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Chemical Engineer

Dallas, Texas, United States
October 20, 2016

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Zhaoxu Wang

**** ************ **** #****, ******, TX 75206 469-***-**** SUMMARY

Polymer Scientist with an extensive experience in polymer synthesis and manufacturing processes. Chemical Engineer with a background in technical services and project management. Motivated problem solver with an aptitude for innovation, skills in troubleshooting problems and a passion for developing materials for real-life applications. Fluent in Chinese and English.


PhD - Chemistry, Southern Methodist University Aug. 2011 – Aug. 2016

Synthesized electrochemically active and photo-absorbing polymers containing viologen groups for applications such as electrolyte and/or electrode materials in energy conversion and storage devices.

Designed and built a variety of polymer topologies/architectures (e.g., hyperbranched polymers, block copolymers, polymer network) for targeted material properties via polymerization techniques such as ATRP and RAFT.

Investigated the preparation and application of adhesive polymers (polycyanoacrylate) and thermoresponsive polymers (poly(di(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate)).

Guided undergraduate students to conduct research projects and served as a teaching assistant in chemistry classes.


Process Engineer, Oerlikon Textile Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd Jul. 2007 – Jul. 2011

Optimized process conditions of polymers (e.g., PET, PA66) on extrusion, spinning and winding; created better yarn qualities for the product.

Collaborated with R&D team to design and conduct experiments in manufacturing plant, evaluated results and recommended solutions.

Provided engineering services to customers in troubleshooting problems.

Worked alongside the project manager, sales, and other cross-functional teams for the plant commissioning and start-up.

Representative projects:

Started up the world’s largest partially-oriented-yarn PET plant in Shenghong. Started up the world’s first production line of PTT fiber plant in Zhonglu. Set up pilot positions for equipment upgrading for customers in Indonesia. 2 P a g e

Zhaoxu Wang

8201 Southwestern Blvd #1004, Dallas, TX 75206 469-***-**** EDUCATION-CONTINUED

Master of Science - Polymer Science, University of Science and Technology of China Sep. 2004 – Jun. 2007

Bachelor of Engineering - Polymer Engineering, Hefei University of Technology Sep. 2000 – Jun. 2004


Polymer synthesis (5 yr): step-growth polymerization, radical polymerizations, electrochemically active polymers, thermoresponsive polymers, fluorescent polymers, adhesive polymers, ATRP, RAFT

Polymer processing (4 yr): polymer fluids, extrusion, spinning, winding, polyesters, polyamides

Nanomaterials synthesis (3 yr): colloidal solution, semiconducting nanoparticles, magnetic nanowires

Materials characterization (12 yr): NMR, SEC/GPC, DLS, PL, UV-Vis-NIR, FT-IR, SEM, TEM, HPLC, GC-MS, XRD, XPS, DSC, TGA, viscometer, tensile tester

Project coordinating and engineering services (4 yr) PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Zhaoxu Wang, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky J. Polym. Sci. Part A Polym. Chem., accepted, 2016 Zhaoxu Wang, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky Polymer chemistry, 7, 4402-4410, 2016 Zhaoxu Wang, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky 251st ACS National Meeting, POLY 224, 2016 Zhaoxu Wang, Yannick Borguet, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky 248th ACS National Meeting, POLY 394, 2014

Zhaoxu Wang, Nicolay V. Tsarevsky 247th ACS National Meeting, POLY 337, 2014 Zhaoxu Wang, Jiafu Chen, Xuan Xue, Yong Hu Materials Research Bulletin, 42, 2211-2218, 2007 Jingang Zhang, Jiafu Chen, Zhaoxu Wang Materials Letters, 61, 1629-1632, 2007

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