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.

Postdoctoral Associates

Dr. Kai Gu

kg97@uakron.edu

Started in 2023

PhD in Polymer Science

University of Akron

Graduate Students

Wenqiao Zhou

wz37@uakron.edu

PhD student, Polymer Science 

Started in 2021

MS in Polymer Science

University of Akron

Farhin Amin Raha

fr49@uakron.edu

PhD student, Chemistry 

Started in 2022

BS in Pharmacy

Daffodil International University

Undergraduate Students

Ethan Rang

eor3@uakron.edu

Geology/Chemistry

University of Akron

Amy Getz

ag329@uakron.edu

Chemistry/Biochemistry

University of Akron

Alumni

Name Year Degree/Program Next Position

Elise Rezabeck 2022-2023 BS in Biochemistry, UAkron Sherwin-Williams

Lei Liu 2021-2023 Polymer Engineering, UAkron

Shuzhen Liu 2020-2023 MS in Polymer Science, UAkron Chemical Engineering, UAkron

Christina Yu 2022 REU student from UIUC Cornell University

Kehao Ren 2019-2021 MS in Polymer Science, UAkron University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wendong Ren 2019-2021 MS in Polymer Science, UAkron University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Harsh Patel 2019-2020 BS in Chemistry, UAkron R&D Chemist at Quanex

Jian Bao 2019-2020 SVSM high school research program