Jiahua Jack Zhu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
411A Whitby Hall
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325
E-Mail: jzhu1@uakron.edu
Office: (330) 972-6859

Education:

Ph.D.  Lamar University, 2009-2013
M.S.   Nanjing University of Technology, 2006-2009
B.S.   Yangzhou University, 2002-2006


Research Interests:

Intelligent composites Lab focuses on the fundamental study of polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) and carbon nanocomposites (CNCs) and their applications in the fields of energy conversion and storage, environment remediation, catalysis, electronic devices, bioengineering and ect. The research interest covers (a) mechanism study of magnetic field induced unique electrochemical behavior in various systems, such as supercapacitor, lithium ion battery, electrocatalytic reactions and electrochemical sensors, (b) electron-hole separation behavior of transition metal doped semiconductor targeting to a highly efficient photocatalytic process, (c) biomaterial based highly efficient nano-adsorbents for complete heavy metal removal from polluted water, and (d) external-stimuli (heat, mechanical stress, pH, electricity and magnetic field) responsive nanocomposites with easily measurable large signal contrast for novel sensor development.