Title:Associate Professor



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2005-2009   Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

2001-2005   M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering

Soochow University, Suzhou, China

1993-1997   B.S. in Polymer and Engineering

Nanjing University of Technology



2011.7-2012.7 Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Phys., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Jianfang Wang.

1997.8 – now: College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials, Soochow University,




Engineering asymmetric heteronanostructures.

Plasmonic enhanced photocatalysis

Plasmonic solar cell

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering and Plasmonic-enhanced fluorescence

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Principle Investigator:

2016.1-2019.12 National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51573121)

2011.1-2013.12 National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51003069)

2010.6-2012.12 Natural Science Foundation of the Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions of China (No. 10KJB430014)

2016.1-2017.12 the Open Project Program of Key Laboratory of Eco-textilesMinistry of Education, Jiangnan University


1.Cheng Si, Li Xiaofei, Fan Li-Juan. No. ZL 2012 1 0178492.4

2.Cheng Si, Cao Minhua, Zhou Lin, Fan Li-Juan. No. ZL 201210494493.x

3.Cheng Si, Zhou Lin, Zhang Han, Fan Li-Juan. No. ZL201310677533.9

4.Cheng Si, Zhou LinFan Li-JuanNO. ZL 201310197525.4

5.  Cheng Si, Zhang Han, NO.ZL 201510168331.0

6.  Cheng Si, Kang Xiaolin, NO. ZL201610010648.6




1. Xiaohong Liang,† Han Zhang, † Cheng Xu, Ding Cao, Qiang Gao,* and Si Cheng *.Condensation effect-induced improved sensitivity for SERS trace detection on superhydrophobic plasmonic nanofibrous mat. RSC advances, 2017, 7, 44492.

2. Si Chen, Yongjie Wang, Qipeng Liu, Guozheng Shi, Zeke Liu, Kunyuan Lu, Lu Han, Han Zhang, Qiao Zhang, Si Cheng,* and Wanli Ma*. Efficient Enhancement of PbS Quantum Dots Solar Cells with Plasmonic Gold Bipyramids. Adv. Energy. Mater. 2017,(Accepted)

3. Xiaolin Kang, Qifeng Ruan, Han Zhang, Feng Bao, Jun Guo, Minghua Tang, Si Cheng* and Jianfang Wang. Concave Gold Bipyramids Bounded with Multiple High-Index Facets: Improved Raman and Catalytic Activities. Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 5879.

4. Xingzhong Zhu, Henglei Jia, Xiao-Ming Zhu, Si Cheng, Xiaolu Zhuo, Feng Qin, Zhi Yang,* and Jianfang Wang*. Selective Pd Deposition on Au Nanobipyramids and Pd Position-Dependent Plasmonic Photocatalytic Activity. Adv. Func. Mater.. 2017, 27, 1700016 .

5. Ruibing Jiang, Feng Qin, Yejing Liu, Xingyi Ling, Jun Guo, Minhua Tang, Si Cheng,  Jianfang Wang,* Colloidal gold nanocups with orientation-dependent plasmonic properties. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 6322-6331.

6. Ye Zhang, Zhe Sun, Si Cheng,* Feng Yan*. Plasmonic-Induced Broadband Light-Harvesting for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Gold Nanocrystals Mixture. ChemSusChem. 2016, 9,813-819.

7. Han Zhang, Zeke Liu, Xiaolin Kang, Jun Guo, Wanli Ma, Si Cheng*, Asymmetric AgPd-AuNR heterostructure with enhanced photothermal performance and SERS activity. Nanoscale, 2016,8, 2242-2248.

8. Han Zhang, Minhua Cao, Wei Wu, Haibo Xu, Si Cheng,* Li-Juan Fan, Polyacrylonitrile/Noble Metal/SiO2 Nanofibers as Substrates for the Amplified Detection of Picomolar Metal Ions through Plasmon-Enhanced Fluorescence. Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 1374 - 1382

9. Lin Zhou, Zeke Liu, Han Zhang,Si Cheng,* Li-Juan Fan, Wanli Ma, * Site-Specific Growth of AgPd Nanodendrites on Highly Purified Au Bipyramids with Remarkable Catalytic Performance. Nanoscale. 2014, 6, 12971.

10. Lin Zhou, Han Zhang, Yanping Ruan, Si Cheng,* Li-Juan Fan. Amplified Detection of Iron Ion Based on Plasmon Enhanced Fluorescence and Subsequently Fluorescence Quenching. Nano-Micro Lett. 2014,6,327-334.

11. F. Wang, S. Cheng, Z. H. Bao, J. F. Wang* Anisotropic overgrowth of metal heterostructures induced by site-selective silica coating, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 10344-10348 (†equal contribution)

12. Minhua Cao, Lin Zhou, Xiaoqian Xu, Si Cheng*, Jian-Lin Yao, Li-Juan Fan*. Galvanic replacement approach for bifunctional PAN/Ag-M (M=Au or Pd) bimetallic nanofibers as SERS-active substrates monitoring catalytic reaction. J.Mater.Chem. A. 2013,1,8942-8949

13. Minhua Cao, Si Cheng,* Xiaozhao Zhou, Zhengxu Tao, Jianlin Yao, Li-Juan  Fan*.Preparation and Surface-enhanced Raman Performance of Electrospun Poly(vinylalcohol)/ High-concentration-gold Nanofibers. J Polym. Res.2012, 19, 9810

14. Xiaofei Li, Minhua Cao, Han Zhang, Lin Zhou, Si Cheng*, Jian-Lin Yao, Li-Juan Fan*. Surface-enhanced Raman scattering-active substrates of electrospun polyvinyl alcohol/gold–silver nanofibers. J.Colloid Interf. Sci. 2012, 382, 28

15. Si Cheng, Xiaofei Li, Sibai Xie, Yun Chen, Li-juan Fan. Preparation of electrospun luminescent polyimide/europium nanofibers by simultaneous in-situ sol-gel and imidization process. J.Colloid Interf. Sci.2011, 356, 92–99.

16. Si Cheng, Dezhi Shen, Xinsheng Zhu, Xingguang Tian, Dongying Zhou and Li-Juan Fan. Preparation of Nonwoven Polyimide/Silica Hybrid Nanofiberous Fabrics by Combining Electrospinning and Controlled In-situ Sol-gel Techniques. Eur. Polym. J. 2009, 45, 2767-2778

17. Si Cheng, Dijiang Wen, Guoqin Wu. Preparation and Characterization of Fluorinated Polypropylene by Reactive Extrusion with Fluorinated Acrylate. J Polym. Res. 2009,16, 271-278

18. Si Cheng, Dijiang Wen. Fluorinated Polypropylene Barrier Materials: Preparation and Characterization. J.Appli. Polym. Sci. 2010, 116, 2793-2801




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