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Dr Zehuan Huang

Research Associate

Dr. Zehuan Huang is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in University of Cambridge.

Zehuan entered Tsinghua University (China) in 2009 as an undergraduate student majoring in Chemistry. His research interests initially arose from two summer internships: one involved polyelectrolyte LbL self-assembly with Prof. Monika Schönhoff in the University of Münster (Germany, 2010), and the other focused on supramolecular liquid crystals with Prof. Takashi Kato in the University of Tokyo (Japan, 2012). Zehuan received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Tsinghua University in 2013. After that, he joined Prof. Xi Zhang's group at the same univerisity as a PhD candidate. His PhD research was mainly centered on applying cucurbit[n]uril(CB[n])-based functional supramolecular systems to inter/multidisciplinary areas, involving supramolecular chemistry, polymer chemistry, physical chemistry, antimicrobial and anticancer therapy. In July 2018, he was awarded a PhD for his works on controllable association, assembly and function of cucurbiturils host-guest chemistry.

Dr. Zehuan Huang joined the Scherman group in Aug 2018 as a postdoctoral research associate, devising new systems for supramolecular catalysis. Later, in April 2019 he was awarded 'Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship'. Currently, he works on exploiting host-enhanced polar-π interactions to design and fabricate glass-like supramolecular polymer networks with ultra-compressibility and further exploring their potentials in bioelectronic applications. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

More information can be found on his Google Scholar, Research ID or Linkedin.



Highly compressible glass-like supramolecular polymer networks.
Z Huang, X Chen, SJK O'Neill, G Wu, DJ Whitaker, J Li, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– Nat Mater
Supramolecular Hydrogels Prepared From Fluores- cent Alkyl Pyridinium Acrylamide Monomers and CB[8]
DJ Whitaker, Z Huang, BW Longbottom, RL Sala, G Wu, OA Scherman
– Polymer Chemistry
Quantitative Supramolecular Heterodimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer.
G Wu, Z Huang, OA Scherman
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
Quantitative Supramolecular Heterodimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer
G Wu, Z Huang, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie
Host-Enhanced Phenyl-Perfluorophenyl Polar−π Interactions
Z Huang, X Chen, G Wu, P Metrangolo, D Whitaker, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– J Am Chem Soc
Unprecedented Halide‐Ion Binding and Catalytic Activity of Nanoscale Anionic Metal Oxide Clusters
S She, M Li, Q Li, Z Huang, Y Wei, P Yin
– ChemPlusChem
Supramolecular Emulsion Interfacial Polymerization
S Zhang, B Qin, Z Huang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS Macro Letters
Supramolecularly Catalyzed Polymerization: From Consecutive Dimerization to Polymerization
X Tang, Z Huang, H Chen, Y Kang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
pH-Induced Charge-Reversal Amphiphile with Cancer Cell-Selective Membrane-Disrupting Activity
Y Chang, Z Huang, Y Jiao, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS applied materials & interfaces
Supramolecular Interfacial Polymerization of Miscible Monomers: Fabricating Supramolecular Polymers with Tailor-Made Structures
B Qin, S Zhang, Z Huang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Macromolecules
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