Associate Prof. Dr. Zhongqiang YANG

Tel.: +86-10-62798297







2003 - 2007         Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry

                            University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

                            Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm T. S. Huck

2000 - 2003         M.S. in Polymer Chemistry

                            Jilin University, Changchun, China

                            Supervisor: Prof. Fengqi Liu

1996 - 2000         B.E. in Applied Chemistry

                            Heilongjiang University, Harbin, China


Research Experience:

2010 - present      Associate Professor

                             Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University

2007 - 2010          Postdoc Research Associate

                             Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott’s Lab

                             Chemical & Biological Engineering Department

                             University of Wisconsin-Madison, US


Research Interests:

Soft materials (DNA, liquid crystals) and interface.



Gates Scholarship, University of Cambridge, UK (2003-2007) Financial award from Bill Gates, given to 4 Chinese students studying at University of Cambridge in 2003.


Selected Publications:

1. Y. Li, Q. Yang, R. A. Mei, M. Cai, J. Y. Y. Heng, Z. Yang* Controlling the Accumulation of Water at Oil?Solid Interfaces with Gradient Coating. J. Phys. Chem. B 2017, 121, 6766-6772.

2. Y. Li, R. A. Mei, Z. Yang* A Facile Method for Preparation of Emulsion Using the High Gravity Technique. J. Colloid and Interf. Sci. 2017, 506, 120-127.

3. J. Zhou, Y. Dong, Y. Zhang, D. Liu, Z. Yang* The Assembly of DNA Amphiphiles at Liquid Crystal-Aqueous Interface. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 229-9.

4. D. Wang, Z. Da, B. Zhang, M. A. Isbell, Y. Dong, X. Zhou, H. Liu, J. Y. Y. Heng, Z Yang* The Stability Study of Tubular DNA Origami in the Presence of Protein Crystallisation Buffer. RSC Advances 2015, 5, 58734-58737.

5. Y. Dong, D. Liu, Z. Yang* A Brief Review of Methods for Terminal Functionalization of DNA. Methods 2014, 67, 116-122.

6. Y. Dong, Z. Yang* Beyond Displays: The Recent Progress of Liquid Crystals for Bio/Chemical Detections. Chin. Sci. Bull. 2013, 58, 2557-2562.

7. T. Zhang, Z.Yang, D. Liu DNA Discrete Modified Gold Nanoparticles. Nanoscale 2011, 3, 4015-4021.

8. Z. Yang, N. L. Abbott Spontaneous Formation of Water Droplets at Oil-Solid Interfaces.          

9. Langmuir 2010, 26, 13797-13804.

10. Z. Yang, G. A. Herd, S. M. Clarke, A. R. Tajbakhsh, E. M. Terentjev, W. T. S. Huck Thermal and UV Shape Shifting of Surface Topography. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 1074-1075.

11. Z. Yang, W. T. S. Huck, S. M. Clarke, A. R. Tajbakhsh, E. M. Terentjev Shape-Memory Nanoparticles from Inherently Non-spherical Polymer Colloids. Nat. Mater. 2005, 4, 486-490.