• Comparison of two cottons with and without coating.
  • TEM images of double and triple helices
  • TEM images of cage-like and flowery superaggregates
  • TEM image of spheres of bumpy surface
News in the Liu Group


September 12, 2017
Welcome to Kate!

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elcome Kate join in our group for her 4th year research project

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September 12, 2017
Welcome to Jiafu!

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elcome our new Master student


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August 31, 2017
Congratulations to Brandon!

Brandon was awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the year 2017/2018 Academic year


August 31, 2017
Congratulations to Jasmine!

Jasmine was awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the year 2017/2018 Academic year


August 30, 2017
Zijie & Morgan's paper was published in the journal of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

"Universal Janus Filters for the Separation of Oil from Emulsions Stabilized by Ionic or Nonionic Surfactants Emulsions"

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August 21, 2017
Welcome to Dr. Miao!

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elcome visiting Professor from China
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August 21, 2017
Dr. Zheng's paper was published in the journal of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

"UV-Curable Antismudge Coatings"

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Research was highlighted in Poly Sci (china)

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August 15, 2017
Congratulations to Morgan!

Morgan won the Graduate Student Speaker Award for an oral presentation in the field of Self-Assembly at Surfaces sponsored by Chemistry of Materials and ACS publications at CSC 2017

May 20, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Li!

Dr. Xiaoyu Li, a former Ph.D. student of the Liu group, has been awarded a thousand -young-telents position by the Chinese goverment.  With this highly prestigious tiltle, he will now join the Beijing Institute of Technolgy as a faculty member

Congratulations to Xiaoyu!
January 09, 2017
Welcome to Tina!

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elcome our new Master student
 
November 14, 2016
Zijie's Research was highlighted in ACS Chemical & Engineering News, Chemistry World (UK), Poly Sci (China). and TECH Beat

"Two-faced fabrics separates oil from emulsions"

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"Oil and water part ways with new separation methods"

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"Separation of oil from emulsions"

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Octorber 22, 2016
Zijie's paper was published in the journal of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

"In-Situ-Generated Janus Fabrics for the Rapid and Efficient Separation of Oil from Oil-in-Water Emulsions"

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September 12, 2016
Congratulations to Zijie!

Zijie won the Most Outstanding Oral Presentation award in 9th Annual Graduate Symposium.


September 08, 2016
Welcome to Brandon!

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elcome our new Master student
September 08, 2016
Welcome to Jasmine!

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elcome our new Master student
August 08, 2016

Dr. Hu's paper was published in the journal of Advanced Materials Interfaces.


Results were also featured on the journal's cover  
"Self-Cleaning Coatings: Clear and Durable Epoxy Coatings that Exhibit Dynamic Omniphobicity"

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July 26, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Rabnawaz!

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Rubnawaz, alumnus of the Liu group, who has just accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the Michigan State University, East Lansing.

July 26, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Yu Wang!
Yu Wang has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.  Excellent job!
July 04, 2016
Welcome to Dr. Zheng!

Welcome Post Doctoral fellow Chao Zheng!
May 16, 2016
Welcome to Emily!

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elcome our new Master student
May 16, 2016
Welcome to Morgan!

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elcome our new Master student
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December 21, 2015
Yu's research was highlighted by Nature
Nanotechnology


December 16, 2015
Zijie and Yu's paper was published in the journal of Angewandte Chemie International Edition 
 
"Rapid and Efficient Separation of Oil from Oil-in-Water Emulsions Using a Janus Cotton Fabric"

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December 08, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. Liu for being awarded a Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II Grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence! 

November 12, 2015
Congratulations to Prof. Liu!

Prof. Liu has been awarded the university’s prize for excellence in research. This award recognizes and rewards researchers who are nominated by their peers for major contributions to their field.

Octorber 08, 2015
Yu Wang's paper was published in the journal of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
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September 14, 2015
Prof. Liu and Dr. Rabnawaz's Research was highlighted in ACS Chemical & Engineering News.
"An Antismudge Coating Free Of Fluorine"

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September 03, 2015

Dr. Rabnawaz's paper was published in the journal of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

It was also highlighted as a Press release:
"A Future without Cleaning"

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August 10, 2015

Congratulations to Bolu Peng!
Bolu Peng has successfully defended his M.Sc thesis.  Great job Mr. Bolu! Good luck in China!

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June 10, 2015

Prof. Liu and Dr. Rabnawaz's research was highlighted in a newsletter by the Materials Research Society: 
"Clear, anti-smudge coatings could keep electronics, buildings, and windows clean."

April 30, 2015

Dr. Rabnawaz's paper was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

It was also highlighted as a Press release:
"Coating from the Deep: A new coating material takes advantage of embedding anti-smudge polymer chains in graft-copolymer micelles"

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September 17, 2014

Congratulations to Danielle Macoretta!
Danielle Macoretta has successfully defended her M.Sc thesis.  Great job Danielle!

August 21, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Heng Hu!
Heng Hu has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.  Congratulations Heng!

August 19, 2014

Prof. Liu and Dr. Hu's Research was highlighted in ACS Chemical & Engineering News:

"New Polymer Nanocapsules Come With Built-In Channels"

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June 4, 2013

Prof. Liu and Dr. Xiong's research was highlighted by the French Embassy in Ottawa
A technology developed by Prof. Liu and Dr. Xiong would eliminate the adhesion of contaminants (glass, fingerprints, graffiti ...) on many surfaces. This coating has shown promise in pushing aqueous or oily deposits on surfaces such as glass, metal, wood, ceramics, plastics and fibers.

Superhydrophobic Coating
April 26, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz!
Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz became a postdoc fellow in the Liu Group after successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on April 26th, 2013. Congratulations Dr. Rabnawaz.

Congratulations to Muhammad!
February 28, 2013

Prof. Liu and Dr. Xiong's research was highlighted by the Queen's News Centre
A new technology developed by Prof. Liu and Dr. Xiong has shown promise in repelling undesired water and oil-based deposits on many surfaces.

Superhydrophobic Coating
January 23, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Xiaoyu Li!
Dr. Xiaoyu Li successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations Dr. Li.
Congratulations to Xiaoyu!