Dr. Shi-Qing Wang

Dr. Shi-Qing Wang

Title: Kumho Professor
Dept/Program: School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Office: GDYR 736
Phone: 330-972-7108
Fax: 330-972-5290
Email: swang@uakron.edu
Website: https://www.uakron.edu/rheology/


Shi-Qing Wang, a leader in polymer rheology and mechanics, came to UA in 2000 after serving 11 years on the faculty in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He joined CWUR in October 1989 after receiving a Ph.D. in physics from University of Chicago in 1987 and two years of postdoctoral research at UCLA, and rose to the rank of full professorship in 1998 while developing a research style to internalize experimental and theoretical activities. At UA, Wang has built a unique research program that resulted in a paradigm shift in the field of nonlinear rheology of entangled polymers and a book – Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: Macroscopic Phenomenology and Molecular Foundation (Wiley, 2018). The more recent adventure of his research group has explored a working theoretical framework for mechanical behavior of polymers in (glassy and semicrystalline) solid state that can lead to molecular design of stronger sustainable and conventional polymeric materials.


Polymer physics and engineering: Rheological and rheo-optical properties of polymer melts, blends and solutions; polymer dynamics; processing effects in both commercial and model polymeric (amorphous and semi-crystalline) materials; fracture and mechanical properties of polymers.


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  • Double Yielding in Deformation of Semicrystalline Polymers
    1 Oct 2020 Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 221(19):2000151
    Razavi M, Wang S-Q
  • Inhomogeneous chain relaxation of entangled polymer melts from stepwise planar extension in absence of free surface
    1 Sep 2020 Journal of Rheology 64(5):1251-1262
    Yuan R, Wang S-Q
  • Investigating nature of stresses in extension and compression of glassy polymers via stress relaxation
    1 Aug 2020 Polymer 202:122517
    Liu J, Zheng Y, Zhao Z, Yuan M, Tsige M, Wang S-Q
  • Crazing and yielding in glassy polymers of high molecular weight
    1 May 2020 Polymer 197:122445
    Razavi M, Cheng S, Huang D, Zhang S, Wang S-Q
  • Uncommon nonlinear rheological phenomenology in uniaxial extension of polystyrene solutions and melts
    15 Apr 2020 Soft Matter 16(15):3705-3716
    Yuan R, Liu J, Wang Y, Wang S-Q
  • Examining an Alternative Molecular Mechanism To Toughen Glassy Polymers
    14 Jan 2020 Macromolecules 53(1):323-333
    Razavi M, Huang D, Liu S, Guo H, Wang S-Q
  • Characterizing effects of fast melt deformation on entangled polymers in their glassy state.
    28 Sep 2019 The Journal of Chemical Physics 151(12):124906
    Zhao Z, Zhao X, Liu J, Wang W, Mays J, Wang S-Q
  • Exploring rheological responses to uniaxial stretching of various entangled polyisoprene melts
    1 Sep 2019 Journal of Rheology 63(5):763-771
    Feng Y, Liu J, Wang S-Q, Ntetsikas K, Avgeropoulos A, Kostas M, Mays J
  • Why Is Crystalline Poly(lactic acid) Brittle at Room Temperature?
    23 Jul 2019 Macromolecules 52(14):5429-5441
    Razavi M, Wang S-Q
  • Brittle‐ductile transition in uniaxial compression of polymer glasses
    15 Jun 2019 Journal of Polymer Science Part B Polymer Physics 57(12):758-770
    Liu J, Zhao Z, Wang W, Mays JW, Wang S


  • 1987 Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago
  • 1982 B.S., Physics, Wuhan University, China