Washington State University

Yuzhan Li - Staff Scientist

The School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Yuzhan Li - Staff Scientist

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Yuzhan Li

Contact Information:

office ETRL 348
telephone 509 335 8491
e-mail yuzhan.li@wsu.edu
Postal mail Yuzhan Li
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Washington State University
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99164-2920

Joined MME in 2014;
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University, 2014

Research Interests:

  • Multifunctional polymers and composites
  • Stimuli-responsive liquid crystals
  • Liquid crystalline thermosets and elastomers

Recent Publications:

  • Y. Li, C. Pruitt, O. Rios, L. Wei, M. Rock, J. K. Keum, A. G. McDonald, M. R. Kessler, “Controlled Shape Memory Behavior of a Smectic Main-chain Liquid Crystalline Elastomer”, Macromolecules, 2015, 48(9), 2864-2874. (Featured on front cover)
  • Y. Li, O. Rios, M. R. Kessler, “Thermomagnetic Processing of Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resins and Their Mechanical Characterization using Nanoindentation”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6(21), 19456-19464.
  • C. Zhang, Y. Li, R. Chen, M. R. Kessler, “Polyurethanes from Solvent-Free Vegetable Oil Based Polyols”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 2014, 2(10), 2465-2476
  • Y. Li, M. R. Kessler, “Creep-resistant Behavior of Self-reinforcing Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resins,” Polymer, 2014, 8(10), 2021-2027.
  • Y. Li, M. R. Kessler, “Cure Kinetics of Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resins Based on Biphenyl Mesogen,” Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 117(1), 481-488.
  • Y. Li, M. R. Kessler, “Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resin Based on Biphenyl Mesogen: Effect of Magnetic Field Orientation during Cure,” Polymer, 2013, 54(21), 5741-5746.
  • Y. Li, P. Badrinarayana, M. R. Kessler, “Liquid Crystalline Epoxy Resin Based on Biphenyl Mesogen: Thermal Characterization,” Polymer, 2013, 54(12), 3017-3025.

Links:

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