Dr. Rui Shi


Dr. Rui Shi

Research Topic:

Smart materials for energy applications


Contact: rui.shi(@)mmk.su.se


Rui Shi received his Ph.D. from the School of Chemistry at Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2018 for his work on the VUV-UV spectroscopic study of lanthanide-doped materials. After a three-year stay at the Department of Physics at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, as a researcher, he joined the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University, Sweden, as a full-time researcher in 2022. His current research interests are associated with the study of energy transfer dynamics in lanthanide-doped materials and the controllable synthesis of luminescent nanocrystals.


  1. Rui Shi,* Anja-Verena Mudring*, Phonon-mediated nonradiative relaxation in Ln3+-doped luminescent nanocrystals, (Review) ACS Materials Lett., 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00595
  2. Rui Shi,* Carlos D. S. Brites and Luís D. Carlos*, Understanding the shell passivation in Ln3+-doped luminescent nanocrystals, (Review) Small Struct., 2022, 2100194. (Selected as the Inside Front Cover and highlighted by MaterialsViews China)
  3. Jin He,* Nuanhui Cai, Lianshe Fu, and Rui Shi*, Sensitization of Mn2+ Luminescence by Eu2+: A Combined Study Using Optical Spectroscopy and Luminescence Dynamics Simulations, Chem., 2022, 61, 3, 1745-1755
  4. Rui Shi,* Carlos D. S. Brites and Luís D. Carlos*, Hexagonal-phase NaREF4 upconversion nanocrystals: the matter of crystal structure, (Review) Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 19771-19782
  5. Jin He*, Rui Shi*, Zhiqiang Wang, Minsi Li, Tsun-Kong Sham, and Lianshe Fu, Suppression of Eu2+ Luminescence Loss, Optical Mater. 2021, 2101751 (Highlighted by Wiley Advanced Science News)
  6. Rui Shi,* Eduardo D. Martinez, Carlos D. S. Brites and Luís D. Carlos,* Thermally enhanced upconversion luminescence in nanocrystals: a comprehensive summary, (Invited Perspective), Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2021, 23, 20-42 (Selected as the Cover)
  7. Rui Shi, Lixin Ning,* Zhiqiang Wang, Jiatang Chen, Tsun-Kong Sham, Yan Huang, Zeming Qi, Cuijin Li, Qiang Tang, Hongbin Liang,* Zero-Thermal Quenching of Mn2+ Red Luminescence via Efficient Energy Transfer from Eu2+ in BaMgP2O7, Optical Mater. 2019, 7. 1901187.
  8. Rui Shi, Lixin Ning, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Lirong Zheng, Zhibing Li, Hongbin Liang, Li4SrCa(SiO4)2:Eu2+: A Potential Temperature Sensor with Unique Optical Thermometric Properties, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11 (10), 9691-9695.
  9. Rui Shi, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Pieter Dorenbos, Haiyong Ni, Hongbin Liang*, Luminescence and Energy Transfer between Ce3+ and Pr3+ in BaY2Si3O10 under VUV–vis and X-ray Excitation, Chem., 2018, 57(14), 8414-8421.
  10. Rui Shi, Xiaojun Wang*, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Lirong Zheng, Hongbin Liang*, Site Occupancy and VUV-UV-Vis Photoluminescence of the Lanthanide Ions in BaY2Si3O10, Phys. Chem. C, 2018, 122(13), 7421-7431.
  11. Rui Shi, Xiaoxiao Huang, Tiantian Liu, Litian Lin, Chunmeng Liu, Yan Huang, Lirong Zheng, Lixin Ning*, Hongbin Liang*, Optical Properties of Ce-doped Li4SrCa(SiO4)2: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study, Chem., 2018, 57(3), 1116–1124.
  12. Rui Shi, Litian Lin, Pieter Dorenbos, Hongbin Liang*, Development of Potential Optical Thermometric Material through Photoluminescence of Pr3+ in La2MgTiO6. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 10737-10745. (Selected as the Back Cover)
  13. Rui Shi,ǁ Biquan Li,ǁ Chunmeng Liu, and Hongbin Liang*, On Doping Eu3+ in Sr99La1.01Zn0.99O3.495: The Photoluminescence, Population Pathway, De-Excitation Mechanism, and Decay Dynamics. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120(34), 19365-19374.
  14. Rui Shi, Guokui Liu, Hongbin Liang*, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Jing Zhang, Consequences of ET and MMCT on Luminescence of Ce3+-, Eu3+-, and Tb3+-doped LiYSiO4. Chem., 2016, 55(15), 7777-7786.
  15. Rui Shi, Jinzhong Xu, Guokui Liu*, Xuejie Zhang, Weijie Zhou, Fengjuan Pan, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Hongbin Liang*, Spectroscopy and Luminescence Dynamics of Ce3+ and Sm3+ in LiYSiO4. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120(8), 4529-4537.
  16. Rui Shi, Minmin Qi, Lixin Ning*, Fengjuan Pan, Lei Zhou, Weijie Zhou, Yucheng Huang, Hongbin Liang*, Combined experimental and ab initio study of site preference of Ce3+ in SrAl2O4. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119(33), 19326-19332.
  17. Jin He, Rui Shi, Mikhail G. Brik, Pieter Dorenbos, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Hongbin Liang*, Luminescence and multi-step energy transfer in GdAl3(BO3)4 doped with Ce3+/Tb3+. Lumin., 2015, 161, 257-263.
  18. Lei Zhou, Weijie Zhou, Fengjuan Pan, Rui Shi, Lin Huang, Hongbin Liang*, Peter A. Tanner*, Xueyan Du, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Lirong Zheng, Spectral Properties and Energy Transfer of a Potential Solar Energy Converter. Mater., 2016, 28(8), 2834-2843.
  19. Chunmeng Liu, Fengjuan Pan, Qi Peng, Weijie Zhou, Rui Shi, Lei Zhou, Jianhui Zhang, Jun Chen, Hongbin Liang*, Excitation Wavelength Dependent Luminescence of LuNbO4: Pr3+– Influences of Intervalence Charge Transfer and Host Sensitization. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120(45), 26044-26053.
  20. Lei Zhou, Weijie Zhou, Rui Shi, Chunmeng Liu, Yan Huang, Ye Tao, Hongbin Liang*, Luminescence and energy transfer of Ce3+ and Pr3+ in LaBSiO5. Lumin., 2016, 177, 178-183.
  21. Rongfu Zhou, Lixin Ning*, Weijie Zhou, Litian Lin, Rui Shi, Hongbin Liang*, Site occupation and photoluminescence properties of Ce3+ in Sr4Ca4La2(PO4)6O2: Experiments and ab initio calculations. Mater., 2017, 66, 1-7.
  22. Ziwei Zhou, Jiming Zheng, Rui Shi, Niumiao Zhang, Jiayu Chen, Ruoyu Zhang, Hao Suo, Ewa M. Goldys, Chongfeng Guo*, Ab Initio Site Occupancy and Far-red Emission of Mn4+ in Cubic-phased La(MgTi)1/2O3 for Plant Cultivation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2017, 9(7), 6177–6185.
  23. Jinhui Zhang, Shuming Gong, Jinbo Yu, Peng Li, Xuejie Zhang, Yuwei He, Jianbang Zhou, Rui Shi, Huanrong Li*, Aiyun Peng*, Jing Wang*, Thermally Stable White Emitting Eu3+ Complex@ Nanozeolite@ Luminescent Glass Composite with High CRI for Organic-Resin-Free Warm White LEDs. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces., 2017, 9(8), 7272–7281.
  24. M. Khaidukov, V.N. Makhov*, Qiuhong Zhang, Rui Shi, Hongbin Liang, Extended broadband luminescence of dodecahedral multisite Ce3+ ions in garnets{Y3}[MgA](BAlSi)O12 (A = Sc, Ga, Al; B = Ga, Al). Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 142, 524-529.
  25. Litian Lin, Xiaoxiao Huang, Rui Shi, Weijie Zhou, Yan Huang, Jiuping Zhong, Ye Tao, Jun Chen, Lixin Ning*, Hongbin Liang*, Luminescence properties and site occupancy of Ce3+ in Ba2SiO4: a combined experimental and ab initio study, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 25685-25693.
  26. Chunmeng Liu, Weijie Zhou, Rui Shi, Litian Lin, Rongfu Zhou, Jun Chen, Zhibing Li, Hongbin Liang*, Host-sensitized luminescence of Dy3+ in LuNbO4 under ultraviolet light and low-voltage electron beam excitation: energy transfer and white emission, Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 9012-9020.
  27. M. Khaidukov, I.A. Zhidkova, N.Yu Kirikova, V.N. Makhov*, Qiuhong Zhang, Rui Shi, Hongbin Liang, Mechanism for bifurcation of broadband luminescence spectra from Ce3+ ions at dodecahedral sites in garnets {CaY2}[M2](Al2Si)O12 (M = Al, Ga, Sc), Dyes and Pigments, 2017, 148, 189-195.
  28. Litian Lin, Rui Shi, Rongfu Zhou, Qi Peng, Chunmeng Liu, Ye Tao, Yan Huang, Pieter Dorenbos, Hongbin Liang*, The effect of Sr2+ on luminescence of Ce3+-doped (Ca,Sr)2Al2SiO7, Chem., 2017, 56(20), 12476-12484.
  29. Jin He, Xiaoxuan Guo, Yibo Chen, Rui Shi, Yan Huang, Jing Zhang, Yufei Wang, Zhaoqing Liu, VUV-vis Photoluminescence, Site Occupancy and Thermal-Resistance Properties of K4SrSi3O9: Ce3+. Eur. J., 2018, 24(6), 1287-1294.
  30. Hao Suo, Xiaoqi Zhao, Zhiyu Zhang, Rui Shi, Yanfang Wu, Jinmeng Xiang, Chongfeng Guo*, Local symmetric distortion boosted photon up-conversion and thermometric sensitivity in lanthanum oxide nanospheres, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9245-9251
  31. Xiaoxuan Guo, Jin He,* Minmin Huang, Rui Shi, Yibo Chen, Yan Huang, Jing Zhang, Zhao-Qing Liu,* Photoluminescence and thermal stability of Tb3+-doped K4SrSi3O9 phosphor with electron transition mechanisms, Res. Bull., 2019, 118, 110523.
  32. Jin He,ǁ Cheng Yan,ǁ Minmin Huang, Rui Shi, Yibo Chen, Chris D. Ling,* Zhao-Qing Liu,* Mechanistic Insight into Energy Transfer Dynamics and Color Tunability of Na4CaSi3O9:Tb3+, Eu3+ for Warm White LEDs, Eur. J., 2020, 26, 5619


Patents (China)

  1. Hongbin Liang, Litian Lin, Rongfu Zhou, Rui Shi, Weijie Zhou. Up-conversion long afterglow fluorescence materials, and preparation method and application thereof, ZL 201610875520.6 (2016)
  2. Hongbin Liang, Rui Shi, Qi PengSingle-matrix triple-doped white fluorescent material and preparation method and application thereof, ZL 201610214699.0 (2016)
  3. Hongbin Liang, Qi Peng, Rui Shi, Weijie Zhou, Qiang Su. High-color-purity red light-emitting material and preparation method and application thereof, ZL 201510802696.4 (2015)
  4. Jieyu Zhang, Rui Shi, Tao Zeng, Bo Wang, Yanling Guo, Jianchao Li, Yaojie Wang, Jifang Xu. Slag and metal separation device of external electric field between slag and metal, ZL 201310522694.0 (2013)
  5. Jieyu Zhang, Tao Zeng, Jianchao Li, Yanling Guo, Bo Wang, Jian Zhao, Jifang Xu, Rui Shi. Device for gathering liquid drops in metal slag by adding pulsed electric field, ZL 201310522585.9 (2013)