Ph.D., Textile Sciences – University of Georgia, Athens, GA

M.S., Textile Engineering – Donghua University, Shanghai, China

B.S., Textile Engineering – China Textile University, Shanghai, China

Professional Experience

2005 – present, Assistant Professor, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles,  Washington State University

Research Interest

  • Nanofiber production and application in smart sensing textiles, biomaterials, and protective garments
  • Bio-based biodegradable product development, applications, and degradation profile
  • Textile waste recycling
  • Structure-Property analysis of polymeric materials (fiber, yarns, and fabrics)

Representative Publication

  1. Zhu, R., Yadama, V., Liu, H., Harper, DP., Lin, R. (2017) Fabrication and Characterization of Nylon 6/Cellulose Nanofibrils As-spun Nanocomposite Filaments, Composite: Part A. Applied Science and Manufacturing, 97, 111-119.
  2. Liu, WC., Liu, T., Liu, H., Xin, JN., Zhang, JW., Muhidinov, ZK., and Liu, LS. (2017) Properties of poly(butylene adipate0co-terephthalate) and sunflower head residue biocomposites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134 (13), DOI: 10.1002/app.44644.
  3. Liu, WC., Liu, T., Liu, T, Liu T., Xin, J., Hiscox, WC., Liu, H., Liu, L, Zhang, JW., (2017) Improving Grafting Efficiency of Dicarboxylic Anhydride Monomer on Polylactic Acid by Manipulating Monomer Structure and Using Comonomer and Reducing Agent, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (14), 3920-3927.
  4. Cowan, J., Saxton, A.M., Liu, H., Leonas, K.K., Inglis, D., and Miles, C. (2016) Visual Assessments of Biodegradable Mulch Deterioration Are Not Indicative of Changes in Mechanical Properties. HortScience, 51(3), pp.245-254.
  5. Fu, Y., Zhang, J.W., Liu, H., Hiscox, B., and Gu, Y., (2013) “Ionic Liquid-Assisted Exfoliation of Graphite Oxide for Simultaneous Reduction and Functionalization to Graphene with Improved Properties”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A., 1(7), 2663-2674.
  6. Fu, Y., Maguire, R., Liu, H., and Zhong, WH., (2011) “Special wetting behavior of a graphitic nanofiber-modified epoxy generalized for rough textured fabric surfaces”, Colloid and Polymer Science, 289 (2), 141–148.
  7. Fu, Y., Liu, H., and Zhong, WH., (2010) “Wetting Characteristics of Epoxy Resins Modified by Graphitic Nanofibers with Different Functional Groups”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 369 (1), 196–202.
  8. Liu, H. & Leonas, K., (2010) “Weight Loss and Morphology Changes of Electrospun Poly(ε-caprolactone) Yarns During in vitro Degradation”, Fibers and Polymers, 11(7), 1024-1031.
  9. Liu, H., Leonas, K., and Zhao, Y.P., (2010) “Antimicrobial Properties and Release Profile of Ampicillin from Electrospun Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofiber Yarns”, Journal of  Engineered  Fibers  and Fabrics, 5(4), 10-19.
  10. Gupta, M., Cook, F., Etters, N., Wu, XL., and Liu, H., (2010) “Aqueous Processes for Dyeing Generic, Unmodified Polypropylene Fibers”, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 5(2), 27- 39.