General
Jijun Huang, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor
College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology
The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email:
jjh@gucas.ac.cn; jjh06@mit.edu 
Telephone: 8610-88256930 office
Address: 19A Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, P. R. China
Postcode: 100049

部门/实验室:材料科学与光电技术学院

Research Areas

• Biocompatible, self-healing, inorganic-organic biocomposites for bone tissue engineering via ice-templating and infiltration
 
• Hydrolytic degradation and swelling of FlexBone-type biocomposites comprised of pHEMA and hydroxyapatite (HAP) or bioglass for bone and cartilage tissue engineering
 
• Dynamic mechanical and rheological properties of elastomeric, bone-like pHEMA/HAP for bone and cartilage tissue engineering

• Biomineralization of novel peptoids and poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)(pHEMA)-based hydrogels for bone tissue engineering
 
• (Biodegradable and non-biodegradable) multi-functional polymer nanocomposites and blends

Education

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, 2000 - 2006, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 
Graduate supervisor: Dr. Donald R. Paul 

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1998 - 2000, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 

M.S. Polymer Materials, 1995 - 1998, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 

B.S. Polymer Science and Chemical Engineering, 1987 - 1991, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China

Experience

   
Work Experience

2012-present  Associate Prefessor, College of Materials Science and Opto-Electronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2010 - 2012 Post-doc Fellow/Polymer Scientist, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Synthesis and biomineralization of novel, biocompatible, biodegradable poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogels for bone and cartilage tissue engineering
Dynamic mechanical and rheological properties of biodegradable FlexBone-type materials composed of pHEMA and bioceramics.
Self-healing biocomposites of TiO2, ZnO, and hydroxyapatite for bone tissue engineering
Inorganic-organic bone tissue scaffolds via freeze casting and robocasting
 
2009 - present Research Affiliate, Research Laboratory of Electronics and Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Consultation in research related to polymeric nanocomposites with new fillers such as graphene
 
2007 - 2009 Research Assistant Professor/Post-doctoral Research Associate, NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and Dept. of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
 
Polymeric nanocomposites for electromagnetic interference shielding
Nitrile rubber nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes for high temperature and oil field applications
Plastic solar cell/organic photovoltaics based on nano-patterned fullerenes and semi-conducting polymers via Dip-pen Nanolithography
Direct self-assembly of nanostructured functional polymers and carbon nanotubes for applications in (strain) sensors
 
2006 - 2007 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 

Biopolymer composites based on PHBV and bamboo pulp fibers
Nanocomposites of polyurethane elastomers with Laponite for high-rate and large-strain applications
Nanocomposites of fluoroelastomers for oil field applications
High temperature elastomers based on poly(siloxane-co-urea) for oil field applications
Polymer compounding via extrusion, injection and compression molding
Formation of polymeric thin films via solution casting; polymer melt rheology
Morphology characterization by electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), atomic force microscopy, and X-ray diffraction
Thermal behavior and thermo-mechanical characterization by thermogravimetric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical analysis and tensile testing
High strain rate testing by the split Hopkinson bar test 

2000 - 2006 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin 

Rubber toughening of polyamides (both semi-crystalline and amorphous) by maleic anhydride-functionalized elastomers including SEBS, ethylene-propylene rubber, and ethylene-octene copolymer rubbers
Polymer melt compounding: single and twin screw extrusion, injection molding
Reactive compatibilization, polymer blend rheology
Morphology characterization by TEM, SEM, X-ray diffraction and quantification of the size of the dispersed phases in polymer blends
Mechanical properties and Izod impact strength at both high and low temperatures
Fracture behavior characterization by linear elastic fracture mechanics and elastic-plastic mechanics techniques (e.g., essential work of fracture)
Deformation and toughening mechanisms by electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) 

1998 - 2000 Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University 

Photonic band gap of TiO2 materials preparation
Microtransfer molding, spin coating, ceramic sintering, FTIR, SEM, X-ray diffraction
Sol-gel chemistry and processing 

1995 - 1998 Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
 
Formulation and preparation of in situ polymeric composites of PPO/PS with liquid crystalline polyesters
Polymer melt compounding: single and twin screw extrusion, injection molding
Morphology characterization, polymer melt rheology and mechanical properties
Synthesis and characterization of liquid crystalline polyesters of PET/60PHB
Synthesis and characterization of a compatibilizer of poly(styrene-glycidyl methylacrylate)
Synthesis and characterization of semi-interpenetrating liquid crystalline polymer networks 

1991 - 1995 Assistant Engineer and Director Assistant, China Leather Chemicals Research and Development Center (Dandong Chemical Institute of Light Industry), Dandong, Liaoning, China
 
Research, development and manufacturing of polyurethane coatings for leather processing
Management of information systems in polymers and chemicals for leather processing

Honors & Distinctions


Eelected to "One-hundred-Talent-Project" by The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012

Second prize in 4th “ChunHui” Competition of Innovation and Business Plan for Oversea Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology, 2009 

Second prize in 3rd “ChunHui” Competition of Innovation and Business Plan for Oversea Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology, 2008

Publications

   
Papers
1. “Biocomposites of pHEMA with HA/beta-TCP(60/40) for bone tissue engineering: Swelling, hydrolytic degradation, and in vitro behavior ”, Jijun Huang, Elena Ten, Gao Liu, Matthew Finzen, Wenli Yu, Janice S. Lee, Eduardo Saiz, Antoni P. Tomsia, Polymer, in press, 10.106/j. polymer.2012.12.045
 
2. “Role of molecular chemistry of degradable pHEMA hydrogels in three-dimensional biomimetic mineralization”, Jijun Huang, Gao Liu, Chengyu Song, Eduardo Saiz, Antoni P. Tomsia, Chemistry of Materials, 24, 1331-1337 (2012) 

3. “Combinatorial design of hydrolytically degradable, bone-like biocomposites based on pHEMA and hydroxyapatite”, Jijun Huang, Dacheng Zhao, Smit J. Dangaria, Xianghong Luan, Thomas G. H. Diekwisch, Guoqing Jiang, Eduardo Saiza, Gao Liu, Antoni P. Tomsia, Polymer, in press, 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.12.017
 
4. “Reinforcing and toughening effects of bamboo pulp fiber on poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) fiber composites,” Long Jiang, Feng Chen, Jun Qian, Jijun Huang, Michael Wolcott, Linshu Liu, Jinwen Zhang, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, 572–577 (2010)
 
5. “Study of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)/bamboo pulp fiber composites: effect of nucleation agent and compatibilizer,” L. Jiang, J. J. Huang, J. Qian, F. Chen, J. W. Zhang, M. P. Wolcott, Y. Zhu, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 16, 83-93 (2008)
 
6. “Synthesis, mechanical property and chemical/solvent resistance investigation of crosslinked poly(aryl-ether-ether-ketones) at high temperatures,” M. E. Yurchenko, J. J. Huang, A. Robisson, P. T. Hammond, G. H. McKinley, Polymer, 51, 1914-1920 (2010) 

7. “Comparison of fracture behavior of nylon 6 versus an amorphous polyamide toughened with maleated poly (ethylene-1-octene) elastomers,” J. J. Huang, D. R. Paul, Polymer, 47, 3505-3519 (2006) 

8. “Comparison of the toughening behavior of nylon 6 versus an amorphous polyamide using various maleated elastomers,” J. J. Huang, H. Keskkula, D. R. Paul, Polymer, 47, 639-651 (2006)
 
9. “Elastomer particle morphology in ternary blends of maleated and non-maleated ethylene-based elastomers with polyamides: Role of elastomer phase miscibility,” J. J. Huang, H. Keskkula, D. R. Paul, Polymer, 47, 624-638 (2006) 

10. “Rubber toughening of an amorphous polyamide by functionalized SEBS copolymers: morphology and Izod impact behavior,” J. J. Huang, H. Keskkula, D. R. Paul, Polymer, 45, 4203-4215 (2004)
Patents
Jijun Huang and Joey Mead, “Hierarchical polymer-based nanomaterials for electromagnetic interference shielding,” US 20100311866

Conferences

Program Chair in Poster session at Materials Engineering and Science Division, 2011 AICHE Annual Meeting at Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 16-21, 2011
 
Session Chair and Co-Chair, in Composites for Energy Applications and Processing of Nanocomposites, 2011 AICHE Annual Meeting at Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 16-21, 2011
 
Vice Program Chair in Poster Session at Materials Engineering and Science Division, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 7-12, 2010
Session Chair in Bio-based Composites, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 7-12, 2010 

Program Chair in Composites(08f), 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting at Nashville, TN, Nov. 8-13, 2009
 
Vice Program Chair in Composites (08f), 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting at Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-21, 2008 

Session Co-Chair in Composites II, 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting at Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 16-21, 2008
 
Session Chair in Composites I, 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 4-9, 2007
 
Session Co-Chair in Properties and Characterization of Nanocomposites, 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 4-9, 2007

Collaboration

We have collaboration with various universities and institutions at Beijing such as Beijing University of Technology and Business, Tsinghua University, and Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Students and Post-doc hiring