Pibo Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

  • Theoretical studies on living polymerization tools
  • Synthesis and preparation of the high-performance material
  • Precise synthesis of functionalized and topological polymers

Selected Publications

  • Investigation of the "Locked-Unlocked" Mechanism in Living Anionic Polymerization Realized with 1-(Tri-isopropoxyme... 
    P. Liu, H. Ma, L. Han, H. Shen, L . Yang, C. Li, X Hao, Y. Li
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 57:16538-16543, (2018)
  • The effect of amine-functionalized 1,1-diphenylethylene (DPE) derivatives on end-capping reactions and the simulati... 
    P. Liu, H. Ma, L. Han, L . Yang, H. Shen, C. Li, Y. Li
    Polymer, 147:157-163, (2018)
  • Sequence regulation in the living anionic copolymerization of styrene and 1-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-1-phenylethylen... 
    P. Liu, H. Ma, W. Huang, X. Hao, H. Shen, Y. Li
    Polymer Chemistry, 8:1778-1789, (2017)
  • The determination of sequence distribution in the living anionic copolymerization of styrene and strong electron-do... 
    P. Liu, H. Ma, W. Huang, W. Shen, L. Wu, Y. Li, Y. Wang
    Polymer, 97:167-173, (2016)
  • Study on the Mechanism of a Side Coupling Reaction during the Living Anionic Copolymerization of Styrene and 1-(Eth... 
    P. Liu, H. Ma, H. Shen, L. Han, S. Chang, L. Zang, Y. Bian, Y. Bai, Y. Li
    Polymers, 9:171-183, (2017)


  • B.E, polymer science, Shenyang University of Chemical Technology, Shenyang, China, 2013.
  • Ph.D., polymer science, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, 2019.

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

KAUST Affiliations

​KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)

Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Living anionic polymerization synthetic method Sequence-defined polymer Functionalized polymer