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Prof. Chi WU

Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry 
Fellow of American Physical Society, Elected in 1999

location Room 239 Science Centre
Phone No. (852) 3943 6106
Fax No. (852) 2603 5057
Email chiwu@cuhk.edu.hk


Education

1982 B.Sc. University of Science & Technology of China
1987 Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Position

Since 1999
Professor of Chemistry, 
1996-1999
Reader,
1992-1996
Lecturer, 
1989-1992
AvH Fellow and then Researcher, 
Germany
1987-1989
Research Associate, 

Research Interests

Using a combination of synthetic chemistry, polymer physics and molecular biology, we design and execute decisive experiments to answer important questions of macromolecules, colloids and biology, including

  1. development of non-viral vectors for molecular medicines;
  2. nucleation of neuron-degenerative diseases related protein aggregation;
  3. design, synthesis and assembly of functional macromolecules;
  4. dynamics and structures of polymer solutions and gel networks;
  5. molecular characteristic properties of intractable and special polymers.

Honours and Awards

2015
The Wang Baoren Award for Accomplishments in Fundamental Polymer Research
2003
The China National Science Award (2nd Class)
2002
Excellent Postgraduate Student Supervisor Award, 
Chinese Academic of Sciences
2000
The Croucher Award (for Senior Researcher), 
The Croucher Foundation,
Hong Kong
1997
Distinguished Young Scholar Award 
The “Qiu Shi” Foundation, 
Hong Kong, 
China
1996
Distinguished Young Investigator Award (Grant) 
National Natural Science Foundation, 
China

Professional Activities

1999
Fellow, 
American Physical Society, 
USA
Jun.1989 - Jun.1990
Fellow, 
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship,
Germany
1982
Guo Moruo Fellowship 
(The first Named Fellowship in P.R.China) 
University of Science and Technology of China, 
Hefei, Anhui
Appointments:
Editor Board Member: 
Polymer, 
Langmuir and Macromolecules
Executive Advisory Board member: 
Macromolecular Journals (01/07/2007)
Associate Editor, 
Macromolecules 
(ACS. Starting on 01/01/2006)

Full List of Projects

Statistics of Publications


Representative Publications

  1. Chi Wu, shuiqing Zhou, “Thermodynamically stable globule state of single poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chain in water" Macromolecules, 28, 5388 (1995).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Macromolecules/55.pdf
  2. Chi Wu, Shuiqin Zhou, "First Observation of the Molten Globule State of a Single Homopolymer Chain ", Physical Review Letter, 77(14), 3053 (1996).

    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/physical_review_letters/prl-77-3053.pdf

  3. Chi Wu, Xiaohui Wang, "Globule-to-coil transition of a single homopolymer chain in solution", Physical Review Letters, 80(18), 4902 (1998).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/physical_review_letters/prl_80_4092.pdf
  4. Fan Jin, Chi Wu,
    “Observation of the first-order transition in ultrafiltration of flexible linear polymer chains”,
    Physical Review Letters, 96, 237801 (2006).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/Pub/Physical_Review_Letters/PhyRevLetter_237801_271.pdf
  5. Hui Ge and Chi Wu,
    “Separation of Linear and Star Chains by a Nanopore”,
    Macromolecules, 43, 8711–8713 (2010) (Cover Story)
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Macromolecules/311.pdf
  6. Chi Wu and Lianwei Li,
    “Unified Description of Transportation of Polymer Chains with Different Topologies through a Small Cylindrical Pore”,
    Polymer, 54, 1463 (2013) (Cover Story).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/Pub/Polymer/351.pdf
  7. Guangzhao Zhang, Aizheng Niu, Shufu Peng, Yingfeng Tu, Mei Li, Ming Jiang, Chi Wu, "Formation of novel polymeric nanoparticles", Accounts of Chemical Research, 34(3), 249-256 (2001).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/others/ar01-34-249.pdf
  8. Guangzhao Zhang, Chi Wu,
    “Folding and Formation of Mesoglobules in Dilute Copolymer Solutions”
    Adv Polym Sci (2005) 195: 1–x , DOI 10.1007/12_050
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/others/Folding_and_Formation_of_Mesoglobules.pdf
  9. Yonggang Shangguan, Dameng Guo, Hui Feng,Yuan Li, Xiangjun Gong, Qianjin Chen, Bo Zheng, Chi Wu,
    “Mapping Phase Diagrams of Polymer Solutions by a Combination of Micro-fluidic Solution Droplets and Laser Light-Scattering Detection”,
    Macromolecules, 47, 2496-2502 (2014).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/Pub/Macromolecules/359.pdf
  10. Yanan Yue, Chi Wu,
    “Progress and perspectives in developing polymeric vectors for in vitro gene delivery”,
    Biomaterials Science, 1, 152-170 (2013) (Invited Review).
    http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk/Pub/Biomaterials_Science/345.pdf

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