Fang Niu

Associate Professor


Fang Niu received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 2006. She then joined Prof. Weiguo Song’s group at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences as a graduate student and performed research in the field of heterogeneous catalysis. She got her Ph.D. degree in the year of 2011. She thereafter became an lecturer of chemistry at Lanzhou University in July, 2011. She was promoted to be a associate professor in May, 2014. Her current research interests include heterogeneous catalysis and gas sensing.

Representative Publications

1. Fang Niu, Jin-Mei Liu, Li-Ming Tao, Wei Wang, and Wei-Guo Song, Nitrogen and silica co-doped graphene nanosheets for NO2 gas sensing, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 6130-6133.

2. Fang Niu, Li-Ming Tao, Yu-Chao Deng, Qi-Hua Wang, and Wei-Guo Song, Phosphorus doped graphene nanosheets for room temperature NH3 sensing, New Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 38, 2269-2272 .

3. Fang Niu, Liming Tao, Yuchao Deng, Hong Gao, Jingang Liu and

Weiguo Song, A covalent triazine framework as an efficient catalyst for photodegradation of methylene blue under visible light illumination, New Journal of Chemistry, 2014,38, 5695-5699.

4. Fang Niu, Jing-Yi Wu, Le-Sheng Zhang, Ping Li, Jun-Fa Zhu, Zi-Yu Wu, Chun-Ru Wang and Wei-Guo Song*, Hydroxyl group rich C60 fullerenol: an excellent hydrogen bond catalyst with superb activity, selectivity, and stability. ACS Catalysis, 2011, ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/cs200317d.

5. Fang Niu, Yan Jiang and Wei-Guo Song*, In situ loading of Cu2O nanoparticles on hydroxyl group rich TiO2 precursor as excellent catalyst for Ullmann reaction. Nano Research, 2010, 3, 757-763.

6. Fang Niu, Le-Sheng Zhang, Chao-Qiu Chen, Wei Li, Lin Li, Wei-Guo Song* and Lei Jiang, Hydrophilic TiO2 porous spheres anchored on hydrophobic polypropylene membrane for wettability induced high photo degrading activities, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1480-1484.

7. Fang Niu, Long Zhang, San-Zhong Luo and Wei-Guo Song*, Room temperature aldol reactions using magnetic Fe3O4@Fe(OH)3 composite microspheres in hydrogen bond catalysis. Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 1109-1111.

8. Fang Niu, Jin Zhai, Lei Jiang and Wei-Guo Song*, Light induced activity switch in interfacial hydrogen-bond catalysis with photo sensitive metal oxides, Chemical Communications, 2009, 4738-4740.

9. Fang Niu, An-Min Cao, Wei-Guo Song*, and Li-Jun Wan, La(OH)3 hollow nanostructures with trapezohedron morphologies using a new kirkendall diffusion couple, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, 17988–17993.

10. Fang Niu, Chang-Chang Liu, Zhi-Min Cui, Jin Zhai, Lei Jiang and Wei-Guo Song*, Promotion of organic reactions by interfacial hydrogen bonds on hydroxyl group rich nano solids, Chemical Communications, 2008, 2803-2805.


Room 919, the Second Chemistry Building




20022006Lanzhou UniversityB.S.

20062011Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of SciencesPh.D.