Dr. Weipu Zhu - Matyjaszewski Polymer Group - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Weipu Zhu

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Mellon Institute
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: MI-805
Phone: (412) 268-3208

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