Thomas Xue
Jin Zhu
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Cornell University
Phone: 607-255-6684


Department of Materials Science & Engineering
416 Bard Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: (607) 269-0039 (home), 607-255-6684 (work)


Ph.D. in Organic/ Polymer Chemistry, Marquette University, 2001
M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry/Physics, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1994
B.Sc. in Chemistry, Qufu Normal University, 1991

Work Experience

08/2001-present, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University
07/94-07/97, Assistant Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professional activities and community

Member of The American Institute of Chemists, American Chemical Society
Member of Sigma Xi


Selected patents and publications

1. Dongyan Wang, Jin Zhu, Qiang Yao, Charles A. Wilkie, Method Compare for PS and PMMA-Clay Nanocomposites Preparation and Its Thermal Properties, Chem. Mater. 2002, 14(9), 3837-3843.

2. Jin Zhu, Paul Start, Kenneth Mauritz, Charles A. Wilkie, "Thermal Stability and Flame Retardancy of Poly (Methyl Methacrylate)-Clay Nanocomposites", Polym. Degrad. Stab. 2002, 77, 249-252.

3. Jin Zhu, Paul Start, Kenneth Mauritz, Charles A. Wilkie, "Silicon-Methoxide Modified Clay and Its Polystyrene Nanocomposites", J. Polym. Sci.Part A: Polym. Chem. 2002, 40(10), 1498-1503.

4. Charles A. Wilkie, Jin Zhu, Hongyang Yao, Michael A. McKinney "Method to Produce Flame Retardant Styrenic Polymers and Product Produced Thereby" , US 6,333,385, 2001.

5. Jin Zhu, Fawn M. Uhl, Alexander B. Morgan, Charles A. Wilkie "Studies on the Mechanism by Which the Formation of Nanocomposites Enhance Thermal Stability", Chem. Mater. 2001, 13(12), 4649-4654.

6. Jin Zhu, Fawn Uhl, Charles A. Wilkie, "Recent Studies on Thermal Stability and Flame Retardancy of Polystyrene-Nanocomposites", Fire & Polymer III, ACS Books, Oxford University Press, G. Nelson and C. A. Wilkie, Eds. 2001, 24-36.

7. Jin Zhu, Alexander B. Morgan, Frank Lamelas, Charles A. Wilkie "Fire Property of PS-Clay Nanocomposite" Chem. Mater. 2001, 13(10), 1774-1780.

8. Jin Zhu, Charles A. Wilkie "Thermal and Fire Studies on Polystyrene-Clay Nanocomposites" Polym. Intern. 2000, 49, 1158-1163.

9. Jin Zhu, Michael A. McKinney, Charles A. Wilkie " Stabilization of Polystyrene by Friedel-Crafts Chemistry: Effect of Position Alcohol and the Catalyst" Polym. Degrad. Stab. 1999, 66, 213-220.

10. Li Zhenyi, Zhu Jin, Cheng Youqing, Zhang Dong " Preparation and Application of
Polyester-polyether Multiblock Copolymers" Chinese Patent, CN 1177606, 1998.


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