Group Members


Principle Investigator

Dr. 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

Curriculum Vitae


Graduate Students

Kai Gu

Ph.D. Student

Department of Polymer Science

Email: kg97@zips.uakron.edu

Office: 930 GDYR

B.S. in Chemistry, Wuhan University

Wendong Ren

Master Student

Department of Polymer Science

Email: wr22@zips.uakron.edu

Office: 930 GDYR

B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering, BUCT

Wenqiao Zhou

Master Student

Department of Polymer Science

Email: wz37@zips.uakron.edu

Office: 930 GDYR

B.S. in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Shenzhen University

Kehao Ren

AMP Student

Department of Polymer Science

Email: kr140@zips.uakron.edu

Office: 930 GDYR

Polymer Science and Engineering, Sichuan University

High School Students

Jian Bao, St.Vincent-St.Mary High School