People

Principal Investigator


Luping Yu

Professor of Chemistry

Office: GCIS E 419A
Phone: (773)702-8698
Fax: (773)702-0805

Professor of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 1991
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Southern California, 1989-1991
PhD University of Southern California, 1989
MS Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1984
BS Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1982


Postdoctoral Scholars


Na Zhang

Postdoctoral scholar (2015)

GCIS E507
Phone: (773)702-1147

PhD, The University of Pennsylvania, 2015

BS, The University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

I am currently working on molecular electronics and optical electronic properties of macromolecular and supramolecular structures.


Zhengxu Cai

Postdoctoral Scholar (2014)

GCIS E507
Phone: (773)702-1147

PhD, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Acadmic of Science, Beijing, China, 2014
BS, College of Chemistry, Materials and Science, The Wuhan Universityn, Wuhan, China, 2009

My research interests include design and synthesis of new kinds of ladder type conjugated molecules which can be used for self-assembly, organic solar cell and two photon absorption.

Zhengxu Cai

Graduate Students


Alexander Schneider

Graduate student

GCIS E435
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, University of Chicago, 2012
BS, Purdue University, 2011

My research interest is in the development of new donor materials for OPV devices. Focuses include the development of wide bandgap polymers for use in ternary device architectures and incorporation of heteroatoms into the polymer backbone to improve polymer properties.

Alex Schneider

Andriy Neshchadin

Graduate student

GCIS E435
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, 2014
BS, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, 2013

My research interests include the application of biophotonics/chemical genetics to influence living cell life cycle and activity, particularly apoptosis and neuron firing.

Andriy Neshchadin

Valerii Sharapov

Graduate student

GCIS E447B
Phone: (773)702-1147

MS, The University of Chicago, 2014
MS, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, 2013
BS, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, 2012

My research interests are in the development of new approaches to the fabrication of highly efficient organic solar cell devices as well as studies aimed at better understanding of their operation mechanisms.


Undergraduate Students


Cameron Menezes

Undergraduate student

GCIS E447B
Phone: (773)702-1147

B.S. Candidate in Chemistry
Minor in Biology
University of Chicago Class of 2017

Cameron is currently working on an amine based self-healing polymer for biological applications.

Cameron Menezes