Faculty Profile
 
  LI Liangbin
     
Department: National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory
Mailing Address:
USTC,42 S Hezuohua Road,Hefei, Anhui 230029, P.R.China
Postal Code:
230027
Phone:
+86-551-63602081
Fax:
+86-551-63602081
Homepage:
http://softmatter.ustc.edu.cn/tuanduijiegou/keyantuandui/201411/t20141112_205054.html
 
       

Research Profile

Soft Matter Group focuses on the dynamics and ordering kinetics of soft matter such as polymers and energy management materials induced by external fields, which are applied during processing or consuming. The aim of our research is to understand and manipulate the “processing-structure-properties” relationship of soft matter. With the advanced facilities such as scattering and spectra techniques based on synchrotron radiation, the structure evolution from molecular to millimeter scales can be traced under simplified processing conditions. Through research on model system, the group provides basic understandings and novel solutions to complex systems in energy management materials and polymer industries.


The Group is headed by Prof. Liangbin Li, a former materials scientist at Unilever. Professor Li holds a position in the scheme of “One Hundred Talent Young Scientist” of Chinese Academy of Science, who authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications, four book chapters and filed four patents. 

NSRL is a fully operated synchrotron radiation lab in China, which is equipped with 15 different synchrotron beamlines with wavelength from 0.1 nm (hard x-ray) to 1 mm (far infrared). In addition to synchrotron facilities, NSRL has atomic force microscopy, scanning electronic microscopy, e-beam and UV lithography and other material preparation and characterization instruments. USTC is one of the top three universities in China, and excellent in Physics, Chemistry, Nanomaterials and Polymers.

 

Mission

The mission of the Soft Matter group is 


to study, understand and manipulate the external fields induced ordering of soft materials at different length scales. 
to educate and train excellent master and PhD students in the field of soft matter.
to support new inventions and provide novel solutions for polymer and other soft matter industries.
 
     
Selected Publications
1) Critical strain for shish-kebab formation , Macromolecules , , 2010, 43(2): 602–605
2) Inducing crystallization of polymer through stretched network. , Macromolecules , , 2009, 42(5): 1428-1432
3) Anisotropic ionic conductivities in lyotropic supramolecular liquid crystals. , Chemcal Communications , , 2009, 48: 7560-7562
4) Shear-induced conformational ordering in the melt of isotactic polypropylene. , Macromolecules , , 2007, 40(14): 4740-4743
5) Deformation-induced phase transitions of polyamide 12 at different temperatures: an in situ wide-angle X-ray scattering study. , Macromolecules , , 2010, 43(3) 2406-2412.
6) Morphology of a highly asymmetric double crystallizable PCL-b-PEO block copolymer , Journal of Chemical Physics , 2007 , 2007, 126, 024904
7) Suppression of skin-core structure in injection-molded polymer parts by in situ incorporation of a microfibrillar network , Macromolecules, , 2006 , 2006, 39, 6771-6775
8) Reexamining the Egg-Box Model in Calcium-Alginate Gels with X-ray Diffraction, , Biomacromolecules , 2007 , 2007, 8, 464
9) Lyotropic rod-coil poly(amide-block-aramid) alternating block copolymers: Phase behavior and structure , Macromolecules , 2006 , 2006, 39, 4411
10) In-Situ Formation of Biodegradable Hydrogels by Stereocomplexation of PEG-(PLLA)8 and PEG-(PDLA)8 Star Block Copolymers. , Biomacromolecules, , 2006 , 2006, 7, 2790-2795
11) Associative and segregative phase separations of gelatin/kappa-carrageenan aqueous mixtures , LANGMUIR 2006,22 ,9532-9537 , 2006 , 2006,22 ,9532-9537
12) Flow-induced mesophases in crystallizable polymers , Adv. Polym. Sci, , 2005 , 2005, 181, 7.
13) Shear-induced crystallization of poly(butylene terephthalate): A real-time small-angle X-ray scattering study , Macromolecules , 2004 , 2004, 37, 5046.
14) Shear-induced smectic ordering in the melt of isotactic polypropylene , Phys. Rev. Lett., , 2004 , 2004, 92, 075506.
15) Transcrystalline morphology of an in situ microfibrillar poly(ethylene terephthalate)/poly(propylene) blend fabricated through a slit extrusion hot stretching-quenching process , Macromol. Rapid. Commun , 2004 , 2004, 25, 553-558
16) Shear-induced smectic ordering as a precursor of crystallization in isotactic polypropylene , Macromolecules , 2003 , 2003, 36, 4862-4867
17) Crystalline structure and morphology in nylon-12: A small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering study , Macromolecules , 2003 , 2003, 36, 1626
18) Microphase separation and crystallization in an asymmetric diblock copolymer: Coupling and competition , Macromolecules , 2003 , 2003, 36, 529
19) Growth of large polymer extended-chain single crystals in a poly(ethylene terephthalate)/bisphenol A polycarbonate blend under high pressure , Macromol. Rapid. Commun. , 2005 , 2005 26,1478-1482
20) Transient phase-induced nucleation in ionic liquid crystals and size-frustrated thickening , Chem, Mater. , 2005 , 2005, 17, 25.
21) In situ poly(ethylene terephthalate) microfibers- and shear-induced non-isothermal crystallization of isotactic polypropylene by on-line small angle X-ray scattering , Polymer, , 2005 , 2005,46, 5358-5367
22) Crystal structure and morphology of poly(L-lactide-b-D-lactide) diblock copolymers , Macromolecules , 2004 , 2004, 37, 8641.
 
Recruitment information
Softmatter group is continuously looking for talent students with background on condensed matter physics, polymer physics and polymer engineering.