Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huan-Yu Zhao

State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry
Jilin University

Liu Tiao Road 2#
Changchun, 130021
E: [email protected]

Research and Education Experience:

  • 2015–now:Associate Professor in Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University
  • 2011–2014:Postdoc in Department of Physics, Jilin University
  • 2012-2013:Visiting Scholar in QMNC, Griffith University, Australia
  • 2011–2015:Lecturer in Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University
  • 2006–2011:Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry in State Key Lab of Inorganic Synthesis & Preparative Chemistry, Jilin University
  • 2002-2006:B.Sc. Chemistry in Department of Chemistry, Jilin University

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Coordination of Research Projects:

  • National Science Fund for Youths, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 250K, 2015-2017
  • Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, 30K,2013-2014
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 50K, 2013-2015

Research Interests:

  • Synthesis, functionalization and application of Porous Polymers (COFs, PAFs, POPs)
  • Porous polymers especially have received an increasing level of research interest because of their potential to merge the properties of both porous materials and polymers. Unique characteristics such as composition of light elements, diversity of synthetic routes, stimuli-response are generally unavailable in other porous materials. We are trying to:

    1. Develop reliable methods for preparation of porous polymers, with designed pore architectures, customized framework and pore surface functionalities as well as multi-scale and diversity of morphology.
    2. Explore their application as encapsulation agents for controlled release of drugs, as catalysts, as supports for catalysts and sensors, as precursors of nanostructured carbon materials, etc..
  • Synthesis and self-assembly of amphipathic polymer and polymer-grafted nanoparticles
  • We are aiming to the above topics using experimental tools to:

    1. Develop effective method to synshesize polymer-grafted nanoparticles with designed microscopic structure and customized surface functionalities.
    2. Develop novel self-assembly system of polymer and polymer-grafted nanoparticles by fine-tuning thermodynamic and dynamic influencing factors.
    3. Develop novel polymer/nanoparticles system to achieve tailor-made functions of polymers.

Selected publications:

  1. Zhao, H. Y.; Sun, C. H.; Jin, Z.; Wang, D. W.; Yan, X. C.; Chen, Z. G.; Zhu, G. S.; Yao, X. D., Carbon for the oxygen reduction reaction: a defect mechanism, J Mater Chem A, 2015, 3, (22), 11736.
  2. Zhao, X. J.; Zhao, H. Y.; Zhang, T. T.; Yan, X. C.; Yuan, Y.; Zhang, H. M.; Zhao, H. J.; Zhang, D. M.; Zhu, G. S.; Yao, X. D., One-step synthesis of nitrogen-doped microporous carbon materials as metal-free electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction, J Mater Chem A, 2014, 2, (30), 11666.
  3. Jin, Z.; Zhao, H. Y.; Zhao, X. J.; Yao, X. D.; Zhu, G. S., Synthesis and characterization of three novel 3D metal-organic frameworks constructed from semi-rigid V-shaped ligands, Inorg Chem Commun, 2014, 46, 329.
  4. Zhao, H.; Jin, Z.; Su, H.; Zhang, J.; Yao, X.; Zhao, H.; Zhu, G., Target synthesis of a novel porous aromatic framework and its highly selective separation of CO2/CH4, Chem Commun (Camb), 2013, 49, (27), 2780.
  5. Zhao, H. Y.; Jin, Z.; Su, H.; Jing, X.; Sun, F.; Zhu, G., Targeted synthesis of a 2D ordered porous organic framework for drug release, Chem Commun (Camb), 2011, 47, (22), 6389.