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Professor Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates Supervisor of Master's Candidates
Alma Mater:Shandong University
Education Level:Postgraduate (Doctoral)
Dr. Zhonghua ZHANG has a full professor position in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University (Jinan, China). He is a head of Institute of Liquid Metal and Casting Technology, Shandong University. He was selected as a Young Tip-Top Talent of Wanren Jihua (2013), New Century Excellent Talent of Ministry of Education (2011), Taishan Scholar of Shandong Province (2019), and Distinguished Young Scientist of Shandong University (2018). He obtained his Ph.D degree from Shandong University in 2003. He was a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany) at Ruhr University Bochum working with Prof. Gunther Eggeler from Feb. 2014 to Oct. 2015. Then he got a permanent position in Shandong University at the end of 2005. His research interests mainly focus upon design and synthesis of metallic nanomaterials, as well as their properties and applications in energy conversion/storage and electro-catalysis. Prof. Zhang has published more than 170 papers on peer-reviewed journals, and has been awarded more than 10 Chinese patents.
- Alloy design and dealloying mechanisms: The techniques including (rapid) solidification, liquid-solid reaction, vapor-solid reaction, magnetron sputtering, and electro-deposition are used to fabricate alloy precursors. The dealloying mechanisms are investigated using operando techniques
- Fabrication and structural modulation of nanoporous metallic materials: Based upon the technological routes of ‘shape control by processing’ and ‘microstructure control by corrosion’, functional nanoporous metallic materials will be fabricated by dealloying, and their compositions/micro
- Energy storage: The group aims at probing the properties and applications of nanoporous metallic materials in secondary batteries like Li/Na/K ion batteries, Mg ion batteries, Li-air batteries, Zn-air batteries, etc. The energy storage mechanisms will be studied using operando XRD/Raman