Faculty List

Full Name:

Prof. Ping GAO

Associate Head / Professor
PhD, University of Cambridge (1990)

Phone:

(852) 2358 7126

Fax:

(852) 2358 0054

E-mail:

kepgao@ust.hk

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Research Area

Microrheology, Bio-polymer materials and polymer/nanocomposites

Research Interests

Rheology of liquid crystalline polymers and polymer blends; novel ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene; nano composites.

Current Research Activities

Diffusion in polymers; rheology of liquid crystalline polymers and polymer blends; cold extrusion of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

Selected Publications

Wang, Rujie; Zhang, Wenjing; He, Gaohong ; Gao, Ping "Controlling fuel crossover and hydration in ultra-thin proton exchange membrane-based fuel cells using Pt-nanosheet catalysts", Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for energy and sustainability v. 2, (39), October 2014, p. 16416-16423 (2014)

 

Cheung, Siu Yeung; Wen, Weijia; Gao, Ping "Disentanglement and micropore structure of UHMWPE in an athermal solvent", Polymer Engineering & Science, 2014 (2014)

 

Tang, Youhong ; Zuo, Min ; Gao, Ping "Experimental understanding of the viscosity reduction ability of TLCPs with different PEs", Korea-Australia Rheology Journal v. 26, (3), August 2014, p. 303-310 (2014)

 

Saleem, Junaid., Gao, Ping., Barford, John., McKay, Gordon., "Development and characterization of novel composite membranes for fuel cell applications", Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for energy and sustainability. v. 1, (45), 2013, p. 14335-14343 (2013)

 

Hadi, Pejman., Gao, Ping., Barford, John P., McKay, Gordon., "Novel application of the nonmetallic fraction of the recycled printed circuit boards as a toxic heavy metal adsorbent", Journal of hazardous materials. v. 252, May 2013, p. 166-170 (2013)

 

Gao, Ping., "Biaxially oriented microporous UHMWPE membrane separators for Li-ion batteries", 2012 China Innovative Technology Forum for LIB Separators. Shenzhen, China, 14-16 August 2012. (2012)

 

Tam, Daphne Kam Yee., Gao, Ping., Ruan, Shilun., Yu, T.X., "High-performance ballistic protection using polymer nanocomposite", Advances in military textiles and personal equipment. / Edited by Emma Sparks, Woodhead Publishing, 2012, p. 213-237 (2012)

 

Tam, D. Y. K., Ruan, S. L., Gao, Ping., Yu, T. X., "High-performance Ballistic Protection Using Polymer Nanocomposites", Advances in Military Textiles and Personal Equipment. / Edited by E. Sparks. Oxford: Woodhead, c2012 (2012)

 

Xu, J., Gao, P., Zhao, T.S., "Non-precious Co 3O 4 nano-rod electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction reaction in anion-exchange membrane fuel cells", Energy & environmental science. v. 5, (1), 2012, p. 5333-5339 (2012)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., Lin, Wei., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. Part I: Effects of concentration on morphology, liquid crystallinity and thermal properties", E-Polymers. (008), January 2012 (2012)

 

Gao, Ping., "Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Green Energy Applications", International Symposium on Materials for Wind Energy Applications, Development, modelling and future directions, Beijing, China. September 17-19 2012 (2012)

 

Gao, Ping., "Preparation of High-Performance Polymer Nanocomposite Fibers and Films", HKUST-XJTU Joint workshop on Material Property, Structure Design and Processing Condition. HKUST, Hong Kong, November 16 2012 (2012)

 

Tang, Youhong., Fang, Liming., Gao, Ping., "Processing and characterization of TLCP fibers reinforced by 1 wt% MWCNT", Journal of materials science. v. 47, (23), December 2012, p. 8094-8102 (2012)

 

Ren, Changyou., Gao, Ping., "Synthesis and characterization of thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composites via in situ polymerization", Polymer. v. 53, (18), August 2012, p. 3958-3967 (2012)

 

Zhang, Wenjing., Yue, Po-Lock., Gao, Ping., "Crystallinity Enhancement of Nafion Electrolyte Membranes Assisted by a Molecular Gelator", Langmuir. v. 27, (15), August 2011, p. 9520-9527 (2011)

 

Xu, Bing; Gao, Ping; Yang, Cheng "Methods of fabric treatment", US Patent. 8,038,728 B2, 2011 (2011)

 

Tang, Youhong., Yang, Cheng., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., Lin, Wei., "Rheological Study on High-Density Polyethylene/Organoclay Composites", Polymer engineering and science. v. 51, (1), January 2011, p. 133-142 (2011)

 

Fang, L. M., Gao, P., Cao, X. W., "Temperature window effect and its application in extrusion of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene", Express polymer letters. v. 5, (8), August 2011, p. 674-684 (2011)

 

Yang, C., Lin, W., Li, Z., Zhang, R., Wen, H., Gao, B., Chen, G., Gao, P., Yuen, M.M.F., Wong, C.P., "Water-based isotropically conductive adhesives: Towards green and low-cost flexible electronics", Advanced functional materials. v. 21, (23), 2011, p. 4582-4588 (2011)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., "A Comparative Study of Thermotropic LCP and Organoclay as Fillers in High Molecular Mass Polyethylene with Different Blending Sequences", Polymer engineering and science. v. 50, (8), 2010, AUG, p. 1679-1688 (2010)

 

Ma, Manlung., Kuang, Yi., Gao, Yuan., Zhang, Yan., Gao, Ping., Xu, Bing., "Aromatic-Aromatic Interactions Induce the Self-Assembly of Pentapeptidic Derivatives in Water To Form Nanofibers and Supramolecular Hydrogels", Journal of the American Chemical Society. v. 132, (8), 2010, MAR 3, p. 2719-2728 (2010)

 

Tang, You Hong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., "Experimental measurement and numerical simulation of viscosity reduction effects in HMMPE containing a small amount of exfoliated organoclay-modified TLCP composite", Polymer. v. 51, (2), 2010, JAN 21, p. 514-521 (2010)

 

Gao, Ping., "Micro-rheological study of a main chain thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester containing a small amount of fully exfoliated nanoclay", 11th Conference on Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Supra Molecular Structures in China. 13-15 August 2010, Zhengzhou, China (2010)

 

Lee, Nesta S.L., Gao, Ping., "Micro-rheology of nano-Ag@carbon nanotube/silver epoxy composites", 6th International Conference on Modification, Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers, 5-9 September 2010, Athens, Greece. , 2010 (2010)

 

Yang, C., Tang, Y. H., Lam, W. M., Lu, W. W., Gao, P., Zhao, C. B., Yuen, M. M. F., "Moisture-cured Elastomeric Transparent UV and X-ray Shielding Organic-inorganic Hybrids", Journal of Materials Science. v. 45, (13), 2010, JUL, p. 3588-3594 (2010)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., "Organoclay-modified thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers as viscosity reduction agents for high molecular mass polyethylene", Journal of materials science. v. 45, (19), 2010, OCT, p. 5353-5363 (2010)

 

Tang, Y., Gao, P., Ye, L., Zhao, C., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. III. Effects of fully exfoliated organoclay on morphology, thermal, and rheological properties", Journal of polymer science. Part B, Polymer physics. v. 48, (6), 2010, p. 712-720 (2010)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., Lin, Wei., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. Part II: shear-induced phase separation", Journal of materials science. v. 45, (16), 2010, AUG, p. 4422-4430 (2010)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., Lin, Wei., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. Part IV: organoclay of comparable size to fully extended TLCP molecules", Journal of materials science. v. 45, (12), 2010, JUN, p. 3336-3343 (2010)

 

Tang, Youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, Chengbi., Lin, Wei., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. Part V: morphological and rheological studies", Journal of materials science. v. 45, (11), 2010, JUN, p. 2874-2883 (2010)

 

Tang, Y., Gao, P., Ye, L., Zhao, C., Lin, W., "Organoclay/thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer nanocomposites. Part VI: Effects of intercalated organoclay on nanocomposite morphology, thermal and rheological properties", International journal of smart and nano materials. v. 1, (3), 2010, p. 173-186 (2010)

 

Yang, Zhimou., Wang, Ling., Wang, Jingyu., Gao, Ping., Xu, Bing., "Phenyl groups in supramolecular nanofibers confer hydrogels with high elasticity and rapid recovery", Journal of materials chemistry. v. 20, (11), 2010, p. 2128-2132 (2010)

 

Tang, youhong., Gao, Ping., Ye, Lin., Zhao, C.B., "Rheological Study on High Density Polyethylene/ Organoclay Composites", Polymer engineering and science. June 2010 (2010)

 

Hu, X., Gao, Ping., "Advanced Technologies for Environmental Remediation", Separation and Purification Technology, Special Issue. v. 67, (2), 2009 (2009)

 

Yang, C., Liang, G. L., Xu, K. M., Gao, P., Xu, B., "Bactericidal functionalization of wrinkle-free fabrics via covalently bonding TiO2@Ag nanoconjugates", Journal of materials science. v. 44, (7), 2009, APR, p. 1894-1901 (2009)

 

Yang, C., Gao, P., Xu, B., "Investigations of a controllable nanoscale coating on natural fiber system: effects of charge and bonding on the mechanical properties of textiles", Journal of materials science. v. 44, (2), 2009, JAN, p. 469-476 (2009)

 

Gao, Ping., "Morphological Studies on High Molecular Mass Polyethylene/Exfoliated Layered Silicate/Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolyester Nanocomposite", Discussion Forum and Lecture Series on Complex Fluid Rheology, Shanghai, P.R. China. July 7-19 2009 (2009)

 

Zhang, Wenjing., Li, Martin K. S., Wang, Rujie., Yue, Po-Lock., Gao, Ping., "Preparation of Stable Exfoliated Pt-Clay Nanocatalyst", Langmuir. v. 25, (14), 2009, July, p. 8226-8234 (2009)

 

Gao, Ping., Hu, Xijun., "Special Issue Advanced Technologies for Environmental Remediation", Separation and purification technology. v. 67, (2), June 2009, p. 122 (2009)

 

Li, Martin K. S., Gao, Ping., Yue, Po-Lock., Hu, Xijun., "Synthesis of exfoliated CNT-metal-clay nanocomposite by chemical vapor deposition", Separation and purification technology. v. 67, (2, Sp. Iss. SI), 2009, JUN 2, p. 238-243 (2009)

 

Qin, Anjun., Jim, Cathy K. W., Tang, Youhong., Lam, Jacky W. Y., Liu, Jianzhao., Mahtab, Faisal., Gao, Ping., Tang, Ben Zhong., "Aggregation-enhanced emissions of intramolecular excimers in disubstituted polyacetylenes", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B. v. 112, (31), 2008, AUG 7, p. 9281-9288 (2008)

 

Yue, Po-Lock., Gao, Ping., Lee, Michael Ho Kei., "Behavior of microscale and nanoscale titania photocatalysts in an oscillatory flow photoreactor", 20th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 20), Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto (Japan), 7-10 Sep 2008 . (2008)

 

Zhang, Wenjing., Li, Martin Ka Shing., Yue, Po-Lock., Gao, Ping., "Exfoliated Pt-clay/Nafion nanocomposite membrane for self-humidifying polymer electrolyte fuel cells", Langmuir. v. 24, (6), 2008, MAR 18, p. 2663-2670 (2008)

 

Yang, Cheng., Yang, Zhimou., Gu, Hongwei., Chang, Chris K., Gao, Ping., Xu, Bin., "Facet-Selective 2D Self-Assembly of TiO2 Nanoleaves via Supramolecular Interactions", Chemistry of materials. v. 20, (24), 2008, DEC 23, p. 7514-7520 (2008)

 

Zhang, W., Gao, Ping., "Nanocomposite Proton Exchange Membranes for Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Self-humidification, Molecular Nucleation and Dynamic Simulation", ICOM 2008, International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. July 12-18 2008 (2008)

 

Tam, Daphne., Gao, P., Ruan, Shilun., Yu, T.X., "Studying on preparation and reinforcement mechanism of high-performance multi-walled carbon nanotube/Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene composite fibers", PPS-24 (24th Annual Meeting of the Polymer Processing Society), Salerno, Italy. 15-19 June, 2008 (2008)

 

Fang, L., Leng, Y., Gao, P., "Effect of HA content on mechanical properties of hot drawn HA/UHMWPE nanocomposites for bone substitutes", Key Engineering Materials. v. 334, 2007, p. 701-704 (2007)

 

Tang, You-hong., Yang, Hong-mei., Gao, Ping., "Effects of thermotropic LCP on rheologica behavior of high molecular mass polyethylene/organoclay composites", Journal of Central South University of Technology. v. 14, (Suppl. 1), 2007, AUG, p. 192-195 (2007)

 

Fang, Liming., Gao, Ping., Leng, Yang., "High strength and bioactive hydroxyapatite nano-particles reinforced ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene", Composites PART b-engineering. v. 38, (3), 2007, p. 345-351 (2007)

 

Liu, Jianzhao., Zheng, Ronghua., Tang, Youhong., Haeussler, Matthias., Lam, Jacky W. Y., Qin, Anjun., Ye, Mingxin., Hong, Yuning., Gao, Ping., Tang, Ben Zhong., "Hyperbranched poly(silylenephenylenes) from polycyclotrimerization of A(2)-type diyne monomers: Synthesis, characterization, structural modeling, thermal stability, and fluorescent Patterning", Macromolecules. v. 40(21), pp. 7473-7486 (2007)

 

Fang, L., Leng, Y., Gao, P., "In vitro study bioactivity of HA/UHMWPE nanocomposites", Key Engineering Materials. v. 342, 2007, p. 701-704 (2007)

 

Häußler, M., Lam, J.W.Y., Qin, A., Tse, K.K.C., Li, M.K.S., Liu, J., Jim, C.K.W., Gao, P., Tang, B.Z., "Metallized hyperbranched polydiyne: A photonic material with a large refractive index tunability and a spin-coatable catalyst for facile fabrication of carbon nanotubes", Chemical communications (London. 1996). (25), 2007, p. 2584-2586 (2007)

 

Gao, P., "Ultra-strong gel-spun UHMWPE fibers reinforced using multiwalled carbon nanotubes", 46th Dornbirn man-made fibers congress, Austria . (2007)

 

Gao, Ping., Ruan, Shilun., Yu, T.X., "Ultra-strong gel-spun ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibers reinforced using multiwalled carbon nanotubes", The 46th Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress, Dornbirn, Austria. 19-21 September, 2007 (2007)

 

Wei, Z., Zhao, YP., Ruan, SL., Gao, P., Yu, TX., "A study of the tribological behavior of carbon-nanotube-reinforced ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene composites", Surface and interface analysis. v. 38, (4), 2006, APR, p. 883-886 (2006)

 

Yang, Z., Gu, H., Fu, D., Gao, P., Lam, J K., Xu, B., "Enzymatic Formation of Supramolecular Hydrogels", Advanced Materials. Vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 545-545. Mar. 2006 (2006)

 

Lee, Michael Hoi Kee., Gao, Ping., Yue, Po Lock., "Photocatalytic oxidation of salicylic acid in an oscillatory flow photocatalytic reactor", 19th International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering, Potsdam/Berlin, Germany. 3-6 September, 2006 (2006)

 

Fang, LM., Leng, Y., Gao, P., "Processing and mechanical properties of HA/UHMWPE nanocomposites", Biomaterials. v. 27, (20), 2006, JUL, p. 3701-3707 (2006)

 

Gao, P., "Processing: Strong fibres for bullet-proof vests", Advanced Composites Bulletin. (AUG.), 2006, p. 8 (2006)

 

Zhang, Wenjing., Gao, Ping., "Self-Humidifying PT-Clay/Nafion Nanocomposite Proton Exchange Membrane for Low Temperature Fuel Cells", 1st European Chemistry Congress (1st ECC), Lorand Eotvos University, Budapest (Hungary), 27-31 Aug 2006 . (2006)

 

Ruan, SL., Gao, P., Yu, TX., "Ultra-strong gel-spun UHMWPE fibers reinforced using multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Polymer. v. 47, (5), 2006, FEB 22, p. 1604-1611 (2006)

 

Chan, CK., Gao, P., "A phenomenological model for the viscosity reductions in blends of HMMPE containing a small quantity of thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester HBA/HQ/SA", Polymer. v. 46, (19), 2005, SEP 8, p. 8151-8156 (2005)

 

Wei, Z., Zhao, Y.P., Ruan, S.L., Gao, P., Yu, T.X., "A study of tribological behavior of carbon nanotubes reinforced ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene composites", The 11th European Conf. on Surface and Interface Analysis 2005 (ECASIA '05), Vienna, Austria. 25-30 September, 2005 (2005)

 

Fang, L., Leng, Y., Gao, P., "HA/UHMWPE nanocomposite produced by twin-screw extrusion", Journal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition. v. 20, (SUPPL.), 2005, p. 175-177 (2005)

 

Fang, Liming., Leng, Yang., Gao, Ping., "HA/UHMWPE Nanocomposite Produced by Twin-screw Extrusion", 3rd International Symposium on Apatite and Correlative Biomaterials (ISACB-3), Wuhan, China. October 25-28 2005 (2005)

 

Tang, Y. H., Yang, H. M., Gao, Ping., "Microrheological studies on the thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyesters containing layered organo nanoclays", The 77th Society of Rheology Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 16-20 2005 (2005)

 

Fang, LM., Leng, Y., Gao, P., "Processing of hydroxyapatite reinforced ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene for biomedical applications", Biomaterials. v. 26, (17), 2005, JUN, p. 3471-3478 (2005)

 

Gao, P., Chen, XM., Shen, F., Chen, GH., "Removal of chromium(VI) from wastewater by combined electrocoagulation-electroflotation without a filter", Separation and purification technology. v. 43, (2), 2005, MAY, p. 117-123 (2005)

 

Chan, CK., Gao, P., "Shear-induced interactions in blends of HMMPE containing a small amount of thermotropic copolyester HBA/HQ/SA", Polymer. v. 46, (24), 2005, NOV 21, p. 10890-10896 (2005)

 

Li, Zhen., Dong, Yong Qiang., Mi, Baoxiu., Tang, Youhong., Haeussler, Matthias., Tong, Hui., Dong, Yu Ping., Lam, Jacky Wing Yip., Ren, Yan., Sung, Herman Ho Yung., Wong, Kam Sing., Gao, Ping., Williams, Ian D., "Structural control of the photoluminescence of silole regioisomers and their utility as sensitive regiodiscriminating chemosensors and efficient electroluminescent materials", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B. v. 109, (20), 2005, MAY 26, p. 10061-10066 (2005)

 

Li, M.K.S., Gao, P., Yue, P.L., Hu, X., "Synthesis of Layered-Silicate-Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposites by Chemical Vapor Deposition Method", 12th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE-12), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. August 1-6 (2005)

 

Tang, Y. H., Yang, H. M., Gao, Ping., "TLCP-induced Viscosity Reduction in PE-nanoclay Composite", The 4th Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology, Purple Mountain Hotel, Shanghai, China. August 7-11 2005 (2005)

 

Yang, ZM., Gu, HW., Fu, DG., Gao, P., Lam, JK., Xu, B., "Enzymatic formation of supramolecular hydrogels", Advanced materials. v. 16, (16), 2004, AUG 18, p. 1440-1444 (2004)

 

Wu, HW., Tao, Z., Gao, P., Chen, GH., "Ice crystal sizes and their impact on microwave assisted freeze drying", Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering. v. 12, (6), 2004, DEC, p. 831-835 (2004)

 

Zhang, Y., Yang, ZM., Yuan, F., Gu, HW., Gao, P., Xu, B., "Molecular recognition remolds the self-assembly of hydrogelators and increases the elasticity of the hydrogel by 10(6)-fold", Journal of the American Chemical Society. v. 126, (46), 2004, NOV 24, p. 15028-15029 (2004)

 

Lee, M. H. K., Li, M. K. S., Gao, Ping., Yue, P. L., "Photocatalytic Oxidation of Salicylic Acid with Novel Oscillatory Flow Photocatalytic Reactor", The 9th International Conference on TiO2 Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. October 24-28 2004 (2004)

 

Fang, L.M., Gao, P., Leng, Y., "Processing of HA/UHMWPE composite for orthopaedic applications", Transactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress. 2004, p. 1293 (2004)

 

Gao, P., Ruan, S.L., Yu, T.X., "Toughening and reinforcing high performance ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene using multiwalled carbon nanotubes", The 4th National Polymer Conference, Hangzhou, China. 12-14 October, 2004 (2004)

 

Ruan, S. L., Yu, Tongxi., Gao, Ping., "Toughening of UHMWPE Using Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes", The 4thConference on Polymer Characterization, Hang Zhou, China. October 9-12 2004 (2004)

 

Li, S. W., Gao, Ping., "A Study of Micro-Rheology Behavior of Bio-degradable Polyhydroxyalkanoates Blended with Conventional Thermoplastics", The 11th Annual Polychar World Forum on Advanced Materials, Denton, USA. January 7-10 2003 (2003)

 

Zhang, W., He, GH., Gao, P., Chen, GH., "Development and characterization of composite nanofiltration membranes and their application in concentration of antibiotics", Separation and purification technology. v. 30, (1), 2003, JAN 1, p. 27-35 (2003)

 

Shen, Feng., Gao, Ping., Chen, Xueming., Chen, Guohua., "Electrochemical Method of Fluorine Removal", Chemical Engineering Science. 58(3-6) 995-1001 (2003)

 

Shen, F., Chen, XM., Gao, P., Chen, GH., "Electrochemical removal of fluoride ions from industrial wastewater", Chemical engineering science. v. 58, (3-6), 2003, FEB-MAR, p. 987-993 (2003)

 

Ruan, Shilun., Gao, Ping., Yu, Tongxi., "Mechanical properties of multi-walled carbon nanotube/ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene composites", POLYCHAR-11 World Forum on Polymer Applications and Theory . (2003)

 

Gao, Ping., "Modelling of Viscosity Reduction in Molten Polyethylene Containing a Small Amount of TLCP", 3rd Polymer Annual Conference, China . (2003)

 

Cheung, MK., Gao, P., Li, SW., "Molecular dynamics of chiral semi-crystalline poly(R)-(3-hydroxyalkanoates)", Polymer. v. 44, (11), 2003, MAY, p. 3299-3307 (2003)

 

Li, M. K. S., Tang, P. P. L., Gao, Ping., Yue, P. L., "Photo-oxidation of Salicylic Acid in an Oscillatory Flow Photocatalytic Reactor (OFPR)", The 8th International Conference on TiO2 Photocatalysis: Fundamentals and Applications, Quebec, Canada. October 26-29 2003 (2003)

 

Gao, P., Ching, WH., Herrmann, M., Chan, CK., Yue, PL., "Photooxidation of a model pollutant in an oscillatory flow reactor with baffles", Chemical engineering science. v. 58, (3-6), 2003, FEB-MAR, p. 1013-1020 (2003)

 

Ruan, SL., Gao, P., Yang, XG., Yu, TX., "Toughening high performance ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene using multiwalled carbon nanotubes", Polymer. v. 44, (19), 2003, SEP, p. 5643-5654 (2003)

 

Lau, Kwan Yee., Gao, Ping., "A novel and environmentally friendly process for the preparation of high performance UHMWPE porous films", POLYCHAR-11 World Forum on Polymer Applications and Theory, University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, USA . (2002)

 

Lau, K. Y., Gao, F., Gao, Ping., "An Environmentally Friendly Process of Preparation of High Performance Porous Ultra High Molecular Polyethylene Thin Films", Polychar-10 Worldwide Forum on Polymer Application and Theory, Denton, USA. January 9-12 2002 (2002)

 

Wu, Hongwei., Tao, Zhi., Gao, Ping., Chen, Guohua., "Ice Crystal Sizes and Their Impact on Microwave Assisted Freeze Drying", IDS2002, August, Beijing . (2002)

 

Gao, Ping., Ching, Wing Han., Herrmann, Mark., Chan, Chi Kwong., Yue, Po Lock., "Photooxidation of a model pollutant in an oscillatory flow reactor with baffles", 17th International Symposium of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Hong Kong, 25-28 August . (2002)

 

Chan, C. K., Gao, Ping., "Viscosity Reduction Mechanism in High Molecular Mass Polyethylene Melt Containing a Small Quantity of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers", In Advances in Liquid Crysalline Polymers and Supramolecules. Edited by Qifeng Zhou. 2002, p. 296-301 (2002)

 

Chan, CK., Whitehouse, C., Gao, P., Chai, CK., "Flow induced chain alignment and disentanglement as the viscosity reduction mechanism within TLCP/HDPE blends", Polymer. v. 42, (18), 2001, AUG, p. 7847-7856 (2001)

 

Gao, Ping., "Mechanisms of Viscosity Changes in Polymer Blends Containing a Small Quantity of TLCPs", Pacific Polymer Conference, PPC'7, Oaxaca, Mexico . (2001)

 

Gao, Ping., Chan, C. K., "Shear-Induced Texture and Its Effect on The Viscoelastic Responses of A Main Chain Thermotropic Copolyester HBA/HQ/SA", The 72nd Society of Rheology Conference, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA. February 11-15 2001 (2001)

 

Liu, G., Yue, P.L., Gao, P., "Study of mixing dynamics and their effects on photodegradation efficiency within an oscillatory flow photocatalytic reactor (OFPR)", 6th International Conference on TiO2 Photocatalytic Purification and Treatment of Water and Air, 26-29 June, Niagara Falls, Canada . (2001)

 

Gao, Ping., Chan, C. K., Chao. C.K., "Effect of TLCP Inclusion on the Flow Behaviour of High Molecular Mass Polyethylene", VIIIth International Congress on Rheology, UK. v. 1, 2000, p. 136-138 (2000)

 

Gao, P., Su, KB., Ward, YL., Weng, LT., "Effects of chemical composition and thermal stability of finishes on the compatibility between glass fiber and high melting temperature thermoplastics", Polymer composites. v. 21, (2), 2000, APR, p. 312-321 (2000)

 

Whitehouse, C., Liu, ML., Gao, P., "Cold extrusion and in situ formation of self-blends of UHMWPE - Part 1. Processability and thermal characterization", Polymer. v. 40, (6), 1999, MAR, p. 1421-1431 (1999)

 

Whitehouse, C., Liu, ML., Gao, P., "Forming porous nascent UHMWPE structures by mineral oil substitution for toxic solvents and process change", Advances in environmental research. v. 3, (3), 1999, FAL, p. 243-254 (1999)

 

Chan, C. K., Gao, Ping., Whitehouse, Claire., "Improved Processability and Elimination of Melt Fracture and Distortion from HMMPE by Addition of TLCP", SPE ANTEC 99, New York, USA. May 2-6 1999 (1999)

 

Whitehouse, C., Liu, ML., Gao, P., "In situ formation and processing of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene blends into precursors for high strength and stiffness fibers", Polymer engineering and science. v. 39, (5), 1999, MAY, p. 904-920 (1999)

 

Gao, Ping., "Shear Induced Phase Transitions within TLCPs and Their Effects on the Viscosity of PE/TLCP Blends", International Conference on Engineering Rheology ICER, Zielona Gora, Poland. June 27-30 1999 (1999)

 

Gao, Ping., Chan, C. K., Lei, H., "Shear-Induced Phase Transitions and Their Effects on The Viscosity of PE/TLCP Blends", 2nd East Asia Polymer Conference, Hong Kong. January 12-16 1999 (1999)

 

Lai, K., Whitehouse, Claire., Gao, Ping., "Simultaneous Swelling, Annealing and Extrusion for Processing Nascent UHMW-PE into Porous Structures", 2nd East Asia Polymer Conference, Hong Kong. January 12-16 1999 (1999)

 

Gao, P., Mackley, MR., Zhao, DF., "The deformation and break-up of thermotropic co-polyester droplets in a molten polypropylene matrix subjecting to oscillatory simple shear and entry flow", Journal of non-Newtonian fluid mechanics. v. 80, (2-3), 1999, JAN, p. 199-216 (1999)

 

Chan, CK., Whitehouse, C., Gao, P., "The effect of TLCP melt structure on the bulk viscosity of high molecular mass polyethylene", Polymer engineering and science. v. 39, (8), 1999, AUG, p. 1353-1364 (1999)

 

Mackley, M.R., Wannaborwon, S., Gao, Ping., Zhao, D. F., "The Optical Microscopy of Sheared Liquids Using a Newly Developed Optical Stage", Microscopy and Analysis. January 1999 (1999)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Gao, Ping., "TLCP Droplet Dynamics and Their Role in Viscosity Reduction", Antect, New York, USA. May 2-6 1999 (1999)

 

Whitehouse, C., Gao, P., "TLCP droplet dynamics and their role in viscosity reduction", ANTEC '99: PLASTICS BRIDGING THE MILLENNIA, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS I-III: VOL I: PROCESSING; VOL II: MATERIALS; VOL III: SPECIAL AREAS;. 1999, p. 1305-1309 (1999)

 

Mi, Yongli., Gao, Ping., Zheng, S., "A New Study of Glass Transition of Polymers by High Pressure DSC", International Conferences on Polymer Characterization, POLYCHAR-6, Texas, USA. January 7-9 1998 (1998)

 

Gao, Ping., Chan, C. K., Lei, H., "Effect of Flow Induced Phase Transitions on the Viscosity of TLCP/PE Blend", World Polymer Congress - MACRO 98, Goldcoast, Australia. July 12-19 1998 (1998)

 

Gao, Ping., Lei, H., "Effect of Shear Induced Phase Transition on the Rheology of Thermotropic Copolyester HBA/HQ/SA", Partners in Rheology, British Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, Leeds, UK. December 16-18 1998 (1998)

 

Gao, Ping., "Flow induced phase transitions within TLCP melts and viscosity reduction mechanisms of TLCP/HDPE blends", The 5th European Rheology Conference, Slovenia. September 6-11 1998 (1998)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Liu, Mei Leng., Gao, Ping., "Forming Porous Nascent UHMWPE Structures by Substituting Mineral Oil for Toxic Solvents and Using a "Swelling Die"", AIChE conference, Miami USA. November 1998 (1998)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Gao, Ping., "In-situ Formation and Processing of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Blends into Precursors for High Strength and Stiffness Fibers", International Conferences on Polymer Characterization, POLYCHAR-6, Texas, USA. January 7-9 1998 (1998)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Liu, Mei Leng., Gao, Ping., "Simultaneous Swelling, Annealing and Extrusion for Processing Nascent UHMW-PE Into Porous Structures", World Polymer Congress - MACRO 98, Goldcoast, Australia. July 12-19 1998 (1998)

 

Chan, C. K., Whitehouse, Claire., Gao, Ping., "The effect of TLCP melt structure on the bulk viscosity of high molecular mass polyethylene", International Conferences on Polymer Characterization POLYCHAR-6, Texas, USA. January 7-9 1998 (1998)

 

Whitehouse, C., Lu, XH., Gao, P., "Viscosity changes due to TLCP melt structure development in very low concentration TLCP/HMMPE blends", CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AT ANTEC '98: PLASTICS ON MY MIND, VOLS I-3: VOL I; PROCESSING, VOL II; SPECIAL AREAS, VOL III; MATERIALS. v. 44, 1998, p. 1006-1010 (1998)

 

Gao, Ping., "The Effects of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolyester HBA/HQ/SA Melt Structure on the Processability of High Molecular Mass Polyethylene", The 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology, Melbourne, Australia. July 27-31 1997 (1997)

 

Whitehouse, C., Lu, XH., Gao, P., Chai, CK., "The viscosity reducing effects of very low concentrations of a thermotropic copolyester in a matrix of HDPE", Polymer engineering and science. v. 37, (12), 1997, DEC, p. 1944-1958 (1997)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Lu, X.H., Gao, Ping., Chai, C. K., "Blending of High Density Polyethylene with HBA/HQ/SA Liquid Crystalline Copolyester as a Processing Aid", XIIth International Congress on Rheology, Quebec City, Canada. August 18-23 1996 (1996)

 

Gao, P., Cheung, MK., Leung, TY., "Effects of compaction pressure on cohesive strength and chain mobility of low-temperature compacted nascent UNMWPE", Polymer. v. 37, (15), 1996, JUL, p. 3265-3272 (1996)

 

Whitehouse, Claire., Zhu, S.H., Gao, Ping., Chai, C.K., "Interfacial Structure Between the Nematic/Isotropic Phases of TLCP and Mechanisms for Viscosity Reduction of Blends Containing TLCPs", NATO ASI: 950496 Conference, Theoretical Challenges in the Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK. 25 MAR - 2 APR 1996 (1996)

 

Whitehouse, C., Lu, XH., Gao, P., Chai, CK., "PE/LCP blends: Rheological behaviours and mechanisms", XIITH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON RHEOLOGY, PROCEEDINGS. 1996, p. 175 (1996)

 

Gao, Ping., Whitehouse, Claire., "PE/TLCP Blends: Rheological Behaviours and Mechanisms", Polymer Processing Towards AD 2000, Singapore. November 26-28 1996 (1996)

 

Gao, P., Lu, XH., Chai, CK., "Rheology of low nematic transition temperature thermotropic liquid crystalline copolyester HBA/HQ/SA", Polymer engineering and science. v. 36, (22), 1996, NOV, p. 2771-2780 (1996)

 

Lu, X.H., Gao, Ping., Chan, C. M., "The Effects of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolyester HBA/HQ/SA Melt Structure on the Processability of High Molecular Mass Polyethylene", Proceedings of the 5th European Symposium on Polymer Blends, Maastricht, the Netherlands. May 12-14 1996 (1996)

 

Leng, Y., Zhao, D., Gao, P., "In situ fibrillation of LCP in PC/PBT matrix", Tenth International Conference on Composite Materials. V. Structures; Whistler, British Columbia; Canada; 14-18 Aug. 1995. pp. 267-274. 1995 (1995)

 

HYDE, TM., GLADDEN, LF., MACKLEY, MR., GAO, P., "QUANTITATIVE NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE IMAGING OF LIQUIDS IN SWELLING POLYMERS", Journal OF POLYMER science PART a-polymer CHEMISTRY. v. 33, (11), 1995, AUG, p. 1795-1806 (1995)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "A General Model for Diffusion and Swelling of Polymers and Its Applications to Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene", Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series A (Mathematical and Physical Sciences), London. v. 444, 1994, p. 267-285 (1994)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., Zhao, D. F., "Effect of Flow on Micro Structures within Ultra High Molecular Mass Polyethylene and PP/TLCP Blends", ACS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA. August 20-26 1994 (1994)

 

Gao, Ping., "Imaging of Diffusion Profiles in UHMWPE", AIChE Annual Conference, California, USA. November 13-15 1994 (1994)

 

GAO, P., MACKLEY, MR., "THE STRUCTURE AND RHEOLOGY OF MOLTEN ULTRA-HIGH-MOLECULAR-MASS POLYETHYLENE", Polymer. v. 35, (24), 1994, p. 5210-5216 (1994)

 

Gao, Ping., Gladden, L.F., Mackley, M.R., "A Generalized Model on Diffusion and Swelling of UHMWPE", IChemE Conference, Birmingham, UK. January 6-8 1993 (1993)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Diffusion and Swelling Kinetics of UHWMPE", AIChE annual conference, Miami, USA. November 1-5 1993 (1993)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Surface Treatment of Ultra-high Molecular Weight Polyethylene to Enhance Adhesion and Conductivity Properties", Polymer. v. 33, 1992, p. 4075-4080 (1992)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Effect of Presolvent Loading on the Ultimate Drawability of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene", Polymer. v. 32, 1991, p. 3136-3139 (1991)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Surface Treatment of UHMWPE to Enhance Adhesion and Conductivity of Polymers", Biannual conference on polymers, Leeds, UK. September 6-11 1991 (1991)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., Nicholson, T. M., "Development of Anisotropy in Swell Drawn Polyethylene", Polymer. v. 31, 1990, p. 237-242 (1990)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Entanglements in Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Gels", Deformation of Network Materials Conference, Society of Chemical Industry, London, UK. December 16 1990 (1990)

 

Gao, Ping., Mackley, M.R., "Novel Processing Routes for Ultra High Molecular WeightPolyethylene", Future Perspectives on the Processing of UHMWPE and Related Products, DSM Research Symposium, Geleen, the Netherlands. May 25 1990 (1990)

 

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