Professor Zhengzhong Shao
¡¡ Basic Information

Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Fudan University Shanghai

Director of polymer Division, Shanghai Society of Chemistry and Chemical Industry

Tel: +86-21-65642866


Fax: +86-21-65640293



 1981-1985 in chemistry, Fudan University


M.S degree in chemistry and Physics of Polymer,Fudan University


Ph.D. degree chemistry and Physics of Polymer,Fudan University



Lecturer, Department of Material Science, Fudan University,China


Lecturer, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University


Associate Professor, Institute of Biology, Arahus University, Denmark


Associate Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University

1   1999-now

L   Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science, Fudan University

Teaching Experience

   1992-now   Course of ¡°polymer Chemistry¡±,54hrs/year
   1994-now   Course of ¡°Biomacromolecules",50hrs/year
   1999-now   Course of ¡°Structure and Properties of Proteins", 50hrs/year

Research Interests

  • |      Relationships between structure and properties of natural polymers and natural inspired materials(e.g. biomninerals, peptides etc)

  • |     Fine structure, mechanics and spinning of animal silks and their proteins

Academic Awards and Honors:

  • |   Natural Science Award(First grade), Ministry of Education of China(2004)

  • |  'Distinguished Yong Scholar', National Science Foundation of China(2005)

  • |   'Chang Jiang' Scholar, Ministry of Education of China(2006)

  • |   'Peony' Award oo Natural Science, Municipal Government of Shanghai(2006)

  • |   'Zhuang Chang-gong' Special Project Reward, Shanghai Society of Chemistry and Chemical Industry(2006)

Selected Publications


Zhang, J. M., Hao, R. W., Huang, L., Yao, J. R., Chen, X., and Shao, Z. Z*. Self-assembly of a peptide amphiphile based on hydrolysed Bombyx mori silk fibroin, Chem Commun 2011, 47, 10296-10298.

Fu, C. J., Porter, D., Chen, X., Vollrath, F., and Shao, Z. Z*. Understanding the Mechanical Properties of Antheraea Pernyi Silk-From Primary Structure to Condensed Structure of the Protein, Adv Funct Mater 2011, 21, 729-737.

Yin, J. W., Chen, E. Q., Porter, D., and Shao, Z. Z*. Enhancing the Toughness of Regenerated Silk Fibroin Film through Uniaxial Extension, Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 2890-2895.

Gong, ZG; Huang, L; Yang, YH, et al. Two distinct beta-sheet fibrils from silk protein. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2009, 48: 7506-7508 

Fu, CJ; Shao, ZZ*; Fritz, V. Animal silks: their structures, properties and artificial production. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 2009, 43: 6515-6529     

Cheng Cheng, Zhengzhong Shao*, Fritz Vollrath. Silk Fibroin-Regulated Crystallization of Calcium Carbonate. Advanced Functional Materials.(2008):2172-2179

Leng BX, Chen X, Shao ZZ*, et al. Biomimetic synthesis of silica with chitosan-mediated morphology.SMALL(2008)4:755-758

Zhengbing Cao, Xin Chen, Jinrong Yao, Lei Huang and Zhengzhong Shao*. The preparation of regenerated silk fibroin microspheres. Soft Matter,2007,3:910-915

Chuncai Zhou,Boxun Leng,Jinrong Yao,Jie Qian,Xin Chen,Ping Zhou,David P. Knight, and   Zhengzhong Shao*,"Synthesis and Characterization of Multiblock Copolymers Based on Spider Dragline silk Proteins",Biomacromolecules,2006, 7, 2415-2419.

• Y. Liu, Z. Shao*, F. Vollrath, ¡°Relationships between supercontraction and mechanical properties of spider silk¡±, Nature Materials, 2005, 4(12), 901-905.

•  Y. Yang, X. Chen, Z. Shao*, P. Zhou, D. Porter, D. P. Knight and F. Vollrath, ¡°Toughness of spider silk at high and low temperatures¡±, Advanced Materials, 2005, 17(1), 84-88.

•  Y. Liu, Z. Shao*, F. Vollrath, ¡°Extended wet-spinning can modify spider silk properties¡±, Chem. Commun., 2005, 19, 2489¨C2491

 Synthesis and solid-state secondary structure investigation of silk-proteinlike multiblock polymers.Macromolecules,2003,36(20):7508-7512.

•  J. Yao, D. Xiao, X. Chen, P. Zhou, T. Yu, and Z. Shao*, ¡°Synthesis and Solid-State Secondary Structure Investigation of Silk-Proteinlike Multiblock Polymers¡±, Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 7508-7512

•  Z. Shao*, F. Vollrath.Surprising strength of silkworm silk. Nature,2002,418(6899):741-741.