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Dr. Chen has joined the Department of NanoEngineeing at UC San Diego as an Assistant Professor since July 2016!  Please visit (http://zhengchen.eng.ucsd.edu/for more information!

Dr. Zheng Chen is a postdoc fellow in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University. He is currently working with Prof. Zhenan Bao and Prof. Yi Cui. Zheng received his Ph.D. (with Prof. Yunfeng Lu) from UCLA and B.S. from Tianjin University, both in Chemical Engineering. He is generally interested in materials for energy-related applications. His recent work is focused on using functional polymer materials to enhance energy density, cycling lifetime and safety of batteries. His Ph.D. work related to design and synthesis of nanostructured inorganic materials for various electrochemical energy storage devices. He was awarded Student Science Talented Award (Tianjin University), Department Outstanding Graduate Award (UCLA), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed PhD Students Studying Abroad and MRS Graduate Student Award.

        
           ZHENG CHEN, PhD

Department of Chemical Engineering
Stanford University
Tel: (310)-666-5176
Email: zchen8@stanford.edu



Education

Postdoctoral Associate: Chemical Engineering, Stanford University           03/2013-now

Ph. D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA                             09/2007-12/2012

B.E., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China P. R.                    09/2003-06/2007


Research Experience

Postdoctoral Associate: Advisor: Prof. Zhenan Bao (03/2013-now)

       Projects: functional polymers, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, energy storage

Ph.D.: Advisor: Prof. Yunfeng Lu (09/2007-12/2012)

       Projects: design and synthesis of nanomaterials, supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries

B.E.: Advisor: Prof. Zhongqiang Shan (03/2004-06/2007)

 Projects: electrochemical deposition, electrocatalysts, lithium-ion batteries

 
Professional Activities

1. Peer reviewer of journals (>140 reviews for 15 journals): ACS Nano, Angwante Chemie, Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., Chem. Sci., Chem. Commun., Nano Letters, Nano Energy, J. Mater. Chem., Sci Rep, etc.

2. Proposal review committee for: DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) in Sandia National Laboratories.

3. Member of: Material Research Society, American Chemical Society, and Electrochemical Society

Honors

1.  Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2013, UCLA Chemical Engineering
2.  MRS Graduate Student Award Silver Medal, 2012 spring
3.  Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2011-2012, UCLA
4.  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed PhD Students Studying Abroad,               2011
5.  Graduate Division Fellowship, 2007, 2009, UCLA
6.  Outstanding Senior Thesis Award, 2007, Tianjin University
7.  Student Science Talent Award, 2007, Tianjin University
8.   Liu Yong-Ling Scholarship, 2005, Tianjin University

Current Research Interests

1. Nanomaterials Design and Synthesis
2. Functional Polymers and Composites
3. 
Energy Storage and Conversion

Selected Publications

1.  Zheng Chen, Po-Chu Hsu, Jeffrey Lopez, Yuzhang Li, John W. F. To, Nan Liu, Chao Wang, Sean Andrew, Jia Liu, Yi Cui* and Zhenan Bao*, 2015, Nature Energy, in press (DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2015.9).

2. Yanhua Cheng,† Zheng Chen,† Haobin Wu, Meifang Zhu and Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Functional Materials, in press, (co-first author).

3.  Zheng Chen, Yiting Peng, FangLiu, Zaiyuan Le, Yunfeng Lu, and Hexing Li*Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 6802-6808.

4. John W. F. To,† Zheng Chen,† HongbinYao, Jiajun He, Kwanpyo Kim, Ho-Hsiu Chou, Lijia Pan, Jennifer Wilcox, Yi Cui and Zhenan Bao,* ACS Central Science, 2015, 1, 68-76. (co-first author, front cover)

5. Zheng Chen, Chao Wang, Jeffrey Lopez, Zhenda Lu, Yi Cui*, Zhenan Bao*, Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, 5: doi:10.1002/aenm.201401826

6.  Chao Wang, Hui Wu, Zheng Chen, Matthew T. McDowell, Yi Cui*, and Zhenan Bao*Nature Chemistry, 2013, 5, 1042-1048.

7. Yanhua Cheng,† Zheng Chen,† Meifang Zhu*, Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Energy Materials, 2015, 5: DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201401207. (co-first author)

8.  Zheng Chen, Yin Yuan, Huihui Zhou, Xiaolei Wang, Zhihua Gan*, Fosong Wang* and Yunfeng Lu*,  Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 339-345.

9.   Zheng Chen, John W. F. To, Chao Wang, Zhenda Lu, Nan Liu, Alex Chortos, Lijia Pan, Fei Wei, Yi Cui* and Zhenan Bao*, 2014, Advanced Energy Materials, 2014, 4: 1400207.

10.   Zheng Chen, Dieqing Zhang, Xiaolei Wang, Xilai Jia, Fei Wei, Hexing Li* and Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Materials, 2012, 24, 2030-2036.

11. Zheng Chen, Veronica Augustyn, Xilai Jia, Qiangfeng Xiao, Bruce Dunn* and Yunfeng Lu*, ACS Nano, 2012, 6(5), 4319-4327.

12. Xilai Jia,† Zheng Chen,† Arnold Suwarnasarn, Benjamin M. Wu, Fei Wei* and Yunfeng Lu*,  Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6845-6849. (co-first author)

13.  Zheng Chen, Jing Wen, Chunzhu Yan, Lynn Rice, Hiesang Sohn, Mei Cai*, Bruce Dunn and Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Energy Materials, 2011,1, 551-556.

14.  Zheng Chen, Veronica Augustyn, Jing Wen, Yuewei Zhang, Meiqing Shen*, Bruce Dunn* and Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 791-795.

15.   Zheng Chen, Yaochun Qin, Ding Weng, Qiangfeng Xiao, Yiting Peng, Xiaolei Wang, Hexing Li*, Fei Wei* and Yunfeng Lu*, Advanced Functional Materials, 2009, 19(21), 3420-3426.