Heyi was born and raised in Yueyang, Hunan, China. He received his bachelor's degree in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering at Fudan University, where he worked on the protein-directed synthesis of gold nanomaterials by soy protein isolate. He then earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from The University of Akron under the supervision of Prof. Andrey Dobrynin, where he used molecular dynamics simulation to study the structure-property relation of graft polymers as well as elastocapillary phenomena at the soft matter interface. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and playing badminton.
- Structural and dynamical properties of polyelectrolyte coacervates.
- Multiscale modelling of the rheology of entangled polymeric materials.
Complex coacervation of statistical polyelectrolytes: Role of monomer sequences and formation of inhomogeneous coacervates
Yu, B., Rumyantsev, A.M., Jackson, N.E., Liang, H., Ting, J.M., Meng, S., Tirrell, M.V. and de Pablo, J.J., 2021. Complex coacervation of statistical polyelectrolytes: role of monomer sequences and formation of inhomogeneous coacervates. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering.