Members

Principle Investigator

Chunming Liu is a physical and analytical chemist with his primary research interest in studying polymer chemistry and physics at single-molecule level. Before joining the University of Akron, Dr. Liu worked as a research associate with Prof. Peng Chen at Cornell University, where he achieved the first real-time visualization of single polymer chain growth and built expertise on magnetic tweezers and single-molecule fluorescence microscopy. Dr. Liu obtained his PhD in analytical chemistry with Prof. Paul S. Cremer at Texas A&M University, specialized on the development of membrane protein separation method and label-free biosensors based on supported lipid bilayers.

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2012

  • B.S., Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2007

Graduate Students

Kai Gu

kg97@uakron.edu

PhD student, Polymer Science

Started in 2019

B.S. in Chemistry,

Wuhan University

Wenqiao Zhou

wz37@uakron.edu

PhD student, Polymer Science

Started in 2021

M.S. in Polymer Science, UAkron

B.S., Shenzhen University

Lei Liu

ll118@uakron.edu

PhD student, Polymer Science

Started in 2021

M.S. in Polymer Science, UAkron

B.S., Zhengzhou University

Shuzhen Liu

sl237@uakron.edu

MS student, Polymer Science

Started in 2020

B.S. in Composite Materials,

QUST

Undergraduate Students




Alumni

Christina Yu (2022, REU student from UIUC)

Kehao Ren (2019-2021, MS in Polymer Science, UAkron)

Wendong Ren (2019-2021, MS in Polymer Science, UAkron)

Harsh Patel (2019-2020, BS in Chemistry, UAkron)

Jian Bao (2019-2020, high school student, St.Vincent-St.Mary High School)