At present, our topics of research are as follows? (1) Optimized design and automation of rare earth separation processes? (2) Self-assembly of the rare earth molecular materials? (3) Fabrication and characterization of the nanosized rare earth functional materials
Xue-Feng Fu (Ph.D., 2005, U of Pennsylvania), Inorganic Chemistry
The research in my group can be broadly defined as in the area of inorganic/organometallic chemistry focusing on understanding fundamental inorganic and organometallic transformations and mechanisms. Currently, there are three research projects under investigation.
1) Aerobic oxidation of alkenes, alcohols, and amines with transition metal complexes.
2) Small molecular activations by transition metal complexes.
3) Controlled/Living radical polymerizations mediated by transition metal complexes.
Jun-Long Zhang, Inorganic/Bioinorganic Chemistry
active and robust catalysts for highly selective oxidation
Mei-Ping Zhao, Analytical Chemistry
Rapid and sensitive detection of DNA polymerase fidelity by singly labeled smart fluorescent probes
Development of a High-throughput Screening Platform for DNA 3'-Phosphatases and Their Inhibitors Based on a Universal Molecular Beacon and Quantitative Real-time PCR
Na Li (Ph.D. Peking U; postdoc, U Kansas), Analytical Chemistry
Nanoparticle and its composite based molecular spectroscopy (absorption, fluorescence, resonance, light-scattering, and SERs) and the application on DNA oxidative damage as well as interactions between biomacromolecules and small molecules.
Analysis of antioxidants of chemopreventive activities. The focus is on luminescent analytical method development as well as laboratory antioxidant capability assessment model development
Application of chromatographic and electromigration techniques as well as their online coupling to mass spectrometry; pharmaceutical analysis.
Zhen-Feng Xi (Ph.D., 1996, Institute for Molecular Science,
Japan), Organic Chemistry
Our aim is to develop new synthetic methodologies based on selective cleavage and applications of C–H, C–C and C–X bonds mediated or catalyzed by organometallic compounds in the hope of finding new-generation material transformations
Zhi-Xiang Yu (Ph.D., 2001, HKUST), Organic Chemistry
The three major research areas in organic chemistry includes: 1.
Developing theories and understanding reaction mechanisms; 2. Discovering
and developing new reactions and catalysts for ideal synthesis; 3.
Designing and synthesizing functional molecules to address problems
in sciences such as medicine, biology, materials, agriculture, and
environment. The Yu group at Peking University is devoted to use
both computational chemistry and organic synthesis to advance organic
chemistry in the above-mentioned three areas.
Lu-Hua Lai, Physical/Biophysical Chemistry (Vice Dean)
Protein-protein interaction; Protein-DNA interaction;
Protein Modeling; Bioinoformatics & Cheminformatics
Wen-Jian Liu, Physical Chemistry
Investigations of the properties of lanthanide and actinide compounds
Optimization and application of the Beijing 4-component density-functional program package
Relativistic MCSCF by means of direct perturbation theory
Ruimao Hua,Catalytic synthesis chemistry, organometallic chemistry
C-C Bond Formation | CO2-Incorporation | Conjugated Molecules
Chanjuan Xi,organometallic chemistry, and finding novel reactions for organic synthesis
Development of synthetic chemistry based on organometallic compounds:
1) Development of novel reaction for organic synthesis using organometallic compounds
2) Synthesis, structure and characterization of organometallic compounds
Synthesis and properties of functional nanomaterials
Guoan Luo bio-analytic chemistry and TCM (traditional chinese medicine)
Key academic field of Prof. Luo is the analysis of Life Science and the research and development of new drugs, focusing on Capillary Electrophoresis(CE) and it’s application technology, Bio-MS, and Bio-electrochemistry.
Jinming Lin,environmental analytical chemistry
Microfluidic device and its application
Sample pretreatment methods for environmental and biologic samples
Huaqiang Cao,functional nanamaterials, biomimic nanomaterials and nanodevices
Jun Li, computational chemistry, quantum chemistry, theoretical inorganic chemistry, heavy-matal chemistry, and computational material science
Hydrocarbon Analogs of Boron Clusters
Electronic Structure of Molecular UO2 in the Presence of Ar Atoms
Qiu,organic semiconductors, the fundamentals of organic electronics,
organic light emitting materials and diodes, organic thin film transistors
Jinying Yuan, Polymer Science
Methodology Study of Polymer Synthetic Chemistry
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanomaterials,
Yi RAO, Neuroscience, firstname.lastname@example.org
molecular studies of neuronal polarity and genetic analysis of social behavior
Shiqiang WANG, Physiology, email@example.com
the microscopic aspects and underlying molecular mechanisms of intracellular Ca2+ signaling, the molecular basis and biomedical engineering of heart diseases, and the sensory input-directed development of cortical neural network
Zengyi CHANG, Biochemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stress response and aging mechanism
Mechanism and biological significance of protein-protein interactions
Yi LI, Plant Molecular Virology, email@example.com
Our studies try to elucidate, at molecular level, the mechanisms of initiation of eukaryotic chromosomal DNA replication and checkpoint control.
Bo ZHANG, Developmental Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is an excellent model animal to study vertebrate development by genetic approaches. Using zebrafish as a major animal model, we are interested in: (1) Genetic and developmental mechanisms of vertebrate embryogenesis and organogenesis, especially those related to hematopoiesis, cardiovascular development and pancreas formation. (2) Functional genomics study.
Xiaofeng ZHENG, Biochemistry, email@example.com
Functional and structural studies on human diseases (especially
cancer and inflammation) related proteins.
Mechanism of protein-RNA interaction.
Antivirals on influenza virus and mechanism of preS antigen in HBV infection.
Wensheng WEI, Immunology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our current research is mainly focused on the mechanistic study of human diseases, with the emphasis on infectious diseases
Hongya GU, Plant Science, email@example.com
Systematic and evolutionary botany and plant molecular biolog
Studies on genetic diversity and origin of the natural Arabidopsis thaliana populations in China
Studies on function and evolution of certain plant gene families
Hongwei GUO, Plant Molecular Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Molecular mechanisms of ethylene signal transduction and interactions
among plant hormones and other signals in Arabidopsis
Hormonal regulation in plant senescence
Small RNA and RNA decay in plant hormone signaling
Plant functional genomics and proteomics
Lijun Du (Ph.D., Pharmacy School, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine) Cardiac-cerebral blood vascular pharmacology; Neuropharmacology; Molecular pharmacology
·Influence of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion
on brain function and its molecular mechanisms;
·Small molecule drug transmission through cell membrane and its mechanisms;
·Targeting site of natural small molecule drug and the signal transduction
Peng Li (Ph.D. 1995, UCSD) Using model organism, molecular biology, cell biology and molecular physiology approaches to study the development of obesity and diabetes; Molecular mechanism of apoptosis in cancer cells
The molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and other metabolic diseases with a special focus on lipid storage, secretion and degradation in adipocytes and hepatocytes. In the cellular levels, we are interested in the formation of lipid droplets and its correlation with ER function, insulin sensitivity and transcriptional network
Dong Liu (Ph.D., 1994, Purdue)
Signaling mechanisms involved in plant responses to low phosphate stress; Molecular basis for plant root development; Plant genetic engineering
Yule Liu (Ph. D. 1997, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Signal transduction and regulation of plant immunity;
Molecular basis of plant viral pathogenesis;
Plant functional genomics
Pan (PhD, 1997, University of Freiburg, Germany) molecular
mechanisms underlying ciliary/flagellar assembly, disassembly and sensory
Zhirong Sun (Tsinghua University) Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Theoretical and experimental research on combinational transcriptional
·Topology analysis and dynamic modeling of molecular network and pathway.
·Study on identifying molecular markers of some common cancers (eg. lung cancer) and uncovering mechanism of tumor genesis on “pathway” level.
Wei Wu (PhD, 2001, University of Heidelberg) we study vertebrate early embryonic development and the signal transduction pathways involved, with special interest in the cloning and functional characterization of genes participated in anterio-posterior patterning.
Using Xenopus, planarian and cell culture systems, we study the role and molecular mechanism of Wnt signaling during embryonic development, regeneration and tumorogenesis.
Li Yu (Ph.D., 2000, College of Life Sciences, Peking University)
Cellular and molecular mechanism of autophagy regulation;
Alternative programmed cell death pathway;
Bing Zhou (PhD Berkeley) Molecular mechanisms of human diseases. Molecular genetics of metal homeostasis. Mode of action of artemisinin.
mode of action of artemisinin
metal homeostasis and diseases in Drosophila models
Genetic regulation of cell death in yeast
Zhen Li (PhD, 1995, Carnegie-Mellon; U Michigan postdoc)
regulation of eukaryotic gene expression
molecular mechanisms of human genetic diseases
Yigong Shi, Structural Biology
Structural biology of cancer, with a focus on key regulatory components
in the apoptotic pathways and other important cellular processes..
Structural biology of important membrane proteins.
Structural mechanisms of macromolecular machineries.