Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
Graphene materials have been attracting significant researchinterestowing to its huge specific surface area, large room-temperatureelectron mobility, excellent mechanical flexibility, exceptionallyhigh thermal conductivity and environmental stability. As a result, graphene is identified as a beneficial additive or an effectiveresponsive component by itself to improve the conductivity,flexibility, mechanical strength and/or the overall responsiveperformance of smart devices and systems. In this regard, we have demonstrated the versatile assembly of graphene into a variety of flexible structures and their energy-related devices in response to external stimulations, such asenvironmental variation. These smart stimulusresponsivegrapheneenergy systems are believed to have greattheoretical and practical interests to a wide range of applications.
 F. Zhao, Y. Liang, H. H. Cheng, L. Jiang, L.T. Qu, Energy Environ. Sci. 9 (2016), 912–916.
 H. H. Cheng, M. H. Ye, F. Zhao, C. G. Hu, Y. Zhao, Y. Liang, N. Chen, S. L. Chen, L. Jiang, L.T. Qu. Adv. Mater. 28 (2016), 3305–3312.
 F. Zhao, Y. Zhao, H. Cheng, L.T. Qu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 54 (2015), 14951–14955.
 F. Zhao, H. Cheng, Z. Zhang, L. Jiang, L. T. Qu, Adv. Mater. 27 (2015), 4351–4357.
 C. Hu, L. Song, Z. Zhang, N. Chen, Z. Feng, L.T. Qu, Energy Environ. Sci. 8(2015), 31 – 54.
Prof. Liangti Qu graduated from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) with a PhD degree in Chemistry in 2004. After he worked in University of Dayton in Ohio, USA as a research staff for 5 years, he joined Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) in 2009 and became a leader of nanocarbon research group. Dr. Qu’s research mainly focuses on the synthesis, functionalization, and application of conjugated carbon-carbon nanostructures including conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes and graphenes. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed research papers in prestigious journals such as Science, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., NanoLett., and so on. Awards and honors include New Century Excellent Talents in University (2009), Excellent Young Teachers in Universities by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation (2012), National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2013), and Chang Jiang Scholar of Ministry of Education, China (2014). More information can be found at Group website: http://sc.bit.edu.cn/kyjgjktz/qltktz/index.htm.