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Address: Key Lab of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology
                 Institute of  Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences 

Research Areas

1. High-efficient and tissue-targeted MRI contrast agent based on endohedral metallofullerenes; 
2. New Multi‐Modal Carbonaeous Nanomaterials for Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Application; 
3. Application of fullerenes and their derivatives as electron-acceptor in bulk heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells.


2006 Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences  PhD2006.8-2009.5 Viginia Polytechnic Institute & State University  Postdoc 

Honors & Distinctions

2002-“The synthesis and properties study of multinuclear complexes bridged by multi-atom” obtained First-prize of Shandong Natural Science.


1. Chunying Shu, Frank D. Corwin, Jianfei Zhang, Zhijian Chen, Jonathan E. Reid, Minghao Sun, Wei Xu, Jae Hyun Sim, Chunru Wang, Panos P. Fatouros, Alan R. Esker, Harry W. Gibson and Harry C. Dorn “Facile Preparation of a New Gadofullerene-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent with High 1H Relaxivity” Bioconjugate Chem. 2009, 20, 1186-1193.
2. Chunying Shu, Wei Xu, Carla Slebodnick, Hunter Champion, Wujun Fu, Jonathan E. Reid, Hugo Azurmendi, Chunru Wang, Kim Harich, Harry C. Dorn and Harry W. Gibson “Syntheses and Structures of Phenyl-C81-Butyric Acid Methyl Esters (PCBMs) from M3N@C80 Metallofullerenes” Org. Lett. 2009, 11(8), 1753-1756.
3. Chunying Shu, Carla Slebodnick, Liaosa Xu, Hunter Champion, Tim Fuhrer, Ting Cai, Reid Jonathan, Wujun Fu, Kim Harich, Harry C. Dorn and Harry W. Gibson “Highly Regioselective Derivatization of Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Metallofullerenes via a Facile Photochemical Reaction” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130 (52), 17755–17760.
4. Chun-Ying Shu, Xin-Yong Ma, Jian-Fei Zhang, Frank D. Corwin, Jae Hyun Sim, Er-Yun Zhang, Harry C. Dorn, Harry W. Gibson, Panos P. Fatouros, Chun-Ru Wang and Xiao-Hong Fang “Conjugation of a Water-Soluble Gadolinium Endohedral Fulleride with an Antibody as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent” Bioconjugate Chem. 2008, 19, 651–655.
5. Chun-Ying Shu, Chun-Ru Wang, Jian-Fei Zhang, Harry W. Gibson, Harry C. Dorn, Frank D. Corwin, Panos P. Fatouros and T. John S. Dennis “Organophosphonate Functionalized Gd@C82 as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agent” Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 2106–2109.
6. Chunying Shu, Ting Cai, Liaosa Xu, Tianming Zuo, Jonathan Reid, Kim Harich, Harry C. Dorn and Harry W. Gibson “Manganese (III) Catalyzed Free Radical Reactions on Trimetallic Nitride Endohedral Metallofullerenes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(50), 15710–15717. 
7. Ting Cai, Liaosa Xu, Chunying Shu, Hunter A. Champion, Jonathan E. Reid, Clemens Anklin, Mark R. Anderson, Harry W. Gibson and Harry C. Dorn “Selective Formation of a Symmetric Sc3N@C78 Bisadduct: Multi-Adduct Docking Controlled by an Internal Trimetallic Nitride Cluster ” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 130(7), 2136–2137. 


1.215th ECS meeting-at San Francisco, California, May 24-29, 2009, Poster& Oral Report.
2.MII’s Technical Conference and Review-April 13-15, 2009, Poster.
3.A mini-symposium cosponsored by the Institute for Critical Technology (ICTAS) and the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII) to highlight the new Virginia Tech thrust in novel functional materials for enhancing delivery of therapeutics. Assembly Hall Atrium — Skelton Alumni Center Inn at Virginia Tech, November 21, 2008, Poster.
4.The Southwest Virginia Science Forum- at Fralin Biotechnology Center on the Virginia Tech Campus, December 10, 2008, Poster.
5.3rd Annual NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer Investigators Meeting- at Weston Michigan Avenue Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, September 8-10, 2008, Poster.
6.213rd ECS Meeting- at Phoenix Convention Center, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, Arizona, May 18-22, 2008, Poster.
7.59th ACS Southeast Regional Meeting-Greenville, SC, October 24-27, 2007, Oral Report.
8.NCI Nanotechnology Alliance Investigators Meeting- Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 16-18, 2007, Poster.
9.211th ECS Meeting-Chicago,Illinois,May 6-10,2007,Oral Report.
10.233rd ACS National Meeting-Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007, Oral Report.
11.The 3rd Annual Via Research Recognition Day and Geriatric Update for Continued Medical Education- Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, October 5-6, 2006, Poster.