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Dr. rer. nat. Hongyan Jiang

Curriculum Vitae

  • April 2010 - December 2011: Postdoctor at the Universität zu Köln
  • January 2001 - July 2004 and January 2006 - October 2009: Project leader, Development of shape-memory polymers and medical devices at mNemoscience GmbH
  • August 2004 - December 2005: Department Head of Biomaterials, Institute of Technology and Development of Medical Products at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen)
  • July 1999 - December 2000: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctor, German Wool Institute (DWI) at Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen)
  • March 1999 - June 1999: Speak + Write Language School at Marburg University
  • February 1998 - February 1999: Postdoctor Research Associate at the Department of Macromolecular Science, Case Western Reserve University: "Development of sulfonated polyimide membranes for fuel applications"
  • September 1992 - December 1997: PhD Thesis: "Synthesis and ring-opening polymerization of macrocyclic oligomeric arylates and arylethers-a new route to high performance thermoplasctics", Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China
  • September 1988 - July 1992: Study of polymer chemistry at the Tianjin University, China
  • September 1982 - July 1988: Abitur, Jilin city 18 Middle school, China


  • H. Jiang, A. M. Schmidt, „The Structural Variety of Shape Memory Polymers”, in: Shape memory Polymers and Multifunctional Composites, J. Leng, S. Du, (Eds.), CRC press, 978-1-4200901-9-2, to be published 20th May, 2010.
  • H. Y. Jiang, S. Kelch, A. Lendlein, "Polymers move in response of light", Advanced Materials 18, 1471-1475 (2006).  link
  • F. Wang, T. L. Chen, J. P. Xu, T. X. Liu, H. Y. Jiang, Y. H. Qi, S. Z. Liu, X. Y. Li, "Synthesis and characterization of poly(arylene ether ketone) (co)polymers containing sulfonate groups", Polymer 47(11), 4148-4153 (2006).  link
  • A. Lendlein, H. Y. Jiang, O. Jürger, R. Langer, "Light-induced shape-memory polymers", Nature 434, 879-882 (2005).  link
  • H. Y. Jiang, T. L. Chen, J. P. Xu, "Synthesis, structure and polymerization of macrocyclic aromatic esters: a new route to high performance thermoplastics", Macromolecules 30, 2839-2842 (1997).  link
  • H. Y. Jiang, T. L. Chen, S. Q. Bo, J. P. Xu, "Novel Macrocyclic Precursors of Phenolphthalein Poly(arylene ether ketone) and Poly(arylene ether sulfone): Synthesis and Polymerization", Macromolecules 30, 7345 (1997).  link