Technical Interests

  • Polymer nanofiber production via electrospinning and application
  • Conductive fibers/fabrics for smart wearables
  • Textile waste recycling
  • 3D Printing in developing functional textiles
  • Structure-Property analysis of polymeric materials

Education

  • Ph.D. – Textile Sciences – University of Georgia
  • M.S. – Textile Engineering – Donghua University
  • B.S. – Textile Engineering – China Textile University

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, Washington State University, 2021 – present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, Washington State University, 2015 – 2021

Publications

  • Zhong, T., Wolcott, M. P., Liu, H., Glandon, N., & Wang, J. (2020) The influence of pre-fibrillation via planetary ball milling on the extraction and properties of chitin nanofibers. Cellulose, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-020-03186-7
  • Liu, W., Zhong, T., Liu, T., Zhang, J., & Liu, H. (2020). Preparation and characterization of electrospun conductive Janus nanofibers with polyaniline. ACS Applied Polymer Materials. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.0c00364
  • Cho, H. S., Jang, E., Liu, H., & Cho, G. (2020). Applicability of poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrene sulfonate) impregnated polyurethane nanoweb as a transmission line for smart textiles. Textile Research Journal, 0040517520975633.
  • Zhong, T., Dhandapani, R., Liang, D., Wang, J., Wolcott, M. P., Van Fossen, D., & Liu, H. (2020). Nanocellulose from recycled indigo-dyed denim fabric and its application in composite films. Carbohydrate Polymers, 116283.
  • Zhong, T., Wolcott, M. P., Liu, H., & Wang, J. (2020). Propionylation-modified chitin with improved solubility in green ethanol/water binary solvents for sustainable film and coating applications. Journal of Cleaner Production, 119458.
  • Liu, W., Zhang, J., & Liu, H. (2019). Conductive Bicomponent Fibers Containing Polyaniline Produced via Side-by-Side Electrospinning. Polymers, 11(6), 954.
  • Liu, W., Liu, S., Liu, T., Liu, T., Zhang, J., & Liu, H. (2019). Eco-friendly post-consumer cotton waste recycling for regenerated cellulose fibers. Carbohydrate polymers, 206, 141-148.
  • Zhong, T., Wolcott, M. P., Liu, H., & Wang, J. (2019). Propionylation-modified chitin with improved solubility in green ethanol/water binary solvents for sustainable film and coating applications. Journal of Cleaner Production, 119458.
  • Liu, T., Zhang, S., Hao, C., Verdi, C., Liu, W., Liu, H., & Zhang, J. (2019). Glycerol Induced Catalyst‐Free Curing of Epoxy and Vitrimer Preparation. Macromolecular rapid communications, 40(7), 1800889.
  • Jang, E., Liu, H., & Cho, G. (2019). Characterization and exploration of polyurethane nanofiber webs coated with graphene as a strain gauge. Textile Research Journal, 0040517519844604.
  • Zhong, T., Wolcott, M. P., Liu, H., & Wang, J. (2019). Developing chitin nanocrystals for flexible packaging coatings. Carbohydrate polymers, 226, 115276.
  • Zhang, S., Liu, T., Hao C., Wang L.W., Han, J., Liu, H., Zhang J.W. (2018) Preparation of a Lignin-based Vitrimer Material and Its Potential Use for Recoverable Adhesives. Green Chemistry, 20, 2995-3000.
  • Lee, E., Kim, I., Liu, H., Cho, G. (2017) Exploration of AgNW/PU Nanoweb as ECG Textiles Electrodes and Comparison with Ag/AgCl Electrodes, Fibers and Polymers, 18(9), 1749-1753.
  • Zhu, R., Yadama, V., Liu, H., Harper, DP., Lin, R. (2017) Fabrication and Characterization of Nylon 6/Cellulose Nanofibrils As-spun Nanocomposite Filaments, Composite: Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing, 97, 111-119.
  • Liu, WC., Liu, T., Liu, H., Xin, JN., Zhang, JW., Muhidinov, ZK., and Liu, LS. (2017) Properties of poly(butylene adipate0co-terephthalate) and sunflower head residue biocomposites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134 (13), 44644.
  • Liu, WC., Liu, T., Liu, T, Liu T., Xin, J., Hiscox, WC., Liu, H., Liu, L, Zhang, JW., (2017) Improving Grafting Efficiency of Dicarboxylic Anhydride Monomer on Polylactic Acid by Manipulating Monomer Structure and Using Comonomer and Reducing Agent, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (14), 3920-3927.
  • Fu, Y., Zhang, J.W., Liu, H., Hiscox, B., and Gu, Y., (2013) “Ionic Liquid-Assisted Exfoliation of Graphite Oxide for Simultaneous Reduction and Functionalization to Graphene with Improved Properties”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., 1(7), 2663-2674.
  • Fu, Y., Maguire, R., Liu, H., and Zhong, WH., (2011) “Special wetting behavior of a graphitic nanofiber-modified epoxy generalized for rough textured fabric surfaces”, Colloid and Polymer Science, 289 (2), 141–148.
  • Liu, H. & Leonas, K., (2010) “Weight Loss and Morphology Changes of Electrospun Poly(ε-caprolactone) Yarns During in vitro Degradation”, Fibers and Polymers, 11(7), 1024-1031.
  • Liu, H., Leonas, K., and Zhao, Y.P., (2010) “Antimicrobial Properties and Release Profile of Ampicillin from Electrospun Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofiber Yarns”, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 5(4), 10-19.