SUN Team

Qinmin Pan


Professor (Chemical Engineering; Polymer Chemistry and Physics)

B.Sc. Zhejiang University (1982)

Ph.D. Zhejiang University (1987)



Research Interests

Fundamental science of chemical engineering, sustainable development of polymer science & engineering, high performance elastomers, nanocatalysts, nanomaterials, optical materials, functional coatings, polymer life recycle, green energy, environmentally benign chemical technology and materials.

Representative Publications

2. Pan, Q.*, Wang H, Rempel, G. L.*, Poly(meth)acrylates, Chapter 11 in Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics, Ed. By Scrivener, M. and Carmical, P., Scrivener Publishing, Vol 3, pp429-492, May 2011.
3. Wang H., Pan,Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Micellar Nucleation Differential Microemulsion Polymerization, Euro. Polymer J., 2011, 47 (5), 973-980
4. Cheng, Z., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G.L.*, Modification of multiwall carbon nanotubes via soap-free emulsion polymerization of acrylonitrile, J Polym Sci, Part A: Polym Chem, 2010, 48(10), 2057-2062
5. Hydrogenation of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber in a Multistage Agitated Contactor: Experiments and Numerical Simulation, Zhang, L., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2010, 65, 2027
6. Continuous Process for Production of Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber using a Kenics Static Mixer Reactor, Madhuranthakam, C.R., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, AIChE J,2009, 55, 2934
7. Residence Time Distribution and Liquid Hold-up in Kenics KMX Static Mixer with Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Solution and Hydrogen gas System, Madhuranthakam, C.R., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2009, 64, 3320
8. Synthesis of core/shell structure of glycidyl-functionalized poly(methyl methaccrylate) latex nanoparticles via differential microemulsion polymerization, Norakankorn,C., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G.L.*, Kiatkamjonwong,S.*, Euro. Polym. J., 2009, 45, 2977.
9. Bimetallic dendrimer-encapsulated nanoparticles as catalysts: a review of the research advances, Peng, X., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2008, 37, 1619.
10. Synthesis of poly(methyl methacrylate) nanoparticles initiated by AIBN via differential microemulsion polymerization. Norakankorn, C., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Kiatkamjornwong, S., Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2007, 28, 1029.
11. Modeling of differential microemulsion polymerization for synthesizing nano-sized poly (methyl methacrylate) particles, He, G., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*,Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2007,46, 1682
12. Liquid phase mixing and gas hold-up in a multistage-agitated contactor with co-current upflow of air/viscous fluids, Zhang, L., Pan, Q*; Rempel, G. L.*, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2006, 61, 6189
13. Direct Catalytic Hydrogenation of Nitrile Butadiene Rubber Latex Using Wilkinson’s Catalyst, Wei, Z., Wu, J., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L., Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2005,26, 1768
14. Hydrogenation of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber Catalyzed by Ru(CH=CHPh)Cl(CO)(PCy3)2, Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G.L.*, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2004, 25, 843.
15. Synthesis of Polystyrene and Polystyrene/Poly(methyl methacrylate) Nanoparticles, He, G., Pan, Q.*, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2004, 25, 1545
16. Synthesis of nano-particles of spoly(methyl methacrylate) by differential micro-emulsion polymerization, He, G., Pan, Q.*, Rempel, G. L.*, Macromol. Rapid Commun.,2003, 24, 586

Representative Patents

1. Pan, Q., Rempel, G.L., Nano-sized hydrogenated diene-based latex particles, European Patent 09168709.5
2.  Pan, Q., Rempel, G.L., He, G., Nano-sized hydrogenated diene-based latex particles, European Patent 09168710.3
3. Pan, Q., Rempel, G.L., He, G., Nano-sized diene-based polymer latex particles, European Patent 09168713.7
4.  Rempel, G.L., Pan, Q., Wu, J., Organic Solvent-Free Hydrogenation of Diene-Based Polymers, US Patent 7,345,115
5.  Rempel, G.L., Pan, Q., Wu, J., Hydrogenation of diene-based polymer latex, US Patent 7,385,010
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