Pibo Liu, PhD (2019-2020)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow, Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP), China


Research Interests

​Polyhomologation,Complex Macromolecular Architecture, Organic Synthesis

Selected Publications

  1. Investigation of the "Locked-Unlocked" Mechanism in Living Anionic Polymerization Realized with 1-(Tri-isopropoxymethylsilylphenyl)-1-phenylethylene (DPE-Si(O-iPr)3).
    Liu, P.; Ma, H.*; Han, L.; Shen, H.; Yang, L.; Li, C.; Hao, X.; Li, Y.,
    Angewandte Chemie 2018. (Accepted as Very Important Paper)
  2. The effect of amine-functionalized 1,1-diphenylethylene (DPE) derivatives on end-capping reactions and the simulation of their precision for sequence control.
    Liu, P.; Ma, H.; Han, L.; Yang, L.; Shen, H.; Li, C.; Li, Y.,
    Polymer 147, 157, (2018)
  3. Study on the Mechanism of a Side Coupling Reaction during the Living Anionic Copolymerization of Styrene and 1-(Ethoxydimethylsilyphenyl)-1-phenylethylene (DPE-SiOEt).
    Liu, P.; Ma, H.; Shen, H.; Han, L.; Chang, S.; Zang, L.; Bian, Y.; Bai, Y.; Li, Y.,
    Polymers 9, 5, (2017)
  4. Sequence regulation in the living anionic copolymerization of styrene and 1-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-1-phenylethylene by modification with different additives.
    Liu, P.; Ma, H.; Huang, W.; Han, L.; Hao, X.; Shen, H.; Bai, Y.; Li, Y.,
    Polym. Chem. 8, 1778, (2017).


  • ​2013-2019 M. C. E. and Ph.D. Polymer Materials, Dalian University of Technology.
  • 2009-2013 B.E Polymer Materials, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2020: Post-doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (DICP), Dalian