Limin Qi


Physical Chemistry:
Colloid and Interface Chemistry
Nanomaterials and Biomimetic Materials Chemistry



Academic Career:
B.Sc., 1990, Peking Univ.; M.Sc., 1993, Peking Univ.; Ph.D., 1998, Peking Univ.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2000, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Associate Professor, 2000, College of Chemistry, Peking University
Professor, 2004, College of Chemistry, Peking University

Awards & Honors:
Award for National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China (2000)
Outstanding Young Chemist Award of Chinese Chemical Society (2003)
National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2003)
The First Rank Award for Excellent Young Teachers in Universities by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation (2004)
Beijing "May 4th" Medal (2006)

Professional Activities:
Advisory Board Member of Advanced Functional Materials (2005-)

Advisory Board Member of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2011-)
Editorial Board Member of Chinese Science Bulletin (2005-).

Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Chemistry (2007-).

Teaching Courses: Physical Chemistry (B), Colloid Chemistry.

Research Fields and Interests£º
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.
4. Application of inorganic micro- and nanomaterials in energy conversion.

BaWO4 nanofeathers

PbS nanostars

Ag hierarchical cages

3DOM CaCO3 single crystals

Selected Publications£º

  1. Jianfeng Ye, Wen Liu, Jinguang Cai, Shuai Chen, Xiaowei Zhao, Henghui Zhou, and Limin Qi,* ¡°Nanoporous anatase TiO2 mesocrystals: additive-free synthesis, remarkable crystalline-phase stability, and improved lithium insertion behavior¡±, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 933.
  2. Taiji Zhang, Yurong Ma,* Kai Chen, Martin Kunz, Nobumichi Tamura, Ming Qiang, Jun Xu, and Limin Qi,* ¡°Structure and mechanical properties of a pteropod shell consisting of interlocked helical aragonite nanofibers¡±, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10361.
  3. Limin Qi, ¡°Colloidal chemical approaches to inorganic micro- and nanostructures with controlled morphologies and patterns¡±, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254, 1054.
  4. Teng Huang, Qiang Zhao, Junyan Xiao, and Limin Qi,* ¡°Controllable self-assembly of PbS nanostars into ordered structures: close-packed arrays and patterned arrays¡±, ACS Nano 2010, 4, 4707.
  5. Cheng Li and Limin Qi,* ¡°Colloidal-crystal-assisted patterning of crystalline materials¡±, Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 1494.
  6. Cheng Li and Limin Qi,* ¡°Bio-inspired fabrication of 3D ordered macroporous single crystals of calcite via a transient amorphous phase¡±, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 2388. (VIP)
  7. Nana Zhao and Limin Qi,* ¡°Low-temperature synthesis of star-shaped PbS nanocrystals in aqueous solutions of mixed cationic-anionic surfactants¡±, Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 359.
  8. Conghua Lu, Limin Qi,* Jinhu Yang, Xiaoyu Wang, Dayong Zhang, Jinglin Xie and Jiming Ma, ¡°One-pot synthesis of octahedral Cu2O nanocages by a catalytic solution route¡±, Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 2562.
  9. Jinhu Yang, Limin Qi,* Conghua Lu, Jiming Ma and Humin Cheng, ¡°Morphosynthesis of rhombododecahedral silver cages by self-assembly coupled with precursor crystal templating¡±, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 598.
  10. Hongtao Shi, Limin Qi,* Jiming Ma and Humin Cheng, ¡°Polymer-directed synthesis of penniform BaWO4 nanostructures in reverse micelles¡±, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 3450.

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    (last updated 12/18/2011)