Faculty

Hongyang Ma

Hongyang Ma, Research Assistant Professor

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Jilin University, 1997
M.S. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, 2000
Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Peking University, 2003

 

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Background

Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, 2012-present
Research Scientist, Stony Brook University, 2010-2012
Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry Department, Stony Brook University, 2005-2010
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, The Open Surface Science Journal (ISSN 1876-5319), 2011-present
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Modern Textile Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-9127), 2011-present

Research Interests

Membrane Science and Technology

Highly permeable nanofibrous composite membranes with novel hierarchically tiered structure are developing for extensive separation applications. A variety of nanofibers either from natural resources, such as polysaccharide nanofibers, or from synthetic materials processed by electrospinning technique are employed to build up the tiered structure of the membrane. Surface chemical modification of fibrous components issues varying special separation and catalytic functions to the membrane. New concept, structure, as well as materials are involved which increase the separation efficiency by several times higher than that of commercially available counterparts, and offer the possibility for scaling up the production.

Nanotechnology Based on Natural Materials

We are interested in the fabrication and application of nano-scaled materials from natural materials, such as cellulose, chitin, protein, and clay. With chemical and mechanical methodologies, novel nano-scaled materials are prepared from natural resources and used for various applications. These projects involve fundamental researches including organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, material chemistry, and physics.

Publications

Patents and Patent Applications

1. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, and Nobuyuki Taniguchi. Polyolefin Nanocomposites with Functional Ionic Liquids and Carbon Nanofillers. US Patent: 8211958.

2. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Hongyang Ma. High Flux Fluid Separation Membranes Comprising a Cellulose or Cellulose Derivative Layer. Filed May 26, 2007, PCT Int. Appl. US2009/0078640.

3. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Hongyang Ma. High Flux High Efficiency Nanofiber Membranes and Methods of Production Thereof. Filed Feb 9, 2009, PCT Int. Appl. US/2011/0198282.

4. Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Jie Wei, Hongyang Ma, and Feng Zuo. Novel Ionic Liquids, Functionalized Particulates, and Fluoropolymer Composite. Filed Jan 9, 2008, PCT Int. Appl. US2011/0033647.

5. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, and Ran Wang. High Flux Microfiltration Membranes with Viruses Adsorption Capacity for Water Purification. Filed Aug 23, 2010, PCT Int. Appl. WO2012/027242.

6. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. Functionalization of Nanofibrous Microfiltration Membranes for Water Purification. Filed Dec 22, 2011, PCT Int. Appl. WO2012/094407.

Book Chapters

1. Hongyang Ma and Xinhua Wan. (Chap. 4) Ionic Liquids in Polymer System: Solvents, Additives, and Novel Applications. ACS Symposium series book, Edited by Chris Brazel and Robin Rogers, ACS Washington DC, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp 51-69.

2. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, and Benjamin S. Hsiao. (Chap. 15) Functional Nanofibers and Applications. Edited by Qufu Wei, Wood Publishing Limited, UK, 2012, pp 331-370.

Articles in Scientific Journals

1. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Highly permeable polymer membranes containing directed channels for water purification”, an invited viewpoint in ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 723-726.

2. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Nanofibrous microfiltration membrane basd on cellulose nanowhiskers”, Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 180-186.

3. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine cellulose nanofibers as efficient adsorbents for removal of UO22+ in water”, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 213-216.

4. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine cellulose nanofibers: New nano-scale materials for water purification”, an invited highlight in Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 7507-7510.

5. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin Hsiao and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine polysaccharide nanofibrous membranes for water purification”, Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 970-976.

6. Hongyang Ma, Kyunghwan Yoon, Lixia Rong, Yimin Mao, Zhirui Mo, Zachary Hollander, Joseph Gaiteri, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “High-flux thin-film nanofibrous composite ultrafiltration membranes containing cellulose barrier layer”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20, 4692-4704.

7. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Thin-film nanofibrous composite membranes containing cellulose or chitin barrier layer fabricated by ionic liquids”, Polymer, 2011, 52, 2594-2599.

8. Hongyang Ma, Kyunghwan Yoon, Lixia Rong, Mina Shokralla, Andrey Kopot, Xiao Wang, Dufei Fang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Thin-film nanofibrous composite ultrafiltration membranes based on polyvinyl alcohol barrier layer containing directional water channels”, Industry & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2010, 49, 11978-11984.

9. Mahati Elluru, Hongyang Ma, Michael Hadjiargyrou, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Synthesis and Characterization of Biocompatible Hydrogel using Pluronics-based Block Copolymers”, Polymer, 2013, in press (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2013.02.017).

10. Yang Liu, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “High-flux microfiltration filters based on electrospun polyvinylalcohol nanofibrous membranes”, Polymer, 2013, 54, 548-556.

11. Anna Sato, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Novel nanofibrous scaffolds for water filtration with bacteria and virus removal capability”, Journal of Electron Microscopy, 2011, 60, 201-209.

12. Lewis Yung, Hongyang Ma, Xiao Wang, Kyunghwan Yoon, Ran Wang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Fabrication of thin-film nanofibrous composite membranes by interfacial polymerization using ionic liquids as additives” Journal of Membrane Science, 2010, 365, 52-58.

13. Yan Guan, Xiaofang Chen, Hongyang Ma, and Xinhua Wan. “Order-order transition induced by mesophase formation in a novel type of diblock copolymers based on poly(isobutyl methacrylate) and poly[2,5-di(isopropyloxycarbonyl)styrene”, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 922-927.

14. Zhaohui Tang, Changquan Qiu, Jeffery R. McCutcheon, Kyunghwan Yoon, Hongyang Ma, Dufei Fang, Eric Lee, Klint Copp, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Design and fabrication of electrospun polyethersulfone nanofibrous scaffold for high flux nanofiltration membrane”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2009, 47, 2288-2300.

15. Zhaohui Tang, Jie Wei, Lewis Yung, Bowei Ji, Hongyang Ma, Changquan Qiu, Kyunghwan Yoon, Fen Wan, Dufei Fang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “UV-cured poly(vinyl alcohol) ultrafiltration nanofibrous membrane based on electrospun nanofiber scaffolds” Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 328, 1-5.

16. Shengmin Gong, Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Yongfeng Zhao, Jiyu He, and Qi-Feng, Zhou. “Synthesis and characterization of new cyno-group functionalized ionic liquids and their rheological properties”, Chemical Journal of Chinese University, 2006, 27, 761-766.

17. Shengmin Gong, Hongyang Ma, and Xinhua Wan. “Atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate induced by an initiator derived from an ionic liquid”, Polymer International, 2006, 55, 1420-1425.

18. Qiang Zhao, Dongping Zhan, Hongyang Ma, Meiqin Zhang, Yifang Zhao, Ping Jing, Zhiwei Zhu, Xinhua Wan, Yuanhua Shao, and Qiankun Zhuang. “A novel electrochemical biosensor for the detection of uric acid and adenine”, Frontiers in Bioscience, 2005, 10, 326-334.

19. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Reverse atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl mehtacrylate in room-temperature ionic liquids”, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2003, 41, 143-151.

20. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Reverse atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl mehtacrylate in imidazolium ionic liquids”, Polymer, 2003, 44, 5311-5316.

21. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Design and synthesis of novel chiral ionic liquids and their application in free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 2003, 3, 265-170.

22. Hongyang Ma, yaoxian Li, Hongwen Zhang, Jingyuan Wang, Feng Li, and Xinyi Tang. “Synthesis and characterization of polyphosphazenes with sulfur-bearing substituents”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2002, 73, 93-96.

23. Hongwen Zhang, Hongyang Ma, Hongtu Li, and Jingyuan Wang. “Synthesis and characterization of a polymer-metal complex from bisphenol A polyhydroxy ether with fulfur-bearing side-groups”, Polymer International, 2002, 51, 1129-1134.
24 Hongyang Ma, Jingyuan Wang, Xiaoqiang Yu, Jun Tang, and Xinyi Tang. “P(EMA-GMA)/SiO2 hybric polymeric materials prepared by the sol-gel process”, Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2000, 4, 402-406.

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