PENG Haiyan

Associate Professor

Phone: (027) 87792312

Email: hypeng@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Polymer Chemistry and Physics

His current research interests focus on holographic polymer nanocomposites, photopolymerization and photorheology.

Academic Degrees


Joint PhD Student, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States


PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


BS in Applied Chemistry, Huazhong University of Science & Technology

Professional Experience


Associate Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


Research Associate, City University of Hong Kong


Assistant Professor, Guangzhou Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Courses Taught

1.Polymer Physics, Polymer Chemistry Experiments (for undergraduate student)

2.Contemporary Polymer Chemistry (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


Early Career Award for Outstanding Research, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award in Hubei Province


Young Researcher Award in Rheology, the Chinese Society of Rheology

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (52073108, 51773073, 51503045)

Selected Publications

[1]Zhao XY, Zhao Y, Li MD, Li ZA, Peng HY*, Xie T, Xie XL*. Efficient 3D printing via photooxidation of ketocoumarin based photopolymerization. Nat. Commun. 2021.  

[2]Zhao Y, Zhao XY, Li MD, Li ZA, Peng HY*, Xie XL. Crosstalk-free patterning of cooperative-thermoresponse images by the synergy of the AIEgen with the liquid crystal. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 10066-10072.

[3]Hu YX#, Hao XT#, Xu L*, Xie XL, Xiong BJ, Hu ZB, Sun HT, Yin GQ, Li XP, Peng HY*, Yang HB*. Construction of supramolecular liquid-crystalline metallacycles for holographic storage of colored images. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6285-6294.

[4]Luo W, Ni ML*, Zhou XP, Peng HY*, Xie XL. Holographic polymer nanocomposites with both high diffraction efficiency and bright upconversion emission by incorporating liquid crystals and core-shell structured upconversion nanoparticles. Compos. Pt. B-Eng. 2020, 199, 108290.

[5]Yu RH#, Li SB#, Chen GN, Zuo C, Zhou BH, Ni ML, Peng HY*, Xie XL, Xue ZG*. Lithium-ion batteries: Monochromatic “photoinitibitor”-mediated holographic photopolymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries. Adv. Sci. 2019, 6, 1900205.

[6]Chen GN, Ni ML, Peng HY*, Huang FH, Liao YG, Wang MK, Zhu JT, Roy VAL, Xie XL*. Photoinitiation and inhibition under monochromatic green light for storage of colored 3D images in holographic polymer dispersed liquid crystals. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 1810-1819.

[7]Ni ML, Peng HY*, Liao YG, Yang ZF, Xue ZG, Xie XL*. 3D image storage in photopolymer/ZnS nanocomposites tailored by “photoinitibitor”. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2958-2966.

[8]Peng HY, Nair DP, Kowalski BA, Xi WX, Gong T, Wang C, Cole M, Cramer NB, Xie XL, McLeod RR, Bowman CN*. High performance graded rainbow holograms via two-stage sequential orthogonal thiol–click chemistry. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2306-2315.

[9]Peng HY, Wang C, Xi WX, Kowalski BA, Gong T, Xie XL, Wang WT, Nair DP, McLeod RR, Bowman CN*. Facile image patterning via sequential thiol-Michael/thiol-yne click reactions. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 6819-6826. 

[10]Peng HY, Bi SG, Ni ML, Xie XL*, Liao YG, Zhou XP, Xue ZG, Zhu JT, Wei Y*, Bowman CN, Mai YW. Monochromatic visible light “photoinitibitor”: Janus-faced initiation and inhibition for storage of colored 3D images. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 8855-8858.

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