Yinning ZHOUResearcher

Email: zhouyn@sjtu.edu.cn 
Address: 800 Dongchuan Rd., School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Building A, 407B 
Home Page: http://pelab.sjtu.edu.cn/ 

Educational Background

09/2012-12/2015 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, P.R. China), PhD in Applied Chemistry, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zheng-Hong Luo
09/2009-06/2012 Xiamen University (Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China), M. Eng. in Chemical Technology, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zheng-Hong Luo
09/2005-06/2009 Tianjin University of Science & Technology (Tianjin, P.R. China), B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering & Technology

Work Experience

08/2023-present Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, professor, PI

10/2018-7/2023 Department of Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, tenure-check associate professor, PI

07/2016-10/2018 McMaster University (Hamilton, ON, Canada), Postdoctoral Fellow, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Shiping Zhu [FRS (Canada), FCAE, FEIC, FCIC]

12/2015-10/2018 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, P.R. China), Postdoctoral Fellow, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Zheng-Hong Luo

Research Interests

Polymer reaction engineering (kinetic modeling; reaction mechanism; reactor engineering)
Product engineering (precision production of polymer; fluorinated polymer; smart polymer)
Controlled radical polymerization

Research Project

National Natural Science Foundation of China, Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai, Shanghai Pujiang Program, etc.



40. Shen Li, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Zhong-Xin Liu*, Zheng-Hong Luo*. Effect of Solvent on the Initiation Mechanism of Living Anionic Polymerization of Styrene: A Computational Study. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering 2024, accepted XXXX.

39. Freddy L. Figueira, Pablo Reyes, Mariya Edeleva, Yoshi W. Marien, Yi-Yang Wu, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Zheng-Hong Luo*, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge*. Combining Ternary Phase Diagrams and Multiphase Coupled Matrix-Based Monte Carlo to Model Phase Dependent Compositional and Molar Mass Variations in High Impact Polystyrene Synthesis. Chemical Engineering Journal 2024, 481, 148349.

38. Ya-Nan Yang, Jie Jin, Li-Tao Zhu, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Zheng-Hong Luo*. Runaway Criteria for Predicting the Thermal Behavior of Chemical Reactors. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 2024, 43, 100986.

37. Chen-Xu Zhu, Jie Jin, Yi-Yang Wu, Freddy L. Figueira, Mariya Edeleva, Paul H. M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge*, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Zheng-Hong Luo*. A Two‐Phase Method of Moments Model for High‐Impact Polystyrene Phase Inversion Conversion and Molecular Properties. AIChE Journal 2024, 70, e18297.


36. Tian-Tian Wang, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Zheng-Hong Luo, Shiping Zhu. Beauty of Explicit Dispersity (Đ) Equations in Controlled Polymerizations. ACS Macro Letters 2023, 12, 1423-1436.

35. Yajuan Shi, Jian-Peng Han, Fangyou Yan,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. In-silico Prediction of The Temperature-Dependent Decomposition Rate Coefficients of Symmetrical Azo Compounds. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2023, 62, 17461-17472. (Special Issue on 2023 Class of Influential Researchers) Invited Contribution (Front Cover)

34. Jie Liu, Yajuan Shi, Jin-Jin Li,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Closed-Loop Recyclable Vinylogous Carbamothioate-Based Covalent Adaptable Networks. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 6644-6654.

33. Jie Jin, Ya-Nan Yang, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. In Silico Tracking of Topological Variations in Hyperbranched Polymers Synthesis. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 6589-6599.

32. Tian-Tian Wang, Yajuan Shi, Shen Li, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Unraveling the Compounded Interplay of Weakly and Strongly Coordinating Ligands in G3-Catalyzed Living Metathesis Polymerization: toward Well-Defined Polynorbornene at Ambient Temperature. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 7379–7388. (Front Cover)

31. Xin-Yu Meng, Jin-Jin Li*, Peng Liu, Mingyu Duan, Jing Wang, Yin-Ning Zhou*, Yongbing Xie, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yun-Xiang Pan*. Long-term Stable Hydrogen Production from Water and Lactic Acid Via Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalysis in A Porous Microreactor. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2023, 62. e202307490.

30. 刘杰, 吴立盛, 李锦锦, 罗正鸿, 周寅宁*. 含乙烯基胺酯键聚醚类可逆交联聚合物的制备及性能研究. 化工学报 2023, 74, 3051-3057.(封面论文)

29. Shen Li, Chao Bian, Zhong-Xin Liu,* Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Identifying the Essential Roles of Light and Sonication in Dual-Stimuli Regulated Bulk ATRP by Multi-Scale Simulation. AIChE Journal 2023, 69, e18155.

28. Jian-Peng Han, Ya-Nan Yang, Chang-Sen Zhao, Ying-Hui Qian, Qiang Niu,* Zheng-Hong Luo,* Yin-Ning Zhou*. Computer-Aided Design of Initiator Utilization Strategies for Vinyl Chloride Suspension Polymerization with Constant Reaction Rate. Chemical Engineering Science 2023, 275, 118753.

27. Mengxian Yu, Yajuan Shi, Xiao Liu, Qingzhu Jia, Qiang Wang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Fangyou Yan,* Yin-Ning Zhou*. Quantitative Structure-Property Relationship (QSPR) Framework Assists in Rapid Mining of Highly Thermostable Polyimides. Chemical Engineering Journal 2023, 465, 142768.

26. Jiang Wang, Tian-Tian Wang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Simulation of Irreversible and Reversible Degradation Kinetics of Linear Polymers Using Sectional Moment Method. Chemical Engineering Science 2023, 275, 118711.

25. Chao Bian, Shen Li, Naitao Yang, Hao Chen, Wei Feng,* Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. In-depth Mechanistic and Kinetic Investigation of Sonochemically Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Using Modeling Approach. Chemical Engineering Journal 2023, 464, 142642.

24. Tian-Tian Wang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. On the Precise Determination of Molar Mass and Dispersity in Controlled Chain-Growth Polymerization: A Distribution Function-Based Strategy. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 1130-1140.

23. Mengxian Yu, Yajuan Shi, Qingzhu Jia, Qiang Wang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Fangyou Yan,* Yin-Ning Zhou*. Ring Repeating Unit: An Upgraded Structure Representation of Linear Condensation Polymers for Property Prediction. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 2023 63, 1177-1187. (Front Cover)

22. Jian-Peng Han, Ya-Nan Yang, Chang-Sen Zhao, Ying-Hui Qian, Qiang Niu,* Zheng-Hong Luo,* Yin-Ning Zhou*. In‐silico vinyl chloride suspension polymerization: Kinetic modeling, thermal runaway prediction and prevention. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 2023, 101, 4927-4940. (Special Issue in Memory of Professor Archie E. Hamielec) Invited Contribution


21. Jie Liu, Jin-Jin Li,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Fast room‐temperature self‐healing vitrimers enabled by accelerated associative exchange kinetics. Chemical Engineering Journal 2023, 452, 139452.

20. Yajuan Shi, Mengxian Yu, Jie Liu, Fangyou Yan,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Quantitative structure-property relationship model for predicting the propagation rate coefficient in free-radical polymerization. Macromolecules 2022 55, 9397-9410. (Front Cover)

19. Freddy L. Figueira, Alessandro D. Trigilio, Yi-Yang Wu, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo,* Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge*. Explicit Stochastic Modeling of Termination Chain Length Dependencies for All Disparate Radical Pairs in Single Phase Free Radical Induced Grafting. Chemical Engineering Journal 2023, 452, 139389.

18. Jiang Wang, Tian‐Tian Wang, Zheng‐Hong Luo, Yin‐Ning Zhou*. Analytical and numerical simulations of depolymerization based on discrete model: A chain‐end scission scenario. AIChE Journal 2023, 69, e17854.

17. Jin‐Jin Li,* You Wu, Zheng‐Hong Luo, Yin‐Ning Zhou*. Hydrophilic macroporous monoliths with tunable water uptake capacity fabricated by water‐in‐oil high internal phase emulsion templating. Journal of Polymer Science 2022, 60, 2562-2571.

16. Ya-Nan Yang, Chen-Xu Zhu, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Deterministic modeling of non-adiabatic solution radical polymerization of n-butyl acrylate in light of runaway prevention. Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 450, 138110.

15. Yin-Ning Zhou, Jin-Jin Li, Tian-Tian Wang, Yi-Yang Wu, Zheng-Hong Luo*. Precision polymer synthesis by controlled radical polymerization: Fusing the progress from polymer chemistry and reaction engineering. Progress in Polymer Science 2022, 130, 101555. (Front Cover)

14. Chen-Xu Zhu, Yi-Yang Wu, Freddy L Figueira, Paul HM Van Steenberge, Dagmar R D'hooge,* Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Sensitivity analysis of isothermal free radical induced grafting through application of the distribution-numerical fractionation-method of moments. Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 444, 136595.


13. Yajuan Shi, Jiang Wang, Qiang Wang, Qingzhu Jia, Fangyou Yan,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Supervised machine learning algorithms for predicting rate constants of ozone reaction with micropollutants. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2022, 61, 8359-8367. (Special Issue on Machine Learning and Data Science in Chemical Engineering) Invited Contribution

12. Jie Liu, Jin-Jin Li, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Mapping crosslinking reaction-structure-property relationship in polyether-based vinylogous urethane vitrimers. AIChE Journal 2022, 68, e17587.

11. Yi-Yang Wu, Freddy L. Figueira, Mariya Edeleva, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge,* Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Cost‐efficient modeling of distributed molar mass and topological variations in graft copolymer synthesis by upgrading the method of moments. AIChE Journal 2022, 68, e17559.

10. Yajuan Shi, Jin-Jin Li, Qiang Wang, Qingzhu Jia, Fangyou Yan,* Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. Computer-aided estimation of kinetic rate constant for degradation of volatile organic compounds by hydroxyl radical: An improved model using quantum chemical and norm descriptors. Chemical Engineering Science 2022, 248, 117244.

9. Jie Jin, Ru-Qiu Zheng, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Network formation kinetics of poly (dimethylsiloxane) based on step-growth polymerization. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 7678-7689.

8. Yi-Yang Wu, Freddy L. Figueira, Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge,* Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Bridging principal component analysis and method of moments based parameter estimation for grafting of polybutadiene with styrene. Chemical Engineering Journal 2021, 425, 130463.


7. Jie Liu, Tian-Tian Wang, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. In silico mechanically mediated atom transfer radical polymerization: A detailed kinetic study. AIChE Journal 2021, 67, e17151.

6. Tian-Tian Wang, Yi-Yang Wu, Zheng-Hong Luo, Yin-Ning Zhou*. "Living" Polymer dispersity quantification for nitroxide-mediated polymerization systems by mimicking a monodispersed polymer blending strategy. Macromolecules 2020, 53, 10813-10822.

5. Freddy L. Figueira, Yi-Yang Wu, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo,* Paul H.M. Van Steenberge, Dagmar R. D'hooge*. Coupled matrix kinetic Monte Carlo simulations applied for advanced understanding of polymer grafting kinetics. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 2021, 6, 640-661. (Cover Story)

4. Chao Bian, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Double‐external‐field enables bulk controlled radical polymerization with narrow molecular weight distribution at high conversion. AIChE Journal 2020, 66, e16245.

3. Yin-Ning Zhou, Jin-Jin Li, Yi-Yang Wu, Zheng-Hong Luo*. Role of external field in polymerization: Mechanism and kinetics. Chemical Reviews 2020, 120, 2950-3048.


2. Chao Bian, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Zheng-Hong Luo*. Mechanistic and kinetic investigation of Cu (II)‐catalyzed controlled radical polymerization enabled by ultrasound irradiation. AIChE Journal 2020, 66, e16746.

1. Chao Bian, Yin-Ning Zhou,* Joshua D. Deetz, Zheng-Hong Luo*. Experimental and computational investigation of oxidative quenching governed aqueous organocatalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization. Chemical Engineering Journal 2019, 362, 721-730.


Advaced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Green Chemical Engineering

Fronties in Chemical Engineering and Technology

Part-time Academic Job

Promotion Editor of Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering (2023-)

Promotion Editor of Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering  (2023-)

Honors and Awards

2023  Class of Influential Researchers by Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Open Positions

We are hiring self-motivated and creative graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in Chemical Engineering and Macromolecular Chemistry. You are warmly welcome and please feel free to contact me via zhouyn(AT)sjtu.edu.cn.

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