1)  Bio-inspired synthesis and self-assembly of advanced inorganic materials;

2)  Templated-directed organization of nanoparticles;

3)  Novel inorganic synthesis;

4)  Synthesis of biominerals and their applications;  

5)  Optical, electronic, magnetic, and catalytic properties of low dimensional nanostructured materials and their applications in nanodevices and biotechnology.



1) “Inorganic synthesis”, supported by the distinguished Youth Fund of the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 20325104)) (2003-2007).

2).“Nanostructured materials: synthesis and characterization”, supported by the Distinguished Team Fund of the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 20321101). (2003-2007).

3) “Bio-inspired strategies for inorganic functional nanomaterials and inorganic-organic hybrids”, Key Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 50732006) (2008-2011).

4) “Nanostructured Modular Materials”, supported by “Partner-Group between Max Planck Society and Chinese Academy of Sciences”. (2005-2009).