Emerging Investigator: Haiyan Peng
2008-2014 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) Ph.D.
2004-2008 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) B.Sc.
Read Haiyan Peng’s Emerging Investigator Series article on Materials Chemistry Frontiers and learn more about him.
|Liquid crystal-assisted manufacturing of flexible holographic polymer nanocomposites for high-security level anticounterfeiting|
Flexible manufacturing of holographic polymer nanocomposites has been realized by the synergy of hydrogen bonding networks with thiol–ene click reaction, which allows for the reconstruction of polarization-sensitive 3D images for advanced security.
|From the themed collection: Frontiers Emerging Investigator Series|
|The article was first published on 18 Oct 2022|
|Mater. Chem. Front., 2022, Advance Article|
My research interests
|Key words: holography, photopolymerization, 3D printing, supramolecular chemistry|
|My research interests focus on photoreaction mechanism, photorheology, and photopolymerization-based advanced manufacturing such as holographic printing and 3D printing. Particularly, I have made great efforts on the development of new holographic polymer materials for applications in high-security level anticounterfeiting, high-density data storage, and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR).|
10 Facts about me
|I chose my current career path because I can realize my creative thoughts via chemical design.
I published my first academic article on the conceptual “photoinitibitor” in J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014.
An accomplishment I’m particularly proud of is the pioneering work on crosstalk-free integration of cooperative-thermoresponse dual images via orthogonal photoreactions. This work was published in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2020.
I am most passionate about my work in holographic polymer nanocomposites because they can provide unlimited opportunities to explore new functions.
I always feel lucky that my advisors directed me to the cutting-edge research fields.
I get excited when I discuss new findings with my dynamic students.
My favourite hobby is fishing, which can free my whole soul.
One thing I cannot live without is independent thinking.
It is my favourite time when I travel with my wife and lovely boys.
One city abroad I am eager to visit again is Boulder of which I have a lot of good memories.