Bingbing Li
Bingbing LiAssistant Professor
Dow Science Complex 350

  • 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), CHM 351
  • Physical Chemistry II (An Introduction to Quantum Chemistry), CHM 352
  • Quantum Chemistry, CHM 655
Selected Publications
  • ​​J. Liu, A. Bauer, B. Li*. "Solvent Vapor Annealing: An Efficient Approach for Inscribing Secondary Nanostructures onto Electrospun Fibers". Macromolecular Rapid Communication. 2014, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201400274
  • 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, DOI 10.1007/s00396-014-3253-5.
  • A. Bauer, J. Liu, J. Windsor, F. Song*, B. Li*, "Collagen-based biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine". Soft Materials. 2014, DOI. 10.1080/1539445X.2014.925474.
  • 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 Communication, 35(7):715-20.
  • J. Fan, J. Liu, A. Bauer, M. Zhang, F. Gao, C. Wang, T. Zeng, R. Moore, A. Esker, B. Li*. "Hybrid Fibers with Substantial Filler Contents through Kinetically Arrested Phase Separation of Liquid Jet". RSC Advances, 2014, 4(53), 27683 -86.
  • 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, 386–93.
  • J. Fan, J. Spreitzer, K. Greenman, J. Liu, B. Li*, "Hybrid biphasic microparticles based on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes". Materials Letters 2014, 115, 279-82.
  • 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, Accepted.

  • 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(3), 111–21.
  • 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, 1127-41.
  • F. Song B. Li, and D. Stocum, "Engineering toward functional tissues and organs: amphibians as research models for regenerative medicine", Organogenesis 2010, 6, 141-50.
  • 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, 1-25.
  • B. LiH. 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, 3300-18.
  • B. Li, A. R. Esker, "Molar mass dependent growth of poly(e-caprolactone) crystals in Langmuir films", Langmuir 20
  • 07, 23, 2546-54.
  • 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, 574-81.
  • 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", Langmuir2006, 22, 4902-5.
  • 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, 3672-7.
  • 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, 605-9.
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. ​