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Qiang Sun
Ph.D., Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Collegeof Engineering, Peking University


Ph. D.  Nanjing University, China, 1996.

M. Sc.  Sichuan University, China, 1987.

B. Sc.  Southwest University, China, 1984.

Research Areas

1. Materials for energy: hydrogen storage, Lithium battery, thermoelectricity

2. Materials for environment: CO2 conversion, heavy metal elements in environment and plants

3. Nano materials: Phase transion in 2D materials,  magnetism and catalysis in organometallic porous sheets

Professional Activities

Associate Editor (2009-2015), Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (JRSE), Sponsored by AIP.

Editorial Board Member: Materials Transactions,

Editorial Board Member:  Annals of Materials Science & Engineering

Editorial Board Member:  MAYFEB Journal of Materials Science

Board Member: China Association for Hydrogen Energy

Selected Recent Publications

(1) Unravelling Orientation Distribution and Merging Behavior of Monolayer MoS2 Domains on Sapphire

Nano Letters 15, 198  (2015)

(2) The superior catalytic CO oxidation capacity of a Cr-phthalocyanine porous sheet

Scientific Report 4, 4089 (2014)

(3) Epitaxial Monolayer MoS2 on Mica with Novel Photoluminescence

Nano Letters 13, 3870 (2013)

(4) The Intrinsic Ferromagnetism in a MnO2 Monolayer

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 4, 3382 (2013)

(5) Magnetism of phthalocyanine-based organometallic single porous sheet

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 15113(2011)

(6) Manganese-Based Magnetic Superhalogens

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.  50, 2568 (2011).

(7) Electric Field Enhanced Hydrogen Storage on Polarizable Materials Substrates

PNAS 107, 2801(2010).

(8) Ferromagnetism in semihydrogenated graphene sheet

Nano Letters 9, 3867(2009).

(9) Potential of AlN Nanostructures as Hydrogen Storage Materials

ACS NANO 3, 621 (2009)    

(10) Design of Janus nanoparticles with atomic precision: Tungsten-doped gold nanostructures

ACS NANO 2, 341 (2008)

(11) First-principles study of hydrogen storage in Li12C60

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128, 9741 (2006).

(12) Clustering of Ti on a C60 fullerene and its effect on hydrogen adsorption

J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Communication) 127, 14582 (2005).

(13) Direct observation of key reaction intermediates on gold clusters

J. Am. Chem. Soc. (Communication) 125, 2848 (2003).

(14) Ferromagnetism in Mn doped GaN Nanowire

Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 167202 (2005).

(15) Electronic structure and bonding of Au on SiO2 cluster: A nano bullet for tumors

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 186803 (2004).

(16) Comment on ‘‘Fully coordinated silica nanoclusters: (SiO2)N molecular rings’’

Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 039601 (2004).

(17) Antiferromagnetic coupling driven by bond length contraction near GaMnN film

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 155501 (2004).

(18) Stabilization of Si60 cage structure

Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 135503 (2003).

(19) Storage of molecular hydrogen in B-N cage: Energetics and thermal stability.

Nano Letters 5, 1273 (2005).

(20) Ferromagnetic GaN-Cr nanowires

Nano Letters 5, 1587 (2005).