The central focus of our research group is to use microscale acoustics and microfluidics approaches to tackle challenging problems in mechanical, chemical, and biomedical engineering. We are particularly interested in the rational design of acoustic and microfluidic reactors, microscale synthesis of advanced functional materials, development of microscale methodologies for facilitating chemical reaction engineering, and exploitation of lab-on-a-chip systems for engineering thermophysics applications.
Dr. Hao's research lab focuses on the theoretical and experimental studies of acoustic and microfluidic chemical engineering. We welcome motivated young scientists who are interested in interdisciplinary research to join our group. We need you to come together with us to reveal the mystery of microscopic fluidic world.
Dr. Hao obtained his full professorship at the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at XJTU in 2021. Prior to joining XJTU, Dr. Hao did his postdoctoral research at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth College, and Duke University in the United states. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 (Advisors: Prof. Laifeng Li 李来风, and Prof. Fangqiong Tang 唐芳琼, retired). At Dartmouth College (Supervisor: Prof. John Zhang), he proposed a series of new passive microfluidic reactors for lab-on-a-chip applications. At Duke University (Supervisor: Prof. Tony Huang), he integrated acoustics with microfluidics as active acoustofluidic reactors for achieving more flexible control and intensive mixing towards chemical engineering and biosensing applications.
- Senior Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); Professional Member of Chemical Industry and Engineering Scoiety of China; Member of Acoustic Society of China (ASC)
- Peer-Review journal reviewer for over 30 SCI-indexed journals such as: Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Chemical Engineering Journal, Lab on a Chip, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, etc. (Click here for details)