Title: Assistant Professor

Office: S-442

Phone: 718-631-6272



Courses Taught

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.


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

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


           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.


          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

          Research Highlights in Nature Nanotechnology.


           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


          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.


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

          Chem. Sci. 2011, 2 (8), 1480–1486.


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

          Org. Lett. 2010, 12 (21), 4840–4843.


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

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


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

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


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

          Tetrahedron 2007, 63 (27), 6317–6321.


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

          Chinese J. Chem. 2005, 23, 98–104.


         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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