Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Studies

Congzhi Zhu

Congzhi Zhu

Our group’s research is focused on investigation of the relationship between the structure of conjugated polymer and its physical properties. During the collaboration with TIAS Faculty Fellow, Dr. Stang, whose research field is molecular architecture and supramolecular chemistry, my advisor, Dr. Lei Fang, and I proposed the idea to use supramolecular interactions, such as hydrogen bonds and metal-ligand coordination, to control the conformation of polymer. According to this idea, several detailed polymer structures were designed. In the past six months, I have finished the synthesis of one of these polymers and some model compounds. We had a discussion with Dr. Stang on the finished synthesis part and some preliminary research results. With the constructive advice from Dr. Stang and Dr. Fang, I am trying to push forward this project and draw a clear structure-property relationship on conjugated polymers. A scientific publication regarding on the synthesis is in preparation. 



Graduation Year

August 2018

Degree Type


Fellowship Year(s)

'13 - '14

Previous Education

B.S. in Chemistry - Nanjing University, China - '13


Lei Fang

Journal Articles

1. Congzhi Zhu, Zi-Hao Guo, Anthony U. Mu, Yi Liu, Steven E. Wheeler, and Lei Fang*. 2016. Low Band Gap Coplanar Conjugated Molecules Featuring Dynamic Intramolecular Lewis Acid–Base Coordination. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 81 (10), pp 4347–4352. DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b00238


1. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.joc.6b00238

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