Prof. Zhongqun Tian 
Born:   December 1955

Address:   Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University,
No. 422, Siming South Road, Xiamen 361005, CHINA

Tel:   0592-2186979



  • Entered Dept. Chem., XiamenUniv., Feb. 1978, and graduated Feb. 1982 with degree of Bachelor.

  • Entered Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Oct. 1983, and received a Ph.D, Jan. 1987 for a thesis entitled: "In-situ Raman Spectroscopic Studies on Electrodeposition and Electrosorption" (Advisor: Martin Fleischmann, FRS)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, 1987.2-1989.1

  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Xiamen University, 1989.2-1991.12

  • Professor, State Key Lab of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, XiamenUniv., 1992.1-

  • Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, 1996.9-

  • Director, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, 2003.5-2011.1

  • Director, Collaborative Innovation Center for Chemistry of Energy Materials, 2014.5-


  • Member of Committee of Science & Technology, Ministry of Education of China, 2016-

  • Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (FTWAS), 2014-

  • Fellow of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2010-

  • Regional Representative (China) of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2007-2009.

  • Chairman, Panel of Phys. Chem. Division, NSF of China, 2008-2009, Vice Chair (2006-2007)

  • Member of Advisory Board of Department of Chemistry, NSF of China, 2006-2011

  • Executive Council Member of Chinese Chemical Society, 2006-

  • Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2005-

  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2005-

  • Council Member of Chinese Society of Micro/Nano Technology, 2005-

  • Titular Member of Division of Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, IUPAC, 2004-2007

  • National Representative of Physical Chemistry Division, IUPAC, 2002-2003

  • National Representative of Electrochemistry Committee, IUPAC, 2001-2002

  • Member of the Steering Committee of International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy 2004-2010

  • Member, Advisory Board of Electrochimica Acta, 2008 -2010

  • Chairman, Chinese Society of Electrochemistry, 2004-2007

  • Chairman, Committee of Light (Raman) Scattering, Chinese Physical Society, 2002-2006

  • Guest Professor of Chemistry, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, 2006-

  • Guest Professor of Chemistry, Univ. of Science and Technology of China, China, 2001-

  • Visiting Professor of Ecole Normal Superior, Paris, France, 2008.9


  • Member, Advisory Board of ACS Central Science, 2016-

  • Member, Advisory Board of Faraday Discussions 2015-

  • Member, Advisory Board of Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2015-

  • Member, editorial advisory board of The Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society 2014-

  • Member, International Advisory Board of the Journal of Energy Chemistry, 2013-

  • Associate Editor, Chemical Society Review, 2012-

  • Member, Editorial Committee of Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 2012-2016

  • Member, Advisory Board of J. Chem. Phys., 2011 -

  • Member, Advisory Board of Chemical Sciences, 2010-

  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2010

  • Member, Advisory Board of J. Raman Spectroscopy, 2000- , Associate Editor, 2010-

  • Member, Advisory Board of J. Electroanalytical Chem., 2008 -, Editor, 2010-

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2009-

  • Associate Editor, Applied Spectroscopy, 2009-

  • Member, Advisory Board of J. Phys. Chem., 2008 -

  • Member, Advisory Board of Electrochimica Acta, 2008 -2010

  • Associate Editor, Science in China: Chemistry (Chinese and English), 2008 -

  • Member, Advisory Board of Electrochimica Acta, 2008 -2010

  • Member, Advisory Board of Langmuir, 2007 -2009

  • Member, Advisory Board of Chemical Communications, 2006 -

  • Member, Advisory Board of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2006 -

  • Member, Editorial Board of J. Chem. Phys. (Chinese), 2002 –

  • Member, Editorial Board of J. Light Scattering (Chinese), 1992 - Associate Editor, 2002 -

  • Member, Editorial Board of Chinese J. Chemistry (English), 1999 -

  • Member, Editorial Board of Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis (Chinese), 1999 -

  • Member, Editorial Board of J. Electrochemistry (Chinese), 1994 -

  • Member, Editorial Board of J. Applied Chemistry (Chinese), 1991 –


  • The Prize of Innovation on Spectroscopy, Hitachi, Japan (2015)

  • Grand Prix Franco-Chinois Senior of Institute of France Academic Science (2015)

  • The Prix Jacques Tacussel of ISE Prize Winners (2013)

  • The Faraday Medal of Electrochemistry Division of Royal Society of Chemistry (2012)

  • The Creative Research Group Grant of Natural Science Foundation of China (2001-2006)

  • The first class Sci. and Tech. Progress Prize of the Ministry of Education of China (2001)

  • The Outstanding Young Scholar Award of Quishi Foundation of Hong Kong (1999).

  • The National Distinguished Young Scientist Grant of China (1996-2000)

  • The Trans-century Young Scientist Award of the Ministry of Education of China (1994)

Plasmon-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Spectro-electrochemistry, Interfacial electrochemistry, Nano-chemistry, Catalytic molecule assembly.
380 peer-reviewed papers. Six chapters of Encyclopedia and books. Two special issues on SERS.

Representative papers

  1. Nanostructure-based plasmon-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for surface analysis of materials. Nature Reviews Materials, 16021, 2016

  2. Catalysis with two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures. Nature Nanotechlogy, 11,218-230,2016

  3. Dielectric shell isolated and graphene shell isolated nanoparticle enhanced Raman spectroscopies and their applications.Chemical Society Reviews, 44,8399-8409, 2015

  4. In-Situ Monitoring of Electrooxidation Processes at a Gold Single Crystal Surface Using Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of American Chemical Society, 137 (24),7648–7651,2015

  5. Constructing Two-Dimensional Nanoparticle Arrays on Layered Materials Inspired by Atomic Epitaxial Growth. Journal of American Chemical Society, 137 (8),2828–2831,2015

  6. Electrochemical shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (EC-SHINERS): correlating structural information and adsorption processes of pyridine at the Au(hkl) single crystal/solution interface.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (6),2400-2408,2015

  7. Activation of oxygen on gold and silver nanoparticles assisted by surface plasmon resonances.Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 53 (9),2353–2357, 2014

  8. What molecular assembly can learn from catalytic chemistry. Chemical Society Reviews, 43 (1),399-411, 2014

  9. Three-Dimensional and Time-Ordered Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Hotspot Matrix. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136 (14),5332-5341, 2014

  10. A Bioorthogonal Raman Reporter Strategy for SERS Detection of Glycans on Live Cells. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52(28),7266-7271, 2013

  11. Supersaturation-Dependent Surface Structure Evolution: From Ionic, Molecular to Metallic Micro/Nanocrystals. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (25), 9311-9314, 2013

  12. Electrical conductance study on 1,3-butadiyne-linked dinuclear ruthenium(II) complexes within single molecule break junctions. Chemical Science, 4(6), 2471-2477, 2013

  13. Surface analysis using shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Nature Protocols, 8(1),52-65, 2013

  14. Electrochemical Behaviors of Single Microcrystals of Iron Hexacyanides/NaCl Solid Solution. Analytical Chemistry, 84(21), 9276-9281, 2012

  15. Extraordinary Enhancement of Raman Scattering from Pyridine on Single Crystal Au and Pt Electrodes by Shell-Isolated Au Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133(40): 15922-15925, 2011

  16. Tailoring Au-core Pd-shell Pt-cluster nanoparticles for enhanced electrocatalytic activity.Chemical Science, 2 (3): 531-539 2011

  17. Bridging the Gap between Electrochemical and Organometallic Activation: Benzyl Chloride Reduction at Silver Cathodes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (48): 17199-17210, 2010

  18. In Situ Identification of Intermediates of Benzyl Chloride Reduction at a Silver Electrode by SERS Coupled with DFT Calculations.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (28): 9534-9536, 2010

  19. Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Ramanspectroscopy, Nature, 464: 392-395, 2010

  20. Epitaxial Growth of Heterogeneous Metal Nanocrystals: From Gold Nano-octahedra to Palladium and Silver Nanocubes, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130: 6949-6951, 2008

  21. Electrochemical surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of nanostructures,Chemical Society Reviews, 37(5) 1025-1041 2008.

  22. Expanding generality of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy with borrowing SERS activity strategy. (Feature Article) Chemical Communications, (34): 3514-3534, 2007

  23. Study of Molecular Junctions with a Combined Surface-Enhanced Raman and Mechanically Controllable Break Junction Method, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128(46) 14748-14749, 2006

  24. A Controllable Electrochemical Fabrication of Metallic Electrodes with A Nanometer/Angstrom-Sized Gap Using An Electric Double Layer as Feedback, AngewandteChemie-International Edition, 44(8) 1265-1268, 2005.

  25. Adsorption And Reaction At Electrochemical Interfaces As Probed By Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 55 197-299, 2004

  26. Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering: From Noble to Transition Metals and from Rough Surfaces to Ordered Nanostructures (Feature Article), Journal of Physical Chemistry B 106, 9463-9483, 2002