Rowan 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

Side Chain Dipole Orientation and Its Effect on Microphase Separation: Experiment and Simulation via Structural Isomer Variation

Hongbo Feng, Ludwig Schneider, Whitney Loo, Gordon S. W. Craig, Christopher Eom, Zhongyang Wang, Ricardo Ruiz, Juan J. de Pablo, Stuart J. Rowan, and Paul F. Nealey. Macromolecules 2023, 56, 12, 4591–4601

Synthesis and Characterization of Block Copolymers for Nanolithography Based on Thiol-Ene “Click” Functionalized Polystyrene-Block-Polybutadiene

Hongbo Feng, Moshe Dolejsi, Ning Zhu, Philip J. Griffin,Gordon S. W. Craig, Wen Chen,Stuart J. Rowan, Paul F. Nealey, Adv. Funct. Mater.2022, 2206836