2018.3 - Researcher, Doctoral Supervisor, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University
2015-2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral (Cooperative Tutor: Prof. Timothy M. Swager)
2010-2015 MIT, Ph.D. (Instructor: Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald)
2006-2010 School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, undergraduate study (instructor: Professor Yang Zhen, Professor Chen Jiahua)
Dynamic and responsive organic functional materials are built based on the development of novel transition metal catalytic reactions and free radical chemistry, study their interesting properties, and explore their application in separation, sensor, interface materials and other practical scenarios.
- Xiao-Le Zhou, Fan Yang, Han-Li Sun, Yun-Nian Yin, Wei-Ting Ye, and Rong Zhu* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, Just accepted.
- Rong Zhu and Timothy M. Swager* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 5211.
- Zhu, R.; Desroches, M.; Yoon, B.; Swager, T. M.* " Wireless Oxygen Sensors Enabled by Fe(II)-Polymer Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes."ACS Sensors, 2017, 2, 1044.
- Sha, S.-C.; Zhu, R.; Herbert, M. B.; Kalow, J. A.; Swager, T. M.* " Chemical Warfare Simulant-Responsive Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Evaluation."Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 55, 3034.
- Zhu, R.; Azzarelli, J. M.; Swager, T. M.* " Wireless Hazard Badges to Detect Nerve-Agent Simulants." Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2016, 55, 9662.* Highlighted by Chemistry & Engineering News; Selected as C&EN Top Research of 2016
- Zhu, R.; Buchwald, S. L.* " Versatile Enantioselective Synthesis of Functionalized Lactones via Copper-Catalyzed Radical Oxyfunctionalization of Alkenes."Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 8069.* Highlighted by Synfacts
- Zhu, R.; Buchwald, S. L.* "Enantioselective Functionalization of Radical Intermediates in Redox Catalysis: Copper-Catalyzed Asymmetric Oxytrifluoromethylation of Alkenes." Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2013, 52, 12655.* Selected as Very Important Paper (VIP). Highlighted by Synfacts
- Zhu, R.; Buchwald, S. L.* "Copper-Catalyzed Oxytrifluoromethylation of Unactivated Alkenes." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 12462. * Highlighted by Synfacts
- Zhu, R.; Buchwald, S. L.* " Combined Oxypalladation/C–H Functionalization: Palladium(II)- Catalyzed Intramolecular Oxidative Oxyarylation of Hydroxyalkenes” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 1926. * Highlighted by Synfacts