Received principal research funding from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Education of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation, and Jilin Province, with ca. 400,000 Yuan per year since 2005.
Currently my research is focused on tuning self-assembly structure of polymer-grafted nanoparticles:Polymer-grafted nanoparticles (PGNs) are extremely important building-blocks in self-assembly, since they incorporate unique properties of inorganic nanoparticles with excellent mechanical properties of organic polymers in one system. But the full understanding of the self-assembly mechanism and the fine-tuning of structure and property of PGNs is far from satisfactory. We are trying to combine theoretical/computational and experimental tools and develop new techniques to achieve: