Contact Information

Name:Jianzhong Du

4800 Caoan Road, Shanghai, 201804, China


Work experience

Eastern Scholar Professor at Tongji University (from 2010)
Shanghai 1000 Plan Professor at Tongji University (from 2011)
Professor of Shanghai Tenth People’s Hospital (from 2015)
Head of Department of Polymeric Material (from 2015)



Ph.D. Chemistry
Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Research and Publications

Research Interests:
His research interests focus on the synthesis, self-assembly and applications of stimuli-responsive polymers with particular interests in polymer vesicles and other complex nanostructures. He also has wide interests in materials science, biomedicine, biocatalysis, water remediation, and antibacterial materials, etc.

Recent Publications:
for a full publication list, please visit the group website.


18. Chen, J.; Liu, Q. M. (co-first author); Xiao, J. G.; Du, J. Z.,* EpCAM-Antibody-Labeled Noncytotoxic Polymer Vesicles for Cancer Stem Cells-Targeted Delivery of Anticancer Drug and siRNA, Biomacromolecules2015, 16, 1695–1705.
17. Geng, Q. R.; Xiao, J. G.; Yang, B.; Wang, T.; Du, J. Z.,* Rationally Engineering Dual Missions in One Statistical Copolymer Nanocapsule: Bacterial Inhibition and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Capturing, ACS Macro Letters2015, 4, 511-515.
16. Liu, Q. M.; Chen, S.; Chen, J.; Du, J. Z.,* An Asymmetrical Polymer Vesicle Strategy for Significantly Improving T1 MRI Sensitivity and Cancer-Targeted Drug Delivery, Macromolecules2015, 48, 739-749.
15. Zhu, Y. Q.; Wang, F. Y. K.; Zhang, C; Du, J. Z.,* Preparation and Mechanism Insight of Nuclear Envelope-Like Polymer Vesicles for Facile Loading of Biomacromolecules and Enhanced Biocatalytic Activity, ACS Nano2014, 8, 6644–6654.
14. Zhu, Y. Q.; Fan, L.; Yang, B.; Du, J. Z.,* Multifunctional Homopolymer Vesicles for Facile Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles and Effective Water Remediation, ACS Nano2014, 8, 5022-5031.
13. Zhou, C. C.; Wang, M. Z.; Zou, K. D.; Chen, J.; Zhu, Y. Q.; Du, J. Z.,* Antibacterial Polypeptide-Grafted Chitosan-Based Nanocapsules As an “Armed” Carrier of Anticancer and Antiepileptic Drugs, ACS Macro Letters2013, 2, 1021-1025. [Cover of November 2013: Vol. 2, Iss. 11]
12. Chen, W. Q.; Du, J. Z.,* Ultrasound and pH Dually Responsive Polymer Vesicles for Anticancer Drug Delivery, Scientific Reports 2013, 3, DOI: 10.1038/srep02162.
11. Xiao, J.; Chen, W. Q.; Wang, F. Y. K.; Du, J. Z.,* Polymer/TiO2 Hybrid Nanoparticles with Highly Effective UV-Screening but Eliminated Photocatalytic Activity, Macromolecules2013, 46, 375-383.
10. Zhu, Y. Q.; Liu, L.; Du, J. Z.,* Probing into Homopolymer Self-Assembly: How Does Hydrogen Bonding Influence Morphology? Macromolecules2013, 46, 194-203.
9. Yuan, W. Z.; Wei, J. R.; Lu, H.; Fan, L.; Du, J. Z.,* Water-dispersible and biodegradable polymer micelles with good antibacterial efficacy, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6857-6859.
8. Ren, T. B.; Liu, Q. M.; Lu, H.; Liu, H. M.; Zhang, X.;* Du, J. Z.,* Multifunctional Polymer Vesicles for Ultrasensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Drug Delivery, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 12329-12338.
7. Du, J. Z.;* O'Reilly, R. K.,* Anisotropic particles with patchy, multicompartment and Janus architecture: preparation and application, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2011, 40, 2402-2416.
6. Du, J. Z.; Willcock, H.; Patterson, J. P.; O'Reilly, R. K., Self-assembly of Hydrophilic Homopolymers: A Matter of End Groups, Small2011, 7, 2070-2080. [Highlighted in Science 2011, 333, 386 as "Editor's Choice": The ends of the story.] pdf
5. Du, J. Z.; O’Reilly, R. K., Advances and challenges in smart and functional polymer vesicles, invited highlight, Soft Matter2009, 5, 3544-3561. [Most highly read articles published in Soft Matter during 2009]
4. Du, J. Z.; Armes, S. P., pH-responsive Vesicles Based on A Hydrolytically Self-Crosslinkable Copolymer, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005, 127, 12800–12801.
3. Du, J. Z.; Tang, Y. Q.; Lewis, A. L.; Armes, S. P., pH-sensitive Vesicles Based on A Biocompatible Zwitterionic Diblock Copolymer, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005, 127, 17982-17983. [Selected as Chemical & Engineering News, 83(50), 8.]
2. Du, J. Z.; Chen, Y. M., Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanoparticles with Complex Hollow Structure, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed.2004, 43, 5084-5087. [Selected as Heart Cut, 25 Oct 2004,]
1. Du, J. Z.; Chen, Y. M.; Zhang, Y. H.; Han, C. C.; Fisher, K.; Schmidt, M., Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Vesicles Based on A Reactive Block Copolymer, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 14710-14711.

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