CHEN Senbin


Email: senbin@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Polymer Chemistry

Senbin Chen is the Professor of Polymer Science at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). His research interests are the living/controlled polymerization, supramolecular confined-assembly, supramolecular polymeric nanomedicine. He has published over 20 peer-review papers, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano. Lett., Acc. Chem. Res., Small, and Macromolecules.

Prospective students who have keen in synthetic organic chemistry are high welcome to conduct Master/PhD study in our lab. Please feel free to contact us by email.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA-Lyon), France


PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Lanzhou University


BS in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Lanzhou University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Post-doc of Polymer Chemistry, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany.


Post-doc of Polymer Chemistry, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Pau, France

Courses Taught

Awards and Honors

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications

[1]X. Zheng; M. Ren; H. Wang; H. Wang; Z. Geng; J. Xu; R. Deng; S. Chen*; W. H. Binder*; J. Zhu*; Halogen-Bond Mediated 3D Confined Assembly of AB Diblock Copolymer and C Homopolymer Blends. Small, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/smll.202007570.

[2]Y. Yang; T-H. Kang; K. Wang; M. Ren; S. Chen; B. Xiong; J. Xu; L. Zhang; G-R. Yi; J. Zhu*; Tunable Photonic Microspheres of CombLike Supramolecules. Small, 2020, 16, 2001315.

[3]S. Chen*; P. Alcouffe; A. Rousseau; J.-F. Gérard; F. Lortie; J. Zhu*; J. Bernard*; Design of Semicrystalline Elastomeric Glassy Triblock Copolymers from Oligoamide-Based Raft Agents. Macromolecules 2021, 54, 94.

[4]S. Chen*; Z. Geng; X. Zheng; J. Xu; W. H. Binder*; J. Zhu*; Engineering the Morphology of Hydrogen-Bonded Comb-Shaped Supramolecular Polymers: From Solution Self-Assembly to Confined Assembly. Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 4022.

[5]K. Wang; F. Li; D. Tian; J. Xu; Y. Liu; Z. Hou; H. Zhou; S. Chen; J. Zhu*; Z. Yang*; Segmental Janus Nanoparticles of Polymer Composites. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 8114.

[6]S. Chen*; K. Wang; Z. Geng; Y. Chen; H. Wang; X. Zheng; J. Zhu; Construction and Morphology of Non-Covalently Double-Crosslinked Supramolecular Polymer Networks. Polym. Chem. 2019, 10, 4740.

[7]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Opposing Phase-Segregation and Hydrogen-Bonding Forces in Supramolecular Polymers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 13016.

[8]S. Chen; W. H. Binder. Dynamic Ordering and Phase Segregation in Hydrogen-Bonded Polymers. Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 1409-1420.

[9]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Hierarchical Micelles via Polyphilic Interactions: Hydrogen-Bonded Supramolecular Dendrons and Double Immiscible Polymers. Nano Lett. 2016, 16, 1491-1496.

[10]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Self-Healing Materials from V- and H-Shaped Supramolecular Architectures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 10188-10192.

[11]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Synthesis and Morphology of Semifluorinated Polymeric Ionic Liquids. Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 8620–8628.

[12]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Gating effects of conductive polymeric ionic liquids. J. Mater. Chem. C 2018, 6, 8242-8250.

[13]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Supramolecular Semifluorinated Dendrons Glued by Weak Hydrogen-Bonds. Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 8699-8702.

[14]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Rheology of hydrogen-bonded dendritic supramolecular polymer networks in the melt state. Polymer, 2016, 107, 466.

[15]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. One-pot synthesis and self-assembly of supramolecular dendritic polymers. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 7988-7994.

[16]S. Chen; W. H. Binder. Controlled copolymerization of n-butyl acrylate with semifluorinated acrylates by RAFT polymerization. Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 448-458.

[17]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Orthogonal Modification of Polymers via Thio–Bromo “Click” Reaction and Supramolecular Chemistry: An Easy Method Toward Head-to-Tail Self-Assembled Supramolecular Polymers. ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4, 48-52.

[18]S. Chen; M. Save; L. Billon; et al. Synthesis of amphiphilic diblock copolymers derived from renewable dextran by nitroxide mediated polymerization: towards hierarchically structured honeycomb porous films. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 5310-5319.

[19]S. Chen; W. H. Binder; et al. Facile preparation of supramolecular (ABAC)n multiblock copolymers from Hamilton wedge and barbiturate-functionalized RAFT agents. Polym. Chem. 2014, 5, 2891-2900.

[20]S. Chen; J. Bernard; et al. AB/ABC/ABCD supramolecular block copolymers from Hamilton wedge and barbiturate-functionalized RAFT agents. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 3157-3165.

[21]A. Bertrand; S. Chen; J. Bernard; et al. Straightforward Preparation of Telechelic H-bonding Polymers From Difunctional Trithiocarbonates and Supramolecular Block Copolymers Thereof. Macromolecules. 2011, 44, 3694-3704.

[22]S. Chen; J. Bernard; et al. Heterocomplementary H-Bonding RAFT Agents as Tools for the Preparation of Supramolecular Miktoarm Star Copolymers. Macromolecules. 2010, 43, 5981-5988.

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