The current position: Theoretical and Physical Chemistry
Nan Liu

Published Date: 2017-09-20

Nan Liu

Nan Liu English


Professor and Supervisor for Ph.D. candidates

Postal address: College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Xinjiekouwaidajie 19, Beijing, 100875, China

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Working Experience and Education

Senior Process Engineer, Defect Center of Excellence, Applied Materials, Sunnyvale, USA, Feb. 2016 to Aug. 2017

Topic: Defect Failure Analysis on Film Deposition

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford Univ., Stanford, USA, Oct. 2011 to Jan. 2016

Research Topic: Carbon-Based Materials for Flexible Electronics

Advisor: Professor Zhenan Bao

PhD, Chemistry, College of Chem. & Molecular Engineering, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINA, Sep. 2006-July 2011

Dissertation: Segregation Growth of Graphene and Wrinkle Engineering

Advisor: Professor Zhongfan Liu

B.S., Materials Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Jilin Univ., Changchun, CHINA, Sep. 2002-July 2006

Thesis: Hydrothermal Synthesis of Molecular Sieves for NH3 Adsorption

Advisor: Professor Jiesheng Chen


Our research projects range from chemistry, physics, materials science and electrical engineering. We are looking for students who are hardworking and self-motivated. Postdoc, graduate students and undergraduate students are all welcome.

Research Interests

Our research focuses on design and synthesis of novel materials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes and two-dimensional inorganic materials, for flexible electronics, aiming to provide solutions for artificial intelligence and sustainable environment.


Thousand Young Talents Start-up Fund 2017-2022

Beijing Normal University Start-up Fund 2017-2022

Beijing Normal University Independent Research Fund 2017-2019

Representative Papers

  1. Nan Liu+; Alex Chortos+; Ting Lei+; Lihua Jin; Taeho Roy Kim; Won-Gyu Bae; Chenxin Zhu; Sihong Wang; Raphael Pfattner; Xiyuan Chen; Robert Sinclair; Zhenan Bao*Ultra-transparent and Stretchable Graphene Electrodes Sci. Adv., 2017, 3 (9), e1700159  
  2. Nan Liu; Kwanpyo Kim; Po-chun Hsu; Hao Yan; Yi Cui; Zhenan Bao*Effect of Chemical Structure on the Polymer-Templated Growth of Graphene  Nanoribbons ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 9403
  3. Nan Liu; Kwanpyo Kim; Po-chun Hsu; Anatoliy N. Sokolov; Fung Ling Yap; Hongtao Yuan; Yanwu Xie; Hao Yan; Yi Cui; Harold Y. Hwang; Zhenan Bao*Large Scale Production of Graphene Nanoribbons from Electrospun Polymers J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 17284
  4. Nan Liu; He Tian, Gregor Schwartz; Jeffrey B.-H. Tok; Tian-Ling Ren, and Zhenan Bao* Large-Area, Transparent and Flexible Infrared Photodetector Fabricated Using P-N Junctions Formed by N-doping CVD-Grown Graphene Nano Letters, 2014, 14, 3702
  5. Peng Wei+; Nan Liu+; Hye Ryoung Lee; Eric Adijanto; Lijie Ci; Benjamin D. Naab; Jian Qiang Zhong; Jinseong Park; Wei Chen; Yi Cui; Zhenan Bao*Tuning the Dirac Point In CVD-Grown Graphene Through Solution Processed n-Type Doping With 2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)-1,3-dimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzoimidazole Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 1890
  6. Nan Liu+; Lei Fu+; Boya Dai; Kai Yan; Xun Liu; Ruiqi Zhao; Yanfeng Zhang; Zhongfan Liu*Universal Segregation Growth Approach to Wafer-Size Graphene from Non-Noble Metals Nano Letters, 2011, 11, 297
  7. Nan Liu+; Lei Fu+; Zhonghuai Pan; Chaohua Zhang; Boya Dai; Zhongfan Liu*The Origin of Wrinkles on Transferred Graphene Nano Research, 2011, 4, 996
  8. Zhonghuai Pan+; Nan Liu+; Lei Fu+; Chaohua Zhang; Zhongfan Liu.Wrinkle Engineering: A New Approach to Massive Graphene Nanoribbon J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 17578
  9. Anatoliy N. Sokolov+; Fung Ling Yap+; Nan Liu; Kwanpyo Kim; Lijie Ci; Olasupo B. Johnson; Huiliang Wang; Michael Vosgueritchian; Ai Leen Koh; Jihua Chen; Jinseong Park; Zhenan Bao*Direct Growth of Aligned Graphitic Nanoribbons from a DNA Template by Chemical Vapour Deposition Nature Communications, 2013, 4, article number:2402

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