From the molecular level, the molecular composition of complex systems such as fossil fuels and environmental humus is understood, and their migration and transformation in the natural environment and chemical processes
Books and Chapters：
 Chunming Xu, and Quan Shi, eds.Structure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures. (Structure and Bonding Vol. 168). Springer, 2016.
 Quan Shi, Jiawei Wang, Xibin Zhou, Chunming Xu, Suoqi Zhao, and Keng H. Chung. "Ruthenium Ion-Catalyzed Oxidation for Petroleum Molecule Structural Features: A Review." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 71-91. Springer, 2015.
 Zhentao Chen, Linzhou Zhang, Suoqi Zhao, Quan Shi, and Chunming Xu. "Molecular Structure and Association Behavior of Petroleum Asphaltene." In Structure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 1-38. Springer, 2015.
 Xu Zhao, Chunming Xu, and Quan Shi. "Porphyrins in Heavy Petroleums: A Review." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 39-70. Springer, 2015.
 Zhen Hou, Linzhou Zhang, Scott R. Horton, Quan Shi, Suoqi Zhao, Chunming Xu, and Michael T. Klein. "Molecular-Level Composition and Reaction Modeling for Heavy Petroleum Complex System." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 93-119. Springer, 2015. Peer-Reviewed Papers: 2016年
 Wang, M., Zhao, S., Liu, X., and Shi, Q.*, Molecular Characterization of Thiols in Fossil Fuels by Michael Addition Reaction Derivatization and Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02997.
 Lu, J., Zhang, Y., and Shi, Q.*, Ionizing Aromatic Compounds in Petroleum by Electrospray with HCOONH4 as Ionization Promoter. Analytical Chemistry, 2016. 88(7): 3471-3475.
 Ren, L., Han, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Meng, X., and Shi, Q.*, Spray Injection Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Ionization for Petroleum Analysis. Energy & Fuels, 2016. 30(6): 4486-4493.
 Zhou, X., Zhao, S., and Shi, Q.*, Quantitative Molecular Characterization of Petroleum Asphaltenes Derived Ruthenium Ion Catalyzed Oxidation Product by ESI FT-ICR MS. Energy & Fuels, 2016. 30(5): 3758-3767.
 Ma, S., Ma, C., Qian, K., Zhou, Y., and Shi, Q.*, Characterization of Phenolic Compounds in Coal Tar by Gas Chromatography/Negative‐Ion Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2016.30(15): 1806-1810.
 Wang, X., Wang, J., Zhang, Y., Shi, Q., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y., and Yang, M.*, Characterization of Unknown Iodinated Disinfection Byproducts During Chlorination/Chloramination Using Ultrahigh Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Science of The Total Environment, 2016. 554–555: 83-88.
 Feng, S., Zhang, L., Wang, S.*, Nadykto, A. B., Xu, Y., Shi, Q., Jiang, B., and Qian, W., Characterization of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen in Wet Deposition from Lake Erhai Basin by Using Ultrahigh Resolution FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Chemosphere, 2016. 156: 438-445.
 ] Jiang, B., Kuang, B., Liang, Y.*, Zhang, J., Huang, H., Xu, C., Yu, J. Z.*, and Shi, Q.*, Molecular Composition of Urban Organic Aerosols on Clear and Hazy Days in Beijing: A Comparative Study Using FT-ICR MS. Environmental Chemistry, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/EN15230
 Cui, D., Xu, C., Chung, K. H., and Shi, Q.*, Potential of Using Coal Tar as a Quenching Agent for Coal Gasification. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(11): 6964-6969.
 Li, Y., Fang, Z., He, C., Zhang, Y., Xu, C., Chung, K. H., and Shi, Q.*, Molecular Characterization and Transformation of Dissolved Organic Matter in Refinery Wastewater from Water Treatment Processes: Characterization by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(11): 6956-6963.
 Wang, M., Zhu, G., Ren, L., Liu, X., Zhao, S., and Shi, Q.*, Separation and Characterization of Sulfur Compounds in Ultra-Deep Formation Crude Oils from Tarim Basin. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(8): 4842-4849.
 Liu, H., Mu, J., Wang, Z., Ji, S., Shi, Q., Guo, A., Chen, K., and Lu, J., Characterization of Vanadyl and Nickel Porphyrins Enriched from Heavy Residues by Positive-Ion Electrospray Ionization FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(8): 4803-4813.
 Li, Y., Xu, C., Chung, K. H., and Shi, Q.*, Molecular Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter and Its Subfractions in Refinery Process Water by Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(5): 2923-2930.
 Liu, T., Lu, J., Zhao, X., Zhou, Y.*, Wei, Q., Xu, C., Zhang, Y., Ding, S., Zhang, T., Tao, X., Ju, L., and Shi, Q., Distribution of Vanadium Compounds in Petroleum Vacuum Residuum and Their Transformations in Hydrodemetallization. Energy & Fuels, 2015. 29(4): 2089-2096.
 Wang, M., Zhao, S., Chung, K. H., Xu, C., and Shi, Q.*, Approach for Selective Separation of Thiophenic and Sulfidic Sulfur Compounds from Petroleum by Methylation/Demethylation. Analytical Chemistry, 2015.87(2): 1083-1088.
 Ni, H., Hsu, C. S., Lee, P., Wright, J., Chen, R., Xu, C., and Shi, Q.*, Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of Petroleum on Kieselguhr. Fuel, 2015.141: 74-81.
 Han, Y., Ren, L., Xu, K., Yang, F., Li, Y., Cheng, T., Kang, X., Xu, C., and Shi, Q.*, Supercritical Fluid Extraction with Carbon Nanotubes as a Solid Collection Trap for the Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Their Derivatives. Journal of Chromatography A, 2015.1395: 1-6.