Phone: 86-158-2706-9807

Email: cailihuang@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Polymer Chemistry & Physics

A polymer scientist, Caili Huang is the Full Professor at School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology. His research spans polymer chemistry, polymer physics, colloid & interface science, soft matter, and chemistry of materials. His research program focuses on the structuring liquids with far-from non-equilibrium and bicontinuous shapes using polymer-nanoparticle surfactants, and is devoted to understanding the physical chemistry of interfacial jamming behavior. He is widely published in the leading scholarly journals in chemistry and materials, including Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Angewante Chemie International Edition, Nano Letters, and Lagmuir.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Polymer Chemistry & Physics, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University


BS, 2010, College of Chemistry, Sichuan University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST)


Postdoctoral Research Associate, Polymer Science & Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst/Neutron Scattering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Visiting PhD student, Polymer Science & Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst/Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Courses Taught

1.Green Polymers (for undergraduate student)

2.Experimental Organic Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

Awards and Honors

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China

Selected Publications

[1] Wen-Qiang Yuan; Gan-Lin Liu; Caili Huang*; Yi-Dong Li; Jian-Bing Zeng*; Highly stretchable, recyclable, and fast room temperature self-healable biobased elastomers using polycondensation, Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 9847-9858.

[2] Wan-Jie Si; Hao Zhang; Yi-Dong Li; Caili Huang*; Yun-Xuan Weng;

Jian-Bing Zeng*; Highly toughened and heat resistant poly(l-lactide)/poly(ε-caprolactone) blends via engineering balance between kinetics and thermodynamics of phasic morphology with stereocomplex crystallite , Composites Part B: Engineering, 2020, 197, 108155.

[3] Mingxin Zhang; Yuyan Lai; Mu Li; Tao Hong; Weiyu Wang; Haitao Yu; Lengwan Li; Qianjie Zhou; Yubin Ke; Xiaozhi Zhan; Tao Zhu; Caili Huang*;

Panchao Yin*; The microscopic structure-property relationship of metal-organic polyhedron nanocomposites , Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2019, 58: 17412-17417.

[4] Caili Huang, Yu Chai, Yufeng Jiang, Joe Forth, Paul D. Ashby, Matthias M.L. Arras, Kunlun Hong, Gregory S. Smith, Pacnhao Yin*, Thomas P. Russell*. The Interfacial Assembly of Polyoxometalate Nanoparticle Surfactants. Nano Letters, 2018, 18, 2525-2529.

[5] Caili Huang, Joe Forth, Weiyu Wang, Kunlun Hong, Gregory S. Smith, Brett Helms, Thomas P. Russell*. Bicontinuous structured liquids with sub-micrometre domains using nanoparticle surfactants. Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 1060-1063. 

[6] Caili Huang, Mengmeng Cui, Zhiwei Sun, Feng Liu, Brett Helms*, Thomas P. Russell*. Self-Regulated Nanoparticle Assembly at Liquid/Liquid Interfaces: A Route to Adaptive Structuring of Liquids. Langmuir, 2017, 33, 7994-8001.

[7] Caili Huang, Zhiwei Sun, Mengmeng Cui, Feng Liu, Brett Helms*, Thomas P. Russell*. Structured Liquids with pH-Triggered Reconfigurability. Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 6612-6618.

[8] Cai-Li Huang, Jian-Bing Zeng, Ling Jiao, Ke-Ke Yang*. Nonisothermal crystallization behaviors of biodegradable double crystalline poly (butylene succinate)/poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock copolymers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2014, 131, 40940.

[9] Cai-Li Huang, Ling Jiao, Jian-Bing Zeng, Jing-Jing Zhang, Ke-Ke Yang*, Yu-Zhong Wang*. Fractional crystallization and homogeneous nucleation of confined PEG microdomains in PBS-PEG multiblock copolymers. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2013, 117: 10665-10676.

[10] Cai-Li Huang, Man-Jie He, Meng Huo, Lan Du, Zong Zhan, Cheng-Jie Fan, Ke-Ke Yang*, In-Joo Chin, Yu-Zhong Wang*. A facile method to produce PBS-PEG/CNTs nanocomposites with controllable electro-induced shape memory effect. Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4: 3987-3997.

[11] Cai-Li Huang, Ling Jiao, Jian-Bing Zeng, Mei Zhang, Li-Ping Xiao, Ke-Ke Yang*, Yu-Zhong Wang*. Crystallization behavior and morphology of double crystalline poly(butylene succinate)-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock copolymers. Polymer, 2012, 53: 3780-3790.

[12] Cai-Li Huang, Ling Jiao, Jing-Jing Zhang, Jian-Bing Zeng, Ke-Ke Yang*, Yu-Zhong Wang*. Poly(butylene succinate)-poly(ethylene glycol) multiblock copolymer: synthesis, structure, properties and shape memory performance. Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 3: 800-808.

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