Emeritus Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry
Fellow of American Physical Society, Elected in 1999
|1982||B.Sc.||University of Science & Technology of China|
|1987||Ph.D.||State University of New York at Stony Brook|
|Since 2020||Emeritus Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1999-2020||Professor of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1996-1999||Reader, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1992-1996||Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1989-1992||AvH Fellow and then Researcher, BASF AG, Germany|
|1987-1989||Research Associate, SUNY at Stony Brook|
Using a combination of synthetic chemistry, polymer physics and molecular biology, we design and execute decisive experiments to answer important questions of macromolecules, colloids and biology, including
|1.||development of non-viral vectors for molecular medicines;|
|2.||nucleation of neuron-degenerative diseases related protein aggregation;|
|3.||design, synthesis and assembly of functional macromolecules;|
|4.||dynamics and structures of polymer solutions and gel networks;|
|5.||molecular characteristic properties of intractable and special polymers.|
Honours and Awards
|2015||The Wang Baoren Award for Accomplishments in Fundamental Polymer Research|
|2003||The China National Science Award (2nd Class)|
|2002||Excellent Postgraduate Student Supervisor Award, Chinese Academic of Sciences|
|2000||The Croucher Award (for Senior Researcher), The Croucher Foundation,Hong Kong|
|1997||Distinguished Young Scholar Award The “Qiu Shi” Foundation, Hong Kong, China|
|1996||Distinguished Young Investigator Award (Grant) National Natural Science Foundation, Ch|
|1999||Fellow, American Physical Society, USA|
|Jun.1989 – Jun.1990||Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship,Germany|
|1982||Guo Moruo Fellowship (The first Named Fellowship in P.R.China) University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui|
|Appointments:||Editor Board Member: Polymer, Langmuir and Macromolecules
Executive Advisory Board member: Macromolecular Journals (01/07/2007)
Associate Editor, Macromolecules (ACS. Starting on 01/01/2006)
|1.||Since 1999 Chi Wu, shuiqing Zhou,
“Thermodynamically stable globule state of single poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chain in water”
Macromolecules, 28, 5388 (1995).
|2.||Chi Wu, Shuiqin Zhou,
“First Observation of the Molten Globule State of a Single Homopolymer Chain “,
Physical Review Letter, 77(14), 3053 (1996).
|3.||Chi Wu, Xiaohui Wang,
“Globule-to-coil transition of a single homopolymer chain in solution”,
Physical Review Letters, 80(18), 4902 (1998).
|4.||Fan Jin, Chi Wu,
“Observation of the first-order transition in ultrafiltration of flexible linear polymer chains”,
Physical Review Letters, 96, 237801 (2006).
|5.||Hui Ge and Chi Wu,
“Separation of Linear and Star Chains by a Nanopore”,
Macromolecules, 43, 8711–8713 (2010) (Cover Story)
|6.||Chi Wu and Lianwei Li,
“Unified Description of Transportation of Polymer Chains with Different Topologies through a Small Cylindrical Pore”,
Polymer, 54, 1463 (2013) (Cover Story).
|7.||Guangzhao Zhang, Aizheng Niu, Shufu Peng, Yingfeng Tu, Mei Li, Ming Jiang, Chi Wu,
“Formation of novel polymeric nanoparticles”,
Accounts of Chemical Research, 34(3), 249-256 (2001).
|8.||Guangzhao Zhang, Chi Wu,
“Folding and Formation of Mesoglobules in Dilute Copolymer Solutions”
Adv Polym Sci (2005) 195: 1–x , DOI 10.1007/12_050
|9.||Yonggang Shangguan, Dameng Guo, Hui Feng,Yuan Li, Xiangjun Gong, Qianjin Chen, Bo Zheng, Chi Wu,
“Mapping Phase Diagrams of Polymer Solutions by a Combination of Micro-fluidic Solution Droplets and Laser Light-Scattering Detection”,
Macromolecules, 47, 2496-2502 (2014).
|10.||Yanan Yue, Chi Wu,
“Progress and perspectives in developing polymeric vectors for in vitro gene delivery”,
Biomaterials Science, 1, 152-170 (2013) (Invited Review).