College of Arts & Sciences Chemistry

Cuikun Lin

Cuikun Lin
Assistant Professor
Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
UPL Pardee Laboratory 113
Phone: 605-677-7279
* Ph.D., 2007, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science * B.S., 2002, Shandong Normal University
Teaching Interests:
Physical Chemistry; Material science
Research Interests:
My research in nanomaterials focuses on two related areas: (1) chemical synthesis, self-assembly and surface modification of 0D, 1D, and 3D luminescent and magnetic nanoparticles; (2) Fabrication of nobel-metal nanocomposite thin films for applications in solar cells.
  • Ph D, Inorganic Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, 2007
  • BS, Chemistry, Shandong Normal University, 2002
  • Wang, C., Lin, C., Zhang, L., Quan, Z., Sun, K., Zhao, B., Wang, F., Porter, N., Wang, Y., Fang, J., (2013), Pt3Co Concave Nanocubes: Synthesis, Formation Understanding, and Enhanced Catalytic Activity toward Hydrogenation of Styrene, Chemistry - A European Journal, vol. 19(2013).
  • Peng, R., Lin, C., Baltrusaitis, J., Wu, C., Dimitrijevic, N. M., Rajh, T., May, S., Koodali, R., Insight into Band Positions and Inter-particle Electron Transfer Dynamics between CdS Nanoclusters and Spatially Isolated TiO2 Dispersed in Cubic MCM-48 Mesoporous Materials: A Highly Efficient System for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution under Visible Light Illumination, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, vol. 16.
  • Paudel, H. P., Dachhepati, D., Bayat, K., Mottaghian, S. S., May, S., Lin, C., Smith, S., Baroughi, M. F., (2013), Design, fabrication, and characterization of a plasmonic upconversion enhancer and its prospects for photovoltaics, Journal of Photonics for Energy, vol. 3, p. 035598.
  • Chen, J., Meng, Q., May, S., Berry, M., Lin, C., (2013), Sensitization of Eu3+ Luminescence in Eu:YPO4 Nanocrystals, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, iss. 11, pp. 5953-5962.
  • Wu, H., wang, Y., Porter, N., Lin, C., Fang, J., (2013), Electrocatalytic Evaluation of Shape-Dependent Platinum Nanocatalysts towards Methanol Oxidation Reaction, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., vol. 2, p. 1491.
  • Quan, Z., Siu Loc, ., Lin, C., Luo, Z., Yang, K., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Wang, Z., Fang, J., (2012), Tilted Face-Centered-Cubic Supercrystals of PbS Nanocubes, Nano Letters, vol. 2012, iss. 12, pp. 4409-4413.
  • Han, Y., Dai, F., Sykes, A., May, S., Berry, M., Meng, Q., Lin, C., (2012), catena-Poly[1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium [[dichlorido(methanol-[kappa]O)(propan-2-ol-[kappa]O)lanthanate(III)]-di-[mu]-chlorido]], Acta Crystallographica Section E, vol. E68, iss. 3, pp. m292-m293.
  • Paudel, H. P., Zhong, L., Bayat, K., Baroughi, M. F., Smith, S., Lin, C., Jiang, C., Berry, M., May, S., (2011), Enhancement of NIR-to-Visible upconversion luminescence using engineered plasmonic gold surfaces, J. Phys. Chem. C, vol. 115, iss. 39, pp. 19028-19036.
  • Netzer, N. L., Qiu, C., Zhang, Y., Lin, C., Zhang, L., Fong, H., Jiang, C., (2011), Gold–silver bimetallic porous nanowires for surface-enhanced Raman scattering, Chemical Communication, vol. 47, iss. 34, pp. 9606-9608.
  • Brandner, A., Kitahara, T., Beare, N., Lin, C., Berry, M., May, S., (2011), "Luminescence Properties and Quenching Mechanisms of Ln(Tf2N)3 Complexes in the Ionic Liquid bmpyr Tf2N", Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 50, pp. 6509 - 6520.
  • Luu, Q. N., Doorn, J. M., Berry, M., Jiang, C., Lin, C., May, S., (2011), Preparation and optical properties of silver nanowires and silver-nanowire thin ?lms, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 356, iss. 1, pp. 151-158.
  • Bao, Y., Luu, Q. N., Lin, C., Schloss, J. M., May, S., Jiang, C., (2010), Layer-by-layer assembly of freestanding thin films with homogeneously distributed upconversion nanocrystals, Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 20, iss. 38, pp. 8356-8361.
  • Lin, C., Berry, M., May, S., (2010), Influence of colloidal-gold films on the luminescence of Eu(TTFA)3 in PMMA, Journal of Luminescence, vol. 130, iss. 10, pp. 1907-1915.
  • Bao, Y., Luu, Q. N., Lin, C., Schloss, J. M., May, S., Jiang, C. (2011, March). Fabrication and optical properties of multilayer thin films with upconversion nanocrystals. Presented at the 241st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Anaheim, CA.