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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


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

Zhen is from Nenjiang, 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. 



Recent Advances in Block Copolymer Self-Assembly for the Fabrication of Photonic Films and Pigments
Z Wang, CLC Chan, TH Zhao, RM Parker, S Vignolini
– Advanced Optical Materials
Old inspires new: activation and stabilization of iodine in diene-based rubbers
R Li, Z Wang, Y Wang
– The Innovation
A non-conjugated photothermal polymer complex absorbing light in visible and infrared windows
R Li, Z Wang, X Tao, S Lyu, J Jia, X-Q Xu, Y Wang
– Polymer Chemistry
Redox-Driven Spontaneous Double Emulsion
R Li, Z Wang, X Tao, J Jia, X Lian, Y Wang
– ACS Macro Letters
Antimicrobial Rubber Nanocapsule-Based Iodophor Promotes Wound Healing
R Li, Z Wang, X Lian, X Hu, Y Wang
– CCS Chemistry
An Intrinsic Photothermal Liquid for Light Detection and Energy Storage
Z Wang, X Lian, R Li, X Tao, Y Wang
– Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
Natural Rice Starch Granules for Green Cleaning.
X Lian, Z Wang, H Liao, R Li, X Tao, Y Wang
– Langmuir
Radical Cation Initiated Surface Polymerization on Photothermal Rubber for Smart Antifouling Coatings
R Li, X Lian, Z Wang, Y Wang
– Chemistry - A European Journal
A Degradable and Recyclable Photothermal Conversion Polymer.
X-Q Xu, Z Wang, R Li, Y He, Y Wang
– Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
A Polypyrrole Elastomer Based on Confined Polymerization in a Host Polymer Network for Highly Stretchable Temperature and Strain Sensors.
Y He, Q Gui, Y Wang, Z Wang, S Liao, Y Wang
– Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)
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