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Dr. Jong has conducted research and development projects in academic, industry and government organizations. He has 75 scientific publications including peer-reviewed publications, international patent publications, book chapters, proceedings, and abstracts for national and international meetings.


Dr. Jong contributes to polymer science and technology by developing new knowledge and applications in the areas of polymer networks, polymer blends, polymer thin films, polymer coatings, polymerization, cellulose/protein/starch materials, and bio-based polymer composites. These polymer systems have been studied with liquid/solid state nuclear magnetic resonance, light/x-ray/neutron scattering, dynamic/static mechanical methods, rheological methods, particle size analyzer, gel permeation chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and scanning electron microscopy. He also contributes to industries through product/process development.