Assoc. Prof. Hong Liu

State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry
Jilin University

Liu Tiao Road 2#
Changchun, Jilin 130021
E: Email: [email protected]
W: Homepage in Chinese Polymer

Research and Education Experience:

  • Associate Professor in Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, 2012-now
  • Lecturer in Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, 2010–2012
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry in Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Jilin University, 2005–2010
  • B.Sc. in Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, 2001-2005

Researcher ID

Scientific Awards and Recognition:

  • Winner of Hong Kong “Qiu Shi” Postgraduate Award (2008); 
  • Winner of the first “Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars”, College of Chemistry, Jilin University (2009); 
  • Outstanding award of the 24th “Elite Cup” Academic Achievement Contest, Jilin University (2009);
  • Humboldt fellow, Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany). In cooperation with Prof. Florian Müller-Plathe (May 2015-August 2016).

Coordination of Research Projects:

Received principal research funding from National Science Foundation of China, Jilin Province, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

  • National Science Foundation of China (Youth Foundation 21104025): 2011.01-2014.12, RMB 250,000
  • National Science Foundation of China (General Program 21474042): 2015.01-2018.12, RMB 880,000
  • National Science Foundation of China (General Program 21774051): 2018.01-2021.12, RMB 670,000
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (General Program 20110491295): 2011.01-2013.10, RMB30,000
  • China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Special Support 2012T50286): 2011.01-2013.10, RMB150,000
  • Jilin Province Science and Technology Development Plan (20140101096JC): 2014.01-2016.12, RMB80,000
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Deutschland): 2015.05-2016.08


  1. H. Liu, H.-J. Qian, Y. Zhao, Z.-Y. Lu, "Dissipative particle dynamics simulation study on the binary mixture phase separation coupled with polymerization.", Journal of Chemical Physics, 2007, 127(14): 144903.
  2. H. Liu, Y.-H. Xue, H.-J. Qian, Z.-Y. Lu, C.-C. Sun, "A practical method to avoid bond crossing in two-dimensional dissipative particle dynamics simulations.", Journal of Chemical Physics, 2008, 129(2): 024902.
  3. H. Liu, M. Li, Z. Y. Lu, Z. G. Zhang, C. C. Sun, "Influence of surface-initiated polymerization rate and initiator density on the properties of polymer brushes.", Macromolecules, 2009, 42(7): 2863-2872.
  4. Y.-C. Li, H. Liu, X.-R. Huang, C.-C. Sun, "Evaporation- and surface-induced morphology of symmetric diblock copolymer thin films: a multibody dissipative particle dynamics study.", Molecular Simulation, 2011, 37(10): 875-883.
  5. H. Liu, M. Li, Z. Y. Lu, Z. G. Zhang, C. C. Sun, T. Cui, "Multiscale simulation study on the curing reaction and the network structure in a typical epoxy system.", Macromolecules, 2011, 44(21): 8650-8660.
  6. H. Liu, Z. Lu, "A study of chemical reactions in coarse-grained simulations.", Frontiers of Chemistry in China, 2011, 6(4): 300-309.
  7. J.-M. Zhang, H. Li, H. Liu, C.-C. Sun, "Dissipative particle dynamics simulation study on controlling molecular weight distribution in emulsion polymerization.", Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, 2011, 10(5): 615-628.
  8. B. Li, Y. L. Zhu, H. Liu, Z. Y. Lu, "Brownian dynamics simulation study on the self-assembly of incompatible star-like block copolymers in dilute solution.", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, 14(14): 4964-4970.
  9. H. Liu, Y. L. Zhu, J. Zhang, Z. Y. Lu, Z. Y. Sun, "Influence of grafting surface curvature on chain polydispersity and molecular weight in concave surface-initiated polymerization.", Acs Macro Letters, 2012, 1(11): 1249-1253.
  10. Y. L. Zhu, H. Liu, Z. Y. Lu, "A highly coarse-grained model to simulate entangled polymer melts.", Journal of Chemical Physics, 2012, 136(14): 144903.
  11. H. M. Gao, H. Liu, Z. Y. Lu, Z. Y. Sun, L. J. An, "The structures of thin layer formed by microphase separation of grafted Y-shaped block copolymers in solutions.", Journal of Chemical Physics, 2013, 138(22): 224905.
  12. Y.-H. Xue, Y.-L. Zhu, W. Quan, F.-H. Qu, C. Han, J.-T. Fan, H. Liu, "Polymer-grafted nanoparticles prepared by surface-initiated polymerization: the characterization of polymer chain conformation, grafting density and polydispersity correlated to the grafting surface curvature.", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15(37): 15356-15364.
  13. B. Liu, D. Liu, Y.-H. Xue, H. Liu, "The thermosetting resin prepared by curing reaction of typical soybean oil and properties of the product network structures: a multiscale simulation study.", Molecular Simulation, 2014, 40(4): 285-294.
  14. Y.-H. Xue, W. Quan, F.-H. Qu, H. Liu, "Conformation of polydispersed chains grafted on nanoparticles.", Molecular Simulation, 2014, 41(4): 298-310.
  15. H.-W. Pei, H. Liu, Z.-Y. Lu, Y.-L. Zhu, "Tuning surface wettability by designing hairy structures.", Physical Review E, 2015, 91(2): 020401.
  16. D. Xu, H. Liu, Y.-H. Xue, Y.-B. Sun, "Self-assembly of block copolymers on lithographically patterned template with ordered posts.", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17(47): 31830-31838.
  17. H. Liu, Y.-L. Zhu, Z.-Y. Lu, F. Müller-Plathe, "A kinetic chain growth algorithm in coarse-grained simulations.", Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2016, 37(30): 2634-2646.
  18. H.-W. Pei, H. Liu, Y.-L. Zhu, Z.-Y. Lu, "Understanding the wettability of a hairy surface: effect of hair rigidity and topology.", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2016, 18(28): 18767-18775.
  19. D. Xu, H. Liu, Y.-L. Zhu, Z.-Y. Lu, "Three-dimensional inverse design of nanopatterns with block copolymers and homopolymers.", Nanoscale, 2016, 8(9): 5235-5244.
  20. H.-W. Pei, X.-L. Liu, H. Liu, Y.-L. Zhu, Z.-Y. Lu, "Enhancement of surface nonwettability by grafting loops.", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19(6): 4710-4718.
  21. Y.-H. Xue, W. Quan, X.-L. Liu, C. Han, H. Li, H. Liu, "Dependence of grafted polymer property on the initiator site distribution in surface-initiated polymerization: A Computer Simulation Study.", Macromolecules, 2017, 50(17): 6482-6488.