Zhang, Afang, Prof. Dr.                      
                
Department of Polymer Materials, ShanghaiUniversity
Shangda Street 99, Mailbox 152, Shanghai 200444, China
Tel: +86-21-6613 8053
Fax: +86-21-6613 1720
              
             
Curriculum Vitae
1981-1985: Study in polymer engineering at Hefei University of Technology.
1985-1988: Master study in polymer science at University of Science and Technology of China.
1988-1991: Assistant professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1992-1995: Associated professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1996-1999: Ph.D study in polymer chemistry and physics at PekingUniversity.
1998-1999: Professor of polymer materials at Henan Institute of Chemistry.
1999-2000: Postdoc at DKI, Darmstadt, Germany.
2000-2002: Postdoc at Free University of Berlin.
2003-2004: Professor of polymer materials at Zhengzhou University, China
2005-2008 : Distinguished professor of polymer chemistry and physics at Zhengzhou University, China
2005- 2009 : Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich
2010-: Distinguished professor at ShanghaiUniversity
 
Current research interests
Dendronized polymers: synthesis, characterization and applications
Conjugated peptides as novel materials
Polymer brushes: synthesis and properties
Cationic, anionic, and controlled radical polymerizations
Asymmetrical organic catalysis
Polyurethanes
 
 
Selected Publications
 
Ossenbach, Alexander; Rüegger, Heinz; Zhang, Afang; Fischer, Karl; Schlüter, A. Dieter; Schmidt, Manfred, Ion-Induced Stretching of Low Generation Dendronized Polymers with Crown Ether Branching Units, Macromolecules, 42, 8781-8793 (2009)
Rodriguez-Ropero, Francisco; Canales, Manel; Zanuy, David; Zhang, Afang; Schlüter, Dieter; Alemain, Carlos, Helical Dendronized Polymers with Chiral Second-Generation Dendrons: Atomistic View and Driving Forces for Structure Formation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113, 14868-14876 (2009)
Wen, Li; Dalin, Wu; A. Dieter Schlüter; Afang, Zhang, Synthesis of an oligo(ethylene glycol)-based third-generation thermoresponsive dendronized polymer, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 47, 6630-6640 (2009)  
Guo, Yifei; van Beek, Jacco D.; Zhang, Baozhong; Colussi, Martin; Walde, Peter; Zhang, Afang; Kröger, Martin; Halperin, Avraham; Dieter Schlüter, A., Tuning Polymer Thickness: Synthesis and Scaling Theory of Homologous Series of Dendronized Polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131, 11841-11854 (2009)  
Cheng, C.; Schlüter, A. D.; Zhang, A., Thermally reversible Self-assembly of Double Hydrophilic Diblock Copolymers from Poly(/N/-isopropylacrylamide) and Dendronized Polymethacrylates, Israel Journal of Chemistry , 49, 49-53 (2009)  
Bolisetty, Sreenath; Schneider, Christian; Polzer, Frank; Ballauff, Matthias; Li, Wen; Zhang, Afang; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Formation of Stable Mesoglobules by a Thermosensitive Dendronized Polymer, Macromolecules, 42, 7122-7128 (2009)  
Zhang, Afang ; Rodríguez-Ropero, Francisco; Zanuy, David ; Alemán, Carlos ; Meijer, E.  W. ; Schlüter, A.  Dieter, A Rigid, Chiral, Dendronized Polymer with a Thermally Stable, Right-Handed Helical Conformation, Chemistry - A European Journal, 14, 6924-6934 (2008)  
Zhang, A.; Sakamoto, J.; Schlüter, A. D., Polymers going rigid, thick, and laterally infinite, Chimia, 62, 776-782 (2008)  
Samadi, Fatemeh; Wolf, Bernhard A.; Guo, Yifei; Zhang, Afang; Schlüter, Dieter A., Branched versus Linear Polyelectrolytes: Intrinsic Viscosities of Peripherically Charged Dendronized Poly(methyl methacrylate)s and of Their Uncharged Analogues, Macromolecules, 41, 8173-8180 (2008)  
Li, W.; Zhang, A.; Schlüter, A. D, Thermoresponsive Dendronized Polymers with Tunable Lower Critical Solution Temperatures, Chem. Commun., 5523-5525 (2008)  
Li, W.; Zhang, A.; Chen, Y.; Feldman, K.; Wu, H.; Schlüter, A. D., Low Toxic, Thermoresponsive Dendrimers Based on Oligoethylene Glycols with Sharp and Fully Reversible Phase Transitions, Chem. Commun., 5948-5950 (2008)
Li, Wen; Zhang, Afang; Feldman, Kirill; Walde, Peter; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Thermoresponsive Dendronized Polymers, Macromolecules, 41, 3659-3667 (2008)
Li, W.; Zhang, A.; Schlüter, A. D., Efficient Synthesis of First- and Second-Generation, Water-Soluble Dendronized Polymers, Macromolecules, 41, 43-49 (2008)  
Li, Chaoxu; Schlüter, A. Dieter ; Zhang, Afang ; Mezzenga, Raffaele, A New Level of Hierarchical Structure Control by Use of Supramolecular Self-Assembled Dendronized Block Copolymers, Advanced Materials, 20, 4530-4534 (2008)  
Zhang, A.; Schlüter, A. D., Multigram Solution-Phase Synthesis of Three Diastereomeric Tripeptidic Second-Generation Dendrons Based on (2S, 4S)-, (2S, 4R)-, and (2R, 4S)-4-Aminoprolines, Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 2, 1540-1548 (2007)  
Cheng, C.; Schmidt, M.; Zhang, A.; Schlüter, A. D., Synthesis of Thermally Switchable Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-block-dendronized methacrylate)s, Macromolecules, 40, 220-227 (2007)  
Zhang, Afang ; Wei, Liuhe ; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Narrowly Distributed Dendronized Polymethacrylates by Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 25, 799-803 (2004)
Zhang, A.; Okrasa, L.; Pakula, T.; Schlüter, A. D., Homologous Series of Dendronized Polymethacrylates with a Methyleneoxycarbonyl Spacer between the Backbone and Dendritic Side Chain: Synthesis, Characterization, and Some Bulk Properties, Journal of the American Chemical Society , 126, 6658-6666 (2004)
Zhang, Afang ; Barner, Jörg ; Göessl, Illdiko ; Rabe, Jürgen P. ; Schlüter, Dieter, A Covalent-Chemistry Approach to Giant Macromolecules and Their Wetting Behavior on Solid Substrates, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 43, 5185-5188 (2004)  
Zhang, Afang ; Zhang, Bin ; Wächtersbach, Eva ; Schmidt, Manfred ; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Efficient Synthesis of High Molar Mass, First- to Fourth-Generation Distributed Dendronized Polymers by the Macromonomer Approach, Chemistry - A European Journal, 9, 6083-6092 (2003)  
Zhang, Afang ; Shu, Lijin ; Bo, Zhishan ; Schlüter, A. Dieter, Dendronized Polymers: Recent Progress in Synthesis, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 204, 328-339 (2003)  

Zhang, Afang ; Vetter, Serge ; Schlüter, A. Dieter, On the Improved Accessibility of Dendronized Macromonomers with Peripheral Protected Amine Groups, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 202, 3301-3315 (2001)

Lab address: Lab of Polymer Chemistry, Shanghai University, Materials Building 447, Nanchen 333, Shanghai 200444
Mail address: Shangda Street 99, Mailbox 152, Shanghai 200444, China.
Phone: 021-66138044, 66138053; Fax: 021-66138039. E-mail: kliu@shu.edu.cn
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