Hongjun Fan

Professor in Chemistry

State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dalian, China, 116023   (+86)411-84379913

Research Areas


Fan’s research focuses on theoretical/computational studies on the structure and reaction mechanism of homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.

Research Interests:

(1) The reaction mechanism of hydrogenation and other reactions in homogeneous system.

(2) Water dissociation and other important chemical processes on metal-oxide surface.

(3) The structure and reactivity of clusters.

(4) The structure of coal, and the chemical transformation (pyrolysis, combustion and no-oxidative transformation) at high temprature.



1990-1994,  Bachelor Student in Chemistry Department, Zhejiang University

1994-1997,  Master Student, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Science

2000-2004,  Ph.D Student, University of Siegen/Germany


Work Experience

1997.8-2000.8      Research Assistant, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Science

2004.10-2005.3    Visiting Scholar, University of Goettingen/Germany

2005.3-2009.1      Postdoctoral, Indiana University Bloomington/USA

2009.2-now.         Professor, State Key Laboratory of Molecular ReactionDynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics




1.      H. Geng, L. Li, G. Li*; Y. Wei, H. Fan,*; L. Jin, H. Hu,, Pyrolysis behaviors of coal-related model compounds catalyzed by pyrite, Fuel, 2020, 262, 116526. 

2.      W. Guo Wengang, L. Li, Q. Ding, X. Lin, X. Liu, K. Wang, Y. Liu*, H. Fan*, and C. Li*, Synthesis of Chiral Trispirocyclic Oxindoles via Organic-Base/ Au(I)-Catalyzed Sequential Reactions, ACS Catal., 2018, 8, 10180−10189.

3.      R. Wang, H. Fan*, The Mechanism of H2 and H2O Desorption from Bridging Hydroxyls of TiO2(110) surface, Cat. Sci. & Tech., 2017, 7, 251-264.

4.      L. Li, L. Li, C. Cui, H. Fan*, R. Wang*, Heteroatom-doped Carbon Spheres from Hierarchical Hollow Covalent Organic Framework Precursors for Metal- Free Catalysis, ChemSusChem 2017, 24, 4921-4926.

5.      Guo, Q, Zhou, C, Ma, Z, Ren, Z*, Fan, H*, Yang, X*, Elementary photocatalytic chemistry on TiO2 surfaces , Chem. Soc. Rev.,2016, 45, 3701-3730.

6.      G. Bian, S. Yang, H. Huang, H. Zong, L. Song*, H. Fan*, X. Sun, Chirality sensing of tertiary alcohols by a novel strong hydrogen-bonding donor – selenourea. Chem. Sci.2016, 7, 932-938.

7.      Yang W, Wei D, Jin, X, Xu, C, Geng, Z, Guo, Q*, Ma, Z*, Dai, D, Fan H*, and Yang X*, Effect of the Hydrogen Bond in Photoinduced Water Dissociation: A Double-Edged Sword, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2016, , 603608.

8.      Guo XG, Fang GZ, Li G, Ma H, Fan HJ, Yu L, Ma C, Wu X, Deng DH, Wei MM, Tan DL, Si R, Zhang S, Li JQ, Sun LT, Tang ZC, Pan XL, Bao XH*,Direct, Nonoxidative Conversion of Methane to Ethylene, Aromatics, and Hydrogen, Science, 2014, 344, 616.

9.      Duan Y, Li L, Chen MW, Yu CB, Fan HJ*, and Zhou YG*, Homogeneous Pd-Catalyzed Asymmetric Hydrogenation of Unprotected Indoles: Scope and Mechanistic Studies, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 7688–7700.

10.     Guo Q, Xu CB, Ren ZF, Yang WS, Ma ZB, Dai DX, Fan HJ*, Minton TK*, Yang XM*, Stepwise Photocatalytic Dissociation of Methanol and Water on TiO2(110), J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 13366−13373.

11.     Wang DS, Ye ZS, Chen QA, Zhou YG,* Yu CB, Fan HJ,* and Duan Y,  Highly Enantioselective Partial Hydrogenation of Simple Pyrroles: A Facile Access to Chiral 1-Pyrrolines, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 8866–8869.

12.     Chen QA, Wang DS, Zhou YG,* Duan Y, Fan HJ,* Yang Y, and Zhang Z, Convergent Asymmetric Disproportionation Reactions: Metal/Brønsted Acid Relay Catalysis for Enantioselective Reduction of Quinoxalines, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 6126–6129.



王锐敏  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  


王彬力  博士研究生  070304-物理化学  

林浩  博士研究生  070304-物理化学