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Zhang, Wei Professor

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Research Areas research areas

Research

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.

keywords

  • 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

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • CHEM 3331 Organic Chemistry 2 (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4261 Organic Materials: Structures and Functions (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 5261 Organic Materials: Structures and Functions (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 6951 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • CHEM 3321 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1 (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 3341 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 2 (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 3361 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry Majors (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 4261 Organic Materials: Structures and Functions (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 4901 Independent Study in Chemistry and Biochemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 5261 Organic Materials: Structures and Functions (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 6901 Research in Chemistry (Spring 2018)
  • CHEM 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

Background

awards and honors

International Activities

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

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