Weisheng Liu



Weisheng Liu received a B.S. degree from Shandong University in 1982, and  then became a faculty member of chemistry at Lanzhou University. He obtained his Ph.D degree from Lanzhou University in 1996. In 1996 and 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Hong Kong. From 2001 to 2002, he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a senior visiting scholar. He was promoted to a full professorship in 1996. His current research interests include rare earth new luminescent materials, functional complexes and fluorescent probes. More than 200 papers have been published in J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater, Appl. Phys. Lett. and other journals. He won the first prize for Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Gansu Province (2004) and the first prize for Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (2011).

Representative Publications

1. Hongxia Li, Junwei Lang, Shulai Lei, Jiangtao Chen, Kunjie Wang, Lingyang Liu, Tianyun Zhang, Weisheng Liu,* and Xingbin Yan*, A high-performance sodium-ion hybrid capacitor constructed by metal–organic framework–derived anode and cathode materials. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1800757.

2. Li Wang, Ruilian Zhang, Qingxin Han, Cong Xu, Wanmin Chen, Huan Yang, Guoshu Gao, Wenwu Qin and Weisheng Liu*, Amide-functionalized heterometallic helicate cages as highly efficient catalysts for CO2 conversion under mild conditions. Green Chem. 2018, 20, 5311–5317.

3. Li Wang, Cong Xu, Qingxin Han, Xiaoliang Tang, Panpan Zhou, Ruilian Zhang, Guoshu Gao, Benhua Xu, Wenwu Qina and Weisheng Liu*. Ambient chemical fixation of CO2 using a highly efficient heterometallic helicate catalyst system. Chem. Comm. 2018, 54, 2212-2215.

4. Yang Yang, Yan Feng, Fangzhou Qiu, Kanwal Iqbal, Yingzhe Wang, Xuerui Song, Ying Wang, Guolin Zhang* , and Weisheng Liu*. Dual-Site and Dual-Excitation Fluorescent Probe That Can Be Tuned for Discriminative Detection of Cysteine, Homocystein, and Thiophenols. Anal. Chem., 2018, 90 (23), 14048–14055.

5. Chunyang Chen, Liuqing Zhou, Wei Liu, and Weisheng Liu*, Coumarinocoumarin-based two-photon fluorescent cysteine biosensor for targeting lysosome. Anal. Chem., 2018, 90, 6138−6143.

6. Weisheng Liu,* Tianquan Jiao, Yizhi Li, Quanzhong Liu, Minyu Tan,* Hong Wang, Liufang Wang, Lanthanide Coordination Polymers and Their Ag+-Modulated Fluorescence, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126(8), 2280-2281.

7. Xiao-Liang Tang, Wen-Hua Wang, Wei Dou, Jie Jiang, Wei-Sheng Liu,* Wen-Wu Qin, Hong-Rui Zhang, Kai-Bei Yu, and Li-Min Zheng, Olive-Shaped Chiral Supramolecules: Self-Assembly of Novel Heptameric Lanthanum Clusters Based on CO2 Fixation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 3499-3502.

8. Bei Wang, Zhipeng Zang, Haihong Wang, Wei Dou, Xiaoliang Tang, Weisheng Liu,* Yongliang Shao, Jingxin Ma, Yizhi Li, Jiang Zhou, Multiple Lanthanide Helicate Clusters and the Effects of Anions on Their Configuration, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52(13), 3756–3759..

9. Peng Zhang, Wei Dou, Zhenghua Ju, Xiaoliang Tang, Wei Liu, Chunyang Chen, Bei Wang, Weisheng Liu*, Modularity Analysis of Tunable Solid-State Emission Based on a Twisted Conjugated Molecule Containing 9,9’-bianthracene Group, Adv. Mater. 2013, 42 (25), 6112–6116.

10. Zhenghua Ju, Ruiping Wei, Jiangrong Zheng, Xiuping Gao, Shuihe Zhang, Weisheng Liu,* Synthesis and phosphorescence mechanism of a reddish orange emissive long afterglow phosphor Sm3+-doped Ca2SnO4. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2011, 98(12), 121906-1-3.


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1978-1982,Shandong University,B.S.

1986-1988,Lanzhou University,M.S.

1993-1996,Lanzhou University,Ph.D.