Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

Prof. Qiang Fu

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
457 Zhongshan Road,116023 Dalian P.R. China
Tel : +86 411 84379253
Fax : +86 411 8469 4447


Postdoctoral: Sept 2000- March 2005
MaxPlanckInstitute for Metal Research, Stuttgart, Germany
Postdoctoral: April 2005 –May 2006

        Fritz Haber Institute of the MaxPlanckSociety, Berlin, 14195, GermanyAssociate professor: June2006 – July 2008

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the ChineseAcademy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, China
Professor: August2008 – present
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the ChineseAcademy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, China
Group leader: March 2013 – present
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the ChineseAcademy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, China


B.S. Polymer Materials, Sept 1992-July 1996
Department of Chemistry
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, P.R. China
Ph.D. Applied Chemistry, Sept 1996-July 2000
Research center of materials science
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, P.R. China
Surface catalysis at quantum confined catalysts, including 2D quantum well films, oxide films, and graphene;
Interface catalysis at multi-component catalytic systems, e.g. bimetallic catalysts and oxide/metal catalysts;
Development of new characterization methods and techniques for in-situ and dynamic studies in surface reactions

1999: CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) Award

2000: Max Planck Fellowship

2003: National excellent doctoral thesis nominee

2007: CAS “100 talents program”

2008: Excellent Young Scien tist Award from Shenyang Branch CAS

2010: Lin Liwu Young Scientist Award

2011: Liaoning Young Scientist Award  

2012: National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholar

2017: National Innovation Competition Award

2018: Distinguished Young Scholars, NSF of China

2019: The Liaoning Provincial Natural Science Award (the First Prize)

2020: The State Natural Science Award (the First Prize)



Editorial board member, Nano Research (2014-present)

Editorial board member, Acta Physico-ChimicaSinica (2015-2020)

Editorial board member, Chinese Journal of Catalysis (2020-present)

Senior editor, Applied Surface Science (2015-2020)

Senior editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2020-present)


1. Direct observation of accelerating hydrogen spillover via surface-lattice-confinement effect. Liu, YJ; Zhang, RK; Lin, L; Wang, YC; Liu, CP; Mu, RT; Fu, Q. Nature Communications, 14(1): 613, 2023

2. Periodic Arrays of Metal Nanoclusters on Ultrathin Fe-Oxide Films Modulated by Metal-Oxide Interactions. Luo, XD; Sun, XY; Yi, ZY; Lin, L; Ning, YX; Fu, Q; Bao, XH. JACS Au, 3(1):176-184, 2023

3. Dynamic transformation between bilayer islands and dinuclear clusters of Cr oxide on Au (111) through environment and interface effects. Yi, ZY; Lin, L; Chang, Y; Luo, XD; Gao, JF; Mu, RT; Ning, YX; Fu Q; Bao, XH. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(22): e2120716119, 2022

4. Overturning CO2 hydrogenation selectivity with high activity via reaction-induced strong metal–support interactions. Xin, H; Lin, L; Li, RT; Li, D; Song, TY; Mu, RT; Fu, Q; Bao, XH. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 144(11): 4874-4882, 2022

5.In situ visualization of atmosphere-dependent relaxation and failure in energy storage electrodes. Wang, C; Meng, CX; Li, SW; Zhang, GH; Ning, YX; Fu, Q. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143(42): 17843-17850, 2021

6.In situ identification of the metallic state of Ag nanoclusters in oxidative dispersion. Li, RT; Xu, XY; Zhu, BE; Li, XY;  Ning, YX; Mu, RT; Du, PF; Li, MW; Wang, HK; Liang, JJ; Chen, YS; Gao, Y; Y, B; Fu, Q; Bao, XH.  Nature Communications, 12(1): 1406, 2021

7.Operando surface science methodology reveals surface effect in charge storage electrodes. Wang, C; Ning, YX; Huang, HB; Li, SW; Xiao, CH; Chen, Q; Li, P; Guo, SN; Li YF; Liu, CH; Wu, ZS; Li, XF; Chen, LW; Gao, C; Wu, C; Fu, Q. National Science Review, 8(3): nwaa289, 2021

8. Reaction-induced strong metal–support interactions between metals and inert boron nitride nanosheets. Dong, JH; Fu, Q; Li, HB; Xiao, JP; Yang, B; Zhang, BS; Bai, YX; Song, TY; Zhang, RK; Gao, LJ; Cai, J; Liu, Z; Bao, XH. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 142(40): 17167-17174, 2020

9. Wafer-scale single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride monolayers on Cu (111). Chen, TA; Chuu, CP; Tseng, CC; Wen, CK; Wong, HS; Pan, SY; Li, RT; Chao, TA; Chueh, WC; Zhang, YF; Fu, Q; Yakobson, BI; Chang, WH; Li, LJ. Nature, 579(7798): 219-223, 2020

10. Confined microenvironment for catalysis control. Fu, Q; Bao, XH. Nature Catalysis, 2(10): 834-836, 2019

11. Rational approach to guest confinement inside MOF cavities for low-temperature catalysis. Wang, TS; Gao, LJ; Hou, JW; Herou, SJ; Griffiths, JT; Li, WW; Dong, JH; Gao, S; Titirici, MM; Kumar, RV; Cheetham, AK; Bao, XH; Fu, Q; Smoukov, SK. Nature Communications, 10(1): 1340, 2019

12. Carbide-supported Au catalysts for water–gas shift reactions: a new territory for the strong metal–support interaction effect. Dong, JH; Fu, Q; Jiang, Z; Mei, BB; Bao, XH. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(42): 13808-13816, 2018