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Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
PHONE 805.756.2693
FAX 805.756.5500

About Us

Dr. Shanju Zhang

Assistant Professor


Polymers, Physical Chemistry


B.S. Polymer Chemistry, Jilin University, PR China 1993
Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, PR China 1998
Post-doctoral Polymers, University of Cambridge UK 2002-06

Office: Baker Center - Bldg 180 - 420

Phone: (805) 756-2591



Research Interests:

  • Optoelectronic Macromolecules: synthesis, microstructure and optoelectronic properties of semiconducting polymers with applications in photovoltaic cells, light-emitting diodes, transistors and biosensors.
  • Semiconducting Nanomaterials: synthesis, surface modification and self-assembly on one-dimensional (1D) semiconducting nanparticles including nanowires, nanorods and nanotubes.
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: preparation, processing and properties of multifunctional nanocomposites including polymer-carbon nanotube composites and nanohybrid organic-inorganic composites with applications in coatings and energy conversions.