Books at Kent


  • Q. Li (Ed.), Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018 (ISBN 978-3-527-34482-6).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017 (ISBN 978-3-527-34254-9).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy, Springer, Heidelberg, 2016 (ISBN 978-3-319-32021-2).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications, Springer, Heidelberg, 2015 (ISBN 978-3-319-18292-6).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014 (ISBN 978-3-319-04866-6).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-defined Nanostructures to Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2013 (ISBN 978-1-118-45200-4).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2012 (ISBN 978-1-118-07861-7).
  • Q. Li (Ed.), Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2011 (ISBN 978-0-470-55973-4).

  • Encyclopedia Chapters

  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Liquid Crystals" in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2014 edition.
  • C. Xue and Q. Li, "Gold Nanorods" in Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, third edition, Taylor & Francis, 2015.

  • Chapters at Kent

  • L. Chen and Q. Li, "Soft Photoactuators in Micorfludics", Chapter 5 in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018.
  • J. Hu, S. Ma, H. Yu, and Q. Li, "Photomechanical Soft Nanocomposites: Synergies between Soft Matrix and Energy Conversion Additives", Chapter 8 in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018.
  • L. Wang and Q. Li, "Light-driven Self-Organized Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures Enabled by Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors: From 1D to 3D Photonic Crystals", Chapter 3 in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018.
  • H. Bisoyi, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, "Soft Materials Driven by Photothermal Effect and Their Applications", Chapter 1 in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018.
  • A. S. Amrutha, A. S. Achalkumar, and Q. Li, "Light-Driven Phase Transitions in Liquid Crystals and Their Applications", Chapter 7 in Photoactive Functional Soft Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2018.
  • D. Yu, X. Xiao, Z. Yuan, and Q. Li, "Self-Assembled Graphene Nanostructures and Their Applications", Chapter 2 in Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017.
  • L. Wang and Q. Li, "Photochromic Organic & Hybrid Self-Organized Nanostructures: From Molecular Design to Applications", Chapter 3 in Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017.
  • S. Achalkumar, M. Mathews, and Q. Li, "Stimuli-Directed Self-Organizing 1D Organic Semiconducting Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications", Chapter 7 in Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017.
  • R. S. Zola and Q. Li, "Stimuli-Directed Helical Axis Switching in Chiral Liquid Crystalline Nanostructure", Chapter 8 in Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Nanostructured Self-Organized Heliconical Nematic Liquid Crystals: Twist Bend Nematic Phase", Chapter 16 in Functional Organic and Hybrid Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2017.
  • L. Wang, Karla Gutierrez, and Q. Li, "Photochromic Chiral Liquid Crystal Sensors", Chapter 2 in Liquid Crystalline Sensors (Eds: A. Schenning, G. Crawford and D. J. Broer), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, 2017.
  • H. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Discotic Liquid Crystals for Self-Organizing Photovolatics", Chapter 6 in Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.
  • Z. Zheng and Q. Li, "Self-Organized Chiral Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures for Energy-Saving Devices", Chapter 14 in Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2016.
  • M. Morimoto, S. Kobatake, M. Irie, H. K. Bisoyi, Q. Li, S. Wang, and H. Tian, "Photochromic Bulk Materials", Chapter 8 in Photochromic Materials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Eds: H. Tian and J. Zhang), Wiley-VCH, 2016.
  • C. Xue and Q. Li, "Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticels: Preparation, Properties, and Applications", Chapter 3 in Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2015.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Liquid Crystalline Anisotropic Nanoparticles: From Metallic and Semiconducting Nanoparticles to Carbon Nanomaterials", Chapter 6 in Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2015.
  • M. Mathews, A. S. Achalkumar, and Q. Li, "Self-assembled 1D Semiconductors: Liquid Crystalline Columnar Phase", Chapter 7 in Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2015.
  • T.-H. Lin, C.-W. Chen, and Q. Li, "Self-organized 3D Photonic Superstructures: Blue Phase Liquid Crystal" Chapter 9 in Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2015.
  • L. Wang and Q. Li, "Stimuli Responsive Self-Organized Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures: From 1D to 3D Photonic Crystals", Chapter 17 in Organic & Hybrid Photonic Crystals (Ed: D. Comoretto), Springer, New York, 2015.
  • H. K. Bisoyi, S. Kumar, and Q. Li, "Liquid Crystalline 1D and 2D Carbon Materials", Chapter 3 in Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
  • C. Xue and Q. Li, "Liquid Crystal-Gold Nanoparticle Hybrid Materials", Chapter 4 in Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
  • Y. Li and Q. Li, "Photoresponsive Chiral Liquid Crystal Materials: From 1D Helical Superstructures to 3D Periodic Cubic Lattices and Beyond", Chapter 5 in Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Directing Self-Organized Columnar Nanostructures of Discotic Liquid Crystals for Device Applications", Chapter 7 in Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
  • L. Yu, H. Yu, and Q. Li, "Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Photodeformable Liquid Crystalline Polymers", Chapter 10 in Nanoscience with Liquid Crystals: From Self-Organized Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), Springer, Heidelberg, 2014.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, "Stimuli Responsive Alignment Control of Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures", Chapter 3 in Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-defined Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • Y. Li and Q. Li, "Photoresponsive Cholesteric Liquid Crystals", Chapter 5 in Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-defined Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • H. Yu and Q. Li, "Photomechanical Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Motion in Response to Light", Chapter 7 in Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-defined Nanostructures to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • C. Xue and Q. Li, "Stimuli Responsive Smart Organic Hybrid Metal Nanoparticles", Chapter 9 in Intelligent Stimuli Responsive Materials: From Well-defined Nanostructures to Applications, Q. Li, Ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
  • C. Xue and Q. Li, "Semiconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals for Optoelectronic Applications", Chapter 2 in Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • C. Yelamaggad, S. K. Prasad, and Q. Li, "Photo-Stimulated Phase Transformations in Liquid Crystals and Their Non-display Applications", Chapter 4 in Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • Y. Wang and Q. Li, "Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in Liquid Crystal Media", Chapter 5 in Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  • M. Mathews and Q. Li, "Self-Organizing Discotic Liquid Crystals as Novel Organic Semiconductors", Chapter 4 in Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  • J. Ma and Q. Li, "Smectic Liquid Crystal Semiconductors", Chapter 5 in Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Applications (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  • L. Jin and Q. Li, "Self-Organized Fullerene Based Organic Semiconductors", Chapter 7 in Self-Organized Organic Semiconductors: From Materials to Device Application (Ed: Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  • Q. Li, J. M. El Khoury, X. Zhou, A. Urbas, L. Qu, and L. Dai, "Synthesis of the Thiol Surfactant with Tunable Length as a Stabilizer of Gold Nanoparticles", Chapter 4 in Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Passivation, Stabilization, and Functionalization (Eds: R. Nagarajan and T. A. Hatton), Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Q. Li and L. Li, "Photoconducting Discotic Liquid Crystals", Chapter 11 in Thermotropic Liquid Crystals (Ed: A. Ramamoorthy), Springer, 2007.

  • Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications at Kent

  • X. Chen. Q. Cao, H. Bisoyi, M. Wang, H. Yang, and Q. Li, Efficient Near-Infrared Emissive Artificial Supramolecular Light-Harvesting System for Imaging in Golgi Apparatus. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, 10493-10496.
  • Z. Zheng, Y. Lu, and Q. Li, Photoprogramable Mesogenic Soft Helical Architectures: A Promising Avenue Toward Future Chiro-Optics. Advanced Materials 2020, 32, 1905318.
  • H. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, B. Li, M. E. McConney, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Visible Light-Driven Halogen Bond Donor Based Molecular Switches: From Reversible Unwinding to Handedness Inversion in Self-Organized Soft Helical Superstructures. Angewante Chemie International Edition 2020, 59, 2684-2687.
  • Q. Mo, B. Liu, W. Huang, P. Sun, Z. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, D. Shen, Z. Zheng, Y. Lu, and Q. Li. Reversible On-Off of Chirality and Anisotropy in Patterned Coexistence of Achiral-Anisotropic and Chiral-Isotropic Soft Materials. Advanced Optical Materials 2020, 8, 2000155.
  • Y. Shan, L. You, H. K. Bisoyi, Y. Yang, Y. Ge, K. Che, S. Li, L. Chen, and Q. Li. Annular Structural Colors from Bowl-like Shriveled Photonic Microshells of Cholesteric Liquid Crystals. Advanced Optical Materials 2020, 8.
  • M. Recanello, E. Lenzi, A. Martins, Q. Li, and R. Zola, Extended Adsorbing Surface Reach and Memory Effects on the Diffusive Behavior of Particles in Confined Systems. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2020, 151, 119433.
  • C. Yuan, W. Huang, Z. Zheng, B. Liu, H. K. Bisoyi, Y. Li, D. Shen, Y. Lu, and Q. Li. Stimulated Transformation of Soft Helix among Helicoidal, Heliconical and Their Inverse Helices. Science Advances 2019, 5, aax9501.
  • J. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, S. Lin, J. Guo, and Q. Li, 1,2-Dithienyldicyanoethene Based Visible-Light-Driven Chiral Fluorescent Molecular Switch for Rewritable Multimodal Photonic Devices. Angewante Chemie International Edition 2019, 58, 16052-16056.
  • H. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, M. E. McConney, A. M. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Visible Light Induced Self-Organized Helical Superstructure in Orientationally Ordered Fluids, Advanced Materials 2019, 31, 1902958.
  • H. Wang, H. Bisoyi, A. M. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Reversible Circularly Polarized Reflection in a Self-Organized Helical Superstructure Enabled by a Visible Light-Driven Axially Chiral Molecular Switch, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 8078-8082.
  • H. Bisoyi and Q. Li, Stimuli Directed Alignment of Self-Organized 1D Semiconducting Columnar Liquid Crystal Nanostructures for Organic Electronics, Progress in Materials Science 2019, 104, 1-52.
  • J. Li, H. Bisoyi, J. Tian, J. Guo, and Q. Li, Optically Rewritable Transparent Liquid Crystal Displays Enabled by Light-Driven Chiral Fluorescent Molecular Switches, Advanced Materials 2019, 31, 1807751-1-7.
  • R. S. Zola, H. Bisoyi, H. Wang, A. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Dynamic Control of Light Direction Enabled by Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystal Gratings, Advanced Materials 2019, 31, 1806172-1-34.
  • P. Chen, L. Ma, W. Hu, Z. Shen, H. Bisoyi, S. Wu, S. Ge, Q. Li, and Y. Lu, Chirality Invertible Superstructure Mediated Active Planar Optics, Nature Communications 2019, 10, 2518.
  • Q. Li, A. P. H. Schenning, and T. J. Bunning, Advanced Optical Materials 2019, 7, 1901160.
  • M. Yang, Z. Yuan, J. Liu, Z. Fang, L. Fang, D. Yu, and Q. Li, Photoresponsive Actuators Built from Carbon-Based Soft Materials, Advanced Optical Materials 2019, 7, 1900069.
  • L. Ma, W. Hu, Z. Zheng, S. Wu, P. Chen, Q. Li, and Y. Lu, Light-activated Liquid Crystalline Hierarchical Architecture Towards Photonics, Advanced Optical Materials 2019, 7, 1900393.
  • S. Lin, J. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, A. Juan, J. Guo, and Q. Li, Dicyanodistyrylthiophene Based Emissive Chiral Photoswitches: Effect of the Position of Cyano Group on Reversible Photoisomerization and Fatigue Resistance, ChemPhotoChem 2019, 3, 480-486.
  • T. Varol, B. Perk, O. Avci, O. Akpolat, O. Hakli, C. Xue, Q. Li, and U. Anik, Fabrication of Graphene/Azobenzene-Perylene Diimide Derivative Modified Electrochemical Sensors for the Dopamine Detection Based on Full Factorial Experimental Design. Measurement 2019, 147, 106867.
  • H. K. Bisoyi, S. Kumar, Q. Li, M. R. Fisch, G. Singh, and D. M. Agra-Kooijman, Chiral and Orientationally Ordered Fluid Mesophases Formed by Oxadiazole Bisaniline Based Achiral Bent Mesogens, Liquid Crystals 2019, 46, 1373-1382.
  • L. Wang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Nature-Inspired Emerging Chiral Liquid Crystal Nanostructures: From Molecular Self-Assembly to DNA Mesophase and Nanocolloids, Advanced Materials 2018, 1801335-1-42, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201801335.
  • H. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, A. M. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, The Halogen Bond: An Emerging Supramolecular Tool in the Design of Functional Mesomorphic Materials, Chemistry A European Journal 2019, 25, 1369-1378.
  • K. Zhou, H. Bisoyi, J. Jin, C. Yuan, Z. Liu, D. Shen, Y. Lu, Z. Zheng, W. Zhang, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Reversible Transformation between Self-Organized Simple Cubic Lattice and Helical Superstructure Enabled by a Molecular Switch Functionalized Nanocage, Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1800237-1-7 (highlighted in the front cover).
  • L. Wang and Q. Li, Photochromism into Nanosystems: Towards Lighting Up the Future Nanoworld, Chemical Society Reviews 2018, 47, 1044-1097.
  • H. K. Bisoyi, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Stimuli-Driven Control of the Helical Axis of Self-Organized Soft Helical Superstructures, Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1706512-1-36.
  • H. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, A. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Photochemically and Thermally Driven Full Color Reflection in a Self-organized Helical Superstructure Enabled by a Halogen Bonded Chiral Molecular Switch, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2018, 57, 1627-1631 (selected as a VIP).
  • H. Bisoyi, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Soft Materials Driven by Photothermal Effect and Their Applications, Advanced Optical Materials 2018, 6, 1800458 (Advanced Optical Materials Hall of Fame).
  • Z. Yuan, X. Xiao, J. Li, Z. Zhao, D. Yu, and Q. Li, Self-Assembled Graphene-Based Architectures and Their Applications, Advanced Science 2018, 5, 1700626.
  • M. Yu, Y. Jiang, Y. Shin, J. Jiang, H. Yang, H. Zhang, J. Xue, Q. Li, and D.-K. Yang, Effect of Biaxiality on Chirality in Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals, Soft Matter 2018, 14, 6530-6536.
  • R. F. de Souza, E. K. Lenzi, R. T. de Souza, L. R. Evangelista, Q. Li, and R. S. Zola, Surface Induced Twist in Nematic and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals: Slip-Stick-Like and Constrained Motion, Soft Matter 2018, 14, 2084-2093.
  • B. Li, H. Wang, V. Borshch, Q. Li, S. Shiyanovskii, and O. Lavrentovich, Enhanced Nanosecond Electro-Optic Effect in Isotropic and Nematic Phases of Dielectrically Negative Nematics Doped by Strongly Polar Additive, Journal of Molecular Liquids 2018, 267, 450-455.
  • R. F. de Souza, S. Granado, L. R. Evangelista, E. K. Lenzi, Q. Li, and R. S. Zola, Effect of Dynamically Changing the Substrate's Easy Axis on the Response Time of Nematic Samples, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 2018, 30.
  • B. Narayan, K. Nagura, T. Takaya, K. Iwata, A. Shinohara, H. Shinmori, H. Wang, Q. Li, X. Sun, H. Li, S. Ishihara, and T. Nakanishi, Effect of Regioisomerism on the Photophysical Properties of Alkylated-naphthalene Liquids, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2018, 20, 2970-2975 (selected as hot article and inside front cover).
  • Z. Zheng, C. Yuan, W. Hu, H. K. Bisoyi, M. Tang, Z. Liu, P. Sun, W. Yang, X. Wang, D. Shen, Y. Li, F. Ye, Y. Lu, G. Li, and Q. Li, Light-patterned Crystallographic Direction of a Self-organized Three-dimensional Soft Photonic Crystal, Advanced Materials 2017, 29, 1703165-1-8 (highlighted in the front cover).
  • Z. Zheng, R. S. Zola, H. K. Bisoyi, L. Wang, Y. Li, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Dynamic Reconfigurable Zigzig Pattern Formation in a Soft Helical Superstructure, Advanced Materials 2017, 29, 1701903-1-7.
  • L. Zhang, L. Wang, U. S. Hiremath, H. K. Bisoyi, G. C. Nair, C. V. Yelamaggad, A. M. Urbas, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Dynamic Orthogonal Switching of a Thermoresponsive Self-organized Helical Superstructure, Advanced Materials 2017, 29, 1700676-1-5 (selected as a VIP paper).
  • L. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, Z. Zheng, K. G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, G. Singh, S. Kumar, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Self-Organized Chiral Liquid Crystalline Superstructures for Adaptive Windows Enabled by Mesogen-Functionalized Graphene, Materials Today 2017, 20, 230-237.
  • L. Wang, D. Chen, K. Gutierrez-Cuevas, H. K. Bisoyi, J. Fan, G. Li, R. S. Zola, T. J. Bunning, D. A. Weitz, and Q. Li, Optically Reconfigurable Chiral Microspheres of Self-organized Helical Superstructures with Handedness Inversion, Materials Horizons 2017, 4, 1190-1195.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, Light-Driven Liquid Crystalline Materials: From Photo-Induced Phase Transitions and Property Modulations to Applications, Chemical Reviews 2016, 116, 15089-15166.
  • Z. Zheng, Y. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, L. Wang, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Three-Dimensional Control of the Helical Axis of a Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal by Light, Nature 2016, 531, 352-356.
  • K. G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, L. Wang, Z. Zheng, H. K. Bisoyi, G. Li, L. Tan, R. A. Vaia and Q. Li, Frequency-Driven Self-Organized Helical Superstructures Loaded with Mesogen-Grafted Silica Nanoparticles, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 13090-13094.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, Light-Directed Handedness Inversion of Self-Organized Helical Superstructure: Dynamic Photoswitching the Chirality of Circularly Polarized Reflection, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 2994-3010.
  • Y. Wang, Z. Zheng, H. K. Bisoyi, K. G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, L. Wang, R. S. Zola, and Q. Li, Thermally Reversible Full Color Selective Reflection in a Self-organized Helical Superstructure Enabled by a Bent-core Oligomesogen Exhibiting Twist-bend Nematic Phase, Materials Horizons 2016, 3, 442-446 (selected as hot article).
  • S. M. Salili, J. Xiang, H. Wang, Q. Li, D. A Paterson, J. M. D. Storey, C. T. Imrie, O. D. Lavrentovich, S. N. Sprunt, J. T. Gleeson, and A. Jakli, Magnetically Tunable Selective Reflection of Light by Heliconical Cholesterics, Physical Review E 2016, 94, 042705.
  • Ling Wang, Karla G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, Augustine Urbas, and Quan Li, Near-Infrared Light-Directed Handedness Inversion in Plasmonic Nanorod Embedded Helical Superstructure, Advanced Optical Materials 2016, 4, 247-251 (highlighted in Frontispiece).
  • A. Moheghi, H. Nemati, Y. Li, Q. Li, and D.-K. Yang, Bistable Salt Doped Cholesteric Liquid Crystals Light Shutter, Optical Materials 2016, 52, 219-223.
  • R. Sun, H. Bisoyi, M. Xie, and Q. Li, Photo and Redox Dual-Stimuli-Directed Reversible Disassembly and Reassembly of Linear Supramolecular Polymer Formed by Orthogonal Host-Guest Molecular Recognition, Dyes and Pigments 2016, 132, 336-341.
  • L. Wang and Q. Li, Stimuli-Directing Self-Organized 3D Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures: From Materials Design to Photonic Applications, Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 10-28 (highlighted in the front cover).
  • J. Fan, Y. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, R. S. Zola, D. Yang, T. J. Bunning, D. A. Weitz, and Q. Li, Light-Directing Omnidirectional Circularly Polarized Reflection from Liquid Crystal Droplets, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 2160-2164.
  • L. Wang, K. G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, H. K. Bisoyi, J. Xiang, G. Singh, R. S. Zola, S. Kumar, O. D. Lavrentovich, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, NIR Light-Directing Self-Organized 3D Photonic Superstructures Loaded with Mesogen-Functionalized Anisotropic Plasmonic Nanorods, Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 15039-15042.
  • K. G. Gutierrez-Cuevas, L. Wang, C. Xue, S. Gautam, S. Kumar, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Near Infrared Light-Driven Liquid Crystal Phase Transition Enabled by Hydrophobic Mesogen Grafted Plasmonic Gold Nanorods, Chemical Communications 2015, 51, 9845-9848.
  • L. Wang, H. Dong, Y. Li, R. Liu, Y. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, L.-D. Sun, C.-H. Yan, and Q. Li, Photoluminescence-Driven Reversible Handedness Inversion of Self-Organized Helical Superstructures Enabled by Unprecedented Near-Infrared Light Nanotransducers, Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 2065-2069.
  • J. Xiang, Y. Li, Q. Li, D. Paterson, J. Storey, C. Imrie, and O. Lavrentovich, Electrically Tunable Selective Reflection of light from Ultraviolet to Visible and Infrared by Heliconical Cholesterics, Advanced Materials 2015, 27, 3014-3018.
  • C. Xue, J. Xiang, H. Nemati, H. K. Bisoyi, K. Gutierrez-Cuevas, L. Wang, M. Gao, S. Zhou, O. D. Lavrentovich, D. Yang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Reversible Alignment Switching of Liquid Crystal Enabled by Azo Thiol Grafted Gold Nanoparticles, ChemPhysChem 2015, 16, 1852-1856.
  • Y. Wang, G. Singh, D. M. Agra-Kooijman, M. Gao, H. K. Bisoyi, C. Xue, M. Fisch, S. Kumar, and Q. Li, Room Temperature Heliconical Twist-Bend Nematic Liquid Crystal, CrystEngCommun 2015, 17, 2778-2782 (communications, selected as hot article and highlighted in the cover).
  • V. Guimaraes, H. Ribeiro, Q. Li, L. R. Evangelista, E. K. Lenzi, and R. S. Zola, Unusual Diffusing Regimes Caused by Different Adsorbing Surfaces, Soft Matter 2015, 11, 1658-1666 (communication).
  • H.-C. Jau, Y. Li, C.-C. Li, C.-W. Chen, C.-T. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, T.-H. Lin, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Wide-Range Non-Mechanical Beam Steering and Spectrum Scanning Based on a Self-Organized Liquid Crystal Grating Enabled by a Chiral Molecular Switch, Advanced Optical Materials 2015, 3, 166-170 (highlighted in MaterialsView and the Frontispiece).
  • C. Xue, C.-C. Kung, M. Gao, C.-C. Liu, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Facile Fabrication of 3D Layer-by-layer Graphene-Gold Nanorod Hybrid Architecture for Hydrogen Peroxide Based Electrochemical Biosensor, Sensing and BioSensing Research 2015, 3, 7-11.
  • H. K. Bisoyi and Q. Li, Light-Directing Chiral Liquid Crystal Nanostructures: From 1D to 3D, Accounts of Chemical Research 2014, 47, 3184-3195.
  • L. Wang, H. Dong, Y. Li, C. Xue, L. Sun, C. Yan, and Q. Li, Reversible Near-Infrared Light Directed Reflection in a Self-organized Helical Superstructure Loaded with Upconversion Nanoparticles, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136, 4480-4483.
  • T. V. Mykytiuk, I. P. Ilchishin, O. V. Yaroshchuk, R. M. Kravchuk, Y. Li, and Q. Li, Rapid Reversible Photo-tuning of Lasing Frequency in Dye-doped Cholesteric Liquid Crystal, Optics Letters 2014, 39, 6490-6493.
  • Y. Li, M. Wang, H. Wang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Rationally Designed Axially Chiral Switches with High Helical Twisting Power, Chemistry A European Journal 2014, 20, 16286-16292.
  • L. Chen, Y. Li, J. Fan, Hari K. Bisoyi, D. A. Weitz, and Q. Li, Photoresponsive Monodisperse Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Micro-Shells for Tunable Omnidirectional Lasing Enabled by a Visible Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switch, Advanced Optical Materials 2014, 2, 845-848 (highlighted in the cover).
  • C. Xue, M. Gao, L. Zhu, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Building 3D Layer-by-Layer Graphene-Gold Nanoparticle Hybrid Architecture with Tunable Interlayer Distance, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014, 118, 15332-15338.
  • J.-L. Shui, F. Du, C. Xue, Q. Li, and L. Dai, Vertically Aligned N-Doped Coral-Like Carbon Fiber Arrays as Efficient Air Electrodes for High-Performance Non-Aqueous Li-O2 Batteries, ACS Nano 2014, 8, 3015-3022.
  • Y. Li, C. Xue, M. Wang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Photodynamic Chiral Molecular Switches with Thermal Stability: From Reflection Wavelength Tuning to Handedness Inversion of Self-Organized Helical Superstructures, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 13703-13707.
  • T.-H. Lin, Y. Li, C.-T. Wang, H.-C. Jau, C.-W. Chen, C.-C. Li, H. K. Bisoyi, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Red, Green and Blue Reflections Enabled in Optically Tunable Self-Organized 3D Cubic Nanostructured Thin Film, Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 5050-5054 (highlighted in Nature Photonics 2013, 7, 767).
  • Y. Li, M. Wang, T. J. White, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Azoarenes Bearing Opposite Chiral Configurations: Light-Driven Dynamic Reversible Handedness Inversion in Self-Organized Helical Superstructure, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 8925-8929 (Hot paper selected by the editors).
  • C. Xue, Y. Xue, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Size and Shape Dependent Fluorescence Quenching of Gold Nanoparticles on Perylene Dye, Advanced Optical Materials 2013,1, 581-587 (highlighted on the cover).
  • R. Sun, X. Ma, M. Gao, H. Tian, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Linear Helical Supramolecular Polymer Formed by Molecular-Recognition-Directed Self-Assembly of Bis-p-sulfonatocalix[4]arene and Pseudorotaxane, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 5990-5993.
  • C. Xue, K. Gutierrez-Cuevas, M. Gao, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Photo-modulated Self-assembly of Hydrophobic Thiol Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods and Their Alignment in Thermotropic Liquid Crystal, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013, 117, 21603-21608.
  • Y. Li, M. Wang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Photoswitchable but Thermally Stable Axially Chiral Dithienylperfluorocyclopentene Dopant with High Helical Twisting Power, Journal of Material Chemistry C 2013, 1, 3889-4044 (highlighted on the cover and selected as a hot paper).
  • X. Ma, Y. Xue, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Hydrophilic Cucurbit[7]uril Rotaxane Mixed Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2013, 2682-2687.
  • C. Xue, O. Birel, Y. Xue, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, pH and Temperature Modulated Aggregation of Hydrophilic Gold Nanorods with Perylene Dyes and Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013, 117, 6752-6758.
  • C. Xue, O. Birel, Y. Li, X. Ma, M. Gao, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Metal Complex Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods: A Parallel Facile Synthesis and Self-Assembly, Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 2013, 398, 1-6 (Editor's choice, highlighted on the cover).
  • Y. Li, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Reversible Light-Directed Red, Green and Blue Reflections with Thermal Stability Enabled by a Self-Organized Helical Superstructure, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 9573-9576.
  • Y. Wang, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Reversible Visible-Light Tuning of Self-Organized Helical Superstructures Enabled by Unprecedented Light-Driven Axially Chiral Molecular Switches, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 3342-3345.
  • X. Ma, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Controllable Self-Assembling of Gold Nanorods via On and Off Supramolecular Noncovalent Interactions, Langmuir 2012, 28, 16263-16267.
  • Y. Li and Q. Li, Photochemically Reversible and Thermally State Axially Chiral Diarylethene Switches, Organic Letters 2012, 14, 4362-4365.
  • Y. Wang, H. Yoon, H. K. Bisoyi, S. Kumar and Q. Li, Hybrid Rod-like and Bent-core Liquid Crystal Dimers Exhibiting Biaxial Smectic-A and Nematic Phases, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22, 20363-20367.
  • C. Xue, O. Birel, M. Gao, S. Zhang, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Perylene Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods: Unique Optical, Electronic Properties and Self-Assemblies, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116, 10396-10404.
  • C. Xue, Y. Xu, Y. Pang, D. Yu, L. Dai, M. Cao, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Organo-Soluble Porphyrin Mixed Monolayer-Protected Gold Nanorods with Intercalated Fullerenes, Langmuir 2012, 28, 5956-5963.
  • Y. Wang and Q. Li, Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in Liquid Crystals, Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 1926-1945.
  • Q. Li, Y. Li, J. Ma, D.-K. Yang, T. J. White, and T. J. Bunning, Directing Dynamic Control of Red, Green and Blue Reflection Enabled by a Light-Driven Self-Organized Helical Superstructure, Advanced Materials 2011, 23, 5069-5073 (Highlighted in Nature Photonics 2011, 5, 713).
  • K. Rameshbabu, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Self-Organized Photochromic Dithienycyclopentent Organogels, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 15673-15677.
  • Y. Li, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Synthesis and Characterization of Light-Driven Dithienylcyclopentene Switches with Axial Chirality, Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76, 7148-7156.
  • K. Rameshbabu, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Synthesis and Characterization of Thermally Irreversible Photochromic Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2011, 115, 3409-3415.
  • M. Mathews, R. Zola, D. Yang, and Q. Li, Thermally, Photochemically and Electrically Switchable Reflection Colors from Self-Organized Chiral Bent-core Liquid Crystals, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21, 2098-2103.
  • N. Kim, Q. Li, and T. Kyu, Effect of trans-cis Photoisomerization on Phase Equilibria and Phase Transition of Liquid-Crystalline Azobenzene Chromophore and Its Blends with Reactive Mesogenic Diacrylate. Physical Review E 2011, 83, 031702-1-8.
  • M. Mathews, S. Kang, S. Kumar and Q. Li, Designing Bent-core Nematogens towards Biaxial Nematic Liquid Crystals, Liquid Crystals 2011, 38, 31-40 (cover page).
  • Y. Li, D. Yu, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Hydrophobic Chiral Hybrid Gold Nanorods, Langmuir 2011, 27, 98-103.
  • M. Mathews, R. Zola, Hurley, S., D. Yang, T. J. White, T. J. Bunning, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Reversible Handedness Inversion in Self-organized Helical Superstructures, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132, 18361-18366.
  • L. Jin, Y. Li, J. Ma, and Q. Li, Synthesis of Novel Thermally Reversible Photochromic Axially Chiral Spirooxazines, Organic Letters 2010, 12, 3552-3555.
  • M. Ji, Y. Li, T. White, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Nanoscale Chiral Molecular Switch: Reversible Dynamic Full Range Color Phototuning, Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 3463-3465 (Top ten download paper, and highlights in Chemical Technology).
  • B. Senyuk, H. Wonderly, M. Mathews, Q. Li, S. V. Shiyanovskii, and O. D. Lavrentovich, Surface Alignment, Anchoring Transitions, Optical Properties and Topological Defects in the Nematic Phase of Thermotropic Bent-Core Liquid Crystal A131, Physical Review E 2010, 82, 041711-1-13.
  • P. Sathyanarayana, T. A. Kumar, V. S. S. Sastry, M. Mathews, Q. Li, H. Takezoe, and S. Dhara, Rotational Viscosity of a Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal, Applied Physics Express 2010, 3, 091702.
  • T. White, R. L. Bricker, L. V. Natarajan, V. P. Tondiglia, C. Bailey, L. Green, Q. Li, and T. J. Bunning, Electromechanical and Light Tunable Cholesteric Liquid Crystals, Optics Communications 2010, 283, 3434-3436.
  • T. White, R. L. Bricker, L. V. Natarajan, V. P. Tondiglia, L. Green, Q. Li, and T. J. Bunning, Electrically Switchable, Photoaddressable Cholesteric Liquid Crystal Reflectors, Optics Express 2010, 18, 173-178.
  • P. Sathyanarayana, M. Mathews, Q. Li, K. V. Le, H. Takezoe, and S. Dhara, Splay Bend Elasticity of A Bent-Core Nematic Liquid Crystal, Physical Review E (Rapid Communications) 2010, 81, 010702/1-4.
  • N. Venkataraman, G. Magyar, E. Montbach, A. Khan, T. Schneider, J. W. Doane, L. Green, and Q. Li, Thin Flexible Photosensitive Cholesteric Displays, Journal of the Society for Information Display 2009, 17, 869-873.
  • T. White, R. L. Bricker, L. V. Natarajan, N. V. Tabiryan, L. Green, Q. Li, and T. J. Bunning, Phototunable Azobenzene Cholesteric Liquid Crystals with 2000 nm Range, Advanced Functional Materials 2009, 19, 3484-3488.
  • L. Green, Y. Li, T. White, A. Urbas, T. Bunning, and Q. Li, Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches with Tetrahedral and Axial Chirality, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (Communications) 2009, 7, 3930-3933.
  • J. M El Khoury, X. Zhou, L. Qu, L. Dai, A. Urbas, and Q. Li, Organo-soluble Photoresponsive Azo Hybrid Gold Nanorods, Chemical Communications 2009, 2109-2111.
  • X. Zhou, S. Kang, S. Kumar, and Q. Li, Self-assembly of Discotic Liquid Crystal Porphyrin into More Controllable Ordered Nanostructure Mediated by Fluorophobic Effect, Liquid Crystals 2009, 36, 269-274.
  • K. V. Le, M. Mathews, M. Chambers, J. Harden, Q. Li, H. Takezoe, and A. Jakli, Electro-Optic Technique to Study Biaxiality of Liquid Crystals with Positive Dielectric Anisotropy: The Case of a Bent-Core Material, Physical Review E (Rapid Communications) 2009, 79, 030701/1-030701/4.
  • X. Zhou, S. Kang, S. Kumar, R. Kulkar, S. Z. D. Cheng, and Q. Li, Self-Assembly of Porphyrin and Fullerene Supramolecular Complex into Highly Ordered Nanostructure by Thermal Annealing, Chemistry of Materials (Communications) 2008, 20, 3551-3553.
  • E. Montbach, N. Venkataraman, J. W. Doane, A. Khan, G. Magyar, I. Shiyanovskaya, T. Schneider, L. Green, and Q. Li, Novel Optically Addressable Photochiral Displays, Society for Information Display Digest of Technical Papers 2008, 39, 919-922.
  • L. Li, S. Kang, J. Harden, Q. Sun, X. Zhou, L. Dai, A. Jakli, S. Kumar, and Q. Li, Nature Inspired Light-harvesting Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins for Organic Photovoltaics, Liquid Crystals 2008, 35, 233-239.
  • Q. Sun, L. Dai, X. Zhou, L. Li, and Q. Li, Bilayer- and Bulk-heeterojunction Solar Cells Using Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins as Donors by Solution Processing, Applied Physics Letters 2007, 91, 253505/1-253505/3.
  • C. V. Yelamaggad, I. Shashikala, and Q. Li, Liquid Crystal Trimers Composed of Banana-Shaped and Rod-Like Anisometric Segments: Synthesis and Characterization, Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 6561-6568.
  • S. Kang, Q. Li, B. D. Chapman, R. Pindak, J. O. Cross, L. Li, M. Nakata, and S. Kumar, Micro-focus X-ray Diffraction Study of the Columnar Phase of Porphyrin-based Mesogens, Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 5657-5663.
  • Q. Li, L. Green, N. Venkataraman, I. Shiyanovskaya, A. Khan, A. Urbas, and J. W. Doane, Reversible Photoswithable Axially Chiral Dopants with High Helical Twisting Power, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129, 12908-12909.
  • X. Zhou, T. Narayanan, and Q. Li, New Mesogen with Thermotropic Cubic Phase: 3,4,5-Tris-(11,11,12,12,13,13,14,14,15,15,16,16-tridecafluoro-hexadecyloxy)-benzoic Acid. Liquid Crystals 2007, 34, 1243-1248.
  • X. Zhou, J. M. El Khoury, L. Qu, L. Dai, and Q. Li, A Facile Synthesis of Aliphatic Thiol Surfactant with Tunable Length as a Stabilizer of Gold Nanoparticles in Organic Solvents. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2007, 308, 381-384.
  • C. V. Yelamaggad, I. S. Shashikala, U. S. Hiremath, G. Liao, A. Jakli, D. S. S. Rao, S. Krishna, and Q. Li, Fluorine Containing Nonsymmetrical Five-ring Achiral Banana-Shaped Compounds with Columnar and Synclinic Antiferroelectric Layered Phases. Soft Matter 2006, 2, 785-792.
  • C. V. Yelamaggad, I. S. Shashikala, G. Liao, D. S. S. Rao, S. Krishna, Q. Li, and A. Jakli. Blue Phase, Smectic Fluids, and Unprecedented Sequences in Liquid Crystal Dimers. Chemistry of Materials (Communications) 2006, 18, 6100-6102.
  • C. Chen, P. J. Bos, J. Kim, Q. Li, and J. E. Anderson, Improved Liquid Crystals for Vertical Alignment Applications, Journal of Applied Physics 2006, 99, 123523/1-123523/6.
  • Q. Li, L. Li, J. Kim, H.-K. Park, and J. Williams. Reversible Photoresponsive Chiral Liquid Crystals Containing Cholesteryl Moiety and Azobenzene Linker. Chemistry of Materials 2005, 17, 6018-6021.

  • Patent and Patent Applications at Kent

  • Q. Li, L. Li, A. Jakli, J. Harden, "Nanoscale Discotic Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins", US Patent 7,279,570, issued on Oct. 9, 2007.
  • Q. Li, X. Zhou, "Light-harvesting Discotic Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins and Metal complexes", US Patent 7291,727, issued on Nov. 6, 2007.
  • Q. Li, "A Liquid Crystalline Blend, Device Thereof and Method Thereof", US Patent 8,241,522, issued on August 14, 2012.
  • Q. Li., L. M. Green, J. W. Doane, A. Asad, N. Venkataraman, I. Shiyanovskaya, "Chiral Nematic Photo Displays", US Patent 8,329,058, issued on Dec. 11, 2012.
  • Q. Li, J. Ma, Y. Li, "Smart Photochromic Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Window", US Patent 9,063,358, issued on June 23, 2015.
  • Q. Li, L. Li, J. Harden, A. Jakli, "Nanoscale Discotic Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins", PCT Patent Application, WO 2007/081505 (Germany Patent Application).
  • Q. Li, X. Zhou, "Light-harvesting Discotic Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins and Metal complexes", PCT Patent Application, WO 2007/081590 (Germany Patent Application).
  • Q. Li, "A Liquid Crystalline Blend, Device Thereof and Method Thereof", PCT Patent Application, WO 2010/047864.
  • Q. Li, J. Ma, Y. Li, Smart Photochromic Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal Window, PCT Patent Application, WO 2011/139319.
  • Q. Li, Y. Li, J. Ma, "A Liquid Crystal Composition Containing Chiral Dopant, Device Thereof, and Methods Thereof", PCT Patent Application, WO 2012/051127.
  • Q. Li, "Thermally Irreversible Liquid Crystal Materials, Device Thereof and Method Thereof", in preparation.
  • Q. Li, "Liquid Crystalline Nanocomposites", US Patent Application, in preparation.