Sujun Wei

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Associate Professor

Office: Science 442

Phone: 718-631-6272

Fax: 718-281-5078



2020-present, Associate Professor of Chemistry, CUNY Queensborough Community College

2013-2020, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, CUNY Queensborough Community College                           

2009-2013, Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University                                             

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University, Organic Chemistry                                   

B.S., 2004, University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), Organic Chemistry                                  

Academic Honors

2014-present, Director-at-Large, Long Island Subsection of the American Chemical Society (ACS)               

2015-2016, Program Co-Chair, the 44th ACS Middle Atlantic Reginal Meeting (MARM)                                    

2017 & 2016, Mentor Awards from NY State College Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)         

2016, ASSIST Travel Award from SACNAS

Undergraduate Research Students


Muhabbat Ahmedova

Feruza Turobova


Yi Jiang

Francisco Caban

Patrick Tuttle

Xiaofang Yu                           

Jiayi Xue                                        

Shanelle Smith

Student Awards and Honors

2019, Shanelle, Finch College Alumni Association Foundation Scholarship ($5,000)

2019, Shanelle, BNY Mellon Transfer Scholarship ($4,000)

2018, Shanelle, 1st Place Award of Oral Presentation at CSTEP conference

2018, Xiaofang & Shanelle, NSF-REU Summer Internship at University of Pennsylvania ($5,000 each)

2017, Jiayi, CUNY Don & Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship ($1,000)

2017, Patrick, ACS-SCI Scholar Summer Internship at the Dow Chemical Company ($17,000)

2017, Xiaofang, NSF-REU Summer Internship at University of Pennsylvania ($5,000)

2016, Yi, QCC President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Associate in Science Degree

2016, Yi, Gold Scholar of the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team (national wide)

2016, Yi, Phi Beta Kappa Association of New York Scholarship ($1,000)

2016, Yi, NSF-REU Summer Internship at University of Pennsylvania ($5,000)

2016, Francisco, 1st Place Award of Poster Presentation at CSTEP conference

2016, Francisco, Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at SACNAS national conference

2016, Francisco, BioPrep Summer Internship at SUNY Stony Brook University ($5,000)

2015, Yi, NSF-REU Summer Internship at Vanderbilt University ($5,000)

2015, Francisco, NSF-REU Summer Internship at SUNY Binghamton University ($5,000)


Queensborough students italicized

19.  Mitra, G.; Low, J. Z.; Wei, S.; Francisco, K.; Deffner, M.; Herrmann, C.; Campos, L. M. ; Scheer, E.*

       “Interplay between Magnetoresistance and Kondo Resonance in Radical Single-Molecule Junctions",

       Nano. Lett., 2022, 22, 5773-5779.

18.  Sonbuchner, T. M.; Mundorff, E.C.; Lee, J.; Wei, S.; Novick, P.* “Triage and Recovery of STEM Laboratory 

       Skills”, J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ., 2021, 22(1):22.1.94.

17.  Fu, T.; Smith, S.; Camarasa-Gomez, M.; Yu, X.; Xue, J.; Nuckolls, C.*; Evers, F.*; Venkataraman, L.*;

       Wei, S.* Enhanced Coupling Through π-Stacking in Imidazole-Based Molecular Junctions, Chem.

       Sci. 2019, 10, 9998-10002.

16.  Sagan, C.; Jiang, Y.; Caban, F.; Snaider, J.; Amell, R.; Wei, S.*; Florio, G. M.* Oligofluorene Molecular  

       Wires: Synthesis and Single-Molecule Conductance. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121 (45), 24945–24953.

15.  Low, J. Z.; Capozzi, B.; Cui, J.; Wei, S.; Venkataraman, L.; Campos, L. M. Tuning the Polarity of Charge

       Carriers Using Electron Deficient Thiophenes. Chem. Sci. 2017, 8 (4), 3254–3259.

14.  Lall-Ramnarine, S. I.; Suarez, S. N.; Fernandez, E. D.; Rodriguez, C.; Wei, S.; Gobet, M.; Jayakody, J. R.

       P.; Dhiman, S. B.; Wishart, J. F. Exploring the Use of Ionic Liquid Mixtures to Enhance the

       Performance of Dicationic Ionic Liquids. J. Electrochem. Soc. 2017, 164 (8), H5150–H5159.

13.  Lall-Ramnarine, S. I.; Fernandez, E. D.; Rodriguez, C.; Wei, S.; Dhiman, S. B.; Wishart, J. F. Transport     

       Properties of Ionic Liquid Mixtures Containing Heterodications. ECS Trans. 2016, 75 (15), 555–565.

12.  Remy, R.; Wei, S.; Campos, L. M.; Mackay, M. E. Three-Phase Morphology of Semicrystalline

       Polymer Semiconductors: A Quantitative Analysis. ACS Macro Lett. 2015, 4 (9), 1051–1055.

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

       Enthalpy of Fusion of Poly ( 3-hexylthiophene ) by Differential Scanning Calorimetry. J. Polym. Sci.

       Part B Polym. Phys. 2014, 52 (22), 1469–1475. Highlighted as Journal Cover.

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

       Bandgap Engineering through Controlled Oxidation of Polythiophenes. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed.

       English 2014, 53 (7), 1832–1836. Highlighted as Journal Cover.

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

       Venkataraman, L.; et al. Breakdown of Interference Rules in Azulene, a Nonalternant Hydrocarbon.

       Nano Lett. 2014, 14 (5), 2941–2945.

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

       Neaton, J. B. Control of Single-Molecule Junction Conductance of Porphyrins via a Transition-Metal

       Center. Nano Lett. 2014, 14 (9), 5365–5370.

Prior to Queensborough:

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

       Shape-Shifting in Contorted Dibenzotetrathienocoronenes. Chem. Sci. 2011, 2 (8), 1480–1486.

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

       Molecular Conformations in Fluorinated, Contorted Hexabenzocoronenes. Org. Lett. 2010, 12 (21),


5.    Wei, S.; Wang, J.; Venhuizen, S.; Skouta, R.; Breslow, R. Dendrimers in Solution Can Have Their

       Remote Catalytic Groups Folded Back into the Core: Enantioselective Transaminations by Dendritic     

       Enzyme Mimics-II. Bioorganic Med. Chem. Lett. 2009, 19 (19), 5543–5546.

4.    Skouta, R.; Wei, S.; Breslow, R. High Rates and Substrate Selectivities in Water by

       Polyvinylimidazoles as Transaminase Enzyme Mimics with Hydrophobically Bound Pyridoxamine

       Derivatives as Coenzyme Mimics. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131 (43), 15604–15605.

3.    Breslow, R.; Wei, S.; Kenesky, C. Enantioselective Transaminations by Dendrimeric Enzyme Mimics.

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

2.    Wu, Q.; Zhu, M.; Wei, S.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q. Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Host-Guest Complexes of

       p -nitrobenzoyl- β -cyclodextrin and Mono-6- O - m -nitrobenzoyl- β -cyclodextrin. Chinese J. Chem.

       2005, 23, 98–104.

1.    Wu, Q.; Zhu, M.; Wei, S.; Song, K.; Liu, L.; Guo, Q. Photoinduced Electron Transfer in

       Host-Guest Complexes of α- and β-Substituted Naphthalene Derivatives with Mono-6-O-m-Nitrobenzoyl-

       β-Cyclodextrin. J. Incl. Phenom. Macrocycl. Chem. 2005, 52, 93–100.

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