Cheng, Chuyang     

Research direction: Supramolecular Chemistry / Macrocycles / Molecular Machines

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Education And Academic Experience

2018.11 – Professor, Department of Chemistry at Sichuan University

2016.7 – 2018.8 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University

2011.9 – 2016.5 Ph.D., Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University

2007.9 – 2011.7 B.S., College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at Peking University

Honors and Awards

2017 Foresight Fellowship in Molecular Machines

2016 Reaxys PhD Prize Shortlist (10 out of 45 finalists)

2016 International Institute for Nanotechnology Outstanding Research Award

2015 Foresight Institute Distinguished Student Award

2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

2010 Peking University Merit Student

2007 Gold Medal in Chinese National Olympia Chemistry Contest


1、 Mastering the non-equilibrium assembly and operation of molecular machines. Pezzato, C.; Cheng, C.; Stoddart, J. F.*; Astumian, R. D.* Chem. Soc. Rev. 2017, 46, 5491—5507. (Inside front cover)

2、Influence of Constitution and Charge on Radical Pairing Interactions in Trisradical Tricationic Complexes. Cheng, C.; Cheng, T.; Xiao, H.; Krzyaniak, M. D.; Wang, Y.; McGonigal, P. R.; Frasconi, M.; Barnes, J. C.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Goddard, W. A. III; Stoddart, J. F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 8288—8300.

3、Wholly Synthetic Molecular Machines. Cheng, C.; Stoddart, J. F.* ChemPhysChem, 2016, 17, 1780—1793. (Invited review for a special issue)

4、Design and synthesis of nonequilibrium systems. Cheng, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Stoddart, J. F.*; Astumian, R. D.* ACS Nano 2015, 9, 8672—8688.

5、An artificial molecular pump. Cheng, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Schneebeli, S. T.; Li, H.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Ke, C.; Stoddart, J. F.* Nature Nanotech. 2015, 10, 547—553.

6、Energetically demanding transport in a supramolecular assembly.Cheng, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Liu, W.-G.; Li, H.; Vermeulen, N. A.; Ke, C.; Frasconi, M.; Stern, C. L.; Goddard, W. A.; Stoddart, J. F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 14702—14705.

7、Efficient syntheses of pillar[6]arene-based hetero[4]rotaxanes using a cooperative capture strategy. Hou, X.; Ke, C.; Cheng, C.; Song, N.; Blackburn, A. K.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Botros, Y. Y.; Yang, Y.-W.; Stoddart, J. F.* Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6196—6199. (Front cover)

8、Relative unidirectional translation in an artificial molecular assembly fueled by light. Li, H.; Cheng, C.; McGonigal, P. R.; Fahrenbach, A. C.; Frasconi, M.; Liu, W.-G.; Zhu, Z.; Zhao, Y.; Ke, C.; Lei, J.; Young, R. M.; Dyar, S. M.; Co, D. T.; Yang, Y.-W.; Botros, Y. Y.; Goddard, W. A.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Astumian, R. D.; Stoddart, J. F.* J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 18609—18620.

9、Asararenes – a family of large aromatic macrocycles. Schneebeli, S. T.#; Cheng, C.#; Hartlieb, K. J.; Strutt, N. L.; Sarjeant, A. A.; Charlotte, S. L.; Stoddart, J. F.* Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 3860—3868. (VIP, front cover)



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