Minghai Li

Minghai Li

Graduate Student (Research Assisstant) until 2008


Research Interests:

My research in Ph.D focus on the kinetics and dynamics of the phase transitions in block copolymer solutions. We employ the Brownian Dynamics computational simulation to simulate the phase transition as well as small-angle X-ray(SAXS) scattering to study the dynamics of phase transitions by quenching or jumping the temperature quickly. We also built a geometrical model to explain how the HEX cylindrical micelles transform to BCC spherical micelles in block copolymer solutions and performed the Fourier transform of density of the model to compare with the SAXS obtained from experiments.

Selected papers:

  • 10/23/07 Kinetics of HEX-BCC Transition in a Triblock Copolymer in a Selective Solvent: Time Resolved Small Angle X-ray Scattering Measurements and Model Calculations.
  • 10/23/07 Kinetics of phase transition from lamellar to hexagonally packed cylinders for a triblock copolymer in a selective solvent


9/2001-3/2008 Ph.D. Boston University, Boston 9/1998-7/2001 M.S. Nanjing University, China 9/1994-7/1998 B.S. Lanzhou University, China

Postdoc, Northeastern University