Wuhan · China

Welcome to Liang Luo Group






  • ● Ph.D., Chemistry, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, USA, May 2009 (Advisor: Prof. Nancy S. Goroff)
  • ● M.S., Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Nankai University, China, June 2004 (Advisor: Prof. Ju Zuo)
  • ● B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China, June 2001 (Advisor: Prof. Ju Zuo)

Professional Experience

  • ● Chair, Department of Nanomedicine and Biopharmaceuticals, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 09/2021-present
  • ● Professor, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 02/2016-present
  • ● Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA. 04/2012-01/2016
  • ● Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS), University of Minnesota, USA. 06/2009–03/2012 (Advisor: Prof. C. Daniel Frisbie)

Public Service

  • ●Vice Chair, Nanomedicine and Engineering Division, Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, 07/2023-present
  • ●Committee member, Molecular Aggregate Emission Division, Chinese Chemical Society, 10/2020-present
  • ●Committee member, Nano-Oncology Division, China Anti-Cancer Association, 10/2018-present
  • ●Committee member, Academic Subgroup of Material Biology and Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment Technology, Biophysical Society of China, 10/2019-present
  • ●President, Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association-Connecticut Chapter (SAPA-CT), 01/2016–01/2017
  • ●President-elect, SAPA-CT, 03/2015-01/2016
  • ●Member, Executive Committee, SAPA-CT, 2014–present  
  • ●Co-Chair, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Pan Asian Network, 2013–present  
  • ●Chair, Graduate Seminar Committee, 2007–2008, SUNY Stony Brook

Awards and Grants

  • ● Outstanding Young Scholar Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • ● China Young 1000-Talent Plan, 2015
  • ● R&D Star Award, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, 2014
  • ● ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award for Graduate Students, 2009
  • ● Chemistry Award for Outstanding Doctoral Students, SUNY at Stony Brook, 2009
  • ● Sigma Xi Travel Award, 2009
  • ● Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in Research, 2008

Research Interest

In our lab, we focus on the design, preparation, and biomedical application of conjugated polymers. In particular, we are interested in applying these materials in biomedical imaging and disease therapies.

1.Exploring new conjugated polymer materials to enhance the efficiency of Raman imaging, fluorescence imaging, and CT imaging, so as to improve the performance of these techniques in precision tumor radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and surgery.

2.Developing novel drug delivery systems to integrate the outstanding optoelectronic properties of conjugated polymer materials for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and bowel disorders.

3.Degradable polymer materials.

4.Emerging properties and mechanisms of conjugated polymer materials.


1. D. Zhang, S. Tian, Y. Liu, M. Zheng, X. Yang, Y. Zou*, B. Shi*, L. Luo*. Near infrared-activatable biomimetic nanogels enabling deep tumor drug penetration inhibit orthotopic glioblastoma. Nature Communications. 2022, 13, 6835.
2. Y. Zhang, S. Tian, L. Huang, Y. Li, Y. Lu, H. Li, G. Chen, F. Meng, Gang L. Liu, X. Yang, J. Tu, C. Sun, L. Luo*. Reactive oxygen species-responsive and Raman-traceable hydrogel combining photodynamic and immune therapy for postsurgical cancer treatment. Nature Communications. 2022, 13, 4553. 
3. M. Yin, X. Liu, Z. Lei, Y. Gao, J. Liu, S. Tian, Z. Liang, Y. Wang, F. Meng, L. Luo*. Precisely translating computed tomography diagnosis accuracy into therapeutic intervention by a carbon-iodine conjugated polymer. Nature Communications. 2022, 13, 2625.
4. S. Tian, Q. Yue, C. Liu, M Li, M. Yin, Y. Gao, F. Meng, B. Z. Tang*, L. Luo*. Complete degradation of a conjugated polymer into green upcycling products by sunlight in air. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021, 143, 10054.
5. S. Tian, H. Li, Z. Li, H. Tang, M. Yin, Y. Chen, S. Wang, Y. Gao, X. Yang, F. Meng*, J. W. Lauher*, P. Wang*, L. Luo*. Polydiacetylene-based ultrastrong bioorthogonal Raman probes for targeted live-cell Raman imaging. Nature Communications. 2020, 11, 81.

Prof. Liang Luo