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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry

 

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.

 

Publications

Supramolecular hydrogels prepared from fluorescent alkyl pyridinium acrylamide monomers and CB[8]
DJ Whitaker, Z Huang, BW Longbottom, RL Sala, G Wu, OA Scherman
– Polymer Chemistry
(2021)
12,
519
Quantitative Supramolecular Heterodimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer
G Wu, Z Huang, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie
(2020)
132,
16097
Quantitative Supramolecular Hetero-dimerization for Efficient Energy Transfer
G Wu, Z Huang, OA Scherman
– Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
(2020)
59,
15963
Host-Enhanced Phenyl-Perfluorophenyl Polar-πInteractions
Z Huang, X Chen, G Wu, P Metrangolo, D Whitaker, JA McCune, OA Scherman
– J Am Chem Soc
(2020)
142,
7356
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
(2019)
84,
1668
Supramolecular Emulsion Interfacial Polymerization
S Zhang, B Qin, Z Huang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS Macro Letters
(2019)
8,
177
Supramolecularly Catalyzed Polymerization: From Consecutive Dimerization to Polymerization
X Tang, Z Huang, H Chen, Y Kang, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– Angewandte Chemie International Edition
(2018)
57,
8545
pH-Induced Charge-Reversal Amphiphile with Cancer Cell-Selective Membrane-Disrupting Activity.
Y Chang, Z Huang, Y Jiao, J-F Xu, X Zhang
– ACS Appl Mater Interfaces
(2018)
10,
21191
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
(2018)
51,
1620
Supramolecular Chemotherapy: Carboxylated Pillar[6]arene for Decreasing Cytotoxicity of Oxaliplatin to Normal Cells and Improving Its Anticancer Bioactivity Against Colorectal Cancer
Q Hao, Y Chen, Z Huang, J-F Xu, Z Sun, X Zhang
– ACS applied materials & interfaces
(2018)
10,
5365
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 334372 (shared)

Email address

zh321@cam.ac.uk