CAS Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics

Kuangxiao

    Xiao Kuang comes from Hunan Province. After he received his bachelor's  degree in Polymer materials and engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, he was recommended to Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences as a master-co-Ph.D candidate.  
 In college, Xiao's first experience in polymer research was in the autumn of 2010, during which he was involved in a project of a synthesis method of petroleum resin. He was deeply absorbed in polymer structure and property relationship. The aim of the later graduation thesis was to study the mechanical properties and structures of polyethylene blends with a new type of olefin block copolymer. He believes that combining the basic research and application of polymer and bringing the wonderful polymer materials to our lives are of great importance and interest.  

 

When asked about why he chose Institute of Chemistry, Xiao argued, “This is a prestigious institute that is top ranked in China, and prides itself on cutting-edge research by its faculty and students. The enthusiasm of the students, faculty, and staff combined with the world class facilities available for research all contribute to creating a great environment for graduate level research. ICCAS provides a broad platform for me to realize my dream of being a scientist.”  

 

Currently, Xiao is a Ph.D condidate in professor Dujing Wang’s Polymer Morphology and Processing group, Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics. In 2012, he was awarded the “National Scholarship” for his outstanding performance. His research interests focus on the intelligent environmental friendly polymers and composites based on dynamic chemical bond. Physical means, including crystallization / phase separation and their competition with dynamic bond are used to control the structures and properties of materials. Specifically, self-healing and remodeling epoxy and composites, structure and properties of reversible crosslinked polyester based on Diels-Alder reaction are studied. The self-healing, re-processable epoxy and composites are expected of an improvement in materials life cycle and reliability in use, together with the aim of saving resources and lessening environmental pollution. 

CAS Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics