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Dr. Zebin SU

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: +81-


Address: 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan.

About Me

Zebin Su was born Fujian Province, China 1991. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Peking University (China) in 2014. After, He joined the Ph.D. program in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, the University of Akron (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Stephen Z.D. Cheng. During his Ph.D. research, he focused on the synthesis and the self-assembly behaviors of nano-sized macromolecules. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2019. After a short research experience in the South China University of Technology, he joined Riken (Japan) as a postdoc under the supervision of Prof. Takuzo Aida in 2021. At the same year, Dr. Su was awarded the JSPS postdoctoral fellowship. His current research interests are the synthesis and solid-state self-assembly behaviors and phase structures of supramolecular polymers.


Nov 2021 – Present

Jan. 2021 – Nov. 2021

Jan. 2020 – Dec. 2020

JSPS Research Fellow, Emergent Soft Matter Function research group, Riken.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Emergent Soft Matter Function research group, Riken.

Researcher, South China University of Technology.


  • Awarded the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellowship, 2021.

  • Innovation Award, Admas Company, 2019.

  • Honored Student from Peking University in 2014.

  • Freshman Award from Peking University in 2010.

  • Gold medal in 23rd Chinese Chemistry Olympics, Chinese Chemical Society, 2019.

Selected Publications

  • Su, Z., Hsu, C.-H., Gong, Z., Feng, X., Huang, J., Zhang, R., Wang, Y., Mao, J., Wesdemiotis , C., Li, T., Seifert, S., Zhang, W., Aida, T., Huang, M.*, Cheng, S. Z. D*. Identification of a Frank–Kasper Z Phase from Shape Amphiphile Self-Assembly. Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 899–905. Highlighted by Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 865–867.

  • Su, Z., Huang, J., Shan, W., Yan, X.-Y., Zhang, R., Liu, T., Liu, Y., Guo, Q.-Y., Bian, F., Miao, X., Huang, M.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.* Position Isomerism Induced Quasicrystal and σ Frank-Kasper Superlattices Based on Nano-sized Shape Amphiphiles. CCS Chem. 2020, 2, 1434–1444.

  • Su, Z., Huang, M., Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Complex Self-Assembled Lattices from Simple Polymer Blends. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2020, 117, 19618–19620.

  • Su, Z., Zhang, R., Yan, X.-Y., Guo, Q.-Y., Huang, J., Shan, W., Liu, Y., Liu, T., Huang, M.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.* The Role of Architectural Engineering in Macromolecular Self-Assemblies via Non-Covalent Interactions: A Molecular Lego Approach. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 103, 101230.

  • Huang, J.#, Su, Z.# (#equal contribution), Huang, M., Zhang, R., Wang, J., Feng, X., Zhang, R., Zhang, R., Shan, W., Yan, X.-Y., Guo, Q.-Y., Liu, T., Liu, Y., Cui, Y., Li, X., Shi, A.-C.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Spherical Supramolecular Structures Constructed via Chemically Symmetric Perylene Bisimides: Beyond Columnar Assembly. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 2–11.

  • Wang, Y.; Huang, J.; Yan, X.-Y.; Lei, H.; Liu, X.-Y.; Guo, Q.-Y.; Liu, Y.; Liu, T.; Huang, M.; Bian, F.; Su, Z*; Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Soft Alloys Constructed with Distinct Mesoatoms via Self-Sorting Assembly of Giant Shape Amphiphiles. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202200637.

  • Zhang, R., Su, Z., Yan, X.-Y., Huang, J., Shan, W., Dong, X.-H., Feng, X., Lin, Z., Cheng, S. Z. D.* Discovery of Structural Complexity via Self-Assembly of Molecules Containing Rod-like Components. Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 59, 5226–5234.

  • Zhang, R., Feng, X., Zhang, R., Shan, W., Su, Z., Mao, J., Wesdemiotis, C., Huang, J., Yan, X.-Y., Liu, T., Li, T., Huang, M., Lin, Z., Shi, A.-C., Cheng, S. Z. D.* Breaking Parallel Orientation of Rods via a Dendritic Architecture toward Diverse Supramolecular Structures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11879–11885.

  • Feng, X., Liu, G., Guo, D., Lang, K., Zhang, R., Huang, J., Su, Z., Li, Y., Huang, M., Li, T.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.* Transition Kinetics of Self-Assembled Supramolecular Dodecagonal Quasicrystal and Frank–Kasper σ Phases in ABn Dendron-Like Giant Molecules. ACS Macro Lett. 2019, 58, 875–881.

  • Shen, P., Zhang, X., Lu, H., Su, Z., Zhou, Y., Song, B., Li, X., Yang, X., Tu, Y.*, Li, C. Y. Effect of Fullerene Volume Fraction on Two-Dimensional Crystal Constructed Supramolecular Liquid Crystals. Chem. – Asian J. 2019, 14, 125–129.

  • Guo, Q.-Y., Zhang, B.-X., Feng, X., Y. X.-Y., Su, Z., Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Yue. K.* Controlling the Periodically Ordered Nanostructures in Ceramics: A Macromolecule-Guided Strategy. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2019, 1900534.

  • Yan, X.-Y, Lin, Z., Zhang, W., X. H., Guo. Q.-Y., Liu, Y., Luo, J., Liu, X.-Y., Zhang, R., Huang, J., Liu, T., Su, Z., Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Magnifying the Structural Components of Bio‐Membranes: A Prototype Self‐Assembly Study of Giant Lipids. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 5226–5234.

  • Jiang, J., Wang, Y., Jin, L., Hsu, C.-H., Zhang, S., Mao, J., Yin, W., Li, T., Su, Z., Huang, J., Wesdemiotis, C., Yue, K., Zhang, W., Cheng, S. Z. D.* Modularly Constructed Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane-Based Giant Molecules for Unconventional Nanostructure Fabrication. ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3, 2952–2958.

  • Shan, W., Zhang, W., Huang, M., Ji, Y., Zhang, R., Zhang, R., Su, Z., Liu, H., Feng, X., Guo, D., Huang, J., Liu, T., Li, T., Mao, J., Wesdemiotis, C., Shi, A.-C.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.* Fine-Tuned Order-Order Phase Transitions in Giant Surfactants via Interfacial Engineering. Giant 2020, 1, 100002.

  • Huang, J., Ren, H., Zhang, R., Wu, L., Zhai, Y., Meng, Q., Wang, J., Su, Z. , Zhang, R., Dai, S., Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Huang, M.* Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Perylene Bisimide-Based Rigid Giant Tetrahedra. ACS Nano 2020, 14, 8266–8275.

  • Liu, Y., Liu, T., Yan, X.-y., Guo, Q.-Y., Wang, J., Zhang, R., Zhang, S., Su, Z., Huang, J., Liu, G.-X., Zhang, W., Zhang, W., Aida, T., Yue, K.*, Huang, M.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.* Mesoatom Alloys via Self-Sorting Approach of Giant Molecules Blends. Giant 2020, 4, 100031.

  • Yan, X. Y., Guo, Q. Y., Lin, Z., Liu, X. Y., Yuan, J., Wang, J., Wang, H., Liu, Y., Su, Z., Liu, T., Huang, J., Zhang, R., Wang, Y., Huang, M., Zhang, W., Cheng, S. Z. D.* Geometry‐Directed Self‐Assembly of Polymeric Molecular Frameworks. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 60, 2024–2029.

  • Guo, Q.-Y., Yan, X.-Y., Zhang, W.*, Li, X.-H., Xu, Y., Dai, S., Liu, Y., Zhang, B.-x., Feng, X., Yin, J., Han, D., Huang, J., Su, Z., Liu, T., Huang, M., Hsu, C.-H.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Ordered Mesoporous Silica Pyrolyzed from Single-Source Self-Assembled Organic–Inorganic Giant Surfactants. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 12935-12942.

  • Huang, J., Zhang, R., Wang, Y.; Su, Z., Yan, X.-Y., Guo, Q.-Y., Liu, T., Liu, Y., Lei, H., Huang, M., Zhang, W.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Rational Route Toward the Frank–Kasper Z Phase: Effect of Precise Geometrical Tuning on the Supramolecular Assembly of Giant Shape Amphiphiles. Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 7777-7785.

  • Yan, X.-Y., Guo, Q.-Y., Liu, X.-Y., Wang, Y., Wang, J.,Su, Z., Huang, J., Bian, F., Lin, H., Huang, M., Lin, Z., Liu, T.*, Liu, Y.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Superlattice Engineering with Chemically Precise Molecular Building Blocks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 21613-21621.

  • Lei, H., Liu, Y., Liu, T., Guo, Q.-Y., Yan, X.-Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, W., Su, Z., Huang, J., Xu, W., Bian, F.-G., Huang, M.*, Cheng, S. Z. D.*, Unimolecular Nanoparticles toward More Precise Regulations of Self-Assembled Superlattices in Soft Matter. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2022, 61, e202203433.

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