Professor WU Jishan

(Dean's Chair Professor)

(Deputy Head - Research)

B.Sc., Wuhan University, 1997; M. Sc., Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2000; Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004; Project leader, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, 2004-2005; Postdoctoral, University of California at Los Angeles, 2005-2007.

Contact Information

Office: MD1-14-03H
Tel: (65)-6516-2677 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691
Email: | Personal webpage


ORCID:  0000-0002-8231-0437
ResearcherID: J-5898-2013


Recognition and Achievements

  • NRF Investigatorship Award, 2019
  • Highly Cited Researchers (Cross Field) list from Clarivate Analytics, 2018


Research Interests

Novel aromatic systems and materials & Supramolecular Chemistry


Research Highlight

Ref: Liu, C.; Ni, Y.; Lu, X.; Li, G.; Wu, J., Global Aromaticity in Macrocyclic Polyradicaloids: Hückel’s Rule or Baird’s Rule?. Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 2309-2321.

We summarize our recent studies on the global aromaticity of macrocyclic polyradicaloids. This type of molecules display unique aromaticity, either follow Hückel’s rule in singlet state, or Baird’s rule in triplet state.


Teaching Contributions 

  • CM4258 Advanced Polymer Science
  • CM5268 Advanced Organic Materials


Representative Publications

  • Ni, Y.; et al, [n]Cyclo-para-biphenylmethine Polyradicaloids: [n]Annulene Analogs and Unusual Valence Tautomerization. Chem 2019, 5, 108-121.
  • Phan, H.; et al, Room-temperature Magnets Based on 1,3,5-Triazine Linked Porous Organic Radical Frameworks. Chem 2019, 5, 1223-1234.
  • Lu, X. F.; et al, Bowl-shaped Carbon Nanobelts Showing Size-dependent Properties and Selective Encapsulation of C70. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5934-5941.
  • Zou, Y.; et al, Dicyclopenta[4,3,2,1-ghi:4',3',2',1'-pqr]perylene: A Bowl-shaped Fragment of Fullerene C70 with Global Anti-aromaticity. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 7266-7270.
  • Li, G.; et al, De-aromatization Approach Toward Superbenzoquinone Based Diradicaloid, Tetraradicaloid, and Hexaradicaloid. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201907030.
  • Burrezo, P. M.; et al, Perylene π--Bridges that Equally Delocalize Anions and Cations: Quinoidal and Aromatic Contents in the Right Proportion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201905657.
  • Bonala, V.; et al, Solution-processed Nanographene Distributed Feedback Lasers. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 3327.
  • Su, J.; et al, Atomically precise bottom-up synthesis of π-extended [5]triangulene. Sci. Adv. 2019, 5, eaav7717.
  • Liu, C. C.; et al, Macrocyclic Polyradicaloids with Unusual Super-ring Structure and Global Aromaticity, Chem 2018, 4, 1586-1595 (Cover).
  • Zeng, W. D.; et al, Rylene Ribbons with Unusual Diradical Character, Chem 20172, 81-92 (Cover).