Liu Yu
Academic Background
Doctor degree
Graduate School
Himeji Institute of Technology
Professional Title
Administrative Post
Department of Chemistry
Special Talent
Cheung Kong Scholar Distinguished Professor, Winner of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars
College of Chemistry, Nankai University, 94 Weijin Road, Tianjin 300071, China
Research Group Website
Research Interest
Molecular Recognition of Synthetic Receptors
Molecular Assembly of Synthetic Receptors and Construction of Nano-sized Supramolecular Aggregates
Application of Supramolecular Technology in Molecular Pharmaceutics
Thermodynamics of Molecular Recognition and Assembly

1974 to 1977 University of Science and Technology of China, Department of
Modern Chemistry
1977 to 1986 Research assistant, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
1986 to 1991 Hemiji Institute of Technology, Department of Applied Chemistry
1991 to 1992 Post-doctoral research,Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
1993 Professor, Department of Chemistry, Nankai University

Honors and Awards
1996,The Outstanding Young Scientists
2000,The Cheung Kong Scholars
1998,The Second-class Award of Scientific and Technological Progress Prize by Ministry of Education
2000,The First-class Award of Natural Science Prize by Tianjin
2002,The Second-class Award of Scientific and Technological Progress Prize by Ministry of Education
2005,The First-class Award of Natural Science Prize by Tianjin
2010,The Second-class Award of the State Natural Science Award

Scientific Achievements & Selected Publications
1. Sheng-Hua Li, Heng-Yi Zhang, Xiufang Xu, and Yu Liu*
Mechanically Selflocked Chiral Gemini-Catenanes
Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 7590.
2. Yong Chen and Yu Liu*
Construction and Functions of Cyclodextrin-Based 1D Supramolecular Strands and their Secondary Assemblies
Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 5403–5409
3. He-Lue Sun, Yong Chen, Jin Zhao, and Yu Liu*
Photocontrolled Reversible Conversion of Nanotube and Nanoparticle Mediated by b-Cyclodextrin Dimers
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 9376-9380.
4. Yi-Xuan Wang, Ying-Ming Zhang, and Yu Liu*
Photolysis of an Amphiphilic Assembly by Calixarene-Induced Aggregation
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 4543-4549.
5. Dong-Sheng Guo, and Yu Liu*
Supramolecular Chemistry of p-Sulfonatocalix[n]arenes and its Biological Applications
Acc. Chem. Res., 2014, 47, 1925-1934.
6. Bang-Ping Jiang, Dong-Sheng Guo, Yan-Cen Liu, Kun-Peng Wang, and Yu Liu*
Photomodulated Fluorescence of Supramolecular Assemblies of Sulfonatocalixarenes and Tetraphenylethene
ACS Nano, 2014, 8, 1609-1618.
7. Hong-Bo Cheng, Heng-Yi Zhang, and Yu Liu*
Dual Stimulus Luminescent Lanthanide Molecular Switch Based on Unsymmetrical Perfluorocyclopentene Diarylethene
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 10190-10193
8. Dong-Sheng Guo, and Yu Liu*
Calixarene-based Supramolecular Polymerization in Solution
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 5907-5921.
9. Dong-Sheng Guo, Kui Wang, Yi-Xuan Wang, and Yu Liu*
A Cholinesterase-Responsive Supramolecular Vesicle
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 10244-10250.
10. Zhi-Jun Zhang, Heng-Yi Zhang, Hui Wang, and Yu Liu*
A Twin-Axial Hetero[7]rotaxane
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 10834–10838.

Professional Cultivation
Postdoctoral 6, Doctor 60, master 42