Current Graduate Students:
Research area: Processing of sustainable polymer fibers. Began in spring 2015.
Research area: Processing of high-strength polymer fibers. Began in fall 2015.
Research area: Processing/development of acrylate resins for 3D printing. Began in fall 2016.
Current Visiting Scholars
Current Undergraduate Researchers
Research topic: Processing of regenerated protein films. Started in summer 2015.
Previous Graduate Students:
Ph.D. Degree, 2016. Thesis topic: Oligomer-polymer gel spinning of high-performance fibers.
Ph.D. Degree, 2015. Thesis topic: Processing of expandable thermoplastic/thermoset syntactic foam.
Ph.D. Degree, 2015. Thesis title: Oligomer spin-solvent gel-fiber spinning. Began in fall 2009
Ph.D. Study. Thesis topic: Sheath-core structure formation in blend extrusion
Ian Winters (co-advisor: Dr. David Bucknall)
Ph.D. degree, 2012. Thesis title: The rheological and structural properties of blends of polyethylene with paraffin wax
Ph.D. degree, 2011. Thesis title: Controllable growth of porous structures from co-continuous polymer blend
Ph.D. Degree, 2010. Thesis title: Constant temperature embossing of supercooled polymer films
Jun Jia (co-advisor: Dr. Youjiang Wang)
Ph.D. degree, 2010. Thesis title: Melt spinning of continuous filaments by cold air attenuation
Ph.D. degree, 2008. Thesis title: Single-polymer composites made of slowly crystallizing polymers
Ph.D. degree, 2008. Thesis title: Rapid production of polymer microstructures
Zhe Xie (student at Oakland University; Co-advised with Dr. Qian Zou)
Ph.D. degree, 2006. Thesis title: Pressure-drive radial flow microrheometry
M.S. degree, 2003. Thesis title: Polymer micro cold forging
M.S. degree, 2003. Thesis title: Simulation of squeezing flow during hot embossing of polymer microstructures
Past Visiting Scholars/Students:
Huan Liu, Xi'an Technological University, China
Qiuqin Yue, Chongqing College of Electronic Engineering, China
Pei Feng, Donghua University, China
Baicun Wang, Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Xueliang Jiang, Wuhan Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Chao Bi, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Qiangchao Mao, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Xiong Wan, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, China
Gang Xiao, Sinopec, China
Kun Luan, Donghua University, China
Dr. Danyang Zhao, Dalian Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Chaosheng Wang, Donghua University, China
Dr. Zhihong Fu, South China University, China
Fangbing Lv, Jiangnan University, China
Min Li, Donghua University, China
Pan Dai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Previous Undergraduate Students:
Michelle Morency, University of South Florida
Research topic: Processing of regenerated protein solutions. Summer 2016.
Research topic: Regenerated protein from waste feathers, 2015
Research topic: Gel spinning with polybutene as a new spin solvent. Summer 2015
Research topic: Gel spinning. Summer 2014
Research topic: Characterization of polyethylene/wax blends and fibers. Summer 2012 & Summer 2013
Resarch topic: Polymer blend extrusion and characterization. Fall 2012.
Research topic: Processing of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene solutions. Summer 2011 to spring 2012
Research topic: Processing of biopolymers. Fall 2009 to spring 2012
Research topic: Radiation shielded textiles. spring 2011 to fall 2011
Jeremy Alexander (co-advisor: Prof. Y. Wang)
Research topic: Recycling of Teflon fibers. Summer 2010 to summer 2011
Research topic: Gel spinning of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. Summer 2010 to spring 2011
Research topic: Porous fibers for biomedical applications. Summer 2006
Research topic: Microscale biomimetic structures. Summer 2005