Dr. Sujun Wei


Title: Assistant Professor

Office: S-442

Phone: 718-631-6272

Email: swei@qcc.cuny.edu


  • 2009-2013, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University
  • 2004-2009, Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Columbia University
  • 2000-2004, B.S. in Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China(USTC)

Courses Taught

  • CH-127 Introductory College Chemistry Lecture and Lab
  • CH-128 Introductory Organic Chemistry Lab
  • CH-151 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CH-251 Organic Chemistry I Lecture and Lab

Research Interests

Our group tackles interesting problems at the interface of organic chemistry and materials science by employing the toolbox of synthetic and physical organic chemistry. Currently, our lab focuses on three major areas: 1) revising synthesis of traditional conjugated chromophores via new but reliable synthetic methodology, and applying findings into develop new precursors and semiconducting polymers; 2) synthesis and characterization of novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) materials, and their application into Organic Field-Effect Transistors (OFET) and Organic Photovoltaics (OPV); 3) development of novel small molecules and study their conductance by Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) Break Junction Technology.


  • “Three-Phase Morphology of Semicrystalline Polymer Semiconductors: A Quantitative Analysis.”

Remy, R.; Wei, S.; Campos, L. M.; Mackay, M. E.

ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4 (9), 1051-1055.

  • “Bandgap Engineering through Controlled Oxidation of Polythiophenes.”

Wei, S.; Xia, J.; Dell, E. J.; Jiang, Y.; Song, R.; Lee, H.; Rodenbough, P.; Briseno, A. L.; Campos, L. M.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2014, 53 (7), 1832–1836.

Highlighted as Journal Cover.

  • “Breakdown of Interference Rules in Azulene, a Nonalternant Hydrocarbon.”

Xia, J.; Capozzi, B.; Wei, S.; Strange, M.; Batra, A.; Moreno, J. R.; Amir, R. J.; Amir, E.; Solomon, G. C.;

Venkataraman, L.; Campos, L. M.

Nano Lett. 2014, 14 (5), 2941–2945.

Technology Update in NanoTechWeb.org

Research Highlights in Nature Nanotechnology.

  • “Control of Single-Molecule Junction Conductance of Porphyrins via a Transition-Metal Center.”

Liu, Z.-F.; Wei, S.; Yoon, H.; Adak, O.; Ponce, I.; Jiang, Y.; Jang, W.-D.; Campos, L. M.;

Venkataraman, L.; Neaton, J. B.

Nano Lett. 2014, 14 (9), 5365–5370.

Technology Update in NanoTechWeb.org

  • “Enthalpy of Fusion of poly(3-Hexylthiophene) by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.”

Remy, R.; Weiss, E. D.; Nguyen, N.; Wei, S.; Campos, L. M.; Kowalewski, T.; Mackay, M. E.

J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2014, 52 (22), 1469–1475.

Highlighted as Journal Cover.

  • “Shape-Shifting in Contorted Dibenzotetrathienocoronenes.”

Chiu, C.-Y.; Kim, B.; Gorodetsky, A.; Sattler, W.; Wei, S.; Sattler, A.; Steigerwald, M.; Nuckolls, C.

Chem. Sci. 2011, 2 (8), 1480–1486.

  • “Unusual Molecular Conformations in Fluorinated, Contorted Hexabenzocoronenes.”

Loo, Y.; Hiszpanski, A. M.; Kim, B.; Wei, S.; Chiu, C.-Y.; Steigerwald, M.; Nuckolls, C.

Org. Lett. 2010, 12 (21), 4840–4843.

  • “High Rates and Substrate Selectivities in Water by Polyvinylimidazoles as Transaminase Enzyme Mimics with Hydrophobically Bound Pyridoxamine Derivatives as Coenzyme Mimics.”

Skouta, R.; Wei, S.; Breslow, R.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131 (43), 15604–15605.

  • “Dendrimers in Solution Can Have Their Remote Catalytic Groups Folded Back into the Core: Enantioselective Transaminations by Dendritic Enzyme Mimics-II.”

Wei, S.; Wang, J.; Venhuizen, S.; Skouta, R.; Breslow, R.

Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 19 (19), 5543–5546.

  • “Enantioselective Transaminations by Dendrimeric Enzyme Mimics.”

Breslow, R.; Wei, S.; Kenesky, C.

Tetrahedron 2007, 63 (27), 6317–6321.

  • “Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Host-Guest Complexes of P -Nitrobenzoyl- Β -Cyclodextrin and Mono-6- O - M -Nitrobenzoyl- Β -Cyclodextrin.”

Wu, Q.-H.; Zhu, M.-Z.; Wei, S.-J.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X.

Chinese J. Chem. 2005, 23, 98–104.

  • “Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Host-Guest Complexes of Α- and Β-Substituted Naphthalene Derivatives with Mono-6-O-M-Nitrobenzoyl-Β-Cyclodextrin.”

Wu, Q.-H.; Zhu, M.-Z.; Wei, S.-J.; Song, K.-S.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q.-X.

J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. 2005, 52 (1-2), 93–100.

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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QCC Art Gallery

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