Zafar Mahmood



Master Degree:
Institute of Chemistry University of the Punjab,
Pakistan (2010−2012)

PhD Degree:
State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals
Dalian University of Technology, China (2013−2017)

Research Interest:
Triplet-triplet annihilation Upconversion and Photodynamic Therapy

Excellent student of the year 2016 awarded by Chinese Government Scholarship council

1. Mahmood, Zafar; Xu, Kejing; Zhao, Jianzhang* et al. J. Org. Chem., 2015, 80, 3036-3049.
2. Mahmood, Zafar; Zhao, Jianzhang.*J. Org. Chem., 2016, 81, 587-594.
3. Mahmood, Zafar; Zhao, Jianzhang.*Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2016, 15, 1358-1365.
4. Mahmood, Zafar; Antonio Toffoletti, Jianzhang Zhao,* and Antonio Barbonb. J. luminescnece.,2017,183,507-512.
Fangfang Zhong

15's Doctoral Candidate

A member of Chinese Communist Party,
Born in Taojiang County, Hunan Province in 1989


Dalian University of Technology,
Doctoral Student in Applied Chemistry(2015-2018)
Dalian University of Technology,
Master Student in Applied Chemistry(2013-2015)
Dalian University of Technology,
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Technology(2009-2013)

Research Direction:
photophysical properties and applications of Pt(II) complexes.

1. Fangfang Zhong, Ahmet Karatay, Liang Zhao, Jianzhang Zhao*, et al.Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54(16), 7803-7817;
2. Fangfang Zhong, Jianzhang Zhao. Dyes and Pigm. 2017, 136, 909-918;
3. Fangfang Zhong, Jianzhang Zhao.Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 5196–5204;
4. Fangfang Zhong, Xiaolin Yuan, Jianzhang Zhao and Quan Wang. Sci. China Chem. 2016, 59, 70-77;
5. Jianzhang Zhao, Kejing Xu, Wenbo Yang, Zhijia Wang and Fangfang Zhong. Chem.Soc. Rev. 2015, 44(24), 8904-8939.
Zhijia Wang

19's Doctoral Candidate

Research Background:
The synthesis, photophysics, spintronics study and application of heavy atom free organic triplet photosensitizers.
Education Background:
Dalian University of Technology, Ph.D. Student
Dalian University of Technology, Bachelor of Fine Chemistry

National Scholarship, 2017
Science and technology innovation awards, 2017
Excellent students of Dalian University of Technology, 2015

1. Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao* Antonio Barbon,* et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7831–7842.
2. Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao* Mariangela Di Donato et al. Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 1510–1513.
3. Zhijia Wang and Jianzhang Zhao*. Org. Lett., 2017, 19, 4492–4495.
4. Zhijia Wang, Yuting Gao, Jianzhang Zhao* et al. Chem. Eur. J., 2018, 24, 18663–18675. [Hot paper; Inside Cover Article]
5. Zhijia Wang, Andrey A. Sukhanov, Jianzhang Zhao* et al. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2019, 123, 265−274. [co-first author].
6. Zhijia Wang, Yun Xie, Jianzhang Zhao* et al. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2015, 119, 6791–6806. [co-first author]
7. Zhijia Wang, Kepeng Chen, Jianzhang Zhao* et al. Imag. Sci. Photochem., 2017, 35, 211–232. Front Cover Article. (In Chinese)
8. Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao* and Song Guo. Chimia, 2015, 69, 524–529.

Yingjie Zhao

Master postgraduate


Bachelor in Chang’an University, majoring in
Chemical Engineering and Technology (2012-2016)

Master in Dalian University of Technology,
majoring in Chemical Engineering(2016-2019)

Research Direction:
Synthesis and photophysical study of heavy-atom-free triplet photosensitizer.

National Scholarship of China (2018);
Excellent postgraduate of DUT;

1. Yingjie Zhao, Xiaoxin Li, Jianzhang Zhao*, et al. J. Phys. Chem. C 2018, 122, 3756-3772.
2.Yingjie Zhao, Ruomeng Duan, Jianzhang Zhao*, et al. Chem. Commun. 2018, DOI: 10.1039/c8cc07012a
Kepeng Chen

State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals,

School of Chemical Engineering,

Dalian University of Technology,

E-203 West Campus, 2 Ling-Gong Road,
Dalian 116024, P. R. China.


1. Kepeng Chen, Wenbo Yang, Jianzhang Zhao* ,et al.J. Phys. Chem. A, 2017, 121, 7550–7564.
2. Jianzhang Zhao,* Kepeng Chen, Yuqi Hou, et al. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2018, 16, 3692–3701.
3. Kepeng Chen, Jianzhang Zhao,* Xiaoxin Li, et al. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2019, 123, 2503–2516.
Dongyi Liu


Undergraduate Degree: School of Chemical Engineering,
Dalian University of Technology (2013-2017).

Graduate Degree: School of Chemical Engineering,
Dalian University of Technology (2017- 2020).

Research Interests:
The synthesis and photophysical studies of triplet photosensitizers.

Won the title of "Excellent Graduate Student" and "Excellent Graduate Student Cadre" in 2017-2018.

1. Dongyi Liu, Yingjie Zhao, Jianzhang Zhao*, et al. Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 8619–8628.
2. Dongyi Liu, Ahmed M. El-Zohry, Jianzhang Zhao*, et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020, 10.1002/anie.202003560. In press.