Reversible Near-Infrared Light Directed Reflection in a Self-organized Helical Superstructure Loaded with Upconversion Nanoparticles, L. Wang, H. Dong, Y. Li, C. Xue, L. Sun, C. Yan, and Q. Li, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136
Quan Li proposal on smart energy-saving devices is awarded by Ohio Third Frontier (OTF).
Our book entitled "Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications" will be published by Springer on April 30, 2014.
Quan Li gave an invited talk entitled "Well-Defined Self-Organized Liquid Crystals for Dynamic Photonics and Energy" at College of Engineering, Ohio State University on November 21, 2013.
Welcome new postdoc Dr. Ling Wang to join our group.
Welcome new postdoc Dr. Yuan Wang and visiting scientist Dr. Chunbo Zhang to join our group.
Quan Li attended 246th American Chemical Society National Fall Meeting, Indianapolis, September 8-12, 2013, where he chaired the session: Physical Organic Chemistry. His group gave four talks.
Our work on optically tunbale 3D photonic crystals (T. Lin, Y. Li, C. Wang, H. Jau, C. Chen, C. Li, H. Bisoyi, T. Bunning, and Q. Li, Red, Green and Blue Reflections Enabled in an Optically Tunable Self-Organized 3D Cubic Nanostructured Thin Films, Advanced Materials 2013,25, 5050-5054) was highlighted by Nature Photonics 2013, 7, 767.
Our work on light-driven handedness inversion (Y. Li, M. Wang, T. J. White, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Azoarenes with Opposite Chiral Configurations: Light-Driven Reversible Handedness Inversion in Self-Organized Helical Superstructures, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 8925-8929) was selected as "Hot Paper" by the Editors for its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest.
Quan Li gave an invited talk entitled "Light-Directed Self-Organized Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures: From Photo Display to Dynamic Photonics" at the Gordon Research Conference, Biddeford, Maine, June 17, 2013.
Our project on the IR sensors is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Quan Li attended and gave a talk at the Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (DoD MURI) program review meeting on Nanofabrication of Tunable 3D Nanotube Architectures, Arlington, Virginia, June 12, 2013.
The invention on the photodisplays without patterned electronics was issued a US patent on Dec. 11, 2012. Q. Li, L. M. Green, J. W. Doane, A. Asad, N. Venkataraman, I. Shiyanovskaya, US Patent 8,329,058.
Welcome new postdoc Dr. Reji Thomas to join our group.
Welcome new postdoc Dr. Hu He, and new graduate students Karla Gutierrez and Hao Wang to join our group.
Quan Li gave an invited talk entitled "Advanced Liquid Crystal Materials: From Tunable Photonics to Solar Energy" at Department of Chemical Engineering of University of Rochester and visited the Laboratory for Laser Energetics on September 12, 2012.
Quan Li attended 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, August 19-23, 2012, where he chaired two sessions: "Materials, Devices, and Switches" and "Gold Nanoparticles: Stabilization, Assembly, and Applications". His group gave five talks.
The invention on liquid crystals for renewable solar energy was issued a US patent on August 14, 2012. Q. Li, US Patent 8,241,522.
Quan Li gave an invited talk entitled "Light-driven Chiral Molecular Motors: Opportunity and Challenge" at the International Conference on Optical, Electronic and Electrical Materials, Shanghai, August 5-7, 2012.
Quan Li attended the Department of Energy (DOE) Materials Chemistry Principal Investigators' Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland, July 15-18, 2012 and an image from our DOE project was selected for the cover page of this meeting.
Quan Li attended and gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Soft Matter Science organized by Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, July 13-14, 2012.
Quan Li attended Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Low Density Materials Program Review Meeting, June 4-5, 2012 at Dayton, Ohio.
Quan Li attended and gave a talk at the 2012 Tri-Service Metamaterials Program Review organized by Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO) and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), May 22-25, 2012 at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Quan Li gave a plenary talk entitled "Self-Organized Liquid Crystals: From Dynamic Photonics to Renewable Solar Energy" at the Symposium on Liquid Crystal Photonics on March 25, 2012.
Quan Li attended and gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Directing Nanoscale Organization in Organic Photovoltaics: Liquid Crystals for Renewable Energy,organized by the NSF Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, and the NSF Liquid Crystal Materials Research Center, Boulder, Colorado. August 7-10, 2010.
Quan Li has secured another five-year research funding supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research starting from May 1, 2009 on the development of novel functionalized hybrid gold nanorods.
Quan Li has secured one five-year research funding supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research starting from March 1, 2009 on the development of light-driven chiral molecular motors.
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