Wei Zhao, PhD

Wei Zhao, PhD (2013-2016)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Associate Professor at Shaanxi University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Design of Organometallic Compounds for Polymerization Catalysis
  • Synthesis of Novel Complex Macromolecular Architectures via coordination polymerization
  • Synthesis of well-defined biopolymer/polypeptide Hybrid Materials

Selected Publications

  • A New Strategy to Access Polymers with Aggregation-Induced Emission Characteristics
    W. Zhao, C. Li, B. Liu, X. Wang, P. Li, Y. Wang, C. Wu, C. Yao, T. Tang, X. Liu, D. Cui
    Macromolecules, 47, 5586–5594, (2014)

  • Protic Compounds Mediated Living Cross-Chain-Transfer Polymerization of rac-Lactide: Synthesis of Isotactic(Crystalline) –Heterotactic (Amorphous) Stereomultiblock Polylactide
    W. Zhao, Y. Wang, X. Liu, X. Chen, D. Cui, Eugene Y.-X. Chen
    Chemical Communications, 48, 6375–6377, (2012)
  • Facile Synthesis of Pendant- and α, ω-Chain-End Functionalized Polycarbonates via Immortal Polymerization by Using A Salan Lutetium Alkyl Precursor
    W. Zhao, Y. Wang, X. Liu, D. Cui
    Chemical Communications, 48, 4588–4590, (2012)
  • Facile Synthesis of Fluorescent Dye Labeled Biocompatible Polymers via Immortal Ring-Opening Polymerization
    W. Zhao, Y. Wang, X. Liu, D. Cui
    Chemical Communications, 48, 4483–4485, (2012)

  • Facile Synthesis of Hydroxyl-ended, Highly Stereoregular, Star-shaped Poly(lactide) from Immortal ROP of rac-Lactide and Kinetics Study
    W. Zhao, D. Cui, X. Liu, X. Chen
    Macromolecules, 43, 6678–6684, (2010)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science (CIAC-CAS), Changchun, Jilin, 2012
    • B.Sc., Polymer Materials and Engineering, North University of China, Taiyuan, Shanxi, 2004

    Professional Profile

    • 2013-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2006-2007: Shanxi Taihua Industry and Trade Co., Ltd
    • 2004-2006: China Research Institute of Daily Chemical Industry, China

    KAUST Affiliations

    KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
    Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)