Bin Zhao Ph.D.

Zhao, Bin
Position Department / Business Unit
Assistant Professor Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & Environmental Engineering
Institution Disciplines
University of California Chemistry
City State / Provence
Riverside California
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Dr. Bin Zhao is Assistant Professor for Polymer Chemistry at the University of California Riverside, where his research interests are in polymer thin films and microfluidics. Dr. Zhao is also interested in the synthesis of novel polymer brushes from initiator-immobilized substrates via living polymerization techniques.

He looks to their behavior in response to environmental changes such as solvents and temperatures will be investigated, and applications in controlling surface properties and interfacial interactions will be explored. In the field of microfluidics, he takes advantage of surface effects on submillimeter scales to manipulate liquid flow within networks of microchannels. Photolithography and other novel microfabrication methods will be employed to fabricate surface patterns inside microchannels.


B.S., University of Science and Technology; M.S., University of Science and Technology; Ph.D., University of Akron (2000)

Career Highlights

Dr. Zhao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in polymer chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1992 and 1995, and his Ph.D. degree in polymer science from the University of Akron in 2000. After completing his postdoctoral research in Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he joined the chemistry faculty of the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor in August, 2002.


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