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Fang Zhengping

Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering


Phone: +86 571 8795 3712
Fax: +86 571 8795 3712
Email: zpfang@zju.edu.cn
Homepage: http://zpfang.polymer.cn
Office: Polymer Building

Zhejiang University, Yuquan Campus
38 Zheda Road
Hangzhou, China 310027


Other Appointments

Director, Lab of Polymer Materials and Engineering, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University


Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member, Frontiers of Materials Science
Permanent member, Chinese Chemical Society
Deputy director, Committee of Engineering Plastics, Plastics Industry Society of China
Deputy director, Society of Plastics Engineering of Zhejiang Province, China



M.S. – Fudan University, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, 1986
B.S. – Fudan University, Chemistry, 1983

Working Experience

1999-: Professor, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
1997-1999: Professor and Deputy Director, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou University
1993-1997: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou University
(1994-1995: Visiting Scholar, Lab. of Macromolecular Structural Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
1988-1993: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou University
1986-1998: Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Hangzhou University


Awards and Honors

National Chemical Engineering Progress Award, Second prize, 1999


Research Interests

Miscibility and phase separation in multi-component polymers
Polymer nanocomposites
Strengthening and toughening of plastics
Flame retardation of plastics
Synthesis and performance evaluation of flame retardants


Current Projects

  1. Modification of carbon nanotubes with intumescent flame retardant and their synergistic flame retardation effect, Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China
  2. On flame retardant mechanism of fullerene to polyolefins, Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China
  3. Green composites-Jute fiber reinforced composites for aircraft cabin, Supported by National Key Fundamental Research Program (973 Plan)


Publication List

4 books or book chapters, 197 journal papers have been published by 2010.
Selected Publications

  1. Polymer Physics, Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou, 2005
  2. Carbon Nanotube Based Fire Retardant Materials, in “Carbon Nanotubes: Multifunctional Materials”, Edited by P. R. Somani, M. Umeno, Applied Science Innovations Pvt. Ltd., 2009
  3. Functionalization of carbon nanotubes by corona-discharge induced graft polymerization for the reinforcement of epoxy nanocomposites, Plasma Processes Polym., 2010.7, 7(9-10): 785-793
  4. Preparation of Layered Double Hydroxide Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes and its application as a flame retardant for polypropylene, Nanotechnology, 2010.8, 21: 315603
  5. Thermal degradation and flammability properties of HDPE/EVA/C60 nanocomposites, Thermochim. Acta, 2010.7, 506(1-2): 98-101
  6. Effects of corona-discharge on the surface structure, morphology and properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2010.8, 256, 21: 6447-6453
  7. Polystyrene/CaCO3 composites with different CaCO3 radius and different nano-CaCO3 content– structure and properties, Polym. Comp., 2010.7, 31(7): 1258-1264
  8. Surface-initiated graft polymerization on multiwalled carbon nanotubes pretreated by corona-discharge at atmospheric pressure, Nanoscale, 2010.2, 2: 389-393
  9. Effect of styrene-maleic anhydride as a compatibilizer on the mechanical properties and flammability of intumescent flame retardant polystyrene, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2010.10, 118(1): 152-158
  10. Influence of carbon nanotubes with different functional groups on the morphology and properties of PPO/PA6 blends, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2010.5, 116(3): 1322-1328
  11. Effect of clay dispersion on the synergism between clay and intumescent flame retardant in polystyrene, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2010.1, 115(2): 777-783
  12. Improved microhardness and microtribological properties of bismaleimide nanocomposites by enhancing interfacial interaction through carbon nanotube functionalization, Polym. Advan. Technol., 2009.11, 20(11): 849-856
  13. Effects of organo-clay and sodium dodecyl sulfonate intercalated layered double hydroxide on thermal and flame behaviors of intumescent flame retarded polypropylene, Polym. Degrad. Stabil., 2009.11, 94(11): 1979-1985
  14. Fabrication of fullerene decorated carbon nanotubes and its application in flame retarding polypropylene. Nanoscale, 2009, 1, 118-121
  15. The effects of irradiation cross-linking on the thermal degradation and flame retardant properties of the HDPE/EVA/magnesium hydroxide composites, Radiat. Phys. Chem., 2009.8, 78: 922-926
  16. Flame retardant mechanism of organoclay and its effect on the thermal, mechanical and rheological properties of intumescent flame retarded polypropylene, Appl. Clay Sci., 2009.7, 45(3): 178-184
  17. Amino-functionalization effect on the micro-tribological behavior of carbon nanotube/bismaleimide nanocomposite, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2009.9, 113(6): 3484-3491
  18. Effects of reactive compatibilization on the morphological, thermal, mechanical and rheological properties of intumescent flame retarded polypropylene, ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 2009.1, 1(2): 452-459
  19. Dynamic rheological analysis as a sensitive method for analyzing structural changes during thermo-oxidation of polyolefin elastomer, Chinese J. Polym. Sci. 2009, 27(2): 183-188
  20. Fabrication of dendrimer-like fullerene (C60) decorated oligomeric intumescent flame retardant for reducing the thermal oxidation and flammability of polypropylene nanocomposites, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 1305-1313
  21. Influence of polarity on the preferential intercalation behavior of clay in immiscible polypropylene/polystyrene blend, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2008.12, 110(5): 3130-3139
  22. Intumescent flame retardant-clay synergism in ABS nanocomposites, Appl. Clay Sci., 2008.12, 42: 238-245
  23. Preferential intercalation behavior of clay and its effect on thermal degradation in immiscible PP/PS blends, Chinese J. Polym. Sci., 2008.11, 26(6): 783-792
  24. "Cutting effect" of organoclay platelets in compatibilizing immiscible polypropylene/polystyrene blends, Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A, 2008.11, 9(11): 1614-1620
  25. Flame retardant wrapped carbon nanotubes for simultaneously improving the flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polypropylene, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18: 5083-5091
  26. Polypropylene/clay nanocomposites prepared by in situ grafting -melt intercalation of a novel co-intercalating monomer, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2008.10, 110(1): 616-623
  27. P. Song; Z. Fang*; L. Tong; Y. Jin; F. Lu. Effect of metal chelates on a novel oligomeric intumescent flame retardant system for polypropylene, J. Anal. Appl. Pyrol., 2008.7, 82: 286-291
  28. C60 reduces the flammability of polypropylene nanocomposites by in situ forming a gelled-ball network, Nanotechnology, 2008.6, 19: 225707
  29. Thermal degradation and flame retardancy of polypropylene/C60 nanocomposites, Thermochim. Acta, 2008.5, 473(1-2): 106-108
  30. Functionalized carbon nanotubes by grafting intumescent flame retardant and its nanocomposites: synthesis, morphology, rheology and flammability, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2008.2, 18(3): 414-421
  31. Synergistic effect of carbon nanotube and clay for improving the flame retardancy of ABS resin, Nanotechnology, 2007.9, 18: 375602
  32. Effect of clay on the morphology of binary blends of polyamide 6 with high density polyethylene (HDPE) and HDPE-graft-acrylic acid, Polym. Eng. Sci., 2007.5, 47(5): 551-559
  33. A novel phosphorous-nitrogen containing intumescent flame retardant: Synthesis and application in ABS resin, Polym. Degrad. Stabil., 2007.4, 92(4): 720-726
  34. Effect of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of polyamide 6, Eur. Polym. J., 2006.11, 42: 3230-3235
  35. Thermal degradation behavior of multi-walled carbon nanotubes/ polyamide 6 composites, Polym. Degrad. Stabil., 2006.9, 91(9): 2046-2052
  36. Polymorphism of nylon 6 in multi-walled carbon nanotubes/nylon 6 composites, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys., 2006.5, 44(10): 1499-1512
  37. Effect of a novel phosphorous-nitrogen containing intumescent flame retardant on the fire retardancy and the thermal behaviors of PBT resin, Polym. Degrad. Stabil., 2006.3, 91(6): 1295-1299
  38. Effect of amino-functionalization on the dispersion of multi-walled carbon nanotubes in epoxy resin matrix, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2006.4, 100: 97-104
  39. On promoting intercalation and exfoliation of bentonite in high density polyethylene by grafting acrylic acid, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2005.6, 96(6): 2429-2434
  40. Preparation of sub-micrometer porous membrane from chitosan/polyethylene glycol semi-IPN, J. Membrane Sci., 2004.12, 245(1-2): 95-102.
  41. Novel method of preparing microporous membrane by selective dissolution of chitosan/polyethylene glycol blend membrane, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2004.3, 91(5): 2840-2847
  42. Effect of compatibility on the structure of the microporous membrane prepared by selective dissolution of chitosan/synthetic polymer blend membrane. J. Membrane Sci., 2004.2, 230(1-2): 175-181
  43. Silica-supported karstedt-type catalyst for hydrosilylation reactions, Catal. Commun., 2003.12, 4(12), 637-639
  44. Application of phase dispersion-crosslinking synergism on recycling of commingled plastic wastes, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2001, 82(12): 2947-2952
  45. Study on phase dispersion-crosslinking synergism in binary blends of polyvinyl chloride with low density polyethylene, Polymer, 1997, 38(1): 155-158
  46. In-situ crosslinking and its synergism with compatibilization in polyvinyl chloride/polyethylene blends, Polymer, 1997, 38(1): 131-133
  47. Conformation of poly(phenylsilsesquioxane) in dilute solution, Makromol.Chem., Rapid Commun., 1986, 7: 687-690

Conference List (Invited Presentations)

  1. Improving tribological properties of bmi/mwcnts nanocomposite by APDBD plasma, the 2nd international conference on nanomechanics & nanocomposites, Beijing, 2010.10
  2. How different nano-fillers affect flame retardancy of intumescent flame retarded polypropylene, 2010’ International Symposium on Flame-Retardant Materials & Technologies, Chengdu, 2010.9
  3. Flame retardant decorated carbon nanotubes for application in polypropylene and ABS resins, Fourth international symposium on engineering plastics (EP2009), Dalian, 2009.8


Patent List

  1. A P,N-containing macromolecular intumescent flame retardant and its preparation method, ZL 2007 1 0164764.4
  2. A method to produce polyester for powdery coating by decomposition of waste polyester, ZL 2006 1 0154611.7
  3. A sulfur-containing silane coupling agent and its preparation method, ZL 2006 1 0052902.5
  4. Rigid PU foam triple composite and its preparation method, ZL 2006 1 0052995.1
  5. A supported catalyst for hydrosilylation reactions and its preparation method, ZL 2006 1 0052657.8
  6. In situ compatibilized PS/POE alloy and its preparation method, ZL 2005 1 0060699.1
  7. An HDPE/MMT nanocomposite and its preparation method, ZL 2005 1 0049736.9
  8. A high impact polystyrene alloy and its preparation method, ZL 02 1 37587.9


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