Shaodong ZHANGTenure-track Associate Professor

Tel: 化学楼A404 
Email: sdzhang@sjtu.edu.cn 
Address: 上海市闵行区东川路800号上海交通大学化学化工学院A402室 
Home Page: https://thezhanggroup.sjtu.edu.cn/ 

Educational Background

09/2009-11/2012 Sorbonne University, FRANCE, 

Ph. D. in Polymer Chemistry;

09/2007-06/2009 Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, FRANCE, 

Dipôme d'Ingénieur & Master in Chemical Engineering;

09/2002-06/2006 Zhengzhou University, CHINA,

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering.

Work Experience

03/2017-current Associate Professor

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, CHINA;

05/2015-06/2017 H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow

Imperial College London, London, UK;

02/2013-05/2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Research Interests

In our research group, we focus on the elaboration of organic cages and catenated cages with well-defined topology, and their hierarchical self-assembly for the search of emerging supramolecular materials with novel properties.

Research Themes

1. Dissymmetric cages, their polymerization and self-assembly
2. Novel desgin and synthetic strategies of catenated cages 
3. Hierarchical self-assembly of monomeric cages and catenated cages
4. Emerging properties of cage-like molecules, including their spontaneous polarization, water confinement, and fluorescence enhancement.

We are building up a highly interdisciplinary, enthusiastic yet friendly atmosphere within the research group, and we collaborate with research groups from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, other departments at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and other research groups at other institutions around the world.


Since SJTU:  




1. "A Class of Organic Cages Featuring Twin Cavities"  

Z. Yang, N. Zhang, C. Yu, J. Ding, P. Li, J. Chen, X. Zhuang, S. Zhang*, Nat. Commun., 202112, 6124.  



2. "Guest Mediated Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Dissymmetric Organic Cages to Form Supramolecular Ferroelectrics."  

X. Liu, G. Zhu, D. He, L. Gu, P. Shen, G. Cui, S. Wang, Z. Shi, D. Miyajima, S. Wang, S. Zhang*CCS Chem., 2021, 3, 2473-2481. 

3. "Single-Handed Double Helix and Spiral Platelet Formed by Racemate of Dissymmetric Cages."  


X. Liu, Z. Shi, M. Xie, J. Xu, Z. Zhou, S. Jung, G. Cui, T. Li, Z. Liu*, S. Zhang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 20216015080-15086.  

  4. "Enthalpic Reaction Intermeidates Mediate the Formation of Catenated Cages."    

S. Xu+, P. Li+, Z-Y. Li, Z. Shi, C. Yu*, Z. Liu*, X. Liu*, S. Zhang*, CCS Chem., 20202, 1838-1850.  

  5. "Multi-Mode Self-Oscillating Vesicle Transformers."     Q. Shao, S. Zhang, Z. Hu*, Y. Zhou*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 202059, 17125-17129.    

6. "Controlled Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Catenated Cages." 
Z. Sun+, P. Li+, S. Xu, Z.-Y. Li, Y. Nomura, Z.-M. Li,  X. Liu, S. Zhang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020142, 10833-10840.


7. "De novo Construction of Catenane with Dissymmetric Cages via Space-Discriminative Post-Assembly Modification."   

P. Li+, S. Xu+, C. Yu, Z.-Y. Li, J. Xu, Z.-M. Li, L. Zou, X. Leng, S. Gao, Z. Liu*, X. Liu*, S. Zhang*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 7113-7121.  


8. "Homochirality in  Biomineral Suprastructures Induced by Assembly of Single-Enantiomer  Amino Acids from a Nonracemic Mixture."   

W. Jiang, D. Athanasiadou,  S. Zhang, R. Demichelis, K. B. Koziara, P. Raiteri, V. Nelea, W. Mi,  J.-A. Ma, J. D. Gale, M. D. McKee*Nat. Commun., 201910, 2318.  


Prior to SJTU:

1. "Bioactive Cell-like Hybrids co-Assembled from (Glyco)Dendrimersomes with Bacterial Membranes."   

Q. Xiao, S. S. Yadavallib,  S. Zhang, S. E. Sherman, E. Fiorin, L. da Silva, D. A. Wilson, D. A.  Hammer,S. Andrée, H.-J. Gabius, M. L. Klein, M. Goulian, V. Percec*, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2016113, E1134-E1141.  


2. "Glycodendrimersomes  from Sequence-Defined Janus Glycodendrimers Reveal High Activity and  Sensor Capacity for the Agglutination of Natural Variants of Human  Lectins."  

S. Zhang, Q. Xiao, S. E.  Sherman, A. Muncan, A. D. M. Ramos Vicente, Z. Wang, D. A. Hammer, D.  Williams, Y. Chen, D. J. Pochan, S. Vértesy, S. André, M. L. Klein,  H.-J. Gabius, V. Percec*J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015137, 13334−13344.  


3. "Unraveling Functional  Significance of Natural Variations in Structural Aspects of a Human  Galectin by Glycodendrimersomes with Programmable Glycan Surface."  

S. Zhang, R.-O. Moussodia, S. Vértesy, S. André, M. L. Klein, H.-J. Gabius, V. Percec*Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2015112, 5585-5590.  


4. "Dissecting Molecular  Aspects of Cell Interactions Using Glycodendrimersomes with Programmable  Glycan Presentation and Engineered Human Lectins."  

S. Zhang, R.O. Moussodia, C. Murzeau, H.J. Sun, M. L. Klein, S. Vértesy, S. André, R. Roy, H.J. Gabius, V. Percec*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201554, 4036-4040.  


5. "Self-Assembly of  Amphiphilic Janus Dendrimers into Uniform Onion-Like Dendrimersomes with  Predictable Size and Number of Bilayers."  

S. Zhang, H.-J. Sun, A. D. Hughes, R.-O. Moussodia, A. Bertin, Y. Chen, D. J. Pochan, P. A. Heiney, M. L. Klein, V. Percec*Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2014111, 9058-9063.  


6. "Mimicking Biological Membranes with Programmable Glycan Ligands Self-Assembled from Amphiphilic Janus Glycodendrimers."  

S. Zhang, R.O. Moussodia, H.J. Sun, P. Leowanawat, A. Muncan, C. D. Nusbaum, K. M. Chelling, P. A. Heiney, M. L. Klein, S. André, R. Roy, H.J. Gabius, V. Percec*Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201453, 10899–10903.  


7. “Single-Single” Amphiphilic Janus Dendrimers Self-Assemble into Uniform Dendrimersomes with Predictable Size."  

S. Zhang, H.-J. Sun, A. D.  Hughes, B. Draghici, J. Lejnieks, P. Leowanawat, A. Bertin, L. Otero De  Leon, O. V. Kulikov, Y. Chen, D. J. Pochan, P. A. Heiney, V. Percec*ACS Nano, 20148, 1554-1565.  



  1. 本科生课程《大学化学实验安全》

  2. 本科生课程《无机化学(化学原理)》

  3. 留学生课程《Polymer Chemistry》

Honors and Awards

2017: "The Thousand Talents Plan" Young Outstanding Scholarship 

2015-2017: H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

2012: Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad 

2009-2012: Fellowship of French Ministry of Higher Education and Research

Open Positions

We are building up a highly interdisciplinary, enthusiastic yet  friendly atmosphere within the research group, and we collaborate with  research groups from the School of Chemistry  and Chemical Engineering, other departments at SJTU, and other research  groups from other institutions around the world.  

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