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Zhen is a PhD student at the Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis in University of Cambridge. 

Zhen is from Heilongjiang, China. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Renmin University of China under the supervision of Prof. Yapei Wang, where he mainly worked on the self-assembly of biocompatible and biodegradable linear block copolymers, the preparation of double emulsions, and the light utilisation via photothermal conversion.

He is currently a second-year PhD student supervised by Prof. Silvia Vignolini, in Bio-inspired Photonics group at University of Cambridge. During PhD, he is seeking a line of interdisciplinary research combining self-assembly, emulsions, and light manipulation all together. His research interests focus on the synthesis of bio-based brush block copolymers and their applications in structural colours. 

 

Publications

Efficient and highly biocompatible 8-arm PEG-Chlorin e6 nanosystems for 2-photon photodynamic therapy of adrenergic disorders
NS Potter, Z Wang, EC Bornowski, SD Swanson, JP Wolfe, A McLean, R Kopelman
– Materials Advances
(2024)
5,
1736
Bottlebrush block copolymers for photonic materials
Z Wang
(2023)
Bioinspired Formation of Anti-Ultraviolet Micro-Goose Bump PDMAEMA/PS Coatings
X Zhu, Z Wang, Y Yang, N Ma, X Zhang
– Chemistry – An Asian Journal
(2023)
18,
e202300479
Exploiting the Thermotropic Behavior of Hydroxypropyl Cellulose to Produce Edible Photonic Pigments
S Ming, X Zhang, C Chan, Z Wang, M Bay, R Parker, S Vignolini
– Advanced Sustainable Systems
(2023)
7,
2200469
Recent Advances in MXene-Based Aerogels: Fabrication, Performance and Application
C Wei, Q Zhang, Z Wang, W Yang, H Lu, Z Huang, W Yang, J Zhu
– Advanced Functional Materials
(2022)
33,
2211889
Tuning the Color of Photonic Glass Pigments by Thermal Annealing
Z Wang, R Li, Y Zhang, CLC Chan, JS Haataja, K Yu, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)
(2022)
35,
e2207923
Deconvoluting the Optical Response of Biocompatible Photonic Pigments.
Z Wang, CLC Chan, JS Haataja, L Schertel, R Li, GT van de Kerkhof, OA Scherman, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Angewandte Chemie (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
(2022)
134,
e202206562
Deconvoluting the Optical Response of Biocompatible Photonic Pigments
Z Wang, CLC Chan, JS Haataja, L Schertel, R Li, GT van de Kerkhof, OA Scherman, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
(2022)
61,
e202206562
The Limited Palette for Photonic Block-Copolymer Materials: A Historical Problem or a Practical Limitation?
Z Wang, C Chan, R Parker, S Vignolini
– Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
(2022)
61,
e202117275
The Limited Palette for Photonic Block-Copolymer Materials: A Historical Problem or a Practical Limitation?
Z Wang, CLC Chan, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Angew Chem Weinheim Bergstr Ger
(2022)
134,
e202117275
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