Dr.   Shi-Qing     Wang

Dr. Shi-Qing Wang

Kumho Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-7108
Email: swang@uakron.edu


  • 1987 Ph.D., Physics, University of Chicago
  • 1982 B.S., Physics, Wuhan University, China

Dr. Wang's Research Website


Research Interests

Polymer physics and engineering: Rheological and rheo-optical properties of polymer melts, blends and solutions; polymer dynamics; processing, flow phenomena and effects in both commercial and model polymeric (amorphous and semi-crystalline) materials; fracture and mechanical properties of polymers.

Contact Information

Dr. Shi-Qing Wang
The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Email: swang@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-7108
Fax: (330) 972-5290


Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: macroscopic phenomenology and molecular foundation, Shi-Qing Wang, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ (2018).

Recent Publications

  1. "Illustrating the molecular origin of mechanical stress in ductile deformation of polymer glasses", X. X. Li, J. N. Liu, Z. N. Liu, M. Tsige and S. Q. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 077801 (2018).
  2. "Strain localization during squeeze of an entangled polymer melt under constant force", X. G. Li and S. Q. Wang, J. Rheol. 62, 491 (2018).
  3. "Watching shear thinning in creep: Entanglement-disentanglement transition", S. R. Ge, X. Y. Zhu and S. Q. Wang, Polymer 125, 254 (2017).
  4. "Origin of mechanical stress and rising internal energy during fast uniaxial extension of polymer melts", P. P. Lin, Z. G. Wang and S. Q. Wang, Polymer 124, 68 (2017).
  5. "Challenging conditions to observe shear banding in highly entangled polybutadiene solutions", Rheol.: open access 1, 104 (2017).
  6. "Effects of molecular weight reduction on brittle−ductile transition and elastic yielding due to noninvasive γ irradiation on polymer glasses", P.P. Lin et al. Macromolecules 50, 2447 (2017).
  7. "How and why polymer glasses lose their ductility due to plasticizers", Y. Zhao, J. N. Liu, X. X. Li, Y. Lu and S. Q. Wang, Macromolecules 50, 2024 (2017).
  8. "Experiments-inspired molecular modeling of yielding and failure of polymer glasses under large deformation", S.Q. Wang, S.W. Cheng, Polymer Glasses, ed. C. Roth, Taylor&Francis (2016).
  9. "Finite cohesion due to chain entanglement in polymer melts", S. W. Cheng, Y. Y. Lu, G. X. Liu and S. Q. Wang, Soft Matter 12, 3340 (2016).
  10. "Nonlinear rheology of entangled polymers at turning point", S. Q. Wang, Opinion Article, Soft Matter 11, 1454 (2015).
  11. "A phenomenological molecular model for brittle-ductile transition and yielding of polymer glasses", S. Q. Wang, S. W. Cheng, P. P. Lin and X. X. Li, J. Chem. Phys. 141, 094905 (2014).
  12. "Strain hardening in startup shear of long-chain branched polymer solutions", G. X. Liu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 068302 (2013).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Physical Society
  • Society of Rheology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • Fellow of American Physical Society (1997)
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (2014)

Research Group

See information at www.uakron.edu/rheology.