Sun Zaicheng

Personal profile

Name: Sun Zaicheng

Gender: Male

Degrees: Ph.D

Title: Professor


Current Professional Societies

1.Member of Chinese Chemistry Society

2.Member of Chinese Material Research Society

3.Board member of Chinese Carbon Dots Society

Research Areas

1.Photo response nanomaterials for energy and environment

2.Carbon dots and their applications.


1.Mentor of excellent doctor dissertation for Chinese Society for Optical Engineering

2.Beijing High-level talent

3.Hundreds talent program, CAS

4.R&D 100 Awards, 2010.

5.AvH fellow, Germany


1.W. Jiang, Y. Zhao, X. Zong, H. Nie, L. Niu, L. An, D. Qu*, X. Wang, Z. Kang*, Z. Sun* Photocatalyst for high performance Hproduction: Ga doped polymeric carbon nitride Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,2021, Accepted DOI: 10.1002/anie.202015779;

2.S. Hua, D. Qu, L. An*, W. Jiang, Y. Wen, X. Wang and Z. Sun* Highly efficient p-type Cu3P/n-type g-C3N4 photocatalyst through Z-scheme charge transfer route Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2019, 240, 253-261 (highly cited)

3.W. Jiang, X. Zong, L. An, S. Hua, X. Miao, S. Luan, Y. Wen, F. F. Tao, and Z. Sun* Consciously Constructing Heterojunction or Direct Z-Scheme Photocatalysts by Regulating Electron Flow Direction ACS Catal.2018, 8, 2209-2217 (highly cited)

4.Y. Sun, X. Zong, D. Qu*, G. Chen, L. An, X. Wang, Z. Sun* Water management by hierarchical structure for highly efficient solar water evaporation J. Mater.Chem.A, 2021, Accepted 10.1039/D1TA00113B

5.D. Wu, D. Qu,* W. Jiang, G. Chen, L. An, C. Zhuang and Z. Sun Self-floating nanostructured Ni–NiOx/Ni foam for solar thermal water evaporation J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 8485-8490 (highly cited)

6.D. Qu, Y. Sun, D. Yang, X. Wang* and Z. Sun* White Emissive Carbon Dots Actuated by the H-/J-Aggregates and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer J. Phys. Chem. Lett.2019, 10, 3849-3857.

7.X. Miao, D. Qu, D. Yang, B. Nie, Y. Zhao, H. Fan,* and Z. Sun* Synthesis of Carbon Dots with Multiple Color Emission by Controlled Graphitization and Surface Functionalization Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1704740 (highly cited)

8.L. An, N. Jiang, B. Li, S. Hua, Y. Fu, J. Liu, W. Hao, D. Xia* and Z. Sun* Highly Active and Durable Iron-Cobalt Alloy Catalyst Encapsulated in N-doped Graphitic Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Reduction Reaction by Nanofiberous Dicyandiamine Template J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 5962-5970

Personal Statement

Zaicheng Sun is a chemistry professor at Beijing University of Technology. He received his B. S. degree from Jilin University and his Ph. D degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS in 1999. In 2001, he was named as the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow and worked for Phillips University of Marburg. After that, He joined in Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz. Later, he worked for the University of Washington and Sandia National Labs in the USA. In 2010, he, as a candidate for the  "Hundred Talent" program, joined Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, CAS, China. After a 5-year career as a PI there, he accepted aprofessorshipat Beijing University of Technology in 2016. He had broad experience in polymer, nanomaterials, nanocomposites in the applications in energy, environment and nanomedicine research field. He obtained R&D 100 awards in 2010 on the thin film optical coating. As a guest editor for MRS BulletinMRS Advances, Chinese Journal of Luminescence though, he also has published 120 peer-reviewed papers, 2 book chapters and 13 Chinese patents and 2 US patents, with over 9,500 citations and an h-index of 47. Currently, his research interests focus on nanomaterials for energy, the environment and nanomedicine. Research topics:

1. Photo response Nanomaterials for clean energy, artificial photosynthesis and environmental remedy

3. Theragnostic-based fluorescent carbon dots by integrating diagnosis, therapy and bioimaging into one platform.