Dr. Dingcai Wu - Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Dingcai Wu

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-802
Phone: (412) 268-9175

Education

Huaqiao University, Quanzhou, China   

July 2001
B.S. Applied Chemistry

Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
June 2006
Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry and Physics

Research

  • Fabrication and application of novel nanostructued polymers and carbons
  • Preparation and application of new conducting polymer/nanocarbon composites
  • Synthesis of novel antimicrobial polymers

Publications

  1. Jinchao Liu, Zhenghui Li, Chaoxiong He, Ruowen Fu, Dingcai Wu*, Shuqin Song*. Wormholelike mesoporous carbons as the support for Pt2Sn1 towards ethanol electrooxidation: effect of pore diameter. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2010, in press.
  2. Fei Xu, Rongjun Cai, Qingcong Zeng, Chong Zou, Dingcai Wu*, Feng Li, Xiaoe Lu, Yeru Liang, Ruowen Fu*. Fast ion transport and high capacitance of polystyrene-based hierarchical porous carbon electrode material for supercapacitors.Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, in press, doi:
  3. Fang Zhu, Jiaming Guo, Feng Zeng, Ruowen Fu, Dingcai Wu*, Tiangang Luan, Yexiang Tong, Tongbu Lu, Gangfeng Ouyang*. Preparation and characterization of porous carbon material-coated solid-phase microextraction metal fibers. Journal of Chromatography A, 2010, in press, doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2010.10.080.
  4. Huanan Cui, Zhenhua Zhao, Yeru Liang, Jianying Shi*, Dingcai Wu*, Hong Liu. The influence of pore structure on photodegradation methyl orange with CA/TiO2. Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 2010, in press.
  5. Qingcong Zeng, Dingcai Wu*, Chong Zou, Fei Xu, Ruowen Fu*, Zhenghui Li, Yeru Liang, Dangsheng Su. Template-free fabrication of hierarchical porous carbon based on intra-/inter-sphere crosslinking of monodisperse styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer nanospheres. Chemical Communications, 2010, 46, 5927-5929.
  6. Shuqin Song, Yeru Liang, Zhenghui Li, Yi Wang, Ruowen Fu, Dingcai Wu*, Panagiotis Tsiakaras*. Effect of Pore Morphology of Mesoporous Carbons on the Electrocatalytic Activity of Pt nanoparticles for Fuel Cell Reactions. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010, 98, 132-137.
  7. Yeru Liang, Fengxue Liang, Zhenghui Li, Dingcai Wu*, Fangyu Yan, Siyu Li, Ruowen Fu*. The role of mass transport pathway in wormholelike mesoporous carbon for supercapacitor. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2010, 12, 10842-10845.
  8. Chong Zou, Dingcai Wu*, Mingzhou Li, Qingcong Zeng, Fei Xu, Ziyi Huang, Ruowen Fu*. Template-free fabrication of hierarchical porous carbon by constructing carbonyl crosslinking bridges between polystyrene chains. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20, 731–735.
  9. Siyu Li, Yeru Liang, Dingcai Wu*, Ruowen Fu*. Fabrication of bimodal mesoporous carbons from petroleum pitch by a one-step nanocasting method. Carbon, 2010, 48: 839-843.
  10. Fei Xu, Gengdong Zheng, Dingcai Wu*, Yeru Liang, Zhenghui Li, Ruowen Fu*. Improving electrochemical performance of polyaniline by introducing carbon aerogel as filler. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2010, 12:3270-3275.
  11. Shuqin Song*, Shibin Yin, Zhenghui Li, Pei Kang Shen, Ruowen Fu, Dingcai Wu*. Effect of pore diameter of wormholelike mesoporous carbon supports on the activity of Pt nanoparticles towards hydrogen electrooxidation. Journal of Power Sources, 2010, 195: 1946-1949.
  12. Dingcai Wu*, Xin Chen, Sihong Lu, Yeru Liang, Fei Xu, Ruowen Fu*. Study on synergistic effect of ordered mesoporous carbon and carbon aerogel during electrochemical charge–discharge process. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2010, 131:261–264
  13. Xiaoqing Yang, Dingcai Wu*,Xiaomei Chen, Ruowen Fu*. Nitrogen-enriched nanocarbons with a 3-D continuous mesopore structure from polyacrylonitrile for supercapacitor application. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114, 8581-8586.
  14. Xiaoqing Yang, Dingcai Wu*, Ruowen Fu. Nanoporous carbon produced from a styrene-acrylonitrile random copolymer/carbon nanotube composite. Micro & Nano Letters, 2010, 5, 105-109.
  15. Bin Zhang, Xudong Chen, Jin Yang, Dingshan Yu, Yujie Chen, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Mingqiu Zhang. Enhanced photoresponse of CdS/CMK-3 composite as a candidate for light-harvesting assembly. Nanotechnology, 2010, 21, 045601.
  16. Gaoren Li, Zhanping Feng, Yannan Ou, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Yexiang Tong. Mesoporous MnO2/carbon aerogel composites as promising electrode materials for high-performance supercapacitors. Langmuir, 2010, 26, 2209-2213.
  17.  Huajiang Zuo, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Synthesis of antibacterial polymers from 2-dimethylamino ethyl methacrylate quaternized by dimethyl sulfate. Polymer Journal, 2010, 42, 766-771.
  18. Dingcai Wu, Zhenghui Li, Yeru Liang, Xiaoqing Yang, Xianhua Zeng, Ruowen Fu. Pore size control of wormholelike mesoporous carbons. Carbon, 2009, 47:916-918.
  19. Yeru Liang, Dingcai Wu*, Ruowen Fu*. Preparation and electrochemical performance of novel ordered mesoporous carbon with an interconnected channel structure. Langmuir, 2009, 25: 7783–7785
  20. Songli Wei, Dingcai Wu*, Xuelong Shang, Ruowen Fu*. Studies on the structure and electrochemical performance of Pt/carbon aerogel catalyst for direct methanol fuel cells. Energy & Fuels, 2009,23:908-911.
  21. Guifen Lv, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Performance of carbon aerogels particle electrodes for the aqueous phase electro-catalytic oxidation of simulated phenol wastewaters. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2009, 165:961-966.
  22. Xianhua Zeng, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Preparation and characterization of petroleum pitch-based carbon aerogels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2009, 112:309-314.
  23. Wenjin Yang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Adsorption of theophylline from aqueous solution on organic aerogels and carbon aerogels. Journal of Porous Materials, 2009,16: 507–512
  24. Dingcai Wu, Yeru Liang, Xiaoqing Yang, Chong Zou, Zhenghui Li, Guifen Lv, Xianhua Zeng, Ruowen Fu. Preparation of activated ordered mesoporous carbons with channel structure. Langmuir, 2008, 24: 2967-2969.
  25. Dingcai Wu, Yeru Liang, Xiaoqing Yang, Zhenghui Li, Chong Zou, Xianhua Zeng, Guifen Lv, Ruowen Fu. Direct fabrication of bimodal mesoporous carbon by nanocasting. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2008, 116: 91-94.
  26. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Requirements of organic gels for a successful ambient pressure drying preparation of carbon aerogels. Journal of Porous Materials, 2008, 15: 29-34.
  27. Xianhua Zeng, Dingcai Wu*, Ruowen Fu*, Huajie Lai, Junjia Fu. Preparation and electrochemical properties of pitch-based activated carbon aerogels. Electrochimica Acta, 2008, 53: 5711-5715.
  28. Wenjin Yang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Effect of surface chemistry on the adsorption of basic dyes on carbon aerogels. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2008, 312, 118-124.
  29. Guifen Lv, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu,Zhubao Zhang, Zhanjun Su. Electrochemical properties of conductive filler/carbon aerogel composites as electrodes of supercapacitors. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2008, 354: 4567-4571.
  30. Xianhua Zeng, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Structure and EDLC characteristics of pitch-based carbon aerogels. Material chemistry and physics, 2008, 112:1074-1077.
  31. Xinbo Wu, Xiaoqing Yang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Feasibility study of using carbon aerogel as particle electrodes for decoloration of RBRX dye solution in a three-dimensional electrode reactor. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2008, 138: 47-54.
  32. Junbing Wang, Xiaoqing Yang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus. The Porous Structures of Activated Carbon Aerogels and Their Effects on Electrochemical Performance. Journal of Power Sources, 2008, 185: 589-594.
  33. Bin Zhang, Xianming Dong, Wei Song, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Bin Zhao, Mingqiu Zhang. Electrical response and adsorption performance of novel composites from polystyrene filled with carbon aerogel in organic vapors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2008, 132: 60-66.
  34. Hanmin Zeng, Ruowen Fu, Shuixia Chen, Dingcai Wu. Preparation and application of ion exchange and porous materials. Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2008, (7): 663-667.
  35. Junbing Wang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Electrochemical properties of carbon aerogels prepared by ambient pressure drying. Journal of Functional Materials, 2008, 39(5): 751-753.
  36. Guifen Lu, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu.  Carbon aerogels particle electrodes for treatment of the aqueous phase electro-catalytic oxidation of simulated phenol wastewaters. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Sunyatseni, 2008, 47(3): 75-78.
  37. Xinbo Wu, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Studies on the adsorption of reactive brilliant red X-3B dye on organic and carbon aerogels. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2007, 147, 1028-1036.
  38. Guiqian Lu, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Studies on the synthesis and antibacterial activities of polymeric quaternary ammonium salts from dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2007, 67, 355-366.
  39. Wenjin Yang, Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Porous structure and liquid-phase adsorption properties of activated carbon aerogels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 106, 2775-2779.
  40. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus. Fabrication and nano-structure control of carbon aerogels via a microemulsion-templated sol-gel polymerization method. Carbon, 2006, 44: 675-681.
  41. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Synthesis of organic and carbon aerogels from phenol-furfural by two-step polymerization. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2006, 96:115-120.
  42. Dingcai Wu, Zhuoqi Sun, Ruowen Fu. Structure and adsorption properties of activated carbon aerogels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2006, 99: 2263-2267.
  43. Shuting Zhang, Dingcai Wu, Lin Wan, Haibing Tan, Ruowen Fu. Adsorption and antibacterial activity of silver-dispersed carbon aerogels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2006, 102: 1030-1037.
  44. Shuting Zhang,Ruowen Fu,Dingcai Wu,Lin Wang. Preparation and antibacterial property of silver-dispersed activated carbon aerogels. Ion Exchange and Adsorption, 2006, 22(3): 199-207.
  45. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Zhuoqi Sun, Zhiquan Yu. Low-density organic and carbon aerogels from the sol-gel polymerization of phenol with formaldehyde. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2005, 351: 915-921.
  46. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Zhiquan Yu. Organic and carbon aerogels from the NaOH-catalyzed polycondensation of resorcinol–furfural and supercritical drying in ethanol. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2005, 96: 1429-1435.
  47. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu. Fabrication and physical properties of organic and carbon aerogel derived from phenol and furfural. Journal of Porous Materials, 2005,12: 311-316.
  48. Dingcai Wu, Xiaofang Liu, Ruowen Fu. Adsorption of organic vapours on carbon aerogels and their precursor organic aerogels. New Carbon Materials, 2005, 20(4): 305-311.
  49. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Shuting Zhang, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus. Preparation of low-density carbon aerogels by ambient pressure drying. Carbon, 2004, 42: 2033-2039.
  50. Dingcai Wu, Ruowen Fu, Shuting Zhang, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus. The preparation of carbon aerogels based upon the gelation of resorcinol–furfural in isopropanol with organic base catalyst. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 2004, 336: 26-31.
  51. Shuting Zhang, Ruowen Fu, Dingcai Wu, Wei Xu, Qiwei Ye, Zhangliu Chen. Preparation and characterization of antibacterial silver-dispersed activated carbon aerogels. Carbon, 2004, 42:3209-3216.
  52. Dingcai Wu, Zhiquan Yu, Ruowen Fu. The preparation and characterization of resorcinol-furfural aerogel. Journal of Functional Materials, 2004; 35(suppl.): 2679-2681.
  53. Ruowen Fu, Xiaofang Liu,Dingcai Wu. Research progress in the preparation of carbon aerogels and their application in super-capacitors. Journal of Functional Materials, 2004; 35(suppl.): 1772-1775.
  54. Dingcai Wu, Shuting Zhang, Ruowen Fu. The fabrication of carbon aerogels by gelation in isopropanol with basic catalyst. Chinese Journal of Reactive Polymer, 2003,12(1): 26-31.
  55. Dingcai Wu, Shuting Zhang, Ruowen Fu. Progress in study of carbon aerogels and precursory organic aerogels. Ion Exchange and Adsorption, 2003, 19(5): 468-472.
  56. Guohua Chen, Wengui Weng, Dajun Wu, Dingcai Wu, Jingjing Chen, Lihui Ye, Wenli Yan. Investigation on the nano-dispersion of graphite into polymer matrix. Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2001, (6 ): 803-806 10.1039/C0JM02044C.

    Experience

    • 2010/3~Now: Postdoctoral Associate
      • Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University
    • 2008/12~Now: Associate Professor
      • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, China
    • 2006/07~2008/12: Assistant Professor
      • School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, P.R. China