Qinguo Fan, PhD

Bioengineering Department
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

Tel: (508) 999-9147 Fax: (508) 999-9139 Email: Qfan@umassd.edu

Rank: Professor
Primary Field of Teaching: Textile Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Color Science, and Environmental Science
Education: PhD, Color Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK, Oct. 1995
MS, Textile Chemistry, China Textile University, Shanghai, China, Feb, 1988
BS, Textile Chemistry, China Textile University, Shanghai, China, Feb, 1982
Professional Membership: American Chemical Society
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Fiber Society
Textile Institute
Society for Imaging Science and Technology
Prior Employments: China Textile University, Shanghai, China
Novel Textile Ltd, Mauritius

Academic Courses Taught:
Environmental Science and Business Dyeing, Printing and Finishing Color Science
Advanced Topics of Dyeing, Printing and Finishing Senior Thesis Graduate Thesis
Chemical Technology of Finishing Polymer Chemistry Physical Chemistry of Dyeing
Chemistry and Application of Dyes Non-Textile Application of Colorants Application of Dyes and Auxiliaries


Research: Dollar Value: >$1.8 million (Since 2001)

  • Reduction of Colorants in Textile Effluent
  • High Performance Finishing of Cellulosic Fabrics
  • UV Curable Water Repellent Finishing of Cellulosic Carpets
  • Multi-functional Finishing of cashion Fabrics
  • Dyeable Polypropylene via Nanotechnology
  • Novel Dyeing Auxiliaries for Better Dye Utilization
  • Environmentally Preferred Closed-Loop Textile Process (Bio-bleaching)
  • Responsive Surface Finishing
  • Nano Engineered Fire Resistant Composite Fibers
  • Nano-Crafted Layered Optical Filaments for Diffractive Colors
  • Coating and Laminating of Textiles For Fuel Cell
  • High Speed Digital Textile Printing
  • Use of TAML(R) for Decoloration of Dyehouse Effluent
  • Blue Light Curable Inks
  • Electrical Conductive Textiles

  • Publications:
  • US Patent: USP 6,646,026; Methods of Enhancing Dyeability of Polymers; November 11, 2003

  • Editor of Book: Chemical Testing of Textiles, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK, 2005

  • Book Chapters:
    1. Fabric chemical testing, chapter 5, Fabric Testing, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2008
    2. Polyolefin nanocomposite fibers and films, chapter 11, Polyolefin Fibers industrial and medical applications, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2008
    3. Dyeable polypropylene via nanotechnology, chapter 12, Nanofibers and nanotechnology in textiles, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2007
    4. Analysis of common chemicals used in textile wet processes, Chapter 4, Chemical Texting of Textiles, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005
    5. Analysis of chemicals used in fiber finishing, Chapter 5, Chemical Texting of Textiles, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005
    6. Chemical analysis of colorants, Chapter 10, co-author with K. Tapley, Chemical Texting of Textiles, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005
  • Peer Reviewed Journal Papers
    1. Sarang Deodhar, Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Qinguo Fan, Charles Wilkie, Cortache Marius, Nicholas Dembsey, Prabir K. Patra; Calcium carbonate and ammonium polyphosphate based flame retardant composition for polypropylene. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, In Press
    2. S. Ugbolue, S. Warner, Y. Kim, Q. Fan, C. Yang, O. Kyzymchuk and Y. Feng; The Formation and Performance of Auxetic Textiles, Part II: Geometry and Structural Properties, Journal of the Textile Institute, In Press
    3. S. Ugbolue, S. Warner, Y. Kim, Q. Fan, C. Yang, O. Kyzymchuk and Y. Feng; The Formation and Performance of Auxetic Textiles, Part I: Theoretical and Technical Considerations, Journal of the Textile Institute, In Press
    4. O. A. Hakeim, Q. Fan and Y. Kim, Preparation and Characterization of Nanoscale Organic Pigments, AATCC Review, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 56-63, 2010
    5. O. A. Hakeim, Q. Fan and Y. Kim, Encapsulation of Pigment Red 122 in UV Curable Resins via A Miniemulsion Technique, Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 3-8, 2010
    6. Okan Ala and Qinguo Fan, Applications of Conducting Polymers in Electronic Textiles, Research Journal of Textile & Apparel, Vol. 13, No.4, p. 51-68, 2009
    7. S.C. Ugbolue, S.B. Warner, Y.K. Kim, Q. Fan, C.L. Yang, O. Kyzymchuk, and Y. Feng, Design and Structure of Warp Knit Auxetic Fabrics, Technical Textiles (Russian), No. 17, Oct. 23, 2008 (http://www.rustm.net/catalog/article/1378.html)
    8. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Sarang Deodhar, Nicholas A. Dembsey, Qinguo Fan, Prabir K. Patra, Condensed-phase flame retardation in nylon 6-layered silicate nanocomposites: Films, fibers, and fabrics, Polymer Engineering & Science, Volume 48, Issue 4, Pages: 662-675, Published : April 2008, DOI 10.1002/pen.20993
    9. Qinguo Fan, Hongxia Xue and Yong K. Kim, Effect of UV Curable Pretreatments on the Color Quality of Inkjet Printed Polyester Fabrics, Research Journal of Textile & Apparel, Vol. 12, Issue 1, p. 1-8, January 2008
    10. Lalit Toshniwal, Qinguo Fan, Samuel C. Ugbolue, Dyeable polypropylene fibers via nanotechnology, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume: 106, Issue: 1, Pages: 706-711, Published: Oct. 5, 2007, DOI: 10.1002/app.26719
    11. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Sarang Deodhar, Nicholas Dembsey, Qinguo Fan, Paul D. Calvert, Steven B. Warner, Prabir K. Patra, Flame Retardancy and Char Microstructure of Nylon-6/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 104, No. 3, 1540每1550, 5 May 2007
    12. LIU Jinqiang, SHAO Jianzhong, WANG Guangming, LU Shuifeng, FAN Qinguo, Effect of Wool Surface Modification on Water Repellent and Oil Repellent Finishings, Acta Polymerica Sinica, No. 1, 75-80, 2007
    13. Alice E. Baillie, Steven B. Warner, Qinguo Fan, UV-Curable Coatings for Textiles: Water Repellent Finishes, AATCC Review, Vol. 5, No. 11, 35-39, Nov., 2005
    14. Yiqi Yang, Qinguo Fan and Samuel C. Ugbolue, Nanoclay and Modified Nanoclay as Sorbents for Anionic Cationic and Nonionic Dyes, Textile Research Journal, 75(8), 622每627, 2005
    15. G. Mani, Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, Y. Yang, Morphological Studies of Polypropylene Nanoclay Composites, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 97, 218每226, 2005
    16. Qinguo Fan, Sunil Hoskote, Yuejun Hou, Reduction of colorants in nylon flock dyeing effluent, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 112, 123每131, Aug. 2004
    17. Q. Fan, Y. Kim, M. Perruzzi and A. Lewis, Fabric Pretreatment and Digital Textile Print Quality, Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 47, No. 5, 400, Sept/Oct. 2003
    18. Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, A. Wilson, Y. Dar, and Y. Yang, Nanoclay-Modified Polypropylene with Acid and Disperse Dyeability, AATCC Review, Vol. 3, No. 5, 25, June 2003
    19. G. Mani, Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue and I. Eiff, Effect of Nanoparticle Size and Its Distribution on the Dyeability of Polypropylene, AATCC Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 22, Jan. 2003
    20. Q. Fan, D. Lewis, K. Tapley, The Characterization of Cellulose Aldehyde Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., Vol. 82, 1195, 2001
  • Conference Proceedings
    1. Qinguo Fan, Vishal Narvekar, Chetan Hire and Steve Warner, Use of Textiles in Fuel Cells, The 6th International Conference of Textile Research Division, National Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, April 5-7, 2009
    2. Qinguo Fan, High Speed Digital Textile Printing, Digital Textile Printing Meeting, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Office of Technical Assistance and Technology, Marlborough, MA, Oct. 16, 2008
    3. Qinguo Fan, Vishal Narvekar and Steve Warner, Polypropylene Composite Membranes for PEMFC, International Conference on Advanced Textile Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 15-19, 2008
    4. Chetan Hire and Qinguo Fan, Flocked Gas Diffusion Layer for PEMFC, Fiber Society Technical Conference, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 1 每 3, 2008
    5. Samuel C. Ugbolue, Olena Kyzymchuk, Yong K. Kim, Qinguo Fan, and Yani Feng, The Design and Formation of Warp Knit Auxetic Fabrics, Fiber Society Technical Conference, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 1-3, 2008
    6. Samuel C. Ugbolue, Steven B. Warner, Yong K. Kim, Qinguo Fan, Chen-Lu Yang, Olena Kyzymchuk and Yani Feng, The Design and Structure of Warp Knit Auxetic Fabrics, The 44th Congress of the International Federation of Knitting Technologists, St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 23 每 27, 2008
    7. Qinguo Fan, Color and Its Phenomena, New England Association of School Chemistry Teachers Annual Conference (NEASCT), UMass Dartmouth, MA, August 5, 2008
    8. Qinguo Fan, Lalit Toshniwal, Frank J. Scarano, and Samuel C Ugbolue, Effect of Processing Temperature on the Antimicrobial Properties of Polypropylene/ Montmorillonite Nanocomposites, Fiber Society Technical Conference, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 1-3, 2008
    9. Hongxia Xue, Qinguo Fan, Yong K. Kim, UV Curable Pretreatment of Polyester Fabrics for Inkjet Printing, NIP 23rd International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, Anchorage, AK, Sept. 16-21, 2007
    10. Prabir K. Patra, Yue Huo, Qinguo Fan, and Nicholas Dembsey Influence of polyborosiloxane on the flame retardancy of polyethylene terephthalate-clay nanocomposite, S12.33, MRS, Symposium S: Synthesis, Processing, and Properties of Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials, San Francisco, April 9-13, 2007
    11. Prabir K. Patra, Yue Huo, Qinguo Fan, and Nicholas Dembsey Influence of polyborosiloxane on the flame retardancy of polyethylene terephthalate-clay nanocomposite, PMSE preprints, Meeting 233: March 25-29, 2007, Chicago, IL, 2007
    12. Vishal V. Narvekar, Qinguo Fan, and Steve Warner, Transport Phenomena in Nafion-polypropylene Composite Membranes, COMSOL Users Conference 2006, Boston, Oct. 22-24, 2006
    13. Prabir K. Patra, Sarang Deodhar, Qinguo Fan, Steve Warner, Paul Calvert, Polypropylene based Novel Flame Retardant Nanocomposite Composition, Composites and Polycon 2006, American Composite Manufacturers Research Association (ACMA), St. Louis, MO, Oct 18-20, 2006
    14. Prabir Patra, Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Sandeep Razdan, Qinguo Fan, Yong K. Kim, Steven B. Warner, Paul D. Calvert, Nick Dembsey; Fire Retardancy and Morphology of Nylon 6-Clay Nanocomposite Compositions; 0887-Q02-01, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 887, Warrendale, PA, 2006
    15. Yassir Dar, Qinguo Fan, Samuel C. Ugbolue, Alton R. Wilson, and Yiqi Yang, Acid Dyeable Polypropylene Nanocomposite, Poster, NSTI Nanotech 2006, Boston, May 7-11, 2006
    16. Lalit Toshniwal, Frank J. Scarano and Qinguo Fan, Antibacterial Properties of Polypropylene/Clay Nanocomposites, AATCC International Conference, Boston, Oct. 25-27, 2005
    17. Vishal Narvekar, Qinguo Fan and Steve Warner, Modeling of PEM for Fuel Cell Performance, Poster, COMSOL Multiphysics Conference, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 23-25, 2005
    18. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Yong K. Kim, Qinguo Fan, Paul D. Calvert, Steve B. Warner and Prabir K. Patra, Flame Retardancy and Microstructure of Nylon 6/layered silicate nanocomposites, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Technical Conference, American Society for Composites, Philadelphia, Sept. 7-9, 2005
    19. Chunyan Pang, Samuel C. Ugbolue and Qinguo Fan, Biobleaching of 100% Cotton and Cotton/polyester Blends, The Joint Meeting of the 2nd International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry and the 9th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington DC, June 20-24, 2005
    20. Qinguo Fan, Color by Non-Dyeing Methods and Beyond, The 4th UMass Green Chemistry Conference, ATMC, UMass Dartmouth, January 14, 2005
    21. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Sarang Deodhar, Yong K. Kim, Qinguo Fan, Paul D. Calvert, Steve B. Warner and Prabir K. Patra, Structure and Properties of Nylon 6/Montmorillonite Nanocomposite Fibers, Poster, Materials Research Society Fall Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2004
    22. Qinguo Fan, Yong Kim, and Melynda Perruzzi, UV-Curable Pretreatments for Digital Printing Textile Substrates, Proceedings of NIP20, p. 597-601, Salt Lake City, UT, November 1-5, 2004
    23. Q. Fan, K. Ramaratnam, S. Ugbolue; Thermal Responsive Finishing of Textiles, Textile Institute 83rd World Conference, Shanghai, China, May 23-27, 2004
    24. Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, A. Wilson, Y. Dar and Y. Yang, Nanocomposite Polypropylene with Acid and Disperse Dyeability, IC&E, AATCC, Greenville, SC, Sept. 10-12, 2003
    25. Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, Y. Yang, A. Wilson and Y. Dar, Nanoclay-Modified Polypropylene with Acid and Disperse Dyeability, Nonwoven Enhancements 2003, INDA/AATCC, Raleigh, NC, June 19, 2003
    26. K. Ramaratnam, Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue; Responsive Finishing of Textiles Using Smart Polymer; Proceeding of American Physical Society Spring 2003 Meeting, Y17-014; Austin, TX; March 7, 2003
    27. G. Mani, Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue and I. Eiff; Size Reduction of Clay Particles in Nanometer Dimensions; Proceedings of Material Research Society 2002 Fall Meeting Symposium I; Boston, MA; Dec. 2002
    28. Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, Y. Yang, A. Wilson and Y. Dar, Nanoclay Modified Dyeable Polypropylene, 12th TANDEC International Nonwoven Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, November 20, 2002
    29. G. Mani, Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue and I. Eiff; Size Reduction of Clay Particles For Nanocomposite Polypropylene; Book of Abstract of Fiber Society Meeting 2002, p. 90; Natick, MA; Oct., 2002
    30. Q. Fan, S. C. Ugbolue, A. R. Wilson, Y. Dar and Y. Yang; Nanoclay Modified Dyeable Polypropylene; Book of Abstract of Fiber Society Meeting 2002, p. 71; Natick, MA; Oct., 2002
    31. Q. Fan, Y. Kim, M. Perruzzi and A. Lewis, Effects of Pretreatments on Print Qualities of Digital Printed Fabrics, accepted as a focal report, Proceedings of NIP 18, International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies, San Diego, CA, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2002
    32. S. Ugbolue, Q. Fan, A. Wilson, Y. Dar and Y. Yang, Dyeable Polypropylene via nanotechnology, Book of Extended Abstracts of Polymer Fibers 2002, Manchester, UK, July 10-12, 2002
    33. Q. Fan, S. Ugbolue, Y. Yang, A. Wilson and Y. Dar, Dyeable Polypropylene via Nanotechnology, TechTextil America, Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2002

    Professional Consultation Activities:
    1. Praxair CMP Products, Inc., Salem, NH, nonwoven coating and composite analysis
    2. Klear Vu Corporation, Fall River, MA, fabric finish development and quality assurance
    3. Box Wilcox, Upholstery Cleaner, Newton, MA, Color fastness to Dry cleaning
    4. Dyecraftsmen Inc., Taunton, MA, Analysis of contaminated water
    5. C. W. Fifield Co., Hingham, MA, Fiber identification in nonwoven samples, Finish analysis
    6. New England Ropes, Fall River, MA, Fiber Identification in rope samples
    7. Dupont, Wilmington, DE, Bleaching and resin finishing of Lycra/cotton blend fabric, spinning finish of Lycra fibers
    8. Lantor Inc, Mansfield, MA, Analysis of non-woven material for fibers and finishes
    9. NAFTA textile Mills, Manville, RI, Rayon dyeing
    10. Globe Manufacturing Co., Fall River, MA, Chlorine resistance of Spandex fiber/yarns
    11. Claremont Flock Co., Leominster, MA, Identification of impurity particles in flock samples, nylon dyeing and exhaustion
    12. Duro Industries, Inc. Fall River, MA, Printing and printing auxiliaries
    13. Whaling MFG. Co, Fall River, MA, Dyeing Quality control
    14. Industry Coating, Sterling, MA, Digital Textile Printing
    15. Fifield Inc., Hingham, MA, Quality control of nonwovens
    16. Kent Manufacturing, Pickens, SC, Wool finish analysis
    17. Amicale Industries, New York, NY, Stain removal
    18. Equistar Chemical, TX, Dyeable Polypropylene Fine Fiber
    19. Maine Molecular Quality Controls, Inc., Scarborough, ME, coloration of nylon microparticles used for biology application
    20. M.H. Stallman Co., Providence, RI, Fiber Identification
    21. Matec Applied Sciences, MA, Particles size analysis
    22. Prismatic Dyeing & Finishing, Newburgh, NY, Polypropylene dyeing
    23. Rhode Island Textiles, Providence, RI, Dyeing of cotton and cotton/pet blend yarns
    24. Vicky Tsatsis, Hot Sox Company and Polo Ralph Hosiery, New York, NY, colorfastness testing
    25. Bolger & O'Hearn, Inc., Fall River, MA, foreign particles analysis
    26. Brittainy Dyeing & Finishing, New Bedford, MA, Yarn analysis
    27. Guilford Mills Inc., Pine Grove, PA, quality control of textile wet processing
    28. JAS Import & Export S.R.L., Jr. Sinchi Roca 2832. Lince, Peru, knit goods defects analysis
    29. Raffi and Swanson, Inc., Wilmington, MA, acid dyeing fastness
    30. Dan River Inc., Harris, NC, odor analysis with SPME
    31. OTA/EOEA, MA, Textile printing and quality control, wastewater treatment

    Others:
    1. Judge at Massachusetts Region III Science Fair
    2. Judge at Massachusetts State Science Fair
    3. Reviewer for:
      1. US National Science Foundation
        US Civilian Research & Development Foundation
        Geogia National Science Foundation
        AATCC Review
        Polymer International
        Journal of Applied Polymer Science
        Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
        Textile Research Journal
        Research Journal of Textile and Apparel
        Carbohydrate Polymers
        Biotechnology & Bioengineering
        Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology
        Journal of the Textile Institute
        Biotechnology Progress
        Environmental Science & Technology
        Material Science and Engineering, Part C
        Dyes & Pigments


    Last updated on Jan. 2009