Liang obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Wuhan University in 2016 under the guidance of Prof. Hexiang Deng and received undergraduate research training under the supervision of Prof. Louis Bouchard at University of California, Los Angeles and Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He earned his Ph.D. in August 2020 from Texas A&M University under the supervision of Prof. Hong-Cai Zhou, where he completed his thesis titled “Engineering Heterarchy and Hierarchy in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)”. His graduate research involves expansion of the MOF toolkit into modular design of hierarchically porous MOFs, MOF hybrids, MOF superstructures, and MOF-polymer composites, which formed the basis of “Pore Engineering”. In September 2020, he joined the Stoddart group at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral fellow, working on the development of the next generation of smart materials with controllable heterogeneity and tailorable architectures.