Wu Chi

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 2001 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor WU Chi (Qi) is Wei Lun Professor of Chemistry and Honorary Professor of Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Wu is a leading expert in laser light scattering (LLS) and he is distinguished for his LLS studies of polymers/colloids in solution/dispersion. First and foremost his observation of the coil-to-globule and the coil-to-stretching transitions of a single polymer chain and demonstration of the molten globular state have been recognized as a landmark in polymer science. Professor Wu was elected as an Fellow of American physical society in 1999 and as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. (2001/2002)

Currently

Professor Wu’s research combines "synthetic chemistry, polymer physics and molecular biology" to design and execute decisive experiments to answer important questions in macromolecules, colloids and biology. Specifically, his research interests include development of non-viral polymeric vectors for molecular medicines;   nucleation/oligomerization of neuron-degenerative diseases related protein-protein aggregation; design, synthesis and assembly of functional macromolecules;  dynamics and structures of polymer solutions and gel networks; and molecular characteristic properties of intractable and special polymers. Very recently, his main research interests have moved toward more bio-related problems, particularly in molecular medicines and chemical biology. For details, please refer his Website at CUHK: http://chiwu.chem.cuhk.edu.hk