Mike originally grew up in Liaoning Province, China, and moved to Florida. He attended the University of Florida where he received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020. During his undergraduate study, he worked with Dr. Castellano on the synthesis and characterization of self-assembling paracyclophanes promoted by hydrogen bonding. Mike joined the Department of Chemistry in the Fall of 2020 and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry under the supervision of Professor Stuart Rowan.
Start date: February 2021
Mike's research is focused on developing a new generation of poly[n]catenanes.
Cintia A Menendez, Adil Mohamed, Gustavo R Perez-Lemus, Adam M Weiss, Benjamin W Rawe, Guancen Liu, Alex E Crolais, Emma Kenna, Fabian Byléhn, Walter Alvarado, Dan Mendels, Stuart J Rowan, Savaş Tay, Juan J de Pablo Molecules 2023, 28(18), 6643
The effect of thread-like monomer structure on the synthesis of poly[n]catenanes from metallosupramolecular polymers
Marissa M. Tranquilli, Benjamin W. Rawe, Guancen Liu, Stuart J. Rowan, RSC Chem. Sci., 2023, 14 2596 DOI: 10.1039/D2SC05542B
Guancen Liu, Phillip M Rauscher, Benjamin W Rawe, Marissa M Tranquilli, Stuart J Rowan, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2022,51, 4928-4948