Hao Fong, PhD

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Chemistry & Applied Biological Sciences
(605) 394-1229

Dr. Fong is one of the pioneers and renowned scientists nationwide/worldwide in the field of “Electrospinning and Nanofibers”.  Presently, he is a Full Professor (with Tenure) in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T); he is also an important faculty member in the SDSM&T’s multidisciplinary graduate programs of Materials Engineering and Science (MES), Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (NANO), and Biomedical Engineering (BME).  His highest degree is a PhD earned in 1999 from the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron (in Ohio), and his PhD advisor is Dr. Darrell H. Reneker.  Prior to joining the faculty at the SDSM&T in June 2003, he worked as a guest research scientist (i.e., on-site contractor) in the Polymer Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and as a staff research scientist in the Paffenbarger Research Center of the American Dental Association (PRC-ADA) and/or the Polymer Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Maryland, for a total of three years.

Areas of expertise:
Electrospinning, nanofibrous materials, tissue engineering, drug delivery, separation

Selected publications:
Qingqing Yao, Jaqueline G.L. Cosme, Tao Xu, Jacob M. Miszuk, Paulo H.S. Picciani, Hao Fong*, and Hongli Sun*. “Three Dimensional Electrospun PCL/PLA Blend Nanofibrous Scaffolds with Significantly Improved Stem Cells Osteogenic Differentiation and Cranial Bone Formation”.  Biomaterials, 115, 115-127, 2017.

Yichun Ding, Haoqing Hou*, Yong Zhao, Zhengtao Zhu, and Hao Fong*. “Electrospun Polyimide Nanofibers and Their Applications”.  Progress in Polymer Science, 61, 67-103, 2016.

Tao Xu, Jacob M. Miszuk, Yong Zhao, Hongli Sun*, and Hao Fong*.  “Electrospun Polycaprolactone 3D Nanofibrous Scaffold with Interconnected and Hierarchically Structured Pores for Bone Tissue Engineering”.  Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4(15), 2238-2246, 2015.

Xiaoxu Wang, Min Xi, Fan Zheng, Bin Ding, Hao Fong*, and Zhengtao Zhu*.  “Reduction of Crack Formation in TiO2 Mesoporous Films Prepared from Binder-free Nanoparticle Pastes via Incorporation of Electrospun SiO2 or TiO2 Nanofibers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”.  Nano Energy, 12, 794-800, 2015.

Yong Zhao, Amit Thapa, Quan Feng, Min Xi, Qiquan Qiao*, and Hao Fong*.  “Electrospun TiC/C Nano-felt Surface-decorated with Pt Nanoparticles as Highly Efficient and Cost-effective Counter Electrode for Dye-sensitized Solar Cell”.  Nanoscale, 5(23), 11742-11747, 2013.

Volker Presser, Lifeng Zhang, Junjie Niu, John McDonough, Carlos Perez, Hao Fong*, and Yury Gogotsi*.  “Flexible Nano-Felts of Carbide-Derived Carbon with Ultra-High Power Handling Capability”.  Advanced Energy Materials, 1(3), 423-430, 2011.

Prakash Joshi, Lifeng Zhang, Daren Davoux, Zhengtao Zhu, David Galipeau, Hao Fong*, and Qiquan Qiao*.  “Composite of TiO2 Nanofibers and Nanoparticles for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Significantly Improved Efficiency”, Energy & Environmental Science, 3, 1507-1510, 2010.

Jie Liu*, Zhongren Yue, and Hao Fong*.  “Continuous Nano-Scaled Carbon Fibers with Superior Mechanical Strength”.  Small, 5(5), 536-542, 2009.

Darrell H. Reneker*, Alex L. Yarin*, Hao Fong, and Sureeporn Koombhongse.  “Bending Instability of Electrically Charged Liquid Jets of Polymer Solutions in Electrospinning”.  Journal of Applied Physics, 87(9), 4531-4547, 2000.

Hao Fong, Iksoo Chun, and Darrell H. Reneker*.  “Beaded Nanofibers Formed During Electrospinning”.  Polymer, 40, 4585-4592, 1999.


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