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. Shang Li, Jilei Wang, Jiajia Shen, Bing Wu, Yaning He*, Azo Coupling Reaction Induced Macromolecular Self-Assembly in Aqueous Solution, ACS Macro Lett., 2018, 7, 437.
  2. Jilei Wang, Bing Wu, Shang Li, Yaning He*, NIR Light and Enzyme Dual Stimuli-Responsive Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer Assemblies, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 2450.
  3. Jilei Wang, Xiaogong Wang, Yaning He*, Fabrication of Fluorescent Surface Relief Patterns Using AIE Polymer Through a Soft Lithographic Approach, J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 2016, 54, 1838.
  4. Jilei Wang, Bing Wu, Shang Li, Garry Sinawang, Xiaogong Wang, Yaning He*, Synthesis and Characterization of Photoprocessable Lignin-Based Azo Polymer, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4, 4036.
  5. Jilei Wang, Shihang Wang, Yuqi Zhou, Xiaogong Wang, Yaning He*, Fast Photoinduced Large Deformation of Colloidal Spheres from a Novel 4‑arm Azobenzene Compound. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 16889.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  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.