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Prof. Wei Jiang received his BSc degree in 2004 from Xi'an Jiaotong University and the MSc degree in 2007 from Nankai University with Prof. Yu Liu. He was awarded the Schering prize for his PhD work which he finished in 2010 at Freie Universität Berlin with Prof. Christoph A. Schalley. After postdoctoral research with Prof. Julius Rebek Jr. at the Scripps Research Institute in 2011 and 2012, he started his independent research career at the Department of Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC). His research is focused on the design and synthesis of bioinpired macrocyclic receptors and their applications in recognition, catalysis, sensing, separation, and assembly.

Personal Profile

Education and Work Experience

11.2012 ~ present    Associate Professor (tenure-track), Department of Chemistry, South University of Science and Technology of China, Shenzhen.

01.2011 ~ 09.2012    Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, USA) under the supervision of Prof. Julius Rebek, Jr.

(Worked on hydrogen bonded molecular capsules and cavitands)

09.2010 ~ 01.2011    Research Assistant in the group of Prof. Christoph A. Schalley.

(Worked on Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Divalent Pseudorotaxanes)

09.2007 ~ 09.2010    Ph. D. thesis with summa cum laude (outstanding) at Institut für Chemie und Biochemie of Freie Universität Berlin supervised by Prof. Christoph A. Schalley.

(Title: Supramolecular Synthesis via Integrative Self-Sorting)

09.2004 ~ 07.2007    Master thesis at the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry of Nankai University (Tianjin, P. R. China) under the guidance of Prof. Yu Liu.

(Title: Molecular Logic Gates and Switches)

09.1999 ~ 07.2004    B. Sc. study at Department of Applied Chemistry of Xi’an Jiao Tong University (Xi’an, P. R. China).


  • 2015    Special Support for Technology Top-Notch Innovative Youth Talents of Guangdong Province (广东省特支计划“科技创新青年拔尖人才”)
  • 2015    Excellent Youth Teachers' Training Project of Guangdong Province (广东省“优秀青年教师培养计划”)                  
  • 2013    Peacock Plan Awardee-Category B (“孔雀计划”B类)/ Shenzhen Municipal Government
  • 2012    Thousand Young Talents Program , Organization Department, CCCPC
  • 2011    “Schering Prize” (2010) / Schering Foundation
  • 2010    Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad 2009 (国家优秀自费留学生奖学金2009) / China Scholarship Council
  • 2006    First-Class Scholarship / Nankai University
  • 2003    Scholarship of China Petroleum
  • 2003    First-Class Scholarship / Xi’an Jiao Tong University
  • 2000    Third-Class Scholarship / Xi’an Jiao Tong University
  • 1999     Second-Class Scholarship / Xi’an Jiao Tong University   


1. Design and Synthesis of Novel Macrocyclic Receptors;

2. Molecular Recognition, Physical Organic Chemistry;

3. Molecular Machines and Smart Materials.


Supramolecular Chemistry,Physical Organic Chemistry

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40 papers had been published since Prof. Jiang worked as an independent researcher, including 1 Nat. Chem., 4 JACS, 3 ACIE, 2 Chem.Sci. and 1 Chem. Soc. Rev. Many paper was selected to be the front cover of ACIE, Chem. Sci and Chem. Commum. Besides, many works were highlighted by RSC Chemical Science Blog, ACS Noteworthy Chemistry, ACS Cutting-Edge Chemistry, Physics World, and NSFC.

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  • Ms. Xin-Yu Pang won an award from recent national conference

  • Mr. Li-Shuo Zheng won an award from recent national conference

  • Prof. David A. Leigh visits us


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