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Yiyong MAI

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Email:  mai@sjtu.edu.cn


04/2                                   04/2004 – 04/2007      Ph.D. Polymer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                                                                              Supervisor: Prof. Deyue Yan

09/                                     09/2001 – 03/2004      M.Sc. Polymer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                                                                              Supervisor: Prof. Deyue Yan

                                           09/1997 – 07/2001     B.Sc. Polymer Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                                          WORK EXPERIENCE:  

03/2013–                          06/2018-present   Full Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

                                         03/2013–06/2018   Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University       

                                         05/2013–08/2013  Visiting Scholar, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany. Collaborated Professor: Prof. Klaus Müllen

                                         01/2012–03/2013  Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada

                                         09/2008–12/2011  Postdoctor, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Canada. Supervisor: Prof. Adi Eisenberg

                                    04/2007–08/2008   Cabot Corporation, Technical Service Engineer


2018-2019   Editorial member of Journal of Functional Polymers  

2019   Shanghai Academic Research Leader

2014/2018  Shanghai Eastern Scholar (Distinguished Professor) 

2009   Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in Shanghai City


Polymer synthesis and self-assembly

Optical/electrical functional materials from polymer self-assembly  


  1. Natural Science Foundation of China, 21774076, 01/2018 - 12/2021.

  2. Natural Science Foundation of China, 51573091, 01/2016 - 12/2019.

  3. Natural Science Foundation of China, 91527304, 01/2016 - 12/2018.

  4. Natural Science Foundation of China, 21320102006, 01/2014 - 12/2018.

  5. Natural Science Foundation of China, 21304057, 01/2014 - 12/2016.

  6. Doctoral Program of Higher Education, 20130073120088, 01/2014 - 12/2016.

  7. Program of the Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, 17JC1403200, 09/2017 - 08/2020.

  8. Program for Shanghai Eastern Scholar, Polymer Science, 01/2015 - 12/2017.

  9. Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai, 13ZR1421200, 07/2013 - 06/2016.


1. Fugui Xu, Chunyang Yu, Hai I. Wang, Yiyong Mai*, et al. Tunable Superstructures of Dendronized Graphene Nanoribbons in Liquid Phase. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b04927.

2.Yinjuan Huang, Fugui Xu, Yiyong Mai*, et al. Intrinsic Properties of Single Graphene Nanoribbons in Solution: Synthetic and Spectroscopic Studies. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 10461.

3.Yinjuan Huang, Yiyong Mai*, et al. Poly(ethylene oxide) Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons with Excellent Solution Processability. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 10136-10139. 

4.Yinjuan Huang, Yiyong Mai*, Xiangwen Yang, Uliana Beser, Junzhi Liu, Fan Zhang, Deyue Yan, Klaus Müllen, Xinliang Feng*. Temperature-Dependent Multidimensional Self-Assembly of Polyphenylene-Based "Rod-Coil" Graft Polymers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 11602-11605.

5.Yiyong Mai, Adi Eisenberg*, Controlled Incorporation of Particles into the Central Portion of Vesicle Walls. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 10078-10084. 

6. Hao Tian, Jieqiong Qin, Dan Hou, Qian Li, Chen Li, Zhong-Shuai Wu*, Yiyong Mai*, General Interfacial Self-Assembly Engineering for Patterning Two-Dimensional Polymers with Cylindrical Mesopores on Graphene. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201903684.

7. Quan Zuo, Tingting Liu, Chuanshuang Chen, Yi Ji, Xueqing Gong, Yiyong Mai*, Yongfeng Zhou*, Ultrathin Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets with Ultrahigh Loading of Single Pt Atoms for Efficient Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic H2 Evolution. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201904058.

8. Yinjuan Huang, Wei-Tao Dou, Fugui Xu, Hong-Bo Ru, Qiuyu Gong, Dongqing Wu, Deyue Yan, He Tian, Xiao-Peng He*, Yiyong Mai*, Supramolecular Nanostructures of Structurally Defined Graphene Nanoribbons in Aqueous Phase. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 3366 –3371 (VIP).

9. Zhixing Lin, Shaohua Liu, Wenting Mao, Hao Tian, Nan Wang, Ninghe Zhang, Feng Tian, Lu Han*, Xinliang Feng*, Yiyong Mai*, Tunable Self-Assembly of Diblock Copolymers into Colloidal Particles with Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2017, 56, 7135–7140 (highlighted by Angewandte Chemie International Edition).

10.Shaohua Liu, Faxing Wang, Renhao Dong, Tao Zhang, Jian Zhang, Xiaodong Zhuang, Yiyong Mai*, Xinliang Feng*, Dual-Template Synthesis of 2D Mesoporous Polypyrrole Nanosheets with Controlled Pore Size. Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 8365-8370 (highlighted by Nature Reviews Materials, Materials Views China and X-MOL). 

11. Xiaodong Zhuang, Yiyong Mai*, Dongqing Wu, Fan Zhang, Xinliang Feng*, Two-Dimensional Soft Nanomaterials: A Fascinating World of Materials. Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 403-427.

12. Yafei He, Xiaodong Zhuang, Chaojun Lei, Lecheng Lei, Yang Hou*, Yiyong Mai*, Porous carbon nanosheets: Synthetic strategies and electrochemical energy related applications. Nano Today 2019, 24, 103 (Invited Review).

13. Yiyong Mai, Adi Eisenberg*, Self-assembly of block copolymers. Chemical Society Reviews 2012, 41, 5969-5985 (Invited Review). 

14.Yiyong Mai, Adi Eisenberg*, Selective Localization of Preformed Nanoparticles in Morphologically Controllable Block Copolymer Aggregates in Solution. Accounts of Chemical Research 2012, 45, 1657-1666 (Invited Review).

15. Shuyan Zhu, Hao Tian, Nan Wang, Bin Chen, Yiyong Mai*, Patterning Graphene Surfaces with Iron-Oxide-Embedded Mesoporous Polypyrrole and Derived N-Doped Carbon of Tunable Pore Size. Small 2018, 14, 1702755.

16. Hao Tian, Zhixing Lin, Fugui Xu, Jingxu Zheng, Xiaodong Zhuang, Yiyong Mai*, Xinliang Feng, Quantitative Control of Pore Size of Mesoporous Carbon Nanospheres through the Self-Assembly of Diblock Copolymer Micelles in Solution. Small 2016, 12, 3155-3163. 

17. Yiyong Mai, Yongfeng Zhou*, Deyue Yan*, Real-time hierarchical self-assembly of large compound vesicles from an amphiphilic hyperbranched multiarm copolyme. Small 2007, 3, 1170-1173.

18. Hao Tian, Nan Wang, Fugui Xu, Pengfei Zhang, Dan Hou, Yiyong Mai*, Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanosheets and Nanoflowers with Holey Mesopores for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Catalysis. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6. 10354-10360. 

19. Dan Hou, Shuyan Zhu, Hao Tian, Hao Wei,* Xinliang Feng, Yiyong Mai*, Two-Dimensional Sandwich-Structured Mesoporous Mo2C/Carbon/Graphene Nanohybrids for Efficient Hydrogen Production Electrocatalysts. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 40800−40807

20. Hao Tian, Shuyan Zhu, Fugui Xu, Wenting Mao, Hao Wei*, Yiyong Mai*, Growth of 2D Mesoporous Polyaniline with Controlled Pore Structures on Ultrathin MoS2 Nanosheets by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Solution. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 43975-43982. 

21. Chuanlong Li, Tahir Rasheed, Hao Tian, Ping Huang, Yiyong Mai*, Wei Huang, Yongfeng Zhou*, Solution Self-Assembly of an Alternating Copolymer toward Hollow Carbon Nanospheres with Uniform Micropores. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 8, 331.

22. Fugui Xu, Pengfei Zhang, Jiacheng Zhang, Chunyang Yu*, Deyue Yan, Yiyong Mai*, Crystallization-Driven Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic PCL-b-PEO Coated Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution. ACS Macro Letters 2018, 7, 1062-1067. 

23. Fugui Xu, Dongdong Wu, Yinjuan Huang, Hao Wei, Yong Gao, Deyue Yan, and Yiyong Mai*, Multi-Dimensional Self-Assembly of a Dual-Responsive ABC Miktoarm Star Terpolymer. ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6, 426–430.

24. Dongdong Wu, Fugui Xu, Yinjuan Huang, Chuanshuang Chen, Chunyang Yu*, Deyue Yan, Yiyong Mai*, Effect of Side Chains on the Low-Dimensional Self-Assembly of Polyphenylene-Based “Rod−Coil” Graft Copolymers in Solution. Macromolecules 2018, 51, 161–172.

25. Yiyong Mai, Lin Xiao, Adi Eisenberg*, Morphological Control in Aggregates of Amphiphilic Cylindrical Metal-Polymer "Brushes". Macromolecules 2013, 46, 3183-3189.

26. Yiyong Mai, Adi Eisenberg*, Controlled Incorporation of Particles into the Central Portion of Block Copolymer Rods and Micelles. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 3179-3183.

27. Yiyong Mai, Yongfeng Zhou*, and Deyue Yan*, Synthesis and size-controllable self-assembly of a novel amphiphilic hyperbranched multiarm copolyether. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8679-8686.

28. Yiyong Mai , Yongfeng Zhou , Deyue Yan*, Hongwu Lu, Effect of reaction temperature on degree of branching in cationic polymerization of 3-ethyl-3-(hydroxymethyl)oxetane. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 9667-9669.