Zhiwei Lin received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Polymer Science at University of Akron under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Z. D. Cheng in 2016. His PhD research focused on precise synthesis and diverse self-assembly of giant molecules. After one-year postdoctoral training in Prof. Cheng’s group, he joined Prof. Oleg Gang’s group as a postdoctoral research scientist in Department of Chemical Engineering at Columbia University from 2017 to 2019. At Columbia, his research centered on programmable assembly of DNA origami and nanoparticles.
Starting from August 2019, Zhiwei became a research associate at Materials Science and Engineering Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As an associate of the Particles, Tubes, and Colloids project at NIST, his current research interests involve the development of efficient and robust approaches for sorting single chirality of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in polymer aqueous systems. The resultant single chirality of SWCNTs are used for diverse applications including programmable self-assembly, photochemistry and biomedical devices.
Selected Recent Publications:
 Yan, X.; Lin, Z.*; Zhang, W.; Xu, H.; Guo, Q.; Liu, Y.; Luo, J.; Liu, X.; Zhang, R.; Huang, J.; Liu. T.; Su, Z.; Zhang, R.; Zhang. S.; Liu, T.; Cheng, S. Z. D*. “Magnifying the Structural Components of Biomembranes: A Prototype for the Study of the Self-Assembly of Giant Lipids”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 5226-5234.
 Zhang, R.; Feng, X.; Zhang, R.; Shan, W.; Su, Z.; Mao, J.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Huang, J.; Yan, X.; 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.
 Lin, Z.; Xiong, Y.; Xiang, S.; Gang, O.* “Controllable Covalent-Bound Nanoarchitectures From DNA Frames”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 6797–6801.
 Lin, Z.; Yang, X.; Xu, H.; Sakurai, T.; Watsuda, W.; Seki, S.; Zhou, Y.; Sun, J.; Wu, K; Yan, X.; Zhang, R.; Huang, M.; Mao, J.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Aida, T.; Zhang, W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* “Topologically Directed Assemblies of Semiconducting Sphere–Rod Conjugates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 18616–18622.
 Lin, Z.; Sun, J.; Zhou, Y.; Wang, Y.; Xu, H.; Yang, X.; Su, H.; Cui, H.; Aida, T.; Zhang, W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* “A Non-crystallization Approach Toward Uniform Thylakoids-like 2D ‘Nano-coins’ and Their Grana-like 3D Suprastructures”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 5883–5889.