Name:ZHANG Xiaohua
  Title:Professor
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Center for Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Interdisciplinary Research

College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Soochow University

No.1 ShiZi Street, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China      

Tel:  0512-6                                     Fax: 0512-69155837

Email: zhangxiaohua@suda.edu.cn
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Education

Ph.D. 2002-2005 State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Joint Laboratory of Polymer Science and Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Supervised by Professor Charles C. Han.

M. Sc. 1999-2002  State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering, Sichuan University.

B. Sc.1995-1999   College of Polymer Science & Engineering, Sichuan University

 

Working Experience

2010- Present, Associate Professor

Center for Soft Condensed Matter Physics and Interdisciplinary Research

College of Physics, Optoelectronics and Energy

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Suzhou, Jiangsu China                             
                         

2006-2010, Guest Researcher
Polymer Division

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

                            

2005-2006, Assistant Professor

Polymer Physics at State Key Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Chemistry, Joint Laboratory of Polymer Science and Materials

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Beijing, China                          

 

Research Interests

1.  Directed self-assembly in block copolymer film.

2.  Manufacturing of 3D Nanostructures by templates and external fields.

3.  Neutron based characterization technique to determine the three-dimensional order in nanostructured soft materials including reflectivity and small angle scattering.

4.  Correlation between liquid-liquid phase separation and crystallization in statistical copolymer blends.

5.  Instability of polymer thin film

 

Honors

2007   Award of China Association for Instrument Analysis (CAIA)

2005   Award for Excellent Young Scientist in Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2002   Award for Excellent Master Student in Sichuan University

2001   Award for Special Scholarship of ‘Guanghua’ in Sichuan University

1999   Award for Excellent Graduate in Sichuan University

1999   Award for Excellent Thesis in Sichuan University

1998   Award for Scholarship for high scores in Sichuan University

1997   Award for Scholarship for high scores in Sichuan University

1997   Award for Excellent Student in Sichuan University

1996   Award for Scholarship for high scores in Sichuan University

1996   Award for Excellent Student in Sichuan University

 

Recent publications

1.Jiadong Sheng, Qi Zhu, Xian Zeng, Zhaohui Yang, * and Xiaohua Zhang,* Promotion of Water Channels for Enhanced Ion Transport in 14-nm-diameter Carbon Nanotubes ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b00174

2.Ranran Wang, Qiang Wu, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,* Lijun Gao, Jiangfeng Ni and Ophelia K.C. Tsui, Flexible supercapacitors based on polyaniline nanowires-infilled 10 nm-diameter carbon nanotube porous membrane by in-situ electrochemical polymerization J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4, 12602-12608.

3.Wenjin Fan, Guoqiang Fan, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,* Getting to the Bottom Morphology of Block Copolymer Thin Film Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 2016, 34, 88-93.

4.Xuyang Wang, Ranran Wang, Qiang Wu, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,* Jun Guo, Muzi Chen, Minghua Tang, Yajun Cheng, Haibin Chu, Highly selective electrodeposition of sub-10nm crystalline noble metallic nanorods inside vertically aligned multiwall carbon nanotubes Nanotechnology 2016, 27 275604.

5.Xian Zeng, Zhaohui Yang,* Xiaohua Zhang*, Characterization Tools for Polymer Thin Films Acta Physica Sinica, 2016, 65, 176801. [Invited review]

6.Genjv Li, Guoqiang Fan, Nannan Dou, Zhaohui Yang*, Xiaohua Zhang,* How Does Solvent Annealing Influence Stress-driven Surface Undulations in Polymer Composite Films with Immobilized Film-Spanning Nanoparticles?Mater. Today Commu.2016, 6, 9-16.

7.Haifeng Shi, Hua Jiang, Guoqiang Fan, Zhaohui Yang* and  Xiaohua Zhang,*  Interdiffusion Behavior under a Temperature Gradient Field in a Poly(ethylene-co-hexene) / Poly(ethylene-co-butene) System RSC Advances 2015, 5, 60015 - 60023.

8.Yuanyuan Pan, Qiang Wu, Yuyan Weng, Xiaohua Zhang*, Zhaohui Yang*, Jianqiang Meng and Ophelia K.C. Tsui, Declined ionic flux through the nano pores of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes filled by the PNIPAm hydrogel J. Mater. Chem. A, 20153, 11111-11116.

9.Xiaohua Zhang,* Jack F. Douglas,* Sushil Satija and Alamgir Karim,* Enhanced Vertical Ordering of Block Copolymer Films by Tuning Molecular Mass RSC Advances 2015, 5, 32307 - 32318.

10.Gaomin Liao, Yuanyuan Pan, Qiang Wu, Shaoyun Li, Yuyan Weng, Xiaohua Zhang*, Zhaohui Yang*, Jun Guo, Muzi Chen, Minghua Tang and Ophelia K.C. Tsui, A novel method to encapsulate a Au nanorods array in 15 nm radius multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale 2014, 6, 14872-14876.

11.Nannan Dou, Hua Jiang, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,* Evolution of a Wavelike Undulation in Polymer Thin Films with Immobilized Film Spanning Nanoparticles Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 215, 1639-1646.

12.Shaoyun Li, Gaomin Liao, Zhipeng Liu, Yuanyuan Pan, Qiang Wu, Yuyan Weng, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,* Ophelia K. C. Tsui, Enhanced water flux in vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays and polyethersulfone composite membranes J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 12171-12176.

13.Xiaohua Zhang,*Kevin G. Yager, Jack F. Douglas, Alamgir Karim* Suppression of target patterns in domain aligned cold-zone annealed block copolymer films with immobilized film-spanning nanoparticles. Soft Matter 2014, 10, 3656 - 3666.

14.Hua Jiang, Nannan Dou, Guoqiang Fan, Xiaohua Zhang,* Zhaohui Yang,*Orientational phase-separated domains in a polyolefin blend under a temperature gradient field. Polymer 2014, 55, 2271-2278.

15.Hua Jiang, Nannan Dou, Guoqiang Fan, Zhaohui Yang, Xiaohua Zhang,*Effect of temperature gradient on liquid-liquid phase separation in a polyolefin blend.J. Chem. Phys. 2013,139, 124903.

16.Zhipeng Liu, Gaomin Liao, Shaoyun Li, Yuanyuan Pan, Xuyang Wang, Yuyan Weng, Xiaohua Zhang, Zhaohui Yang,* Efficient encapsulation of conducting polyaniline chains inside carbon nanotubes: a new strategy to prepare endohedral CNT materials. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 13321 - 13327.

17.Xiaohua Zhang,* Jack F. Douglas, Ronald L. Jones,Influence of Film Casting Method on Block Copolymer Ordering in Thin Films. Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4980 – 4987.

18.Xiaohua Zhang,* Kevin G. Yager, Nathaniel J. Fredin, Hyun Wook Ro, Jack F. Douglas, Ronald L. Jones, Alamgir Karim Thermally-Reversible Surface Morphology Transition in Thin Diblock Copolymer Films. ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 3653–3660.

19.Xiaohua Zhang, Kevin G. Yager, Shuhui Kang, Nathaniel J. Fredin, Bulent Akgun, Sushil Satija, Jack F. Douglas, Alamgir Karim and Ronald L. Jones, Solvent Retention in Thin Spin-Coated Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Homopolymer Films Studied By Neutron Reflectometry.Macromolecules2010, 43, 1117–1123.

20.Kevin G. Yager, Nathaniel J. Fredin, Xiaohua Zhang, Brian C. Berry, Alamgir Karim and Ronald L. Jones, Evolution of block-copolymer order through a moving thermal zone. Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 92–99.

21.Xiaohua Zhang,* Silvia H. Lacerda, Kevin G. Yager, Brian C. Berry, Jack F. Douglas, Ronald L. Jones and Alamgir Karim,Target Patterns Induced by Fixed Nanoparticles in Block Copolymer films.ACS Nano, 2009, 3, 2115–2120.

22.Song Hong, Xiaohua Zhang, Ruoyu Zhang, Jiang Zhao and Charles C. Han, Thickness Dependence of Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in Thin Films of a Polyolefin Blend. Macromolecules 2009, 42, 4349–435.

23.Jiang Du, Xiaohua Zhang and Charles C. Han, Fluctuation-Assisted Crystallization of an iPP/PEOc Polymer Alloy Prepared on a Single Multicatalyst Reactor Granule. J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polymer Physics, 2009, 47, 166-172.

24.Xiaohua Zhang, Brian C. Berry, Kevin G. Yager, Sangcheol Kim, Ronald L. Jones, Sushil Satija, Deanna L. Pickel, Jack F. Douglas and Alamgir Karim, Surface Morphology Diagram for Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films. ACS Nano, 2008, 2, 2331-2341.

25.Song Hong, Xiaohua Zhang, Ruoyu Zhang, Li Wang, Jiang Zhao and Charles C. Han, Liquid–Liquid Phase Separation and Crystallization in Thin Films of a Polyolefin Blend. Macromolecules2008, 41, 2311-2314.

26.Xiaohua Zhang, Zhigang Wang, Ruoyu Zhang and Charles C. Han, Effect of Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation on the Lamellar Crystal Morphology in PEH/PEB Blend.Macromolecules2006, 39, 9285-9290.

27.Xiaohua Zhang, Zhigang Wang and Charles C. Han, Fine Structures in Phase-Separated Domains of a Polyolefin Blend via Spinodal Decomposition.Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 7441-7445.  

28.Xiaohua Zhang, Zhigang Wang,Xia Dong,Dujin Wang andCharles C. Han, Interplay between two phase transitions: Crystallization and liquid-liquid phase separation in a polyolefin blend. J. Chem. Phys., 2006, 125, 024907.

29.Kun Meng, Xia Dong, Xiaohua Zhang, Chenggui Zhang and Charles C. Han, Shear-Induced Crystallization in a Blend of Isotactic Poly(propylene) and Poly(ethylene-co-octene). Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2006, 27, 1677–1683.

30.Xiaohua Zhang, Zhigang Wang, M. Muthukumar and Charles C. Han, Fluctuation-assisted crystallization: In a simultaneous phase separation and crystallization polyolefin blend system. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2005, 26, 1285-1288.


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