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Dr. Wanhao Cai

Postdoctoral researcher

Institute of Physical Chemistry
Albertstraße 21
79104 Freiburg


Phone: +49 761 203-6173
Room:  01.004 Flachbau




  • 2020.1—now         Postdoctoral researcher, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 2014.9—2019.9    Ph.D. in Materials Science, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • 2018.7—2018.8    International Summer School on Polymers, Peking University, China
  • 2015.9—2017.6    Teaching Assistant, Southwest Jiaotong University, China     
  • 2009.9—2013.6    B.E. in Materials Science, Southwest Jiaotong University, China



  • 2019 Outstanding Graduate Ph.D, SWJTU
  • 2018 Ming Cheng Award, SWJTU
  • 2017 Best Poster Award, Chinese Chemical Society
  • 2016 Excellent Graduate Student, SWJTU



- 2020 -

Peichuang Li, Xiaojing Li, Wanhao Cai, Huiqing Chen, Hang Chen, Rui Wang, Yuancong Zhao, Jin Wang, and Nan Huang.
Phospholipid-based Multifunctional Coating via Layer-by-layer Self-assembly for Biomedical Applications
Mater. Sci. Eng. C, 2020, 116, 111237.


- 2019 -

Wanhao Cai, Song Lu, Junhao Wei, and Shuxun Cui
Single-Chain Polymer Models Incorporating the Effects of Side Groups: An Approach to General Polymer Models
Macromolecules 2019, 52, 7324−7330.
Lu Qian, Wanhao Cai, Duo Xu, Yu Bao, Zhong-yuan Lu, and Shuxun Cui
Single-Molecule Studies Reveal That Water Is a Special Solvent for Amylose and Natural Cellulose
Macromolecules  2019, 52, 5006−5013.
Wanhao Cai, Duo Xu, Lu Qian, Junhao Wei, Chen Xiao, Linmao Qian, Zhong-yuan Lu, and Shuxun Cui
Force-Induced Transition of π−π Stacking in a Single Polystyrene Chain
J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2019, 141, 9500−9503.
Junhao Wei, Wanhao Cai  (co-first), and Shuxun Cui
Single-chain Elasticity of Poly(ethylene glycol) in High Vacuum
Acta Chim. Sinica  2019, 77, 189-194.
Wanhao Cai, Chen Xiao, Linmao Qian, and Shuxun Cui
Detecting van der Waals Forces Between a Single Polymer Repeating Unit and a Solid Surface in High Vacuum
Nano Res. 2019, 12, 57-61.

- 2018-

Xiaomin Kang, Wanhao Cai, Honggang Gu, Shiyuan Liu, and Shuxun Cui
A Facile and Environment-friendly Method for Fabrication of Polymer Brush 
Chinese J. Polym. Sci., 2018, 35, 857-865.

- 2017-

Xiaomin Kang , Wanhao Cai, Song Zhang and Shuxun Cui
Revealing the formation mechanism of insoluble polydopamine by using a simplified model system
Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, 860-864.

- 2015-

Xiaomin Kang, You Yu, Yu Bao, Wanhao Cai and Shuxun Cui
Real Time Quantification of the Chemical Cross-Link Density of a Hydrogel by in situ UV-vis Spectroscopy
Polym. Chem. 2015, 6, 4252-4257.