Tenure-track Associate Professor
Dr. Hong got his bachelor degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004. Then, He went to Chinese University of Hong Kong to pursue a Master degree also in physics, where he got intensively exposed to scientific research in the areas of synthesizing semiconducting nano-materials and characterizing their optical and structural properties. Two years later, He got admitted to the PhD program in polymer science at the University of Akron, where he worked with Prof. Alexei P. Sokolov on the topic of glass transition in polymers, small molecule systems and proteins. He got his PhD diploma in three and a half years and then went over to Oak Ridge National lab to work with Prof. Jeremy C. Smith as a Postdoc on the projects of combining computer simulation and neutron scattering to study protein dynamics, structure and function.
Dynamics in Soft-condensed Matters including Polymers, Proteins, Biomass and Bio-membranes
- X. Hu, L. Hong, M. Smith, T. Neusius, X. Cheng, and J.C. Smith “The Dynamics of Single Protein Molecules is Nonequilibrium and Self-Similar over Thirteen Decades in Time.” Nature Physics 12, 171–174 (2016).
- L. Hong, N. Smolin and J. C. Smith “De Gennes Narrowing Describes the Relative Motion of Protein Domains”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 112, 158102 (2014).
- L. Hong, D.C. Glass, J.D. Nickels, Z. Yi, T. Madhusudan, H. O’Neill, A. P. Sokolov and J.C. Smith “Elastic and conformational softness of a globular protein”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 028104 (2013).
- Y.L. Miao, Z. Yi, D.C. Glass, L. Hong, M. Tyagi, J. Baudry, N. Jain and J.C. Smith. “Temperature-Dependent Dynamical Transitions of Different Classes of Amino Acid Residue in a Globular Protein”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 19576 (2012).
- L. Hong, X. Cheng, D.C. Glass, and J.C. Smith. “Surface hydration amplifies single-well protein atom diffusion propagating into the macromolecular core”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 238102 (2012).
- L. Hong, N. Smolin, B. Lindner, A.P. Sokolov, and J.C. Smith. “Three classes of motion in the dynamic neutron scattering susceptibility of a globular protein”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 148102 (2011).
- L. Hong, B. Begen, A. Kisliuk, S. Pawlus, M. Paluch, and A.P. Sokolov. “Influence of pressure on quasielastic scattering in glasses: Relationship to the boson peak”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 102, 145502 (2009).