Quan Li is Distinguished Chair Professor and Director of Institute of Advanced Materials at Southeast University. He is the Honorary Editor-in-Chief of "Chinese Journal of Liquid Crystals and Displays". He held appointments in USA, Germany, and France. Li received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, where he was promoted to a Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry in February 1998. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been elected as a member of the European Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. His current research interest spans from stimuli-responsive smart soft matter, advanced photonics, and optoelectronic materials for energy harvesting and energy saving to functional biocompatible materials and nanoparticles to nanoengineering and device fabrication. ...
Our current research focuses on molecular design, synthesis and characterization of novel advanced materials, and synthesis and self-assembly of well-defined molecular structures on a nanometer length scale. Such materials include nature inspired light-harvesting materials, fast switching optoelectronic response materials, light-driven chiral molecular switches or motors, 1D and 3D photonic crystals, water-soluble and organo-soluble functionalized isotropic and anisotropic hybrid gold nanoparticles, muti-functional metal nanocomposites, functional organogels, shape-persistent molecules, liquid crystal monomers and their networks, functional carbon nanotubes and graphenes, elastomers, functional supramolecular polymers,and biologically active synthetic and natural compounds, all of which offer tremendous new possibility in applications such as renewable solar energy, photodisplay, dynamic photonics, intelligent energy saving devices, AFM molecular tips, sens...
Our Focus Our Research Focus: Design, Synthesis and Applications of Advanced Smart Materials
Institute of Advanced Materials, Southeast University Nanjing 211189, China