FacultyProfessor
Zunfeng Liu

Zunfeng Liu, PhD

Senior Research Fellow, State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology

College of Pharmacy, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Zunfeng Liu, Studied at College of Chemistry in Nankai University from 1998-2008, obtained Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees in Chemistry. From 2008 to 2013, he worked as a research scientist in Leiden University and Rotterdam Erasmus Medical Center, during which period he was issued a VENI grant in 2009. From 2013-2016, he worked as a research associate in University of Texas at Dallas. He published 35 peer reviewed papers in international journals, such as Science (first author), Adv. Mater, Adv. Funct. Mater, and the 5-years citation reaches 3471 (until Feb. 2016). He applied 16 patents including one international patent, and 1 patent is issued. He is the associate editors of “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” and “HOAJ Biology”, and members of IEEE, ACS, Graphene flagship, NVVM. The project of “Superelastic conductors” was selected as Top 100 scientific discoveries in 2015 by “Discorvery Magazine”.

Research in Liu laboratory has focused on elastic devices, artificial muscles, wearable electronics, and sensors. Based on advanced carbon nanomaterials, and elastic polymer materials highly stretchable elastic conductors were designed and stable resistance were realized for 14 times stretch. Large stroke artificial muscles were designed based on super strong fibers, elastomers, and biomaterials. The research will focus on the development of novel materials, devices, which can be used for wearable electronics, sensors, healthcare applications. 

Selected Publications:

1. Zunfeng Liu, Shaoli Fang*, Francisco A. Moura, et al. Hierarchically Buckled Fibers for Superelastic Electronics, Sensors, and Muscles. Science, 2015, 349, 400.

2. Hongyan Wang#, Zunfeng Liu# (equal contribution), Jianning Ding, et al. Downsized Sheath-Core Conducting Fibers for Weavable Superelastic Wires, Biosensors, Supercapacitors, and Strain Sensors, Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 4998.

3. Filip ten Bruggencate, Fabrice Laroche, Yue Zhang, Guoqiang Song, Shougen Yin,* Jan Pieter Abrahams*, and Zunfeng Liu* Visualizing the localization of transfection complexes during graphene nanoparticle-based transfection, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 6353-6358

4. Zunfeng Liu*, Patrick Voskamp, Yue Zhang, Fuqiang Chu, Jan Pieter Abrahams. Capture of unstable protein complex on the streptavidin-coated single-walled carbon nanotubes, J. Nanopart. Res. 2013, 15, 1582.

5. Xiang Zhou, Fabrice Laroche, Patrick Voskamp, Tao Lu, Fuqiang Chu, Herman Spaink*, Jan Pieter Abrahams*, Zunfeng Liu* Ultra-Small Graphene Oxide Functionalized with Polyethylenimine (PEI) allows very Efficient Gene delivery in Cell and Zebra Fish Embryos, Nano Res. 2012. 5(10): 703–709

6. Zunfeng Liu*, Federica Galli, Willem-Jan Waterreus, et al. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Scaffold to Concentrate DNA for Studying DNA-Protein Interactions, ChemPhysChem, 2012, 13, 1569.

7. Zunfeng Liu*, Federica Galli, Kjeld G. H. Janssen, et al. Stable Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube?Streptavidin Complex for Biorecognition. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010 114, 4345.

8. Zunfeng Liu*, Linhua Jiang, Federica Galli, et al. A Graphene Oxide-streptavidin Complex for Biorecognition – Towards Affinity Purification. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 2857.

9. Zunfeng Liu, Qian Liu, Yi Huang, Yanfeng Ma, Shougen Yin, Xiaoyan Zhang, Organic photovoltaic devices based on a novel acceptor material: graphene, Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 3924.

10. Zunfeng Liu, Qian Liu, Yi Huang, et al. Organic photovoltaic devices based on a novel acceptor material: graphene. Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 3924-3930.



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