Shiwang Cheng

Shiwang Cheng

Shiwang Cheng

Associate Professor

Biography

My group focuses on the fundamental understanding of the mechanics and dynamics of polymers and polymer nanocomposites. Currently, special interests will be paid to the dynamics and mechanics of polymer nanocomposites, the fracture mechanics of thermoplastics, and novel polymer membranes for gas separation. One of our targets is to design novel composite materials that can be applied to address emerging challenges in environment and energy, such as gas separation, desalination, batteries, and supercapacitors.

Research Area
Awards
Frank J. Padden Jr. Award Finalist (American Physical Society) 2014
Education
Ph.D, Polymer Science, The University of Akron, 2013
B.E, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009
Publications
K. Misichronis, W. Wang, S. Cheng, Y. Wang, U. Shrestha, M. Dadmun, J.W. Mays, T. Saito, “Design, synthesis, and characterization of lightly sulfonated multigraft acrylate-based copolymer superelastomers,” RSC Advances 8:10, 5090–5098 (2018).
K. Xing, M. Tress, P. Cao, S. Cheng, T. Saito, V.N. Novikov, A.P. Sokolov, “Hydrogen-bond strength changes network dynamics in associating telechelic PDMS,” Soft Matter 14:7, 1235–1246 (2018).
X. Meng, V. Bocharova, H. Tekinalp, S. Cheng, A. Kisliuk, A.P. Sokolov, V. Kunc, W.H. Peter, S. Ozcan, “Toughening of nanocelluose/PLA composites via bio-epoxy interaction: Mechanistic study,” Materials and Design 139, 188–197 (2018).
W. Lu, Y. Wang, W. Wang, S.Cheng, J. Zhu, Y. Xu, K. Hong, N.G. Kang, J. Mays, “All acrylic-based thermoplastic elastomers with high upper service temperature and superior mechanical properties,” Polymer Chemistry 8:37, 5741–5748 (2017).