Associate Professor of Chemistry
Academic Areas: Polymer Chemistry and Physics
Liao Yonggui is an Associate Professor of polymer chemistry and physics at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research spans ordered functional polymer composites, multi-phase and multi-component polymers, as well as basic physical behaviors of polymers under high magnetic field. He is executing two projects from NSFC and one from MOE. He has obtained 4 authorized Chinese patents and published more than 40 papers in the leading scholarly journals in polymer science and technology, such as Macromolecules, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Langmuir, Soft Matter, Polymer, etc. and his work has been cited more than 380 times with an H-Index of 12. He teaches Polymer Physics and Comprehensive Experiment for undergraduates as well as Multi-phase and Multi-component Polymers for graduates. Recipient of Chu-Tian Scholar Award, Distinguished Graduate Student Supervisor, New Century Excellent Talents, Huazhong Scholar Award, most recently he has co-authored the award of First Prize of Jilin Province Natural Science.
PhD in Polymer Physics and Chemistry, 2005, State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
MSc in Physical Chemistry, 2001, Xiamen Branch for Corrosion and Protection of Metals, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
BSc in Chemistry, 1998, Department of Chemistry, Nanchang University.
At Huazhong University of Science and Technology since 2007. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Associate Professor (2007-present);
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2007).
 Shijun Long, Shuguang Bi, Yonggui Liao*, Zhigang Xue, Xiaolin Xie*. Concurrent solution-like decoloration rate and high mechanical strength from polymer dispersed photochromic organogel. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35(7): 741-746.
 Danfeng Yang, Dan He, Yonggui, Liao, Zhigang Xue*, Xingping Zhou, Xiaolin Xie*. Iron-mediated AGET ATRP of methyl methacrylate in the presence of polar solvents as ligands. The Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2014, 52, 1020-1027.
 Xiaoen Wang, Chunli Gong, Dan He, Zhigang Xue*, Chao Chen, Yonggui Liao, Xiaolin Xie*. Gelled microporous polymer electrolyte with low liquid leakage for lithium-ion batteries. Journal of Membrane Science 2014, 454: 298-304.
 Haiyan Peng, Mingli Ni, Shuguang Bi, Yonggui Liao, Xiaolin Xie*. Highly diffractive, reversibly fast responsive gratings formulated through holography. RSC Adv. 2014, 4: 4420-4426.
 Mingli Ni, Haiyan Peng, Shuguang Bi, Yonggui Liao*, Xiaolin Xie. Effect of Photopolymerization Kinetics of Acrylate/Liquid Crystal Syrups on Electro-optical Properties of Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals. Acta Polymerica Sinica DOI: gfzxb20130452.
 Shuguang Bi, Haiyan Peng, Shijun Long, Mingli Ni, Yonggui Liao*, Yajiang Yang, Zhigang Xue, Xiaolin Xie*. High modulus and low-voltage driving nematic liquid-crystalline physical gels for light-scattering display. Soft Matter 2013, 9(32): 7718-7725.
 Zhifang Yang, Zhigang Xue, Yonggui Liao*, Xingping Zhou, Jinqiang Zhou, Jintao Zhu, Xiaolin Xie. Hierarchical hybrids of carbon nanotubes in amphiphilic poly(ethylene oxide)-block-polyaniline through a facile method: From smooth to thorny. Langmuir 2013, 29(11): 3757-3764.
 Yong-gui Liao, Meng-jun Peng, Feng-zhen Liu, Xiao-lin Xie*. Interdiffusion kinetics of miscible polymer/polymer laminates investigated by atomic force microscopy. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science 2013, 31(6): 870-878.
 Jun Zhou, Hua Jin, Yonggui Liao*, Xiaolin Xie*. Polymer/carbon nanotube composites prepared under magnetic field. Polymer Bulletin 2013, (09): 140-147.
 Fei-Peng Du, Jing-Jing Wang, Chak-Yin Tang, Chi-Pong Tsui, Xing-Ping Zhou*, Xiao-Lin Xie, Yong-Gui Liao. Water-soluble graphene grafted by poly(sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) for enhancement of electric capacitance. Nanotechnology 2012, 23(47): 475704.
 Naixiang Wang, Yonggui Liao, Renhua Deng, Shanqin Liu, Nan Cao, Bien Tan, Jintao Zhu*, Xiaolin Xie. Polymer-inorganic hybrid microparticles with hierarchical structures formed by interfacial instabilities of emulsion droplets. Soft Matter 2012, 8: 2697-2704.
 Renhua Deng, Shanqin Liu, Jingyi Li, Yonggui Liao, Juan Tao, Jintao Zhu*. Mesoporous block copolymer nanoparticles with tailored structures by hydrogen-bonding-assisted self-assembly. Advanced Materials 2012, 24: 1889-1893.
 Xiaotao Wang, Yingkui Yang, Yonggui Liao*, Zhifang Yang, Man Jiang, Xiaolin Xie. Robust polyazobenzene microcapsules with photoresponsive pore channels and tunable release profiles. European Polymer Journal 2012, 48: 41-48.
 Haiyan Peng, Shuguang Bi, Yonggui Liao, Xingping Zhou, Xiaolin Xie. Photopolymerization kinetics of acrylate/liquid crystal mixtures initiated by ketocoumarin/amine/triazine ternary photoinitiator. Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese 2012, 33(3): 640-644.
 Shuguang Bi, Haiyan Peng, Yonggui Liao*, Yajiang Yang, Bogumil Brycki, Xiaolin Xie. Microstructure and performances of PVA dispersed liquid crystals containing Gemini surfactant. Acta Polymerica Sinica 2012, (6): 628-632.
 Haiyan Peng, Xiaojing Shi, Yonggui Liao*, Diantian Chen, Shaopan Wang, Xiaolin Xie*. Effects of different alcohols on photopolymerization kinetics, electro-optical performances of polymer dispersed liquid crystals. Acta Polymerica Sinica 2012, (1): 41-46.
 Jichun You, Yonggui Liao, Yongfeng Men, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An*, Xiuhong Li. Composition effect on interplay between phase separation and dewetting in PMMA/SAN blend ultrathin films. Macromolecules 2011, 44(13): 5318-5325.
 Xiaojing Shi, Haiyan Peng, Yonggui Liao, Xiaolin Xie*. Kinetics of photopolymerization for the acrylate/liquid crystal mixture. Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese 2011, 32(6): 1407-1411.
 Xiaotao Wang, Shuguang Bi, Haiyan Peng, Yonggui Liao, Xiaolin Xie*. Phase behaviors of liquid crystals under confined conditions. (I) Effects of different physical confinements. Journal of Functional Materials 2011, 42(9): 1543-1546+1550.
 Xiaotao Wang, Shuguang Bi, Haiyan Peng, Yonggui Liao, Xiaolin Xie*. Phase behaviors of liquid crystals under confined conditions. (II) Effects of some chemical confinements. Journal of Functional Materials 2011, 42(11): 1927-1930.
 Xiao-Tao Wang, Ying-Kui Yang, Zhi-Fang Yang, Xing-Ping Zhou, Yong-Gui Liao*, Chen-Chen Lv, Feng-Chih Chang, Xiao-Lin Xie*. Thermal properties and liquid crystallinity of side-chain azobenzene copolymer containing pendant polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxanes. Journal of Thermal Analysis Calorimetry 2010, 102(2): 739-744.
 Xiaotao Wang, Yingkui Yang, Zhifang Yang, Yonggui Liao*, Wei Zhang, Xiaolin Xie*. Synthesis and photo-responsive behaviors of hollow polyazobenzene micro-spheres. Chinese Science Bulletin 2010, 55(30): 3441-3447.
 Zhifang Yang, Xiaotao Wang, Yingkui Yang, Yonggui Liao, Yen Wei*, Xiaolin Xie*. Synthesis of electroactive tetraaniline-PEO-tetraaniline triblock copolymer and its self-assembled vesicle with acidity response. Langmuir 2010, 26(12): 9386-9392.
 Jichun You, Yonggui Liao, Yongfeng Men, Tongfei Shi*, and Lijia An*. Film thickness dependence of phase separation and dewetting behaviors in PMMA/SAN blend films. Langmuir 2010, 26(18): 14530–14534.
 Jichun You, Shanshan Hu, Yonggui Liao, Kaixu Song, Yongfeng Men, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An*. Composition effect on dewetting of ultrathin films of miscible polymer blend. Polymer 2009, 50: 4745-4752.
 Shin Horiuchi*, Yonggui Liao, Toshiaki Ougizawa. Study of polymer interface and adhesion by energy-filtering TEM and high-resolution SEM. Kobunshi Ronbunshu 2008, 65(1): 58-66.
 Shin Horiuchi*, Ayumi Nakagawa, Yonggui Liao, Toshiaki Ougizawa. Interfacial entanglement between glassy polymers investigated by nanofractography with high-resolution scanning electron microscopy. Macromolecules 2008, 41(21): 8063-8071.
 Jichun You, Tongfei Shi*, Yonggui Liao, Xinglin Li, Zhaohui Su*, Lijia An*. Temperature dependence of surface composition and morphology in polymer blend film. Polymer 2008, 49: 4456-4461.
 Yonggui Liao, Jichun You, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An*. Phase behavior and dewetting for polymer blend films studied by In Situ AFM and XPS: From thin to ultrathin Films. Langmuir 2007, 23(21): 11107-11111.
 Yonggui Liao, Ayumi Nakagawa, Shin Horiuchi*, Toshiaki Ougizawa. Interdiffusion at Homopolymer / Random Copolymer Interfaces Investigated by Energy-Filtering Transmission Electron Microscopy. Macromolecules 2007, 40(22), 7966-7972.
 Yonggui Liao, Shin Horiuchi*, Jun Nunoshige, Haruo Akaboshi, Mitsuru Ueda. Reaction-induced phase decomposition of thermoset/thermoplastic blends investigated by energy filtering transmission electron microscopy. Polymer 2007, 48(13): 3749-3758.
 Shin Horiuchi*, Dehui Yin, Yonggui Liao, Toshiaki Ougizawa. Study of adhesion and fracture of polymer laminates by imaging of interfaces. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2007, 28, 915-921.
 Jun Nunoshige*, Haruo Akahoshi, Yonggui Liao, Shin Horiuchi, Yuji Shibasaki, Mitsuru Ueda. Mechanical and dielectric properties of a new polymer blend composed of 1,2-bis(vinylphenyl)ethane and thermosetting poly(phenylene ether) copolymer obtained from 2,6-dimethylphenol and 2-allyl-6-methylphenol. Polymer Journal 2007, 39(8), 828-833.
 Yonggui Liao, Zhaohui Su, Jichun You, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An*. Dewetting and phase behaviors for ultrathin films of polymer blend. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2006, 27(5): 351–355.
 Jae-Young Lee, Yonggui Liao, Ritsuko Nagahata, Shin Horiuchi*. Effect of metal nanoparticles prepared by a one-step dry process. Polymer 2006, 47: 7970-7979.
 Teruaki Hayakawa, Raita Goseki, Masa-aki Kakimoto, Masatoshi Tokita, Junji Watanabe, Yonggui Liao, Shin Horiuchi. Self-assembled lamellar nanostructures of wholly aromatic rod-rod-type block molecules. Organic Letters 2006, 8(24): 5453-5456.
 Yonggui Liao, Zhaohui Su, Xianggui Ye, Yunqi Li, Jichun You, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An*. Kinetics of surface phase separation for PMMA/SAN thin films studied by in situ atomic force microscopy. Macromolecules 2005, 38(2): 211-215. (Top 20 most-accessed articles January-June, 2005)
 Yonggui Liao, Jichun You, Xue Li, Zhaoyan Sun, Tongfei Shi*, Lijia An. Annealing and quasi-quenching processes of phase-separated PMMA/SAN thin film studied by in situ AFM with hot stage. Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities-Chinese 2005, 26(9): 1777-1779.
 Jintao Zhu, Junchai Zhao, Yonggui Liao, Wei Jiang*. Multiscale dewetting of triblock copolymer thin film induced by solvent vapor. The Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 2005, 43(20): 2874-2884.
 Jintao Zhu, Yonggui Liao, Wei Jiang*. Ring-shaped morphology of "crew-cut" aggregates from ABA amphiphilic triblock copolymer in a dilute solution. Langmuir 2004, 20 (9): 3809-3812.
 Gangyao Wen, Xue Li, Yonggui Liao, Lijia An*. Surface phase separations of PMMA/SAN blends investigated by atomic force microscopy. Polymer 2003, 44 (14): 4035-4045.
 Zhijun Gu*, Yonggui Liao, Zhigang Zhang, Qilong Guo, Fangteng Su. Raman spectroscopic study on mechanism of aluminum triphosphate pigment. Electrochemistry 2002, 8(1): 32-39.
 Zhijun Gu*, Yonggui Liao, Zhigang Zhang, Qilong Guo, Fangteng Su, Wenyun Wu, Yanzhen Chen. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy study on A3 steel in anti-corrosive pigment extract solution. Electrochemistry 2001, 7(3): 345-350.
 Yonggui Liao, Zhijun Gu*, Zhigang Zhang, Qilong Guo, Fangteng Su. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy studies on inhibitive performance of aluminum triphosphate pigment. Electrochemistry 2001, 7(1): 126-131.
 Zhigang Zhang*, Zhijun Gu, Yonggui Liao, Qilong Guo, Fangteng Su, Yanzhen Chen. Studies of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy on coated steel with artificial defect. Electrochemistry 2000, 6(4): 473-477.
· First Prize of Jilin Province Natural Science Award (rank 3rd), 2013, Jilin Province Office of Science and Technology
·Huazhong Scholar Award, 2012, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
·New Century Excellent Talents (NCET), 2011, Ministry of Education
·Distinguished Graduate Student Supervisor, 2011, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
·Chu-Tian Scholar Award, 2009, Hubei Province Office of Education
·Polymer Physics for Undergraduates
·Multi-phase and Multi-component Polymers for Graduates
·Comprehensive Experiment for Undergraduates