Liu Tianfei

Liu Tianfei
Doctor degree Researcher
Liu Tianfei,Doctor degree,Researcher,Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry,graduated from SIOC, UCAS.
Special Talent:
Address:Weijin Road No. 94, Tian-Nan combined building, D-303-1, State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, 300071
Research Group Website:
Research Interest:

Our group is focusing on the mechanism study of the key bond transforming in the organometallic and elemento-organic systems, using the methods of physical organic chemistry, to explore and discover new photo/electronic catalytic reaction systems. Our interests include:

1. Proton-coupled electron transfer (PCET) and other electron-coupled group transfer process in the organometallic and elemento-organic systems;

2. Physical organic chemistry in the new elemento-organic solvent environments;

3. Artificial modeling system for mimicking the metal cofacts of metalloenzymes and the active side of the artificial catalysts;

4. To explore and discover new photo/electronic catalytic reaction systems.


2020.12-present Professor(tenure track) State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. 

2018.8-2020.10 Postdoc (J1 visiting scholar on DS2019), UNC at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Supervisor: Prof. Alex Miller

2015.3-2018.6 Postdoc and Researcher, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Supervisor: Prof. Leif Hammarström, collaborated with Prof. Sascha Ott. 

2014.8-2015.3 Research Assistant, CBMS at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Supported by Prof. Lei Jiao.

2009.9-2014.7 Ph.D. education, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, UCAS, Shanghai, China. Supervisor: Prof. Qilong Shen.

2004.9-2008.7 B.S. education, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China.

Honors and Awards

1. Travel Award for The 3rd International Conference on Proton Coupled Electron Transfer, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA. June 2018.

2. Outstanding Graduate of Shanghai. June, 2014.

3. Student Travel Award for The Roche and RSC Chemistry Symposium. Oct., 2013.

4. Best Presentation Award for The 8th Syngenta International Conference. Oct., 2013.

5. National Scholarship for graduate students. Dec., 2012

6. Merit Student of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. July, 2012.

7. SIOC Nien-chu Yang Scholarship. Jun., 2012.

Syngenta PhD Student Fellowship Award. 27th, Sept., 2011.

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications

Selected publication before Nankai:

1. Tianfei Liu, Robin Tyburski, Shihuai Wang, Ricardo Fernández-Terán, Sascha Ott, Leif Hammarström, Elucidating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Mechanisms of Metal Hydrides with Free-Energy and Pressure Dependent Kinetics, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 17245. Highlighted by X-mol: 

2. Tianfei Liu, Meiyuan Guo, Andreas Orthaber, Reiner Lomoth, Marcus Lundberg, Sascha Ott and Leif Hammarström, Accelerating Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer of Metal Hydrides in Catalyst Model Reactions, Nat. Chem., 2018, 10, 881. Highlighted by X-mol:

Professional Cultivation

The laboratory is looking for the above research directions: 

1. Ph.D. and master students (for both domestic and international candidates): 

We welcome international undergraduates and master students majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering contact us to apply for Ph.D. and master's degrees in our research group.

We warmly welcome talented bachelor students to visit our lab.

2. Postdocs (for both domestic and international candidates): 

We welcome international scholars with a Ph.D. degrees or senior Ph.D. students majoring in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, or physical chemistry to contact us. The candidates with background and experience in any of the following directions are preferred: organometallic chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, electrochemistry, photochemistry, spectroscopy, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, being familiar with MatLab, Python, or other data processing software, etc. The candidates should have interests and passions in chemistry, work rigorously, diligently, and courageously strive for the first place; have good English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and be able to write scientific papers professionally. For other specific requirements and policies on insurance and benefits, please refer to the official website of College of Chemistry: 

3.  Research Assistant (for domesticcandidates only ):

Master degree or bachelor degree, with more than one year of organic synthesis work experience. Rigorous work, hardworking, and teamwork spirit. Work and welfare benefits will be considered based on the relevant policies of the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, and allowances will be paid based on work performance.