Guodong Qian, Ph.D

Professor, Institute of Inorganic Materials
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Zhejiang University
Hangzhou 310027, China
Professor Guodong Qian received his bachelor’s (1988) and master’s (1992) degrees in Materials Science from Zhejiang University. He joined the Materials Department of Zhejiang University after obtaining his PhD degree from the same University in 1997. He has been Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China, and at Kyoto University, Japan. He was awarded JSPS Research Fellowship (December 2001-February 2002) as a Visiting Researcher at the Photon Craft Project, ICORP, JST in Japan. He was promoted to full professor and Distinguished Scholar in 2002 and 2011, respectively.
Professor Qian is the coordinator of many national projects and the author of more than 130 scientific papers. He also has 15 patents. In 2001, he was awarded the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China, Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation for Young Teachers and Trans-Century Training Programme Foundation for the Talents by Ministry of Education, respectively. In 2004, he was awarded the Kurata Award by The Ceramic Society of Japan. He was the winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2006.
Selected Publications:( * Corresponding author )
1.      J. Yu, Y. Cui*, C. Wu, Y. Yang, Z. Wang, M. O’Keeffe, B. Chen* and G. Qian*, Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Activity Induced by Ordered Dipolar Chromophores Confined in the Pores of an Anionic MetalOrganic Framework, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51(42) ( 2012) 10542-10545
2.      H. Xu, X. Rao, J. Gao, J. Yu, Z. Wang, Z. Dou, Y. Cui, Y. Yang, B. Chen* and G. Qian*, A luminescent nanoscale metal-organic framework with controllable morphologies for spore detection, Chem. Commun., 48(59) ( 2012) 7377–7379
3.      Q. Huang, J. Cai, H. Wu, Y. He, B.n Chen* and G. Qian*, A robust microporous metal-organic framework constructed from a flexible organic linker for highly selective sorption of methanol over ethanol and water, J. Mater. Chem., 22(20) (2012) 10352-10355
4.      W. Lin, Y. Cui*, J. Gao, J. Yu, T. Liang and G. Qian*, Six-branched chromophores with isolation groups: synthesis and enhanced optical nonlinearity, J. Mater. Chem., 22(18) (2012) 9202-9208
5.          Y. Cui, H. Xu, Y. Yue, Z. Guo, J. Yu, Z. Chen, J. Gao, Y. Yang, G. Qian* and B. Chen*, A luminescent mixed-lanthanide metal−organic framework thermometer, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134(9) (2012) 3979-3982
6.          Y. Cui, Y. Yue, G. Qian* and B. Chen*, Luminescent functional metal-organic frameworks, Chem. Rev., 112(2) (2012) 1126-1162
7.          X. Rao, Q. Huang, X. Yang, Y. Cui, Y. Yang, C. Wu, B. Chen* and G. Qian*, Color tunable and white light emitting Tb3+ and Eu3+ doped lanthanide metal-organic framework materials, J. Mater. Chem., 22 (7) (2012) 3210-3214
8.          Y. Tan, J. Yu, Y. Cui, Y. Yang, Z. Wang, X. Hao and G. Qian*, A novel 2,6-dicarbonylpyridine-based fluorescent chemosensor for Co2+ with high selectivity and sensitivity, Analyst, 136(24) (2011) 5283-5286
9.         Y. Das, H. Xu, Z. Wang, G. Srinivas, W. Zhou, Y. Yue, V. Nesterov, G. Qian* and B. Chen*, A Zn4O-containing doubly interpenetrated porous metal organic framework for photocatalytic decomposition of methyl orange, Chem. Commun., 47(42) (2011) 11715-11717
10.        J. Gao, Y. Cui, J. Yu, W. Lin, Z. Wang and G. Qian*, Enhancement of nonlinear optical activity in new six-branched dendritic dipolar chromophore, J. Mater. Chem., 21(9) (2011) 3197–3203
11.        H. Xu, F. Liu, Y. Cui, B. Chen* and G. Qian*, A luminescent nanoscale metal-organic framework for sensing of nitroaromatic explosives, Chem. Commun., 47(11) (2011) 3153-3155
12.        Z. Zhang, S. Xiang, X. Rao, Q. Zheng, F. Fronczek, G. Qian* and B. Chen*, A rod packing microporous metal-organic framework with open metal sites for selective guest sorption and sensing of nitrobenzene, Chem. Commun., 46(38) (2010) 7205-7207
13.        B. Chen*, S. Xiang and G. Qian*, Metal-organic frameworks with functional pores for recognition of small molecules, Acc. Chem. Res., 43(8) (2010) 1115-1124
14.       Y. Xiao, Y. Cui, Q. Zheng, S. Xiang, G. Qian* and B. Chen*, A microporous luminescent metal-organic framework for highly selective and sensitive sensing of Cu2+ in aqueous solution, Chem. Commun., 46(30) (2010) 5503-5505
15.       J. Yu, Y. Cui, J. Gao, Z. Wang and G. Qian*, Enhanced optical nonlinearity and improved transparency of inorganic-organic hybrid materials containing benzimidazole chromophores, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113(45) (2009) 14877-14883
16.       J. Gao, Y. Cui, J. Yu, Z. Wang, M. Wang, J. Qiu and G. Qian*, Molecular design and synthesis of hetero-trichromophore for enhanced nonlinear optical activity, Macromolecules, 42(6) (2009) 2198-2203
17.       B. Chen*, L. Wang, Y. Xiao, F. Zapata, M. Xue, Y. Cui and G. Qian*, A Luminescent metal-organic framework with Lewis basic pyridyl sites for sensing of metal ions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 48(3) (2009) 500-503
18.       B. Chen*, L. Wang, F. Zapata, G. Qian* and E. B. Lobkovsky, A luminescent microporous metal-organic framework for the recognition and sensing of anions, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130(21) (2008) 6718-6719
19.       B. Chen*, Y. Yang, F. Zapata, G. Lin, G. Qian* and E. B. Lobkovsky, Luminescent open metal sites within a metal-organic framework for sensing of small molecules, Adv. Mater., 19 (2007) 1693-1696
20.       L. Chen, G. Qian*, X. Jin, Y. Cui, J. Gao, Z. Wang and M. Wang, Inorganic-organic hybrid nonlinear optical films containing bulky alkoxysilane dyes, J. Phys. Chem. B, 111(12) (2007) 3115-3121
21.       Y. Cui, G. Qian*, L. Chen, Z. Wang and M. Wang, Hybrid nonlinear optical materials containing imidazole chromophore through the sol-gel process, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 28(20) (2007) 2019-2023
22.       B. Chen*, Y. Yang, F. Zapata, G. Qian*, Y. Luo, J. Zhang and E. B. Lobkovsky, Enhanced NIR-luminescence in an erbium-tetrafluoroterephthalate framework, Inorg. Chem., 45(22) (2006) 8882-8886
23.       L. Chen, G. Qian*, Y. Cui, X. Jin, Z. Wang and M. Wang, Hybrid materials covalently incorporated with isophorone-based dyes through sol-gel process for nonlinear optical applications, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110(39) (2006) 19176 – 19182
24.       Q. Zhong, H. Wang, G. Qian*, Z. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Qiu and M. Wang, A novel stoichiometrically erbium-ytterbium-co-crystalline complex exhibiting enhanced near-infrared luminescence, Inorg. Chem., 45(11) (2006) 4537-4543
25.       Y. Cui, G. Qian*, L. Chen, Z. Wang, J. Gao and M. Wang, Enhanced thermal stability of dipole alignment in inorganic-organic hybrid films containing benzothiazole chromophore, J. Phys. Chem. B, 110(9) (2006) 4105-4110
26.       Y. Liu, G. Qian*, Z. Wang and M. Wang, Temperature dependent luminescent properties of Eu-Tb complexes synthesized in-situ in gel glass, Appl. Phys. Lett., 86(7) (2005) 071907
27.       Y. Cui, G. Qian*, J. Gao, L. Chen, Z. Wang and M. Wang, Preparation and nonlinear optical properties of inorganic-organic hybrid films with various substituents on chromophores, J. Phys. Chem. B, 109(49) (2005) 23295-23299


Research work

Hybrid organic-inorganic photonic materials (solid tunable laser media, luminescence materials and nonlinear optical materials); cathode composites for Li-S rechargeable batteries; photonic glasses; optical spectroscopy; metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for the sensing, storage and separation.


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