• ● Faculty and Staff
Zhong Zhang
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Subject categories:
Material Science
Mailing Address:
No.11,Beiyitiao Zhongguancun Beijing,china

06/06 – present Professor & Head of Division, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology 11/01 – 05/06 Guest Professor & Group Leader, Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), University of Kaiserslautern, Germany 09/00 – 11/01 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, IVW, Kaiserslautern, Germany 06/97 – 12/98 Visiting Scientist, Institute of Material Research II, Karlsruhe Research Centre, Germany and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK 09/85 - 07/90 B.S., Solid Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China (Hefei)

Polymer Nanocomposites

1. Chinese Academy of Sciences - Bayer AG Young Scientist Award, November 2008. 2. Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, October 2001. 3. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany, September 2000. 4. Excellence Prize of the Presidential Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Sciences, January 2000. 5. The Student Meritorious Paper Award, The 1999 Cryogenic Engineering and International Cryogenic Materials Conference, July 12-16, 1999, Montreal, Canada.



    1.Wang GR, Dai ZH, Wang YL, Tan PH, Liu LQ, Xu ZP, Wei YG, Huang R, Zhang Z: Measuring interlayer shear stress in bilayer graphene. Physical Review Letters 2017; 119: 036101.
    2.Dai ZH, Wang YL, Liu LQ, Liu XL, Tan PH, Xu ZP, Kuang J, Liu Q, Lou J, Zhang Z: Hierarchical graphene based films with dynamic self-stiffening for biomimetic artificial muscle. Advanced Functional Materials 2016; 26: 7003-7010.
    3.Wang GR, Dai ZH, Liu LQ, Hu H, Dai Q, Zhang Z: Tuning the interfacial mechanical behaviors of monolayer graphene/PMMA nanocomposites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016; 8: 22554-22562.
    4.Zhao LY, Zhao J, Liu YY, Guo YF, Zhang LP, Chen Z, Zhang H, Zhang Z: Continuously tuneable wettability using surface patterned shape memory polymers with giant deformability. Small 2016; 12: 3327-3333.
    5.Zeng Z, Jin H, Chen MJ, Li WW, Zhou LC, Zhang Z: Lightweight and hierarchically porous MWCNT/WPU composites for ultra-high performance electromagnetic interference shielding. Advanced Functional Materials 2016; 26: 303-310.
    6.Liu YY, Zhao J, Zhao LY, Li WW, Zhang H, Yu X, Zhang Z: High performance shape memory epoxy/carbon nanotube nanocomposites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016; 8: 311-320.
    7.Kuang J, Dai ZH, Liu LQ, Yang Z, Jin M, Zhang Z: Synergistic effects from graphene and carbon nanotubes enable ordered hierarchical structure foams with combination of compressibility, super-elasticity and stability, and their potential application as pressure sensors. Nanoscale 2015; 7: 9252-9260.
    8.Gao Y, Liu LQ, Zu SZ, Peng K, Zhou D, Han BH, Zhang Z: The effect of interlayer adhesion on the mechanical behaviors of macroscopic graphene oxide papers. ACS Nano 2011; 5: 2134-41.
    9.Gao Y, Liu LQ, Li JZ, Ma WJ, Zhou WY, Xie SS, Zhang Z: Axial compression of hierarchically structured carbon nanotube fiber embedded in epoxy. Advanced Functional Materials 2010; 20: 3797-3803.
    10.Ma WJ, Liu LQ, Zhang Z, Yang R, Liu G, Zhang TH, An XF, Yi XS, Ren Y, Niu Z, Li J, Dong H, Zhou W, Ajayan PM, Xie S-S: High-strength composite fibres: Realizing true potential of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrix through continuous reticulate architecture and molecular level coupling. Nano Letters 2009; 9: 2855-2861.


Community service:
Deputy Secretary General of the China Composite Materials Society, Editorial Board Member of Journal: Composites Science and Technology; Composites Part A; Journal of Composite Materials; Tribology International; Journal of Plastics Engineering; Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica

Commitment to research the situation:
Sponsored by key research projects on nanotechnology and key international collaboration project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, as well as key projects within the Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academic of Sciences. Also responsible for several contract research projects with leading international industries, e.g. Lenovo, Siemens, Bayer, Evonik Degussa, Merck, and Mitsubishi.