Group Photo 2022:





















Graduate Students (Ph. D. Program):







Ying Liu

Chemistry (2019)
B.S.: Lanzhou University, M.S.: Hunan University

Research area: NCA polymerization methodology
Hobby: singing, travel, reading, TV, sleep







Tong Wu

Chemistry (2018)
B.S.: Anqing Normal University
Research area: Artificial metalloenzymes and their assembly in cells
Hobby: food and fun







Yuan Yao

Chemical Engineering (2021)
B.S. and M.S.: Three Gorges University
Research area: (1) SNA-based catalysts; (2) development of artificial polymerase
Hobby: dancing, yoga







Lei Zhang

Chemistry (2023)
M.S.: Central South University
Research area: Light-responsive artificial metalloenzymes
Hobby: too many




Graduate Students (M. S. Program):







Xue Li

Chemistry (2021)
Research area: SNA-based intracellular catalytic system with stable Cu(I) species
Hobby: food








Xue-Ao Mei

Chemistry (2021)
Research area: Antimycobacterial polymers with triple mechanisms of action
Hobby: food, sleep, dancing (not quite good though), thinking about life








Yating Fei

Chemistry (2021)
Research area: Metal ion mediated ArM formation and LLPS
Hobby: food








Yuli Duan

Pharmacy (2022)
Research area: Intracellular delivery of functional ArM aggregates
Hobby: food








Xiongwei Li

Chemical Engineering (2022)
Research area: Development of polymeric enzyme mimics for intracellular abiotic catalysis
Hobby: food








Guangjie Zhang

Pharmacy (2023)
Research area: Development of novel artificial metalloenzymes
Hobby: food








Xinyun Zeng

Chemistry (2023)
Research area: Polypeptide-based materials
Hobby: food





Undergraduate Researcher:

Currently none.



Group Alumni:







Xiangyu Chao

Chemistry (B.S. 2020)
Research area: Ruthenium-based polymeric catalyst
Hobby: music and movies

Current position: pursuing Ph. D. degree at Oxford University (U. K.) 







Qing Lu

Chemistry (M.S. 2020)
Research area: synthesis and bio-applications of polymeric catalysts
Hobby: climbing, badminton

Current position: Fu’an Pharmaceutical  (Chongqing)







Yanhong Liu

Chemistry (M.S. 2021)
Research area: Design and synthesis of dendronized organic nanoparticles
Hobby: reading

Current position: Zybio Inc. (Chongqing)







Yu Yuan

Chemistry (B.S. 2021)
Research area: Design and synthesis of AIE-based organic nanoparticles
Hobby: reading

Current position: Ph. D. candidate at Peking University







Qun Liu

Chemistry (B.S. 2021)
Research area: Metallate-based polymeric catalyst
Hobby: reading, lab work, swimming, tennis and guitar

Current position: Ph.D. candidate at Westlake University







Jianxue Wang
Chemistry (Ph.D. 2021)
B.S: Henan University
Research area: Antimicrobial polyamidines with multi-mechanisms
Hobby: climbing, backcountry adventure, music
Current position: (Hidden)






Bohan Zhang

Chemistry (Ph.D. 2022), co-advised student from Dr. Ke Zhang’s lab
B.S.: Hunan University, M.S.: Guangxi University for Nationalities

Research area: Synthesis of fullerene-SNA-based intracellular catalysts
Hobby: music, travel, basketball
Current position: Lecturer at Henan University (Kaifeng)







Guopu Huang

Chemistry (M.S. 2022)
Research area: Polyguanidine as novel disinfectant for aquaculture usage
Hobby: food

Current position: PhD candidate at Xi’an Jiaotong University






Yingjiao Deng

Chemistry (M.S. 2022)
Research area: Structure-property relationship of membrane-targeting star polymers
Hobby: shopping

Current position: State Power Investment Co. Ltd. Hydrogen Energy (Foshan)






Xianhui Chen

Chemistry (M.S. 2022)
Research area: Pentamidine-based antimicrobial polymers
Hobby: food

Current position: Porton Pharma Solutions (Chongqing)







Silei Bai

Biology (Co-advised Ph. D. 2022)
Research area: Screening of mechanistic study of antimicrobial polymers
Hobby: food
Current position: Hunan Agricultural University (Lecturer)






Zhiyong Chen

Chemistry (Ph.D. 2022)
B.S. and M.S.: Guizhou University

Research area: Design, synthesis and screening of multi-mechanism antimicrobial polymers
Hobby: table tennis
Current position: Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Lecturer)








Lifang Yang

Research Assistant (2022)
M. S.: Fuzhou University

Research area: Discrete oligoguanidines
Hobby: food







Zehong Cheng

Chemistry (Ph.D. 2022)
B.S.: Hebei University

Research area: Facile N-carboxyanhydride polymerization and dismantlable adhesive
Hobby: guitar
Current position: North China University of Science and Technology (Lecturer)







Leyue Zhou

Chemistry (M.S. 2023)
Research area: Novel gene delivery vectors
Hobby: hiking in mountains, swimming, singing








Yajie Chen

Chemistry (M.S. 2023)
Research area: Antiviral polymers with DNA/RNA as their targets
Hobby: food, computer








Ao Zhang

Chemistry (B.S. 2023)
Research area: Synthesis of metalloenzyme cofactors
Hobby: unknown