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Yu Zhilin

1000-Talent Plan - Youth Program

Subject: Polymer Science

Address:Mengminwei Hall, Rm325, Nankai University, Weijing Road 94, Tianjin 300071


E-Mail: yzh026@nankai.edu.cn


Research Interest:
Bio-Inspired Polymers, Bio-Mimetic Materials, Supramolecular Polymers, Peptide Self-Assembly, Soft Materials

2002-2006,Tianjin University,B.Sc.

2006-2009,Nankai University,M.Sc.

2009-2013,Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin,Dr.rer.nat.

2013-2017,Northwestern University,Postdoc Fellow

2017-now,Nankai University, Faculty Member

Honors and Awards:
2017,1000-Talent Plan - Youth Program

Selected publications:
1. Zhilin Yu, Aykut Erbas, Faifan Tantakitti, Liam C. Palmer, Joshua A. Jackman, Monica Olvera de la Cruz,* Nam-Joon Cho,* Samuel I. Stupp,* “Co-Assembly of Peptide Amphiphiles and Lipids into Supramolecular Nanostructures Driven by Anion-π Interactions”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 7823–7830.
2. Zhilin Yu, Faifan Tantakitti, Tao Yu, Liam C. Palmer, George Schatz, Samuel I. Stupp,* "Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations". Science 2016, 351, 497-502.
3. Zhilin Yu, Faifan Tantakitti, Liam C. Palmer, Samuel I. Stupp,* "Asymmetric Peptide Nanoribbons". Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 6967-6974.
4. Zhilin Yu, Stefan Hecht,* "Control over Unfolding Pathways by Localizing Photoisomerization Events within Heterosequence Oligoazobenzene Foldamers". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13740-13744.
5. Zhilin Yu, Stefan Hecht,* "Reversible and Quantitative Denaturation of Amphiphilic Oligo(azobenzene) Foldamers". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 1640-1643.
6. Yu Liu,* Zhilin Yu, Yingming Zhang, Dongsheng Guo, Yuping Liu, "Supramolecular Architectures of beta-Cyclodextrin-Modified Chitosan and Pyrene Derivatives Mediated by Carbon Nanotubes and their DNA Condensation". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10431-10439.