Prof. Zhiwu YU

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E-mail: yuzhw@tsinghua.edu.cn

 

Prof. Yu holds a B.Sc. from Tsinghua University (1984), an M.Sc. from Tsinghua University (1987), and a Ph.D. from the King's College, London University (1995). Following a postdoctoral training in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he rejoined Tsinghua University. He is now a professor of physical chemistry. He is a member of the Board of Directors, the Chinese Chemical Society, and serves as the vice director of the Committee of Chemical Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis. He is a member of the executive committee of the Editorial Committee of Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica and the regional editor for Asia of Spectroscopy. His main research area is chemical thermodynamics and spectroscopy. Recent research interests focus on phase behavior of model biomembranes, methodology of two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy, and development of new methods in studying molecular interactions.

 

Selected Publications:

1. Wu FG, Wang NN, Tao LF, and Yu ZW*, Acetonitrile Induces Nonsynchronous Interdigitation and Dehydration of Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Bilayers, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 12685-12691.

2. Wang NN, Zhang QG, Wu FG, Li QZ, and Yu ZW*, Hydrogen Bonding Interactions between a Representative Pyridinium-Based Ionic Liquid [BuPy][BF4] and Water/Dimethyl Sulfoxide, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 8689-8700.

3. Zhang QG, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*, Hydrogen Bonding Interactions between the Ionic Liquid 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Ethyl Sulfate and Water, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 4747 -4754.

4. Wu FG, Wang NN, Yu JS, Luo JJ, and Yu ZW*, Nonsynchronicity Phenomenon Observed during the Lamellar-Micellar Phase Transitions of 1-Stearoyllysophosphatidylcholine Dispersed in Water, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114, 2158-2164.

5. Qin SS, Yu ZW*, Yu YX, Structural and Kinetic Properties of α-Tocopherol in Phospholipid Bilayers, a Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2009, 113, 16537-16546.

6. Wu FG, Wang NN, and Yu ZW*, Non-Synchronous Change in the Head and Tail of DODAB Molecules during the Liquid Crystalline-to-Coagel Phase Transformation Process, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 13394-13401.

7. Gao WY, Chen L, Wu RG, Yu ZW*, and Quinn PJ, Phase Diagram of Androsterol- dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine Mixtures Dispersed in Excess Water, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112, 8375-8382.

8. Li QZ, Wu GS, and Yu ZW*, The Role of methyl groups in the formation of hydrogen bonds in DMSO-methanol mixtures. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 1438-1439.