PolyMao Research Group

Research Interests

Polymeric materials have been pervasively applied in our daily lives, consequently improving the way we live. Addressing new challenges of this area requires the interdisciplinary application of organic synthesis, polymer chemistry and physics, and chemical engineering, etc.

Our research group strives to develop creative  methods in polymer synthesis, and access novel functional materials to solve problems at the interface of energy, environment and intelligent manufacturing. The activities involve:

1) exploration of novel polymerization methodologies toward controlled synthesis of polymers. 

2) development of continuous-flow technologies to facilitate automated and efficient polymer production.

3) engineering of high-performance materials via the combination of polymer chemistry and organic synthesis. 


1) 探索新型聚合方法,可控合成含氟聚合物。近期代表成果:a) J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7108-7115; b) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 59, 919-927; c) Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 333-337

2) 以流动化学为契机,助力高分子合成智能化、多样化。近期代表成果:a) Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 1846-1853; b) Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 5611-5617.

3) 开发先进高分子材料。近期代表成果:a) ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3, 124-134; b) Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 956-964; c) Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 8331-8337.


Posters for Lab Introduction

(from posters in our corridor, made in Jan 2019)