Tel: 86-10-62784561


Dr. Yaning HE

Associate Professor

Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, P.R.China
Tel: 86-10-62784561


  1. Liquid crystal polymer, Advanced Instrumental Analysis of Polymer Materials (partial), for undergraduates
  2. Advances in polymer science, for graduates

Education and working experience

  • · 1993-1998 Tsinghua University, BS
  • · 1998-2003 Tsinghua University, PhD
  • · 2003-present Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • · 2007-2008 The University of Tokyo, JSPS Postdoctor, (Takuzo AIDA)

Current Research and Research Interests:

  1. Stimuli Responsive Materials
  2. Methodology Study of Polymer Synthetic Chemistry
  3. Self-Assembly
  4. High Performance Polymers

Publications in recent yearsselected):

  1. Jilei Wang, Yuqi Zhou, Xiaogong Wang, Yaning He*, Synthesis of Y-shaped amphiphilic copolymers by macromolecular azo coupling reaction, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 9476.
  2. Renbo Wei, Xiaogong Wang, Yaning He*, Synthesis of side-on liquid crystalline diblock copolymers through macromolecular azo coupling reaction, European Polymer Journal, 2015, (in press).
  3. Renbo Wei, Yaning He, Xiaogong Wang*, Diblock copolymers composed of a liquid crystalline azo block and a poly(dimethylsiloxane) block: synthesis, morphology and photoresponsive properties, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 58386.
  4. Renbo Wei, Yaning He, Xiaogong Wang*, Patrick Keller *, Photoluminescent Nematic Liquid Crystalline Elastomer with Thermomechanical Emission Variation Function, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2014, 35, 1571.
  5. Yaning He,* Wei He, Dan Liu, Tonghan Gu, Renbo Wei, Xiaogong Wang, Synthesis of block copolymers via the combination of RAFT and a macromolecular azo coupling reaction, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 402.
  6. Yaning He,* Yan Zhu, Zhen Chen, Wei He, Xiaogong Wang*, Remote-control photocycloreversion of dithienylethene driven by strong push–pull azo chromophores, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5556.
  7. Yang Wang, Renbo Wei, Yaning He,* Xiaogong Wang, Synthesis of Hyperbranched Azo-polymer-grafted Graphene Oxide Hybrid, Chem. Lett. 2012, 41, 430.
  8. Yaning He,* Wei He, Renbo Wei, Zhen Chen, Xiaogong Wang*, Synthesizing amphiphilic block copolymers through macromolecular azo-coupling reaction, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 1036.
  9. Zhen Chen, Yaning He,* Yang Wang, Xiaogong Wang*, Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer with Dithienylethene Pendants: Synthesis and Photo-Modulated Self-Assembly, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, 977.
  10. Yaning He, Yohei Yamamoto,* Wusong Jin,* Takanori Fukushima, Akinori Saeki, Shu Seki, Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida*, Hexabenzocoronene Graphitic Nanotube Appended with Dithienylethene Pendants: Photochromism for the Modulation of Photoconductivity, Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 829.