B.Sc., 1990, Peking Univ.; M.Sc., 1993, Peking Univ.; Ph.D., 1998,
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1998-2000, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and
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)
of a nominated dissertation for the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of
Advisory Board Member of Advanced Functional Materials (2005-)
Advisory Board Member of
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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 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
1. Colloidal chemical approaches to morphology-controlled inorganic micro- and
2. Controlled assembly of colloidal nanoparticles and fabrication of colloidal
3. Application of inorganic micro- and nanomaterials in energy conversion and
4. Biomineralization and biomimetic materials chemistry.
Six-horn PbS nanostars
Nanoporous TiO2 mesocrystals
3DOM CaCO3 single crystals
Chen, Yuelong Xin, Yiyang Zhou, Yurong Ma, Henghui Zhou,*
and Limin Qi,* ¡°Self-supported Li4Ti5O12
nanosheet arrays for lithium ion batteries with excellent
rate capability and ultralong cycle life¡±, Energy
Environ. Sci. 2014, 7, 1924. (cover)
Cai, Jianfeng Ye, Suyue Chen, Xiaowei Zhao, Dayong Zhang,
Shuai Chen, Yurong Ma, Song Jin,* and Limin Qi,*
¡°Self-cleaning, broadband and quasi-omnidirectional
antireflective structures based on mesocrystalline rutile
TiO2 nanorod arrays¡±, Energy
Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 7575.
Ye and Limin Qi,* ¡°Two-dimensionally patterned
nanostructures based on monolayer colloidal crystals:
Controllable fabrication, assembly, and applications¡±,
Nano Today 2011, 6, 608.
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,
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.
Qi, ¡°Colloidal chemical approaches to inorganic micro- and
nanostructures with controlled morphologies and patterns¡±,
Coord. Chem. Rev. 2010, 254, 1054.
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)
Nana Zhao and Limin Qi,* ¡°Low-temperature synthesis of
star-shaped PbS nanocrystals in aqueous solutions of mixed
cationic-anionic surfactants¡±, Adv. Mater. 2006,
- 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.
- 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.
(last updated 9/28/2014)