Rui Liu

Associate Professor;


Researcher ID:

Address: #29, Wangjiang Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 610064



2013-2016           Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University

2010-2011           Joint Training Ph.D., Institute of National Measurement Standards, National Research Council Canada

2006-2012           Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University

2000-2004           B.S., Applied Chemistry, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University


Academic Positions 

05/2016-                Associate Professor, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University

11/2014-04/2016   Associate Professor, College of Materials and Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology

07/2012-10/2014 Assistant Professor, College of Materials and Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Chengdu University of Technology

07/2004-09/2006 Research Scientist, Analytical & Testing Center of New Materials Research & Development Company, Sinochem


Research Interests

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS)-based bioanalytical methods

Clinical analytical chemistry and biosensors

Environmental analytical chemistry


Honors and Awards 

2013                      Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of Sichuan Province

“Element tagging and ICPMS detection-based new strategies for protein quantification”

2013                      Young and Middle-aged Backbone Teacher of CDUT

“Signal amplification for inductively couple plasma mass spectrometry based immunoassay”

2010                      China Association for Instrumental Analysis Award (Second Class, 7th Researcher)

 “Novel sample introduction devices for atomic spectroscopy”

2006-2012             Creative Talent Scholarship and Outstanding Student Award of SCU


Professional Services 

Awarded Member, American Chemical Society, Since 2015

Member, Analytical Spectroscopy Expert Committee of Sichuan Province, Since 2015

Member, Chinese Chemical Society, Since 2012

Editorial Board, International Journal of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Since 2015

Guest Research Officer, State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment Protection, Since 2014

Evaluation Expert Panel, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (PHC10 of Horizon 2020), Since 2014


Selected Publications


1.  Rui Liu, Shixi Zhang, Zhi Xing, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang*. Accounts of Chemical Research2016, 49, 775-783. (Front Cover)       


2.       Rui Liu, Peng Wu, Xiandeng Hou, Lu Yang, Yi Lv*, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2014, 33, 373-393.

3.       Rui Liu, Xiandeng Hou, Yi Lv, Margaret McCooeye, Lu Yang*, Zoltán Mester. Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 85, 4087-4093.

4.       Rui Liu, Yi Lv, Xiandeng Hou, Zoltán Mester, Lu Yang*. Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 84, 2769-2775.

5.       Rui Liu, Xing Liu, Yurong Tang, Li Wu, Xiandeng Hou, Yi Lv*. Analytical Chemistry, 2011, 83, 2330-2336.

6.       Peng Wu, Rui Liu, Harald Berndt, Yi Lv, Xiandeng Hou*. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2008, 23, 37-42. (Front Cover

7.        Xuemei Xu, Ying Gao, Shixi Zhang, Xiaorong Hu*, Rui Liu*Microchemical Journal2016, 126, 302-306.       

8.       Yuming Xu, Ying Gao, Xin Zhao, Xuemei Xu, Weiwei Zhou, Yu Liu, Chongying Li*, Rui Liu*. Microchemical Journal, 2016, 126, 1-6.

9.       Ying Gao, Zeming Shi, Qinxia Zong, Peng Wu, Jing Su, Rui Liu*. Analytica Chimica Acta, 2014, 812, 6-11.

10.    Yong He, Yuyu Zhang, Chao Wei, Chongying Li, Ying Gao, Rui Liu*. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 2014, 49, 492-512.

11.    Rui Liu, Yue Zhang, Shuyue Zhang, Wei Qiu, Ying Gao*. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews, 2014, 49. 121-138.

12.    Rui Liu, Mo Xu, Zeming Shi, Jiayun Zhang, Ying Gao*, Lu Yang*. Talanta, 2013, 117. 371–375.

13.    Rui Liu, Zhi Xing, Yi Lv, Sichun Zhang, Xinrong Zhang*. Talanta, 2010, 83. 48-54.

14.    Rui Liu, Peng Wu, Maoyang Xi, Kailai Xu, Yi Lv*. Talanta, 2009, 78, 885-890.

15.    Rui Liu, Peng Wu, Kailai Xu, Yi Lv*, Xiandeng Hou*. Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 2008, 63, 704-709.

16.    Wei Qiu, Yue Zhang, Yuming Xu, Su Qingping, Rui Liu*, Chongying Li*. Atom Spectrosc., 2014, 35, 260-264.

17.    Ying Gao, Yan Hu, Chongying Li, Xing Zhao, Xiaoying Huang, Rui Liu*. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters. 2014, 6, 118-123.

18.     Ying Gao, Qiang Huang, Qingping Su, Rui Liu*. Spectroscopy Letters, 2014, 47, 790-795.

19.    Xiaorong Hu*, Weibin Dong, Rui Liu, Analytical Letters, 2014, 48, 513-525.

20.    Xuemei Xu, Rui Liu*, Chao Wei, Wei Qiu, Ying Gao. Atomic Spectroscopy, 2013, 34. 238-243.

21.    Ying Gao, Rui Liu, Lu Yang*. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2013, 58, 1980-1991.

22.    Chenghui Li, Rui Liu, Yi Lv, Xiandeng Hou*, Peng Wu*. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2013, 58, 2017-2026.

23.    Yurong Tang, Yu Zhang, Rui Liu, Yingying Su, Yi Lv*. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2013, 41, 330-336.

24.    Xing Liu, Rui Liu, Yurong Tang, Lan Wu, Chengbin Zheng, Xiandeng Hou, Yi Lv*. Analyst, 2012, 137, 1473-1480.

25.    Ying Gao*, Xiuhong Peng, Zeming Shi, Xiaofeng Xia, Furong Yue, Rui Liu. Atomic Spectroscopy, 2012, 33, 73-77.

26.    Yurong Tang, Xue Jiao, Rui Liu, Li Wu, Lan Wu, Xiandeng Hou, Yi Lv*. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2011, 26, 2493-2499.

27.    Yang Fangwen, Rui Liu, Zhiqiang Tan, Xiaodong Wen, Chengbin Zheng, Yi Lv*. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 183, 549-553.

28.    Maoyang Xi, Rui Liu, Peng Wu, Kailai Xu, Xiandeng Hou, Yi Lv*. Microchemical Journal, 2010, 95, 320-325.

29.    Shenghong Hu, Rui Liu, Sichun Zhang, Zhi Huang, Zhi Xing, Xinrong Zhang*. Journal of American Society of Mass Spectrometry, 2009, 20, 1096-1103.

30.    Peng Wu, Yunchang Zhang, Rui Liu, Yi Lv, Xiandeng Hou*. Talanta, 2009, 77, 1778-1782.


Start-up Research Fund for Imported Talent of Sichuan University

“Multiplex immunoassay based on metal stable isotope tagging”


National Natural Science Foundation of China (21505008)

“Preliminary study of nucleic acid sequencing by elemental mass spectrometry”


China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2015T80071)

“Multiplex immunoassay for cancer biomarkers”


China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2014M550704)

“Nucleic acid sequencing strategy based on elemental tagging and elemental mass spectrometric detection”


The Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education (Grant No. 20135122120001)

“Highly Sensitive Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Persistent Organic Pollutants”


The Open Fund of the State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation

(Grant No. PLC201303) 2014.1-2015.12

“Highly Sensitive Determination of Osmium Isotopes and Its Application in Direct Dating of Hydrocarbon Deposits”