Multifunctional Poly(ionic liquid)s Porous Membranes. Poly(ionic liquid)s, refer to a subclass of polyelectrolytes that feature an ionic liquid species in each monomer repeating unit, connected through a polymeric backbone to form a macromolecular architecture. In this project, multifunctional poly(ionic liquid) porous membranes will be designed and developed. The properties of them can be optimized by regulation of PIL structures and pore architectures. These membranes are promising for applications in adsorption/separation, coating, electrodialysis, energy storage/conversion devices and so forth.
Poly(ionic liquid)-Based multifunctional Wet-adhesives. Wet-adhesives are of significantly important for nanofabrication, lithographic, functional coatings, (bio)electronic devices and so forth. Our activities on this project aimed to develop robust, scalable, multifunctional synthetic-adhesives for wet-condition or underwater applications by employing poly(ionic liquid) materials chemistry.