James Madison University
CENTER FOR MATERIALS SCIENCE
nanoscience|modeling|microfabrication|synthesis
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Qinsheng Liu, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
540.568.6631
liu2qx@jmu.edu
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Education, Honors, Awards

  • Research Assistant Professor, James Madison University (2009-present)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2005-2009)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of New Orleans (2004-2005)
  • Ph.D., Jilin University at Changchun, China (2002)
  • M.S., Jilin University at Changchun, China (1999)
  • B.S., Jilin University at Changchun, China (1996)

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of nanocrystals with size and shape control
  • Investigation of novel properties relevent to size and shape
  • Heterogeneous catalysis

Research Description

The synthesis will be conducted in a solution phase. The efforts of the synthesis aimed at preparing highly crystalline nanomaterials under mild conditions. The nanocrystals synthesized would span from simple noble metals (such as Pd, Pt), metal oxides (CuO) and semiconductors (Cu2S) to binary/ternary metallic alloys (PtCu), semiconductors (CuInS2) and other hybrid nanomaterials. Their optical, electrical and even catalytic properties will be further explored.



Selected Recent Publications

  • Q. Liu, K.K. Gath, J.C. Bauer, R.E. Schaak, J.H. Lunsford, “The Active Phase in the Direct Synthesis of H2O2 from H2 and O2 over Pd/SiO2 Catalyst in a H2SO4/Ethanol System”, Catal. Lett. 2009, 132, 342-348.
  • Q. Liu, Z. Yan, N.L. Henderson, J.C. Bauer, D.W. Goodman, J. D. Batteas, R.E. Schaak, “Synthesis of CuPt Nanorod Catalysts with Tunable Lengths”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 5720-5721
  • D. Xu, Z. Liu, H. Yang, Q. Liu, J. Zhang, J. Fang, S. Zou, K. Sun, “Solution-Based Evolution and Enhanced Methanol Oxidation Activity of Monodisperse Platinum-Copper Nanocubes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 4217-4221.
  • Q. Liu, J.C. Bauer, R.E. Schaak, J.H. Lunsford, “Supported Palladium Nanoparticles: An Efficient Catalyst for the Direct Formation of H2O2 from H2 and O2”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 6221-6224.
  • W. Lu, Q. Liu, Z. Sun, J. He, C. Ezeolu, J. Fang, “Super Crystal Structures of Octahedral c-In2O3 Nanocrystals”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008,130, 6983-6991.
  • Q. Liu, J.C.Bauer, R.E. Schaak, J.H. Lunsford, “Direct synthesis of H2O2 from H2 and O2 over Pd-Pt/SiO2 bimetallic catalyst in a H2SO4/ethanol system”, Appl. Catal.  A: Gen. 2008,339, 130-136.
  • Q. Liu, J.H. Lunsford, “Controlling factors in the direct formation of H2O2 from H2 and O2 over a Pd/SiO2 catalyst in ethanol”, Appl. Catal. A: Gen. 2006, 314, 94-100.
  • I.V. Kityk, Q. Liu, Z. Sun, J. Fang,  “Low-temperature anomalies of two-photon absorption in In2O3 nanocrystals incorporated into PMMA matrixes”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2006,110, 8219-8222.
  • Q. Liu, J.H. Lunsford, “The roles of chloride ions in the direct formation of H2O2 from H2 and O2 over a Pd/SiO2 catalyst in a H2SO4/ethanol system”, J. Catal. 2006,239, 237-243.
  • Q. Liu, W. Lu, A. Ma, J. Tang, J. Lin, J. Fang, “Study of quasi-monodisperse In2O3 nanocrystals: synthesis and optical determination”, J.  Am. Chem. Soc. 2005,127, 5276-5277.

 


 
 
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