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Dan Zhu Professor

Research Interests: 
Using a combination of different instruments, we study the structures and behaviors of the condensed polymer chains and the polymer complex, including


  1. Dan Zhu*, Hitomi Nakamura, Hongshu Zhu and Masaru Matsuo, “Microfibers from interpolymer complexation of kappa-carrageenan and oligomers of polyaniline for glucose detection”, Synthetic Metals, 2015, 201, 133-139.
  2. Shaoyan Fan, Yuezhen Bin, Rong Zhang, Panpan Zhang, Dan Zhu, and Masaru Matsuo*, “Dielectric Change of Copper Phthalocyanine and Polyurethane Foam with High Elasticity as a Function of Pressure Discussed in Terms of Conversion from Natural Mechanical Energy to Electric Energy”, Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 8281-8294.
  3. Yujie Cao, Dan Zhu*, To Ngai, Ling Qin, Chi Wu and Jian Shen, “Dielectric Investigations on How Mg Salt is Dispersed in and Released from Polylactic Acid”, Chin J Polym Sci, 2014, 32(5), 1-12.
  4. Dan Zhu*, Qiaoli Guo, Zhaoyu Zheng, Masaru Matsuo, “Thermal and Dielectric Investigations on the Blends of k-Carrageenan and Nano-structured Polyaniline”, Synthetic Metals, 2014, 187, 165-171.
  5. Mei Li,Youxiu Wei, Jianming zheng, Dan Zhu, Chunye Xu*, “Highly contrasted and stable electrochromic device based on well-matched viologen and triphenylamine”, Organic Electronics, 2014, 15, 428-434.
  6. 关于高分子物理的实体和立体教学, 《高分子通报》(核心期刊),2014,第四期,61-64。
  7. 高分子结构多样性及表征方法,《南京师大学报(自然科学版)》第36卷教学研究(增刊),2013.12.
  8. Jianfeng Zhou, Jingjing Wei, To Ngai, Li Wang, Dan Zhu*, Jian Shen*, “Correlation between Dielectric/electric Properties and Cross- linking/charge Density Distributions of Thermally Sensitive Spherical PNIPAM Microgels”, Macromolecules, 2012, 45 (15), 6158–6167.
  9. Qi Zhang, Dan Zhu*, Fu Su, Yun Xie, Zhenmao Ma, Jian Shen*, “Structure- property investigations with dielectric study on phosphorylcholine-based polyurethane”, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A, 2012, 100A(7), 1868-1876.
  10. Dan Zhu*, Juan Zhang, Yuezhen Bin, Chunye Xu, Jian Shen, Masaru Matsuo*, “Dielectric studies on the heterogeneity and interfacial property of composites made of polyacene quinone radical polymers and sulfonated polyurethanes”, J. Phys. Chem. A, 2012, 116(9), 2024-2031.
  11. Dan Zhu*, Jianfeng Zhou, Jianshen, Dielectric spectroscopy of the concentrated dispersions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 242-COLL, 2011.
  12. Dan Zhu*, Juan Zhang, Chunye Xu, Masaru Matsuo*, “The frequency- dependence conduction of polyaniline based on their para-crystalline structures”, Syn. Met., 2011, 161: 1820-1827.
  13. Yanling Luo, Qingyun Chen, Dan Zhu, Masaru Matsuo*, “Graphite Carbon Foam Films Prepared from Porous Polyimide with In Situ Formed Catalytic Nickel Particles”, J. Appl. Polym Sci., 2010, 116(4), 2110-2118.
  14. Juan Zhang, Dan Zhu*, Masaru Matsuo*, “Circuit Simulation for the Dielectric Responses of the Composites of Copper Phthalocyanine Oligomers and Sulfonated Polyurethanes by Separating the Structural Elements”, J. Polym. Sci. part B-Polym. Phys., 2009, 47, 1146-1155.
  15. Juan Zhang, Mariko Mine, Dan Zhu*, Masaru Matsuo*, “Electrical and dielectric behaviors and their origins in the three-dimensional polyvinyl alcohol/MWCNT composites with low percolation threshold”, Carbon, 2009, 47, 1311-1320.
  16. Juan Zhang, Dan Zhu*, Masaru Matsuo*, “Synthesis and characterization of polyacene quinone radical polymers with high-dielectric constant”, Polymer, 2008, 49, 5424-5430.
  17. Min Han*, Changhui Xu, Dan Zhu, Lin Yang, Jialan Zhang, Yanping Chen, Kui Ding, Fengqi Song and Guanghou Wang, “Controollable synthesis of two dimensional metal nanoparticle array with oriented gradient in size and number density”, Adv. Mater., 2007, 19, 2979-83.
  18. Dan Zhu*, Yuezhen Bin and Masaru Matsuo, “Electrical conducting behaviors in polymeric composites with carbonaceous filler”. J. Polym. Sci. part B-Polym. Phys., 2007, 45, 1037-1044.


  1. Dan Zhu, Erhan Dai and Jian Shen, “An Apparatus to Achieve Dielectric and Rheological Measurements Simultaneously”, CN105865977A, 2016.8.17.
  2. Jian Shen, Dan Zhu, and etc., “A Polyurethane Nanometer Power of Which Surface is Modified with Phosphoric Acid and its Preparation Method”, American Patent, 12/819297, 2010.6.21.
  3. Dan Zhu, Jian Shen, and etc., “The preparation of an organic polyurethane nano-powder”,CN101629014, 2010.01.20.



  1. Dielectric and Mechanical Investigations on the Hydrophilicity and Hydrophobicity of Precisely Synthesized Polyethylene Oxide on Silicon, Polymer Physics Gorden Research Conference, South Hadley, July 2016.
  2. 材料表面接枝PEO的力谱和介电谱研究,2015全国高分子学术论文报告会,苏州,2015.10.
  3. Aggregation and Gelation of Aromatic Polyamides with Parallel and Anti-parallel Dipoles along the Linear Backbone, The Joint Symposium of the 22nd Polymer Networks Group Meeting and the 10th Gel Symposium, Tokyo, Nov. 2014.
  4. Aggregation and Gelation of Aromatic Polyamides with Parallel and Anti-parallel Dipoles along the Linear Backbone, Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference, Hong Kong, July 2014.
  5. Blended Nano-yarns from Supramolecular Complexation of Protonated Polyaniline and Carrageenan, 12th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials, Auckland, Dec. 2013.
  6. Dan Zhu, “Dielectric Spectroscopy, a Tool to Explore the Biomaterial-tissue Interfaces” (Invited Speech), 1st International Symposium on Polymer Ecomaterials (PEM 2012), Changchun, Aug. 2012.
  7. 第13回在日中国人留学成果報告会暨優秀論文授賞式,第四届中国留学人员南京国际交流与合作大会(受邀),南京,2011.10
  8. Dan Zhu, “Dielectric Spectroscopy of the Concentrated Dispersions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Microgels”, 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Denvor, Colorado, Aug. 2011.
  9. Dan Zhu, “Dielectric Relaxation Studies on the Dynamic Arrest/Jamming of Concentrated Colloidal Dispersions” (Invited Speech), International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem 2010), Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 2010.
  10. 朱丹,介电谱对高聚物复杂结构和动力学的研究,高分子科学青年学者研讨会(受邀),苏州,2009.11



  1. National Science Foundation China, (General Program, No. 51273091, ¥830,000RMB). 2013.1~2016.12.
  2. National Science Foundation China, (Youth Program, No. 21204037, ¥270,000RMB). 2013.1~2015.12.
  3. Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, (¥40,000RMB). 2012.6~2015.12.
  4. National Science Foundation China, (General Program, No. 21074056, ¥120,000RMB). 2010.1~2010.12.
  5. User’s Project of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.

CNMS2011-330, 2012.1~2012.12; CNMS2014-378, 2015.1~2015.12.



Award of ACAJ (Association of Chinese Alumni in Japan) in Physics, Chemistry & Materials, the 4th Nanjing Conference of the International Exchange and Cooperation for Overseas Chinese Professionals, Oct. 2011.



  1. Macromolecules (ACS)
  2. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (ACS)
  3. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics (Wiley)
  4. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (Wiley)
  5. Polymers for Advanced Technologies (Wiley)