Prof. Ruoyu Zhang
Address: No. 1219 Zhongguan West Road Zhenhai District Ningbo City Zhejiang Province 315201 P.R. China 
Postcode: 315201

Research Areas

Research Areas:

Polymer Processing;

High performance polymeric elastomer;

Polymer Physics;



B.S. 1999.9-2003.7                                                                       

in department of polymeric material and engineering      

Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China 

Ph.D. 2003.9 – 2008.7

in Polymer Physics                             

With Prof. Charles C. Han; Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Work Experience

Postdoc. 2009.2-2012.1

in department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering 

With Prof. Julie A. Kornfield and Prof. Richard C. Flagan, 

California Institute of Technology, California, US

Associate Professor 2011.11-present

in division of Polymeric Materials and Composites



1. 徐伟,张若愚,郭洪霞, 聚氨酯硬段中非平面环含量对其多尺度性能的影响. 北京化工大学学报, 2016. 43(4): p. 7.

2. 莫高明,张若愚, 流变和光学法研究PAN/DMSO/H2O体系的凝胶化和相分离行为. 高分子通报, 2016.

3. Yang, Y., et al., Research progress in the heat resistance, toughening and filling modification of PLA. Science China Chemistry, 2016: p. 1-14.

4. Yang, Y., et al., Isosorbide dioctoate as a “green” plasticizer for poly(lactic acid). Materials & Design, 2016. 91: p. 262-268.

5. Xu, W., et al., A Multiscale Investigation on the Mechanism of Shape Recovery for IPDI to PPDI Hard Segment Substitution in Polyurethane. Macromolecules, 2016. 49(16): p. 5931-5944.

6. Mo, G.M., et al., Rheological and optical investigation of the gelation with and without phase separation in PAN/DMSO/H2O ternary blends. Polymer, 2016. 84: p. 243-253.

7. Liu, W., et al., Synthesis and shape memory property of segmented poly(ester urethane) with poly(butylene 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylate) as the soft segment. RSC Advances, 2016. 6(98): p. 95527-95534.

8. Liu, W., et al., Design and structural study of a triple-shape memory PCL/PVC blend. Polymer, 2016. 104: p. 115-122.

9. Zhang, L., et al., Free radical competitions in polylactide/bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane/free radical initiator ternary blends and their final properties. Polymer, 2015. 64: p. 69-75.

10. Xiong, Z., et al., A Toughened PLA/Nanosilica Composite Obtained in the Presence of Epoxidized Soybean Oil. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015. 132(1): p. 7.

11. Wang, Y., et al., Rheological manifestation of the second self-similar structure in gelation process of PAN/DMSO/H2O system. Polymer, 2015. 73: p. 149-155.

12. Shams, S.S., R. Zhang, and J. Zhu, Graphene synthesis: a Review, in Materials Science-Poland. 2015. p. 566.

13. Shams, S.S., et al., Synthesis of graphene from biomass: A green chemistry approach. Materials Letters, 2015. 161: p. 476-479.

14. Qi, Z., et al., Effect of aliphatic diacyl adipic dihydrazides on the crystallization of poly(lactic acid). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015. 132(23).

15. Zhang, L.S., et al., Bio-based shape memory polyurethanes (Bio-SMPUs) with short side chains in the soft segment. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014. 2(29): p. 11490-11498.

16. Zhang, L., et al., Origin of highly recoverable shape memory polyurethanes (SMPUs) with non-planar ring structures: a single molecule force spectroscopy investigation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014. 2(47): p. 20010-20016.

17. Yu, R.L., et al., Improvement in toughness of polylactide by melt blending with bio-based poly(ester)urethane. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 2014. 32(8): p. 1099-1110.

18. Han, L., et al., Diisocyanate free and melt polycondensation preparation of bio-based unsaturated poly(ester-urethane)s and their properties as UV curable coating materials. RSC Advances, 2014. 4(90): p. 49471-49477.

19. Zhang, L., et al., Highly recoverable rosin-based shape memory polyurethanes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013. 1(10): p. 3263-3267.

20. Xiong, Z., et al., The properties of poly(lactic acid)/starch blends with a functionalized plant oil: Tung oil anhydride. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2013. 95(1): p. 77-84.

Research Interests

Polymer Processing;

High performance and functional elastomer.