TECHNICAL INTERESTS

  • 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

EDUCATION

  • 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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 2004 – present, Faculty, Composite Materials & Engineering Center, WSU
  • 2004 – present, Faculty, Materials Science Program, 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

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