Personal Chair (Chair Professor), Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

Professor Guo holds a personal chair (chair professorship) in polymer science and technology at Deakin University where he leads the Polymers Research Group. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK. Professor Guo has extensive expertise in polymeric materials and engineering.

His research interests in polymeric materials include block copolymer self-assembly, nanostructured thermosets, polymer blends, thermoplastics, rubbers and elastomers, nanoporous polymeric materials, polymer composites and nanocomposites, self-healing polymers and composites, functional coatings, biodegradable polymers, green processing of natural polymers, rubber recycling, and processing of recycled plastics.

On the practical front, Professor Guo has been engaged in commercial research and development, including development of novel polymeric materials and their manufacturing technologies to meet various requirements for different applications, development of novel processing equipment and scaling-up. In particular, he has developed a new cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for tyre recycling with industry partner VR TEK Global Pty Ltd and successfully established a pilot plant at the Deakin University Geelong campus.

Experience

  • 2009–present
    Personal Chair (Chair Professor), Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University
  • 2006–2008
    Associate Professor, Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation, Deakin University
  • 2005–2006
    Associate Professor, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2002–2005
    Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • 2001–2002
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA
  • 1999–2001
    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 1999–1999
    Visiting Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, Japan
  • 1998–1999
    Senior Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • 1993–1998
    Professor, University of Science and Technology of China
  • 1987–1993
    Junior Researcher, Assistant Professor & Professor , Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Education

  • 2000 
    Catholic University of Leuven, DSc/Chemistry
  • 1999 
    Kyushu University, DEng/Material Science and Engineering
  • 1987 
    University of Science and Technology of China, MSc/Polymer Science
  • 1984 
    University of Science and Technology of China, BSc/Polymer Science

Research Areas

  • Polymers And Plastics (091209)
  • Functional Materials (091205)
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials (091202)
  • Automotive Engineering Materials (090202)

Honours

Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK (elected 2008)