Research Areas
The Family of Graphynes

Designing variants of the graphyne family, their synthetic strategies and applications.

Covalent Organic Frameworks

Designing 2D and 3D COFs, especially conjugated structures for energy and catalysis.

Supramolecular Self-Assembly

Exploring novel structure and synthetic strategies for supramolecular self-assembly. 

About Us

Yingjie Zhao’s research focuses on the 2D, 3D materials and supramolecular chemistry. Emphasis is on the methodological aspects of innovative structures and their application of electro-catalysis and photocatalysis. The general objective is to construct 2D or 3D structures using methods such as multistep organic synthesis, dynamic covalent chemistry, self-assembly, molecular recognition, and so on. The preparation strategies often apply solid state, interface and solution synthesis.

Group News
  • Jul 16, 2019 Congratulations to Yuliang Li*, Chengyu Xing, Yurui Xue, Bolong Huang, Huidi Yu, Lan Hui, Yan Fang, Yuxin Liu, Yingjie Zhao and Zhibo Li for their paper entitled "Fluorographdiyne: A Metal-free Catalyst for Applications in Water Reduction and Oxidation" being published in Angewandte Chemie. View Paper

  • Jun 21, 2019  We were pleased to welcome Prof. A. Dieter Schϋter dropping a visit in our group. He gave a talk entitled “Two-dimensional polymers: Synthesis in single crystals and on water." 

  • May 23, 2019 Congratulations to Yurui Xue*, Lan Hui, Huidi Yu, Yuxin Liu, Yan Fang, Bolong Huang*, Yingjie Zhao, Zhibo Li and Yuliang Li* for their paper entitled "Rationally engineered active sites for efficient and durable hydrogen generation" being published in Nature Communications. View Paper

  • Mar 08, 2019 Congratulations to Fan Wang, Zicheng Zuo,* Hong Shang, Yingjie Zhao, and Yuliang Li* for their paper entitled "Ultrafastly Interweaving Graphdiyne Nanochain on Arbitrary Substrates and Its Performance as a Supercapacitor Electrode" being published in ACS Applied Materials and Interface. View Paper

  • Feb 13, 2019 Congratulations to Hui Liu, Zhaohui Zhang, Chenyu Wu, Qingyan Pan, Yingjie Zhao*, and Zhibo Li* for their paper entitled "Interfacial Synthesis of Conjugated Crystalline 2D Fluorescent Polymer Film Containing Aggregation-Induced Emission Unit" being published in Small. View Paper

  • Jan 20, 2019 Congratulations to Yingjie Zhao*, Hui Liu, Chenyu Wu, Zhaohui Zhang, Qingyan Pan, Fan Hu, Ruiming Wang, Piwu Li, Xiaowen Huang*, and Zhibo Li* for their paper entitled "Fully Conjugated Two-Dimensional sp2-Carbon Covalent Organic Frameworks as Artificial Photosystem I with High Efficiency" being published in Angewandte Chemie. View Paper

  • Jan 15, 2019 Congratulations to Hui Liu, Zhaohui Zhang, Yingjie Zhao,* Yongxin Zhou, Bo Xue, Yuchun Han, Yilin Wang,  Xueluer Mu, Shaoli Zang, Xianfeng Zhou*, and Zhibo Li* for their paper entitled "A Water-soluble Two-dimensional Supramolecular Organic Framework with Aggregation-Induced Emission for DNA Affinity and Live-Cell Imaging" being published in Journal of Materials Chemistry B. View Paper

  • Dec 21, 2018 Congratulations to Danbo Wang, Xiaonan Kan, Chenyu Wu, Xiaohuan Lin, Haiyan Zheng, Kuo Li, Jikuan Zhao*, and Yingjie Zhao* for their paper entitled "Interfacial synthesis of ultrathin two-dimensional 2PbCO3·Pb(OH)2 nanosheets with high enzyme mimic catalytic activity" being published in Inorganic CHemistry Frontiers. View Paper

  • Dec 20, 2018 Congratulations to Weixiang Zhou, Han Shen, Chenyu Wu, Zeyi Tu, Feng He, Yanan Gu, Yurui Xue, Yingjie Zhao, Yuanping Yi, Yongjun Li* and Yuliang Li for their paper entitled "Direct Synthesis of Crystalline Graphdiyne Analogue Based on Supramolecular Interactions" being published in Journal of Americal Chmeical Society. View Paper

  • Dec 14, 2018 Congratulations to Lan Hui, Yurui Xue*, Bolong Huang, Huidi Yu, Chao Zhang, Danyan Zhang, Dianzeng Jia*, Yingjie Zhao, Yongjun Li, Huibiao Liu and Yuliang Li* for their paper entitled "Overall water splitting by graphdiyne-exfoliated and -sandwiched layered double hydroxide nanosheet arrays" being published in Nature Communications. View Paper

  • Oct 28, 2018 Prof. Cheng Wang, from College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, paid a visit to our group and delivered a talk.

  • Aug 09, 2018 Prof. Donglin Jiang visited Qingdao University of Science and Technology invited by Prof. Yingjie Zhao and dropped a visit in our group.

  • Aug 06, 2018 Prof. Xin Zhao, from  Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, dropped a visit in our group and stayed for a few days' communcations.

  • Jul 14, 2018 Congratulations to Chenyu Wu, Yamei Liu, Hui Liu, Chenghao Duan, Qingyan Pan, Jian Zhu, Fan Hu, Xiaoyu Ma, Tonggang Jiu*, Zhibo Li* and Yingjie Zhao* for their paper entitled "Highly Conjugated Three-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks Based on Spirobifluorene for Perovskite Solar Cell Enhancement" being published in Journal of Americal Chmeical Society. View Paper

  • Jun 30, 2018 Prof. Wei Zhang, from department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado-Boulder, paid a visit to our group and gave us a report entitled with "Dynamic Covalent Chemistry in Materials Development: From Nanostructures to Polymers and Beyond".

  • Jun 02, 2018 Dr. Sebastian Benz dropped a visit in our group and delivered a talk.

  • Apr 12, 2018 Congratulations to Qingyan Pan, Hui Liu, Yingjie Zhao*, Siqi Chen, Bo Xue, Xiaonan Kan, Xiaowen Huang, Jian Liu*, and Zhibo Li* for their paper entitled "Preparation of N-Graphdiyne Nanosheets at Liquid/Liquid Interface for Photocatalytic NADH Regeneration" being published in ACS Applied Materials and Interface. View Paper

  • Feb 09, 2018 Congratulations to Jiangsheng Li, Tonggang Jiu*, Chenghao Duana, Yao Wang, Hongna Zhang, Hongmei Jian, Yingjie Zhao, Ning Wang, Changshui Huang and Yuliang Li* for their paper entitled "Improved electron transport in MAPbI3 perovskite solar cells based on dualdoping graphdiyne " being published in Nano Energy. View Paper

  • Dec 20, 2017 Congratulations to Xiaonan Kan, Yanqi Ban, Chenyu Wu, Qingyan Pan, Hui Liu, Jianhui Song, Zicheng Zuo, Zhibo Li*, and Yingjie Zhao* for their paper entitled "Interfacial Synthesis of Conjugated Two-Dimensional N-Graphdiyne" being published in ACS Applied Materials and Interface. View Paper

 
Group Events

Prof A, Dieter Shlϋter

's Visit

June 21, 2019

We were very pleased to welcome Prof. A. Dieter Schϋter  visit to our group in this June. He gave us a report entitled “Two-dimensional polymers: Synthesis in single crystals and on water. 

Prof. Xin Zhao

's Visit

August 6, 2018

Prof. Xin Zhao, from  Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, paid a visit to our group and spent some time to comunicate with our group.

Prof Cheng Wang

's Visit

October 28, 2018 

Prof. Cheng Wang, from College of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, Wuhan University, dropped a visit in our group and delivered a talk on 3D COFs. Warm welcome!

Prof. Wei Zhang

's Visit

June 30, 2018

Prof. Wei Zhang, from department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado-Boulder, paid a visit to our group and gave us a report entitled with "Dynamic Covalent Chemistry in Materials Development: From Nanostructures to Polymers and Beyond"

Prof. Donglin Jiang

's Visit

August 9, 2018

Prof. Donglin Jiang visited Qingdao University of Science and Technology invited by Prof. Yingjie Zhao. It is our honor to communicate with Prof. Jiang. We are looking forward to his next visit!

Dr. Sebastian Benz

's Visit

June 2, 2018

Dr. Sebastian Benz, from  University of Geneva, dropped a visit to our group and gave us a talk. Welcome!

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