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Professor Pingan Song

Professor Pingan Song
Name Pingan Song
Position Professor (High Performance Polymers)
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office B411
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4105
Extension 4105
Email
Qualifications BSc Anhui , MSc ChineseAcadSci , DNatSc Zhejiang
Languages English (accredited translator)

Dr Pingan Song is currently Full Professor and ARC Future Fellow (FT2) in High-Performance Polymers. His research interests include fire retardants and polymers/ polymer composites as well as their structure-property correlations, which aims to solve the real-world problems in the areas of electronics, energy, transport, automotive, building and constructions. He received his PhD degree in Chemistry from the Zhejiang University in 2009. He joined USQ as Senior Research Fellow in 2016 and promoted to Associate Professor (2020) and then Full Professor (2021). Before his employment in USQ, Dr Song has been working at Zhejiang A & F University, China for many years as Lecturer (2009), Associate Professor (2011) and Full Professor (2016). He has successfully secured more than 30 grants from both the government and industries as a lead Chief Investigator (CI) or co-CI with a total research funding of over AU$6.5 million in the last two decades. Dr Song has co-authored over 170 peer-reviewed publications in high-tier international journals, such as Science, Adv. Mater., Matter, ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., and Macromolecules. His publications have been cited over 8700 times with an H index of 59 (Google Scholar). His work has been highlighted by multiple media, including Science, Chemistry World and MIT Technical Review, and he has also been interviewed by the ABC News and Toowoomba 7 News. To date, he has also filed over 20 patents, and delivered over 20 keynotes and invited talks. In addition, he is currently serving as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Materials (2020 IF: 3.515), Journal of Nanomaterials (2020 IF: 2.986) and Editorial Board Member of Composites Part B: Engineering (2020 IF: 9.08).


Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Theory and Design of Materials ( 030307 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Theory And Design Of Materials ( 340309 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry ( 340300 )

Research interests
1. Polymeric materials and polymer composites
2. Fire retardants including fire retardant coatings
3. Sensors including strain and fire-warning
4. Value-added utilisation of biomass

Professional memberships
ARC Future Fellow
Member of American Chemical Society

Industry affiliations
Member of Plastic Processing Society of Zhejiang

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
7 Years

Administrative responsibilities
School Academic Board Member

Research most recent
1. Zhen Jiang and Pingan Song*. “Strong and fast Hydrogel Actuators ”. Science, 2022, 376 (6590), 245. (IF: 47.728)

2. Zhewen Ma, Jianzhong Zhang, Cristian Maluk, Youming Yu, Seyed Mohsen Seraji, Bin Yu, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “A lava-inspired micro/nano-structured ceramifiable organic-inorganic hybrid fire-extinguishing coating”. Matter, 2022, 5(3): 911-932. (Impact factor: 15.589);
Highlighted in Science News, see the link below:
https://www.science.org/content/article/new-lava-coating-can-stop-fires-their-tracks

3. Zhewen Ma, Xiaochen Liu, Xiaodong Xu, Lei Liu, Bin Yu, Lina Liu, Guobo Huang, Cristian Maluk, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “Bioinspired, Highly Adhesive, Nanostructured Polymeric Coatings for Superhydrophobic Fire-Extinguishing Thermal Insulation Foam”. ACS Nano, 2021, 15(7): 11667–11680. (IF: 15.881)
(Editor’s Choice of Science; Marc S. Lavine, “Polymeric fire-extinguishing coatings”, Science, 2021, 373 (6553): 406-407.) See the link below: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.2021.373.6553.twil.


Research most notable
1. Zhen Jiang and Pingan Song*. “Strong and fast hydrogel actuators ”. Science, 2022, 376 (6590), 245. (IF: 47.728)

2. Zhewen Ma, Jianzhong Zhang, Cristian Maluk, Youming Yu, Seyed Mohsen Seraji, Bin Yu, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “A lava-inspired micro/nano-structured ceramifiable organic-inorganic hybrid fire-extinguishing coating”. Matter, 2022, 5(3): 911-932. (IF: 15.589)
Highlighted in Science News (see the link https://www.science.org/content/article/new-lava-coating-can-stop-fires-their-tracks)

3. Lei Liu, Menghe Zhu, Zhewen Ma, Xin Li, Xiaodong Xu, Youming Yu, Andrij Pich, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “Dynamic Nanoconfinement Enabled Highly Stretchable and Supratough Polymeric Materials with Desirable Healability and Biocompatibility”, Advanced Materials, 2021, 2105829. (IF: 30.849)

4. Xiaodong Xu, Lujuan Li, Seyed Mohsen Seraji, Lei Liu, Zhen Jiang, Zhiguang Xu, Xin Li, Sheng Zhao, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “Bioinspired, Strong and Tough Nanostructured Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Inositol Composites: How Hydrogen-Bond Cross-Linking Works?”. Macromolecules, 2021, 50(20): 9510-9521. (IF:5.985)

5. Qiang Chen,# Zhewen Ma,# Zhengzhou Wang*, Lei Liu, Menghe Zhu, Weiwei Lei, Pingan Song*. “Scalable, Robust, Low-Cost and Highly thermally Conductive Anisotropic Nanocomposite Films for Safe and Efficient Thermal Management”. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 202110782. (IF: 18.809)

6. Zhewen Ma, Xiaochen Liu, Xiaodong Xu, Lei Liu, Bin Yu, Lina Liu, Guobo Huang, Cristian Maluk, Hao Wang, Pingan Song*. “Bioinspired, Highly Adhesive, Nanostructured Polymeric Coatings for Superhydrophobic Fire-Extinguishing Thermal Insulation Foam”. ACS Nano, 2021, 15(7): 11667–11680. (IF: 15.881)
(Editor’s Choice of Science; Marc S. Lavine, “Polymeric fire-extinguishing coatings”, Science, 2021, 373 (6553): 406-407.; https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.2021.373.6553.twil.

7. Siqi Huo#, Pingan Song#,*, Bin Yu, Shiya Ran, Venkata Chevali, Lei Liu, Zhengping Fang, Hao Wang. “Phosphorus-containing flame retardant epoxy thermosets: Recent advances and future perspectives”, Progress in Polymer Science, 2021,114, 101366. (IF: 29.19)

8. Khan Fawad, Shanchi Wang, Zhewen Ma, Ahmed Adnan, Pingan Song,* Zhiguang Xu, Riping Liu, Huanjie Chi, Jiayi Gu, Longcheng Tang, Yan Zhao. “A Durable, Flexible, Large-Area, Flame-Retardant Early Fire Warning Sensor with Built-in Patterned Electrodes”, Small Methods, 2021, 5(4): 2001040. (IF: 14.188) (Back cover)

9. Wentao He,# Pingan Song,#,* Bin Yu, Zhengping Fang, Hao Wang. “Flame retardant polymeric nanocomposites through the combination of nanomaterials and conventional flame retardants”, Progress in Materials Science, 2020, 114, 100687. (IF: 39.58)

10. Pingan Song, Hao Wang. “High-performance polymeric materials through hydrogen-bond cross-linking”, Advanced Materials, 2020, 31(25):1901244 (1-12) (IF: 30.849)

11. Pingan Song*, Jinfeng Dai, Guorong Chen, Youming Yu, Weiwei Lei, Hao Wang, Zhengping Fang, Zhigang Chen. “Bioinspired Design of Strong, Tough and Thermally Stable Polymeric Materials via Nanoconfinement”, ACS Nano, 2018,12(9), 9266–9278. (IF: 15.881)

12. Pingan Song*, Zhiguang Xu, Matthew S. Dargusch, Zhigang Chen, Hao Wang, Qipeng Guo. “Granular Nanostructure: A Facile Biomimetic Strategy for the Design of Supertough Polymeric Materials with High Ductility and Strength”, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29(46), 1704661. (IF: 30.849)


Publications in ePrints

Bi, Xue and Di, Hang and Liu, Jia and Meng, Yafang and Song, Yuying and Meng, Weihua and Qu, Hongqiang and Fang, Lide and Song, PinganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X and Xu, Jianzhong (2022) A core–shell‑structured APP@COFs hybrid for enhanced flame retardancy and mechanical property of epoxy resin (EP). Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2522-0128

Huo, Siqi and Sai, Ting and Ran, Shiya and Guo, Zhenghong and Fang, Zhengping and Song, PinganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X (2022) A hyperbranched P/N/B-containing oligomer as multifunctional flame retardant for epoxy resins. Composites Part B: Engineering, 234:109701. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1359-8368

Ma, Zhewen and Zhang, Jianzhong and Maluk, Cristian and Yu, Youming and Seraji, Seyed Mohsen and Yu, Bin and Wang, Hao and Song, PinganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X (2022) A lava-inspired micro/nano-structured ceramifiable organic-inorganic hybrid fire-extinguishing coating. Matter, 5 (3). pp. 911-932. ISSN 2590-2393

Liu, Lei and Zhu, Menghe and Ma, Zhewen and Xu, Xiaodong and Seraji, Seyed Mohsen and Yu, Bin and Sun, Ziqi and Wang, Hao and Song, PinganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X (2022) A reactive copper-organophosphate-MXene heterostructure enabled antibacterial, self-extinguishing and mechanically robust polymer nanocomposites. Chemical Engineering Journal, 430:132712. pp. 1-12. ISSN 1385-8947

Cao, Cheng-Fei and Yu, Bin and Guo, Bi-Fan and Hu, Wan-jun and Sun, Feng-Na and Zhang, Zhao-Hui and Li, Shi-Neng and Wu, Wei and Tang, Long-Cheng and Song, PinganORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1082-652X and Wang, Hao (2022) Bio-inspired, sustainable and mechanically robust graphene oxide-based hybrid networks for efficient fire protection and warning. Chemical Engineering Journal, 439:134516. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1385-8947

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Theory and Design of Materials ( 030307 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Theory And Design Of Materials ( 340309 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Macromolecular And Materials Chemistry ( 340300 )