Speaker: Wei Zhang, Ph.D
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 11:00–12:00 a.m.
Venue: Room 125,Building C
Dynamic covalent chemistry (DCvC) has attracted tremendous research interest, particularly in the past decade, due to its great power in highly efficient construction of complex functional molecular architectures from simple small organic building blocks. This talk will focus on the recent progress in Zhang group in the design, synthesis, and property study of shape-persistent, customizable molecular cages and functional polymeric materials. These materials have shown a variety of important applications, such as molecular separation, nanoparticle synthesis, energy storage, etc. Our results illustrate how the thermodynamically controlled DCvC can be utilized to construct target-specific organic functional materials and enable their practical applications.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA; Guest Professor at ETH Zürich, Swizerland; Tang Ao-Qing Guest Professor at Jilin University; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow; National Science Foundation(NSF) CAREER Award.