Dr. Jie Zhao

Dr. Jie Zhao


Post Doc


Room: 345 (N26)
Phone: +49(0)731-50-38350



Jie Zhao was born in Shaanxi, China. She did her Bachelor studies in Chemistry at Northwest University from 2008-2012. Subsequently, she majored in Materials Chemistry for a 2+3 combined Master/PhD program at Northwest University under the supervision of Prof. Biao Wu and started a co-sponsored PhD program between Northwest University and Uppsala University from 2015. Her Ph.D. project concerns anion recognition by oligourea-based receptors and anion coordination self-assemblies, as well as the development of solution-processable conductive graphene-based materials for flexible electronics. She obtained her PhD in June 2019 and is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Delius group.

Ph.D. Thesis

Anion‐Coordination‐Induced Turn‐On Fluorescence
Solution-processable conductive graphene-based materials for flexible electronics

Research area

Anion recognition and anion coordination self-assemblies

Fellowships & Awards

  • 2019: Award from Northwest University for the best PhD dissertation

  • 2015: National scholarship for doctoral students

  • 2014: Zhong Jiao Tong Li Graduate Fellowship

Conference contributions

  • 2017: International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC) in conjunction with ISACS: Challenges in Organic Materials & Supramolecular Chemistry, Cambridge, UK (poster presentation)

  • 2015: The 9th National conference on organic chemistry, Jilin, China (poster presentation)

  • 2015: The 2nd International Symposium on Aggregation-Induced Emission, Guangzhou, China (poster presentation)


10)J. Zhao, C. Wen, R. Sun, S. Zhang, B. Wu, Z. Zhang A Sequential Process of Graphene Exfoliation and Site-Selective Copper/Graphene Metallization Enabled by Multifunctional 1-Pyrenebutyric Acid Tetrabutylammonium SaltACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11, 6448-6455
9)J. Zhao, D. Yang, X. Yang, B. Wu Anion coordination chemistry: From recognition to supramolecular assemblyCoordination Chemistry Reviews 2019, 378, 415-444
8)J. Zhao, R. Pan, R. Sun, C. Wen, S. Zhang, B. Wu, L. Nyholm, Z. Zhang High-conductivity reduced-graphene-oxide/copper aerogel for energy storageNano Energy 2019, 60, 760-767
7)D. Yang, J. Zhao, X. Yang, B. Wu Anion-coordination-directed self-assembliesOrganic Chemistry Frontiers 2018, 5, 662-690
6)W. Zhang, D. Yang, J. Zhao, L. Hou, J. L. Sessler, X. Yang, B. Wu Controlling the Recognition and Reactivity of Alkyl Ammonium Guests Using an Anion Coordination-Based Tetrahedral CageJournal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 5248-5256
5)D. Yang, J. Zhao, L. Yu, X. Lin, W. Zhang, H. Ma, A. Gogoll, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Yang, B. Wu Air- and Light-Stable P4 and As4 within an Anion-Coordination-Based Tetrahedral CageJournal of the American Chemical Society 2017, 139, 5946-5951
4)J. Zhao, D. Yang, Y. Zhao, L. Cao, Z. Zhang, X. Yang, B. Wu Phosphate-induced fluorescence of a tetraphenylethene-substituted tripodal tris(urea) receptorDalton Transactions 2016, 45, 7360-7365
3) L. Cao, J. Zhao, D. Yang, X. Yang, B. Wu in: Hydrogen Bonded Supramolecular Structures; Z. Li, L. Wu (Eds.)
Springer 2015, 137-185
2)D. Yang, J. Zhao, Y. Zhao, Y. Lei, L. Cao, X. Yang, M. Davi, N. S. Amadeu de, C. Janiak, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, B. Wu Encapsulation of Halocarbons in a Tetrahedral Anion CageAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 8658-8661
1)J. Zhao, D. Yang, Y. Zhao, X. Yang, Y. Wang, B. Wu Anion-Coordination-Induced Turn-On Fluorescence of an Oligourea-Functionalized Tetraphenylethene in a Wide Concentration RangeAngewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 53, 6632-6636