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Dr. LIU Songlin

Senior Scientist I


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

· Continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic prepregs (CFRTP) and composite

· Carbon fibre sizing agents and process development

· Polymer nanocomposites

· Wafer level packaging materials

· Manufacturing of polymer composite

· Characterization of fan-out wafer level packaging (FOWLP) materials

· Toughening of biodegradable polymers

· Polymer processing

·  Transparent low CTE films for flexible electronics

· Membrane Materials and technology for gas separation

· Fabrication of Thermoplastic Prepregs for Rapid Composite Manufacturing

· Development of Advanced Modelling Capabilities for Addressing the Critical Issues and Reliability Challenge of Fan-out Wafer Level    Packaging (FOVLP)

· Understanding the Structure Changes of Packaging Materials during Processing and their Correlation with Bulk Properties

· High Strength and Toughness Polyolefin Composites

· Materials Development and Prototype Fabrication of Composite Cultivation Cell for Deep Sea Exploration

· Influence of Moisture and Temperature on the Deformation and Yield Response of Epoxy Resins

· Evaluating a Composite Scarf Repair Scheme for Improvement

· 2014 - Present Scientist, Senior Scientist, IMRE
· 2010 - 2013      Laboratory Head, Bayer MaterialScience
· 2009 - 2010      Senior Research Fellow, NUS
· 2002 - 2009      Senior Research Fellow, SIMTech
· 1997 - 2002      Senior Research Officer, IMRE
· 1993 - 1994      Research Assistant, City University of Hong Kong
· 1990 - 1996      Research Associate, Institute of Chemistry, CAS
· PhD (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore
· M.Eng (Polymer Materials), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
· B.Eng (Polymer Materials), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
· IES (Institute of Engineers, Singapore) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2010
· Member of the American Chemical Society since 09/2002
· Member of the Materials Research Society since 12/2002

· Y. Andriani, J. Song, P.C. Lim, D.H.L. Seng, D. M.Y. Lai, S.L. Teo, J.H. Kong, X.B. Wang, X.W. Zhang, S.L. Liu*, Green and efficient production of boron nitride nanosheets via oxygen doping-facilitated liquid exfoliation, Ceramic International, 45, 4909-4917 (2019).

· J. K. Muiruri, S. L. Liu*, W.S. Teo, J.C.C. Yeo, W. Thitsartarn, C.B. He*, Cavitation-crazing transition in rubber toughening of poly(lactic acid)-cellulose nanocrystal composites, Composites Science and Technology, 168, 12-19 (2018).

· H. M. Chong, S. L. Liu, A.S. Subramanian, S.P. Ng, S.W. Tay, S.Q. Wang, S. Feih, Out-of-autoclave scarf repair of interlayer toughened carbon fibre composites using double vacuum debulking of patch, Composites: Part A, 107, 224-234 (2018).

· H. Li, J.T. Sun, C. Wang, S. L. Liu, D. Yuan, X. Zhou, J. Tan, L. Stubbs, C.B. He, High Modulus, Strength, and Toughness Polyurethane Elastomer Based on Unmodified Lignin, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 5, 7942-7949 (2017).

· J.K. Muiruri, S. L. Liu*, W.S. Teo, J.H. Kong, and C.B. He*, Highly Biodegradable and Tough Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 5(5), 3929-3937 (2017).

· S.L. Liu, X.S. Fan, C.B. He, Improving the fracture toughness of epoxy with nanosilica-rubber core-shell nanoparticles, Comp. Sci. Technol., 15, 132-140 (2016).

· S.L. Liu, L. Shao, M.L. Chua, C.H. Lau, H. Wang, S. Quan, Recent Progress in the Design of Advanced PEO-containing Membranes for CO2 Removal, Progress in Polymer Science, 38(7), 1089-1120 (2013).

· H. Wang, S.L. Liu, H.M. Chen, Y.C. Jean, T.S. Chung, The Evolution of Poly(hydroxyamide amic acid) to Poly(benzoxazole) via Stepwise Thermal Cyclization: Structural Changes and Gas Transport Properties, Polymer, 52, 5127-5138, 2011.

· J.Z. Xia, S.L. Liu, and T.S. Chung, Effect of End Groups and Grafting on the CO2 Separation Performance, Macromolecules, 44(19), 7727–7736, 2011.
· J.Z. Xia, S. L. Liu, C.H. Lau, and T. S. Chung, Liquid-like Poly(ethylene glycol) Supported in the Organic Inorganic Matrix for CO2 Removal, Macromolecules, 44, 5268–5280, 2011.
· C.H. Lau, S.L. Liu, D.R. Paul, J.Z. Xia, Y.C. Jean, H.M. Chen, L. Shao, T. S. Chung, Silica nanohybrid membranes with high CO2 affinity for green hydrogen purification, Advanced Energy Materials, 1, 634-642, 2011.
· J. Z. Xia, S. L. Liu, K.P. Pramoda, M.L. Chng, and T.S. Chung, Structural Determination of Extem XH 1015 and Its Gas Permeability Comparison with Polysulfone and Ultem via Molecular Simulation, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 49, 12014-12021, 2010.
· S.H. Lim, A. Dasari , G.T. Wang, Z.Z. Yu, Y.W. Mai, Q. Yuan, S.L. Liu, M. S. Yong, Impact fracture behaviour of nylon 6-based ternary nanocomposites, Composites Part B: Engineering, 41, 67–75, 2010.
· A. Dasari , Z.Z. Yu, Y. W. Mai, S. L. Liu, Flame retardancy of highly filled polyamide 6/clay nanocomposites, Nanotechnology, 18 (44): Art No. 445602, Nov. 7, 2007.
· S.H. Lim, A. Dasari, Z.Z. Yu, Y.W. Mai, S.L. Liu, M.S. Yong , Fracture toughness of nylon 6/organoclay/elastomer nanocomposites, Composites Science and Technology, 67(14), pp 2914-2923, 2007.
· J. Y. Hao, X. H. Lu, S. K. Lau, S. L. Liu, and Y. C. Chua, Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/Clay Nanocomposites Based on Aminododecanoic Acid-Modified Clay: Effect of Compatibilizer Reactivity on Clay Dispersion, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6(12), 3981-3984, 2006.
· S. Z. Yu, S. L. Liu, J. H. Zhao, M. S. Yong, Study of Rheological Properties of Polypropylene/ Organoclay Hybrid Materials, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6(12), 3989-3992, 2006.
· J. Y. Hao, X. H. Lu, S. L. Liu, S. K. Lau, Y. C. Chua, Synthesis of Poly(ethylene terephthalate)/Clay Nanocomposites Using Aminododecanoic Acid-Modified Clay and a Bifunctional Compatibilizer, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 101 (2), pp. 1057-1064, 2006.
· M. M. Teoh, S. L. Liu, T. S. Chung, Effect of Pyridazine Structure on Thin-Film Polymerization and Phase Behavior of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolyesters, Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 43, 2230-2242, 2005.
· S. L. Liu, G. Chen and M. S. Yong, EMC characterization and process study for electronics packaging, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 462-463, 454-458, 2004.
· S. L. Liu, M. L. Chng, T. S. Chung, K. Goto, S. Tamai, K. P. Pramoda, Y. J. Tong, Gas-Transport Properties of Indan-Containing Polyimides, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 42, 2769-2779, 2004.
· P. S. Tin, T. S. Chung, Y. Liu, R. Wang, S. L. Liu, K.P. Pramoda, Effects of cross-linking modification on gas separation performance of Matrimid membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 225, 77-90, 2003.
· K. P. Pramoda, S. L. Liu and T. S. Chung, Thermal imidization of the precursor of a liquid crystalline polyimide, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 287(12), 931-937, 2002.
· S. L. Liu, R. Wang, T. S. Chung, M. L. Chng, Y. Liu, R. H. Vora, Effect of diamine composition on the gas transport properties in 6FDA-durene/3,3’-diaminodiphenyl sulfone copolyimides, Journal of Membrane Science, 202, 165-176, 2002.
· R. Wang, S. L. Liu, T. T. Lin and T. S. Chung, Characterization of hollow fiber membranes in a permeator using binary gas mixtures, Chemical Engineering Science, 57, 967, 2002.
· S. L. Liu, T. S. Chung, J. X. Geng, E. L. Zhou and S. Tamai, Phase transition and crystallization behavior of a thermotropic polyamideimide derived from 70% pyromellitic dianhydride, 30% terephthaloyl chloride and 1,3-bis[4-(4’-aminophenoxy) cumyl] benzene, Macromolecules, 34, 8710, 2001.
· S. L. Liu, R. Wang, Y. Liu, M. L. Chng and T. S. Chung, The Physical and Gas Permeation Properties of 6FDA-durene/2,6-diaminotoluene Copolyimides, Polymer, 42, 8847, 2001.
· S. L. Liu, T. S. Chung, H. Oikawa, A. Yamaguchi, The Double Melting Behavior of a Liquid Crystalline Polyimide derived from PMDA and 1,3-bis[4-(4’-aminophenoxyl) cumyl] Benzene, J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 38, 3018, 2000.
· S. L. Liu and T. S. Chung, Crystallization and Melting behavior of Regioregular Poly(3-dodecyl thiophene), Polymer, 41, 2781, 2000.
· S. L. Liu, T. S. Chung, S. H. Goh, Y. Torii, A. Yamaguchi, M. Ohta, Crystallization morphology of a thermotropic liquid crystalline polyimide, Polym. Eng. Sci.,38,1845, 1998.

· S. L. Liu, T. S. Chung, L. Lu, Y. Torii, H. Oikawa, A. Yamaguchi, Crystallization kinetics of a thermotropic liquid crystalline polyimide derived from 1,3-bis[4-4’-aminopnenoxy) cumyl] benzene, J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 36(10), 1679, 1998.



· S. L. Liu, H. L. Ouh, A. Schmidt, “Transparent composite film having a low coefficient of thermal expansion”
· S. L. Liu, H. L. Ouh, A. Schmidt, “Black composite film having a low coefficient of thermal expansion”
· S. L. Liu, H. L. Ouh, A. Schmidt, “Colorless, transparent and heat resistant polyurethane films and method for manufacturing the same”
· M. Yan, S. L. Liu, W. Amjuang, “System and method for continuous manufacturing of composite film”
· C. H. Lau, T. S. Chung, S. L. Liu, L. Shao, J. Z. Xia, “Ultra-permeable membranes for gas separation”

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