Wangcheng Liu

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Plastic processing, manufacturing, property improvements, recycling
  • Fiber spinning & characterizations
  • Thermosets’ curing, crosslinking, recycling
  • Polymeric composites materials
  • Multifunctional polymer-based materials and composites
  • Structure & morphology control of polymeric materials.


  • PhD., Material Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2022
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, 2016
  • B.S., Polymer Material and Engineering, Jiangnan University, China, 2014

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington Reseach Foundation, 2023
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, 2022 – Present
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Washington State University, 2014-2022
  • Affiliated Undergraduate Research Fellow, Jiangnan STate University, 2013-2014


  • Dong, W.; Zou, B.; Ma, P.; Liu, W.; Zhou, X.; Shi, D.; Ni, Z.; Chen, M. Influence of phthalic anhydride and bioxazoline on the mechanical and morphological properties of biodegradable poly (lactic acid)/poly [(butylene adipate)‐co‐terephthalate] blends. Polymer international 2013, 62 (12), 1783-1790.
  • Ma, P.; Xu, P.; Liu, W.; Zhai, Y.; Dong, W.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, M. Bio-based poly (lactide)/ethylene-co-vinyl acetate thermoplastic vulcanizates by dynamic crosslinking: structure vs. property. RSC Advances 2015, 5 (21), 15962-15968.
  • Liu, T.; Guo, X.; Liu, W.; Hao, C.; Wang, L.; Hiscox, W. C.; Liu, C.; Jin, C.; Xin, J.; Zhang, J. Selective cleavage of ester linkages of anhydride-cured epoxy using a benign method and reuse of the decomposed polymer in new epoxy preparation. Green Chemistry 2017, 19 (18), 4364-4372.
  • Liu, T.; Hao, C.; Wang, L.; Li, Y.; Liu, W.; Xin, J.; Zhang, J. Eugenol-derived biobased epoxy: shape memory, repairing, and recyclability. Macromolecules 2017, 50 (21), 8588-8597.
  • Liu, W.; Liu, T.; Liu, H.; Xin, J.; Zhang, J.; Muhidinov, Z. K.; Liu, L. Properties of poly (butylene adipate‐co‐terephthalate) and sunflower head residue biocomposites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2017, 134 (13).
  • Liu, W.; Liu, T.; Liu, T.; Liu, T.; Xin, J.; Hiscox, W. C.; Liu, H.; Liu, L.; Zhang, J. Improving grafting efficiency of dicarboxylic anhydride monomer on polylactic acid by manipulating monomer structure and using comonomer and reducing agent. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56 (14), 3920-3927.
  • Maroufkhani, M.; Katbab, A.; Liu, W.; Zhang, J. Polylactide (PLA) and acrylonitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) blends: The effect of ACN content on morphology, compatibility and mechanical properties. Polymer 2017, 115, 37-44.
  • Liu, T.; Zhang, S.; Hao, C.; Verdi, C.; Liu, W.; Liu, H.; Zhang, J. Glycerol Induced Catalyst‐Free Curing of Epoxy and Vitrimer Preparation. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2019, 40 (7), 1800889.
  • Liu, W.; Liu, S.; Liu, T.; Liu, T.; Zhang, J.; Liu, H. Eco-friendly post-consumer cotton waste recycling for regenerated cellulose fibers. Carbohydrate polymers 2019, 206, 141-148.
  • Liu, W.; Zhang, J.; Liu, H. Conductive bicomponent fibers containing polyaniline produced via side-by-side electrospinning. Polymers 2019, 11 (6), 954.
  • Tan, J.; Lu, T.; Li, R.; Zhang, S.; Liu, W.; Zhu, X.; Zhang, J.; Xin, J. Biodegradable waste frying oil-based ethoxylated esters as highly efficient plasticizers for poly (lactic acid). ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2019, 7 (19), 15957-15965.
  • Yu, Z.; Liu, W.; Huo, P. Preparation, characterization, and antimicrobial activity of poly (γglutamic acid)/chitosan blends. Polymer Bulletin 2019, 76 (5), 2163-2178.
  • Hao, C.; Liu, T.; Zhang, S.; Liu, W.; Shan, Y.; Zhang, J. Triethanolamine-mediated covalent adaptable epoxy network: excellent mechanical properties, fast repairing, and easy recycling. Macromolecules 2020, 53 (8), 3110-3118.
  • Liu, W.; Zhong, T.; Liu, T.; Zhang, J.; Liu, H. Preparation and characterization of electrospun conductive janus nanofibers with polyaniline. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2020, 2 (7), 2819-2829.
  • Zhang, S.; Liu, T.; Zhao, B.; Verdi, C.; Liu, W.; Hao, C.; Zhang, J. Shape memory Poly (lactic acid) binary blends with unusual fluorescence. Polymer 2020, 209, 122980.
  • Kiziltas, A.; Liu, W.; Tamrakar, S.; Mielewski, D. Graphene nanoplatelet reinforcement for thermal and mechanical properties enhancement of bio-based polyamide 6, 10 nanocomposites for automotive applications. Composites Part C: Open Access 2021, 6, 100177.
  • Zhong, T.; Liu, W. (as co-first author); Liu, H. Green electrospinning of chitin propionate to manufacture nanofiber mats. Carbohydrate polymers 2021, 273, 118593.
  • Liu, W.; Chang, Y.-C.; Zhang, J.; Liu, H. Wet-Spun Side-by-Side Electrically Conductive Composite Fibers. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2022.
  • Liu, W.; Chang, Y.-C.; Hao, C.; Liu, H.; Zhang, J.; Mielewski, D.; Kiziltas, A. Improving thermal reprocessability of commercial flexible polyurethane foam by vitrimer modification of the hard segments. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2022.
  • Hao, C.; Liu, T.; Liu, W.; Fei, M.-E.; Lin, S.; Kuang, W.; Simmons, K.; Zhang, J. Recyclable CFRP with Extremely High Tg: Hydrothermal Recyclability in Pure Water and Upcycling of the Recyclates in New Composite Preparation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 10.29 2022.