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Zhu Chunlei

Subject: Polymer Chemistry and Physics

Address:613 North Chemistry Bldg., 94 Weijin Rd., Nankai Dist., Tianjin 300071, P. R. China


E-Mail: chunlei.zhu@nankai.edu.cn


Research Interest:
Design and synthesis of functional materials for cancer therapy, antimicrobial treatment, stem cell differentiation, and tissue engineering.

2004-2008, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, B. Sc. (Supervisor: Prof. Lixin WU)
2008-2013, Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph. D. (Supervisor: Prof. Shu WANG)
2014-2017, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Postdoc (Supervisor: Prof. Younan XIA)
2017-2018, Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Postdoc (Supervisor: Prof. Ben Zhong TANG)
2018-Present, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tenure-Track Professor

Honors and Awards:

Selected publications:
Selected publications:
[1] Zhu, C.; Kwok, R. T. K.; Lam, J. W. Y.; Tang, B. Z.* Aggregation-induced emission: a trailblazing journey to the field of biomedicine, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2018, 1, 1768.
[2] Zhu, C.; Qiu, J.; Pongkitwitoon, S.; Thomopoulos, S.; Xia, Y.* Inverse opal scaffolds with gradients in mineral content for spatial control of osteogenesis, Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1706706.
[3] Zhu, C.; Pongkitwitoon, S.; Qiu, J.; Thomopoulos, S.; Xia, Y.* Design and fabrication of a hierarchically structured scaffold for tendon-to-bone repair, Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1707306.
[4] Zhu, C.; Xia, Y.* Biomimetics: reconstitution of low-density lipoprotein for targeted drug delivery and related theranostic applications, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 7668.
[5] Zhu, C.; Pradhan, P; Huo, D.; Xue, J.; Shen, S.; Roy, K.; Xia, Y.* Reconstitution of low-density lipoproteins with fatty acids for the targeted delivery of drugs into cancer cells, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 10399.
[6] Zhu, C.; Huo, D.; Chen, Q.; Xue, J.; Shen, S.; Xia, Y.* A eutectic mixture of natural fatty acids can serve as the gating material for near-infrared-triggered drug release, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1703702.
[7] Zhang, Y. S.+; Zhu, C.+; Xia, Y.* Inverse opal scaffolds and their biomedical applications, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701115. (+equally contributed review article)
[8] Zhu, C.; Yang, Q.*; Lv, F.; Liu, L.; Wang, S.* Conjugated polymer-coated bacteria for multimodal intracellular and extracellular anticancer activity, Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 1203.
[9] Zhu, C.; Liu, L.; Yang, Q.; Lv, F.; Wang, S.* Water-soluble conjugated polymers for imaging, diagnosis, and therapy, Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 4687.
[10] Zhu, C.; Yang, Q.*; Liu, L.; Wang, S.* Rapid, simple, and high-throughput antimicrobial susceptibility testing and antibiotics screening, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 9607.
[11] Zhu, C.; Yang, Q.*; Liu, L.; Lv, F.; Li, S.; Yang, G.; Wang, S.* Multifunctional cationic poly(p-phenylene vinylene) polyelectrolytes for selective recognition, imaging, and killing of bacteria over mammalian cells, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 4805.