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Dr. Shanju Zhang

Assistant Professor


Physical Chemistry


B.S. Polymer Chemistry, Jilin University, PR China 1993
Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, PR China 1998
Post-doctoral Polymers, University of Cambridge UK 2002-06

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 420

Phone: (805) 756-2591


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Research Interests:

  • Optoelectronic Macromolecules: synthesis, microstructure and optoelectronic properties of semiconducting polymers with applications in photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes, transistors and biosensors.
  • Semiconducting Nanomaterials: synthesis, surface modification and self-assembly on one-dimensional (1D) semiconducting nanparticles including nanowires, nanorods and nanotubes.
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: preparation, processing and properties of multifunctional nanocomposites including polymer-carbon nanotube composites and nanohybrid organic-inorganic composites with applications in coatings and energy conversions.


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