Weibin Lin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interest

Dr. Lin is interested in designing functional macrocycles and macrocycle-based self-assamblies for biochemical and photochemical applications

Selected Publications

  • Synthesis, structures, resolution, and chiroptical properties of 1,16-diaryl-substituted benzo[5]helicene derivatives. W.B. Lin, M. Li, L. Fang, Y. Shen, C.F. Chen. Chem. Asian J., 12, 86–94, 2017
  • Recent progress on multidimensional construction of helicenes. W.B. Lin, M. Li, L. Fang, Y. Shen, C.F. Chen. Chin. Chem. Lett., 29, 40-46, 2018
  • Helicene-based illusory chiral supramolecular expression of the penrose stairs: chiroptical property and narcissistic self-sorting. W.B. Lin, Y.F. Wang, H.Y. Lv, C.F. Chen. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2019, 1847–1853, 2019
  • Metal-free construction of contiguous quaternary stereocentres with a polycyclic framework. W.B. Lin, Y. Mou, H.Y. Lv, Z.Q. Hu, C.F. Chen. Chem. Commun., 55, 4631--4634, 2019


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2019
  • B.S. & B.E. (double degrees), Molecular Science and Engineering, Nankai University&Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2014


  • 2016 Named Scholarship for Doctoral Students, ICCAS
  • 2016 Excellent Student, UCAS
  • 2012 First-Grade National Grant, Nankai University
  • 2011 National Encouragement Scholarship, Nankai University
  • 2010 First-Grade National Grant, Nankai University

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Self-assembly Functional materials