Nealey Group

Hongbo Feng

Hongbo Feng was born in Zhengzhou, China. He obtained his BS degree at Zhengzhou University. Then he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012 and joined Professor Jimmy W. Mays’ research group to study the synthesis of well-defined block copolymers using living anionic polymerization techniques. After receiving his PhD in 2017, he moved to Chicago and joined Professor Nealey’s group as a postdoc to study high-χ block copolymers and their applications in directed self-assembly, co-advised with Professor Rowan.

Hongbo's research focuses on the self-assembly of well-defined high-χ block copolymers to achieve small feature size and perpendicular orientation without a top coating.

Wetting Behavior of A-block-(B-random-C) Copolymers with Equal Block Surface Energies on Surfaces Functionalized with B-random-C Copolymers

Hongbo Feng, Benjamin Kash, Soonmin Yim, Kushal Bagchi, Gordon SW Craig, Wen Chen, Stuart J Rowan, Paul F Nealey. Langmuir 2023, 39, 41, 14688–14698

Synthesis and Characterization of Amine-Epoxy-Functionalized Polystyrene-block-Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) to Manage Morphology and Covarying Properties for Self-Assembly

Hongbo Feng, Chang-Geun Chae, Christopher Eom, Gordon S. W. Craig, Stuart J. Rowan, and Paul F. Nealey. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 7, 2675–2685

Optimized design of block copolymers with covarying properties for nanolithography

Hongbo Feng, Moshe Dolejsi, Ning Zhu, Soonmin Yim, Whitney Loo, Peiyuan Ma, Chun Zhou, Gordon S. W. Craig, Wen Chen, Lei Wan, Ricardo Ruiz, Juan J. de Pablo, Stuart J. Rowan & Paul F. Nealey, Nat. Mater., 2022, 21, 1426–1433