ZHAO Qiang

Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Physics

Phone: +86-15071238602

Email: zhaoq@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Biomimetic polymers, functional membranes, adhesives.

Qiang Zhao is a Professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include polymer chemistry and physics, biomimetic polymers such as marine inspired polymers, functional membranes and adhesives.

Academic Degrees


PhD in Chemistry, Zhejiang University


BS in Chemistry, Xiangtan University

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science & Technology


Post-doc, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Post-doc, Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces.


Post-doc School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University

Courses Taught

1.Fundamental chemistry (for undergraduate student)

2.Advanced Polymer Chemistry (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


Distinguished Youth Talent.


Lindau Fellowship

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (22178139)

Selected Publications

[1] H.W. Peng, Q. Zhao,* A nano-heterogeneous membrane for efficient separation of lithium from high magnesium/lithium ratio brine, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 31, 2009430.

[2] Y.X. Ni, X.H. Zhou, J. Gong, L.J. Xue,* Q. Zhao* Lyophilization-free engineering of polyelectrolyte monolith by an ice-dissolving-complexation method, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 31, 2103818.

[3] X.W. Zhu, C.Y. Wei, H.B. Chen, C.R. Zhang, H.W. Peng, D.P. Wang, J.Y. Yuan, J.H. Waite, Q. Zhao*, A Cation-Methylene-Phenyl Sequence Encodes Programmable Poly(ionic liquid) Coacervation and Robust Underwater Adhesion, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2021, 31, 2105464.

[4] F. Zhang, X.W. Lan, H.W. Peng, X.L. Hu,* Q. Zhao,* A “Trojan Horse” camouflage strategy for high performance cellulose paper and separators, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2020, 30, 2002169.

[5] H.W. Peng, W.H. Zhang, W.S. Hung, N.X. Wang, J. Sun, K.R. Lee, Q.F. An,* C.M. Liu, Q. Zhao*, Phosphonium modification leads to ultra-permeable antibacterial polyamide composite membranes with unreduced thickness, Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 2001383.

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