Dr Wei Wang
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Wei Wang

2014 - 2019, Doctor of Engineering, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, The City University of Hong Kong (CityU), Hong Kong

2013 - 2019, PhD in Safety Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, The University of Science & Technology of China (USTC), China

2009 - 2013, BEng in Polymer Materials and Engineering, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, The Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China

Engineering
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr Wang is currently a Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Dr Wang obtained his BS degree in polymer materials from the Hefei University of Technology in China in 2013. After that, he moved to the University of Science and Technology of China and joined the joint PhD programme with the City University of Hong Kong and obtained his PhD from both Universities under the guidance of Prof. Yuan Hu and Prof. Kim Meow Liew in 2019. In the same year, he joined Prof Guan Heng Yeoh’s group, the ARC Training Centre for Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies at UNSW as a research associate to continue the research on Fire Safety materials. As a young researcher, his achievements focused on fire-safe bio-coatings and flame-retardant polymer composites have already attracted wide attention. According to Google Scholar (as of Dec 2021), he has an h-Index as high as 26 with over 1700 citations. In the above fields, Dr Wang has already published 2 patents and > 50 top-class peer-reviewed papers such as Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, ACS Applied Materials Interface, Composites Part B, Composites Part A, Composites Science and Technology, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Journal of Power Source, ACS Applied Energy Materials, etc. Besides, Dr Wang has extensive editorship and reviewing experiences. He is currently serving as topic editor (Natural Polymers for Fire Safety) of Molecules (IF:4.411), member of American Chemical Society, guest editor of American Journal of Nano Research and Applications, editorial board member of American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, and reviewer for high impact journals, such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Carbohydrate Polymers, Progress in Organic Coatings, Energy & Fuels, Polymers, Journal of Composites Science, Materials & Design, Molecules, etc.

Location
Ainsworth Building(J17) Level 5, Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    De Cachinho Cordeiro IM; Yuen ACY; Chen TBY; Wang W; Yang W; Chan QN; Yeoh GH, 2022, 'Atomistic characterisation of graphite oxidation and thermal decomposition mechanism under isothermal and Non-Isothermal heating scheme', Computational Materials Science, vol. 210, pp. 111458 - 111458, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2022.111458
    Journal articles | 2022
    Liang W; Yu B; Wang W; Xiao Y; Yuan Y, 2022, 'A triazine-based hyperbranched char-forming agent for efficient intumescent flame retardant Poly(lactic acid) composites', Composites Communications, vol. 33, pp. 101225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coco.2022.101225
    Journal articles | 2022
    Mu X; Xiao Y; Cai W; Yulu Z; Wang W; Li X; Wang X; Song L, 2022, 'Hierarchical core–shell SiO2@COFs@metallic oxide architecture: An efficient flame retardant and toxic smoke suppression for polystyrene', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 605, pp. 241 - 252, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2021.07.100
    Journal articles | 2022
    Yuan Y; Yu B; Wang W, 2022, 'The influence of poorly-/well-dispersed organo-montmorillonite on interfacial compatibility, fire retardancy and smoke suppression of polypropylene/intumescent flame retardant composite system', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 622, pp. 367 - 377, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2022.04.101
    Journal articles | 2021
    Li A; Yuen ACY; Wang W; De Cachinho Cordeiro IM; Wang C; Chen TBY; Zhang J; Chan QN; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'A review on lithium-ion battery separators towards enhanced safety performances and modelling approaches', Molecules, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26020478
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liang J; Yang W; Yuen ACY; Long H; Qiu S; De Cachinho Cordeiro IM; Wang W; Chen TBY; Hu Y; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Peanut shell derived carbon combined with nano cobalt: An effective flame retardant for epoxy resin', Molecules, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules26216662
    Journal articles | 2021
    Liao C; Wang W; Wang J; Han L; Qiu S; Song L; Gui Z; Kan Y; Hu Y, 2021, 'Magnetron sputtering deposition of silicon nitride on polyimide separator for high-temperature lithium-ion batteries', Journal of Energy Chemistry, vol. 56, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2020.07.046
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mu X; Zhou X; Wang W; Xiao Y; Liao C; Longfei H; Kan Y; Song L, 2021, 'Design of compressible flame retardant grafted porous organic polymer based separator with high fire safety and good electrochemical properties', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.126946
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang W; Yuen ACY; Long H; Yang W; Li A; Song L; Hu Y; Yeoh GH, 2021, 'Random nano-structuring of PVA/MXene membranes for outstanding flammability resistance and electromagnetic interference shielding performances', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 224, pp. 109174 - 109174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2021.109174
    Journal articles | 2021
    Xu L; Daphne Ma XY; Wang W; Liu J; Wang Z; Lu X, 2021, 'Polymeric one-side conductive Janus separator with preferably oriented pores for enhancing lithium metal battery safety', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 9, pp. 3409 - 3417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/d0ta10073k
    Journal articles | 2021
    Yuan Y; Wang W; Xiao Y; Chun Yin Yuen A; Mao L; Pan H; Yu B; Hu Y, 2021, 'Surface modification of multi-scale cuprous oxide with tunable catalytic activity towards toxic fumes and smoke suppression of rigid polyurethane foam', Applied Surface Science, vol. 556, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.149792
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cai W; Zhao Z; Wang W; Guo W; Wang X; Hu Y, 2020, 'Combustion behavior characterization of major crops through cone calorimeter', Fire and Materials, vol. 44, pp. 693 - 703, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fam.2843
    Journal articles | 2020
    Liao C; Wang W; Han L; Mu X; Wu N; Wang J; Gui Z; Hu Y; Kan Y; Song L, 2020, 'A flame retardant sandwiched separator coated with ammonium polyphosphate wrapped by SiO2 on commercial polyolefin for high performance safety lithium metal batteries', Applied Materials Today, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2020.100793
    Journal articles | 2020
    Wang W; Yuan Y; Yu B; Liew KM; Yuen RKK; Liu J; Hu Y, 2020, 'Controlled self-template synthesis of manganese-based cuprous oxide nanoplates towards improved fire safety properties of epoxy composites', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.122006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang W; Liu JJ; Wang LL; Wang W; Yuen ACY; Peng S; Yu B; Lu HD; Yeoh GH; Wang CH, 2020, 'Multifunctional MXene/natural rubber composite films with exceptional flexibility and durability', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 188, pp. 107875 - 107875, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.107875
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yuan Y; Wang W; Shi Y; Song L; Ma C; Hu Y, 2020, 'The influence of highly dispersed Cu2O-anchored MoS2 hybrids on reducing smoke toxicity and fire hazards for rigid polyurethane foam', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 382, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.121028
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yuan Y; Yu B; Shi Y; Mao L; Xie J; Pan H; Liu Y; Wang W, 2020, 'Insight into hyper-branched aluminum phosphonate in combination with multiple phosphorus synergies for fire-safe epoxy resin composites', Polymers, vol. 12, pp. 64 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym12010064
    Journal articles | 2019
    Guo W; Nie S; Kalali EN; Wang X; Wang W; Cai W; Song L; Hu Y, 2019, 'Construction of SiO2@UiO-66 core–shell microarchitectures through covalent linkage as flame retardant and smoke suppressant for epoxy resins', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107261
    Journal articles | 2019
    Hou Y; Xu Z; Yuan Y; Liu L; Ma S; Wang W; Hu Y; Hu W; Gui Z, 2019, 'Nanosized bimetal-organic frameworks as robust coating for multi-functional flexible polyurethane foam: Rapid oil-absorption and excellent fire safety', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 177, pp. 66 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.04.018
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu L; Hou Y; Pan Y; Liu J; Wang W; Wang J; Wang X; Hu Y; Gui Z, 2019, 'Substrate-versatile approach to fabricate mechanochemically robust and superhydrophobic surfaces from waste fly ash', Progress in Organic Coatings, vol. 132, pp. 353 - 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.porgcoat.2019.03.052
    Journal articles | 2019
    Liu L; Wang W; Shi Y; Fu L; Xu L; Yu B, 2019, 'Electrostatic-interaction-driven assembly of binary hybrids towards fire-safe epoxy resin nanocomposites', Polymers, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/polym11020229
    Journal articles | 2019
    Qiu S; Zou B; Sheng H; Guo W; Wang J; Zhao Y; Wang W; Yuen RKK; Kan Y; Hu Y, 2019, 'Electrochemically Exfoliated Functionalized Black Phosphorene and Its Polyurethane Acrylate Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 11, pp. 13652 - 13664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b22115
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang W; Liao C; Liew KM; Chen Z; Song L; Kan Y; Hu Y, 2019, 'A 3D flexible and robust HAPs/PVA separator prepared by a freezing-drying method for safe lithium metal batteries', Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 7, pp. 6859 - 6868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8ta11795k
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang W; Liao C; Liu L; Cai W; Yuan Y; Hou Y; Guo W; Zhou X; Qiu S; Song L; Kan Y; Hu Y, 2019, 'Comparable investigation of tervalent and pentavalent phosphorus based flame retardants on improving the safety and capacity of lithium-ion batteries', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 420, pp. 143 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.02.037
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang W; Yuan Y; Wang J; Zhang Y; Liao C; Mu X; Sheng H; Kan Y; Song L; Hu Y, 2019, 'Enhanced Electrochemical and Safety Performance of Lithium Metal Batteries Enabled by the Atom Layer Deposition on PVDF-HFP Separator', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 2, pp. 4167 - 4174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.9b00383
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang Y; Tian W; Liu L; Cheng W; Wang W; Liew KM; Wang B; Hu Y, 2019, 'Eco-friendly flame retardant and electromagnetic interference shielding cotton fabrics with multi-layered coatings', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 372, pp. 1077 - 1090, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.05.012
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhou X; Qiu S; Cai W; Liu L; Hou Y; Wang W; Song L; Wang X; Hu Y, 2019, 'Construction of hierarchical MoS2@TiO2 structure for the high performance bimaleimide system with excellent fire safety and mechanical properties', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 369, pp. 451 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2019.02.181
    Journal articles | 2018
    Liu J; Wang W; Yuen RKK; Gui Z; Hu Y, 2018, '1/2D SnO2 nanowires on MnO2 nanosheets hybrid architecture for reducing fire hazards of epoxy nanocomposites', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 107, pp. 461 - 470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.01.026
    Journal articles | 2018
    Wang W; Kan Y; Meow Liew K; Song L; Hu Y, 2018, 'Comparative investigation on combustion property and smoke toxicity of epoxy resin filled with α- and δ-MnO2 nanosheets', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 107, pp. 39 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.12.021
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kumar Kundu C; Wang W; Zhou S; Wang X; Sheng H; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y, 2017, 'A green approach to constructing multilayered nanocoating for flame retardant treatment of polyamide 66 fabric from chitosan and sodium alginate', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 166, pp. 131 - 138, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.02.084
    Journal articles | 2017
    Pan Y; Wang W; Liu L; Ge H; Song L; Hu Y, 2017, 'Influences of metal ions crosslinked alginate based coatings on thermal stability and fire resistance of cotton fabrics', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 170, pp. 133 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2017.04.065
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Kan Y; Liu J; Liew KM; Liu L; Hu Y, 2017, 'Self-assembly of zinc hydroxystannate on amorphous hydrous TiO2 solid sphere for enhancing fire safety of epoxy resin', Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 340, pp. 263 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.06.068
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Kan Y; Pan H; Pan Y; Li B; Liew KM; Hu Y, 2017, 'Phosphorylated cellulose applied for the exfoliation of LDH: An advanced reinforcement for polyvinyl alcohol', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 94, pp. 170 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.11.031
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Kan Y; Pan Y; Yuan Y; Liew KM; Hu Y, 2017, 'Urchinlike Shells of TiO2 Hollow Spheres for Improving the Fire Safety of Epoxy Resin', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 56, pp. 1341 - 1348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b03979
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Kan Y; Yu B; Pan Y; Liew KM; Song L; Hu Y, 2017, 'Synthesis of MnO2 nanoparticles with different morphologies and application for improving the fire safety of epoxy', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 95, pp. 173 - 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.01.009
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Wang X; Pan Y; Liew KM; Mohamed OA; Song L; Hu Y, 2017, 'Synthesis of Phosphorylated Graphene Oxide Based Multilayer Coating: Self-Assembly Method and Application for Improving the Fire Safety of Cotton Fabrics', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 56, pp. 6664 - 6670, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.7b01293
    Journal articles | 2017
    Wang W; Wen P; Zhan J; Hong N; Cai W; Gui Z; Hu Y, 2017, 'Synthesis of a novel charring agent containing pentaerythritol and triazine structure and its intumescent flame retardant performance for polypropylene', Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 144, pp. 454 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2017.09.011
    Journal articles | 2016
    Duan L; Yang H; Song L; Hou Y; Wang W; Gui Z; Hu Y, 2016, 'Hyperbranched phosphorus/nitrogen-containing polymer in combination with ammonium polyphosphate as a novel flame retardant system for polypropylene', Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 134, pp. 179 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2016.10.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Ge H; Wang W; Pan Y; Yu X; Hu W; Hu Y, 2016, 'An inherently flame-retardant polyamide containing a phosphorus pendent group prepared by interfacial polymerization', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 81802 - 81808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra17108g
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pan H; Wang W; Shen Q; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y; Lu Y, 2016, 'Fabrication of flame retardant coating on cotton fabric by alternate assembly of exfoliated layered double hydroxides and alginate', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 111950 - 111958, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra21804k
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pan H; Yu B; Wang W; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y, 2016, 'Comparative study of layer by layer assembled multilayer films based on graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide on flexible polyurethane foam: flame retardant and smoke suppression properties', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 114304 - 114312, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra15522g
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pan Y; Wang W; Pan H; Zhan J; Hu Y, 2016, 'Fabrication of montmorillonite and titanate nanotube based coatings: Via layer-by-layer self-assembly method to enhance the thermal stability, flame retardancy and ultraviolet protection of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fabric', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 53625 - 53634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra05213d
    Journal articles | 2016
    Pan Y; Zhan J; Pan H; Wang W; Tang G; Song L; Hu Y, 2016, 'Effect of Fully Biobased Coatings Constructed via Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Chitosan and Lignosulfonate on the Thermal, Flame Retardant, and Mechanical Properties of Flexible Polyurethane Foam', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 1431 - 1438, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01423
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang J; Yuan B; Mu X; Wang W; Hu W; Hu Y, 2016, 'Novel incorporation of mesoporous NiCo2O4 into thermoplastic polyurethane for enhancing its fire safety', RSC Advances, vol. 6, pp. 109620 - 109632, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra24264b
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang W; Pan H; Shi Y; Pan Y; Yang W; Liew KM; Song L; Hu Y, 2016, 'Fabrication of LDH nanosheets on β-FeOOH rods and applications for improving the fire safety of epoxy resin', Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 80, pp. 259 - 269, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.10.031
    Journal articles | 2016
    Wang W; Pan Y; Pan H; Yang W; Liew KM; Song L; Hu Y, 2016, 'Synthesis and characterization of MnO2 nanosheets based multilayer coating and applications as a flame retardant for flexible polyurethane foam', Composites Science and Technology, vol. 123, pp. 212 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2015.12.014
    Journal articles | 2016
    Yuan Y; Yang H; Yu B; Shi Y; Wang W; Song L; Hu Y; Zhang Y, 2016, 'Phosphorus and Nitrogen-Containing Polyols: Synergistic Effect on the Thermal Property and Flame Retardancy of Rigid Polyurethane Foam Composites', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 55, pp. 10813 - 10822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.6b02942
    Journal articles | 2015
    Liu L; Wang W; Hu Y, 2015, 'Layered double hydroxide-decorated flexible polyurethane foam: Significantly improved toxic effluent elimination', RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 97458 - 97466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra19414h
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan H; Wang W; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2015, 'Formation of layer-by-layer assembled titanate nanotubes filled coating on flexible polyurethane foam with improved flame retardant and smoke suppression properties', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 7, pp. 101 - 111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/am507045g
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan H; Wang W; Pan Y; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2015, 'Formation of self-extinguishing flame retardant biobased coating on cotton fabrics via Layer-by-Layer assembly of chitin derivatives', Carbohydrate Polymers, vol. 115, pp. 516 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.08.084
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan H; Wang W; Pan Y; Zeng W; Zhan J; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2015, 'Construction of layer-by-layer assembled chitosan/titanate nanotubes based nanocoating on cotton fabrics: flame retardant performance and combustion behavior', Cellulose, vol. 22, pp. 911 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10570-014-0536-4
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan Y; Zhan J; Pan H; Wang W; Ge H; Song L; Hu Y, 2015, 'A novel and effective method to fabricate flame retardant and smoke suppressed flexible polyurethane foam', RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 67878 - 67885, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra09553k
    Journal articles | 2015
    Pan Y; Zhan J; Pan H; Yuan B; Wang W; Song L; Hu Y, 2015, 'A facile method to fabricate superoleophilic and hydrophobic polyurethane foam for oil-water separation', Materials Letters, vol. 159, pp. 345 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2015.07.013
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang W; Pan H; Shi Y; Yu B; Pan Y; Liew KM; Song L; Hu Y, 2015, 'Sandwichlike Coating Consisting of Alternating Montmorillonite and β-FeOOH for Reducing the Fire Hazard of Flexible Polyurethane Foam', ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 3, pp. 3214 - 3223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00805
    Journal articles | 2015
    Wang W; Pan H; Yu B; Pan Y; Song L; Liew KM; Hu Y, 2015, 'Fabrication of carbon black coated flexible polyurethane foam for significantly improved fire safety', RSC Advances, vol. 5, pp. 55870 - 55878, http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5ra06170a
    Journal articles | 2014
    Pan H; Pan Y; Wang W; Song L; Hu Y; Liew KM, 2014, 'Synergistic effect of layer-by-layer assembled thin films based on clay and carbon nanotubes to reduce the flammability of flexible polyurethane foam', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 53, pp. 14315 - 14321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ie502215p

2019, Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award of USTC, USTC

2017, the Pollyanna Chu Excellent Doctoral Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2016, the China National Scholarship for Doctoral Student, Ministry of Education

2016, the First-Class Academic Scholarship, USTC

2016, Peter Ho Conference Scholarship, CityU

Dr Wang’s research focuses on the following four areas:

1) Antistatic, flame-retardant and eco-friendly biomass coatings; 2) Bioinspired assembly: to design and fabricate hierarchical structures and interfacing materials inspired by nature for advanced performance; 3) Safety of lithium batteries: to develop advanced separators and electrolytes for safe lithium batteries and to evaluate the fire risk of commercial batteries; 4) Nanocomposites: to prepare high-performance polymer/nanofillers composites, membranes and fibres (including bio-based natural materials) with advanced functions.

- Phosphorus based flame retardants;
- Organic synthesis of biomass-based fire-resistant coatings;
- Electrical conductive polymers and inorganics;
- Fabricate ceramic materials to construct layer-by-layer flame retardancy coatings and composites to obtain safe, eco-friendly and recycle foams, membranes, and composites;
- Synthesis of Phosphorus contained green and durable flame retardants for application of
fire-resistance out wall building materials;
- Research on antistatic and flame retardancy coatings and application on polymer foams, membranes, and aerogels;
- Employ flame retardant materials to obtain advanced batteries with high safety and performance;
- Fabricate carbon-based inorganic materials as nanofillers to enhance mechanical performance and flame retardancy;
- Employ natural polymers such as alginate, chitosan, cellulose, chitin and phytic acid to prepare advanced layer-by-layer coatings for improving flame retardancy and anti-static performance of polyolefin foams;
- In-situ polymerization of conductive polymers and one-/two- dimensional inorganic materials including polyaniline, carbon nanotube, graphene, MXene, etc., to fabricate advanced flame retardancy, conductive and eco-friendly coatings and further application in polymer foams and composites, building materials, manufacturing materials and electronics;
- Use UV-vis technology to thesis high transparency and flame retardancy coatings for polymer foams with various application scenarios;