Zhongfan Liu


Prof. Zhongfan Liu graduated from Changchun Institute of Technology in 1983 and received his PhD from University of Tokyo in 1990. After a postdoctoral experience at Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Japan, he became the associate professor of Peking University at Department of Chemistry in 1993 and promoted to full professor in the same year. Prof. Liu was selected as Cheung Kong Scholar in 1999 and BOYA Chair Professor in 2016 of Peking University. He was elected as the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, as one of the six outstanding scientists in Ten-Thousand-Talents Program in 2013, and as the fellow of TWAS in 2015. In 2014, Prof. Liu joined the School of Energy, Soochow University. He is the founder and director of Soochow Institute for Energy and Materials Innovations (SIEMIS). 

Prof. Liu's research interest focusses on low dimensional carbon materials and novel 2D atomic crystals targeting nanoelectronic and energy conversion devices together with the exploration of fundamental phenomena in nanoscale systems. He has published over 500 peer reviewed articles and over 70 Chinese patents. The academic awards he received include, Outstanding Young Scientist Award of Hong Kong Qiushi Foundation (1997), MOE Science and technology Award (1st class, 2007), National Natural Science Awards (2nd class, 2008, 2017), Chinese Chemical Society-AkzoNobel Chemical Science Award (2012), Baogang Outstanding Teacher Award (2012), and Founder Special Prize (2016). 

Prof. Liu is now the director of Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI). He also serves as advisory/editorial board member of Adv. Mater., Small, Nano Res, ChemNanoMat, Natural Science Review, Graphene Technology and NPG Asia Mater, and Editor-in-Chief of ACTA PHYSICO-CHIMICA SINICA and the associate editor of Chinese Science Bullentin. Prof. Liu is the Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK, 2004), the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK, 2014).