Professor Deqing Zhang pursued his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Beijing Normal University from 1983 to 1987. He then embarked on a rewarding academic journey, joining the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), where he earned his MS in Organic Chemistry in 1990. Driven by a passion for research, he furthered his studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. H. A. Staab. This fruitful collaboration culminated in him obtaining his Doctorate degree (DR. RER. NAT.) from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg in 1996.
Presently, Professor Deqing Zhang holds the esteemed position of a Professor at the Institute of Chemistry, CAS. His research primarily revolves around the design and synthesis of innovative conjugated molecules and polymers, with a focus on organic optoelectronic materials. Additionally, he actively explores the realm of external stimuli-responsive molecules and supramolecules, seeking to create molecular switches, logic gates, and chemical sensors.
A prolific author, Professor Zhang has contributed significantly to the scientific community, with over 360 papers published in esteemed international refereed journals. His commitment to advancing scientific knowledge is further reflected in his involvement as a co-editor of ACS Omega and his service as an editorial advisory board or international advisory board member for several prestigious publications.
With his diverse research interests and remarkable accomplishments, Professor Deqing Zhang continues to be an influential figure in the field of chemistry and organic optoelectronic materials, inspiring fellow researchers and shaping the future of scientific exploration.