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Zhang, Wei Professor


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research overview

  • In general, Dr. Zhang's research program utilizes the tools of organic synthesis and physical chemistry, through rational molecular design, to develop novel functional materials (organic or hybrid nanocomposites) with potential applications in carbon capture, molecular separation, controlled nanoparticle synthesis, catalysis, energy storage, light harvesting, and nanomedicine.


  • organic porous materials, carbon capture, dynamic covalent chemistry, alkyne metathesis, olefin metathesis, imine metathesis, organic nanotube, 2D shape-persistent macrocycles, 3D shape-persistent molecular cages, nanocomposites, self-healing materials, malleable thermosets, transmembrane channel, nanomedicine, artificial photosynthesis, energy storage


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awards and honors

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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