报告题目：Advanced liquid Crystalline Materials: From Tunable
Photonics to Organic Self-organizing Photovoltaics
报告人：Prof. Quan Li, Senior Research Fellow, Adjunct Professor,
Liquid Crystal Institute (LCI) & Chemical Physics Program,
Kent State University, USA
报告时间：2009年6月19日 （星期五）上午10:00 — 11:30
Quan Li got his B.S. (1986) from Second Military Medical University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China. In February of 1998, he was promoted to a full professor of Organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry in CAS. He held visiting appointments in Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong (1996-1997); Department of Protein Engineering, Life Sciences Division, Atomic Energy Commission of France, Saclay/CEA, Paris, France (1998-1999); Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Göttingen, Germany (1999-2000); and Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, USA (2001-2004). Also, he was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany (1999-2000). In 2004, He joined LCI as a senior research fellow and the director of Organic Synthesis Laboratory, and he is an adjunct professor in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program at LCI.
Prof. Li’s research focuses on molecular design and synthesis of novel advanced materials, and synthesis and self-assembly of well-defined molecular structures on a nanometer length scale. Such materials include nature inspired light-harvesting liquid crystals, reversible photoswitchable chiral materials, hybrid gold nanorods, shape-persistent macrocyclic molecules, tetrahedrally shaped molecules, bent-core liquid crystals, deuterated liquid crystals, liquid crystalline monomers and their networks, all of which offer tremendous new possibility in applications such as organic nanostructured photovoltaics, smart energy saving devices, novel photodisplay, photonics, AFM molecular tips, and drug delivery as well as fundamental science.