Prof. Dr. Xi ZHANG


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Prof. Dr. Xi 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 serves as the President of Jilin University; Director of the Polymer Science Committee, Chinese Chemical Society. He was elected as Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007), RSC Fellow (2008), ACS Fellow (2016). His research interest focuses on combining polymer chemistry with supramolecular chemistry to develop molecular engineering of functional supramolecular systems.


Selected Publications:

1. A Self-Degradable Supramolecular Photosensitizer with High Photodynamic Therapeutic Efficiency and Improved Safety, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2021, 60, 706-710.

2. Tough and Multi-Recyclable Cross-Linked Supramolecular Polyureas via Incorporating Noncovalent Bonds into Main-Chains, Adv. Mater., 2020, 32, 2000096.

3. Charge-Reversal Surfactant Antibiotic Material for Reducing Microbial Corrosion in Petroleum Exploitation and Transportation, Sci. Adv., 2020, 6, eaba7524.

4. A Supramolecular Radical Dimer: High-Efficiency NIR-II Photothermal Conversion and Therapy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 15526-15531.

5. Dissipative Supramolecular Polymerization Powered by Light, CCS Chem., 2019, 1, 335-342.

6. Supramolecularly Catalyzed Polymerization: From Consecutive Dimerization to Polymerization, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 8545-8549.

7. Supramolecular Radical Anions Triggered by Bacteria in situ for Selective Photothermal Therapy, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 16239-16242.

8. Supramolecular Interfacial Polymerization: A Controllable Method of Fabricating Supramolecular Polymeric Materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 7639-7643.

9. A Supramolecularly Activated Radical Cation for Accelerated Catalytic Oxidation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 8933-8937.

10. Supramolecular Polymerization Promoted and Controlled through Self-Sorting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5351-5355.