Prof. Minghua LIU



1982.9-1986.7 Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University
1986.9-1988.9  Master course, Nanjing University
1988.9                Selected as a student to study in Japan by the Ministry of Education of China
1988.10-1994.3  Doctor course, Saitama University, Japan
1994.3                Ph.D. in Material science, March, 1994 


1994.4-1997.7   Ph.D. Researcher, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research

1997.8-1998.1  Ph.D. Researcher, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, Japan

1998.2-1999.3  Professor, Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

1999.4- Present   Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). 


2004.3-2007.10   Deputy Director, Institute of Chemistry, CAS

2007.7-2010. 6      Deputy Director, Bureau of Basic Research, CAS

2010.6-2013.5       Director, Bureau of Basic Research, CAS

2013.6-present    Director, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China 

Awards and Appointments

  • Director, Division of Organized Molecular Films, Chinese Chemical Society, (2002)
  • Member of Advisory Board, Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (2002)
  • Member of Advisory Board, ACTA PHYSICO-CHIMICA (2004-)
  • International Advisory Board, Soft Matter. (2006-2009)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Langmuir  (2007-2012) 

Research Interest

  • Supramolecular Chirality in the self-assembled system
  • Fabrication and Functions of Soft Nanomaterials such as gels
  • Hybrid colloidal and Plasmonic Nanomaterial with photocatalyticbehavior 

Prof.Minghua Liu graduated from Nanjing University in July of 1986 and then entered into the master course of Nanjing University.  During that period, he was selected as one of the students to study in Japan by the Minister of Education.  He was sent to Saitama University as the Monbusho(文部省)-Supported Students and received his Ph.D. in 1994 in Materials Science from Saitama University, Japan.  He then joined the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) as a special postdoctoral researcher in RIKEN from 1994 to 1997.  He joined the Institute of photographic chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998 and then joined the Institute of Chemistry as a researcher in 1999, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

He served as the international advisory board of Soft Matter, and the advisory member of Langmuir.  His research interests covers the colloid and interface, self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry including the Langmuir-Blodgett films, supramolecular gel-based soft materials; supramolecular chirality and chiral functional materials, plasmonic catalyst.  He has published more than 200 papers in international peer reviewed journals.