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Hongyang Ma, Research Professor

Hongyang Ma

B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Jilin University, 1997
M.S. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Jilin University, 2000
Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Peking University, 2003

413 Chemistry
Phone: (631) 632-7892
Email:  hongyang.ma@stonybrook.edu

Employment History

Research Professor, Stony Brook University, 2018-present
Research Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University, 2012-2018
Research Scientist, Stony Brook University, 2010-2012
Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry Department, Stony Brook University, 2005-2010

Other Appointments

Member of National Academy of Inventors, Stony Brook University Chapter, 2017-present.
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, The Open Conference Proceedings Journal (ISSN 2210-2892), 2015-present
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, The Open Surface Science Journal (ISSN 1876-5319), 2011-present
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Modern Textile Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-9127), 2011-present

Research Interests

Membrane Science and Technology

Highly permeable nanofibrous composite membranes with novel hierarchically tiered structure are developing for extensive separation applications. A variety of nanofibers either from natural resources such as polysaccharide nanofibers or from synthetic materials processed by electrospinning technique are employed to build up the tiered structure of the membrane. Surface chemical modification of fibrous components issues varying special separation and catalytic functions to the membrane. New concept, new structure, as well as new materials are involved which increase the separation efficiency many times higher than that of commercially available counterparts, and offer the possibility for scaling up the production.

Nanotechnology Based on Natural Materials

We are interested in fabrication and application of nano-scaled materials from universal natural materials, such as cellulose, chitin, protein, and nanoclay. With chemical and mechanical methodologies, novel nano-scaled materials are prepared from natural resources and used for various applications. There are fundamental researches including organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and material chemistry and physics involved in the projects.

Publications

Patents

  1. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Hongyang Ma, and Nobuyuki Taniguchi. Polyolefin Nanocomposites with Functional Ionic Liquids and Carbon Nanofillers. US patent#: 8211958
  2. Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Jie Wei, Hongyang Ma, and Feng Zuo. Novel Ionic Liquids, Functionalized Particulates, and Fluoropolymer Composite. US patent#: 8563657, 9255195.
  3. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Hongyang Ma. High Flux Fluid Separation Membranes Comprising a Cellulose or Cellulose Derivative Layer. US patent#: 9010547.
  4. Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Hongyang Ma. High Flux High Efficiency Nanofiber Membranes and Methods of Production Thereof. US patent#: 9511329.

Book Chapters

  1. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin Chu, and Benjamin S. Hsiao. (Chap.) Handbook of Fibrous Materials Vol 2. Edited by Jinlian Hu, Wiley-VCH, 2018.
  2. Hongyang Ma and Benjamin S. Hsiao, (Chap. 4) Filtering Media by Electrospinning: Next Generation Membranes for Separation Applications. Edited by Seeram Ramakrishna, Springer, 2018.
  3. Hongyang Ma and Benjamin S. Hsiao, (Chap.) Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - Membrane Desalination Systems: The Next Generation. Edited by Efrem Curcio et al., Elsevier, 2018.
  4. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. (11 issues) Encyclopedia of Membranes. Edited by Enrico Drioli, Springer, 2013.
  5. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, and Benjamin S. Hsiao. (Chap. 15) Functional Nanofibers and Applications.Edited by Qufu Wei, Wood Publishing Limited, UK, 2012, pp 331-370.
  6. Hongyang Ma and Xinhua Wan. (Chap. 4) Ionic Liquids in Polymer System: Solvents, Additives, and Novel Applications. ACS Symposium series book, Edited by Chris Brazel and Robin Rogers, ACS Washington DC, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp 51-69.

Articles in Scientific Journals

  1. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Nanocellulose extracted from defoliation of ginkgo leaves”, MRS Advances, 2018, DOI: 10.1557/adv.2018.148.
  2. Xiao Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Thin-film nanofibrous composite reverse osmosis membranes for desalination”, Desalination, 2017, 420, 91-98.
  3. Zhe Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Super-hydrophobic modification of porous natural polymer “luffa sponge” for oil absorption”, Polymer, 2017, 126, 470-476.
  4. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Modification of carbon nanotubes with fluorinated ionic liquid for improving processability of fluoro-ethylene-propylene”, European Polymer Journal, 2017, 87, 398-405.
  5. Zhe Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, “Super-hydrophobic polyurethane sponges for oil absorption”, Separation Science and Technology, 2017, 52, 221-227.
  6. Zhe Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Fabrication of cellulose nanofiber-based ultrafiltration membranes by spray coating approach”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2017, 134, 44583.
  7. Lihong Geng, Lengwan Li, Haoyang Mi, Binyi Chen, Priyanka Sharma, Hongyang Ma, Bnejamin S. Hsiao, Xiangfang Peng, Tairong Kuang. “Superior impact toughness and excellent storage modulus of poly(lactic acid) foams reinforced by shish-kebab nanoporous structure”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 21071-21076.
  8. Yang Liu, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, Andy H. Tsou. “Improvement of meltdown temperature of lithium-ion battery separator using electrospun polyethersulfone membranes”, Polymer, 2016, 107, 163-169.
  9. Ying Su, Christian Burger, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Morphological and property investigations of carboxylated cellulose nanofibers extracted from different biological species”, Cellulose, 2015, 33, 3127-3135.
  10. Yang Liu, Hongyang Ma, Brendan Liu, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu. “High-performance nanofibrous membrane for removal of Cr(VI) from contaminated water”, Journal of Plastic Film & Sheeting, 2015, 31, 379-400.
  11. Ying Su, Christian Burger, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin Chu, Benjamin S. Hsiao. “Exploring the nature of cellulose microfibrils”, Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 1201-1209.
  12. Rui Yang, Ying Su, Christian Burger, Katherine B. Aubrecht, Xiao Wang, Hongyang Ma, Robert B. Grubbs, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu. “Thiol-functionalized chitin nanofibers for As (III) adsorption”, Polymer, 2015, 60, 9-17.
  13. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Functionalized electrospun nanofibrous microfiltration membranes for removal of bacteria and viruses”, Journal of Membrane Science, 2014, 452, 446-452.
  14. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Fabrication and characterization of cellulose nanofiber based thin-film nanofibrous composite membranes”, Journal of Membrane Science, 2014, 454, 272-282.
  15. Hongyang Ma, Xuming Chen, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Improving toughness of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with ionic liquid modified carbon nanofiber”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 160-165.
  16. Xiao Wang, Tsung-Ming Yeh, Zhe Wang, Rui Yang, Zhe Wang Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu. “Nanofiltration membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization on thin-film nanofibrous composite scaffold”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 1358-1366.
  17. Rui Yang, Katherine B. Aubrecht, Hongyang Ma, Robert B. Grubbs, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu. “Thiol-modified cellulose nanofibrous composite membranes for chromium (VI) and lead (II) adsorption”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 1167-1176.
  18. Zhe Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu, “Nanofibrous ultrafiltration membranes containing cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol) and cellulose nanofiber composite barrier layer”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 366-372.
  19. Xiao Wang, Tsung-Ming Yeh, Zhe Wang, Rui Yang, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, Benjamin Chu. “Nanofiltration membranes prepared by interfacial polymerization on thin-film nanofibrous composite scaffold”, Polymer, 2014, 55, 1358-1366.
  20. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Electrospun nanofibrous membrane for heavy metal ion adsorption”, Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, 17, 1361-1370.
  21. Mahati Elluru, Hongyang Ma, Michael Hadjiargyrou, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible hydrogel using pluronics-based block copolymers”, Polymer, 2013, 54, 2088-2095.
  22. Yang Liu, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “High-flux microfiltration filters based on electrospun polyvinylalcohol nanofibrous membranes”, Polymer, 2013, 54, 548-556.
  23. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Highly permeable polymer membranes containing directed channels for water purification”, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 723-726.
  24. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Nanofibrous microfiltration membrane based on cellulose nanowhiskers”, Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 180-186.
  25. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine cellulose nanofibers as efficient adsorbents for removal of UO 2 2+ in water”, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 213-216.
  26. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine cellulose nanofibers: New nano-scale materials for water purification”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 7507-7510.
  27. Hongyang Ma, Christian Burger, Benjamin Hsiao and Benjamin Chu. “Ultra-fine polysaccharide nanofibrous membranes for water purification”, Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12, 970-976.
  28. Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Thin-film nanofibrous composite membranes containing cellulose or chitin barrier layer fabricated by ionic liquids”, Polymer, 2011, 52, 2594-2599.
  29. Anna Sato, Ran Wang, Hongyang Ma, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Novel nanofibrous scaffolds for water filtration with bacteria and virus removal capability”, Journal of Electron Microscopy, 2011, 60, 201-209.
  30. Hongyang Ma, Kyunghwan Yoon, Lixia Rong, Yimin Mao, Zhirui Mo, Zachary Hollander, Joseph Gaiteri, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “High-flux thin-film nanofibrous composite ultrafiltration membranes containing cellulose barrier layer”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20, 4692-4704.
  31. Hongyang Ma, Kyunghwan Yoon, Lixia Rong, Mina Shokralla, Andrey Kopot, Xiao Wang, Dufei Fang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Thin-film nanofibrous composite ultrafiltration membranes based on polyvinyl alcohol barrier layer containing directional water channels”, Industry & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2010, 49, 11978-11984.
  32. Lewis Yung, Hongyang Ma, Xiao Wang, Kyunghwan Yoon, Ran Wang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Fabrication of thin-film nanofibrous composite membranes by interfacial polymerization using ionic liquids” Journal of Membrane Science, 2010, 365, 52-58.
  33. Yan Guan, Xiaofang Chen, Hongyang Ma, and Xinhua Wan. “Order-order transition induced by mesophase formation in a novel type of diblock copolymers based on poly(isobutyl methacrylate) and poly[2,5-di(isopropyloxycarbonyl)styrene”, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 922-927.
  34. Zhaohui Tang, Changquan Qiu, Jeffery R. McCutcheon, Kyunghwan Yoon, Hongyang Ma, Dufei Fang, Eric Lee, Klint Copp, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “Design and fabrication of electrospun polyethersulfone nanofibrous scaffold for high flux nanofiltration membrane”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2009, 47, 2288-2300.
  35. Zhaohui Tang, Jie Wei, Lewis Yung, Bowei Ji, Hongyang Ma, Changquan Qiu, Kyunghwan Yoon, Fen Wan, Dufei Fang, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Benjamin Chu. “UV-cured poly(vinyl alcohol) ultrafiltration nanofibrous membrane based on electrospun nanofiber scaffolds” Journal of Membrane Science, 2009, 328, 1-5.
  36. Shengmin Gong, Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Yongfeng Zhao, Jiyu He, and Qi-Feng, Zhou. “Synthesis and characterization of new cyno-group functionalized ionic liquids and their rheological properties”, Chemical Journal of Chinese University, 2006, 27, 761-766.
  37. Shengmin Gong, Hongyang Ma, and Xinhua Wan. “Atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate induced by an initiator derived from an ionic liquid”, Polymer International, 2006, 55, 1420-1425.
  38. Qiang Zhao, Dongping Zhan, Hongyang Ma, Meiqin Zhang, Yifang Zhao, Ping Jing, Zhiwei Zhu, Xinhua Wan, Yuanhua Shao, and Qiankun Zhuang. “A novel electrochemical biosensor for the detection of uric acid and adenine”, Frontiers in Bioscience, 2005, 10, 326-334.
  39. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Reverse atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl mehtacrylate in room-temperature ionic liquids”, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2003, 41, 143-151.
  40. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Reverse atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate in imidazolium ionic liquids”, Polymer, 2003, 44, 5311-5316.
  41. Hongyang Ma, Xinhua Wan, Xiaofang Chen, and Qi-Feng Zhou. “Design and synthesis of novel chiral ionic liquids and their application in free radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate”, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 2003, 3, 265-170.
  42. Hongyang Ma, Yaoxian Li, Hongwen Zhang, Jingyuan Wang, Feng Li, and Xinyi Tang. “Synthesis and characterization of polyphosphazenes with sulfur-bearing substituents”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2002, 73, 93-96.
  43. Hongyang Ma, Jingyuan Wang, Xiaoqiang Yu, Jun Tang, and Xinyi Tang. “P(EMA-GMA)/SiO 2 hybric polymeric materials prepared by the sol-gel process”, Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2000, 4, 402-406.
  44. Hongwen Zhang, Hongyang Ma, Hongtu Li, and Jingyuan Wang. “Synthesis and characterization of a polymer-metal complex from bisphenol A polyhydroxy ether with fulfur-bearing side-groups”, Polymer International, 2002, 51, 1129-1134.