Prof. Dr. Xi ZHANG

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Prof. Dr. Zhang, received his B.S. degree (1986) and Ph.D (1992) in the Department of Chemistry, Jilin University. As a joint-training Ph.D student, he worked with Prof. Helmut Ringsdorf, University of Mainz, Germany, between 1991 and 1992. He became a full professor of Jilin University in 1994. Since 2003, he is a full professor of the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University. Currently, he is appointed as Department Chair. In the mean time, he serves as Senior Editor of Langmuir and Editorial Board Members of several scientific journals, including Chemical Communications, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. He has been a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2007. His research interests are focused on supramolecular assembly and polymer thin films, single molecular force spectroscopy of polymers.


Selected Publications:

Zhang X, Chemistry and Physics at Play in Materials Science: the Centennial Celebration of Tsinghua University, Adv. Mater., 2011, 23, 1042–1043.

Liu K, Song Y, Feng W, Liu N, Zhang W, Zhang X, Extracting a Single Polyethylene Oxide Chain from a Single Crystal by a Combination of Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging and Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy: Toward the Investigation of Molecular Interactions in Their Condensed States,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 3226-3229.

Zhang X, Whitten D, Preface to the Supramolecular Chemistry at Interfaces Special Issue, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 1245.

Wang C, Wang G, Wang Z, Zhang X, A pH-Responsive Superamphiphile Based on Dynamic Covalent Bonds, Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 3322 – 3325.

Zhang, X and Wang C, Supramolecular amphiphiles, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 94-101.

Liu Y, Yu Y, Gao J, Wang Z, Zhang X, Water-soluble supramolecular polymerization driven by multiple host-stabilized charge-transfer interactions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2010, 49, 6576-6579

Wang C, Guo Y, Wang Y, Xu H, Wang R, Zhang X, Supramolecular amphiphiles based on water-soluble charge transfer complex: fabrication of ultra-long nanofiber with tunable straightness, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48, 8962-8965.

Wang C, Yin S, Chen S, Xu H, Wang Z, Zhang X, Controlled self-assembly manipulated by charge transfer interaction: from tubes to vesicles, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 9049-9052.

Wang Y, Ma N, Wang Z, Zhang X, Photocontrolled reversible supramolecular assemblies of an azobenzene-containing surfactant with -cyclodextrin, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46, 2823-2826.