• ● Faculty and Staff
Gang Liu
Academic title:
Associate Professor
Postal Code:
Subject categories:
Physical Chemistry
Mailing Address:
No.11,Beiyitiao Zhongguancun Beijing,china


Dr. Gang Liu received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2000. Then he did postdoctoral work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. He also worked at a high-tech company as a senior research scientist. Dr. Liu joined National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in China in 2007 as an associate professor. He has authored and co-authored over 50 SCI research papers, with total citations over 1300 times. 


1.Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their applications in energy and environment
2.Surface chemistry



1. X. Zhou, J. Lan, G. Liu,* K. Deng, Y. Liang, G. Nie, J. Yu,* and L. Zhi,* “Facet-mediated photodegradation of organic dye over hematite architectures by visible light,” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 178-182.

2. K. Lv, B. Cheng, J. Yu,* and G. Liu,* “Fluorine ions-mediated morphology control of anatase TiO2 with enhanced photocatalytic activity,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2012, 14, 5349-5362.

3. G. Zhang, D. Zhao, Y. Feng, B. Zhang, D. Su, G. Liu, and B. Xu,* “ Pt-on-Au nanostructures: how Pt gets more active with downsizing Au particle,” ACS Nano 2012, 6, 2226-2236.  

4. J. Lan, X. Zhou, G. Liu,* J. Yu, J. Zhang, L. Zhi,* and G. Nie,* “Enhancing photocatalytic activity of one-dimensional KNbO3 nanowires by Au nanoparticles under ultraviolet and visible-light,” Nanoscale 2011, 3, 5161-5167.

5. J. Zhou, Y. Cheng, J. Yu,* and G. Liu,* “Hierarchically porous calcined lithium/aluminum layered double hydroxides: facile synthesis and enhanced adsorption towards fluoride in water,” J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 19353-19361.

6. P. Madhusudan, J. Ran, J. Zhang, J. Yu,* and G. Liu,* “Novel urea assisted hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical BiVO4/Bi2O2CO3 nanocomposites with enhanced visible-light photocatalytic activity,” Appl. Catal. B 2011, 110, 286-295.

7. G. Dai, J. Yu,* and G. Liu,* “Synthesis and enhanced visible-light photoelectrocatalytic activity of p-n junction BiOI/TiO2 nanotube arrays,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 7339–7346.

8. Z. Xu, J. Yu,* and G. Liu,* “Enhancement of ethanol electrooxidation on plasmonic Au/TiO2 nanotube arrays, Electrochem. Commun. 2011, 13, 1260-1263.

9. J. Yu,* T. Ma, G. Liu,* and B. Cheng, “Enhanced photocatalytic activity of bimodal mesoporous titania powders by C60 modification,” Dalton Trans. 2011, 40, 6635-6644.

10. Y. Feng, G. Zhang, J. Ma, G. Liu, and B. Xu,* “Carbon-supported Pt^Ag nanostructures as cathode catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2011, 13,  3863-3872.

11. Y. Cui, C. Wang,* S. Wu, G. Liu, F. Zhang, and T. Wang, “Lotus-root-like NiO nanosheets and flower-like NiO microspheres: synthesis and magnetic properties,” CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 4930-4934.

12. X. Mao, H. Yang, X. Zhou, C. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Yang, C. Wang, and G. Liu,* “Straight and branched goethite topology by oriented attachment at high pH,” Cryst. Growth Des. 2010, 10, 504-509.

13. H. Yang, X. Mao, Y. Guo, D. Wang, G. Ge, R. Yang, X. Qiu, Y. Yang, C. Wang, Y. Wang,* and  G. Liu,* “Porous a-Fe2O3 nanostructures with branched topology: growth, formation mechanism, and properties,” CrystEngComm 2010, 12, 1842-1849.

14. X. Zhou, H. Yang, C. Wang, X. Mao, Y. Wang, Y. Yang and G. Liu,* “Visible-light induced photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B on one-dimensional iron oxide particles,” J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 17051-17061.

15. H. Yang, X. Zhou, T. Tang, X. Qi, C. Wang, J. Lan, Y. Wang, Y. Yang*, and G. Liu,* “Anisotropic growth of multitwinned goethite particles by oriented aggregation,” CrystEngComm 2010, 12, 4007–4011.

16. Y. Hong, K. Sun, K. Han, G. Liu, and B. Xu,* “Comparison of catalytic combustion of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde over Au/ZrO2 catalysts,” Catal. Today 2010, 158, 415–422

17. Y. Feng, J. Ma, G. Zhang, G. Liu, and B. Xu,* “Dealloyed carbon-supported PtAg nanostructures: Enhanced electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction,” Electrochem. Comm. 2010, 12, 1191-1194.

18. J. Rodriguez,* P. Liu, M. Prez, G. Liu, and J. Hrbek, Destruction of SO2 on Au and Cu nanoparticles dispersed on MgO(100) and CeO2(111),” J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 3802-3810.

19. F.M. Michel,* L. Ehm, S.M. Antao, P.L. Lee, P.J. Chupas, G. Liu, D.R. Strongin, M.A.A. Schoonen, B.L. Phillips, and J.B. Parise, “The structure of ferrihydrite, a nanocrystalline material,” Science 2007, 316, 1726-1729.

20. J.A. Rodriguez,* G. Liu, T. Jirsak, J. Hrbek, Z.P. Chang, J. Dvorak, and A. Maiti, “Activation of gold on titania: adsorption and reaction of SO2 on Au/TiO2(110),” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5242-5250.

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