Dr. Tianbo LiuA Schulman Professor of Polymer Science, and Interim Director, School of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering

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Tianbo Liu received his B. S. degree from Peking University, China in 1994 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stony Brook University in 1999.

After two more years as a postdoctoral associate, he started his independent research career at the Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory in 2001. In Jan. 2005 he moved to Lehigh University as an assistant professor of Chemistry, and was promoted to associate professor in 2009 and full professor in 2012.

Since Jan. 2013 he has been the A. Schulman Professor of Polymer Science at The University of Akron. He served as the Chair of Department of Polymer Science from July 2018 to Sept. 2020. Currently he is serving as the Interim Director of the School of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron. His laboratory focuses on understand the fundamental behavior of complex solutions, especially hydrophilic macroions, inorganic-organic hybrid materials and other colloidal and biological systems.

He has published around 200 research papers in top journals including Nature, Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew Chem, Int. Ed. and Nature Comm. His major honors include National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2006), A. P. Sloan Fellow (2008) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2020).

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