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Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings Technologies International conference

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Prof. Boxin Zhao

University of Waterloo, Canada

Dr. Boxin Zhao is a professor in the department of Chemical Engineering Professor and a member of the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology, Institute for Polymer Research, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the McMaster University in 2004, worked as a postdoc at UCSB in 2005-2008. He established the Surface Science and Bionanomaterials Laboratory at the University of Waterloo in 2008 and has been the head of the laboratory since then. The laboratory has been well known for its interdisciplinary research capacity to take on both fundamental and applied research projects, and has collaborated widely with industrial partners to address industrial challenges and societal needs. His research interests include smart polymers, sustainable polymers, microplastic degradation, antimicrobial coatings and composites, hydrogels, bionanomaterials, soft materials and interface, biomimetic adhesion, electrically conductive polymers and adhesives, soft robotic devices, advanced manufacturing, etc. He has 100+ peer-refereed papers on the top journals including Macromolecules, Advanced Materials, Nature Materials, and Progress in Polymer Sciences, and has delivered many presentations in national and international conferences. For more details, please see https://uwaterloo.ca/surface-science-bio-nanomaterials-laboratory/