Prof. Ling-dong Sun



  Tel: 86-10-62754179

  Fax: 86-10-62751016

  Office: A707 Chemistry Building,Peking University






1996 – 1998               Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Peking University

1993 – 1996               Ph. D., Changchun Institute of Physics, CAS

1990 – 1993               M. Sc., Changchun Institute of Physics, CAS

1986 – 1990               B. Sc., Harbin Normal University




1998 – 2011                Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University

2001.12 – 2003.06      JSPS Senior Visiting Scholar, Keio University, Japan

2011 – present             Professor, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, Peking University

2015 – present             Distinguished Young Scholars




(1) L. Wang, H. Zhou*, J. Hu, B. Huang, M. Sun, B. Dong, G. Zheng, Y. Huang, Y. Chen, L. Li, Z. Xu, N. Li, Z. Liu, Q. Chen, L. D. Sun*, C. H. Yan*. “A Eu3+-Eu2+ ion redox shuttle imparts operational durability to Pb-I perovskite solar cells”, Science, 2019 (Accepted, in press).

(2) S. Shi, L. D. Sun*, Y. Xue, H. Dong, K. Wu, S. Guo, B. Wu, C. H. Yan*, “Scalable Direct-Writing of Lanthanide-Doped KMnF3 Perovskite Nanowires into Aligned Arrays with Polarized Upconversion Emission”, Nano Lett., 18, 2964, 2018.

(3) L. Huang, Q. Gao, L. D. Sun*, H. Dong, S. Shi, T. Cai, Q. Liao*, C. H. Yan*, “Composition-Graded Cesium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanowires with Tunable Dual-Color Lasing Performance”, Adv. Mater., 30, 1800596, 2018.

(4) H. Dong, L. D. Sun*, L. D. Li, R. Si, R. Liu, C. H. Yan*, “Selective Cation Exchange Enabled Growth of Lanthanide Core/Shell Nanoparticles with Dissimilar Structure”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 18492, 2017.

(5) X. Zheng, K. Zhao, J. Tang, X. Wang, L. D. Li, N. Chen, Y. Wang, S. Shi, X. Zhang, S. Malaisamy, L. D. Sun*, X. Wang*, C. Chen, C. H. Yan*, “Gd-Dots with Strong Ligand–Water Interaction for Ultrasensitive Magnetic Resonance Renography”, ACS Nano, 11, 3642, 2017.

(6) H. Dong, L. D. Sun*, W. Feng, Y. Gu, F. Li, C. H. Yan*, “Versatile Spectral and Lifetime Multiplexing Nanoplatform with Excitation Orthogonalized Upconversion Luminescence”, ACS Nano, 11, 3289, 2017.

(7) Y. Li, J. Tang, D. Pan, L. D. Sun*, C. Chen*, Y. Liu, Y. Wang, S. Shi, C. H. Yan*, "A Versatile Imaging and Therapeutic Platform Based on Dual-Band Luminescent Lanthanide Nanoparticles toward Tumor Metastasis Inhibition”, ACS Nano, 10, 2766, 2016.

(8) L. D. Sun, H. Dong, P. Z. Zhang, C. H. Yan, Upconversion of Rare Earth Nanomaterials, Annual Rev. Phys. Chem., 66, 619-642, 2015.

(9) H. Dong, L. D. Sun*,C. H. Yan*, “Energy transfer in lanthanide upconversion studies for extended optical applications”, Chem. Soc. Rev., 44, 1608, 2015.

(10) H. Dong, L. D. Sun*, Y. Wang, J. Ke, R. Si, J. Xiao, G. Lyu, S. Shi, C. H. Yan*, “Efficient Tailoring of Upconversion Selectivity by Engineering Local Structure of Lanthanides in NaxREF3+x Nanocrystals”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137, 6569, 2015.




 Research Interests

Our research is directed towards outstanding phenomena related with nanostructures:

(1) Excitonic transition and localized plasmonic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals;

(2) Luminescent rare earth nanomaterials, bio-detection and imaging;

(3) Materials chemistry in preparation and integration of individual nanostructures into functional assemblies.


Editor or editorial board member

Associate Editor, Nanoscale(RSC)

Associate Editor, Journal of Luminescence( Elsevier)