Synthesis, processing and application development of biobased polymer materials; Polymer toughening and reinforcing; Structure and properties of polymer blends and composites; Polymer foaming and fiber spinning technologies
Ph.D., Polymer Science, 1997 – University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
M.Eng., Technology of Fine Chemicals, 1991 – Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China
B.Eng., Dyeing & Finishing, 1984 – Suzhou Institute of Silk Textile Technology, Suzhou, China
2004 – present, Faculty, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, WSU
2009 – present, Affiliate Faculty, Department of Chemistry, WSU
2005 – present, Affiliate Faculty, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering., WSU
2000 – 2003, Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Lowell
1997 – 1999, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
1997 – 1997, Consulting Chemist, Bio-Crystals Corporation, Boston, MA
Ma, R., M. Guo, K.T. Lin, V.R. Hebert, J. Zhang, M.P. Wolcott, M. Quintero, K.K Ramasamy, X. Chen, and X. Zhang. 2016. Peracetic acid depolymerization of biorefinery lignin for production of selective monomeric phenolic compounds. Chemistry-A European Journal. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201600546. 22(31):10884-10891.
Guo, X., J. Xin, M.P. Wolcott and J. Zhang. 2016. Mechanochemical oleation of lignin through ball milling and properties of its blends with PLA. Chemistry Select. DOI: 10.1002/slct.201600633. 1(13):3449-3454.
Xin, J., M. Li, R. Li, M.P. Wolcott, and J. Zhang. 2016. Green epoxy resin system based on lignin and tung oil and its application in epoxy asphalt. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00256. 4(5):2754-2761.
Xin, J., P. Zhang, K. Huang and J. Zhang. 2014. Developing Vegetable Oil-Based High Performance Thermosetting Resins. In Soy-Based Chemicals and Materials, Chapter 13, ACS Symposium Series, Vol 1178; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC. Chapter DOI: 10.1021/bk-2014-1178.ch013. pp. 299–313.
Brito, G.F., J. Xin, P. Zhang, T.J.A. Mélo and J. Zhang. 2014. Enhanced melt free radical grafting efficiency of polyethylene using a novel redox initiation method. RSC Advances, 4(5):26425-26433.
Xin, J., P. Zhang, K. Huang and J. Zhang. 2014. Study of green epoxy resins derived from renewable cinnamic acid and dipentene: synthesis, curing and properties. RSC Advances, 4:8525-8532.
Huang, K., Z. Liu, J. Zhang, S. Li, M. Li, X. Xia and Y. Zhou. 2014. Epoxy monomers derived from tung oil fatty acids and its regulable thermosets cured in two synergistic ways. BioMacromolecules, 15:837–843.
Zhang, P., J. Xin and J. Zhang. 2014. Effects of catalyst type and reaction parameters on one-step acrylation of soybean oil. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, DOI: 10.1021/sc400206t. 2(2):181–187.
Deng, S., J. Cheng, X. Guo, L. Jiang and J. Zhang. 2014. Fiber spinning of polyacrylonitrile grafted soy protein in an ionic liquid/DMSO mixture solvent. Journal of Polymer and the Environment, 22:17-26.
Huang, K., P. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. Li, J. Xia and Y. Zhou. 2013. Preparation of biobased epoxies using tung oil fatty acid-derived C21 diacid and C22 triacid and study of properties. Green Chemistry, 15:2466–2475.
Huang, K., J. Zhang, M. Li, J. Xia and Y. Zhou. 2013. Exploration of the complementary properties of biobased epoxies derived from rosin diacid and dimerized fatty acid for balanced performance. Industrial Crops & Products, 49:497–506.
Liu, H., X. Guo, W. Song and J. Zhang. 2013. Effects of Metal Ion Type on Ionomer-Assisted Reactive PLA Toughening. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52:4787–4793.
Zhang, P. and J. Zhang. 2013. One-step acrylation of soybean oil (SO) for the preparation of SO-based macromonomers. Green Chemistry, 5:641-645.
Liu, B , G.Z. Guevara, J. Zhang and L. Liu. 2013. Performance enhancement of poly(lactic acid)/soy protein concentrate blends by promoting formation of network structure. Green Materials, 1:176-185.
Fu, Y., J. Zhang, H. Liu, W.C. Hiscox and Y. Gu. 2013. Ionic liquid-assisted exfoliation of graphite oxide for simultaneous reduction and functionalization to graphenes with improved properties. Journal of Material Chemistry A, 1:2663–2674.
Zhu, R., H. Liu and J. Zhang. 2012. Effects of functionality and concentration of maleated poly(lactic acid) (PLA) on morphology and properties of PLA/soy protein composites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51:7786–7792.
Liu, B., L. Jiang and J. Zhang. 2011. Extrusion foaming of poly (lactic acid)/soy protein concentrate blends. Macromolecular Materials & Engineering, 296:835-842.
Xin, J., P. Zhang, M.P. Wolcott, X. Zhang, and J. Zhang. 2014. Partial depolymerization of enzymolysis lignin via mild hydrogenolysis over Raney Nickel. Bioresource Technology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.092. 155:422-426
Song, W., H. Liu, F. Chen, and J. Zhang. 2013. Effects of ionomer characteristics on reactions and properties of poly(lactic acid) ternary blends prepared by reactive blending. Polymer. 53:2476–2484.
Qin, J., H. Liu, P. Zhang, M.P. Wolcott and J. Zhang. 2014. Use of eugenol and rosin as feedstocks for biobased epoxy resins and study of curing and performance properties. Polymer International. DOI: 10.1002/pi.4588. 63(4):760–765
Qin, J., M. Wolcott and J. Zhang. 2014. Use of polycarboxylic acid derived from partially depolymerized lignin as a curing agent for epoxy application. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/sc400227v. 2(2):188–193.
Liu, X.Q. and J.W. Zhang. 2010. High performance biobased epoxy derived from rosin. Polymer International. 59:607–609.
Liu, B., L. Jiang, H.Z. Liu, L.L. Sun and J.W. Zhang. 2010. Different Effects of Water and Glycerol on Morphology and Properties of Poly(lactic acid)/Soy Protein Concentrate Blends. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 295(2):123-129.
Liu, X., Y. Wang, Y. Cao, V. Yadama, M. Xian and J. Zhang. 2011. Study of dextrin-derived curing agent for waterborne epoxy adhesive. Carbohydrate Polymers. 83(3):1180-1184.
Liu, B., J. Zhang, L. Liu, and A.T. Hotchkiss. 2011. Preparation and properties of water and glycerol-plasticized sugar beet pulp materials. Journal of Polymer and the Environment. 19, 559–567.
Liu, H., L. Guo, X. Guo, and J. Zhang. 2012. Effects of reactive blending temperature on impact toughness of poly(lactic acid) ternary blends. Polymer. 53:272–276.
Chen, F. and J.W. Zhang. 2010. In-situ poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate)/soy protein concentrate composites: Effects of compatibilization and composition on properties. Polymer. 51(8):1812-1819.
Anderson, S., J. Zhang and M.P. Wolcott. 2013. Effect of interfacial modifiers on mechanical and physical properties of the PHB composite with high wood flour content. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 21(3)631-639.
Jiang, L., F. Chen, J. Qian, J.J. Huang, M. Wolcott, L.S. Liu and J. Zhang. 2010. Reinforcing and toughening effects of bamboo pulp fiber on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) fiber composites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 49(2):572-577.
Brown, E.E., J. Zhang, and M.P. Laborie. 2011. Never-dried bacterial cellulose/fibrin composites: preparation and basic morphological and mechanical properties. Cellulose. 18:631–641.
Brown, E.E., M.P. Laborie, and J. Zhang. 2012. Glutaraldehyde treatment of bacterial cellulose/fibrin composites: impact on morphology, tensile and viscoelastic properties. Cellulose. 19:127–137.