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Jan-Chan Huang


Jan-Chan Huang
Dr. Jan Chan HuangEmeritus Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Plastics Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3428
  • Email

Research Interests

Physical properties of polymers, conducting polymers, thermodynamics of solutions, modeling and numerical methods

Physical properties of polymers, biopolymers, bioapplications of polymers, conducting polymers, electrical properties of polymers, composites, nanocomposites, rheology, thermodynamics of polymers and polymer blends and diffusion process in polymers.

Education

  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (1980), University of Wisconsin-Madison - Madison, Wisconsin
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (1975), National Taiwan University - Taiwan

Biography

Huang joined the Department in 1984. He has published 80 papers in the areas of: (1) Electrical conducting polymers, conducting composites, conducting blends, and electrical properties of polymers; (2) Thermodynamics and rheology of polymers and polymer blends; (3) Diffusion in polymers and controlled release processes. In addition, he holds four patents.

Selected Publications

  • Huang, J.C. (2016). Group estimation method for parameters of Flory–Orwoll–Vrij equation and free volume effects in polymer–solvent interaction parameters. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 414 88 - 92.
  • Huang, J. (2014). Liquid crystal solutions at infinite dilution: Enthalpy-entropy compensation of solutes transfer properties between phases. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 372 1-6.
  • Huang, J.C. (2013). Probe dependency of Flory-Huggins interaction parameters between solvents: Cases of hydrocarbons and isosteric derivatives. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 127(6) 5000-5006.
  • Huang, J.C. (2012). Linear solvation energy relationship and evaluation of mutual miscibility of polymers using inverse gas chromatography data. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124(2) 1295-1301.
  • Huang, J.C. (2011). Probe dependency of segmental interaction parameters in copolymers by inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 119(2) 719-725.
  • Huang, J.C. (2009). Estimation of solubility parameter components of solutes and polymers using heat of vaporization and heat of sorption of solutes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 112(4) 2027-2032.
  • Huang, J.C. (2009). Multiparameter solution model and evaluation of polymer-polymer miscibility using inverse gas chromatography data. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 113(6) 4085-4091.
  • Huang, J.C. (2007). Entropy-enthalpy compensation in solution properties of solutes at infinite dilution in nonpolar polymers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 104(2) 1241-1247.
  • Huang, J.C., Coca, J., Langer, S.H. (2007). Liquid crystal solutions at infinite dilution: Solute phase transfer free energy and solubility parameter variations at phase conversion temperatures. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 253(1) 42-47.
  • Huang, J.C. (2007). Probe dependency of polymer-plasticizer and polymer-polymer interaction parameters in inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 106(6) 4110-4116.
  • Huang, J.C. (2006). Anomalous solubility parameter and probe dependency of polymer-polymer interaction parameter in inverse gas chromatography. European Polymer Journal, 42(5) 1000-1007.
  • Huang, J.C., Lin, K., Deanin, R.D. (2006). Three-dimensional solubility parameters of poly(ε-caprolactone). Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 100(3) 2002-2009.
  • Huang, J.C., Sheehan, R.J., Langer, S.H. (2005). Entropy-enthalpy compensations in solutions of dual character molecules with polymeric chromatographic liquid phases. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(5) 1736-1743.
  • Huang, J.C., Deanin, R.D. (2005). Multicomponent solubility parameters of poly(vinyl chloride) and poly(tetramethylene glycol). Fluid Phase Equilibria, 227(1) 125-133.
  • Huang, J.C. (2005). Multiparameter solubility model of fullerene C60. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 237(1-2) 186-192.
  • Huang, J.C., Sheehan, R.J., Langer, S.H. (2005). Polymeric Entropy-Enthalpy Compensations in Solutions of Dual Character Molecules with Chromatographic Liquid Phases. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109(5) 1736-1743.
  • Tao, Z., Huang, J.C. (2005). Study on the melt fracture of metallocene poly(ethylene-octene) in capillary flow. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 98(2) 903-911.
  • Huang, J.C., Chu, Y., Wei, M., Deanin, R.D. (2004). Comparison of epoxy resins for applications in light-emitting diodes. Advances in Polymer Technology, 23(4) 298-306.
  • Huang, J.C., Deanin, R.D. (2004). Concentration dependency of interaction parameter between PVC and plasticizers using inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 91(1) 146-156.
  • Huang, J.C. (2004). Diffusion in polymer films with Langmuir adsorption and partial immobilization. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 53(5) 443-453.
  • Huang, J.C. (2004). Effect of mass transfer resistance on electrochemical biosensors with asymmetrical sandwich membranes. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 53(7) 577-586.
  • Huang, J.C., Langer, S.H., Sheehan, R.J. (2004). Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Study of the Solution Thermodynamics of Hydroxylic Derivatives in Selected Polymeric Liquids. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108(14) 4422-4431.
  • Huang, J.C. (2004). Methods to determine solubility parameters of polymers at high temperature using inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 94(4) 1547-1555.
  • Huang, J.C. (2004). Methods to determine solubility parameters of polymers using inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 91(5) 2894-2902.
  • Huang, J.C., Jennings, E.M. (2004). The effect of temperature on controlled release of heparin from polyurethane and ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 53(1) 69-78.
  • Huang, J.C. (2003). Analysis of the thermodynamic compatibility of poly(vinyl chloride) and nitrile rubbers from inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89(5) 1242-1249.
  • Huang, J.C. (2003). Determination of polymer-polymer interaction parameters using inverse gas chromatography. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 90(3) 671-680.
  • Huang, J.C., Tao, Z. (2003). Melt fracture, melt viscosities, and die swell of polypropylene resin in capillary flow. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 87(10) 1587-1594.
  • Huang, J.C. (2003). Miscibility of PVC with chlorinated PE and chlorinated PVC. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 52(8) 673-683.
  • Huang, J.C., Xu, J. (2003). Thermal degradation of polypropylene in a capillary rheometer. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 52(3) 203-209.
  • Huang, J.C. (2002). A segregation approach to molecular weight control in controlled degradation of polymers. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 51(9) 841-850.
  • Huang, J.C., Wu, C., Burke, D.M. (2002). Effect of mixing on dynamic mechanical properties of ternary blends of carbon black, polypropylene, and ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 51(12) 1095-1105.
  • Tao, Z., Huang, J.C. (2002). Observation of melt fracture of polypropylene resins in capillary flow. Polymer, 44(3) 719-727.
  • Huang, J.C., Leong, K. (2002). Shear viscosity, extensional viscosity, and die swell of polypropylene in capillary flow with pressure dependency. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 84(6) 1269-1276.
  • Huang, J.C. (2001). A model of controlled release of polymer-dispersed drug systems containing regulatory particles. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 49(3) 367-377.
  • Huang, J.C., Liu, H., Liu, Y. (2001). Diffusion in polymers with concentration dependent diffusivity. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 49(1) 15-24.
  • Huang, J.C., Liu, H., Liu, Y. (2001). Melt viscosity of metallocene ethylene-octene copolymers. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 40(1) 79-88.
  • Huang, J.C. (2001). MODEL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE OF POLYMER-DISPERSED SYSTEMS CONTAINING REGULATORY PARTICLES. International Journal of Polymeric Materials; 49, No.3, 2001, p.367-77.
  • Huang, J.C., Wu, C., Grossman, S.J. (2000). Carbon black-filled conductive polymers of polypropylene, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, and their ternary blends. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 20(3) 213-223.
  • Huang, J.C., Sirani, V. (2000). Controlled degradation of polypropylene by reactive extrusion. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 46(1-2) 151-155.
  • Huang, J.C., Muangchareon, P., Grossman, S.J. (2000). Effects of carbon black on mechanical properties of polycarbonate-polypropylene blends. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 20(2) 111-120.
  • Huang, J.C., Hung, C. (2000). Melt viscosities and mechanical properties of PC/SAN blends. International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 46(3-4) 683-694.
  • Huang, J.C., Wu, C. (2000). Processability, mechanical properties, and electrical conductivities of carbon black-filled ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. Advances in Polymer Technology, 19(2) 132-139.
  • Huang, J.C., Yang, Z., Grossman, S.J. (1999). Effects of moisture on mechanical properties of rubber-modified nylon-66. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 19(5) 305-314.
  • Huang, J.C., Chuang, S., Su, T., Grossman, S.J. (1999). The effects of plasticizers on carbon black-filled elastomers. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 19(1) 39-52.
  • Huang, J.C., Huang, H. (1997). Carbon black filled metallocene ethylene-octene copolymers. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 17(3) 213-229.
  • Huang, J.C., Chu, Y. (1996). Blend-curing of epoxies with Jeffamine and diethyltoluenediamine. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 16(1-2) 51-71.
  • Huang, J.C., Wu, T., Wu, C. (1995). Effects of moisture on mechanical properties of glass-filled nylon-6,6. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, 4(3) 199-203.
  • Huang, J.C. (1995). EMI shielding plastics: a review. Advances in Polymer Technology, 14(2) 137-50.
  • Huang, J.C., Shen, H.F., Chu, Y.T. (1994). Melt viscosity of polycarbonate-polyolefin blends. Advances in Polymer Technology, 13(1) 49-55.
  • Wang, M., Huang, J.C. (1994). Nylon 1010 properties and applications. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 13(2) 155-74.
  • Huang, J.C., Kothari, B.P. (1994). Properties of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer filled with nickel coated graphite fiber. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials, 3(4) 253-7.
  • Huang, J.C., Chang, D.C., Deanin, R.D. (1993). Analysis of PVC blends by three-dimensional solubility parameters. Advances in Polymer Technology, 12(1) 81-90.
  • Huang, J.C., Gu, F. (1992). Thermoplastic epoxies from n-alkylamines. Advances in Polymer Technology, 11(3) 213-21.
  • Phillips, G., Suresh, R., Waldman, J., Kumar, J., I-Chen, J., Tripathy, S., Huang, J.C. (1991). Dielectric properties of polypyrrole doped with tosylate anion in the far infrared and microwave. Journal of Applied Physics, 69(2) 899-905.
  • Mandal, B.K., Kumar, J., Huang, J.C., Tripathy, S. (1991). Novel photo-crosslinked nonlinear optical polymers. Makromolekulare Chemie, Rapid Communications, 12(1) 63-8.
  • Mandal, B.K., Chen, Y.M., Jeng, R.J., Takahashi, T., Huang, J.C., Kumar, J., Tripathy, S. (1991). Thin film processing of NLO materials. I. Studies on relaxation behavior of corona poled aromatic dipolar molecules in a polymer matrix. European Polymer Journal, 27(7) 735-41.
  • Huang, J.C., Shetty, A.S., Wang, M.S. (1990). Biodegradable plastics: a review. Advances in Polymer Technology, 10(1) 23-30.
  • Phillips, G., Suresh, R., Chen, J.I., Kumar, J., Waldman, J., Huang, J.C., Tripathy, S. (1990). Dielectric properties of polypyrrole doped with tosylate anion in the far infrared. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 190 27-33.
  • Phillips, G., Suresh, R., Chen, J.I., Waldman, J., Kumar, J., Tripathy, S., Huang, J.C. (1990). Infrared dielectric behavior of polypyrrole doped with tosylate. Solid State Communications, 76(7) 963-6.
  • Chen, J.I., Moody, R.A., Huang, J.C., Tripathy, S.K. (1990). Synthesis and characterization of electroactive polymers based on pyrrole. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 190 19-26.
  • Huang, J.C., Dharia, A.N. (1989). Dynamic and steady shear rheological properties of a polydisperse polystyrene. Advances in Polymer Technology, 9(1) 11-16.
  • Pai, C.C., Jeng, R.J., Grossman, S.J., Huang, J.C. (1989). Effects of moisture on thermal and mechanical properties of nylon-6,6. Advances in Polymer Technology, 9(2) 157-63.
  • Limtasiri, T., Grossman, S.J., Huang, J.C. (1989). Kinetic studies of the crystallization of nylon-6 block copolymers. Polymer Engineering and Science, 29(8) 493-8.
  • Deanin, R.D., Rawal, S.S., Shah, N.A., Huang, J.C. (1989). Polyblends of polyvinyl chloride with ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers. Miscibility and practical properties. Advances in Chemistry Series, 222(-) 403-13.
  • Huang, J.C., Shen, H.F. (1989). PRESSURE EFFECT IN CAPILLARY RHEOMETER. Advances in Polymer Technology; 9,No.3,Fall 1989,p.211-5.
  • Huang, J.C., Wang, M.S. (1989). Recent advances in ABS/polycarbonate (PC) blends. Advances in Polymer Technology, 9(4) 293-9.
  • Limtasiri, T., Grossman, S.J., Huang, J.C. (1988). Kinetic studies of the polymerization of nylon 6 block copolymers. Polymer Engineering and Science, 28(18) 1145-51.
  • Awojulu, E.A., Deanin, R.D., Huang, J.C. (1988). Mixing characteristics of PC/PET polyblends in processing equipment. Advances in Polymer Technology, 8(4) 407-15.
  • Muni, K.P., Sawan, S.P., Huang, J.C. (1986). Rheological properties of silica-filled phenoxy solutions. Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 27(1) 284-5.
  • Huang, J.C., Rothstein, D., Madey, R. (1985). Analytical solution for a first-order reaction in a packed bed with diffusion. Reply to comments. AIChE Journal, 31(8) 1407.

Selected Presentations

  • Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Display, March 2000 - Taiwan
  • PVC Additives, August 1997 - Taiwan
  • Polymer Blends, December 1996 - Taiwan
  • EMI Shielding Plastics, December 1994 - Taiwan
  • "Controlled Release from Modified Poly(2-Hydroxylethyl Methacrylate) Hydrogel" - IUPAC International Symposium on Functional and High Performance Polymers, November 1994 - Taipei, Taiwan
  • PVC Additives, July 1994 - Taiwan
  • "Properties of ABS/NCG Fiber Blends" - First Annual Symposium/Workshop Institute of Plastics Innovation, March 1994 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass
  • EMI Shielding Plastics, January 1994 - Taiwan
  • Engineering Plastics and Their Alloys, January 1992 - Taiwan
  • "Strategy for the Development of Macromolecular Nonlinear Optical Materials" - Our Future, International SAMPE Electronics Conference Series, 1990
  • "Second Harmonic Generation in Thermosetting Polymers" - Proceedings of the Material Research Society Fall Meeting, 1990
  • "Novel Photocross-linked Second Order Nonlinear Optical Polymers" - Proceedings of the Material Research Society, Fall Meeting, 1990
  • "The Search for Compatibility in Blends of Ethylene/Vinyl Acetate Copolymers with Polystyrene and MABS" - ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 1989
  • "Electrically Conductive Membranes: Synthesis and Applications" - ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, 1989
  • Kinetics of Ring Opening Reaction of Caprolactam, July 1988
  • "Polyblends of Polyvinyl Chloride with Ethylene/Vinyl Acetate Copolymers : Miscibility and Practical Properties" - ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 1987
  • "Rheological Properties of Silica Filled Phenoxy Solutions" - Polymer Preprints, 1986
  • The Effect of Radiation and Aging on Physical Properties of Radio-Opaqu, April 1985

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Huang, J.C."," US Patent 5,484,821 United States
  • Patent - Huang, J.C."," US Patent 5,223,356 United States
  • Patent - Huang, J.C."," US Patent 5,290,824 United States
  • Patent - Huang, J.C."," US Patent 5,112,881 United States

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • (), Grant -
    Huang, J.
  • Project # 06-04877 (1989), Sponsored Research - Mass. Centers for Excellence Corporation
    Kumar, J., Tripathy, S. (Supporting), Huang, J.C. (Supporting)