About us


We are a research group affiliated to Materials Genome Institute of Shanghai University and led by Qiang Sun. We have a wide range of research interests in surface science, materials of interests from molecules to 2D materials. A particular focus is placed on the atomically precise synthesis and atomic scale characterization of novel low-dimensional nanostructures or nanomaterials through surface sensitive techniques.

The main goals of our work include:


  1. Bottom-up construction of molecular nanostructures with atomic precision: supramolecular structures and covalently linked structures.

  2. Characterization of single molecules and nanostructures on surfaces: electronic, optical and transport properties at the single molecule level.

  3. Developing and promoting new chemistry on surfaces.



致力于培养具有“重基础、跨学科、国际化”的材料基因特色人才。


Materials Genome Institute, Shanghai University,
Nanchen Road 333, 200444 Shanghai, China