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Bingbing Li

​​​​Associate Professor
Dow Science Complex 257
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2007
  • M.S., Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2004
  • B.S., Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 1998
Sigma Xi; American Chemical Society; American Physical Society; American Association of Anatomists; Affiliate Faculty Member, The Indiana University Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana
Selected Awards and Honors
  • 2009: NSF Travel Grant (ACS-IREU) for Pre-Tenure Faculty to Attend 238th ACS Meeting
  • 2008: Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award, 38th Sun Valley Workshop on Skeletal Tissue Biology
  • 2007: Ph.D. Research Award, Sigma Xi, Virginia Tech Chapter
  • 2007: Frank J. Padden Award Finalist, Division of Polymer Physics, American Physical Society
  • 2007: Chair’s Fund, Gordon Research Conference on Polymer Physics
  • 2007: Chair’s Fund, Graduate Research Seminar on Polymer Physics
  • 2006: Poster Presentation Award, International Symposium on Polymer Physics, PP’2006
Professional Interests
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics of functional polymer blends and nanocomposites in confined geometries: chain conformation, crystallization and phase separation.
  • Nanostructure-induced interfacial phenomena: self-assembly, phase separation, wetting, dewetting, adhesion, and bio-interfacial phenomena.
  • Materials of interest: amphiphilic polymers and biodegradable polymers.
Teaching Areas
  • Physical Chemistry I (Equilibrium Thermodynamics), CHM351
  • Physical Chemistry II (An Introduction to Quantum Chemistry), CHM352
  • Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences, CHM355
  • Physical Chemistry Lab, CHM357
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry, CHM555
  • Quantum Chemistry, CHM655
Selected Publications
  • ​A. Bauer, Y. Wu, B. Li* "Electrospun Poly(ϵ-caprolactone)/Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane-based Copolymer Blends: Evolution of Fiber Internal Structures" Macromolecular Bioscience 2016, 16, 705.
  • J. Guo, L. Guan, H. Wei, M. A Khan, X. Zhang, B. Li, Q. Wang, B. L. Weeks, D. P. Young, T. Shen, S. Wei, and Z. Guo* "Enhanced Negative Magnetoresistance with High Sensitivity of Polyaniline Interfaced with Nanotitania", Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2016, 163, 664.
  • A. Bauer, Y. Wu, J. Liu, and B. Li* "Visualizing the Inner Architecture of Poly(ϵ-caprolactone)-Based Biomaterials and Its Impact on Performance Optimization." Macromolecular Bioscience 2015, 15, 1554.
  • W. Wang, T. Jiao*, Q. Zhang,  J. Hu, Y. Chen, Q. Peng, X. Yan, B. Li*, "Hydrothermal synthesis of hierarchical core–shell manganese oxide nanocomposites as efficient dye adsorbents for wastewater treatment", RSC Advances 2015, 5, 56279. 
  • T. Jiao, Y. Liu, Y. Wu, Q. Zhang, X. Yan, F. Gao, A. Bauer, J. Liu, B. Li*, "Facile and Scalable Preparation of Graphene Oxide-Based Magnetic Hybrids for Fast and Highly Efficient Removal of Organic Dyes", Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 12451.
  • T. Jiao*, H. Guo, Q. Zhang, Q. Peng, Y. Tang, X. Yan, B. Li*, "Reduced Graphene Oxide-Based Silver Nanoparticle-Containing Composite Hydrogel as Highly Efficient Dye Catalysts for Wastewater Treatment", Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 11873.
  • Q. Zhang*, Z. Zhang, J. Teng, H. Huang, Q. Peng, T. Jiao, L. Hou, B. Li, "Highly Efficient Phosphate Sequestration in Aqueous Soluti​ons Using Nanomagnesium Hydroxide Modified Polystyrene Materials", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015, 54, 2940.
  • J. Liu, A. Bauer, B. Li* "Solvent vapor annealing: an efficient approach for inscribing secondary nanostructures onto electrospun fibers". Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35, 1503. [Featured in MaterialsViews] [Back Cover]
  • J. Fan, J. Liu, A. Bauer, M. Zhang, C. Wang, T. Zeng, A. Esker, R. Moore, B. Li* "Hybrid fibers with substantial filler contents through kinetically arrested phase separation of liquid jet". RSC Advances 2014, 4, 27683.
  • A. Bauer, T. Zeng, J. Liu, C. Uthaisar, B. Li* "The enhanced encapsulation capacity of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based copolymers for the fabrication of electrospun core/shell fibers." Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, 35, 715. [Front Cover]
  • K. Greenman, A. Bauer, D. Kool, J. Liu, B. Li* "Morphological regimes of poly(e-caprolactone)/octaisobutyl polyhedral oligosilsesquioxane composite films in relation to film composition and thickness". Colloid and Polymer Science 2014, 292, 2227.
  • J. Fan, J. Spreitzer, K. Greenman, J. Liu, B. Li*, "Hybrid biphasic microparticles based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes". Materials Letters 2014, 115, 279.
  • A. Bauer, J. Liu, J. Windsor, F. Song*, B. Li* "Collagen-based biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine". Soft Materials 2014, 12, 359.
  • N. Rao, F. Song, D. Jhamb, M. Wang, N. M. Price, T. L. Belecky-Adams, D. J. Milner, M. Palakal, J. A. Cameron,  B. Li,  X. Chen,  and D. L. Stocum*, "Proteomic analysis of fibroblastema formation in regenerating hindlimbs of xenopus laevis froglets and comparison to axolotl". BMC-Development Biology, 2014, 14, 32.
  • J. Liu, J. Fan, Z. Zhang, T. Y. Zeng, H. Qin, and B. Li* "Evaporation dynamics of water droplet on nano/microstructured polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane-based hybrid polymers". Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2013, 394, 386.
  • M. Nelson, J. P. Keith, B. Li, D. Stocum, and J. Li*, "Electrospun composite PCL scaffolds for optimized tissue regeneration", Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystem 2012, 226, 111.
  • N. Santosh, L. J. Windsor, B. S. Mahmoudi, B. Li, W. Zhang, E. A. Chernoff, N. Rao, D. L. Stocum, and F. Song*, ­­­­"Matrix metalloproteinase expression during blastema formation in regeneration-competent versus regeneration-deficient amphibian limbs". Developmental Dynamics 2011, 240, 1127.
  • F. Song B. Li, and D. Stocum*, "Engineering toward functional tissues and organs: amphibians as research models for regenerative medicine", Organogenesis 2010, 6, 141.
  • N. Rao, D. Jhamb, D. Milner, B. Li, F. Song, M. Wang, R. Voss, M. King, M. Palakal, B. Saranjami, H. Nye, J. A. Cameron, and D. Stocum*, "Proteomic analysis of blastema formation in regenerating axolotl limbs", BMC-Biology 2009, 7, 1.
  • B. Li, H. Marand, and A. R. Esker, "Dendritic growth of poly(e-caprolactone) crystals from compatible blends with poly(t-butyl acrylate) at the air/water interface", Journal of Polymer Sciences B: Polymer Physics 2007, 45, 3300.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, "Molar mass dependent growth of poly(e-caprolactone) crystals in Langmuir films", Langmuir 2007, 23, 2546.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, "Blends of poly(e-caprolactone) and intermediate molar mass polystyrene as Langmuir films at the air/water interface", Langmuir 2007, 23, 574.
  • B. Li, Y. Wu, M. Liu, and A. R. Esker, "Brewster angle microscopy study of poly(e-caprolactone) crystal growth in Langmuir films at the air/water interface", Langmuir 2006, 22, 4902.
  • S. Ni, W. Lee, B. Li, and A. R. Esker, "Thermodynamics of the liquid expanded to condensed phase transition of poly(l-lactic acid) in Langmuir monolayers", Langmuir 2006, 22, 3672.
  • Y. Wu, B. Li, W. Wang, F. Bai, and M. Liu, "Coordination assisted molecular assemblies of perylene-3,4,9,10-tetracarboxylic acid with Copper (II) ion at the air/water interface", Materials Sciences and Engineering: C: Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems 2003, 23, 605. ​
​Selected Conference Proceedings
  • T. Nelson, J. Keith, B. Li, D. Stocum, J. Li, “Electrospun Nanofiberous Composite Scaffolds for Improved Stem Cell Growth and Proliferation” Orthopaedic Research Society 56th Annual Meeting, 2009, Accepted.
  • B. Li, Q. Xie, H. Marand, and A. R. Esker, “Morphological transitions of poly (e-caprolactone) crystals at the air/water interface” Polymer Preprints 2009, 50, 527.
  • B. Li, Y. Wu, M. Liu and A. R. Esker, “Brewster angle microscopy study of poly 
    (e-caprolactone) crystal growth in Langmuir films at the air/water interface”, Polymer Preprints2006 , 47, 73.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, “Blends of polystyrene and poly (e-caprolactone) at the air/water interface”, Polymer Preprints 2005, 46,
  • 718.​
​​Selected Oral Presentations
  • B. Li, N. Santosh, F. Song, N. Rao, D. Stocum, Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society, North America Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, December 2008.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, Frank J. Paden Award Symposium, American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March
  • 2007.  
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, Graduate Research Seminar, Polymer Physics, Ventura, CA, January 2007.
  • B. LiA. R. Esker, Graduate Life Center Speaker Series, Virginia Tech, VA, December 2006.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, Washington DC, August 2005.
  • B. LiA. R. Esker, American Physical Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2006. ​

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