Associate Prof. Yan Ji

Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China

Tel:+ 86-10-62787816





2001 - 2006  Ph.D.,    Peking University, China    

1998 - 2001  M.Eng.,  Tianjin University, China

1994 - 1998  B.Eng.,   Tianjin University, China


Professional Experience:

2006 - 2011    Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK

2011-present   Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, China


Research Interest

Polymers containing dynamic covalent bonds, Stimuli-responsive polymers, Polymeric nanocomposites, Soft robots



PAT 2015 Outstanding Junior Scientist Award,13 th International Conference of Polymers for Advanced Technology


Selected Publications:

1. Q. Chen,X. Yu,Z. Pei,Y. Yang,Y. Wei*, Y. Ji* Multi-stimuli responsive and multi-functional oligoaniline-modified vitrimers. Chem. Sci. 2016, 8, 724

2. Z. Li, X. Zhang, S. Wang, Y. Yang, K. Qang, Y. Qin, T. Xie, Y. Wei*, Y. Ji* Polydopamine coated shape memory polymer: enabling light triggered shape recovery, light controlled shape reprogramming and surface functionalization. Chem. Sci. 2016, 7, 4741.

3. Y. Yang, Z. Pei, Z. Li, Y. Wei, Y. Ji* Making and remaking dynamic 3D structures by shining light on flat liquid crystalline vitrimer films without a mold. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 2118-2121.

4. Z. Pei, Y. Yang, Q. Chen, Y. Wei*, Y. Ji* Regional Shape Control of Strategically-Assembled Multi-Shape Memory Vitrimers. Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 156-160.

5. Y. Yang, Z. Pei, X. Zhang, L. Tao, Y. Wei*, Y. Ji* Carbon nanotube-vitrimer composite for facile and efficient photo-welding of epoxy. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 3486-3492.

6. Z. Pei, Y. Yang, Q. Chen, E. M. Terentjev*, Y. Wei, Y. Ji,* Mouldable liquid-crystalline elastomer actuators with exchangeable covalent bonds, Nat. Mater., 2014, 13, 36-41.


Applications from interested students and postdocs are welcomed!