Wang Xiaoqing
Author:   Source:   Time: 2016-12-05

1. Personal Particular

First name:        Xiaoqing

Surname:            Wang

Title:                   Dr.

Gender:              Male

Nationality:        Chinese

2. Current Position and Address

PhD, Associate Professor

Research Institute of Wood Industry

Chinese Academy of Forestry

Xiangshan Road, Haidian District

Beijing 100091, China

Phone: +86-10-62889052

E-mail: wangxq@caf.ac.cn

3. Research Interests

  • Composite design principles of bamboo

Bamboo has superior mechanical properties compared with many other plant materials. The mechanical performance is highly attributed to the composite structure of bamboo with bundles of stiff fibre cells embedded in a much softer matrix of parenchyma cells. The basic design principles of moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens) are investigated in terms of structure, chemistry and mechanical properties in order to elucidate the governing factors of the superior material properties. These biomimetic principles can be used for the development of novel bio-inspired fibre composites.

  • Biomimetic fabrication of superhydrophobic wood

Inspired by the lotus effect, creating superhydrophobic surfaces on intrinsically hydrophilic wood allows the design of novel wood materials with attractive properties such as water-repellency, anti-mould/decay, and self-cleaning functions. We focus on fabrication of robust, durable superhydrophobic coatings with tunable microstructures on wood by using organic-inorganic nanocomposites. Such durable superhydrophobic wood materials with novel functionalities hold the possibility for the utilization of wood in entirely new applications.

  • Wood cell wall modification by in-situ polymerization

Chemical modification has been recognized as an effective strategy for stabilizing wood and protecting it from environmental damages. By polymerization of monomers inside the wood cell wall, it is possible to reduce water uptake in the modified material and hereby improve the dimensional stability and fungal resistance. We focus on incorporation of various monomers (e.g. styrene, furfuryl alcohol) into the cell wall with subsequent in-situ polymerization to alter the cell wall structure. The goal is provide modified wood materials with improved properties and/or novel functionalities for high value-added utilizations.

4. Education

  • 2004-2007    Ph.D. Wood Science & Technology, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
  • 2001-2004    M.S. Wood Science & Technology, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China
  • 1997-2001    B.S. Wood Science & Engineering, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China

5. Work Experience

  • 12/2009-present Associate Professor, Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
  • 08/2007-11/2009 Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China
  • 03/2012-02/2014 Postdoc, ETH Zürich and EMPA, Switzerland
  • 06/2010-07/2010 Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany
  • 10/2009-12/2009 Visiting scholar, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials, Potsdam, Germany

6. Awards and Honours

2015    National Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Award of China (Second class), China Industry-University-Research Institute Collaboration Association

2015    Honorable Mention George Marra Award, for Excellence in Writing exhibited in the journal “Wood and Fiber Science”, Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), USA

2014    Mao Yi-sheng Wood Science and Technology Award (First class), Mao Yi-sheng Science and Technology Education Foundation

2014    Outstanding Young Scholar Award of Chinese Academy of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry

2014    Liang-Xi Excellent Paper Award for Young Scholars (First class), Chinese Society of Forestry Science

2012    Recipient of EMPA-FP7: People Marie-Curie action COFUND

2011    Liang-Xi Forestry Science and Technology Award (First class), Chinese Society of Forestry Science

2010    Liang-Xi Excellent Paper Award for Young Scholars (Third class), Chinese Society of Forestry Science

2008      Liang-Xi Excellent Paper Award for Young Scholars (Second class), Chinese Society of Forestry Science