Name:ZHU Jian
 Tel: 86-512-65880726



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Department of polymer science and engineering

Soochow University, 199 Ren-ai Rd., Suzhou, 215123, P.R.China     

Tel: 0512-65880726                  Fax: 0512-65882787




Ph.D. Soochow University, 2000.9-2004.6;

M. Sc.  Soochow University, 1995.9-1998.6;

B. Sc. Soochow University, 1991.9-1995.6.


Working Experience

1998.7~now, Department of polymer science and engineering, Soochow University.

2009.10 ~2010.9, The Pennsylvania State University, Post-doc.

2006.2 ~2007.1, National University of Singapore, Post-doc.

2001.12 ~2002.6, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Research Fellow.


Research Interests

1.       Selenium-containing polymers.

2.       Precision design and synthesis polymer.

3.       High refractive index polymer materials.

4.       Stimuli-responsive polymer materials.



1.    Second class prize of Science and Technology by Ministry of Education, 2009.

2.    Suxin Research award by Soochow University, 2008.

3.    Second class prize of Science and Technology by Jiangsu Province, 2002.



National Natural Science Foundation:

50803044, 2009~2011. 

21374067, 2014-2017


1.         Ying Wu, Wei Zhang, Zhengbiao Zhang, Xiangqiang Pan, Zhenping Cheng, Jian Zhu*, and Xiulin Zhu*, Initiator-chain transfer agent combo in the RAFT polymerization of styrene. Chem. Comm., 2014, 50, 9722-9724.

2.         Xuelang Miao, Jiajia Li, Zhengbiao Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Wei Zhang, Jian Zhu* and Xiulin Zhu*, Dimanganese decacarbonyl/2-cyanoprop-2-yl-1-dithionaphthalate: toward sunlight induced RAFT polymerization of MMA, Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 4641-4648.

3.         Jinjie Lu, Nianchen Zhou, Xiangqiang Pan, Jian Zhu*, Xiulin Zhu*. Branched Polystyrene with High Reflex Index Synthesized from Selenium-Mediated Polymerization. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 504-510.

4.         Xuelang Miao, Wei Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xiulin Zhu* and Jian Zhu*. Photo-induced cobalt-mediated radical polymerization of vinyl acetate. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 551-557.

5.         Xiaomin Zhang, Heqin Dou, Zhengbiao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Xiulin Zhu*, Jian Zhu*, Fast and Effective Copper(0)-Mediated Simultaneous Chain- and Step- Growth Radical Polymerization at Ambient Temperature, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2013, 51, 3907-3916.

6.         Jindong Zeng, Jian Zhu*, Xiangqiang Pan, Zhengbiao Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Zhenping Cheng, Wei Zhang and Xiulin Zhu*, Organoselenium compounds: development of a universal “living” free radical polymerization mediator, Polym. Chem.20134, 3453-3457.

7.         Fei Ma, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang, Xiangqiang Pan, Nianchen Zhou, Xiulin Zhu*,Seleno-containing poly(vinyl acetate) prepared by diselenocarbonates-mediated controlled free radical polymerizations, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.201351,3159-3165.

8.         Jindong Zeng, Zhengbiao Zhang, Jian Zhu*, Nianchen Zhou, Zhenping Cheng, Xiulin Zhu*, Selenium-substituted carbonates as mediators for controlled radical polymerization, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.201351, 2606-2613.

9.         Heqin Dou, Xiaomin Zhang, Wei Shen, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang, Xiulin Zhu. Synthesis of comb-like block copolymer with poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) backbone and poly(vinyl acetate) or poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) side chains by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization.J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.2013,51,2125-2130.

10.     Na Li, Jian Zhu*, Xiaoliang Ma*, Qingfang Zha, Chunshan Song. Tailoring of Surface Oxygen-Containing Functional Groups andTheir Effect on Adsorptive Denitrogenation of LiquidHydrocarbons Over Activated Carbon, AIChE Journal,201359, 1236-1244.

11.     Guixian Huang, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Xiulin Zhu. Reversible Photo- and Thermo-Responsive Block CopolymerMicelles Functionalized by NIPAM and Azobenzene.J. Macromol. Sci., Part A: Pure and Appl. Chem.201350,193-199.

12.     Xiangqiang Pan, Jian Zhu, Jianping Zou, Zhengbiao Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Nianchen Zhou, Wei Zhang, Jian Zhu, Zhijun Hu, Xiulin Zhu*. Straightforward and Highly EfficientSynthesis of Diselenocarbamates. Org. Lett201214, 6170-6173.

13.     Jindong Zeng, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang, Xiangqiang Pan, Wei Zhang,Zhenping Cheng, Xiulin Zhu*. New Selenium-Based Iniferter Agent for Living Free RadicalPolymerization of Styrene under UV Irradiation. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.201250, 2211-2218.

14.     Yahan Liu, Xuelang Miao, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang,Zhenping Cheng,Xiulin Zhu*.Polymer-Grafted Modifi cation of ActivatedCarbon by Surface-Initiated AGET ATRP.Macromol. Chem. Phys.2012213, 868-877.

15.     Wei Shen, Minying Xing, Zhengbiao Zhang,Zhenping Cheng,Jian Zhu*. Synthesis of Amphiphilic Azobenzene FunctionalizedBranched-Type Copolymer Based on BranchedPoly(2-(Dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate) andInvestigation of Its Drug Release Properties. J. Macromol. Sci., Part A: Pure and Appl. Chem.201249,834-844.

16.     Minying Xing, Weihua Guo, Zhenping Cheng, Zhengbiao Zhang, Jian Zhu*, Xiulin Zhu*, Synthesis of azobenzene functionalized dendritic block copolymer based on hyperbranched PDMAEMA and investigation of its drug release properties, Journal of Controlled Release, 2011, 152, e1-e132.

17.     Xiaobo Zhou, Jian Zhu*, Minying Xing, Zhengbiao Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Nianchen Zhou, Xiulin Zhu*. Synthesis and characters of hyperbranched poly(vinyl acetate) by RAFT polymeraztion. Eur. Polym. J.201147, 1912-1922.

18.     Weihua Guo, Jian Zhu, Zhenping Cheng, Zhengbiao Zhang, and Xiulin Zhu*. Anticoagulant Surface of 316 L Stainless Steel Modified by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2011, 3, 1675–1680.

19.     Haizhong Cao, Jian Zhu, Wei Zhang, Xinrong Chen, Zhenping Cheng, Jianhong Wu, Xiulin Zhu. Methacrylate copolymers with substituted azobenzene side groups: synthesis, characterization and photo-induced birefringence properties.e-Polymers2010,no. 049.

20.     Xiaoqiang Xue, Jian Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Yingfeng Tu, and Xiulin Zhu*, Soluble Main-Chain Azobenzene Polymers via Thermal 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition: Preparation and Photoresponsive Behavior.Macromolecules2010, 43,2704–2712.

21.     Cheng Chang, Jian Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Zhenping Cheng, Xiulin Zhu*. Synthesizing and characterization of comb-shaped carbazole containing copolymer via combination of ring opening polymerization and nitroxide-mediated polymerization.Polymer201051, 1947-1953.

22.     Xiaoqiang Xue, Jian Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Zhenping Cheng, Yingfeng Tu, Xiulin Zhu*. Synthesis and characterization of azobenzene-functionalized poly (styrene)-b-poly(vinyl acetate) via the combination of RAFT and “click” chemistry.Polymer2010,51,3083-3090.

23.     Xiaoqiang Xue, Jian Zhu, Zhengbiao Zhang, Nianchen Zhou, Xiulin Zhu*. Synthesis and photoresponsive behavior of the high-Tg azobenzene polymers via RAFT polymerization.React. Funcont. Polym.201070, 456–462.

24.     Yi Xiang, Xiaoqiang Xue, Jian Zhu*, Zhengbiao Zhang, Wei Zhang, Nianchen Zhou and Xiulin Zhu*. Fluorescence behavior of an azobenzene-containing amphiphilic diblock copolymer.Polym. Chem.2010, 1, 1453-1458. 



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