1993-1996 Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University. Received Ph.D. degree in June, 1996 (with Prof. Ru-Yu Chen).
1988-1991 Institute of Organic Synthesis, Central China Normal University.Received M. S. degree in June, 1991 (with Prof. Jing-Ling Zhang).
1980-1983 Department of Chemistry, Hanjiang Normal University, 1983 (with Prof. Xi-Feng Tang).
2003- Professor, Institute of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
1999-2003 Postdoctoral associate, NEDO fellow, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Sciencen and Technology, Japan (with Prof. Toshiyasu Sakakura)
1996-1998 Postdoctoral associate, Wuhan University (with Prof. Ren-Xi Zhuo)
(1) Carbon dioxide chemistry
(2) Green chemistry
(2) Biomass conversion
Honors & Awards
2011 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
2016 Bentham Ambassador
2018 Max-Plank-Institute lectureship
2019 Distinguished visiting professor in CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia)
2019, The 1st National Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, Nov. 8th-10th, Tianjin, CHINA
2011, CO2 Chemistry Symposium (Virtual Meeting), March 27th, Tianjin, CHINA
2012- Series Editor, Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology (Springer).
2013- Member, Editorial Board of Journal of CO2 Utilization.
2015-2021 Editor-in-chief of Current Organic Synthesis.
2015- Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Mini-reviews in Organic Chemistry.
2016- Member, Editorial Advisory Board of CRC Press “Green Syntheses”.
2016- Member, Editorial Board of Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
2018- Member, Editorial Board of Chinese Science Bulletin.
2020- Member, Editorial Board of Green Chemical Engineering
2021- Member, Editorial Advisory Board of ChemistryOpen.
2022- Associate Editor of Frontier of Chemistry.
Zhi-Wen Yang, Jin-Mei Chen, Li-Qi Qiu, Wen-Jun Xie, Liang-Nian He*, Molecular Engineering of Metal Complexes for Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reducton: From Adjustment of Intrinsic Activity to Molecular Immobilization, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202205301
Fang-Yu Ren, Kaihong Chen, Li-Qi Qiu, Jin-Mei Chen, Donald J. Darensbourg*, Liang-Nian He*, Amphiphilic Polycarbonate Micellar Rhenium Catalysts for Efficient Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction in Aqueous Media, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202200751. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202200751.
Mei-Yan Wang, Xin Jin, Xiao-Fei Wang, Shu-Mei Xia, Yue Wang, Shou-Ying Huang, Ying Li, Liang-Nian He*, Xinbin Ma*, Copper‐Catalyzed and Proton‐Directed Selective Hydroxymethylation of Alkynes with CO2, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 3984-3988.
Chun-Shuai Cao, Shu-Mei Xia, Zhen-Jun Song, Hang Xu, Ying Shi, Liang-Nian He*, Peng Cheng, and Bin Zhao* Highly Efficient Conversion and Reaction Mechanism of Propargylic Amines and CO2 Catalyzed by Eco-Friendly Noble-Metal-Free [Zn116] Nanocages, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 8586-8593.
Xiao-Fang Liu, Xiao-Ya Li, Chang Qiao, Hong-Chen Fu, Liang-Nian He*, Betaine Catalysis for Hierarchical Reduction of CO2 with Amine and Hydrosilane to Formamide, Aminal and Methylamine, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7425-7429.
Liu, A.-H.; Ma, R.; Yang, Z.-Z.; He, L.-N.* Equimolar CO2 Capture by N-Substituted Amino Acid Salts and Subsequent Conversion, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 11306-11310.
Hang Xu, Xiao-Fang Liu, Chun-Shuai Cao, Bin Zhao*, Peng Cheng and Liang-Nian He*, A Porous Metal–Organic Framework Assembled by [Cu30] Nanocages: Serving as Recyclable Catalysts for CO2 Fixation with Aziridines, Advanced Sci.2016,3(11), 1600048.
Yang, Z.-Z.; He, L.-N.*; Zhao, Y.-N.; Yu, B. Highly Efficient SO2 Absorption and Its Subsequent Utilization by Weak Base/Polyethylene Glycol Binary System, Environ Sci. Technol. 2013, 47, 1598-1605.
Yang, Z.-Z.; He, L.-N.*; Liu, A.-H.; Yu, B. Carbon dioxide utilization with C-N bond formation: carbon dioxide capture and subsequent conversion,Energy Environ. Sci.2012, 5, 6602-6639.
Yang, Z.-Z.; He, L.-N.*; Yu, B. CO2 capture and activation by superbase/polyethylene glycol and its subsequent conversion, Energy Environ Sci. 2011, 4, 3971-3975.