Research fields:Bio-based polymeric materials,polymer blend and process.
Prof. Zhu got his Ph.D. from Marquette University in 2001 and did postdoctoral research at Cornell University from 2001 to 2003.He had been employed in several companies in USA.Under his direction,more than ten commercial products had been developed.One product was named with his surname Zhutrex® . Prof.Zhu is the members of American Chemical Society, Society of Plastic Engineer, American Chemist Foundation and Sigma Xi.He was a recipient of 2001 student award of American Cheimist Foundatoion.He also received Fellowship of Arthur J.Schmitt, Denis J.O Brien and Eichard W. Jobling. Nearly thirty research articles have been published and cited over one thousand times. More than ten patents have been awarded or applied in USA and China.
Major research interests include bio-based polymeric materials, flame retardancy of polymeric materials, polymer nanocomposites, wood adhesives, and biocompatible polymers.