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Yue Zhao

Professeur, Faculté des sciences

FAC. SCIENCES Chimie

Présentation

Sujet de recherche

Nanomaterials, Polymers, Supramolecules and Autoassembling

Disciplines de recherche

Chemistry

Mots-clés

stimuli-responsive materials, liquid crystals, materials chemistry, molecular self-assembly, polymer chemistry

Intérêts de recherche

Our research interest is to design, synthesize and study new stimuli-responsive polymeric and/or liquid crystalline materials. The explored stimuli include light, pH, temperature, ultrasound, molecules, electric and magnetic fields. Our research aims at making contributions to the advancement of fundamental/conceptual knowledge and to the development of materials useful for health, energy and environment.

Centre de recherche

Centre de recherche du CHUS

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français

Diplômes

(1990). (Post-doctorate, Postdoctorate). Université Laval.

(1987). (Doctorate, Doctorate). Université de Paris VI (P & M Curie).

(1984). (Master's Equivalent, Master - Masters). Université de Paris VI (P & M Curie).

(1982). (Bachelor's, Bachelor).

Expérience académique

Full Professor. (2000-). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Adjunct Professor. (2008-2011). Shanghai Jiao Tong University. China.

Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor. (2007-2010).

Visiting Professor. (2007-2008). University of Massachusetts Amherst. United States.

Visiting Professor. (2007-2007). Tokyo Institute of Technology. Japan.

Associate Professor. (1995-2000). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Visiting professor. (1998-1998). University of Reading. United Kingdom.

Assistant Professor. (1991-1995). Université de Sherbrooke. Canada.

Prix et distinctions

  • (2021) Honorary Guest Professor. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. (Distinction).
  • (2021) Honorary Guest Professor. Southeast University, China. (Distinction).
  • (2018) Senior Visiting Fellow. Fudan University. (Distinction).
  • (2010) Chair Professor of Chang Jiang Scholar. Ministry of Education of China. (Prize / Award).
  • (1987) Merit scholarship for Chinese students. French Government. (Distinction).
  • CNC/IUPAC Travel Award. CNC and IUPAC. (Prize / Award).
  • Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada. CIC. (Distinction).
  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award. CIC. (Prize / Award).
  • Prix du public pour la découverte 2005. Quebec Science. (Prize / Award).

Financement

  • Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. Self-Healing Polymer Coating for High Safety and High-Energy Lithium Metal Batteries. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Quebec Center for Advanced Materials. 20 000 $. (2021-2023)
  • Grant. (Under Review). Co-applicant. µ-FTIR Spectroscopy and Imaging for The Characterization of Biological, Ancient, Modern and Innovative Materials. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Research Tools and Instruments. 149 716 $. (2022-2023)
  • Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Development of New Polymers for Photoalignment of Liquid Crystals. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Team Project. 162 000 $. (2018-2022)
  • Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Soft Fiber Actuators of Liquid Crystal Polymers Prepared through Electrospinning. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Quebec Centre for Advanced Materials. 20 000 $. (2019-2022)
  • Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Advanced stimuli-responsive hybrid polymer materials. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Discovery. 450 000 $. (2016-2022)
  • Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. PYRIDINE: Polymer Big Data Interface. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Initiatives Funds. 2 646 985 $. (2021-2022)
  • Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Gas-switchable and reusable cellulose nanocrystal membrane for active nanofiltration and ultrafiltration. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Idea to Innovation Grants. 60 000 $. (2021-2022)
  • Grant. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Gas-switchable and reusable cellulose nanocrystal membrane for active nanofiltration and ultrafiltration. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Idea to Innovation Grants. 125 000 $. (2020-2021)
  • Grant. (Completed). Principal Applicant. CO2-switchable separation membranes. MITACS. Bourse de formation a la recherche. 6 000 $. (2020-2020)
  • Grant. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Fonds Institutionnel de Recherche de l'Université de Sherbrooke. Université de Sherbrooke. 309 654 $. (2015-2020)
  • Grant. (Under Review). Principal Applicant. New Enzyme-sensitive Polymer Nanovectors for Targeted Drug Delivery. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). 180 000 $. (2017-2020)
  • Grant. (Completed). Co-applicant. A Unique Approach Towards Smart Nano-Catalysts. Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). Quebec Center for Advanced Materials. 20 000 $. (2018-2020)
  • Grant. (Completed). Principal Applicant. Evaluation of The Commercial Potential of Switchable Cellulose Nanocrystals Nano/ Ultrafiltration Membranes. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Idea to Innovation. 14 989 $. (2019-2020)
  • Grant. (Completed). Co-applicant. A novel class of vasoactive nanodevices to enhance drug delivery to the brain. Institut de pharmacologie de Sherbrooke (IPS). 30 000 $. (2017-2018)

Publications

Articles de revue

  • L. Li*, N. Zhou, Y. Zhao. (2021). Azobenzene/Acid Binary Systems for Colorimetric Humidity Sensing with Reversibility, High Sensitivity and Tunable Colors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (Submitted).
  • L. Yin*, T.-F. Miao, X.-X. Cheng, Z.-C. Jiang*, X. Tong, W. Zhang, Y. Zhao. (2021). Chiral Liquid Crystalline Elastomer for Twisting Motion without Preset Alignment of Mesogens. ACS Macro Letters 10 690–696. (Published).
  • Y-Y.. Xiao*, Z.-C. Jiang*, L. Yin*, J. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2021). Chiral deformation reversal of liquid crystal polymer actuators. J. Mater. Chem. C (Accepted).
  • Yaoyu Xiao*, Zhichao Jiang*, Junbo Hou*, Yue Zhao. (2021). Desynchronized Liquid Crystalline Network Actuators with Deformation Reversal Capability. Nature Commun. (Published).
  • Z.-C. Jiang*, Y.-Y. Xiao*, R.-D. Cheng*. J.-B. Hou*, Y. Zhao. (2021). Dynamic Liquid Crystalline Networks for Twisted Fiber and Spring Actuators Capable of Fast Light-Driven Movement with Enhanced Environment Adaptability. Chem. Mater. 33 6541-6552. (Published).
  • Y. Chen*, L. Yin*, F. Ge*, X. Tong, H. Zhang*, Y. Zhao. (2021). Liquid Crystalline Hydrogel with Thermally Induced Reversible Shape Change and Water-triggered Shape Memory. Macromol. Rapid Commun. doi.org/10.1002/marc (Published).
  • J. Xiang*, S. Zhou, J. Lin, J. Wen, Y. Xie, B. Yan*, Q. Yan*, Y. Zhao, F. Shi*, H. Fan. (2021). Low-Power Near-Infrared-Responsive Upconversion Nanovectors. ACS Appllied Materials & Interfaces 13 7094-7101. (Published).
  • J. Jiang*, L. Han*, F. Ge*, X. Tong,* Y. Zhao. (2021). Porous Liquid Crystalline Networks Integrating Hydrogel-Like Actuation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (Submitted).
  • Y. Ge, H. Wang, J. Xue, J. Jiang* Z. Liu, Z. Liu, G. Li*, Y. Zhao. (2021). Programmable Humidity-Responsive Actuation of Polymer Films Enabled by Combining Shape Memory Property and Surface-Tunable Hygroscopicity. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13 38773-38782. (Published).
  • Y. Song, Y. Chen*, H.J. Zhang*, D. Shi, Y. Wang, W. Dong, P. Ma, Y. Zhao. (2021). Use of Quadruple Hydrogen Bonding as the Switching Phase in Thermo- and Light-Responsive Shape Memory Hydrogel. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 3 2884–2888. (Published).
  • L. Yin*, L. Han*, F. Ge*, X. Tong, W. Zhang, A. Soldera, Y. Zhao. (2020). A Novel Side-Chain Liquid Crystal Elastomer Exhibiting Anomalous Reversible Shape Change. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 15129-15134. (Published).
  • L. Dong*, Y. Zhao. (2020). CO2-Switchable Membranes: Structures, Functions, and Separation Applications in Aqueous Medium. J. Mater. Chem. A 8 16738-16746. (Published).
  • Y.-Y. Xiao*, Z.-C. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2020). Liquid Crystal Polymer-Based Soft Robots. Advanced Intelligent Systems (Published).
  • F. Ge*, Y. Zhao. (2020). Microstructured Actuation of Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks. Adv. Func. Mater. 1901890. (Published).
  • A. Auge*, F. Camerel, A. Benoist, Y. Zhao. (2020). Near-Infrared Light-Responsive UCST-Nanogels Using an Efficient Nickel-bis(dithiolene) Photothermal Crosslinker. Polym. Chem. 11 3864-3875. (Published).
  • Q. Zhang, Y. Liu, Z. Xua, Y. Zhao, M. Chakera, D. Ma. (2020). Optimized design and mechanistic understanding of plasmon andupconversion enhanced broadband photocatalysts. Catalysis Today 350 (25-32), (Published).
  • G. Li*, T. Gao, G. Fan, Z.-T. Liu, Z.-W. Liu, J. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2020). Photoresponsive Shape Memory Hydrogels for Complex Deformation and Solvent-Driven Actuation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 6407-6418. (Published).
  • R. Cheng*, G. Li*, L. Fan, J. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2020). Therapeutic iminoboronate-based polymersomes with a Cu(ii)-mediated Fenton reaction-enhanced ROS-response. Chem. Commun. 56 12246-12249. (Published).
  • Z.-C. Jiang*, Y.-Y. Xiao*, L. Yin*, L. Han*, Y. Zhao. (2020). “Self-Lockable” Liquid Crystalline Diels–Alder Dynamic Network Actuators with Room Temperature Programmability and Solution Reprocessability. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 4925-4931. (Published).
  • Y.-Y. Xiao*, Z.-C. Jiang*, X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2019). Biomimetic Locomotion of Electrically Powered "Janus" Soft Robots Using a Liquid Crystal Polymer. Adv. Mater. 1903452. (Published).
  • C. Yin*, L. Dong*, Z. Wang, M. Chen, Y. Wang, Y. Zhao. (2019). CO2-responsive Graphene Oxide Nanofiltration Membranes for Switchable Rejection to Cations and Anions. J. Membrane Sci. 592 117374. (Published).
  • S. Wang, G. Li*, Z.-T. Liu, Z.-W. Liu, J. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2019). Controlled 3D Shape Transformation Activated by Room Temperature Stretching and Release of Flat Polymer Sheet. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11 33. (Published).
  • F. Farnia*, W. Fan*, Y. Dory, Y. Zhao. (2019). Making Nanocomposites of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Polymers Using Gas-Responsive Cellulose Nanocrystals. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 1900114. (Published).
  • Z.-C. Jiang*, Y.-Y. Xiao*, X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2019). Selective Photodecrosslinking in Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuators for Optical Reconfiguration of Origami and Light-Fueled Locomotion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58 5332-5337. (Published).
  • S. Guo*, H. Zhang*, X. Lu*, H. Xiao*, Y. Zhao. (2019). Sensing Carbon Dioxide through a Solution Transparency Change in Gas-Responsive Polymers. J. Mater. Chem. C 7 4049-4056. (Published).
  • Z.-C, Jiang*, Y.-Y. Xiao*, Y. Zhao. (2019). Shining Light on Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks: Preparing, Reconfiguring and Driving Soft Actuators. Adv Opt. Mater. 1900262. (Published).
  • G. Li,* S. Wang, Z.-T. Liu, Z.-W. Liu, H. Xia, C. Zhang, X. Lu*, J. Jiang*, Y. Zhao. (2018). 2D-to-3D Shape Transformation of Room Temperature Programmable Shape Memory Polymers through Selective Suppression of Strain Relaxation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 40189-40197. (Published).
  • F. Ge*, R. Yang*, X. Tong, F. Camerel, Y. Zhao. (2018). A Multifunctional Dye-Doped Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuator: Light-Guided Transportation, Turning in Locomotion and Autonomous Motion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57 11758-11763. (Published).
  • L. Dong*, W. Fan*, X. Tong, H.J. Zhang*, M. Chen, Y. Zhao. (2018). CO2-responsive Graphene Oxide/Polymer Composite Nanofiltration Membrane for Water Purification. J. Mater. Chem. A 6 6785-6791. (Published).
  • X. Tong*, J. Xiang*, X. Lu*, P.-L. Karsenti, Y. Zhao. (2018). Electrically Enhancing and Modulating the Photoluminescence of Upconversion Nanoparticles Using Liquid Crystals. J. Mater. Chem. C 6 7683-7688. (Published).
  • X. Lu*, H. Zhang*, G. Fei, B. Yu*, X. Tong, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2018). Liquid-Crystalline Dynamic Networks Doped with Gold Nanorods Showing Enhanced Photocontrol of Actuation. Adv. Mater. 30 1706597. (Published).
  • R. Yang*, Y. Zhao. (2018). Multitemperature Memory Actuation of a Liquid Crystal Polymer Network over a Broad Nematic-Isotropic Phase Transition Induced by Large Strain. ACS Macro Lett. 7 353-357. (Published).
  • J. Xiang*, F. Ge*, B. Yu*, Q. Yan*, F. Shi*, Y. Zhao. (2018). Nanocomplexes of Photolabile Polyelectrolyte and Upconversion Nanoparticles for Near-infrared Light-Triggered Payload Release. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 20790-20800. (Published).
  • A. Auge*, D. Fortin, X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2018). Nanogel-Like UCST Triblock Copolymer Micelles Showing Large Volume Expansion before Abrupt Dissolution. Polym. Chem. 9 4660-4673. (Published).
  • L. Dong*, X. Tong, H.J. Zhang*, M. Chen, Y. Zhao. (2018). Near-infrared Light-Driven Locomotion of a Liquid Crystal Polymer Trilayer Actuator. Mater. Chem. Frontiers 2 1383-1388. (Published).
  • J. Xiang*, X. Tong*, F. Shi*, Q. Yan*, B. Yu*, Y. Zhao. (2018). Near-infrared Light-Triggered Drug Release from UV-responsive Diblock Copolymer-Coated Upconversion Nanoparticles with High Monodispersity. J. Mater. Chem. B 6 3531-3540. (Published).
  • L. Dong*, Y. Zhao. (2018). Photothermally Driven Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuators. Mater. Chem. Frontiers 2 1932-1943. (Published).
  • L. Chen, J. Xiang*, Y. Zhao, Q. Yan*. (2018). Reversible Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Vesicles and Nanofibers Driven by Chalcogen-Bonding Interactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 7079-7082. (Published).
  • H. Zhang*, S. Guo*, S. Fu*, Y. Zhao. (2017). A Near-Infrared Light-Responsive Hybrid Hydrogel Based on UCST Triblock Copolymer and Gold Nanorods. Polymers 9 238. (Published).
  • F. Ge*, X. Lu*, J. Xiang*, X. Tong*, Y. Zhao. (2017). An Optical Actuator Based on Gold-Nanoparticle-Containing Temperature-Memory Semicrystalline Polymers. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 6126-6130. (Published).
  • M. Xu, L. Liu, J. Hu, Y. Zhao, Q. Yan*. (2017). CO-Signalling Molecule-Responsive Nanoparticles Formed from Palladium-Containing Block Copolymers. ACS Macro Lett. 6 458-462. (Published).
  • B, Yu*, Y. Zhao. (2017). CO2-responsive Fluorescent Hyperbranched Poly(ether amine)s. Polym. Chem. 8 4132-4139. (Published).
  • L. Dong*, W. Fan*, H.J. Zhang*, M. Chen, Y. Zhao. (2017). CO2-responsive Polymer Membranes with Gas-tunable Pore Size. Chex. Commun. 53 9574-9577. (Published).
  • W. Fan*, X. Tong*, F. Farnia*, B. Yu*, Y. Zhao. (2017). CO2-responsive Polymer Single-Chain Nanoparticles and Self-assembly for Gas-tunable Nanoreactors. Chem. Mater. 29 5693-5701. (Published).
  • B. Yu,* W. Fan*, Y. Zhao. (2017). Gelation of Triblock Copolymers in Aqueous Solution through CO2-triggered Electrostatic Interaction. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 218 1700146. (Published).
  • F. Ge*, Y. Zhao. (2017). New Function for Thermal Phase Transition-Based Polymer Actuators: Autonomous Motion on a Surface of Constant Temperature. Chem. Sci. 8 6307-6312. (Published).
  • R. Yang*, Y. Zhao. (2017). Non-uniform Optical Inscription of Actuation Domains in Liquid Crystal Polymer of Uniaxial Orientation: An Approach to Complex and Programmable Shape Changes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 14202-14206. (Published).
  • Y. Chen*, W. Qian, R. Chen, H.J. Zhang*, X. Li, D. Shi, W. Dong, M. Chen, Y. Zhao. (2017). One-Pot Preparation of Autonomously Self-Healable Elastomeric Hydrogel from Boric Acid and Random Copolymer Bearing Hydroxyl Groups. ACS Macro Lett. 6 1129-1133. (Published).
  • W. Fan*, X. Tong*, G. Li*, Y. Zhao. (2017). Photoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Polymer Single Chain Nanoparticles. Poly. Chem. 8 3523-3529. (Published).
  • X. Lu*, S. Guo*, X. Tong*, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2017). Tunable Photocontrolled Motions Using Stored Strain Energy in Malleable Azobenzene Liquid Crystalline Actuators. Adv. Mater. 29 1606467. (Published).
  • G. Li*, H. Zhang*, D. Fortin, W. Fan*, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2016). Composite Material with Room Temperature Shape Processability and Optical Repair. J. Mater. Chem. C 4 5932-5939. (Published).
  • X. Tong*, J. Xiang*, F. Shi*, Y. Zhao. (2016). Near-Infrared Light-Sensitive Supramolecular Gel with Enhanced Visible Light Upconversion. Adv. Opt. Mater. (Published).
  • S. Fu*, H. Zhang*, Y. Zhao. (2016). Optically and Thermally Activated Shape Memory Supramolecular Liquid Crystalline Polymers. J. Mater. Chem. C 4 4946-4953. (Published).
  • J. Xiang*, X. Tong, F. Shi*, P.-L. Karsenti, Y. Zhao. (2016). Spatial Organization and Optical Properties of Layer-by-Layer Assembled Upconversion and Gold Nanoparticles in Thin Films. J. Mater. Chem. C 4 9343-9349. (Published).
  • H. Zhang*, S. Guo*, W. Fan*, Y. Zhao. (2016). Ultrasensitive pH-Induced Water Solubility Switch Using UCST Polymers. Macromolecules 49 1424-1433. (Published).
  • A. Augé*, Y. Zhao. (2016). What Determines the Volume Transition Temperature of UCST Acrylamide-Acrylonitrile Hydrogels?. RSC Advances 6 70616-70623. (Published).
  • H. Zhang,* T. Marmin,* É. Cuierrier,* A. Soldera, Y. Dory, Y. Zhao. (2015). A New Comonomer Design for Enhancing pH-Triggered LCST Shift of Thermosensitive Polymers. Polymer Chemistry 6 6644-6650. (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* Y. Zhao. (2015). ATP-Triggered Biomimetic Deformations of Bioinspired Receptor-Containing Polymer Assemblies. Chemical Science 6 4343-4349. (Published).
  • X. Tong, H. Liang,* Y. Liu,* L. Tan, D. Ma, Y. Zhao. (2015). Anisotropic Optical Properties of Oriented Silver Nanorice and Nanocarrot in Stretched Polymer Films. Nanoscale 7 8858-8863. (Published).
  • D.H. Li,*, J.F. Wehrung,* Y. Zhao. (2015). Gold Nanoparticle-Catalyzed Photosensitized Water Reduction for Hydrogen Generation. J. Mater. Chem. A 3 5176-5182. (Published).
  • Z. Xu, B. Yan,* J. Riordon, Y. Zhao, D. Sinton, M. Moffitt. (2015). Microfluidic Synthesis of Photoresponsive Spool-Like BlockCopoly- mer Nanoparticles: Flow-Directed Formation and Light-TriggeredDissociation. Chemistry of Materials (Revision Requested).
  • S. Fu,* Y. Zhao. (2015). Orientation of Azobenzene Mesogens in Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Interplay between Effects of Mechanical Stretching, Photoisomerization and Thermal Annealing. Macromolecules 48 5088-5098. (Published).
  • G. Li,* H.Y. Zhang,* D. Fortin, H. Xia, Yue Zhao. (2015). Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Poly(ethylene glycol) Double-Network Hydrogel: A General Approach to Shape Memory and Self-Healing Functionalities. Langmuir 31 11709-11716. (Published).
  • G. Li,* Q. Yan,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2015). Therapeutic Ultrasound-Triggered Shape Memory of Melamine-Enhanced Poly(vinyl alcohol) Physical Hydrogel. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7 12067-12073. (Published).
  • X. Wang,* J. Vappavuori,* Y. Zhao, G. Bazuin. (2014). A Supramolecular Approach to Photoresponsive Thermo/Solvoplastic Block Copolymer Elastomers. Macromolecules 47 7099-7108. (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* Y. Zhao. (2014). Block Copolymer Self-Assembly Controlled by the "Green" Gas Stimulus of Carbon Dioxide. Chem. Commun. 50 11631-11641. (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* H. Zhang,* Y. Zhao. (2014). CO2-Switchable Supramolecular Block Glycopolypeptide Assemblies. ACS Macro Lett 3 472-476. (Published).
  • H. Zhang,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2014). Diverse Thermoresponsive Behaviours of Uncharged UCST Block Copolymer Micelles in Physiological Medium. Langmuir 30 11433-11441. (Published).
  • J. Xuan,* D. Han,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2014). Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Micelle of an ABC Triblock Copolymer Bearing a Redox-Cleavable Unit and a Photocleavable Unit at Two Block Junctions. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 30 (1), (Published).
  • J. He,* L. Tremblay, S. Lacelle, Y. Zhao. (2014). How Can Photoisomerization of Azobenzene Induce A Large Cloud Point Temperature Shift of PNIPAM?. Polym. Chem. 5 5403-5411. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2014). Light-Controlled Complex Deformation and Motion of Shape-Memory Polymers Using a Temperature Gradient. ACS Macro Lett. 3 940-943. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,*, D. Han,* Q. Yan,* D. Fortin, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2014). Light-healable Hard Hydrogels through Photothermally Induced Melting-Crystallization Phase Transition. J. Mater. Chem. A 2 13373-13379. (Published).
  • W. Fan,* X. Tong, Q. Yan,* S. Fu,* Y. Zhao. (2014). Photodegradable and Size-Tunable Single-Chain Nanoparticles from a Single Main-Chain Coumarin-Containing Polymer Precursor. Chem. Commun. 50 13492-13494. (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* Y. Zhao. (2014). Recent Advances of CO2-responsive Polymers and Their Applications. Polymeric Materials Science and Engoneering 30 170-178. (Published).
  • G. Li,* G. Fei, B. Liu,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2014). Shape Recovery Characteristics for Shape Memory Polymers Subjected to High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. RSC Adv. 4 32701-32709. (Published).
  • F. Shi,* Y. Zhao. (2014). Sub-10 nm and Monodisperse b-NaYF4:Yb,Tm,Gd Nanocrystals with Intense Ultraviolet Upconversion Luminescence. J. Mater. Chem. C 2 2198-2203. (Published).
  • X. Lu,* G. Fei, H. Xia,Y. Zhao. (2014). Ultrasound Healable Shape Memory Dynamic Polymers. J. Mater. Chem. A 2 16051-16060. (Published).
  • S. Kumar,* X. Tong, Y. Dory, M. Lepage, Y. Zhao. (2013). A CO2-switchable Polymer Brush for Reversible Capture and Release of Proteins. Chemical Communications 49 (1), (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* Y. Zhao. (2013). CO2-Stimulated Diversiform Deformations of Polymer Assemblies. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135 (44), 16300-16303. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* D. Fortin, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2013). Fast optical healing of crystalline polymers enabled by gold nanoparticles. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 34 (22), 1742-1746. (Published).
  • X. Tong, D. Han,* D. Fortin, Y. Zhao. (2013). Highly Oriented Nanofibrils of Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Formed via Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Liquid Crystals. Adv. Func. Mater. 23 (2), 204-208. (Published).
  • D. Habault,* H. Zhang,* Y. Zhao. (2013). Light-Triggered Self-Healing and Shape-Memory Polymers. Chemical Society Reviews 42 (17), 7244-7256. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* J. Zhang,* X. Tong, D. Ma, Y. Zhao. (2013). Light Polarization-Controlled Shape-Memory Polymer/Gold Nanorod Composite. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 34 (19), (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* D. Han,* Y. Zhao. (2013). Main-chain Photoresponsive Polymers with Controlled Location of Photocleavable Units: from Synthetic Strategies to Structural Engineering. Polym. Chem. 4 (19), 5026-5037. (Published).
  • B. Yan,* D. Han,* O. Boissière,* P. Ayotte, Y. Zhao. (2013). Manipulation of Block Copolymer Vesicles Using CO2: Dissociation or "Breathing". Soft Matter 9 (6), 2011-2016. (Published).
  • J.-F. Gohy, Y. Zhao. (2013). Photo-responsive Block Copolymer Micelles: Design and Behavior. Chem. Soc. Rev. 42 (17), 7117-7129. (Published).
  • Q. Yan,* Y. Zhao. (2013). Polymeric Microtubules That Breathe: CO2-Driven Polymer Controlled-Self-Assembly and Shape Transformation. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 52 (38), 9948-9951. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* Y. Zhao. (2013). Polymers with Dual Light-triggered Functions of Shape Memory and Healing Using Gold Nanoparticles. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (24), 13069-13075. (Published).
  • J.-F. Wehrung,* D.-H. Li,* D. Han,* A. Yavrian, Y. Zhao. (2013). Using Block Copolymers to Enhance Photosensitized Water Reduction for Hydrogen Gas Generation. J. Mater. Chem. A 1 (29), 8358-8362. (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2012). Block Copolymer Micelles with a Dual-stimuli-responsive Core for Fast or Slow Degradation. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 28 (5), (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, O. Boissière,* Y. Zhao. (2012). General Strategy for Making CO2-Switchable Polymers. ACS Macro Lett. 1 (1), 57-61. (Published).
  • J. Zhang,* D. Han,* H.J. Zhang,* M. Chaker, Y. Zhao, D. Ma. (2012). In Situ Recyclable Gold Nanoparticles Using CO2-Switchable Polymers for Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol. Chem. Commun. 48 (94), 11510-11512. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao. (2012). Light-Responsive Block Copolymer Micelles. Macromolecules 45 (9), 3647-3657. (Published).
  • S. Kumar,* J.-F. Allard,* D. Morris, Y. Dory, M. Lepage, Y. Zhao. (2012). Near-Infrared Light Sensitive Polypeptide Block Copolymer Micelles for Drug Delivery. J. Mater. Chem. 22 (15), 7252-7257. (Published).
  • B. Yan,* J.C. Boyer,* D. Habault,* N.R. Branda, Y. Zhao. (2012). Near infrared Light Triggered Release of Biomacromolecules from Hydrogels Loaded with Upconversion Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (40), (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2012). Optically Triggered and Spatially Controllable Shape-Memory Polymer-Gold Nanoparticle Composite Materials. J. Mater. Chem. 22 (3), 845-849. (Published).
  • H.J. Zhang,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2012). Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogel Can Autonomously Self-heal. ACS Macro Lett. 1 (11), 1233-1236. (Published).
  • G. Li,* G. Fei, H. Xia, J. Han,* Y. Zhao. (2012). Spatial and Temporal Control of Shape Memory Polymers and Simultaneous Drug Release Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. J. Mater. Chem. 22 (16), 7692-7696. (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2012). Synthesis and Characterization of Six-Arm Star Polystyrene-block-Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Copolymer by Combination of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Click Reaction. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. 50 (20), 4198-4205. (Published).
  • D. Han,* O. Boissière,* S. Kumar,* X. Tong, L. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2012). Two-Way CO2-Switchable Triblock Copolymer Hydrogels. Macromolecules 45 (18), 7440-7445. (Published).
  • J. Xuan,* O. Boissière,* Y. Zhao,* B. Yan*, L. Tremblay, S. Lacelle, H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2012). Ultrasound-responsive Block Copolymer Micelles Based on a New Amplification Mechanism. Langmuir 28 (47), 16463-16468. (Published).
  • J. He,* B. Yan, L. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2011). Both Core- and Shell-cross-linked Nanogels: Photoinduced Size Change, Intraparticle LCST, and Interparticle UCST Thermal Behaviors. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 27 (1), (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2011). Fast-Photodegradable Block Copolymer Micelles for Burst Release. Macromolecules 44 (3), 437-439. (Published).
  • O. Boissière,* D. Han,* L. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2011). Flower Micelles of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Azobenzene Moieties Regularly Inserted into the Main Chain. Soft Matter 7 (19), 9410-9415. (Published).
  • B. Yan,* X. Tong, P. Ayotte, Y. Zhao. (2011). Light-Responsive Block Copolymer Vesicles Based on a Photo-Softening Effect. Soft Matter 7 (21), 10001-10009. (Published).
  • J. He,* Y. Zhao. (2011). Light-Responsive Polymer Micelles, Nano-and Microgels Based on the Reversible Photodimerization of Coumarin. Dyes and Pigments 89 (3), 278-283. (Published).
  • B. Yan,* JC. Boyer,* N.R. Branda, Y. Zhao. (2011). Near-infrared Light-triggered Dissociation of Block Copolymer Micelles Using Upconverting Nanoparticles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (49), (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2011). One-Pot Synthesis of Brush Diblock Copolymers through Simultaneous ATRP and Click Coupling. Macromolecules 44 (13), 5531-5536. (Published).
  • A. Bagramyan,* O. Thibault-Maheu, T. Galstian, A. Bessette,* Y. Zhao. (2011). Optically Triggered Dissociation of Kinetically Stabilized Block Copolymer Vesicles in Aqueous Solution. J. Appl. Phys. 109 (6), 063505. (Published).
  • B. Yan,* J. He,* P. Ayotte, Y. Zhao. (2011). Optically Triggered Dissociation of Kinetically Stabilized Block Copolymer Vesicles in Aqueous Solution. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 32 (13), (Published).
  • Y. Zhao,* T. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2011). Phototunable LCST of Water-Soluble Polymers: Exploring a Topological Effect. Macromolecules 44 (10), 4007-4011. (Published).
  • J. He,* L. Tremblay, S. Lacelle, Y. Zhao. (2011). Preparation of Polymer Single Chain Nanoparticles Using Intramolecular Photodimerization of Coumarin. Soft Matter 7 (6), 2380-2386. (Published).
  • X. Tong, S. Bernard,* Y. Dory, Y. Zhao. (2011). Simultaneous Chirality Transfer and Structured Aggregation of a Cyclopeptide in a Liquid Crystal. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 27 (7), (Published).
  • S. Kumar,* Y. Dory, M. Lepage, Y. Zhao. (2011). Surface-Grafted Stimuli-Responsive Block Copolymer Brushes for Thermo-, Photo- and pH-Sensitive Release of Dye Molecules. Macromolecules 44 (18), 7385-7393. (Published).
  • J. Xuan,* M. Pelletier,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2011). Ultrasound-Induced Disruption of Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 212 (5), 498-506. (Published).
  • H. Feng,* Y. Dan, Y. Zhao. (2010). A Sensitive Fluorescence Method for Monitoring the Kinetics of Microemulsion Polymerization. Can. J. Chem. 88 (3), 185-191. (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong,Y. Zhao, Y. Zhao. (2010). Block Copolymers Comprising ?-Conjugated and Liquid Crystalline Subunits: Induction of Macroscopic Nanodomain Orientation. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 49 (48), (Published).
  • D. Han,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao,* T. Galstian, Y. Zhao. (2010). Cyclic Azobenzene-Containing Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Synthesis and Topological Effect on Mesophase Transition, Order and Photoinduced Birefringence. Macromolecules 43 (8), 3664-3671. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao,* L. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2010). Doubly Photoresponsive and Water-Soluble Block Copolymers: Synthesis and Thermosensitivity. J. Polym. Sci. A. Polym. Chem. 48 4055-4066. (Published).
  • A. Housni,* Y. Zhao. (2010). Gold Nanoparticles Functionalized with Block Copolymers Displaying either LCST or UCST Thermosensitivity in Aqueous Solution. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 26 (15), (Published).
  • O. Thibault-Maheu,* T. Galstian, A. Bessette,* Y. Zhao. (2010). Light-Configured Mesogenic Azo-Polymer Stabilized Liquid Crystals. Appl. Phys. Lett. 97 (15), 153301 - 153301-3. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2010). Photoinduced Microphase Separation in Block Copolymers: Exploring Shape Incompatibility of Mesogenic Side Groups. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 31 (11), (Published).
  • A. Housni,* Y. Zhao, Y. Zhao. (2010). Using Polymers to Photoswitch the Aggregation State of Gold Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 26 (14), (Published).
  • J. Babin,* M. Pelletier,* M. Lepage, JF. Allard,* D. Morris, Y. Zhao. (2009). A New Two-photon-sensitive Block Copolymer Nanocarrier. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 48 (18), (Published).
  • Y. Zhao, J. He*. (2009). Azobenzene-Containing Block Copolymers: The Interplay of Light and Morphology Enables New Functions. Soft Matter 5 (14), 2686-2693. (Published).
  • J. He,* X. Tong, L. Tremblay, Y. Zhao. (2009). Corona-Cross-Linked Polymer Vesicles Displaying aLarge and Reversible Temperature-Responsive Volume Transition. Macromolecules 42 7267-7270. (Published).
  • D. Bélanger,* X. Tong, S. Soumaré,* Y. Dory, Y. Zhao. (2009). Cyclic Peptide-Polymer Complexes and their Self-assembly. Chem. Eur. J. 15 (17), 4428-4436. (Published).
  • J. Wang,* M. Pelletier,* H. Zhang,* H. Xia, Y. Zhao. (2009). High-Frequency Ultrasound-Responsive Block Copolymer Micelle. Langmuir 25 (22), 13201-13205. (Published).
  • X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2009). Multiple Photochemical Processes in Liquid Crystalline Azo Dye-Doped Liquid Crystals. Chem. Mater. 21 (17), 4047-4054. (Published).
  • S. Guo,* Q. Wang, Y. Zhao. (2009). PBA Hollow Microspheres Prepared through Ultrasonically Initiated Encapsulation Emulsion Polymerization. Acta Polymerica Sinica (9), 891-895. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao,* J. Bertrand,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2009). Photo-cross-linkable Polymer Micelles in Hydrogen-bonding-built Layer-by-layer Films. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 25 (22), (Published).
  • Y. Zhao. (2009). Photocontrollable Block Copolymer Micelles: What Can We Control?. J. Mater. Chem. 19 (28), 4887-4895. (Published).
  • J. He,* Y. Zhao,* Y. Zhao. (2009). Photoinduced Bending of A Coumarin-Containing Supramolecular Polymer. Soft Matter 5 (2), 308-310. (Published).
  • J. He,* X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2009). Photoresponsive Nanogels Based on Photocontrollable Cross-Links. Macromolecules 42 (13), 4845-4852. (Published).
  • X. Tong, JW. Chung, SY. Park, Y. Zhao. (2009). Self-assembled Liquid-crystal Gels in an Emulsion. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 25 (15), (Published).
  • H. Feng,* Y. Zhao,* M. Pelletier,* Y. Dan, Y. Zhao. (2009). Synthesis of Photo- and pH-Responsive Composite Nanoparticles Using a Two-Step Controlled Radical Polymerization Method. Polymer 50 (15), 3470-3477. (Published).
  • Tong X , Pelletier M , Lasia A , Zhao Y. (2008). Fast cis-trans isomerization of an azobenzene derivative in liquids and liquid crystals under a low electric field. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 47 (19),
  • Pelletier M , Babin J , Tremblay L , Zhao Y. (2008). Investigation of a new thermosensitive block copolymer micelle: hydrolysis, disruption, and release. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 24 (21),
  • Bo Q , Zhao Y. (2007). Fluorescence from an azobenzene-containing diblock copolymer micelle in solution. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids 23 (10),
  • Tong X , Zhao Y. (2007). Liquid-crystal gel-dispersed quantum dots: reversible modulation of photoluminescence intensity using an electric field. Journal of the American Chemical Society 129 (20),
  • Lepage M , Jiang J , Babin J , Qi B , Tremblay L , Zhao Y. (2007). MRI observation of the light-induced release of a contrast agent from photo-controllable polymer micelles. Physics in medicine and biology 52 (10),
  • Zhao Y. (2007). Rational design of light-controllable polymer micelles. Chemical record (New York, N.Y.) 7 (5),
  • Tong X , Wang G , Zhao Y. (2006). Photochemical phase transition versus photochemical phase separation. Journal of the American Chemical Society 128 (27),
  • Jiang J , Tong X , Zhao Y. (2005). A new design for light-breakable polymer micelles. Journal of the American Chemical Society 127 (23),
  • Tong X , Wang G , Soldera A , Zhao Y. (2005). How can azobenzene block copolymer vesicles be dissociated and reformed by light?. The journal of physical chemistry. B 109 (43),
  • Leclair S , Baillargeon P , Skouta R , Gauthier D , Zhao Y , Dory YL. (2004). Micrometer-sized hexagonal tubes self-assembled by a cyclic peptide in a liquid crystal. Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 43 (3),

Livres

  • Yue Zhao, Tomiki Ikeda and 15 others. (2009). Smart Light-Responsive Materials: Azobenzene-Containing Polymers and Liquid Crystals. WILEY. (Published).

Chapitres de livre

  • Bin Yu, Yue Zhao. (2020). CO2-Controlled Polymer Self-Assembly and Application. Advanced Materials (51-86). De Gruyter. (Published).
  • B. Yu, Y. Zhao. (2017). CO2-mediated Self-assembly of Block Copolymers. Y. Wang. Block Copolymers: From Hybrid Molecules to Functional Materials (209-252). World Scientific. (Published).
  • H. Xia, Y. Zhao, R. Tong. (2015). Ultrasound-mediated Polymer Micellar Drug Delivery. Escoffre JM. Therapeutic Ultrasound (365-384). Springer. (Published).
  • X. Tong, Y. Zhao. (2012). Functional Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: Order Meets Self-assembled Nanostructures. Q. Li. Liquid Crystals beyond Displays (285-302). Wiley, Hoboken. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao. (2009). Azobenzene-containing Block Copolymer Micelles: toward Light Controllable Nanocarriers. Y. Zhao, T. Ikeda. Smart Light-Responsive Materials: Azobenzene-Containing Polymers and Liquid Crystals (215-242). John Wiley & Sons. (Published).
  • Y. Zhao. (2009). Tunable Diffraction Gratings Based on Azobenzene Polymers and Liquid Crystals. Y. Zhao, T. Ikeda. Smart Light-Responsive Materials: Azobenzene-Containing Polymers and Liquid Crystals (363-410). John Wiley & Sons. (Published).

Propriétés intellectuelles

Patents

  • Farhad Farniar, Yue Zhao. (2021). Ultrafiltration/Nanofiltration Membrane with Tunable Pore Size. Canada. (Allowed).

Autres contributions

Gestion d'évènements

  • Co-organizer. (2019) 12th Canadian Chemistry Conference: Symposium "Symposium in Honor of Robert Prud'homme". (Conference).
  • Organizer. (2018) 10th Canadian Chemistry Conference: Symposium "Photoresponsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials". (Conference).
  • Organizer. (2016) 99th Canadian Chemistry Conference: Symposium "Stimuli-responsive Materials". (Conference).
  • Organizer. (2015) 98th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference: Symposium "CO2-Switchable Polymers". (Conference).
  • Main organizer. (2013) 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference: Symposium "Smart Stimuli-responsive Materials: from Fundamentals to Applications". (Conference).
  • Main organizer. (2011) 94th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference: Symposium "Smart Stimuli-responsive Materials". (Conference).
  • Co-organizer. (2010) International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies: Symposium "Azobenzene Polymers for Photo-reversible Structures and Surfaces". (Conference).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Collaborator. China. Collaboration with Prof. Hesheng Xia of the Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University on ultrasound-responsive shape memory and self-healing polymers.
  • Collaborator. France. Collaboration with Prof. Christophe Tribet of Ecole Normal Superieure on thermosensitive polymers.
  • Collaborator. France. Collaboration with Prof. Franck Kamerel of University of Rennes on near infrared light sensitive polymers.
  • Collaborator. China. Collaboration with Prof. Qiang Yan at Fudan University on stimuli-responsive self-assembled polymer structures.
  • Collaborator. Finland. Collaboration with Prof. Arri Prrimagi of Tampere University on azobenzene polymers.
  • Collaborator, cosupervsor. France. Collaboration and cosupervsion of a PhD student with Prof. Laurent Billon of université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour for research on CO2-switchable polymers.

Présentations

  • (2021). CO2-responsive Separation Membranes. Pacifichem 2021 Congress. Honolulu, United States
  • (2021). Deforming And Moving Polymers By Stimuli: A First Step Towards Soft Robots. Lectures in Modern Chemistry Seminar Series, UBC, Chemsitry. Canada
  • (2021). New Liquid Crystal Elastomers for New Actuator Properties. 11th International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference. Guangzhou, China
  • Amelie Auge, HQP Invited Presentation. (2020). Étude de la transition de phase photo-induite de nanoparticules à base de poly(acrylamide-co- acrylonitrile). CQMF Annual Symposium. Montreal Online, Canada
  • (2020). Macroscopic Movements of Polymers Driven by Stimuli: towards Soft Robots. Department seminars Concordia University, Chemistry. Canada
  • (2020). Polymer Motions Driven by Stimuli: towards Soft Robots. Department of Chemsitry Seminars (virtual) University of Tennessee. Knoxville, United States
  • (2020). Polymer Motions Driven by Stimuli: towards Soft Robots. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Seminars (virtual) Concordia University. Montreal, Canada
  • (2020). Polymer Motions Driven by Stimuli: towards Soft Robots. Invited lecture (virtual) Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Wuhan, China
  • (2019). Liquid-crystal polymer actuators for electrically powered shape change and motion. SPIE Conference: Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies. San Francisco, United States
  • (2019). Liquid Crystalline Polymers for Stimuli-controlled Shape Change and Motion. 16th Pacific Polymer Conference. Singapore, Singapore
  • (2019). Moving Solid Pieces of Polymers by Light, Electric Field and Heat. 102th Canadian Chemistry Conference. Quebec City, Canada
  • (2019). Moving Solid Pieces of Polymers by Stimuli: towards Soft Robots. Polymat. Huatulco, Mexico
  • (2019). Near-infrared light-responsive polymer nanovectors containing a single upconversion nanoparticle. American Chemical Society National Meeting. Orlando, United States
  • (2019). New Liquid Crystal Polymer Properties for Stimuli-Controlled Shape Change and Motion. Optics of Liquid Crystals. Quebec City, Canada
  • (2019). Searching for New Liquid Crystal Polymer Properties for Stimuli-controlled Shape Change and Motion. 8th International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Guangzhou, China
  • Feijie Ge, HQP Invited Presentation. (2019). Soft Semicrystalline/Liquid Crystalline Polymer Actuators Driven by Order-Disorder Phase Transition. 102th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition: Emerging Materials Investigators Symposium. Quebec, Canada
  • (2018). Light-driven Motions of Liquid Crystal Polymers. 20th Photonics North Conference. Montreal, Canada
  • (2018). Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuator for Stimuli-controlled Shape Change and Motion. 101st Canadian Chemistry Conference. Edmonton, Canada
  • (2018). Optical Inscription of Actuation Domains in Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Complex and Programmable Shape Morphing. International Conference on Photoalignment and Photopatterning of Soft Materials. Tampere, Finland
  • (2018). Photocrosslinkable Liquid Crystal Polymers for Stimuli-triggered Motion and Complex Shape Change. 7th International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Nanjing, China
  • (2018). Polymer Actuators for Stimuli-triggered Shape Change, Motion and Energy Conversion. International Conference on Energy, Materials and Photonics. Montreal, Canada
  • (2017). Design and Study of Novel Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Xerox Research Center of Canada. Mississauga, Canada
  • (2017). Exploring Stimulus-triggered Shifting of Critical Solution Temperature for Polymer Micelle Disruption. International Symposium on Engineering Stimuli-responsive Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery. Hong Kong, China
  • (2017). From Photocontrolled Shape-Memory Polymers to Reversible Optical Actuators. Lecture at Max Plank Institute for Polymer Research. Mainz, Germany
  • (2017). From Photocontrolled Shape-Memory Polymers to Reversible Optical Actuators. Lecture at University of Gothenburg. Gothernburg, Sweden
  • (2017). From Photocontrolled Shape-Memory Polymers to Reversible Optical Actuators. Lecture at Institute for Polymer Composites and Biomaterials of CNR. Napoli, Italy
  • (2017). From Photocontrolled Shape-Memory Polymers to Reversible Optical Actuators. Lecture at University of Montreal. Montreal, Canada
  • (2017). Liquid Crystal Polymer Actuator: Light-driven Continuous Motion. Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Tianjin, China
  • (2017). Optical Actuators Based on Liquid Crystalline Networks and Hybrid Semicrystalline Polymers. SPIE Photonic North 2017. Ottawa, Canada
  • (2017). Photoluminescence Modulation of Upconversion Nanoparticles Dispersed in Liquid Crystals or Supramolecular Gels. International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT). Singapore, Singapore
  • (2017). Polymer Actuators for Thermally and Optically Activated Motion and Complex Shape Morphing. Chinese Materials Congress. Yinchuan, China
  • (2017). Polymer Actuators for Thermally and Optically Activated Motion and Complex Shape Morphing. 15th Pacific Polymer Conference. Xiamen, China
  • (2017). Polymer Actuators for Thermally and Optically Activated Motion and Complex Shape Morphing. International Conference on Micro/Nano Machines. Wuhan, China
  • (2016). CO2-switchable Polymers. Lecture at Southwest University of Petroleum. Chengdu, China
  • (2016). Design and Study of Novel Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at University of Montpellier. Montpellier, France
  • (2016). Design and Study of Novel Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Nanjing University of Technology. Nanjing, China
  • (2016). Design and Study of Novel Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Nanjing University. Nanjing, China
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at East China University of Science and Technology. Shanghai, China
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at the Chemistry Department of Western University. London, Canada
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Lanzhou University. Lanzhou, China
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Lanzhou, China
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Fudan University. Shanghai, China
  • (2016). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at University of Nanchang. Nanchang, China
  • (2016). Light-controlled Deformation and Motion Using Shape Memory Polymers through Photothermal Effect. 12th International Symposium on Polymer Physics. Guiyang, China
  • (2016). Liquid Crystal-Dispersed Upconversion Nanoparticles. 5th Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Beijing, China
  • (2016). Novel Stimuli-responsive Polymers and Hybrid Materials. Lecture at Suzhou University. Suzhou, China
  • (2016). Photocontrollable Shape Memory Polymers Based on Photochemical Reaction and Photothermal Effect. International Symposium on Photochromism. Shanghai, China
  • (2016). Photoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Elastomers Using Dynamic Covalent Crosslinking. International Conference on Photoalignment and Photopatterning in Soft Materials. Nagoya, Japan
  • (2016). Reprocessable Hybrid Liquid Crystalline Networks with Enhanced Photocontrol. 2nd International Conference on Photoalignment and Photopatterning in Soft Materials. Nagoya, Japan
  • (2016). Reprocessable Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks with Enhanced Photocontrol of Motion. 8th International Symposium on Photochromism. Shanghai, China
  • (2016). Stimuli-controlled Shape Memory and Self-healing Polymers. Lecture at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods. Lecture at Zhejiang University. Hangzhou, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods. 250th National Meeting of American Chemical Society. Boston, United States
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods. Lecture at Tsinghua University. Beijing, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods. Lecture at Nankai University. Tiianjin, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Wuhan University. Wuhan, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Peking University. Beijing, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Sun Yat-Sen University. Guangzhou, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Huzhong University of Science and Technology. Wuhan, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Shanghai JiaoTong University. Shanghai, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Huanan Polytech University. Guangzhou, China
  • (2015). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Institut des sciences chimiques, Université de Rennes. Rennes, France
  • (2015). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at University of Science and Technology of China. Hefei, China
  • (2015). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2015). How to Think Effectively in Doing Research and How to Write a Good Paper?. Lecture at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2015). Les polymères peuvent-ils être intelligents?. Conference Denis Lebel, Faculte des sciences, Université de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Canada
  • (2015). Photoresponsive Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers: Searching for New Functions. 4th Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Shenzhen, China
  • (2015). Photothermal Effect on Shape Memory Polymers Enables Light-Controlled Complex Deformation and Motion. 13th International Conference of Polymers for Advanced Technologies. Hangzhou, China
  • (2015). Shape Memory and Healable Polymers Using Stimuli-induced Thermal Effect. Lecture at University of Pau. Pau, France
  • (2015). Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Institut de pharmacologie de Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke, Canada
  • (2014). CO2-stimulated shape and morphological transitions of block copolymer assemblies. 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. Vancouver, Canada
  • (2014). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design. Lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China
  • (2014). Development of Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Northwestern Polytechnical University. Xi'an, China
  • (2014). Development of Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Shannxi Normal University. Xi'an, China
  • (2014). New Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China
  • (2014). New approaches for near infrared light triggered release. American Society of Photobiology Annual Meeting,. San Diago, United States
  • (2014). Photothermal Effect Can Work for Light-controlled Complex Deformation and Motion of Polymers. 1st International Conference on Photoalignment and Photopatterning in Soft Materials. Hong Kong, China
  • (2014). Stimuli-responsive Polymer Materials. Lecture at Peking University, School of Materials Science and Engineering. Beijing, China
  • (2013). CO2: A Stimulus to Discover for Polymers. International Conference on Polymers and Advanced Materials Huatulco, Mexico, October 13-17, 2013. Huatulco, Mexico
  • (2013). Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods. 96th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference. Quebec, Canada
  • (2013). Designing Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Hong Kong, China
  • (2013). Designing Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at University of Science and Technology of China. Hefei, China
  • (2013). How to Think Effectively in Doing Research and How to Write a Good Paper?. Lecture at Jiangnan University. Wuxi, China
  • (2013). IMDEA Nanoscience Institute. Lecture at Nanyang Technological University. Singapore, Singapore
  • (2013). Light-Controllable Polymer Nanocarriers. Lecture at Aalto University. Helsinki, Finland
  • (2013). Light-Controllable Polymer Nanocarriers. Lecture at IMDEA Nanoscience Institute. Madrid, Spain
  • (2013). Making Polymers Responsive to Light, Ultrasound and CO2. Lecture at Catholic University of Louvain. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • (2013). Making Polymers Responsive to Light, Ultrasound and CO2. Lecture at Polytechnic University of Turin. Turin, Italy
  • (2013). Making Polymers Responsive to Light, Ultrasound and CO2. Lecture at University of Pau. Pau, France
  • (2013). Making Polymers Responsive to Light, Ultrasound and CO2. Lecture at University of Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany
  • (2013). Shape-memory and Self-healing Polymers Based on Stimuli-induced Thermal Effect. Western-LANXESS Symposium. London, Canada
  • (2013). Some Unusual Electro-optical and Photo-optical Properties of Doped Liquid Crystals. 2nd International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics. Chengdu, China
  • (2013). Stimuli-controllable Polymers. Lecture at Jiangnan University. Wuxi, China
  • (2012). CO2-Switchable Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Structures. 95th Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference. Calgary, Canada
  • (2012). CO2-Switchable Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Structures. IUPAC World Polymer Congress. Blacksburg, United States
  • (2012). Designing Advanced Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Peking University. Beijing, China
  • (2012). Making Polymers Responsive to Light, Ultrasound and CO2. 35th Canadian High Polymer Forum. Guananoque, Canada
  • (2012). Near-Infrared Light-Triggered Disruption of Block Copolymer Micelles. 243th American Chemical Society National Meeting. San Diego, United States
  • (2011). Block Copolymers Comprising pi-Conjugated Liquid Crystalline Subunits: Orientation and Self-Assembly. Liquid Crystal Cordon Research Conference (Invited Discussion Leader). South Hadley, United States
  • (2011). Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers for Macroscopic Nanodomain Orientation and Photoinduced Microphase Separation. SPIE Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies Conference. San Francisco, United States
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology. Beijing, China
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Beifan University of Nationalities. Yanchuan, China
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Hangzhou Normal University. Hangzhou, China
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Peking University, Medical School. Beijing, China
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Huzhong University of Science and Technology. Wuhan, China
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and Microgel. Lecture at University of Bordeaux. Bordeaux, France
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and Microgel. Lecture at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Varennes, Canada
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymers: Self-assembled Nanostructures in Solution and Solid State. Lecture at Institut Charles Sadron, University of Strasbourg. Strasbourg, France
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymers: Self-assembled Nanostructures in Solution and Solid State. Lecture at Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH. Zurich, Switzerland
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymers: Self-assembled Nanostructures in Solution and Solid State. Lecture at University of Liege. Liege, Belgium
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymers: Self-assembled Nanostructures in Solution and Solid State. Lecture at Ecole Supérieure Normale. Paris, France
  • (2011). Photosensitive Block Copolymers: Self-assembled Nanostructures in Solution and Solid State. Lecture at École nationale supérieure des industries chimiques. Nancy, France
  • (2010). Azobenzene-Containing Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers of Novel Architectures. 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (Pacifichem). Honolulu, United States
  • (2010). Photocontrollable Block Copolymer Micelles, Nanogels and Microgels. 6th International Symposium on Organic Photochromism. Yokohama, Japan
  • (2010). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Nanotechnology for Medicine Seminar Series, University of California San Diego. San Diego, United States
  • (2010). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2010). Photosensitive Block Copolymer Micelle, Vesicle, Nanogel and MIcrogel. Lecture at Nagaoka University of Technology. Nagaoka, Japan
  • (2010). Some New Directions in Azo Polymer Research: from Gold Nanoparticles to Conducting Polymers. Lecture at Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2009). Design, Synthesis and Study of New Stimuli-responsive Polymers. Lecture at Polymer Institute, Sichuan University. Chengdu, China
  • (2009). Designing New Photoactive Polymers and Liquid Crystals. SPIE Photonic North 2009. Quebec, Canada
  • (2009). Functional Polymers Making Use of Coumarin-Based Reversible Photo-Cross-Linking. International Workshop on Organic Photoswitchable Multifunctional Materials. Shanghai, China
  • (2009). Functional Polymers Making Use of Coumarin-Based Reversible Photo-Cross-Linking. International Conference on Polymers and Advanced Materials-POLYMAT. Huatulco, Mexico
  • (2009). Functional Polymers Making Use of Coumarin-Based Reversible Photo-Crosslinking. Lecture at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, China
  • (2009). Photocontrollable Block Copolymer Micelles: What Can We Control?. Lecture at Queen's University. Kingston, Canada
  • (2009). Photocontrollable Block Copolymer Micelles: What Can We Control?. Lecture at Jiangnan University. Wuxi, China