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Welcome to the official website of the ECNU Nanotopology Group. We are situated within the esteemed Department of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering at East China Normal University. Our primary focus lies in the field of biomimetic molecular machines, molecular nanotopology, and molecular weaving. This website serves as a valuable resource for researchers around the world, scientific medium, industrial customers, prospective graduates and postdoctoral assistants, offering a comprehensive overview of our ongoing research endeavors and introducing our team members. Additionally, we provide access to a wealth of information, including details about past and current group members, publications authored by the group, breaking news, and much more. We encourage you to explore the various sections to gain further insights. For information regarding our esteemed group leader, kindly refer to the dedicated section labeled "LAB DIRECTOR." Thank you for visiting our website, and we extend a warm invitation for you to return in the future.


Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize: Perkin Prize in Physical Organic Chemistry

A team of researchers from the University of Manchester, University of Luxembourg, University of Maine and East China Normal University, known as the Molecular Ratcheteers, has invented engineering concepts that will help unlock the potential of the nanoworld.
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    Applications to join our group are ALWAYS welcome from outstanding and enthusiastic PhD, research assistant and postdoctoral candidates. The main discipline is Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry. Members of the group will certainly be exposed to a vast range of science, from molecular nanotopology to material sciences. To apply, please email Prof. Zhang ( directly with a CV and research summary. We are particularly keen to attract applications for both PhD and post-doc positions from different nations.