Prof. Dr. Liangbin Li

National Synchrotron Radiation Lab,

CAS Key Lab of Softmatter Chemistry,

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering,

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China,





Research Interests

1. Developing in-situ time and spatial resolved techniques based on synchrotronradiation;

2. Studying the structural evolution kinetics and dynamics of soft matters;

3. Developing oriented polymer film and membrane for energy, optical and package applications.




Ph D                     2000   Sichuan University, China, Polymer Physics

Master degree      1997  Chengdu University of Science and Technology, ChinaAtomic and Molecular Physics

Bachelor degree    1994   Sichuan Normal University, ChinaPhysics



Working Experiences

2006-          Professor in National Synchrotron Radiation Lab,

                    University of Science and Technology of China


2004-2006  Materials Scientist, Unilever Food and Health Research Institute


2003-2004  Postdoc at Nano Structured Materials, Faculty of Applied Sciences,

                    Technological University of Delft  (

2000-2003   Postdoc at AMOLF, group “order/disorder in soft matter”  




Academic and Social Part-time

1. Associate Editor, Macromolecules

2. Standing Director, Polymer Materials Branch of China Materials Society

3. Member, National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Academic Committee

4. Member, Academic Committee of Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Physics

5. Member, Academic Committee of Guangdong Key Laboratory of Soft Condensed Matter Physics

6. Member,  Academic Committee of the Key Laboratory of Neutron Physics, China Academy of Engineering Physics

7. Member, Time-Resolved Ultra Small Angle X-Ray Line Station Expert Working Group of SSRF 

8. Member, The 14th review expert group of the Department of Engineering and Materials of the National Natural Science Foundation of China

9. Editorial Board, Polymer Materials Science and Engineering and Chinese Journal of Polymer Science

10. Independent Director, Guofeng Plastic Industry and Tongfeng Electronics

Selected Publications:

1. Kunpeng Cui, Zhe Ma, Nan Tian, Fengmei Su, Dong Liu, Liangbin Li. Multiscale and Multistep Ordering of Flow-Induced Nucleation of Polymers [J].Chemical Reviews 2018, 118 (4): 1840-1886.


2. Yuanfei Lin, Xueyu Li, Lengpu Meng, Xiaowei Chen, Fei Lv, Qianlei Zhang, Rui Zhang, Liangbin Li. Structural Evolution of Hard-Elastic Isotactic Polypropylene Film during Uniaxial Tensile Deformation: The Effect of Temperature [J].Macromolecules 2018, 51 (7): 2690-2705.


3. Fucheng Tian, Xiaoliang Tang, Tingyu Xu, Junsheng Yang, Chun Xie, Liangbin Li, Nonlinear stability and dynamics of nonisothermal film casting,Journal of Rheology, 2018, 62(1): 49-61.


4. Qianlei Zhang, Rui Zhang, Lingpu Meng, Youxin Ji, Fengmei Su, Yuanfei Lin, Xueyu Li, Xiaowei Chen, Fei Lv, Liangbin Li, Stretch-induced structural evolution of poly (vinyl alcohol) film in water at different temperatures: An in-situ synchrotron radiation small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering study,Polymer (United Kingdom), 2018, 142: 233-243


5. Rui Zhang, Qianlei Zhang, Youxin Ji, Fengmei Su, Lingpu Meng, Zeming Qi, Yuanfei Lin, Xueyu Li, Xiaowei Chen, Fei Lv, Liangbin Li, Stretch-induced complexation reaction between poly(vinyl alcohol) and iodine: An: in situ synchrotron radiation small- and wide-angle X-ray scattering study,Soft Matter, 2018, 14(13): 2535-2546


6. Fei Lv, Xiaowei Chen, Caixia Wan, Fengmei Su, Youxin Ji, Yuanfei Lin, Xueyu Li, Liangbin Li. Deformation of Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Polyethylene Precursor Fiber: Crystal Slip with or without MeltingMacromolecules. 2017, 50(17):6385-6395.


7. Zhen Wang, Fengmei Su, Youxing Ji, Haoran Yang, Nan Tian, Jiarui Chang, Lingpu Meng, Liangbin Li. Transition from chain-to crystal-network in extension induced crystallization of isotactic polypropylene [J].Journal of Rheology 2017, 61 (4): 589-599.


8. Xueyu Li, Yuanfei Lin, Fengmei Su, Xiaowei Chen, Wenhua Zhang, Fei Lv, Lingpu Meng, Qianlei Zhang, Liangbin Li. Mechanical energy and thermal effect controlled micropore nucleation and growth mechanism in oriented high density polyethylenePolymer. 2017, 133:240-249.


9. Shenghui Wei, Weiheng Huang, Fengmei Su, Xiaoliang Tang, Ningdong Huang, Liangbin Li, Lyotropic meso-phase behavior of supra-molecular nanotubes with helical charge distribution,Soft Matter, 2017, 13(19): 3475-3479


10. Junsheng Yang, Xiaoliang Tang, Zhen Wang, Tingyu Xu, Fucheng Tian, Youxin Ji, Liangbin Li, Coupling between intra- and inter-chain orderings in flow-induced crystallization of polyethylene: A non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulation study,Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017, 146(1): 014901


11. Lixian Song, Zhen Wang, Xiaoliang Tang, Liang Chen, Pinzhang Chen, Qingxi Yuan, Liangbin Li. Visualizing the Toughening Mechanism of Nanofiller with 3D X-ray Nano-CT: Stress-Induced Phase Separation of Silica Nanofiller and Silicone Polymer Double Networks.Macromolecules. 2017, 50(18):7249-7257.


12. Xiaoliang Tang, Junsheng Yang, Tingyu Xu, Fucheng Tian, Chun Xie, Liangbin Li. Local structure order assisted two-step crystal nucleation in polyethylene.Physical Review Materials. 2017, 1(7)


13. Zhen Wang, Jianzhu Ju, Lingpu Meng, Nan Tian, Jiarui Chang, Haoran Yang, Youxin Ji, Fengmei Su, Liangbin Li, Structural and morphological transitions in extension-induced crystallization of poly(1-butene) melt,Soft Matter, 2017, 13(19): 3639-3648


14. Xiaowei Chen, Fei Lv, Fengmei Su, Youxin Ji, Lingpu Meng, Caixia Wan, Yuanfei Lin, Xueyu Li, Liangbin Li. Deformation mechanism of iPP under uniaxial stretching over a wide temperature range: An in-situ synchrotron radiation SAXS/WAXS study.Polymer. 2017, 118(2):12-21.


15. Fengmei Su, Youxin Ji, Lingpu Meng, Zhen Wang, Zeming Qi, Jiarui Chang, Jianzhu Ju, Liangbin Li. Coupling of Multiscale Orderings during Flow-Induced Crystallization of Isotactic Polypropylene.Macromolecules. 2017, 50(5):1991-1997.


16. Zhen Wang, Zhe Ma, and Liangbin Li*,Flow-Induced Crystallization of Polymers: Molecular and Thermodynamic Considerations.Macromolecules, 2016, 491505-1517.


17. Zhen Wang, Jianzhu Ju, Junsheng Yang, Zhe Ma, Dong Liu, Kunpeng Cui, Haoran Yang, Jiarui Chang, Ningdong Huang, Liangbin Li*,The non-equilibrium phase diagrams of flow-induced crystallization and melting of polyethylene,Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 32968.


18. Youxin Ji, Fengmei Su, Kunpeng Cui, Ningdong Huang*, Zeming Qi, and Liangbin Li*,Mixing Assisted Direct Formation of Isotactic Poly(1-butene) Form I’ Crystals from Blend Melt of Isotactic Poly(1-butene)/Polypropylene.Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 1761-1769.


19.  Kunpeng Cui, Zhe Ma, Zhen Wang, Youxin Ji, Dong Liu, Ningdong Huang, Liang Chen, Wenhua Zhang*, and Liangbin Li*,Kinetic Process of Shish Formation: From Stretched Network to Stabilized Nuclei,Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 5276-5285.


20. Kunpeng Cui, Dong Liu, Youxin Ji, Ningdong Huang, Zhe Ma, Zhen Wang, Fei Lv, Haoran Yang, Liangbin Li*,Nonequilibrium Nature of Flow-Induced Nucleation in Isotactic Polypropylene,Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 694−699.


21. Weiming Zhou, Lingpu Meng, Jie Lu, Zhen Wang, Wenhua Zhang, Ningdong Huang, Liang Chen*, and Liangbin Li*,Inducing uniform single-crystal like orientation in natural rubber with constrained uniaxial stretch,Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5044-5052.


22. Liang Chen, Weiming Zhou, Jie Lu, Jing Li, Wenhua Zhang, Ningdong Huang, Lihui Wu, and Liangbin Li*,Unveiling Reinforcement and Toughening Mechanism of Filler Network in Natural Rubber with Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Nano-Computed Tomography,Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 7923-7928.


23. Yuanfei Lin, Lingpu Meng, Lihui Wu, Xueyu Li, Xiaowei Chen, Qianlei Zhang, Rui Zhang, Wenhua Zhang*, and Liangbin Li*,A semi-quantitative deformation model for pore formation in isotactic polypropylene microporous membrane,Polymer,2015, 80, 214-227.


24. Dong Liu, Nan Tian, Ningdong Huang, Kunpeng Cui, Zhen Wang, Tingting Hu, Haoran Yang, Xiangyang Li, and Liangbin Li*, Extension-Induced Nucleation under Near-Equilibrium Conditions:The Mechanism on the Transition from Point Nucleus to Shish,Macromolecules,2014, 47, 6813-6823.


25. Kunpeng Cui, Lingpu Meng, Youxin Ji, Jing Li, Shanshan Zhu, Xiangyang Li, Nan Tian, Dong Liu, and Liangbin Li*,Extension-Induced Crystallization of Poly(ethylene oxide) Bidisperse Blends: An Entanglement Network Perspective,Macromolecules,2014, 47, 677-686.


26. Fengmei Su, Weiming Zhou, Xiangyang Li*, Youxin Ji, Kunpeng Cui, Zeming Qi, and Liangbin Li*,  Flow-Induced Precursors of Isotactic Polypropylene: An in Situ Time and Space Resolved Study with Synchrotron Radiation Scanning Xray Microdiffraction,Macromolecules,2014, 47, 4408-4416.


27. Peter C. Roozemond, Zhe Ma, Kunpeng Cui, Liangbin Li, and Gerrit W. M. Peters*,Multimorphological Crystallization of Shish-Kebab Structures in Isotactic Polypropylene: Quantitative Modeling of Parent−Daughter Crystallization Kinetics,Macromolecules,2014, 47, 5152-5162.


28.Jing Li, Hailong Li, Lingpu Meng, Xiangyang Li, Liang Chen*, Wei Chen, Weiming Zhou, Zeming Qi, Liangbin Li*,In-situ FTIR Imaging on the Plastic Deformation of iPP Thin Films.Polymer,2014, 55, 1103-1107.


29. Dong Liu, Nan Tian, Kunpeng Cui, Weiqing Zhou, Xiangyang Li, and Liangbin Li*,Correlation between Flow-induced Nucleation Morphologies and Strain in Polyethylene: From un-correlated point nuclei, Scaffold-network, Micro-shish to Shish,Macromolecules,2013, 46, 3435-3443.


30. Nan Tian, Dong Liu, Xiangyang Li, Zhen Wang, Shanshan Zhu, Kunpeng Cui, Weiqing Zhou and Liangbin Li*,Relaxation propelled long period change in the extension induced crystallization of polyethylene oxide,Soft matter, 2013, 9, 10759–10767.


31. Weiqing Zhou, Kunpeng Cui, Nan Tian, Dong Liu, Yanping Liu, Lingpu Meng, Xiangyang Li, Jie He, Liangbin Li*, Xiuhong Li, Feng Tian.Disentanglement decelerating flow-induced nucleation,Polymer, 2013,54(2),942-947


32. Fengmei Su, Xiangyang Li, Weiming Zhou, Shanshan Zhu, Youxin Ji, Zhen Wang, Zeming Qi, Liangbin Li*,Direct formation of PB-1 form I from memorized melt,Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 7399-7409


33. Xiangyang Li, Fengmei Su, Youxin Ji, Nan Tian, Jie Lu, Zhen Wang, Zeming Qi, Liangbin Li*,Influence of the memory effect of a mesophorphic isotactic polypropylene melt on crystallization behavior,Soft matter, 2013, 9, 8579-8588.


34. Hailong Li, Weiming Zhou, Youxin Ji, Zhihua Hong, Bing Miao, Xiangyang Li, Jing Zhang, Zeming Qi, Xiao Wang, Liangbin Li*, Zhongming Li*.Spatial distribution of crystal orientation in neck propagation: An in-situ microscopic infrared imaging study on polyethylene,Polymer, 2013, 54(2), 972-979


35. Shanshan Zhu, Zhen Wang, Fengmei Su, Weiqing Zhou, Nan Tian, Xiangyang Li, Liangbin Li*,The influence of inertia and elastic retraction on flow-induced crystallization of isotactic polypropylene,Journal of Rheology,2013, 57, 1281.


36. Yuanhua Cong, Zhihua Hong, Weiming Zhou, Wei Che, Fengmei Su , Hailong Li, Xiangyang Li, Kang Yang, Xianhan Yu, Zeming Qi, Liangbin Li*.Conformational Ordering on the Growth Front of Isotactic Polypropylene Spherulite,Macromolecules, 2012, 45(21), 8674-8680.


37. Kunpeng Cui, Lingpu Meng, Nan Tian, Weiqing Zhou, Yanping Liu, Zhen Wang, Jie He, Liangbin Li*.Self-Acceleration of Nucleation and Formation of Shish in Extension-Induced Crystallization with Strain Beyond Fracture,Macromolecules, 2012, 45(13), 5477−5486


38. Yanping Liu, Kunpeng Cui, Nan Tian, Weiqing Zhou, Lingpu Meng, Liangbin Li*, Zhe Ma, Xiaolin Wang.Stretch-Induced Crystal-Crystal Transition of Polybutene-1: An in-Situ Synchrotron Radiation Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering Study,Macromolecules, 2012, 45(6), 2764-2772.


39. Zhihua Hong, Yuanhua Cong, Zeming Qi, Hailong Li, Weiqing Zhou, Wei Chen, Xiao Wang, Yingui Zhou, Liangbin Li*.Studying deformation behavior of a single spherulite with in-situ infrared microspectroscopic imaging,Polymer, 2012, 53(2): 640-647


40. Nan Tian, Weiqing Zhou, Kunpeng Cui, Yanping Liu, Yuyue Fang, Yingui Zhou, Liangbao Liu, Liangbin Li*,Extension flow induced crystallization of polyethylene oxide,Macromolecules, 2011, 44(19): 7704–7712


41. Yuanhua Cong, Liu H, Wang DL, Baijin Zhao, Tinzi Yan, Liangbin Li*, Wei Chen, Zhiyuang Zhong, Ming-Champ Lin, Hsin-Lung Chen, Chuanlu Yang,Stretch-induced crystallization through single molecular force generating mechanismMacromolecules, 201144(15)5878-5882


42. Yuyue Fang, Guanglin Wang, Nan Tian, Xiao Wang, Xiangyang Zhu, Panpan Lin, Guanglei Ma, Liangbin Li*,Shear inhomogeneity in poly(ethylene oxide) melts,Journal of Rheology, 2011, 55 (5): 939-949  


43. Tingzi Yan, Baijin Zhao, Yuanhua Cong, Yuye Fang, Shiwang Cheng, Liangbin Li*, Guoqiang Pan, Zijian Wang, Xiuhong Li, Fenggang Bian.Critical strain for shish-kebab formation.Macromolecules, 2010, 43(2): 602-605.


44. Yuanhua Cong, Zhihua Hong, Zeming Qi, Weiming Zhou, Hailong Li, Hao Liu, Wei Chen, Xiao Wang, Liangbin Li*.Conformational ordering in growing spherulites of isotactic polypropylene.Macromolecules, 2010, 43(23), 9859-9864.


45. Liangui Bai, Zhihua Hong, Daoliang Wang, Junjun Li, Xiao Wang, Guoqiang Pan, Liangbin Li*, Xiuhong Li.Deformation-induced phase transitions of polyamide 12 in its elastomer segmented copolymers.Polymer, 2010, 51(23), 5604-5611.


46. Daoliang Wang, Chunguang Shao, Baijin Zhao, Liangui Bai, Xiao Wang, Tingzi Yan, Junjun Li, Guoqiang Pan, Liangbin Li*.Deformation-induced phase transitions of polyamide 12 at different temperatures: an in situ wide-angle X-ray scattering study.Macromolecules, 2010, 43(5), 2406-2412.


47. Baijin Zhao, Xiangyang Li, Youju Huang,Yuanhua Cong, Zhe Ma, Chunguang Shao, Haining An, Tinzi Yan, Liangbin Li*.Inducing crystallization of polymer through stretched network.Macromolecules, 2009, 42(5): 1428-1432.


48. Yong Geng, Guanglin Wang, Yuanhua Cong, Liangui Bai, Liangbin Li*, Chuanlu Yang.Shear-induced nucleation and growth of long helices in supercooled isotactic polypropylene. Macromolecules, 2009, 42(13): 4751-4757.


49. Haining An, Xiangyang Li, Yong Geng, Yunlong Wang, Xiao Wang, Liangbin Li, Zhongming Li*, Chuanlu Yang.Shear-induced conformational ordering, relaxation, and crystallization of isotactic polypropylene. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112(39): 12256-12262.


50. Haining An, Baijin Zhao, Zhe Ma, Chunguang Shao, Xiao Wang, Yapeng Fang, Liangbin Li*, Zhongming Li.Shear-induced conformational ordering in the melt of isotactic polypropylene.Macromolecules, 2007, 40(14): 4740-4743.