Carnegie Mellon University

Address Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

July 2001
B.S. Polymer Science and Engineering

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
November 2005
Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering 

Research

  • Novel rare earth catalysts for controlled ring-opening polymerization
  • Amphiphilic star polymers and their self-assembly
  • Functional polyesters and their applications
  • Controlled polymerization techniques

Publications

  1. Ning Xu, Yixin Liu, Xin Liu, Weipu Zhu, Feng Chen, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis and Properties of Random Copolymers of 2,2-Dimethyltrimethylene Carbonate and Ethylene Carbonate Catalyzed by Lanthanide Tris(2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenolate)" Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 115 (1): 46-51
  2. Pengfei Gou, Weipu Zhu, Ning Xu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Drug-Loading Capacity of Well-Defined Drug-Conjugated Amphiphilic A(2)B(2) Type Miktoarrn Star Copolymers Based on Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) and Poly(ethylene glycol)" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2009, 47 (24): 6962-6976
  3. Pengfei Gou, Weipu Zhu, Ning Zhu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis and characterization of novel resorcinarene-centered amphiphilic star-block copolymers consisting of eight ABA triblock arms by combination of ROP, ATRP, and “click chemistry”" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2009, 47 (11): 2905-2916
  4. Weipu Zhu, Pengfei Gou, Zhiquan Shen Synthesis and application of calixarene containing polymers. Progress in Chemistry, 2008, 20 (5): 720-728
  5. Pengfei Gou, Weipu Zhu, Ning Xu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis and characterization of well-defined cyclodextrin-centered seven-arm star poly(epsilon-caprolactone)s and amphiphilic star poly(epsilon-caprolactone-b-ethylene glycol)s" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 46 (19): 6455-6465
  6. Weipu Zhu*, Pengfei Gou, Kui Zhu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis, extraction, and adsorption properties of calix[4]arene-poly(ethylene-glycol) crosslinked polymer" Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2008, 109 (3): 1968-1973
  7. Feng Chen, Weipu Zhu, Ning Xu, Zhiquan Shen "Ring-opening copolymerization of ethylene carbonate and epsilon-caprolactone catalyzed by neodymium tris(2,6-di-tert-buty-4-methylphenolate): Synthesis, characterization, and dynamic mechanic analysis" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2008, 46 (12): 4050-4055
  8. Pengfei Gou, Weipu Zhu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis and characterization of resorcinarene-centered eight-arm poly(epsilon-caprolactone) stars catalyzed by yttrium complex" Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polyme.r Chemistry, 2008, 46 (6): 2108-2118
  9. Weipu Zhu, Pengfei Gou, Zhiquan Shen "Applications of calixarenes in polymer synthesis" Macromolecular Symposia, 2008, 261 (1), 74-84
  10. Weihui Xie, Weipu Zhu, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis, isothermal crystallization and micellization of mPEG-PCL diblock copolymers catalyzed by yttrium complex" Polymer, 2007, 48 (23): 6791-6798
  11. Weipu Zhu, Weihui Xie Xiaowei Tong, Zhiquan Shen "Amphiphilic biodegradable poly(CL-b-PEG-b-CL) triblock copolymers prepared by novel rare earth complex: Synthesis and crystallization properties" European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43 (8): 3522-3530
  12. Weipu Zhu, Jun Ling, Zhiquan Shen "Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic star-shaped polymers with calix[6]arene cores" Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2006, 207 (9): 844-849
  13. Weipu Zhu, Jun Ling, Hong Xu, Zhiquan Shen "Copolymerization of trimethylene carbonate and 2,2-dimethyltrimethylene carbonate by rare earth calixarene complexes"  Polymer, 2005, 46 (19): 8379-8385
  14. Weipu Zhu, Jun Ling, Zhiquan Shen "Homopolymerization of epsilon-caprolactone initiated by a scandium aryloxide" Polymer Bulletin, 2004, 52 (3-4): 185-189

Experience

  • Currently from December 2009, Visiting Scholar,
  • Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Currently from December 2007, Associate Professor
  • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University

  • November 2005 to December 2007, Post Doctor
  • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University

  • September 2001 to November 2005, PhD Student
  • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University

  • September 1997 to July 2001, Undergraduate Student
  • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University