Institution: Nanjing University
Department: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Address: 163 Xianlin Ave.
Dr. Zhen Liu obtained his Ph.D. from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998. He was appointed as a full professor at Nanjing University Dec. 2005. He was awarded the title í░New Century Excellent Talents in Universitiesí▒ by the Ministry of Education of China in 2008. He was selected as í░Excellent Young Leading Facultyí▒ by Nanjing University in 2009. He was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo from 2011 to 2014. He was awarded the Science & Technology Award (First Class) by China Association for Instrumental Analysis (CAIA) in 2011. In 2014, he was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. His main research is focused on the development of innovative principles, functional materials and approaches for biorecognition, bioseparation and biodetection, based on molecular imprinting, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, biomass spectrometry, Raman spectrometry and so on. He has authored or coauthored 1 monograph, 5 book chapters and 110+ peer-reviewed journal papers, which have already obtained 2700+ citations (Google Scholar). His h-index is 32 (Google Scholar). In the field of molecular imprinting, he has established several facile and widely applicable molecular imprinting approaches, such as 1) photolithographic boronate affinity molecular imprinting, 2) boronate affinity-based controllable oriented surface imprinting, and 3) Dual-template docking oriented molecular imprinting. MIPs produced by these approaches exhibited several highly desirable properties, with which promising applications in disease diagnosis, proteomic analysis and bioimaging have been demonstrated.