Dr. Qun Zhou, Associate Professor

Tel: 86-10-62781689

E-mail: zhouqun@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn


Dr. Zhou joined Chemistry Department of Tsinghua University in 1991, received M.Sc. and Ph. D degree from Tsinghua University in 2001 and 2008 respectively. Her research focuses on the applications of molecular vibrational spectroscopy, especially Infrared and Raman spectroscopy and two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy in complex systems. Her research interest involves rapid identification of pathogenic microorganisms, macroscopic quality control of traditional Chinese medicines and foodstuffs, identification of cultural relic. More than 100 papers and four books have been published. In addition, 3 patents have been gained.

Selected Publications

Selected Papers

1. Zhang, Liyang#; Xiao, Meng#; Wang, Yao#; Peng, Siqi; Chen, Yu; Zhang, Dong; Zhang, Dongheyu; Guo, Yuntao; Wang, Xinxin; Luo, Haiyun*; Zhou, Qun*; Xu, Yingchun*. Fast Screening and Primary Diagnosis of COVID-19 by ATR–FT-IR. Analytical Chemistry, 2021, 93(4): 2191-2199.

2. Fan, Zhaosheng; Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. A novel strategy to reduce the viscosity of cellulose-ionic liquid solution assisted by transition metal ions. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2021, 256: 117535.

3. Fan, Zhaosheng; Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. Interesting core–shell structure and “V-shape” shift: The property and formation mechanism of structural heterogeneity in cellulose hydrogel. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2019, 217, 110-115.

4. Fan, Zhaosheng; Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. Surfactant-assisted fabrication of ultra-permeable cellulose gels with macro channels and insights on regeneration of cellulose from ionic liquids, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 2019, 280: 64–70.

5. Fan, Zhaosheng; Chen, Jianbo; Guo, Wenji; Ma, Fang; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. Anti-solvents tuning cellulose nanoparticles through two competitive regeneration routes, Cellulose, 2018, 25(8): 4513-4523.

6. Guo, Wenji; Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. In Situ Monitoring the Molecular Diffusion Process in Graphene Oxide Membranes by ATR-FTIR Spectroscopy, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2016, 120(13): 7451-7456.

7. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*. Chemical morphology of Areca nut characterized directly by Fourier transform near-infrared and mid-infrared microspectroscopic imaging in reflection modes. Food Chemistry, 2016, 212: 469-475.

8. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Tang, Xudong; Zhou Qun*. Direct and simultaneous detection of organic and inorganic ingredients in herbal powder preparations by Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopic imaging. Spectrochimica Acta A –Molecular and Biomolecular Sepctroscopy, 2016, 165: 176-182.

9. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*, Data-driven signal-resolving approaches of infrared spectra to explore the macroscopic and microscopic spatial distribution of organic and inorganic compounds in plant. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2015, 407(19): 5695-5706.

10. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*, Infrared microspectroscopic identification of marker ingredients in the finished herbal products based on the inherent heterogeneity of natural medicines. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2014, 406:4513-4525

11. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Ma, Fang; Zhou, Qun*. Vibrational microspectroscopic identification of powdered traditional medicines: Chemical micromorphology of Poria observed by infrared and Raman microspectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta A –Molecular and Biomolecular Sepctroscopy, 2014, 128:629-637

12. Chen, Jianbo; Sun, Suqin; Zhou, Qun*, Direct observation of bulk and surface chemical morphologies of Ginkgo biloba leaves by Fourier transform mid- and near-infrared microspectroscopic imaging. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2013, 45: 9385-9400.

13. Jianbo Chen, Qun Zhou*, Isao Noda, Suqin Sun*, Discrimination of different genera Astragalus samples via quantitative symmetry analysis of two-dimensional hetero correlation spectra, Analytica Chimica Acta, 649: 106-110, 2009


1. Sun SQ, Zhou Q, Chen JB. ATC 009 Analytical Technology of Infrared Spectroscopy. Beijing: China Zhijian Publication House, 2013.

2. SUN Su-Qin, ZHOU Qun, CHEN Jian-Bo. Infrared Spectroscopy for Complex Mixtures. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2011.

3. Sun SQ, Zhou Q, Chen JB. Analysis of traditional Chinese medicine by infrared spectroscopy. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2010.

4. Sun SQ, Zhou Q, Qin Z. Atlas of two-dimensional correlation infrared spectroscopy for traditional Chinese medicine identification. Beijing: Chemical Industry Press, 2003.