Welcome to our new Associate Editor Professor Zhibo Li

We are delighted to announce Professor Zhibo Li (Qingdao University of Science and Technology,) as a new Associate Editor for Polymer Chemistry!

Professor Zhibo LiZhibo Li obtained his B.S. (1998) and Master (2001) degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He then completed his Ph.D. working on self-assembly of triblock copolymers in the Chemistry Department, University of Minnesota in 2006. After that, he spent two and half years in UCLA as a postdoctoral scholar. In 2009, he became a professor in the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and moved to the Qingdao University of Science and Technology in 2015. He was winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2012), and became the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2018). His research interests include design and synthesis of stimuli-responsive polypeptides, preparation of biodegradable polyesters from biobased monomers, developing organocatalysts and phosphazene  superbase for ring opening (co)polymerization of cyclic esters and epoxides, and studying the self-assembly of copolymers with multi-hydrogen bonding interactions.

 

Read some of his recent articles below for FREE until 17th January!

Self-crosslinking assemblies with tunable nanostructures from photoresponsive polypeptoid-based block copolymers
Jirui Wei,   Jing Sun,   Xu Yang,   Sifan Ji,   Yuhan Wei  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2020, Advance Article (Part of our 2020 Emerging Investigators issue)

Fast, selective and metal-free ring-opening polymerization to synthesize polycarbonate/polyester copolymers with high incorporation of ethylene carbonate using an organocatalytic phosphazene base
Chuanzhi Wei,   Xinhui Kou,   Shaofeng Liu  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 5905-5912

Phosphazene superbase catalyzed ring-opening polymerization of cyclotetrasiloxane toward copolysiloxanes with high diphenyl siloxane content
Jinfeng Shi,   Na Zhao,   Shuang Xia,   Shaofeng Liu  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 2126-2133

A facile method to prepare high molecular weight bio-renewable poly(γ-butyrolactone) using a strong base/urea binary synergistic catalytic system
Yong Shen,    Zhichao Zhao,   Yunxin Li,   Shaofeng Liu,   Fusheng Liu  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2019,10, 1231-1237

Schiff base and reductive amination reactions of α-amino acids: a facile route toward N-alkylated amino acids and peptoid synthesis
Xiaohui Fu,   Zheng Li,   Jirui Wei,   Jing Sun  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 4617-4624

Preparation of biorenewable poly(γ-butyrolactone)-b-poly(l-lactide) diblock copolyesters via one-pot sequential metal-free ring-opening polymerization
Yong Shen,   Jinbo Zhang,   Na Zhao,   Fusheng Liu  and  Zhibo Li
Polym. Chem., 2018,9, 2936-2941


As a Polymer Chemistry Associate Editor, Zhibo will be handling submissions to the journal.

Why not submit your next paper to his Editorial Office?

 

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