Synthesis of high-performance hydrogels and soft matter. Controllable deformation of soft materials. Mechanochemical reactions in polymer materials.
During my master’s degree, I mainly focused on how to construct the hydrogel with the gradient structure and investigated the resultant deformation under the external stimulus. During my doctoral degree, I devoted myself to the study of mechanoradical generation and its application in double-network hydrogels. Now I am working on how the bond rupture force affects the bond rupture point in the hydrogels.
- Azo-crosslinked double-network hydrogels enabling highly efficient mechanoradical generation. Z. J. Wang, J. Jiang, Q. Mu, S. Maeda, T. Nakajima, J. P. Gong. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022, 144, 3154-3161.
- Cooperative deformation of periodically patterned hydrogels. Z. J. Wang, C. N. Zhu, W. Hong, Z. L. Wu, Q. Zheng. Sci. Adv., 2017, 3: e1700848.
- Site-specific pre-swelling directed morphing structure of patterned hydrogels. Z. J. Wang, H. Wei, Z. L. Wu, Q. Zheng. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 15974-15978.
- Programmed planar-to-helical shape transformations of composite hydrogels with bioinspired layered fibrous structures. Z. J. Wang, C. N. Zhu, W. Hong, Z. L. Wu, Q. Zheng. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016, 4, 7075-7079.