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June 19, 2017

Outstanding Graduate Thesis Candidate

Xin Chen's thesis "Application of Ferroelectric Polymer in Organic Electronics" was selected as candidate for outstanding graduate thesis of Jiangsu Province. Link

June 15, 2017

Undergraduate Thesis Presentation

Qifeng Jiang  gave his undergraduate thesis presentation with a grade of A.

May 29, 2017

PhD Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Zhaoxi Cheng & Chenggen Qian on their successful defense of thesis "Energy/Data Storage of Dielectric Polymers" and "Bioresponsive Conjugated Polymer Nanomaterials for Theranostics".

May 29, 2017

Master's Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Xu Han & Yao Ren on their successful thesis defense. 

May 20, 2017

Chemistry Experiment Award

Qifeng Jiang received  Chemistry Experiment Award from School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University.

May 11, 2017

Excellent Graduate Student

Chenggen Qian was selected as one of the excellent graduate students by the Graduate School. Link

May 15, 2017

Highly Cited Papers

Chenggen Qian's paper "Light-Activated Hypoxia-Responsive Nanocarriers for Enhanced Anticancer Therapy" was listed as Highly Cited Papers by Essential Science Indicators.

April 19, 2017

Optoelectronic Materials Forum

Shen gave an invited talk entitled "Ferroelectric Polymers for Energy, Information, and Biomedical Applications " on Optoelectronic Materials Forum organized by Nanjing University, Nanjing Tech University, and Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Link

April 17, 2017

Discussion on Fluorinated Polymers

Shen visited the Advanced Materials Industrial Park at Changshu,  Jiangsu for discussion on fluorinated polymer materials.

January 14, 2017

Workshop on Dielectric and Energy Materials

Shen was invited to give a talk on ferroelectric polymer flexible electronic devices" during the Workshop on Dielectric and Energy Materials held by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Link

November 29, 2016

MRS Fall Meeting

During the 2016 MRS Fall Meetings (Boston, Massachusetts), Peijian Feng gave oral presentation titled "Near-Infrared Fluorescent Polymer Nanoparticles for Imaging Dopamine and Monitoring Neural Activity" in Symposium BM2 (Stimuli Responsive Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications and Biosafety).

November 16, 2016

International Academic Exchange Award

Zhaoxi Cheng and Chenggen Qian received the Award of International Academic Exchange for doctoral students from Graduate School of the University Link

November 9, 2016

National Scholarship for Graduate Students

Xu Han was selected as a candidate for National Scholarship for Graduate Students. Link

November 4, 2016

Wenruo Jiang Scholarship

Chenggen Qian was awarded Wenruo Jiang Scholarship from School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering.

September 3, 2016

Invited Talk

Shen was invited to give talk "Ferroelectric Polymers for Novel Information Storage and Energy Transducer" during Chinese Physical Society Fall Meeting (Beijing, China).

August 2, 2016

Technical Seminar

Shen was invited to present our recent advance in polymer materials for energy storage at Electric Power Research Institute, China Southern Power GRID (Guangzhou).

July 4, 2016

Best Poster Award

Chenggen Qian's presentation "Light-Activated Hypoxia-Responsive Conjugated Polymer Theranostic Platform" won best poster award during 30th CCS Congress at the Symposia on Biological Effect and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of Nanoscale Materials. Link

July 2, 2016

30th CCS Congress

Shen gave oral presentations titled "Flexible Polymer Transducers for Detecting Physiological Signals" and "Cell-readable Electric Signals Generated through Ferroelectric Polarization for Artificial Sensory Organs" during the 30th CCS Congress (Dalian, China). 

June 29, 2016

Innovative Research Program

Peijian Feng's project "Theranostic Microrobots and Their Biological Application" was supported by  Innovative Research Program for Academic Graduate Students of Jiangsu Province. Link

June 29, 2016

Invited Talk

Prof. Zhen Gu, from Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-CH & NCSU, was invited to give a talk about "Leverage Physiology for Precision Medications". Link

June 15, 2016

Upgrade Plan of Innovation Ability

The project "Stimuli-responsive Nano-materials of Conjugated Polymers: Design and Biological Applications" proposed by Chenggen Qian  was funded by Upgrade Plan of Innovation Ability for Outstanding Doctoral Students at Nanjing University. Link

June 9,2016

Nanjing-Sydney Joint Symposium

Prof. Shen was invited to give a talk "Flexible Polymer Sensors in Understanding Physiological Signals " on 2nd Nanjing-Sydney Joint Symposium on Functional Molecules and Materials held at University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia).  Link

June 8, 2016

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

Ruochen Sha and Mingxuan Li  successfully gave their undergraduate thesis presentations.

May 28, 2016

Presentation on Ferroelectric Polymer

Shen gave a talk on flexible transducers of ferroelectric polymers during Meeting of the Academic Committee of Key Laboratory of High Performance Polymer Materials and Technology of MOE.

May 23, 2016

Doctoral Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Yulei Chen on successful defense of his PhD thesis "Application of Conjugated Polymer as a Therapeutic Platform in Treating Diseases".

May 23, 2016

Defense of Master's Thesis

Congratulations to Xin Chen and Xin Tang for successful defenses of the Master's thesis.


February 23, 2016

Sloan Research Fellowships

Prof. Zhen Gu at North Carolina at Chapel Hill, our former group member, was  awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships in chemistry. The Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Link NJU

February 20, 2016

PhD Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Yingxin Chen on his successful defense of thesis "Controlling Semi-Crystalline Structure and Ferroelectric Property of PVDF-Based Polymers".

December 5, 2015

Polymer Material Symposium

Shen introduced the researches on ferroelectric polymers during the  Symposium of Young Scholars in Organic Polymer Materials (Sichuan, China).

November 16, 2015

Graduate Scholarship

Xin Tang was awarded Graduate Scholarship from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Link

November 7, 2015

Dielectric Polymer Composite Meeting

During 1st Conference on Dielectric Polymer Composite Materials and Applications (Xi'an China), Shen gave a talk on "Energy Storage in VDF-Based Polymer Nanocomposites".

October 20, 2015

National Scholarship for Graduate Student

Xin Chen was selected as candidate for National Scholarship for Graduate Students. Link

October 19, 2015

Annual Meeting of Polymer

Peijian Feng, Jiahao Liu, and Yao Ren gave poster presentation during Annual Conference of Polymer Division of Chinese Chemical Society (Suzhou, China).


October 15, 2015

Lab Visiting

Dr. Suolong Ni from DuPont China visited our lab.

July 7, 2015

Excellent Undergraduate Thesis

Yuqi Zhang's thesis "Fluorescent Conjugated Polymers for Biological Analysis" was selected as excellent undergraduate thesis of Nanjing University. Link

July 3, 2015

Master's Thesis Defense

Congratulations to Sha Zhu on her successful thesis defense. 

June 12, 2015

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

Xuanzhong Xiao, Jiahao Liu, and Yuqi Zhang  successfully gave their undergraduate thesis presentations.

May 14, 2015

Admission to the Graduate School

Jiahao Liu was admitted to Graduate School of Nanjing University. Link


April 8, 2015

MRS Spring Meeting

We gave oral presentations "Flexible Polymer Sensors for Recognizing Physiological Signals" and "Real-Time Tracking and Closed-Loop Releasing Weight Loss Drug" during the 2015 MRS Spring Meetings (San Francisco, California).

April 3, 2015

Admission to the Graduate School

Xuan-Zhong Xiao was admitted to Graduate School of Nanjing University. Link

January 25, 2015

Academic Communication

Prof. Zhicheng Zhang from Department of Applied Chemistry at Xi'an Jiaotong University visited our Department, and gave a talk about "Synthesis and electrical properties of PVDF-based fluoropolymers".

November 4, 2014

Graduate Scholarship

Yulei Chen was awarded graduate scholarship from School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering. Link

August 7, 2014

29th CCS Congress

We gave oral presentations titled "Ferroelectric polymers for organic electronics devices" and "Real-time tracking and controllable releasing weight-loss drug" during the 29th CCS Congress (Beijing, China). 

June 12, 2014

Undergraduate Innovation Training Project

The final report on the research project "Polymer Fluorescence Probes and Their Applications in Biological Analysis" by Yu-Qi Zhang, Jia Gong, De-Zheng Yin, and Chen Zhang was approved by the Nanjing University Undergraduate Innovation Training Program.

June 11, 2014

Invited Talk

Professor Zhiqun Lin from School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology was invited to give a interesting talk on "Crafting Functional Nanocrystals by Capitalizing on Nonlinear Block Copolymers as Nanoreactors". Link

May 20, 2014

Chemistry Experiment Award

Xu Han received undergraduate Chemistry Experiment Award by School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Nanjing University.

May 17, 2014

Academic Communication

It was a pleasure to welcome Prof. Qiming Zhang, our collaborator on ferroelectric polymer research over the past decade, from Pennsylvania State University, visiting our lab.

April 11, 2014

Project on Fluoropolymers

The Science and Technology Planning Project of Zhejiang Province on fluoropolymers we involved in has passed through inspection of the experts.


School of Chemistry    Nanjing University    Graduate School

Shen Group, School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, 2011