Prof.Shimou Chen was born in 1981. He received his BS degree from Zhengzhou University in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2007. In Apr. 2008, he moved to Nagoya University as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow. From 2011 to 2012 he was a Research Associate at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. In april, 2012, he joined IPE as a professor. He has published more than 50 papers, such as J. Am. Chem. Soc.; ACS Nano; Energy Environ. Sci.; Adv. Funct. Mater.; Macromolecules; Chem. Commun.; Nanoscale; J. Phys. Chem.; J. Chem. Phys.; Chem. Phys. Lett.; Nanotechnology; Macromol. Rapid. Commun, etc.

       Telephone: 010-82544800 

Research Areas

Ionic liquid

Lithium ion battery

Green energy


l  2002 B.S, Department of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University.

l  2007 Ph. D in Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


  • 2013/09-present: Full Professor, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

  • 2012/04- -2013/09: Associate Professor (CAS 100 Talent Program), Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

  • 2011/03-2012/04: Research Associate, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.

  • 2010/04-2011/02: Postdoctoral Fellow, Nagoya University, Japan.

  • 2008/04-2010/04: Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), Nagoya University, Japan.

  • 2007/01-2008/03: Assistant Professor, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


1] S. M. Chen, S. Zhang, X. Liu, J. Wang,  J. Wang,  K. Dong, J. Sun, B. Xu. Ionic liquid clusters: structure, formation mechanism, and effect on the behavior of ionic liquids. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, 16, 5893-5906.

[2] C. Zhao, B. Ren, Y. Song, J. Zhang, L. Wei, S. M. Chen*, S. Zhang*. Immobilization and molecular rearrangement of ionic liquids on the surface of carbon nanotubes.    RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 16267-16273.

[3] S. M. Chen, L. Li, X. Wang, W. Tian, X. Wang, Y. Bando, D. Golberg. Dense and vertically-aligned centimetre-long ZnS nanowire arrays: ionic liquid assisted synthesis and their field emission properties. Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 2658-2662.

[4] Li. Li*, S. M. Chen*, X. Wang, Y. Bando, D. Golberg. Nanostructured solar cells harvesting multi-type energies. Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6040-6046.

[5] S. M. Chen, Y. Liu, H. Fu, Y. He, C. Li, W. Huang, Z. Jiang, G. Wu. Unravelling the role of the compressed gas on melting point of liquid confined in nanospace. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1052-1055.

[6] S. M. Chen, K. Kobayashi, R. Kitaura, Y. Miyata, H. Shinohara. Direct HRTEM observation of ultrathin ionic liquid film freestanding on carbon nanotube grid. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 4902-4908.

[7] S. M. Chen, H. Lim, Y. Miyata, R. Kitaura, T. Saito, H. Shinohara. Transformation of ionic liquid into carbon nanotubes in confined nanospace. Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10368-10370.

[8] H. Guan, X. Wang, S. M. Chen*, Y. Bando, D. Golberg. Coaxial Cu–Si@C array electrodes for high-performance lithium ion batteries. Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12098-12100.

[9] S. M. Chen, K. Kobayashi, Y. Miyata, N. Imazu, T. Saito, R. Kitaura, H. Shinohara. Morphology and melting behavior of ionic liquids inside single-walled carbon nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 14850-14856.

Research Interests

microstructure of ionic liquid, phase behavior of ionic liquid in confined space, ionic liquid assisted fabrication of nanostructures, application of ionic liquid in electrolytic aluminium, lithium-ion battery solar cell, etc.