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Yiyong MAI


Department of:   Polymer Science and Engineering

Phone:  86-21-54748964

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. Supervisor: 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  

2014  Professor of Special Appointment (Eastern Scholar) at Shanghai Institutions of Higher Learning, Shanghai Municipal Education Commission  

2009   Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in Shanghai City


Polymer synthesis and self-assembly

Functional optical/electrical 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. Yiyong Mai, Adi Eisenberg*, Self-assembly of block copolymers. Chemical Society Reviews 2012, 41, 5969-5985.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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).

  5. 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.
  6. Yinjuan Huang, Yiyong Mai*, Uliana Beser, Joan Teyssandier, Gangamallaiah Velpula, Hans van Gorp, Lasse Arnt Straasø, Michael Ryan Hansen, Daniele Rizzo, Cinzia Casiraghi, Rong Yang, Guangyu Zhang, Dongqing Wu, Deyue Yan, Steven De Feyter, Klaus Müllen, and Xinliang Feng*, Poly(ethylene oxide) Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons with Excellent Solution Processability. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 10136-10139.

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

  8. 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. 

  9. 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).

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

  15. Hao Tian, Shuyan Zhu, Fugui Xu, Wenting Mao, Hao Wei*, Yiyong Mai*, Xinliang Feng, 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.  

  16. 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.

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

  18. Dongdong Wu, Fugui Xu, Yinjuan Huang, Chuanshuang Chen, Chunyang Yu*, Xinliang Feng, 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.

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.