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Shaanxi Institute of Flexible Electronics (SIFE),

Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU),

Xi'an, 710072 Shaanxi, China

E-mail: iambzhang@nwpu.edu.cn



12/2018-Now          Associate Professor

    Shaanxi Institute of Flexible Electronics (SIFE),

    Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China

09/2016-09/2018     Postdoctoral Research Fellow

     Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

03/2016-06/2016     Research Associate

     IMP@INSA (CNRS), France



09/2012-05/2016     PhD in Polymer Science, IMP@INSA (CNRS), France

09/2009-07/2012     MSc in Materials Science, Tianjin University, China

09/2005-07/2009     BSc in Polymer Materials, Nanchang University, China



3D/4D printing, functional materials for 3D printing and their applications in biomedical and flexible electronics areas.

Controlled radical polymerization (RAFT), Dynamic covalent bonds, Poly(ionic liquid)s, Hydrogels and ionogels, Modification of polysaccharides etc.



IAAM Young Scientist Medal of year 2018 (AMWC, Singapore)



NPU New teachers Startup Grant, 2018



[1] B. Zhang, W. Wang, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhang, H. Hingorani, Z. Liu, J. Liu, Q. Ge, Self-healing Four-Dimensional Printing with Ultraviolet Curable Double Network Shape Memory Polymer System. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b00359.

[2] C. Luo*, B. Zhang*, W. Zhang, C. Yuan, M. Dunn, Q. Ge, K. Yu, Chemomechanics of Dual-stage Reprocessable Thermosets. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2019, 126, 168-186. (* Co-first author)

[3] B. Zhang, C. Yuan, W. Zhang, M. L. Dunn, H. J. Qi, Z. Liu, K. Yu, Q. Ge, Recycling of vitrimer blends with tunable thermomechanical properties. RSC Advances, 2019, 9(10), 5431-5437.

[4] Y. F. Zhang, N. Zhang, H. Hingorani, N. Ding, D. Wang, C. Yuan, B. Zhang, G. Gu, Q. Ge, Fast-Response, Stiffness-Tunable Soft Actuator by Hybrid Multimaterial 3D Printing. Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 1806698.

[5] B. Zhang, K. Kowsari, A. Serjouei, M. L. Dunn, Q, Ge, Reprocessable thermosets for sustainable three-dimensional printing. Nature Communications, 2018, 9(1), 1831.

[6] B. Zhang, S. Li, H. Hingorani, A. Serjouei, L. Larush, A. A. Pawar, W. H. Goh, A. H. Sakhaei, M. Hashimoto, K. Kowsari, S. Magdassi, Q. Ge, Highly stretchable hydrogels for UV curing based high-resolution multimaterial  3D printning. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2018, 6, 3246-3253.

[7] K. Kowsari, B. Zhang, S. Panjwani, Z. Chen, H. Hingorani, S. Akbari, N. X. Fang, Q. Ge, Photopolymer Formulation to Minimize Feature Size, Surface Roughness, and Stair-Stepping in Digital Light Processing-Based Three-Dimensional Printing. Additive Manufacturing, 2018, 24, 627-638.

[8] D.K. Patel, A. H. Sakhaei, M. Layani, B. Zhang, Q. Ge, S. Magdassi, Highly stretchable and UV curable elastomers for digital light processing based 3D printing. Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 1606000.

[9] B. Zhang, G. Sudre, G. Quintard, A. Serghei, L. David, J. Bernard, E. Fleury, A. Charlot., Guar gum as biosourced building block to generate highly conductive and elastic ionogels with poly(ionic liquid) and ionic liquid. Carbohydrate Polymers, 2017, 157, 586-595.

[10] B. Zhang, X. Yan, P. Alcouffe, A. Charlot, E. Fleury, and J. Bernard. Aqueous RAFT Polymerization of Imidazolium-Type Ionic Liquid Monomers: En Route to Poly(ionic liquid)-Based Nanoparticles through RAFT Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly. ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4, 1008–1011.

[11] R. Sood, B. Zhang, A. Serghei, J. Bernard and E. Drockenmuller.  Triethylene glycol-based poly(1,2,3-triazolium acrylate)s with enhanced ionic conductivity. Polymer Chemistry, 2015,6, 3521-3528.

[12] R. Sood, M. Obadia, B. Mudraboyina, B. Zhang, A. Serghei, J. Bernard and E. Drockenmuler. 1,2,3-Triazolium-based poly(acrylate ionic liquid)s. Polymer, 2014, 55(16), 3314-3319.

[13] B. Zhang, L. Deng. J. Xing, J. Yang and A. Dong. Ternary Complexes of Poly(Vinyl Pyrrolidone)-Graft-Poly(2-Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate), DNA and Bovine Serum Albumin for Gene Delivery. Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 2013, 24(1), 45-60.

[14] B. Zhang, L. Deng. J. Xing, J. Yang and A. Dong. Improved biocompatibility of poly(vinylpyrrolidone)-graft-poly(2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate)/DNA Complexes by coating with bovine serum albumin. Chinese Chemical Letters, 2012, 23, 627-630. 

[15] X. Yue, W. Zhang, J. Xing, B. Zhang, L. Deng, S. Guo, J. Yang, Q. Zhang and A. Dong. Self-assembled cationic triblock copolymer mPEG-b-PDLLA-b-PDMA nanoparticles as nonviral gene vector. Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 2252-2260.



[1] B. Zhang, Q. Ge, M. L. Dunn, 3D Printable Recyclable Thermosets (3DPRTs). Provisional Patent: P112581_OFR.

[2] J. Xing, B. Zhang, C. Wang, L. Deng, A. Dong, A cationic polymer gene carrier and its preparation method. CN Patent CN102690843 A. (Original version in Chinese)


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