Faculty, by Name

Peng TAO

Peng TAO

Institute of Composite Materials
Room 410,Material Building F


2002-2006, BS, Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology

2006-2008, ME, Tsinghua University

2008-2012, Ph. D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



2012-2013, Global Research Center Dow Corning Corporation, Midland,       Michigan, USA, Materials Research Scientist

2014-                School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Lecturer


Research Interests

Bioinspired functional materials, functional nanocomposite materials with focused interest on optical and thermal properties and applications


Selected Publications

1)        Tao, P., Shang, W., Song, C., Shen, Q., Zhang, F., Luo, Z., Yi, N., Zhang, D., Deng, T. (2014). Bio-inspired engineering of thermal materials. Advanced Materials, accepted.

2)        Wang, Z.+, Tao, P.+, Liu, Y., Xu, H., Ye, Q., Hu, H. Deng, T. (2014). Rapid charging of thermal energy storage materials through plasmonic heating. Scientific Reports, 4. 6246.

3)        Tao, P., Li, Y., Siegel, R. W., Schadler, L. S. (2013). Transparent luminescent silicone nanocomposites filled with bimodal PDMS-brush-grafted CdSe quantum dots. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1(1), 86-94.

4)        Tao, P., Viswanath, A., Li, Y., Siegel, R. W., Benicewicz, B. C., Schadler, L. S. (2013). Bulk transparent epoxy nanocomposites filled with poly(glycidyl methacrylate) brush-grafted TiO2 nanoparticles. Polymer, 54(6), 1639.

5)        Tao, P., Li, Y., Siegel, R. W., Schadler, L. S. (2013). Transparent dispensible highrefractive index ZrO2/epoxy nanocomposites for LED encapsulation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 130(5), 3785-3793.

6)        Li, Y.(+), Tao, P.(+), Viswanath, A., Benicewicz, B. C., Schadler, L. S. (2012). Bimodal surface ligand engineering: the key to tunable nanocomposites. Langmuir, 29(4), 1211-1220.

7)        Tao, P., Viswanath, A., Schadler, L. S., Benicewicz, B. C., Siegel, R. W. (2011). Preparation and optical properties of indium tin oxide/epoxy nanocomposites with polyglycidyl methacrylate grafted nanoparticles. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 3(9), 3638-3645.

8)        Tao, P., Li, Y., Rungta, A., Viswanath, A., Gao, J., Benicewicz, B. C., Siegel, R. W., Schadler, L. S. (2011). TiO2 nanocomposites with high refractive index and transparency. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21(46), 18623.


Research Projects

Functional polymer nanocomposites for advanced LED encapsulation project funded US NSF through Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;

Functional composite materials for energy storage project funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China;

Industrial collaboration projects with national and international companies