Dr. Xiaoqing Zhang | CSIRO | Australia
Dr. Xiaoqing Zhang is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, Australia. He obtained his PhD in polymer science (1991) from Hokkaido University, Japan. After several years employment with R&D Centre of Nippon Zeon Ltd, Japan, Department of Physics at University of Dublin, Ireland, School of Chemistry and then Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Melbourne, Australia, he joined CSIRO in 1998.
Dr. Zhang’s expertise is in the field of polymer science and materials, including bio-based polymers, biodegradable polymers, nano- and bio-composites, resin chemistry and high-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy. He has been leading a series of CSIRO strategic projects, Australian Cooperative Research Centre projects, CSIRO Flagship projects and industrial commercial projects in the areas of natural polymer modification and processing, biodegradable materials, advanced resin development, polymer composites, carbon composites, polymer emulsions, coatings, adhesions, packaging materials and paper recycling, to deliver scientific impacts and commercial outcomes. He has published over 70 journal papers, book chapters and over 50 conference publications. He has also been supervising PhD students at University of Melbourne. He awarded Newton Turner Award - career award for exceptional senior CSIRO scientists in May 2013.