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  1. Gebre, S.T.; Kiefer, L.M.; Guo, F.; Yang, K.R.; Miller, C.; Liu, Y.; Kubiak, C.P.; Batista, V.S.; and Lian, T.;  Amine Hole Scavengers Facilitate Both Electron and Hole Transfer in a Nanocrystal/Molecular Hybrid Photocatalyst. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2023
  2. Xu, Z.; Hou, B.; Zhao, F.; Suo, S.; Liu, Y.; Shi, H.; Cai, Z.; Hill, C.L.; Musaev, D.G.; Mecklenburg, M. and Cronin, S.B.; Direct In Situ Measurement of Quantum Efficiencies of Charge Separation and Proton Reduction at TiO2-Protected GaP Photocathodes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2023
  3. He, S.; Jin, T.; Ni, A. and Lian, T.; Electron Trapping Prolongs the Lifetime of Charge-Separated States in 2D Perovskite Nanoplatelet-Hole Acceptor Complexes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2023, 14, pp.2241-2250.


  1. He, S.; Li, Q.; Jin, T.; Lian, T.; Contributions of exciton fine structure and hole trapping on the hole state filling effect in the transient absorption spectra of CdSe quantum dots. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2022, 156(5), 054704.
  2. Miyashita, T.; Jaimes, P.; Lian, T.; Tang, M. L.;  Xu, Z.; Quantifying the Ligand-Induced Triplet Energy Transfer Barrier in a Quantum Dot-Based Upconversion System. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2022,13(13), 3002-3007.
  3. Jin, T.; He, S.; Zhu, Y.; Egap, E.; Lian, T.; Bright State Sensitized Triplet Energy Transfer from Quantum Dot to Molecular Acceptor Revealed by Temperature Dependent Energy Transfer Dynamics. Nano Letters, 2022, 22(10), 3897-3903.
  4. Shang, B.; Zhao, F.; Choi, C.; Jia, X.; Pauly, M.; Wu, Y.; … Lian, T.; Wang, H.;  Monolayer Molecular Functionalization Enabled by Acid–Base Interaction for High-Performance Photochemical CO2 Reduction. ACS Energy Letters, 2022, 7(7), 2265-2272.
  5. Liang, S.; He, S.; Zhang, M.; Yan, Y.; Jin, T.; Lian, T.; Lin, Z.; Tailoring charge separation at meticulously engineered conjugated polymer/perovskite quantum dot interface for photocatalyzing atom transfer radical polymerization. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144(28), 12901-12914.
  6. Bhattacharyya, D.; Videla, P. E.; Palasz, J. M.; Tangen, I.; Meng, J.; Kubiak, C. P.; … & Lian, T.; Sub-nanometer mapping of the interfacial electric field profile using a vibrational stark shift ruler. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022 144(31), 14330-14338.
  7. Li, C. Y.; Chen, M.; Liu, S.; Lu, X.; Meng, J.; Yan, J.; … & Lian, T.;  Unconventional interfacial water structure of highly concentrated aqueous electrolytes at negative electrode polarizations. Nature Communications, 2022,13 (1), 5330.
  8. Wang, J.W.; Ma, F.; Jin, T.; He, P.; Luo, Z.M.; Kupfer, S.; Karnahl, M.; Zhao, F.; Xu, Z.; Jin, T.; and Lian, T.; Homoleptic Al (III) Photosensitizers for Durable CO2 Photoreduction. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 145(1), pp.676-688.


  1. Bhattacharyya, D.; Videla, P.; Cattaneo, M.; Batista, V.; Lian, T. and Kubiak, C.; Vibrational Stark shift spectroscopy of catalysts under the influence of electric fields at electrode–solution interfaces, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 10131-10149
  2. Wang, D.; Xu, Z.; Sheridan, M.; Concepcion, J.; Li, F.; Lian, T. and Meyer, T.; Photodriven water oxidation initiated by a surface bound chromophore-donor-catalyst assemblyChem. Sci., 2021, 12, 14441-14450
  3. Yin, Q.; Xu, Z.; Lian, T.; Musaev, D. G.; Hill, C. L.; Geletii, Y. V.; Tafel slope analyses for homogeneous catalytic reactions. Catalysts, 2021, 11(1), 87.
  4. Kaledin, A.; Lian, T.; Hill, C. and Musaev, D.; An All-Atom Theory of Electron Transfer at Nanocrystal/Molecule Interfaces: A Hybrid LCAO/DFT Approach, J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 9, 5116–5126
  5. Yang, W.; Liu, Y.; Cullen, D.; McBride, J. and Lian, T.; Harvesting Sub-Bandgap IR Photons by Photothermionic Hot Electron Transfer in a Plasmonic p–n Junction, Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 9, 4036–4043
  6. Song, J.; Long, J.; Liu, Y.; Xu, Z.; Ge, A.; Piercy, B.; Cullen, D.; Ivanov, L.; McBride, J.; Losego, M. and Lian, T.; Highly Efficient Plasmon Induced Hot-Electron Transfer at Ag/TiO2 Interface, ACS Photonics 2021, 8, 5, 1497–1504
  7. Lemasters, R.; Shcherbakov, M.; Yang, G.; Song, J.; Lian, T.; Harutyunyan, H. and Shvets, G.; Deep Optical Switching on Subpicosecond Timescales in an Amorphous Ge MetamaterialAdv.OpticalMater. 2021, 9, 2100240
  8. Zhu, Y.; Jin, T.; Lian, T. and Egap, E.; Enhancing the efficiency of semiconducting quantum dot photocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization by ligand shell engineering, J. Chem. Phys154, 204903 (2021)
  9. Yang, W.; Liu, Y.; Edvinsson, T.; Castner, A.; Wang, S.; He, S.; Ott, S.; Hammarstrom, L. and Lian, T.; Photoinduced Fano Resonances between Quantum Confined Nanocrystals and Adsorbed Molecular Catalysts, Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 13, 5813–5818
  10. Xu, Z.; Hou, B.; Zhao, F.; Cai, Z.; Shi, H.; Liu, Y.; Hill, C.; Musaev, D., Mecklenburg, M.; Cronin, S. and Lian, T.; Nanoscale TiO2 Protection Layer Enhances the Built-In Field and Charge Separation Performance of GaP Photoelectrodes, Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 19, 8017–8024
  11. Liu, Y.; Cullen, D.; Lian, T.; Slow Auger Recombination of Trapped Excitons Enables Efficient Multiple Electron Transfer in CdS–Pt Nanorod Heterostructures, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 48, 20264–20273


  1. Yang, W.; Yang, Y.; Kaledin, A.L.; He, S.; Jin, T.; McBride, J.R. and Lian, T.; Surface passivation extends single and biexciton lifetimes of InP quantum dots, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 5779-5789
  2. Kaledin, A.L.; Yin, Q.; Hill, C.L.; Lian, T. and Musaev, D.G., Ion-pairing in polyoxometalate chemistry: impact of fully hydrated alkali metal cations on properties of the keggin [PW12O40]3− anion, Dalton Trans., 2020,49, 11170-11178
  3. Taghinejad, M.; Xu, Z.; Wang, H.; Taghinejad, H.; Lee, K.T.; Rodrigues, S.P.; Adibi, A.; Qian, X.; Lian, T. and Cai, W.; Photocarrier‐Induced Active Control of Second‐Order Optical Nonlinearity in Monolayer MoS2. Small, 2020, 16(5),1906347
  4. Taghinejad, M.; Xu, Z.; Lee, K. T.; Lian, T.; Cai, W.; Transient Second-Order Nonlinear Media: Breaking the Spatial Symmetry in the Time Domain via Hot-Electron Transfer, Physical Review Letters, 2020, 124 (1), 013901
  5. De Roo, J.; Huang, Z.; Schuster, N. J.; Hamachi, L. S.; Congreve, D. N.; Xu, Z.; Xia, P.; Fishman, D.A.; Lian, T.; Owen, J.S, and Tang, M.L. Anthracene Diphosphate Ligands for CdSe Quantum Dots; Molecular Design for Efficient Upconversion, Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 32.4: 1461-1466.
  6. Liu, Y.; Chen, Q.; Cullen, D.A.; Xie, Z. and Lian, T.;  Efficient Hot Electron Transfer from Small Au Nanoparticles, Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 6, 4322–4329
  7. Cattaneo, M.; Guo, F.; Kelly, H.; Videla, P.E.; Kiefer, L.; Gebre, S.; Ge, A.; Liu, Q.; Wu, S.; Lian, T. and Batista, V.S.; Robust Binding of Disulfide-Substituted Rhenium Bipyridyl Complexes for CO2 Reduction on Gold Electrodes, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020, 8, p.86.
  8. Jin, T.; Uhlikova, N.; Xu, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Huang, Y.; Egap, E. and Lian, T.; Competition of Dexter, Förster, and charge transfer pathways for quantum dot sensitized triplet generation, J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 152(21), 214702.
  9. Ge, A.; Kastlunger, G.; Meng, J.; Lindgren, P.; Song, J.; Liu, Q.; Zaslavsky, A.; Lian, T. and Peterson, A.A., On the Coupling of Electron Transfer to Proton Transfer at Electrified Interfaces, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 27, 11829–11834
  10. Yang, W.; Vansuch, G.E.; Liu, Y.; Jin, T.; Liu, Q.; Ge, A.; Sanchez, M.L.; K. Haja, D.; Adams, M.W.; Dyer, R.B. and Lian, T.;  Surface-Ligand “Liquid” to “Crystalline” Phase Transition Modulates the Solar H2 Production Quantum Efficiency of CdS Nanorod/Mediator/Hydrogenase AssembliesACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 31, 35614–35625
  11. Xu, Z.; Huang, Z.; Li, C.; Huang, T.; Evangelista, F.A.; Tang, M.L. and Lian, T.; Tuning QD/mediator Interface for Optimal Efficiency of Quantum Dot Sensitized Near-Infrared to Visible Photon Upconversion Systems, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 32, 36558–36567
  12. Li, Q.; He, S. and Lian, T.; How Exciton and Single Carriers Block the Excitonic Transition in Two-Dimensional Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanoplatelets; Nano Lett., 2020, 20, 8, 6162–6169
  13. Xu, Z.; Huang, Z.; Li, C.; Huang, T.; Evangelista, F.A.; Tang, M.L. and Lian, T.; Tuning the Quantum Dot (QD)/Mediator Interface for Optimal Efficiency of QD-Sensitized Near-Infrared-to-Visible Photon Upconversion Systems, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12(32), 36558-36567.
  14. Jin, T. and Lian, T.; Trap state mediated triplet energy transfer from CdSe quantum dots to molecular acceptors, J. Chem. Phys., 2020, 153(7), 074703.
  15. Xu, G.; Li, Q.; Liu, Y.; Jin, T.; Chen, Y.; Guo, L. and Lian, T.;Enhanced Light-Driven Charge Separation and H2 Generation Efficiency in WSe2 Nanosheet–Semiconductor Nanocrystal HeterostructuresACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 40, 44769–44776
  16. Huang, Z.; Xu, Z.; Huang, T.; Gray, V. Moth-Poulsen, K; Lian, T.; and Tang, M. L.; Evolution from tunneling to hopping mediated triplet energy transfer from quantum dots to molecules, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 41, 17581–17588
  17. Xu, Z.; Huang, Y.; Cao, Y.; Jin, T.; Miler, K.; Kaledin, A.; Musaev, D.; Lian, T. and Egap, E.; Enhanced intersystem crossing of boron dipyrromethene by TEMPO radical, J. Chem. Phys. 153, 154201 (2020)
  18. Xu, Z.; Huang, Y.; Jin, T.; Lian, T. and Tang, M. L.; Mechanistic understanding and rational design of quantum dot/mediator interfaces for efficient photon upconversion, Acc. Chem. Res. 2021, 54, 1, 70–80
  19. Yang, W.; Liu, Y.; McBride, J. and Lian, T.; Ultrafast and Long-Lived Transient Heating of Surface Adsorbates on Plasmonic Semiconductor Nanocrystals,Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 1, 453–461
  20. Collins, S.; Searles, E.; Tauzin, L.; Lou, M.; Bursi, L.; Liu, Y.; Song, J.; Flatebo, C.; Baiyasi, R.; Cai, Y.; Foerster, B.; Lian, T.; Nordlander, N., Link, S.; Landes, C.; Plasmon Energy Transfer in Hybrid Nanoantennas, ACS Nano 2021, 15, 6, 9522–9530
  21. Yin, Q.; Xu, Z.; Lian, T.; Musaev, D.; Hill, C. and Geletii, Y.; Tafel Slope Analyses for Homogeneous Catalytic Reactions, Catalysts 202111(1), 87


  1. Jin, T.; Uhlikova, N.; Xu, Z.; Zhu, Y.; Huang, Y.; Egap, E.; Lian, T.; Enhanced triplet state generation through radical pair intermediates in BODIPY-quantum dot complexes, The Journal of Chemical Physics 151 (24), 241101
  2. Li, Q.; Lian, T.; Exciton Spatial Coherence and Optical Gain in Colloidal Two-Dimensional Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanoplatelets, Accounts of chemical research 52 (9), 2684-2693
  3. Shang, Q.; Kaledin, A. L., Li, Q.; Lian, T.; Size dependent charge separation and recombination in CsPbI3 perovskite quantum dots, The Journal of chemical physics 151 (7), 074705
  4. Shang, Q.; Piercy, B. D.; Losego, M. D.; Lian, T.;Effect of Surface Ligand on Charge Separation and Recombination at CsPbI3 Perovskite Quantum Dot/TiO2 Interfaces, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123 (35), 21415-21421
  5. Li, Q.; Yang, Y.; Que, W.; Lian, T.; Size-and Morphology-Dependent Auger Recombination in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Two-Dimensional Nanoplatelets and One-Dimensional Nanorods, Nano letters 19 (8), 5620-5627
  6. Huang, Z.; Xu, Z., Mahboub, M.; Liang, Z.; Jaimes, P.; Xia, P.; Graham, K. R.; Tang, M. L.; Lian, T; Enhanced near-infrared-to-visible upconversion by synthetic control of PbS nanocrystal triplet photosensitizers, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141 (25), 9769-9772
  7. Ge, A.; Rudshteyn, B.; Videla, P. E.; Miller, C. J.; Kubiak, C. P.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T.; Heterogenized Molecular Catalysts: Vibrational Sum-Frequency Spectroscopic, Electrochemical, and Theoretical Investigations, Accounts of chemical research 52 (5), 1289-1300
  8. Kaledin, A. L.; Hill, C. L.; Lian, T.; Musaev, D. G.; Modulating electronic coupling at the quantum dot/molecule interface by wavefunction engineering, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 124704 (2019).
  9. Li, Q.; Liu, Q., Schaller, R. D.; Lian, T.; Reducing Optical Gain Threshold in Two-Dimensional CdSe Nanoplatelets by Giant Oscillator Strength Transition Effect; J. Phys. Chem. Lett.201910 (7), pp 1624–1632.
  10. Li, Q.; Lian, T.; Ultrafast Charge Separation in Two-Dimensional CsPbBr3 Perovskite NanoplateletsJ. Phys. Chem. Lett.201910 (3), pp 566–573.
  11. Kaledin, A. L.; Hill, C. L.; Lian, T.; Musaev, D. G.; A Bulk Adjusted Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals (BA-LCAO) Approach for Nanoparticles, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2019, 40, 212–223.
  12. Xu, Z.; Jin, T., Huang, Y.; Mulla, K.; Evangelista, F. A.; Egap, E.; Lian, T.; Direct triplet sensitization of oligothiophene by quantum dots , Chemical science 10 (24), 6120-6124
  13. Shcherbakov, M.R.; Lemasters, R.; Fan, Z.; Song, J.; Lian, T.; Harutyunyan, H and Shvets, G.; Time-variant metasurfaces enable tunable spectral bands of negative extinction, Optica, 2019, 6(11), 1441-1442.


  1. M. Taghinejad, H. Taghinejad, S. T. Malak, H. Moradinejad, E. V. Woods, Z. Xu, Y. Liu, A. A. Eftekhar, T. Lian, V. V. Tsukruk, A. Adibi; Sharp and Tunable Crystal/Fano‐Type Resonances Enabled by Out‐of‐Plane Dipolar Coupling in Plasmonic Nanopatch Arrays, Annalen der Physik 530 (10), 1700395.
  2. M. Taghinejad, H. Taghinejad, Z. Xu, K. Lee, S.P. Rodrigues, J. Yan, A.Adibi, T. Lian, W. Cai; Ultrafast Control of Phase and Polarization of Light Expedited by Hot-Electron Transfer; Nano letters 18 (9), 5544-5551.
  3. A.L. Kaledin, D. Kong, K. Wu, T. Lian, D.G. Musaev; Quantum confinement theory of auger-assisted biexciton recombination dynamics in type-I and quasi type-II quantum dots; The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122 (32), 18742-18750.
  4. M. Taghinejad, H. Taghinejad, Z. Xu, Y. Liu, S. P. Rodrigues, K. Lee, T. Lian, A. Adibi, W. Cai; Hot‐Electron‐Assisted Femtosecond All‐Optical Modulation in Plasmonics, Advanced Materials 30 (9), 1704915.
  5. K. P. Sullivan, Qi. Yin, D. L. Collins-Wildman, M. Tao, Y. V. Geletii,1D. G. Musaev, T. Lian, C. L. Hill; Multi-Tasking POM SystemsFront Chem. 2018; 6: 365.
  6. Clark, M. L.; Ge, A.; Videla, P. E.; Rudshteyn, B.; Miller, C. J.; Song, J.;  Batista, V. S.; Lian, T.; Kubiak, C. P., CO2 Reduction Catalysts on Gold Electrode Surfaces Influenced by Large Electric FieldsJ. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 17643−17655.
  7. Ge, A.; Rudshteyn, B.; Zhu, J.; Maurer, R. J.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T., Electron–Hole-Pair-Induced Vibrational Energy Relaxation of Rhenium Catalysts on Gold Surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9, 406-412.
  8. Ge, A.; Videla, P. E.; Rudshteyn, B.; Liu, Q.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T., Dopant-Dependent SFG Response of Rhenium CO2 Reduction Catalysts Chemisorbed on SrTiO3 (100) Single Crystals. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018.
  9. Kong, D.; Jia, Y.; Ren, Y.; Xie, Z.; Wu, K.; Lian, T., Shell-Thickness-Dependent Biexciton Lifetime in Type I and Quasi-Type II Cdse@ Cds Core/Shell Quantum Dots. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018.
  10. Li, Q.; Lian, T., A Model for Optical Gain in Colloidal Nanoplatelets. Chemical Science 2018, 9, 728-734.
  11. Li, Q.; Lian, T., Exciton Dissociation Dynamics and Light-Driven H2 Generation in Colloidal 2d Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanoplatelet Heterostructures. Nano Research 2018, 1-19.
  12. Song, J.; Ge, A.; Piercy, B.; Losego, M. D.; Lian, T., Effects of Al2O3 Atomic Layer Deposition on Interfacial Structure and Electron Transfer Dynamics at Re-Bipyridyl Complex/TiO2 Interfaces. Chemical Physics 2018.
  13. Zhao, F.; Li, Q.; Han, K.; Lian, T., Mechanism of Efficient Viologen Radical Generation by Ultrafast Electron Transfer from CdS Quantum Dots. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122 (30), 17136-17142.
  14. Li, Q.; Zhao, F.; Qu, C.; Shang, Q.; Xu, Z.; Yu, L.; McBride, J. R.; Lian, T., Two-Dimensional Morphology Enhances Light-Driven H2 Generation Efficiency in CdS Nanoplatelet-Pt Heterostructures. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2018, 140 (37), 11726-11734.
  15. Huang, Y.; Xu, Z.; Jin, S.; Li, C.; Warncke, K.; Evangelista, F. A.; Lian, T.; Egap, E., Conjugated Oligomers with Stable Radical Substituents: Synthesis, Single Crystal Structures, Electronic Structure and Excited State Dynamics. Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30 (21), 7840-7851.


  1. Li, Q.; Lian, T., Area-and Thickness-Dependent Biexciton Auger Recombination in Colloidal CdSe Nanoplatelets: Breaking the “Universal Volume Scaling Law”. Nano Letters 2017, 17 (5), 3152-3158.
  2. Li, Q.; Xu, Z.; McBride, J. R.; Lian, T., Low Threshold Multiexciton Optical Gain in Colloidal CdSe/CdTe Core/Crown Type-II Nanoplatelet Heterostructures. ACS nano 2017, 11 (3), 2545-2553.
  3. Lee, S.; Wang, Y.; Liu, Y.; Lee, D.; Lee, K.; Lee, D. C.; Lian, T., Exciton dynamics in cation-exchanged CdSe/PbSe nanorods: The role of defects. Chemical Physics Letters 2017
  4. Pavlopoulos, N. G.; Dubose, J. T.; Liu, Y.; Huang, X.; Pinna, N.; Willinger, M.-G.; Lian, T.; Char, K.; Pyun, J., Type I Vs. Quasi-Type II Modulation in Cdse@Cds Tetrapods: Ramifications for Noble Metal Tipping. CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 6443-6453.
  5. Guzelturk, B.; Kelestemur, Y.; Olutas, M.; Li, Q.; Lian, T.; Demir, H. V., High-Efficiency Optical Gain in Type-II Semiconductor Nanocrystals of Alloyed Colloidal Quantum Wells. J Phys Chem Lett 2017, 8, 5317-5324.
  6. Chica, B.; Wu, C.-H.; Liu, Y.; Adams, M. W. W.; Lian, T.; Dyer, R. B., Balancing Electron Transfer Rate and Driving Force for Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production in Cdse/Cds Nanorod–[Nife] Hydrogenase Assemblies. Energy Environ. Sci. 2017, 10, 2245-2255.
  7. Ge, A.; Videla, P. E.; Lee, G. L.; Rudshteyn, B.; Song, J.; Kubiak, C. P.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T., Interfacial Structure and Electric Field Probed by in Situ Electrochemical Vibrational Stark Effect Spectroscopy and Computational Modeling. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017, 121, 18674-18682.


  1. Wang, M.; Chen, J.; Lian, T.; Zhan, W., Mimicking Photosynthesis with Supercomplexed Lipid Nanoassemblies: Design, Performance, and Enhancement Role of Cholesterol. Langmuir 2016, 32 (29), 7326-7338.
  2. Tian, W.; Cui, R.; Leng, J.; Liu, J.; Li, Y.; Zhao, C.; Zhang, J.; Deng, W.; Lian, T.; Jin, S., Limiting Perovskite Solar Cell Performance by Heterogeneous Carrier Extraction. Angewandte Chemie 2016, 128 (42), 13261-13265.
  3. Li, Q.; Zhou, B.; McBride, J. R.; Lian, T., Efficient Diffusive Transport of Hot and Cold Excitons in Colloidal Type II CdSe/CdTe Core/Crown Nanoplatelet Heterostructures. ACS Energy Letters 2016, 2 (1), 174-181.
  4. Magnotti, E. L.; Hughes, S. A.; Dillard, R. S.; Wang, S.; Hough, L.; Karumbamkandathil, A.; Lian, T.; Wall, J. S.; Zuo, X.; Wright, E. R., Self-Assembly of an α-Helical Peptide into a Crystalline Two-Dimensional Nanoporous Framework. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138 (50), 16274-16282.
  5. Haiming Zhu, Ye Yang, Kaifeng Wu, Tianquan Lian,  ”Charge Transfer Dynamics from Photoexcited Semiconductor Quantum Dots”, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem., 2016, 67,1
  6. Ge, A.; Rudshteyn, B.; Psciuk, B. T.; Xiao, D.; Song, J.; Anfuso, C. L.; Ricks, A. M.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T., Surface-induced Anisotropic Binding of a Rhenium CO2-Reduction Catalyst on Rutile TiO2 (110) surfaces. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016, 120 (37), 20970-20977.
  7. Ye Yang, Kaifeng Wu, Andrew Shabaev, Alexander L. Efros, Tianquan Lian, Matthew C Beard, ”Direct Observation of Photo-Excited Hole Localization in CdSe Nanorods” ACS Energy Lett., 2016, 1, 76-81
  8. Elliot N Glass, John Fielden, Zhuangqun Huang, Xu Xiang, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, ”Transition Metal Substitution Effects on Metal-to-Polyoxometalate Charge Transfer” Inorg. Chem., 2016, 55 , 4308-4319
  9. Qiuyang Li, Kaifeng Wu, Jinquan Chen, Zheyuan Chen, James R McBride, Tianquan Lian, ”Size-Independent Exciton Localization Efficiency in Colloidal CdSe/CdS Core/Crown Nanosheet Type-I Heterostructures” ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 3843-3851
  10. Melissa L Clark, Benjamin Rudshteyn, Aimin Ge, Steven A Chabolla, Charles W Machan, Brian T Psciuk, Jia Song, Gabriele Canzi, Tianquan Lian, Victor S Batista, Clifford P Kubiak, ”Orientation of Cyano-Substituted Bipyridine Re (I) fac-Tricarbonyl Electrocatalysts Bound to Conducting Au SurfacesJ. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 1657–1665
  11. Kaifeng Wu, Tianquan Lian, ”Quantum confined colloidal nanorod heterostructures for solar-to-fuel conversion”  Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, Advance Article
  12. Weiwei Guo, Hongjin Lv, Zheyuan Chen, Kevin P Sullivan, Sarah M Lauinger, Yingnan Chi, Jordan M Sumliner, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, ”Self-assembly of polyoxometalates, Pt nanoparticles and metal–organic frameworks into a hybrid material for synergistic hydrogen evolution J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 5952-5957
  13. Yanyan Jia, Jinquan Chen, Kaifeng Wu, Alex Kaledin, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Zhaoxiong Xie, Tianquan Lian, ”Enhancing photo-reduction quantum efficiency using quasi-type II core/shell quantum dots”   Chem. Sci., 2016, Advance Article
  14. Youwei Wang, Yubo Zhang, Haiming Zhu, Jianjun Liu, Tianquan Lian, Wenqing Zhang, ”Geometry strategy for engineering the recombination possibility of excitons in nanowires” Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 7318-7325
  15. Kaifeng Wu, Guijie Liang, Degui Kong, Jinquan Chen, Zheyuan Chen, Xinhe Shan, James R McBride, Tianquan Lian, ”Quasi-type II CuInS 2/CdS core/shell quantum dots Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1238-1244
  16. Jinquan Chen, Kaifeng Wu, Benjamin Rudshteyn, Yanyan Jia, Wendu Ding, Zhao-xiong Xie, Victor S Batista, Tianquan Lian, ”Ultrafast Photo-induced Interfacial Proton Coupled Electron Transfer from CdSe Quantum Dots to 4, 4′-bipyridineJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 884–892


  1. Hongjin Lv, Yingnan Chi, Jan van Leusen, Paul Kögerler, Zheyuan Chen, John Bacsa, Yurii V Geletii, Weiwei Guo, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, ”[{Ni4 (OH)3AsO4} 4 (Bα‐PW9O34) 4] 28−: A New Polyoxometalate Structural Family with Catalytic Hydrogen Evolution Activity” Chem. Eur. J.2015, 21, 17363-17370
  2. Kaifeng Wu, Guijie Liang, Qiongyi Shang, Yueping Ren, Degui Kong, Tianquan Lian ,”Ultrafast interfacial electron and hole transfer from CsPbBr3 perovskite quantum dots J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015,137 , 12792–12795
  3. Ye Yang, Kaifeng Wu, Zheyuan Chen, Ban-Seok Jeong, Tianquan Lian, ” Competition of branch-to-core exciton localization and interfacial electron transfer in CdSe tetrapods”, Chem. Phys. 2016471, 32–38
  4. Sarah M Lauinger, Jordan M Sumliner, Qiushi Yin, Zihao Xu, Guijie Liang, Elliot N Glass, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill,”High Stability of Immobilized Polyoxometalates on TiO2 Nanoparticles and Nanoporous Films for Robust, Light-Induced Water OxidationChem. Mater., 2015, 27,  5886–5891
  5. Kaifeng Wu, Yongling Du, Hua Tang, Zheyuan Chen, Tianquan Lian ,”Efficient Extraction of Trapped Holes from Colloidal CdS NanorodsJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 10224–10230 
  6. K Wu, J. Chen, J. R. McBride, T. Lian,” Efficient hot-electron transfer by a plasmon-induced interfacial charge-transfer transition” Science2015,349, 632-635
  7. Kaifeng Wu, Lawrence J Hill, Jinquan Chen, James R McBride, Nicholas G Pavlopolous, Nathaniel E Richey, Jeffrey Pyun, Tianquan Lian,”Universal Length Dependence of Rod-to-Seed Exciton Localization Efficiency in Type I and Quasi-Type II CdSe@ CdS NanorodsACS Nano, 2015, 9, 4591-4599
  8. Kaifeng Wu, Haiming Zhu, Tianquan Lian, ”Ultrafast Exciton Dynamics and Light-Driven H2 Evolution in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanorods and Pt-Tipped NanorodsAcc. Chem. Res., 2015, 48, 851–859
  9. Alexey L Kaledin, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, Djamaladdin G Musaev ,”A Hybrid Quantum Mechanical Approach: Intimate Details of Electron Transfer between Type-I CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots and an Anthraquinone MoleculeJ.Phys. Chem. B, 2015,119, 7651–7658
  10. Kaifeng Wu, Qiuyang Li, Yanyan Jia, James R McBride, Zhao-xiong Xie, Tianquan Lian ,”Efficient and Ultrafast Formation of Long-Lived Charge-Transfer Exciton State in Atomically Thin Cadmium Selenide/Cadmium Telluride Type-II HeteronanosheetsACS Nano, 2015, 9, 961–968
  11. John Fielden, Jordan M Sumliner, Nannan Han, Yurii V Geletii, Xu Xiang, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill,”Water splitting with polyoxometalate-treated photoanodes: enhancing performance through sensitizer design”  Chem. Sci, 2015, 6, 5531-5543
  12. Wu, K., Li, Q., Du, Y., Chen, Z., & Lian, T. Ultrafast exciton quenching by energy and electron transfer in colloidal CdSe nanosheet–Pt heterostructuresChem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1049-1054. Link


  1. Hongjin Lv, Weiwei Guo, Kaifeng Wu, Zheyuan Chen, John Bacsa, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Yurii V Geletii, Sarah M Lauinger, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, A noble-metal-free, tetra-nickel polyoxotungstate catalyst for efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolutionJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 14015-14018
  2. LA Lane, AM Smith, T Lian, S Nie, Compact and blinking-suppressed quantum dots for single-particle tracking in live cells, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014118, 14140-14147
  3. Chongchao Zhao, Elliot N Glass, Bryant Chica, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Jordan M Sumliner, R Brian Dyer, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, All-Inorganic Networks and Tetramer Based on Tin (II)-Containing Polyoxometalates: Tuning Structural and Spectral Properties with Lone-PairsJ. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014,136, 12085-12091
  4. AL Kaledin, T Lian, CL Hill, DG Musaev, An Infinite Order Discrete Variable Representation of an Effective Mass Hamiltonian: Application to Exciton Wave Functions in Quantum Confined NanostructuresJ. Chem. Theory Compt., 2014, 10, 3409-3416
  5. Tao Jiang, Chunfu Xu, Yang Liu, Zheng Liu, Joseph S Wall, Xiaobing Zuo, Tianquan Lian, Khalid Salaita, Chaoying Ni, Darrin Pochan, Vincent P Conticello. Structurally defined nanoscale sheets from self-assembly of collagen-mimetic peptides. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014,136, 4300-4308. 
  6. Wu, K., Chen, Z., Lv, H., Zhu, H., Hill, C. L., & Lian, T. Hole Removal Rate Limits Photodriven H2 Generation Efficiency in CdS-Pt and CdSe/CdS-Pt Semiconductor Nanorod–Metal Tip Heterostructures. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014,136, 7708-7716.
  7. Wu, K., Rodríguez-Córdoba, W., & Lian, T. Exciton Localization and Dissociation Dynamics in CdS and CdS–Pt Quantum Confined Nanorods: Effect of Nonuniform Rod DiametersJ. Phys. Chem. B, 2014118, 14062-14069. 
  8. Yang, Y., & Lian, T. Multiple exciton dissociation and hot electron extraction by ultrafast interfacial electron transfer from PbS QDsCoord. Chem. Rev., 2014, 263, 229-238. 
  9. Zhu, H., Chen, Z., Wu, K., & Lian, T. Wavelength dependent efficient photoreduction of redox mediators using type II ZnSe/CdS nanorod heterostructuresChem.Sci., 2014, 5, 3905-3914. 
  10. Haiming Zhu, Ye Yang, Kim Hyeon-Deuk, Marco Califano, Nianhui Song, Youwei Wang, Wenqing Zhang, Oleg V Prezhdo, Tianquan Lian, T. Auger-assisted electron transfer from photoexcited semiconductor quantum dotsNano Lett, 201414, 1263-1269. 
  11. EN Glass, J Fielden, AL Kaledin, DG Musaev, T Lian, CL Hill, Extending Metal‐to‐Polyoxometalate Charge Transfer Lifetimes: The Effect of Heterometal LocationChem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 4297-4307


  1. Liu, Z., Ricks, A. M., Wang, H., Song, N., Fan, F., Zou, S., & Lian, T. High-Resolution Imaging of Electric Field Enhancement and Energy-Transfer Quenching by a Single Silver Nanowire Using QD-Modified AFM TipsJ. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4, 2284-2291.
  2. Liu, Z., Zhu, H., Song, N., & Lian, T. Probing Spatially Dependent PhotoinducedCharge Transfer Dynamics to TiO2 Nanoparticles Using Single Quantum Dot Modified Atomic Force Microscopy TipsNano Lett, 2013,13, 5563-5569.
  3. Hongjin Lv, Jie Song, Haiming Zhu, Yurii V Geletii, John Bacsa, Chongchao Zhao, Tianquan Lian, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Craig L Hill,  Visible-light-driven hydrogen evolution from water using a noble-metal-free polyoxometalatecatalyst. J. Catal., 2013, 307, 48-54.
  4. Benjamin Matt, Xu Xiang, Alexey L Kaledin, Nannan Han, Jamal Moussa, Hani Amouri, Sandra Alves, Craig L Hill, Tianquan Lian, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Guillaume Izzet, Anna Proust, Long lived charge separation in iridium (III)-photosensitized polyoxometalates: synthesis, photophysical and computational studies of organometallic–redox tunable oxide assembliesChem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1737-1745.
  5. Ricks, A. M., Anfuso, C. L., Rodríguez-Córdoba, W., & Lian, T.  Vibrational relaxation dynamics of catalysts on TiO 2 Rutile (110) single crystal surfaces and anatasenanoporous thin filmsChem. Phys., 2013, 422, 264-271.
  6. Song, N., Zhu, H., Liu, Z., Huang, Z., Wu, D., & Lian, T. Unravelingthe exciton quenching mechanism of quantum dots on antimony-doped SnO2 films by transient absorption and single dot fluorescence spectroscopyACS Nano, 2013, 7, 1599-1608.
  7. Wu, K., Liu, Z., Zhu, H., & Lian, T. Exciton Annihilation and Dissociation Dynamics in Group II–V Cd3P2 Quantum Dots. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 6362-6372.
  8. Wu, K., Rodriguez-Cordoba, W. E., Liu, Z., Zhu, H., & Lian, T. Beyond Band Alignment: Hole Localization Driven Formation of Three Spatially Separated Long-Lived Exciton States in CdSe/CdS NanorodsACS Nano, 2013, 7, 7173-7185.
  9. Wu, K., Rodríguez-Córdoba, W. E., Yang, Y., & Lian, T. Plasmon-induced hot electron transfer from the Au tip to CdSrod in CdS-Au nanoheterostructuresNano Lett, 2013,13, 5255-5263.
  10. Wu, K., Song, N., Liu, Z., Zhu, H., Rodríguez-Córdoba, W., & Lian, T. Interfacial charge separation and recombination in InP and quasi-type II InP/CdS core/shell quantum dot-molecular acceptor complexes.  J. Phys. Chem. A, 2013, 117, 7561-7570.
  11. Xu Xiang, John Fielden, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, Zhuangqun Huang, Naifei Zhang, Zhen Luo, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, Electron transfer dynamics in semiconductor–chromophore–polyoxometalatecatalyst photoanodes J. Phys. Chem. C, 2013, 117, 918-926.
  12. Yang, Y., Liu, Z., & Lian, T. Bulk transport and interfacial transfer dynamics of photogeneratedcarriers in CdSe quantum dot solid electrodesNano Lett, 2013, 13, 3678-3683.
  13. Chongchao Zhao, Choon Sung Kambara, Ye Yang, Alexey L Kaledin, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Tianquan Lian, Craig L Hill, Synthesis, structures, and photochemistry of tricarbonylmetal polyoxoanioncomplexes,[X2W20O70 {M (CO) 3} 2] 12–(X= Sb, Bi and M= Re, Mn)Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 671-678.
  14. Chongchao Zhao, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, Alexey L Kaledin, Ye Yang, Yurii V Geletii, Tianquan Lian, Djamaladdin G Musaev, Craig L Hill,  An Inorganic ChromophoreBased on a Molecular Oxide Supported Metal Carbonyl Cluster:[P2W17O61 {Re (CO) 3} 3 {ORb (H2O)}(μ3-OH)] 9–. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 13490-13495.
  15. Zhu, H., Song, N., & Lian, T.  Charging of Quantum Dots by SulfideRedox Electrolytes Reduces Electron Injection Efficiency in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 11461-11464.


  1. Ye Yang, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, XuXiang, Tianquan Lian, “Strong Electronic Coupling and Ultrafast Electron Transfer between PbS Quantum Dots and TiONanocrystalline Films”, Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 303-309.
  2. Haiming Zhu, Nianhui Song, William Rodríguez-Córdoba & Tianquan Lian, “Wave Function Engineering for Efficient Extraction of up to Nineteen Electrons from One CdSe/CdS Quasi-Type II Quantum Dot”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4250-4257.
  3. Zhuangqun Huang, Yurii V. Geletii, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Craig L. Hill, and Tianquan Lian “ Spectroscopic Studies of Light-driven Water Oxidation Catalyzed by Polyoxometalates”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 11850-11859.
  4. TarakNath Burai; Aram Joel Panay; Haiming Zhu; Tianquan Lian; Stefan Lutz “Light driven, quantum dot-mediated regeneration of FMN to drive reduction of ketoisophorone by old yellow enzyme”  ACS Catal. 2012, 2 (4), 667-670.
  5. Kaifeng Wu, Haiming Zhu, Zheng Liu, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast Charge Separation and Long-lived Charge Separated State in Photocatalytic CdS-Pt Nanorod Heterostructures”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 10337-10340.
  6. Haiming Zhu, Nianhui Song, Hongjin Lv, Craig L. Hill and Tianquan Lian, “Near unity quantum yield of light-driven redox mediator reduction and efficient Hgeneration using colloidal nanorodheterostructures”,   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11701-11708.
  7. Ye Yang, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, TianquanLian, “Multiple Exciton Generation and Dissociation in PbS Quantum Dot-Electron Acceptor Complexes”, Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 4235.
  8. HaimingZhu and Tianquan Lian, “Enhanced Multiple Exciton Dissociation from CdSe Quantum Rods: the Effect of Nanocrystal Shape”,   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 11289-11297.
  9. Zhuangqun Huang, Yongjing Lin, Xu Xiang, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, Kenneth J. McDonald, Karl S. Hagen, Kyoung-Shin Choi, Bruce S. Brunschwig, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Craig L. Hill, DunweiWang, and Tianquan Lian,” In situ probe of photocarrier dynamics in water-splitting hematite electrodes”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 8923-8926.
  10. Haiming Zhu and Tianquan Lian, “ Wavefunction engineering in quantum confined semiconductor nanoheterostructures for efficient charge separation and solar energy conversion”,  Energy Environ. Sci. 2012, 5, 9406-9418
  11. Hongjin Lv, Yurii V. Geletii, Chongchao Zhao, James W. Vickers, Guibo Zhu, Zhen Luo, Jie Song, Tianquan Lian, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Craig L. Hill* “Polyoxometalate water oxidation catalysts and the production of green fuel”,  Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7572-7589
  12. HaimingZhu, Ye Yang, and Tianquan Lian, “Multiexciton annihilation and dissociation in quantum confined semiconductor nanocrystals”, Accounts Chem. Res., 2012, 46, 1270-1279.


  1. Nianhui Song, Haiming Zhu, Shengye Jin, Wei Zhan, and Tianquan Lian “Poisson-Distributed Electron-Transfer Dynamics from Single Quantum Dots to C60Molecules” ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 613-621 Link
  2. Huang, Zhuangqun; Luo, Zhen; Geletii, Yurii; Vickers, James; Yin, Qiushi; Wu, David; Hou, Yu; Ding, Yong; Song, Jie; Musaev, Djamaladdin; Hill, Craig; Lian, Tianquan, “Efficient Light-Driven Carbon-Free Cobalt-Based Molecular Catalyst for Water Oxidation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2068-2071.  Link
  3. Geletii, Y. V.; Yin, Q.; Hou, Y.; Huang, Z.; Ma, H.; Song, J.; Besson, C.; Luo, Z.; Cao, R.; O’Halloran, K. P.; Zhu, G.; Zhao, C.; Vickers, J. W.; Ding, Y.; Mohebbi, S.; Kuznetsov, A. E.; Musaev, D. G.; Lian, T.; Hill, C. L. 
    “Polyoxometalates in the Design of Effective and Tunable Water Oxidation Catalyst “ Israel J. Chem. 2011, 51, 238.  Link
  4. Anfuso, C. L.; Snoeberger, R. C., III; Ricks, A. M.; Liu, W.; Xiao, D.; Batista, V. S.; Lian, T. “Covalent Attachment of a Rhenium Bipyridyl CO2Reduction Catalyst to Rutile TiO2“. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 6922-6925.  Link
  5. Zhu, Haiming; Song, Nianhui; Lian, Tianquan, “Wave function engineering for ultrafast charge separation and slow charge recombination in type II core/shell quantum dots”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133, 8762-8771.  Link
  6. Ye Yang, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, TianquanLian, “ Ultrafast charge separation and recombination dynamics in lead sulfide quantum dot-methylene blue complexes probed by electron and hole intrabandtransitions”,   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 9246–9249.  Link
  7. Haiming Zhu, Ye Yang, Nianhui Song, William Rodríguez-Cordoba, Tianquan Lian , “Wave Function Engineering to Control Charge Separation and Recombination Dynamics in QD-acceptor Complexes”  SPIE Proceedings, 2011, 8098 (Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials X), 809802-809802-8
  8. Shengye Jin, Tianquan Lian, “Electron transfer dynamics of single quantum dots on the (110) surface of a rutile TiO2single crystal”, Science China: Chemistry, 2011, 54, 1898-1902.
  9. Zhuangqun Huang, Yurii V. Geletii, David Wu, Chantelle L. Anfuso, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Craig L. Hill,  Tianquan Lian, “Interfacial charge transfer dynamics in TiO2-Sensitizer-Ru4POM photocatalyticsystems for water oxidation”, SPIE proceedings, (2011) 8109 (Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology VI), 810903-810903-10.
  10. Nianhui Song, Haiming Zhu, Shengye Jin, Tianquan Lian,  “Hole Transfer from Single Quantum Dots”, ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 8750-8759.
  11. Chongchao Zhao, Zhuangqun Huang, William Rodríguez-Córdoba, Choon Sung Kambara, Kevin P. O’Halloran, Ken I. Hardcastle, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Tianquan Lian, Craig L. Hill, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Metal-to-Polyoxometalate Charge Transfer Molecular Chromophore” , J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133, 20134-20137


  1. Alexey L. Kaledin, Zhuangqun Huang, Yurii V. Geletii, Tianquan Lian, Craig L. Hill, and Djamaladdin G. Musaev, “Insights into Photoinduced Electron Transfer between [Ru(bpy)3]2+and S2O82- in Water: Computational and Experimental Studies”,   J. Phys. Chem. A, 2010, 114, 73-80.  Link
  2. Abdelaziz Boulesbaa, Zhuangqun Huang, David Wu, Tianquan Lian, “Competition between Energy and Electron Transfer from CdSe QDs to Adsorbed Rhodamine B”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 962-969.  Link
  3. Jin, Shengye; Song, Nianhui; Lian, Tianquan.  “Suppressed Blinking Dynamics of Single QDs on ITO”.   ACS Nano, 2010, 4,  1545-1552.  Link
  4. Huang, Jier; Yang, Ye; Zhu, Haiming; Huang, Zhuangqun; Lian, Tianquan.  “Multiple exciton dissociation in quantum dots”    PMSE Preprints  (2010),
  5. Huang, Jier; Huang, Zhuangqun; Yang, Ye; Zhu, Haiming; Lian, Tianquan.  Multiple Exciton Dissociation in CdSe Quantum Dots by Ultrafast Electron Transfer to Adsorbed Methylene Blue.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132,  4858-4864.  Link
  6. Jin, Shengye; Snoeberger, Robert C., III; Issac, Abey; Stockwell, David; Batista, Victor S.; Lian, Tianquan.  “Single-Molecule Interfacial Electron Transfer in Donor-Bridge-Nanoparticle Acceptor Complexes.”   J. Phys. Chem. B, 2010, 114, 14309-14319.  Link
  7. Stockwell, David; Yang, Ye; Huang, Jier; Anfuso, Chantelle; Huang, Zhuangqun; Lian, Tianquan.  “Comparison of Electron-Transfer Dynamics from Coumarin 343 to TiO2, SnO2, and ZnO NanocrystallineThin Films: Role of Interface-Bound Charge-Separated Pairs.”   J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114,  6560-6566.  Link
  8. Besson, Claire; Huang, Zhuangqun; Geletii, Yurii V.; Lense, Sheri; Hardcastle, Kenneth I.; Musaev, Djamaladdin G.; Lian, Tianquan; Proust, Anna; Hill, Craig L.  “Cs9[(.gamma.-PW10O36)2Ru4O5(OH)(H2O)4], a new all-inorganic, soluble catalyst for the efficient visible-light-driven oxidation of water.” Chem. Comm. 2010,  46,  2784-2786.  Link
  9. Shengye Jin, Jung-Cheng Hsiang, Haiming Zhu, Nianhui Song, Robert M. Dickson and Tianquan Lian, “Correlated Single Quantum Dot Blinking and Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics”, Chem. Sci. 2010, 1, 519-526.   Link
  10. Haiming Zhu, Nianhui Song, Tianquan Lian, “Controlling charge separation and recombination rates in CdSe/ZnS type I core-shell quantum dots by shell thicknesses”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15038-15045  Link
  11. Jie Song, Zhen Luo, Haiming Zhu, Zhuangqun Huang, Tianquan Lian, Alexey L. Kaledin, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Sheri Lense, Kenneth I. Hardcastle, Craig L. Hill “ Synthesis, structure, and characterization of two polyoxometalate–photosensitizer hybrid materials”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2010, 363, 4381–4386.  Link


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  3. Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Second Edition, 1813-1822
  4. Geletii, Zhuangqun Huang, Yu Hou, Djamaladdin G. Musaev, Tianquan  Lian, and Craig L. Hill “Homogeneous Light-Driven Water Oxidation Catalyzed by an Organic-Structure-Free TetrarutheniumComplex”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7522-7523  Link
  5. Shengye Jin and Tianquan Lian “Electron Transfer Dynamics from Single CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots to TiO2Nanoparticles”, Nano Lett. 2009,9, 2248.  Link
  6. Robert C. Snoeberger III, Tianquan Lian and Victor S. Batista “The Influence of Surface Hydration on the Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics from Rhodamine B into SnO2”, SPIE proceeding, 2009, 7396, 739604. 


  1. Jier Huang, David Stockwell, Abdelaziz Boulesbaa, Jianchang Guo and Tianquan Lian“Comparison of Electron Injection Kinetics from Rhodamine B to In2O3, SnO2and ZnO Nanocrystalline Thin Films”  J. Phys. Chem. C, (2008) 112, 5203.  Link
  2. Jianchang Guo, Chunxing She, Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast electron transfer from conjugated polymers to Antimony Doped Tin Oxide (ATO) nanoparticles ”   J. Phys. Chem. C, (2008) 112, 4761.  Link
  3. Xin Ai and Tianquna Lian, “Measurement of Charge-Separation Dynamics At The Molecule-Semiconductor Interface”  Series on Photo-conversion of solar energy, Volume III,  Solar Photon Conversion In Nanostructured And Photoelectrochemical Systems M. D. Archer and A. J. Nozik, Imperial College Press, 2008, 633-659.
  4. Jier Huang, Dave Stockwell, Zhuangqun Huang, Debra L. Mohler, Tianquan Lian, “ Photoinduced Ultrafast Electron Transfer from CdSe Quantum Dots to Re-bipyridyl Complexes”,   J. Am. Chem. Soc,(2008) 130, 5682.  Link
  5. Abey Issac, Shengye Jin and Tianquan Lian, “Intermittent Electron Transfer Activity from Single CdSe/ZnS QDs”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., (2008) 130, 11280.  Link
  6. Jier Huang, Zhuangqun Huang, Shengye Jin, Tianquan Lian, “Exciton Dissociation in CdSe Quantum Dots by Hole Transfer to Phenothiazine”,   J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 19734.  Link


  1. Guo, Jianchang; She, Chunxing; Lian, Tianquan.  “Effect of Insulating Oxide Overlayers on Electron Injection Dynamics in Dye-Sensitized Nanocrystalline Thin Films”    J. Phys. Chem. C  (2007) 111, 8979-8987. Link
  2. She, Chunxing; Guo, Jianchang; Lian, Tianquan. “Comparison of Electron Injection Dynamics from Re-bipyridylComplexes to TiO2 Nanocrystalline Thin Films in Different Solvent Environments”     J. Phys. Chem. B  (2007),  111,  6903-6912. Link
  3. She, Chunxing; Guo, Jianchang; Irle, Stephan; Morokuma, Keiji; Mohler, Debra L.; Zabri, Herve; Odobel, Fabrice; Youm, Kyoung-Tae; Liu, Fang; Hupp, Joseph T.; Lian, Tianquan.  “Comparison of Interfacial Electron Transfer through Carboxylateand Phosphonate Anchoring Groups”     J. Phys. Chem. A (2007) 111,  6832-6842. Link
  4. CoralieHouarner-Rassin, Frédérique Chaignon, Chunxing She, Dave Stockwell, Errol Blart, Pierrick Buvat, Tianquan Lian and Fabrice Odobel, “Synthesis and photoelectrochemical properties of ruthenium bisterpyridine sensitizers functionalized with a thienyl phosphonic acid moiety”, J Photochemistry and Photobiology, A chemistry (2007) 193, 56.  Link
  5. AbdelazizBoulesbaa, Abey Issac, Dave Stockwell, Zhuangqun Huang, Jier Huang,  Jianchang Guo and  Tianquan Lian “Ultrafast Charge Separation at CdS Quantum Dot/Rhodamine B Molecule Interface”,  J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2007) 129, 15132.  Link


  1. Joseph J. Shiang, Allwyn G. Cole, and Roseanne J. Sension, Kun Hang, Yuxiang Weng, Jenna S. Trommel, Luigi G. Marzilli and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast Excited State Dynamics in Vitamin B12and Related Cob(III)alamins”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.  (2006),  128,  801-808.  Link
  2. Yasser H. A. Hussein, Neil Anderson, Tianquan T. Lian, Ibrahim Abdou, Lucjan Strekowski, Victor A. Timoshchuk, Morteza M. Vaghefi, and Thomas L. Netzel, “Solvent and Linker Influences on AQ/dA·+Charge-Transfer State Energetics and Dynamics in Anthraquinonyl-Linker-Deoxyadenosine Conjugates”,J. Phys. Chem. A  (2006),  110,  4320-4328  Link
  3. Electron Transfer Dynamics from Ru Polypyridyl Complexes to In2O3Nanocrystalline Thin Films”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2006),  110,  5238-5244  Link
  4. Victor Lenchenkov, Chunxing She, Tianquan Lian “Vibrational Relaxation of CN stretch of Pseudo-halide Anions (OCN, SCNand SeCN) in Polar Solvents”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2006),  110,  19990-19997. Link
  5. Xin Ai, Neil Anderson, Jianchang Guo, Janusz Kowalik, Laren M. Tolbert and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast Photoinduced Charge Separation Dynamics in Polythiophene/SnO2Nanocomposites”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2006), 110,  25496-25503.  Link
  6. Xin Ai and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast photoinduced interfacial electron transfer dynamics in molecule-inorganic semiconductor nanocomposites”, in “Functional Nanomaterials”, edited by Kurt E. Geckelerand Edward Rosenberg, American Scientific Publisher, 2006, P301-316.


  1. Xin Ai, Neil A. Anderson, Jianchang Guo and Tianquan Lian, “Electron Injection Dynamics of Ru Polypyridyl Complexes on SnO2Nanocrystalline Thin Films”  J. Phys. Chem. B (2005), 109, 7088-94.  Link
  2. Guo, J.; She, C.; Lian, T. “Ultrafast Electron Transfer between Molecule Adsorbate and Antimony Doped Tin Oxide (ATO) Nanoparticles”  J. Phys. Chem. B(2005), 109, 7095-7102.  Link
  3. Chunxing She, Neil A. Anderson, Jianchang Guo, Fang Liu, Wan-Hee Goh, Dai-Tao Chen, Debbie Mohler, Zhong-Qun Tian, Joseph T. Hupp, and  Tianquan Lian, “pH dependent electron transfer from molecules to metal oxide nanocrystalline thin films”, J. Phys. Chem. B(2005) 109,  19345-19355.  Link
  4. Gaballah, Samir T.; Hussein, Yasser H. A.; Anderson, Neil; Lian, Tianquan T.; Netzel, Thomas L.  “Comparison of Py.bul.+/dU.bul.- Charge Transfer State Dynamics in 5-(1-pyrenyl)-2′-deoxyuridine Nucleoside Conjugates with Amido-, Ethylenyl-, and Ethynyl Linkers.”   J. Phys. Chem. A (2005), 109,  10832-10845.
  5. Hu JWZhang YLi HVLiu ZRen BSun SGTian ZQLian T“Synthesis of Au@Pd core-shell nanoparticles with controllable size and their application in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy”  Phys. Lett. (2005) 408, 354-359  Link
  6. Wanhee Goh, Jianchang Guo, Rui Yuan, Tianquan Lian, “Single molecule study of Rhodamine/ATO nanoparticle junctions”, Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering, (Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials IV), Vol. 5929,  (2005)
  7. Neil Anderson and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast electron transfer at molecule semiconductor nanoparticle interface” Annual review of physical chemistry (2005) 56, 491-519.  Link


  1. Jiangchang Guo, Encai Hao, and Tianquan Lian, “Layer-by-Layer assembly of thin films of mixed nanoparticles”, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, New York, 2004p1623 – 1633.  Link
  2. Neil Anderson, and Tianquan Lian,Ultrafast electron injection from transition metal complexes into metal-oxide nanoparticles”, Coordination Chemistry Review (2004) 248, 1231-1246 Link
  3. Kitamura, Takayuki; Ikeda, Masaaki; Shigaki, Koichiro; Inoue, Teruhisa; Anderson, Neil A.; Ai, Xin; Lian, Tianquan; Yanagida, Shozo.  “Phenyl-Conjugated Oligoene Sensitizers for TiO2 Solar Cells”.  Chemistry of Materials (2004) 16, 1806-1812.  Link
  4. Victor A. Lenchenkov, Chunxing She and Tianquan Lian, “Solvation induced vibrational peak shift of a Re bipyridyl complex in solution and at nanoporous ZrO2/liquid interface”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2004) 108, 16194-16200.  Link
  5. Xin Ai, Jianchang Guo, Neil A. Anderson and Tianquan Lian, “Ultrafast Electron Transfer from Ru Polypyridyl Complexes to Nb2O5Nanoporous Thin Films”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2004) 108,  12795-12803  Link


  1. John B. Asbury, Neil A. Anderson, Encai Hao, Xin Ai, and Tianquan Lian “Parameters affecting electron injection dynamics from Ru dyes to TiO2nanocrystalline thin film”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2003) 107, 7376-7386  Link
  2. Yuhuang Wang, Kun Hang, and Tianquan Lian “Comparison of Electron Transfer Dynamics in intramolecular and molecule-to-nanoparticle charge transfer complexes”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2003) 107, 9434-9440  Link
  3. Neil A. Anderson, Xin Ai, Daitao Chen, Debra L. Mohler, Tianquan Lian, “Bridge assisted ultrafast interfacial electron transfer to nanocrystalline SnO2thin films”,  J. Phys. Chem. B (2003) 107, 14231.  Link
  4. Anderson, Xin Ai, and T. Lian, “Electron injection dynamics in dye-sensitized ZnO nanocrystalline thin films”, J. Phys. Chem. B (2003) 107, 14414.  Link
  5. Neil A. Anderson, Xin Ai, Tianquan Lian, Ultrafast interfacial electron transfer from conjugated polymers to inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles, Springer Ser. Chem. Phys.  (Ultrafast Phenomena XIII), 2003,  eds. R. D. Miller, M. M. Murnane, N. F. Scherer, and A. N. Weiner, P325  Link
  6. Prokes, S. M.; Carlos, W. E.; Gole, James L.; She, Chunxing; Lian, T..  Surface modification and optical behavior of TiO2 nanostructures. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  (2003),  738(Spatially Resolved Characterization of Local Phenomena in Materials and Nanostructures),  239-244.
  7. Ai, Xin; Anderson, Neil A.; Asbury, John B.; Hao, Encai; Lian, Tianquan. Ultrafast electron transfer dynamics from molecular adsorbate to semiconductor nanoparticles. Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering (2003), 5223 (Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials II),  147-158.  Link


  1. Neil A. Anderson, Xin Ai, Encai Hao, Tianquan Lian ” Subpicosecond photoinduced electron transfer from a conjugated polymer to SnO2semiconductor nanocrystals” special issue on “Nanostructures in Photovoltaics”, Physica E (Low Dimensional Structures) (2002) 14, 215.  Link
  2. John B. Asbury, Yongqiang Wang and Tianquan Lian, ” Dynamic vibration peak-shift during solvation: Theory and Experiment”, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (2002) 75, 973-983 Link
  3. Encai Hao, Neil A. Anderson, John B. Asbury, and Tianquan Lian “The Effect of Trap States on Interfacial Electron Transfer between Molecular Absorbates and Semiconductor Nanoparticles”,  J. Phys. Chem. B2002, 106, 10191.  Link


  1. Kun Hang, Neil A. Anderson, John B. Asbury, and Tianquan Lian, Mid-IR detection of a precursor to the presolvated electron, Springer Ser. Chem. Phys. 2001, 66 (Ultrafast Phenomena XII), 470- 472.
  2. Asbury, John B.; Wang, Yongqiang; Lian, Tianquan. Ultrafast solute vibrational spectral evolution during the solvation process. Springer Ser. Chem. Phys. 2001, 66 (Ultrafast Phenomena XII), 554-556
  3. Asbury, John B.; Hao, Encai; Wang, Yongqiang; Lian, Tianquan. Femtosecond IR study of ultrafast electron injection in nanocrystalline thin film electrodes. Springer Ser. Chem. Phys. 2001, 66 (Ultrafast Phenomena XII), 450-452.
  4. Neil A. Anderson, John B. Asbury, Encai Hao. Xin Ai, Tianquan Lian, Dynamics Of Interfacial Charge Separation In Sensitized Nanocrystalline Semiconductor Thin Films, in Photovoltaics for the 21st Century II (Proceedings of the electrochemical society), 2001, Vol. 2001-10, 97-105.
  5. J. B. Asbury, Encai Hao, Yongqiang Wang, H. N. Ghosh, and T. Lian, Ultrafast electron transfer dynamics from adsorbate molecules to nanocrystalline semiconductor thin films, J. Phys. Chem. B (feature article), 2001, 105, 4545-4557.
  6.  Encai Hao and Tianquan Lian, A hydrogen-bonding based approach to fabricate polymer/inorganic nanoparticle multilayer film. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (2001), 648(Growth, Evolution and Properties of Surfaces, Thin Films and Self-Organized Structures), P6.17/1-P6.17/6.
  7.  J. B. Asbury, Y.-Q. Wang, E. Hao, H. N. Ghosh, and T. Lian, Evidences of Hot Excited State Electron Injection from Sensitizer Molecules to TiO2 nanocrystalline Thin Films, Research on Chemical Intermediates, 2001, 27, 393-406.
  8. N. A. Anderson, E. Hao, X. Ai, G. Hastings, T. Lian, Ultrafast and long-lived photoinduced charge separation in MEH-PPV/nanoporous semiconductor thin film composites, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2001, 347, 304-310.


  1. Y. Weng, Y. Wang, J. B. Asbury, H. N. Ghosh, and T. Lian, Back Electron Transfer From TiO2 Nanoparticles to Fe(III)(CN)6 3- : Origin of Non-single-exponential and Particle Size Independent Dynamics, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2000, 104, 93-104
  2.  Y. Wang, J. B. Asbury, and T. Lian, Ultrafast Excited state dynamics of Re(CO)3Cl(dcbpy) in solution and on nanocrystalline TiO2 and ZrO2 thin films, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2000, 104, 4291- 4299.
  3.  Encai Hao and Tianquan Lian, Layer-by-Layer Assembly of CdSe Nanoparticles Based on Hydrogen Bonding, Langmuir, 2000, 21, 7879-7881
  4.  Neil A. Anderson, Kun Hang, John B. Asbury, and Tianquan Lian, Ultrafast Mid-IR detection of a precursor to the presolvated electron following electron ejection from ferrocyanide, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2000, 329, 386-392.
  5.  Encai Hao and Tianquan Lian, Buildup of Polymer/Au Nanoparticle Multilayer thin films Based on Hydrogen Bonding, Chem. Mater. 2000, 12, 3392-3396. 10
  6.  J. B. Asbury, Encai Hao, Yongqiang Wang, and T. Lian, Bridge length dependent ultrafast Electron injection from Re polypyridal complexes to nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films studied by femtosecond IR spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2000, 104, 11957-11964.
  7. J. B. Asbury, Kun Hang, J. S. Yeston, R. G. Bergman and T. Lian, Direct observation of a picosecond Alkane C-H Bond Activation Reaction by CpIr(CO)2, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2000, 122, 12870-12871.
  8.  H. N. Ghosh, J. B. Asbury, and T. Lian, Ultrafast Electron Transfer Dynamics in Sensitized TiO2 Nanoparticle, Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, PINSA-A: (invited review) Part A, 2000, 66, 177-197.


  1. R. J. Ellingson, J. B. Asbury, S. Ferrere, H. N. Ghosh, T. Lian, and A. J. Nozik, Sub-picosecond injection of electron s from excited [Ru(2,2 ‘-bipy-4,4 ‘-dicarboxy)(2)(SCN)(2)] into TiO2 using transient mid-infrared spectroscopy, Zeitschrift Fur Physikalische Chemie-International Journal of Research in Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics, 1999, V211, PT-1, P77-84.
  2.  J. B. Asbury, R. J. Ellingson, H. N. Ghosh, S. Ferrere, A. J. Nozik, and T. Lian, Femtosecond IR Study of Excited State Relaxation and Electron Injection Dynamics of Ru(dcbpy)2(NCS)2 in Solution and on Nanocrystalline TiO2 and Al2O3 Thin Films, J. Phys. Chem. B., 1999, 103, 3110-3119.
  3.  J. B. Asbury, Yongqiang Wang, and T. Lian, Multi-exponential Electron Injection in Ru(dcbpy)2(NCS)2 Sensitized ZnO nanocrystalline Thin Films, J. Phys. Chem. B., 1999, 103, 6643- 6647


  1. J. B. Asbury, H. N. Ghosh, J. S. Yeston, R. G. Bergman and T. Lian, Femtosecond IR Study of Reactive Intermediate in an Alkane C-H Bond Activation Reaction by CpRh(CO)2, Organometallics, 1998, 17, 3417-19.
  2.  H. N. Ghosh, J. B. Asbury, and T. Lian, Direct Observation of Ultrafast Electron Injection From Coumarin 343 to TiO2 Nanoparticles by Femtosecond Infrared Spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem. B, 1998, 102, 6482-6486.
  3.  R. J. Ellingson, J. B. Asbury, S. Ferrere, H. N. Ghosh, T. Lian, and A. J. Nozik, Dynamics of Electron Injection in Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide Films Sensitized with [Ru(4,4’-dicarboy- 2,2’-bipyridyine)2(NCS)2] by Infrared Transient Absorption, J. Phys. Chem. B, 1998, 102, 6455- 6458.
  4.  H. N. Ghosh, J. B. Asbury, Y. Weng, and T. Lian, Interfacial Electron Transfer between Fe(II)(CN)6 4- and TiO2 Nanoparticles: Direct Electron Injection and Nonexponential Recombination, J. Phys. Chem. B., 1998, 102, 10208-10215.
  5.  J. B. Asbury, H. N. Ghosh, R. J. Ellingson, S. Ferrere, A. J. Nozik, and T. Lian, Femtosecond IR Study of Ru Dye Sensitized Nanocrystalline TiO2 Thin Films: Ultrafast Electron Injection and Relaxation Dynamics, Springer Ser. Chem. Phys. (1998), 63 (Ultrafast Phenomena XI), 639-641.