Professor Pengfei Cao joins RSC Applied Polymers as Associate Editor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Pengfei Cao, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China, as an Associate Editor for RSC Applied Polymers, a new open access journal publishing application-focused polymer research.


Learn more about our new Associate Editor

Pengfei Cao is a full professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT, China). After his Ph.D. in the Macro department at Case Western Reserve University, USA, Cao moved to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, USA) and had been a staff scientist since 2019. He has also served on the Editorial Board of Supramolecular Materials, Macromolecules, and MRS Communications. Pengfei has also been awarded the R&D 100 Award of 2021, ACS-PMSE Young-Investigator Award of 2021 and the ACS Rising Star in Materials Science of 2023.


Pengfei leads the research group of Energy-Applied Elastomers. His current research interests are synthetic elastic polymers for energy-related applications, including functional elastomers (e.g., recyclable, self-healing, impact resistant or adhesive elastomers) and energy-storage applications (e.g., polymer electrolytes/binders and polymeric protective layers)..


Read some of his recent contributions below:


Ultra-Stretchable, Ionic Conducting, Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive with Dual Role for Stable Li-Metal Batteries

Shilun Gao, Yiyang Pan, Bingrui Li, Md Anisur Rahman, Ming Tian, Huabin Yang and Pengfei Cao

Adv. Funct. Mater., 2023, 33, 2210543


An in situ generated polymer electrolyte via anionic ring-opening polymerization for lithium-sulfur batteries

Quinton J. Meisner, Sisi Jiang, Pengfei Cao, Tobias Glossmann, Andreas Hintennach and Zhangcheng Zhang

J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021, 9, 25927-25933


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