Basic Information


Prof. Zhicheng Zhang

Department of Applied Chemistry
School of Science

Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, PR China, 710049

Contact Information


Tel: (+86) 029-82668546
Email: zhichengzhang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Add: Chemistry Building 304  
          No. 28 Xianning West Road
          Xi’an, P.R.China
          710049

Education and work experience

 

2008.5-now  Xi’an Jiaotong University, Professor 
2005.7-2008.5  The Pennsyvania State University, Postdoc
2002.9-2005.7  PhD. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics  Institute of Chemistry the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
1999.9-2002.7 Master of Material Science and Technology  Xi’anJiaotongUniversity
1995.9-1999.7  Bachelor of Material Science and Technology  Xi’anJiaotongUniversity
Research Interests

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and its copolymer poly(vinylidene-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) are widely utilized as sensor and transducer in electronic and electric fields thanks to their excellent dielectric and piezoelectric properties. More recently, the introduction of some conmonomers with appropriate steric bulk would leads to a great enhancement of their breakdown strength and electric storage capability. These copolymers are expected to work as ideal capacitor materials for energy storage. In addition, fluoro-elastomer is widely used as o-ring in automobile engine for its good oil resistance property. Unfortunately, its Tg is too low (about -25oC) for the o-ring to survive at rigorous environment. How to improve its property at low temperature would be a great subject both in industry and academic. Recently, the controllable free radical polymerization, e.g. atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), has attracted considerable attention and widely employed to synthesis new polymers with well designed structure. But few works has been published about the application in fluoropolymer area, which is expected to be a powerful technique for the functionalization of fluoropolymer. Our research interests are as follows: 

     1)  Synthesis and characterization of the fluoropolymer with novel structure and their functionalization. 
      
     2)  Study of the dielectric, piezoelectric, and energy storage properties of novel fluoropolymers. 

     3)  Application of ATRP in modification of fluoropolymer to synthesis functional fluoropolymer with tunable properties. 

     4)  Development of fluoropolymer with high energy storage capacity and low energy loss. 

     5)  Application of functionalized fluoropolymer in the modification of fluoro-elastomer to improve its oil resistance property at low temperature. 
          
     6)  Application of functional fluoropolymer in proton exchange membrane fuel cell.

 

Publications

 

  

2013年度:
36. Jing Chen, Shaobo Tan, Guoxin Gao, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang* “Synthesis and Characterization of Thermally Self-curable Fluoropolymer Triggered by TEMPO in One-pot for High Performance Rubber Application” Polymer Chemistry. 2013,DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01390A (II 区,IF=5.231).
35. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Hongjun Ye, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang " High-Energy-Density Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) Thin Films" Journal of Electronic Materials区,IF=1.635). 2013, 42, 3489-3493. (III区,IF=5.008)..
34. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang* “High dielectric permittivity and low dielectric loss nanocomposites based on poly(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) and graphene nanosheets” Journal of Advanced Dielectrics. 2013, 3(2): 1350010.
33. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Shaobo Tan, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Chemical Bonding Induced Low Dielectric Loss and Low Conductivity in High-K poly (vinylidene fluoride trifluorethylene/Graphene Nanosheets Nanocomposites" ACS App. Mater. & Int 2013, 5(19), 9411-9420 (I区,5.008)
32. Shaobo Tan, Xin Hu, Shujiang Ding,  Zhicheng Zhang* Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang. “Significantly Improving dielectric and energy storage properties via uniaxially stretching crosslinked P(VDF-co-TrFE) films”. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1(35): 10353-10361.. (I, IF=5.968).
31. Xin Hu, Junjie Li, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang* “Cu(0)/2,6-bis(imino)pyridines catalyzed SET-LRP of MMA initiated with P(VDF-co-CTFE)”. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2013, 51(20)4378-4388.. (III, IF=3.919) 
30. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang*. “High energy density nanocomposites based on poly (vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene) and barium titanate”. Polymer Engineering and Science. 2013, 53(4), 897-904. (III, IF=1.302)
29. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu*, Zhicheng Zhang*, Huayi Li “Dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of a poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) synthesized via a hydrogenation process” Polymer2013, 54, 440-446 (III区, IF=3.438).
28. Junjie Li, Xin Hu, Guoxin Gao, Shujiang Ding, Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang* “Tuning Phase Transition and Ferroelectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) via Grafting with Desired Poly(methacrylic ester)s as Side Chains” Journal of Materials Chemistry C2013, 1, 1111-1121 (I区, IF=5.968).
27. Qiuping Zhang, Weimin Xia, Zhigang Zhu, Zhicheng Zhang*.“Crystal Phase of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) Synthesized via Hydrogenation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co- chlorotrifluoroethylene)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science2013, 217(4), 2094-2101. (IV区, IF=1.289).
2012年度:
 
26. Junjie Li, Shaobo Tan, Shujiang Ding, Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang* “High-field antiferroelectric behaviour and minimized energy loss in poly(vinylidene-co-trifluoroethylene)-graftpoly(ethyl methacrylate) for energy storage application” Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2012, 22(44), 23468-23476 (I区, IF=5.968) 
25. Shaobo Tan, Junjie Li, Guoxin Gao, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis of fluoropolymer containing tunable unsaturation by a controlled dehydrochlorination of P(VDF-co-CTFE) and its curing for high performance rubber applications”. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2012, 22, 18496-18505. (I区, IF=5.968) 
24. Xin Hu, Junjie Li, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis and characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-grafted-poly(acrylonitrile) via single electron transfer-living radical polymerization process”. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2012, 50(15), 3126-3134. (II区, IF=3.919) 
23. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu, Qiuping Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang*. Yuanqing Chen “Dependence of Dielectric, Ferroelectric, and Piezoelectric Properties on    Crystalline Properties of P(VDF-co-TrFE) Copolymers”. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics . 2012, 50, 1271-1276. (III区, IF=1.531)
22. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu, Fei Wen, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Electrical energy density and dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)/BaSrTiO3 nanocomposites”. Ceramics International. 2012, 38,1071-1075. (III, IF=1.751) 
 
2011年度:
 
21. Shaobo Tan, Junjie Li, Zhicheng Zhang*.“Study of Chain Transfer Reaction in the Initiation Stage of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”. Macromolecules 2011, 44,7911-7916. (I区, IF=5.167). .
20. Shaobo Tan, Erqiang Liu, Qiuping Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Controlled Hydrogenation of P(VDF-co-CTFE) to Prepare P(VDF-co-TrFE-co-CTFE) in the Presence of CuX(X=Cl, Br) Complexes”. Chemical Communications2011, 47(15), 4544–4546. (II , IF=6.169) .
19. Junjie Li, Qingjie Meng, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Influence of Crystalline Properties on the Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2011, 122(3), 1659-1668. (IV区, IF=1.289)
 
2010年度:
 
18. Weimin Xia, Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Crystalline Properties Dependence of Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly (vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)”. Applied Physics Letters 2010, 97, 222905. (II区, IF=3.820).
17. Wenjing Li, Qingjie Meng, Yuansuo Zheng, Zhicheng Zhang*. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu. “Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)”. Applied Physics Letters. 2010, 96, 192905. (II区, IF=3.820) 
16. Qingjie Meng, Zhicheng Zhang*, T. C. Mike Chung. “Energy storage study of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorotrifluoro ethylene) terpolymers”. Polymer 2009, 50, 707-715. (III区,IF=3.438)
15. Qingjie Meng, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Effect of Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) Addition on Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)(PVDF)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2010, 116(5), 2674. (IF=1.289)
14. Shaobo Tan, Qinghao Yang, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis and Characterization of P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE)-g-SPS”. Acta Polymerica Sinica.2010,11,1269-1275. (IF=0.769)
13. Erqiang Liu, Zhicheng Zhang*. “A New Method Preparing VDF/CTFE/TrFE Terpolymer by Reductive Dechlorination of VDF/CTFE Copolymer”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2010, 8, 1087-1093. (IF=0.769)
 
2009年度前
 
12. Zhicheng Zhang, E. Chalkova, M. Fedkin, C. M. Wang, S. N. Lvov, S. Komaneni, T. C. Mike Chung. “Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-g-sulfonated Polystyrene Graft Copolymers for Proton Exchange Membrane”. Macromolecules. 2008, 41, 9130-9139. (I区, IF=5.167)
11. Zhicheng Zhang, T. C. Mike Chung. “The structure-Property relationship of PVDF-based polymers with energy storage and loss under applied electric fields”. Macromolecules. 2007, 40, 9391-9397. (I区, IF=5.167).
10. Zhicheng Zhang, Zhiming Wang, T. C. Mike Chung. “Synthesis of Chain End Functionalized Fluoropolymers by Functional Borane Initiators and Application in the Exfoliated Fluoropolymer/Clay Nanocomposites”. Macromolecules . 2007, 40, 5235-5240. (I区, IF=5.167)
9.  Zhicheng Zhang, T.C. Mike Chung. “Study of Fluoropolymers for High Pulsed Capacitor with High Energy Density and Low Energy Loss”. Macromolecules. 2007, 40, 783-785. (I区, IF=5.167) 
8. Zhicheng Zhang, T.C. Mike Chung. “Reaction Mechanism of Borane/Oxygen Radical Initiators during the Polymerization of Fluoromonomers”. Macromolecules. 2006, 39(16), 5187-5189. (I区, IF=5.167) 
7. Zhicheng Zhang, Zhanxia Lu, Shangtao Chen, Huayi Li, Xiaofan Zhang, Yingying Lu, Youliang Hu. “Synthesis of branched polyethylene from ethylene stock by an interference-free tandem catalysis of TiCl4/MgCl2 and iron catalyst”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical . 2005, 236(1-2), 87-93. (III区, IF=2.947)
6. Zhicheng Zhang, Junfeng Zou, Nannan Cui, Yucai Ke, Youliang Hu “Ethylene Oligomerization Catalyzed by a Novel Iron Complex Containing Fluoro and Methyl Substituents”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2004, 219(2), 249-254. (III区, IF=2.947)
5. Zhicheng Zhang, Shangtao Chen, Xiaofan Zhang, Huayi Li, Yucai Ke, Yingying Lu, Youliang Hu. “A series of novel 2,6-bis(imino)pyridyl iron catalysts: synthesis, characterization and ethylene oligomerization”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2005, 230(1), 1-8. (III区, IF=2.947).
4. Zhicheng Zhang, Nannan Cui, Yingying Lu, Yucai Ke, Youliang Hu “Preparation of LLDPE by in situ Copolymerization of Ethylene with a New Iron Oligomerization Catalyst and rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2”. Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry. 2005,43, 984-993. (II区, IF=3.919) 
3. Zhicheng Zhang, Ruyi Wang, Yucai Ke, Yuansuo Zheng, Cunyue Guo, Nannan Cui, Youliang Hu. “A metalloncene catalyst supported on MMT used in in situ polymerization to prepare LLDPE”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2004, (5), 713-718. (IF=0.769)
2. Zhang Zhicheng, Ke Yucai, Lu Yingying, Cui Nannan, Hu Youliang “Synthesis of a novel bis(imino)pyridyl iron complexes and study on oligomerization of ethylene”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2005, (2),191-196. (IF=0.769) 
1. Zhicheng Zhang, Cunyue Guo, Nannan Cui, Yucai Ke, Youliang Hu. “Preparation of LLDPE by in situ copolymerization of ethylene with Zr supported on MMT/Fe/MAO catalyst system”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2004, 94(4), 1690-1696. (IF=1.289)
 

 

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