Prof. He Cheng
Telephone: 0769-89156445
Address: China Spallation Neutron Source, Zhongziyuan Road 1#, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China 
Postcode: 523803

Research Areas

  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics.

  • Neutron Scattering


09/1996-09/2000, B.S. in Polymer Physics, the University of Science and Technology of China.

09/2000-12/2005, Ph.D. in Polymer Physics, the University of Science and Technology of China.


07/2001-07/2002, Research Assistant, Chemistry Department, the Chinese University of Hong  Kong.

07/2006-11/2008, Research Assistant Professor, the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences.

07/2007-08/2008, Guest Researcher, NIST (National Institute of Standard and Technology) Center for Neutron Research.

12/2008-03/2014, Research Associate Professor, the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences.

04/2014-present, Professor, China Spallation Neutron Source, the Institute of High Energy Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Honors & Distinctions

  1. 2011“Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable Contribution and Dedicated Service in the Peer Review of Manuscripts Submitted to ACS Journals”.

  2. 2013 Elsevier “Certificate of Reviewing in Recognition of the Review Made for the Journal(Polymer)”.

  3. 2014 Elsevier “Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing in Recognition of the Contributions Made to the Quality of the Journal(Polymer)”.


He Cheng, Guangzhao Zhang, “Thermally Sensitive Microgels: From Basic Science to Applications” Hydrogel Micro and Nanoparticles, First Edition. Edited by L. Andrew Lyon and Michael Joseph Serpe. Chapter 1, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2012


  1.  The 3d most-probable all-atom structure of atactic polystyrene during glass formation: a neutron total scattering study, macromolecules, 2020, 通讯作者

  2.  NeuDATool: An Open Source Neutron Data Analysis Tools, Supporting GPU Hardware Acceleration, and Across-computer Cluster Nodes Parallel, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics, 2020, 通讯作者

  3. Zehua Han; Taisen Zuo; * Changli Ma; He Cheng* “Optimized Design for Time-of-Flight Neutron Total Scattering
    instrument using Monte Carlo Simulations with Application for the Characterization of Disordered Macromolecules”  Instrumentation Science & Technology” 47(4),
    448-465, 2019

  4. Taisen Zuo; Changli Ma; Guisheng Jiao; Zehua Han; Shiyan Xiao; Haojun Liang; Liang Hong; Daniel Bowron;* Alan Soper;* Charles C. Han; He Cheng*  Water/Cosolvent Attraction Induced Phase  Separation: a Molecular Picture of Cononsolvency” Macromolecules 52(2), 457-464, 2019.

  5. Di Jia; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*Interplay between caging and bonding in binary concentrated colloidal suspensions”  Langmuir 34(9), 3021–3029, 2018.

  6. Di Jia; Murugappan Muthukumar; He Cheng;* Boualem Hammouda; Charles C. Han*Concentration Fluctuations near Lower Critical Solution Temperature in Ternary Aqueous SolutionsMacromolecules 50(18), 7291-7298, 2017


  8. Wentao Hu; Hua Yang; He Cheng;* Haiqing Hu* “Morphology Evolution of Polystyrene-core/Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-shell Microgel Synthesized by One-Pot Emulsion Polymerization” Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2017, 35(9), 1156-1164.

  9. Di Jia; Taisen Zuo; Sarah Rogers; He Cheng;* Boualem Hammouda;* Charles C. Han*Re-entrance of Poly(N,N-diethylacrylamide) in D2O/d-Ethanol Mixture at 27 °CMacromolecules 2016, 49(14), 5152-5159.

  10. Guangmin Wei; Xinxin Li; Di Jia; He Cheng*Syntheisis, characterization and performance of P3HT-azide-PCBM microgelJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2016, 16(6), 5639.

  11. Taisen Zuo; He Cheng;* Yuanbo Chen; Fangwei WangDevelopment and prospect of Very Small Angle Neutron Scattering (VSANS) TechniquesChinese Physics C 2016, 40, 076204.

  12. Hua Yang; Kexin Qu; Haidong Li; He Cheng;* Jidong Zhang*An in-situ Investigation into the Formation of Solvent-induced Crystalline Phase of Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) in Solvent Vapor AnnealingMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2016, 217(14), 1579-2584.

  13. Zhi Zhou; Di Jia; Javoris Hollingsworth; Zhi Zhou; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* “From repulsive to attractive glass: a rheological investigation” Journal of Chemical Physics 2015, 143, 234901.

  14. Di Jia; Javoris Hollingsworth; Zhi Zhou; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Coupling of gelation and glass transition in a biphasic colloidal mixturefrom gel-to-defective gel-to-glassSoft Matter 2015, 11, 8818-8826.

  15. Boualem Hammouda;* Di Jia; He ChengSINGLE-CHAIN CONFORMATION FOR INTERACTING POLY(N-ISOPROPY ACRYLAMIDE) IN AQUEOUS SOLUTIONthe Open Access Journal of Science and Technology 2015, 3, 101152.

  16. Di Jia;Jingfa Yang;He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Basic Principles of SLS/DLS Measurements in Fluorescent/Phosphorescence SolutionsActa Polymeric Sinica 2015, 5, 564-570.

  17. Zhi Zhou; Javoris Hollingsworth; Song Hong; Guangmin Wei; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Effects of particle softness on shear thickening of microgel suspensionsSoft Matter 2014, 10, 6286-6293.

  18. Zhi Zhou; Javoris Hollingsworth; Song Hong; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*“Yielding behavior in colloidal glasses: comparison between "hard cage" and "soft cage"Langmuir 2014, 30, 5739-5746.

  19. Lina Zhang; Weichao Shi; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Reexamination of shish kebab formation in poly (ethylene oxide) meltPolymer 2014, 55, 2890-2899.


  21. Hongxia Zhang; He Cheng;* Guangcui Yuan; Charles C. Han;* Li Zhang; Tianfu Li; Hongli Wang; Yuntao Liu; Dongfeng Chen30 m small angle neutron scattering instrument at china advanced research reactor”, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A 2014, 735, 490-495.

  22. Michael Hore;* Boualem Hammouda;* Yuyan Li; He Cheng*Co-nonsolvency of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) in deuterated water/ethanol mixtures”, Macromolecules 2013, 46(19), 7894-7901.

  23. Guangmin Wei; Chuanzhuang Zhao; Javoris Hollingsworth; Zhi Zhou; Fan Jin; Zexin Zhang;* He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Mechanism of two-dimensional crystal formation from soft microgel particles”, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 9924-9930.

  24. Qiyang Wang; Jie Cai;* Lina Zhang;* Min Xu; He Cheng; Charles C. Han; Shigenori Kuga; Jun Xiao; Rui Xiao A bioplastic with high strength constructed from cellulose hydrogels by changing aggregated structure”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 6678-6686.

  25. Guangmin Wei; Dongdong Yao; Zhiyong Li; Ye Huang; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*Charge-transfer complexation mechanism of poly(4-vinylpyridine)/[6,6]- phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester in DMF solution”, Macromolecules 2013, 46(3), 1212-1220.

  26. Junyu Li; Wei, Li; He Cheng;* Lina Zhang; Yang Li; Charles C. Han* Early stages of nucleation and growth in melt crystallized polyethylene”, Polymer 2012, 53, 2315-2319.

  27. Zhiyong Li; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*Mechanism of narrowly dispersed latex formation in a surfactant free emulsion polymerization of styrene in acetone−water mixture”, Macromolecules 2012, 45(7), 3231-3239.

  28. Demiao Lin; He Cheng;* Fasheng Zou; Wei Nin; Charles C. Han*Morphology Evolution of Bisphenol A Polycarbonate/Poly (Styrene-co-Acrylonitrile) Blends under Shear and after Shear Cessation”, Polymer 2012, 53, 1298-1305.

  29. Junyu Li; Wei, Li; Zhiyong Li; He Cheng;* Yang Li; Charles C. Han* Role of inter-diffusion on the crystallization dynamics in polyethylene/poly(ethylene- alt-propylene) blend system”, J. Chem. Phys. 2011, 135, 044902.

  30. Zhiyong Li; He Cheng;* Junyu Li; Jinkun Hao; Li Zhang; Boualem Hammouda;  Charles C. Han*Large-scale structures in tetrahydrofuran-water mixture with a trace amount of antioxidant butylhydroxytoluene (BHT)”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115(24), 7887-7895.

  31. Ye Huang; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han* Unimer-aggregate equilibrium to large scale association of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) in THF solution”, Macromolecules 2011, 44(12), 5020-5026.

  32. Charles C. Han;* Jinyong Dong; Hui Niu; He Cheng; Ye Huang; Jianfen Zheng; Shanshan Xu Polymer materials”, Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 2011, 25, 46-49.

  33. Weichao Shi; He Cheng; Fenghua Chen; Yongri Liang; Xuming Xie; Charles C. Han*Concentric ring pattern formation in a competing crystallization and phase separation process”, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2011, 32, 1886-1890.

  34. Guangcui Yuan; Hongxia Zhang;* He Cheng; Charles C. Han;* Tianfu Li; Linfeng He; Yuntao Liu; Dongfeng Chen A neutron reflectometer with horizontal sample geometry at CARR”, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A 2011, 356, 65-68.

  35. Ye Huang; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*Temperature induced structure evolution of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) in dilute solution and its influence on thin film morphology”, Macromolecules 2010, 43(23), 10031-10037.

  36. Jinkun Hao; Zhiyong Li; He Cheng;* Chi Wu; Charles C. Han,*Kinetically driven intra- and interchain association of hydrophobically and hydrophilically modified poly(acrylic acid) in dilute aqueous solutions”, Macromolecules 2010, 43(22), 9534-9540.

  37. Jinkun Hao; He Cheng;* Paul Butler; Li Zhang; Charles C. Han* Origin of cononsolvency, based on the structure of tetrahydrofuran-water mixture”, J. Chem. Phys. 2010, 132, 154902.

  38. Jinkun Hao; Guangcui Yuan;* He Cheng; Charles C. Han;,* Chi Wu Interchain hydrogen-bonding-induced association of poly(acrylic acid)-graft-poly(ethylene oxide) in water”, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 2002-2008.

  39. Pingli Wang; Kun Meng; He Cheng;* Song Hong; Jinkun Hao; Charles C. Han;* Harald Haeger Reactive compatibilization of polyamide-12/poly(butylene terephthalate) blends with hyperbranched PEI-g-PA12: morphology and thermal properties”, Polymer 2009, 50, 2154-2160.

  40. Ruoyu Zhang; He Cheng; Chenggui Zhang; Tongchen Zhang; Xia Dong;* Charles C. Han* Nucleation/growth in the metastable and unstable phase separation regions under oscillatory shear flow for an off-critical polymer blend”, Macromolecules 2009, 42, 2873-2876.

  41. Ruoyu Zhang; Xia Dong;* Xin Wang; He Cheng; Charles C. Han* Phase separation mechanism of polybutadiene/polyisoprene blends under oscillatory shear flow”, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 6818-6829.

  42. Pingli Wang; Xin Wang; Kun Meng; Song Hong; Xin Liu; He Cheng;* Charles C. Han*Thermal sensitive fluorescent hyperbranched polymer without fluorophores”, J. Polym. Sci. A 2008, 46, 3424-3428.

  43. Kun Meng; Xia Dong;* Song Hong; Xin Wang; He Cheng; Charles C. Han* Shear-induced crystallization in phase-separated blend of isotactic polypropylene and poly (ethylene-co-octene)”, J. Chem. Phys. 2008, 128, 024906.

  44. Jie Cai; Lina Zhang;* Shilin Liu; Yating Liu; Xiaojuan Xu; Xuming Chen; Benjamin Chu; Xinglin Guo; Jian Xu; He Cheng; Charles C. Han; Shigenori KugaDynamic self-assembly induced rapid dissolution of cellulose at low temperatures”, Macromolecules 2008, 419345-9351.

  45. He Cheng; Lei Shen; Chi Wu* LLS and FTIR studies on the hysteresis in association and dissociation of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chains in water”, Macromolecules 2006, 39, 2325-2329.

  46. He Cheng; Guangming Liu; Chengqing Wang; Guangzhao Zhang;* Chi Wu Collapse and Swelling of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-sodium acrylate) Copolymer Brushes Grafted on a Flat SiO2 Surface”, J. Polym. Sci. B 2006, 44, 770-778.

  47. Guangming Liu; He Cheng; Yunfeng Yan; Guangzhao Zhang*Study of the kinetics of the pancake-to-brush transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) chains”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 22603-22607.

  48. He Cheng; Chi Wu;* Mitchell A. WinnikKinetics of reversible aggregation of soft polymeric particles in dilute dispersion”, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 5127-5129.

  49. Manhin Siu, He Cheng, Chi Wu*, “Formation of Mesoglobular Phase of Amphiphilic Copolymer Chains in Dilute Solution: Effect of Comonomer DistributionMacromolecules 2003, 36, 6588-6592.

Research Interests

  1. Multiphase and Multicomponent System in Soft Condensed Matter Physics.
  2. Neutron Scattering Instrumentation



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