Jian Hong, Ph.D.
Dr. Jian Hong received his Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Science and Engineering at Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China in 1998. In 2006, he obtained his Doctorate Degree of Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China studying novel multi-block polymer via controlled/living radical polymerization. After that, he worked for Toray Fiber Research Company (Shanghai branch) and studied polycarbonate from copolymerization of carbon dioxide and epoxides. In October, 2006, Dr. Hong went to France to work as postdoctoral fellow researcher for Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO), ENSCPB, Université Bordeaux-1, studying rheological behavior of polyurethane based on biodegradable oligomer and xanthate-mediated radical crosslinking copolymerization in (mini)emulsion and solution. In December of 2009, he joined KPRC as a Research Associate. Dr. Hong has published 8 papers, and his current interests are synthesis of polymer via “click” chemistry and utilization of vegetable oils in polymer materials.