Baoming Zhao

Staff Scientist | CMEC

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Bio-based polymers
  • Chemical recycling of polymers and polymer composites
  • Sustainable and circular 3D printing

Professional Experience

  • Staff Scientist | Composite Materials and Engineering Center, WSU, Feb 2023 – Present
  • Jul 2019 – Feb 2023, Postdoctoral Research Associate | Composite Materials and Engineering Center, WSU 
  • Sep 2018 – Jun 2019, Research Associate | Biological Systems Engineering, Washington State University 
  • Jan 2018 – Aug 2018, Chemist | XCG Design Corp, Seattle, WA 
  • Mar 2017 – Dec 2017, Research/Teaching Associate | Department of Chemistry, Washington State University 
  • Aug 2011 – Dec 2016, Teaching Assistant | Department of Chemistry, Washington State University 
  • Aug 2008 – Aug 2011, Research Assistant | Department of Chemistry, Washington State University 


  • CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHEM 102 Chemistry Related to Life Sciences
  • CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 


  • PhD. | Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, 2016
  • B.S. | Materials Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China 2008


  • 2008 Fellow of “Hundred Reserve Young Teachers”


  • Baoming Zhao, Cheng Hao, Yu-Chung Chang, Yiding Cao, Tuan Liu, Mingen Fei, Lin Shao, Jinwen Zhang*. Photo-curing 3D Printing of Thermosetting Sacrificial Tooling for Fabricating Fiber-Reinforced Hollow Composites, Advanced Functional Materials, 2023, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202213663.
  • Baoming Zhao, Yue Wu, Wei Wan, Weihong Zhu, Alexander DQ Li*. Molecular modulation spectroscopy: Individual molecular spectra accurately deconvoluted from interfering systems via orthogonal reactions, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 2023, 436, 114370.
  • Mingen Fei, Yu-Chung Chang, Cheng Hao, Lin Shao, Wangcheng Liu, Baoming Zhao*, Jinwen Zhang*. Highly engineerable Schiff base polymer matrix with facile fiber composite manufacturability and hydrothermal recyclability, Composites Part B: Engineering, 2023, 248, 110366.
  • Tuan Liu, Lin Shao, Baoming Zhao, Yu‐Chung Chang, Jinwen Zhang*. Progress in Chemical Recycling of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2022, 43, 2200538.
  • Lin Shao, Yu-Chung Chang*, Cheng Hao, Ming-en Fei, Baoming Zhao, Brian J. Bliss, Jinwen Zhang*. A chemical approach for the future of PLA upcycling: from plastic wastes to new 3D printing materials, Green Chemistry, 2022, Advance Article.
  • Mingen Fei, Tuan Liu*, Baoming Zhao, Anthony Otero, Yu-Chung Chang, Jinwen Zhang*. From Glassy Plastic to Ductile Elastomer: Vegetable Oil-Based UV-Curable Vitrimers and Their Potential Use in 3D Printing, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2021, 3, 2470 – 2479.
  • Shuai Zhang, Tuan Liu*, Cheng Hao, Anna Mikkelsen, Baoming Zhao, Jinwen Zhang*. A Hempseed Oil based Covalent Adaptable Epoxy-Amine Network and Its Potential Use for Room Temperature Curable Coatings, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020, 8, 14964 – 14974.
  • Shuai Zhang, Tuan Liu*, Baoming Zhao, Christina Verdi, Wangcheng Liu, Cheng Hao, Jinwen Zhang*. Shape memory Poly(lactic acid) binary blends with unusual fluorescence, Polymer, 2020, 209, 122980.
  • Tuan Liu, Mingen Fei, Baoming Zhao, Jinwen Zhang*. Progress in Biobased Vitrimers, Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2020, 51, 817 – 832.
  • Tuan Liu, Baoming Zhao, Jinwen Zhang*. Recent development of repairable, malleable and recyclable thermosetting polymers through dynamic transesterification, Polymer, 2020, 194, 122392.
  • Yingfa Shan; Tuan Liu; Baoming Zhao; Cheng Hao; Shuai Zhang; Yingyi Li; Yingzhu Wu; Jinwen Zhang.* A Renewable Dynamic Covalent Network Based on Itaconic Anhydride Crosslinked Polyglycerol: Adaptability, UV Blocking and Fluorescence, Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.123960
  • Chen, J.; Ziegler, A. W.; Zhao, B.; Wan, W.; Li, A. D. Chemomechanical-Force-Induced Folding-Unfolding Directly Controls Distinct Fluorescence Dual-Color Switching. Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 4993-4996.
  • Shaller, A. D.; Wan, W.; Zhao, B.; Li, A. D. Chromophoric and Dendritic Phosphoramidites Enable Construction of Functional Dendrimers with Exceptional Brightness and Water Solubility. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 12165-12171.
  • Hu, D.; Zhao, B.; Xie, Y.; Orr, G.; Li, A. D. Understanding Super-​Resolution Nanoscopy and its Biological Applications in Cell Imaging. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 14856-14861.
  • Lv, Y.; Liu, H.; Zhao, B.; Tian, Z.; Li, A. D. Tuning Photoswitchable Dual-​Color Fluorescence from Core-​Shell Polymer Nanoparticles. Isr. J. Chem. 2013, 53, 294-302.