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Wenge Zheng

Phone: 0574-86685141

Fax :  0574-86685186

Email: wgzheng@nimte.ac.cn

WORKING EXPERIENCE
1.    2007-Present, Professor, Division of Polymers and Composites, Ningbo Institute of Material Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China

2.    2004-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate, Microcellular Plastics Manufacturing Laboratory, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3G8.

3.   2001-2003, Research Fellow, Polymer Laboratory, Materials Technology Division, School of Materials Science & Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 639798.  

4.   1999-2000, STA Research Scientist, Department of Environmental and Materials Science, JAERI, Tokaimura, Ibaraki, Japan.

5.    1996-1999, Assist Professor, Materials Research Laboratory, INET. Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P.R.China.

6.   1994-1995, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Advanced Engineering Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong.

7.   1985-1987, Research Assistant, Hefei Institute of Chemical Engineering, Hefei 230028, P.R. China.

EDUCATION

Sept. 1993: Ph.D. of Polymer Materials in State Key Laboratory of Engineering Plastics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

Sept. 1990: M.S. of Polymer Materials in Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

July 1985: B.S., Anhui University, Hefei, China.

HONOURS

·      President's award in Chinese Academy of Sciences for Excellent Graduates in 1993.

·      STA Research Fellowship (Japan) in 1999.

·      Nanyang Technological University Research Fellowship in 2001.

·      University of Toronto Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2004.

MEMBERSHIP

·      Member of SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers, USA).

·      Member of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers, USA).

List of Publications

Refereed journal papers
1.   Y. H. Lee, C.B. Park, M. Sain, M. Kontopoulou, W. Zheng, “Effects of clay dispersion and content on the rheologicalf mechanical properties, and flame retardance of HDPE/clay nanocomposites,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 105(4), 1993-1999.

2.   W.G. Zheng, Y.H. Lee and C.B. Park, “The effect of exfoliated nano-clay on extrusion microcellular foaming of amorphous and crystalline Nylon,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 42, 271, (2006).

3.   W.G. Zheng, X.H. Lu, C. L. Toh, T. H. Zheng, C.B. He, “Effects of clay on polymorphism of polypropylene in polypropylene/clay nanocomposites,” Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, 42, 1810, (2004).

4.   W.G. Zheng, X.H. Lu and S.C. Wong, “Electrical and mechanical properties of expanded graphite-reinforced HDPE,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 91, 2781, (2004).

5.   W.G. Zheng and S.C. Wong, “Electrical and dielectric properties of PMMA/expanded graphite nanocomposite,” Comp. Sci. Tech., 63, 225, (2003).

6.   W.G. Zheng, S.C. Wong and H.J. Sue, “Transport behaviour of PMMA/EG nanocomposite,” Polymer, 43, 6767, (2002).

7.   F. Esaka, W.G. Zheng, K. Watanabe, M. Magara, Y. Hanzawa, S. Usuda and T. Adachi, “Application of SIMS and TXRF techniques to lead air-pollution monitoring,” 15th ISMC Proceeding, (2000), published in “Advance in Mass Spectrometry”, (2002).

8.   W.G. Zheng, “Studies on the preparation of the high performance phenolic resin binder for graphite composites,” Hi-Tech Letters, 9, 12:55, (1999).

9.    W.G. Zheng, “Studies on the PC/Epoxy/LCP ternary blends,” Chinese Plastics, 7, 468, (1999).

10.  W.G. Zheng, “Effect of EP content on the properties of PC/EP/LCP polymer blends,” Engineering plastics application, 27, 7:11, (1999).

11.  W.G. Zheng, Y. Leng and X.G. Zhu, “Study on fracture toughness of PP/PE/EPDM ternary blends using essential work concept,” Plastics, Rubber and Composites Processing and Application, 25, 490, (1996).

12.  Y. Leng and W.G. Zheng, “Morphology and mechanical-properties of PC/PBT/LCP in-situ composites with compatibilizer,” Liquid crystals for advanced technologies, 425, 317, (1996).

13.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the transesterification in PC/PET blends,” Science in China (Series B), 52, 366, (1995).

14.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Effect of transesterification on the compatibility and crystallization behavior of PC/PET blends,” Progress in Natural Science, 5, 738, (1995).

15.  W.G. Zheng, Z.H. Wan, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “NMR studies on the transesterification of PC/PET blends,” Polymer, 34, 4982, (1994).

16.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the transesterification in PC/PET blends, (2) effect of transesterification on the compatibility and the crystallization behaviour of the blends,” Polymer International, 34, 307, (1994).

17.  W.G. Zheng, Z.H. Wan, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the transesterification in PC/PET blends, (1) mechanisms and extent of reactions,” Polymer International, 34, 301, (1994).

18.  D.M. Li, W.G. Zheng and Z.N. Qi, “The J-Integral fracture toughness of PP/CaCO3 composites,” J. Mater. Sci., 29, 3754, (1994).

19.  C.L. Wang, S.J. Wang, W.G. Zheng and Z.N. Qi, “Positron annihilation studies of the PP/EPDM blends,” Phys. Stat. Sol., 141, 253, (1994).

20.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the exchange reactions in polyester polymer blends,” Science in China, series B, (in Chinese), 24, 366, (1994).

21.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and L.H. Shi, “A criterion for the B-D transition in polymer blends,” Science in China (Series B), 36, 920, (1993).

22.  Q. Li, W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi, X.G. Zhu and C.L. Choy, “Disparity and percolation threshold of brittle-ductile transition in polymer blends,” Science in China (Series B), 36, 18, (1993).

 

23.  C.L. Wang, S.J. Wang, W.G. Zheng and Z.N. Qi, “Interfacial interaction in PP/EPDM polymer blend studied by positron annihilation,” Journal De Physique, 3, 261, (1993).

24.  Q. Li, W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi, X.Z. Wu and C.L. Choy, “Studies on the damage transition in polymer blends,” Science in China (Series B), 36, 1300, (1993).

25.  W.G. Zheng, Q. Li and Z.N. Qi, “Percolation model of brittle-ductile transition in polymer blends,” J. Polym. Eng., 23, 229, (1993).

26.  Q. Li, W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi, X.Z. Wu and C.L. Choy, “Studies on the damage transition in polymer blends,” Science in China Series B (in Chinese), 23, 605, (1993).

27.  W.G. Zheng, Q. Li and Z.N. Qi, “Percolation model of B-D transition in polymer blends,” Chinese Science Bulletin, 8, 120, (1993).

28.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and L.H. Shi, “A criterion for the B-D transition in polymer blends,” Science in China Series B (in Chinese), 23, 52, (1993).

29.  Q. Li, W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi, X.G. Zhu and C.L. Choy, “Disparity and percolation threshold of brittle-ductile transition in polymer blends,” Science in China Series B (in Chinese), 22, 302, (1992).

30.  W.G. Zheng, Q. Li and Z.N. Qi, “Percolation model of B-D transition in PP/EPDM blends,” Chinese Science Bulletin (in Chinese), 37, 904, (1992).

Refereed papers in conference proceedings

  1.    J. W. Wang, W.G. Zheng, “Mechanical properties of modified starch filled poly(L-Lactic Acid)”, SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #: ANTEC-0406-2009, Chicago, IL, June 22-25, 2009.

2.   H.B. Zhang, W.G. Zheng, Q. Yan, T.B. He, “Electrical conductivity of melt compounded functionalized graphene sheets filled polyethyleneterephthalate composites”, SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #: ANTEC-0442-2009, Chicago, IL, June 22-25, 2009.

  3.  W.G. Zheng, “Noval polymer processing using supercritical CO2,” 5th International Symposium on High-Tech Polymer Materials, Beijing, Oct. 30-31, 2008

  4.   W.G. Zheng, “PP Foaming Technology using Supercritical CO2”, 2008 CAS Symposium on Advanced Polymer Materials, Ningbo, May 2008

  5.  W.G. Zheng, Y.H. Lee, C. B. Park, “Promoted dispersion and exfoliation of clay in PP/Clay nanocomposites using supercritical CO2,” PAT2007, Shanghai, Oct. 20-22, 2007

  6.    W.G. Zheng, Q. Yan and C. B. Park, “Polymer Processing Technology using Supercritical Fluids”, 2007 Polymer Symposium, Chengdu, October 2007

  7.   W.G. Zheng, P.C. Lee and C.B. Park, “Extrusion foaming behaviors of PET using CO2,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #: ANTEC-0407-2007, Cincinnati, OH, May 6-10, 2007.

  8.  “CCD studies on foaming behaviors of PET,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #103383, Charlotte, NC, May 7-11, 2006.

  9.   W.G. Zheng, Y.H. Lee and C.B. Park, “Effect of nano particles on foaming behaviors of PP,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #103069, Charlotte, NC, May 7-11, 2006.

  10.  Y.H. Lee, W.G. Zheng, C.B. Park, and M. Sain, “Effect of clay dispersion on the mechanical properties and flammability of PP/wood-fiber/clay composites,” 6th Global Wood & Natural Fibre Composites, Kassel, Germany, April 5-6, 2006.

  11.  Y.H. Lee, W.G. Zheng, C.B. Park, and M. Sain, “Strategies for intercalation and exfoliation of PP/clay nanocomposites,” SAE World Congress, Detriot, MI, April 3-6, 2006.

  12.   W.G. Zheng, Y.H. Lee and C.B. Park, “Foaming Behaviors of PP/Clay Nanocomposites,” SAE World Congress, Detriot, MI, April 3-6, 2006.

  13.  Y.H. Lee, W.G. Zheng, C.B. Park, and M. Sain, “Unique processing-property behaviors of PP/rice-hull and PP/nano/rice-hull composites,” The Global Outlook for Natural Fiber & Wood Composites 2005, Florida, USA, November 14-16, 2005. 

  14.  W.G. Zheng, and C. B. Park, “Clay exfoliation and content effect on Nylon nanocomposite foams,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #: 100839, Boston, MA, May 1-4, 2005.

  15.  Y.H. Lee, W.G. Zheng, C.B. Park, and M. Kontopoulou, “Effect of clay dispersion on the properties of HDPE/clay nanocomposites,” SPE, ANTEC, Technical Papers, Paper #102105, Boston, MA, May 1-4, 2005.

  16.  W.G. Zheng, Y.H. Lee and C.B. Park, “The Effects of nano-clay on extrusion microcellular foaming of Nylon,” SAE-2005, Detroit, MI, USA, April, 2005.

  17.  Y.H. Lee, W.G. Zheng and C.B. Park, “Effect of clay dispersion on the cell morphology, mechanical properties and flammability of polyethylene/clay nanocomposites,” Polyolefins-2005, Houston, TX, USA, Feb, 2005.

  18  W.G. Zheng, X. H. Lu and S. C. Wong, “Structures and properties of graphite-reinforced HDPE composites,” Proceedings of Symposium I: Advanced Polymers, Second International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 2003.

  19.  S. C. Wong, B. Z. Jang, W.G. Zheng and X. H. Lu, “Processing-property relationship of novel expanded graphite nanocomposites,” Invited paper in Symposium I: Advanced Polymers, Second International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 2003.

 

  20.  S. C. Wong and W.G. Zheng, “Electrical conductivity of PMMA/expanded graphite nanocomposites,” in Proceedings of American Society for Composites – 17th Annual Technical Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 21-23 October, 2002.

  21.  W.G. Zheng, X.L. Qiu, Y.W. Zou and C.H. Tang, “Preparation of carbon nanotubes via direct matrix catalysis,” Proceedings of Nanomaterials, p66, Hangzhou, (2001).

  22.  W.G. Zheng, X.L. Qiu, Y.W. Zou and C.H. Tang, “Growing mechanisms of carbon nanotubes via direct matrix catalysis,” Proceedings of Nanomaterials, p70, Hangzhou, (2001).

  23.  W.G. Zheng, “Preparation of the high performance phenolic resin binder,” IUMRS-ICAM'99, The 5th IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials, EE6, Beijing, 1999.

  24.  W.G. Zheng, “Studies on the compatibility and mechanical properties of PC/Epoxy/LCP ternary blends,” IUMRS-ICAM'99, The 5th IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials, EE7, Beijing, 1999.

  25.  W.G. Zheng and Z.N. Qi, “DSC Studies on the microstructural changes in PC/PET blends,” IUMRS-ICAM'99, The 5th IUMRS International Conference on Advanced Materials, EE8, Beijing, 1999.

  26.  W.G. Zheng and Z.N. Qi, “Thermal studies on transesterification in PC/PET blends,” C-MRS Materials Symposium, Beijing, 1998.

  27.  W.G. Zheng, “Compatibility and mechanical properties of PC/EP/LCP ternary blends,” C-MRS Materials Symposium, 1998.

  28.   W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the transesterification of PC/PET blends,” Polymer Symposium, Changsha, 1994.

  29.   W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Transesterification of PC/PET blends,” Pacific Polymer Society Proceedings, Osaka, Japan, 1993.

  30.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “FT-IR studies on the transesterification of PC/PET blends,” Symposium of Polymer Physics: Problems in Polymer Processing, Chengdu, China, 75, 1993.

  31.  W.G. Zheng, X.G. Zhu and Z.N. Qi, “Brittle-ductile transition in polymer blends,” Proceedings of Fracture, Deformation of Polymer Materials, Ninbo, 1992.

  32.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and F.S. Wang, “Studies on the transesterification of PC/PET blends,” International Conference on Polymer Alloy, Blends, and Composites, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1992.

  33.  W.G. Zheng, Z.N. Qi and L.H. Shi, “A criterion for the B-D transition in polymer blends,” International Conference on Polymer Alloy, Blends, and Composites, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1992.