Tao Hong was born in Hangzhou, China and he spent approximately 18 years in his hometown. He enrolled at Hunan University in 2008 as an eager Chemistry student and has been a big fan of spicy food ever since. During his studies at Hunan University, Tao worked on research projects of Bi-based photocatalysts development and published a peer-reviewed article in his senior year. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in June 2012 and came to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the pursuit of a Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry. He joined Prof. Alexei P. Sokolov’s group in December 2012 with a research focus on the dynamics of soft matter. He later started a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded research project on the development of CO2 separation membranes in Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Before receiving his Ph.D. degree in December 2017, he has authored or co-authored ten peer-reviewed publications and one U.S. patent. One of his first author papers was highlighted on the front cover of ChemSucChem. He presented his research work at various conferences including ACS National Meeting, National Graduate Research Polymer Conference, and Southeast Polymer Forum. He was invited to talk in ACS “Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research” symposium (2017).
After his Ph.D., he spent more than 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at U.S. DOE-funded National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), where he published six papers and filed two U.S. patent applications. His work focused on developing room temperature methane sensors for natural gas infrastructure applications, mainly on pipeline and wellbore leak monitoring. He collaborated with teams of materials scientists working on the development of optical and acoustic sensors for distributed pipeline interrogation.
Tao returned to his homeland and joined the School of Chemistry, Xi’an Jiaotong University as an Assistant Professor in August 2021. His current research focuses on dynamic covalent polymers and supramolecular chemistry. Beyond research work, Tao also serves as a Topic Board Editor for the journal Coatings and on the Reviewer Board of journal Membranes. He has eighteen publications in the polymer science field including articles in TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Macromolecules, ChemSusChem, Journal of Membrane Science, etc.
洪涛，理学博士，西安交通大学化学学院助理教授，校“青年优秀人才支持计划”A 类入选者。洪涛博士于2012 年从湖南大学获得化学学士学位。2012 年-2017 年在美国田纳西大学攻读高分子化学博士，合作导师为田纳西大学-橡树岭国家实验室州级特聘教授Alexei Sokolov 教授。2018 年-2021 年在美国国家能源技术实验室从事博士后研究，合作导师为美国国家能源技术实验室-匹兹堡大学教授Paul Ohodnicki。洪涛博士长期从事高分子气体传感器和气体分离膜的研发和结构-性能关系的研究。过去三年中主要从事甲烷以及其他气体的传感器开发研究工作。当前主要研究方向为动态共价键高分子和超分子化学。目前在国际主流学术期刊共计发表论文18 篇，其中以第一/通讯作者在TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, ChemSusChem, Macromolecules, Journal of Membrane Science 等期刊发表论文6篇，期刊封面2 篇，获批美国专利1 项。