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Zhao Qian, PhD, Professor                                              

State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Zhejiang University
38 Zheda Road, Hangzhou 310027, China

Room 2101, tech buiding No. 10
Tel.: +86-571-87951689
Fax: +86-571-87951612

Education and Work Experience

2000.9 ¡« 2004.6Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Bachelor
2004.9 ¡« 2009.6Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, PhD
2009.7 ¡« 2011.9Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Postdoctoral researcher
2011.10 ¡« 2013.9Institute of Biomaterial Science, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, Postdoctoral researcher
2013.10 ¡«Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, Lecturer

Research Interests
1. Functional hydrogels, Macroporous hydrogels;
2. Actively moving polymers;
3. Sensors and actuators based on smart polymers.

Selected Publications  

18. Yang M, Wong TW, Wu JJ, Bai H, Xie T, Zhao Q.*

Controlling three dimensional ice template via two dimensional surface wetting.

AIChE J. Accepted.


17. Zhao Q, Yang XX, Ma CX, Chen D, Bai H, Li TF,* Yang W, Xie T.*

A bioinspired reversible snapping hydrogel assembly.

Mater. Horiz., 2016, 3, 447-451. Highlighted by Chemistry World and Scientific American. Chosen as inside back cover.


16. Zheng N, Fang ZZ, Zou WK, Zhao Q*, Xie T.*

Thermoset Shape-Memory Polyurethane with Intrinsic Plasticity Enabled by Transcarbamoylation.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 11421. Very Important Paper. Chosen as inside cover.


15. Zhang GG, Zhao Q*, Yang LP, Zou WK, Xi XY, Xie T.*

Exploring Dynamic Equilibrium of Diels-Alder Reaction for Solid State Plasticity in Remoldable Shape Memory Polymer Network.

ACS Macro Lett., 2016, 5, 805.


14. Zhao Q, Zou WK, Luo YW, Xie T.*

Shape memory polymer network with thermally distinct elasticity and plasticity.

Sci. Adv., 2016, e1501297. Highlighted by Science News, Nature, Wall Street Journal, Chemistry World, Popular Mechanics, and others.


13. Zhang GG,# Zhao Q,# Zou WK, Luo YW, Xie T.* (# equal contribution)

Unusual aspects of supramolecular network: plasticity to elasticity, ultrasoft shape memory, and dynamic mechanical properties.

Adv. Funct. Mater., DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504028.


12. Zhao Q, Qi HJ, Xie T.*

Recent progress in shape memory polymer: New behavior, enabling materials, and mechanistic understanding.

Prog. Polym. Sci., 2015, 49-50, 79.


11. Zheng N, Fang GQ, Cao ZL, Zhao Q, Xie T.*

High strain epoxy shape memory polymer.

Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3046.


10. Ma CX, Li TF, Zhao Q,* Yang XX, Wu JJ, Luo YW, Xie T.

Supramolecular Lego assembly towards three-dimensional multi-responsive hydrogels.

Adv. Mater., 2014, 26, 5665. Highlighed by MaterialsViewsChina.


9. Xie T,* Li JJ, Zhao Q.

Hidden thermoreversible actuation behavior of nafion and its morphological origin.

Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 1085.


8. Wu JJ, Zhao Q,* Liang CZ, Xie T.

Enzymatically degradable oxidized dextran-chitosan hydrogels with an ansiotropic aligned porous structure.

Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 11136.


7. Wu JJ, Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Zhou QY. 

Preparation of poly (ethylene glycol) aligned porous cryogels using unidirectional freezing technique.

Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3620.


6. Su YJ, Zhao Q*, Sun JZ, Lin YT. 

Synthesis and Characterizations of biodegradable macroporous cryogels crosslinked by chitosan oligosaccharide-graft-acrylic acid.

Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 4382.


5. Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Wu XF, Lin YT. 

Macroporous double-network cryogels: formation mechanism, enhanced mechanical strength and temperature/pH dual sensitivity.

Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 4284.


4. Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Lin YT, Zhou QY. 

Study of the properties of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide hydrogels with various pore structures and rapid pH-sensitivities. 

React. Funct. Polym., 2010, 70, 620.


3. Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Ling QC, Zhou QY. 

Synthesis of Macroporous Thermosensitive hydrogels: a novel method of controlling pore size. 

Langmuir, 2009, 25, 3249.


2. Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Ling QC, Zhou QY. 

Effect of 1,4-dioxane on synthesis of macroporous Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels. 

J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2008, 46, 6594.


1. Zhao Q, Sun JZ,* Ren H, Ling QC, Zhou QY. 

Horseradish peroxidase immobilized in macroporous hydrogel for acrylamide polymerization.

J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2008, 46, 2222.