Subject: Polymer Chemistry and Physics
Address:613 North Chemistry Bldg., 94 Weijin Rd., Nankai Dist., Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
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:
 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.
 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.
 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.
 Zhu, C.; Xia, Y.* Biomimetics: reconstitution of low-density lipoprotein for targeted drug delivery and related theranostic applications, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 7668.
 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.
 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.
 Zhang, Y. S.+; Zhu, C.+; Xia, Y.* Inverse opal scaffolds and their biomedical applications, Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1701115. (+equally contributed review article)
 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.
 Zhu, C.; Liu, L.; Yang, Q.; Lv, F.; Wang, S.* Water-soluble conjugated polymers for imaging, diagnosis, and therapy, Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 4687.
 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.
 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.