Qu Dan

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Name:Qu Dan





Research Areas

  1. Engineering Optical Properties of Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots and Their Applications;

  2. Nanomaterials for High-Efficiency Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion;

  3. Photocatalysis.


  1. National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in Optical Engineering, 2019;

  2. Outstanding Graduate, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, 2017;

  3. Outstanding Graduate, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017;

  4. Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduates Students, 2016;

  5. National Scholarship, Chinese Education Department, 2015;

  6. Chinese Government Scholarship, China Scholarship Council, 2015;

  7. Outstanding Poster Award, MRS: Materials Research Society, 2015;

  8. Merit Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2014;

  9. National Scholarship, Chinese Education Department, 2013;

  10. English Speech Contest, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012;

  11. Outstanding Graduate, Jilin University, 2012;

  12. Minor Award, Jilin University, 2012;

  13. Science and Technology Innovation Contest, Jilin University, 2011;

  14. School Class Scholarship, Jilin University, 2008.


1.Dandan Wu,Dan Qu*, Wenshuai Jiang, Ge Chen, Li An, Chunqiang Zhuang, Zaicheng Sun,Self-floating nanostructural Ni-NiOx/Ni foam for solar thermal water evaporation,Journal of Materials Chemistry A,2019, 7, 8485-8490.

2.Wenshuai Jiang,Dan Qu*, Li An, Xiang Gao, Yuanjing Wen, Jingxian Zhu, Bin Wang, Zaicheng Sun*, Purposely constructing direct Z-scheme photocatalyst by photodeposition technique,Journal of Materials Chemistry A,2019, 7, 18348-18356.

3.Xiang Gao, Li An,Dan Qu*, Wenshuai Jiang, Yanxiao Chai, Yuanjing Wen, Zaicheng Sun, Enhanced photocatalytic N2fixation by promoting the N2adsorption with a cocatalyst,Science Bulletin,2019, 64(13), 918-925.

4.Dongxue Yang,Dan Qu*, Yukun Sun, Wenshuai Jiang, Bin Wang, Zaicheng Sun, TiO2sensitized by red, green, blue-emissive carbon dots for enhanced H2production,Rare Metals,2019,38(5), 404-412.

5.Shiliang Luan,Dan Qu*, Li An, Wenshuai Jiang, Xiang Gao, Shixin Hua, Xiang Miao, Yuanjing Wen, Zaicheng Sun*,Enhancing photocatalytic performance by constructing ultrafine TiO2nanorods/g-C3N4nanosheets heterojunction for water treatment,Science Bulletin,2018, 63(11): 683-690.

6.Dan Qu, Zaicheng Sun*,The formation mechanism and fluorophores of carbon dots synthesized via a bottom-up route,Materials Chemistry Frontiers,2020,4, 400-420.

7.Dan Qu,Xiayan Wang, Yuping Bao, Zaicheng Sun*, Recent advance of carbon dots in bio-related applications,Journal of Physics: Materials,2020.

8.Dan Qu, Dongxue Yang, Yukun Sun, Xiayan Wang*, Zaicheng Sun*, White emissive carbon dots actuated by the H- / J-aggregates and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer,Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters,2019,10, 3849-3857.

9.Dan Qu, Juan Liu, Xiang Miao, Mumei Han, Haochen Zhang, Ze Cui, Shaorui Sun, Zhenhui Kang*, Hongyou Fan*, Zaicheng Sun*, Peering into water splitting mechanism of g-C3N4-carbon dots metal-free photocatalyst,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,2018, 227: 418-424.

10.Dan Qu, Xiang Miao, Xintong Wang, Chuang Nie, Yunxi Li, Ling Luo*, Zaicheng Sun*, Se & N co-doped carbon dots for high-performance fluorescence imaging agent of angiography,Journal of Materials Chemistry B,2017, 5(25): 4988-4992.

11.Dan Qu, Min Zheng, Jing Li, Zhigang Xie, Zaicheng Sun*, Tailoring color emissions from N-doped graphene quantum dots for bioimaging applications,Light-Science & Applications,2015, 4: e364.

12.Dan Qu, Zaicheng Sun*, Min Zheng, Jing Li, Yongqiang Zhang, Guoqiang Zhang, Haifeng Zhao, Xingyuan Liu, Zhigang Xie, Three colors emission from S,N co-doped graphene quantum dots for visible light H2production and bioimaging,Advanced Optical Materials,2015, 3(3): 360-367.

13.Dan Qu, Min Zheng, Ligong Zhang, Haifeng Zhao, Zhigang Xie, Xiabin Jing, Raid E. Haddad, Hongyou Fan*, Zaicheng Sun*, Formation mechanism and optimization of highly luminescent N-doped graphene quantum dots,Scientific Reports,2014, 4: 5294.

14.Dan Qu, Min Zheng, Peng Du, Yue Zhou, Ligong Zhang*, Di Li, Huaqiao Tan, Zhao Zhao, Zhigang Xie, Zaicheng Sun*, Highly luminescent S, N co-doped graphene quantum dots with broad visible absorption bands for visible light photocatalysts,Nanoscale,2013,5(24): 12272-12277.

15.Xiang Miao,Dan Qu, Dongxue Yang, Bing Nie, Yikang Zhao, Hongyou Fan, Zaicheng Sun*, Synthesis of carbon dots with multiple color emission by controlled graphitization and surface functionalization,Advanced Materials,2018, 30(1): 1704740.

16.Shixin Hua,Dan Qu, Li An*, Wenshuai Jiang, Yuanjing Wen, Xiayan Wang, Zaicheng Sun*,Highly efficient p-type Cu3P/n-type g-C3N4photocatalyst through Z-scheme charge transfer route,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,2019,240: 253-261.

17.Yuanjing Wen,Dan Qu, Li An, Xiang Gao, Wenshuai Jiang, Dandan Wu, Dongxue Yang, Zaicheng Sun*,Defective g-C3N4prepared by the NaBH4reduction for high-performance H2production,ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,2019,7(2): 2343-2349.

18.Shixin Hua,Dan Qu, Li An, Guangcheng Xi, Ge Chen, Fan Li, Zhijun Zhou, Zaicheng Sun*, Highly dispersed few-layer MoS2nanosheets on S, N co-doped carbon for electrocatalytic H2production,Chinese Journal of Catalysis,2017, 38(6): 1028-1037.

19.Xuehua Zhang, Lin Lin,Dan Qu, Jiangong Yang, Yuxiang Weng, Zhuang Wang*, Zaicheng Sun*, Yong Chen*, Tao He*, Boosting visible-light driven solar-fuel production over g-C3N4/tetra(4-carboxyphenyl)porphyrin iron(III) chloride hybrid photocatalyst via incorporation with carbon dots,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,2020,265: 118595.

20.Min Zheng, Zhigang Xie*,Dan Qu, Di Li, Peng Du, Xiabin Jing, Zaicheng Sun*, On-off-on fluorescent carbon dot nanosensor for recognition of chromium(VI) and ascorbic acid based on the inner filter effect,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,2013, 5(24): 13242-13247.

21.Xiang Gao, Yuanjing Wen,Dan Qu, Li An, Shiliang Luan, Wenshuai Jiang, Xupeng Zong, Xingyuan Liu, Zaicheng Sun*, Interference effect of alcohol on Nessler’s reagent in photocatalytic nitrogen fixation,ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,2018, 6(4), 5342-5348.

22.Xiang Miao, Xinlong Yan*,Dan Qu, Dabing Li, Franklin Feng, Tao, Zaicheng Sun*, Red emissive sulfur, nitrogen co-doped carbon dots and their application in ion detection and theranostics,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,2017, 9(29): 25062-25062.

23.Min Zheng, Shi Liu, Jing Li,Dan Qu, Haifeng Zhao, Xingang Guan, Xiuli Hu, Zhigang Xie*, Xiabin Jing, Zaicheng Sun*, Integrating oxaliplatin with highly luminescent carbon dots: An unprecedented theranostic agent for personalized medicine,Advanced Materials,2015, 26(21): 3554-3560.

24.Min Zheng, Shi Liu, Jing Li, Zhigang Xie,Dan Qu, Xiang Miao, Xiabin Jing, Zaicheng Sun*, Hongyou Fan*, Preparation of highly luminescent and color tunable carbon nanodots under visible light excitation forin vitroandin vivobio-imaging,Journal of Materials Reserach,2015, 30(22): 3386-3393.

25.Min Zheng, Shaobo Ruan, Shi Liu, Tingting Sun,Dan Qu, Haifeng Zhao, Zhigang Xie*, Huile Gao*, Xiabin Jing, Zaicheng Sun*, Self-targeting fluorescent carbon dots for diagnosis of brain cancer cells,ACS Nano,2015, 9(11): 11455-11461.

26.Zhao Zhao, Xiaoyan Zhang, Guoqiang Zhang, Zhenyu Liu,Dan Qu, Xiang Miao, Pingyun Feng*, Zaicheng Sun*, Effect of defects on photocatalytic activity of rutile TiO2nanorods,Nano Research,2015, 8(12): 4061-4071.

27.Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhao Zhao, Wanwan Zhang, Guoqiang Zhang,Dan Qu, Xiang Miao, Shaorui Sun, Zaicheng Sun*, Surface defects enhanced visible light photocatalytic H2production for Zn-Cd-S solid solution,Small,2016, 12(6): 793-801.

28.Xupeng Zong, Xiang Miao, Shixin Hua, Li An, Xiang Gao, Wenshuai Jiang,Dan Qu, Zhijun Zhou*, Xingyuan Liu, Zaicheng Sun*, Structure defects assisted photocatalytic H2production for polythiophene nanofibers,Applied Catalysis B-Environmental,2017, 211: 98-105.

Personal Statement

Qu Dan, Professor and Master's Student Supervisor, is a faculty member in the Chemistry of Beijing University of Technology. She has devoted herself to the engineering optical properties of fluorescent carbon nanodots and their applications. Based on her works, she has published more than 30 research papers indexed by SCI. Most of her publications were published in some of the top journals, including Light: Sci. Appl., Adv. Mater., ACS Nano and so on. Among her publications, 10 papers were selected by the Essential Science Indicators. All papers have been cited by more than 4000 scientific publications. Several papers have been reported or cited by Nat. Nanotechnol., Light: Sci. Appl. and Adv. Mater., etc. She haspresidedover and participated in more than 10 projects, including National Science Foundation of China, Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation, and so on. She has obtained theNational Excellent Doctoral Dissertation in Optical Engineering, and she has been awarded the Special Prize of President Scholarship for Postgraduates Students. She was included in the Plans of Excellent Experts in Beijing University of Technology.