Expertise

Our group is pursuing new discoveries in science and technology, specifically in the areas of nano-structured polymers, nanocarbons, composites and the related applications in chemical vapor/liquid sensors, organic displays, fuel cells and alternative energy harvesting and storage.

  • Optically transparent, conducting films of carbon nanotubes on flexible substrates for device application, such as flexible display and organic solar cells
  • Fabrication of individual polymer nanofiber/nanotube devices for chemical vapor or analyte sensors and field effect transistors
  • Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible polymers for use as nanoparticulate drug carriers for controlled and targeted drug delivery
  • Green approaches to polymer/metal and nanocarbon/metal catalysts for fuel cell applications
  • Synthesis and characterization of conducting polymer nanotubes/nanofibers and composites with noble metals. Investigate their role in catalysis, capacitive energy and hydrogen storage
* Fundamental research in molecular self assembly using seeding methods Conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, sensors, nanocarbons, energy storage and harvesting.
Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University

Communities
Engineering
Degrees
PhD, University of Texas at Dallas, Chemistry, 2005
ME, Tianjin University, China, Materials Science and Engineering, 1999
BE, Tianjin University, China, Materials Science and Engineering, 1996
Keywords
soil sciences surfactants photovoltaics light emitting diodes global warming chemicals - materials chemical sciences materials science chemical physics solar physics fluorescence electronic devices electronic materials textiles fuel cells energy conservation materials chemistry pyrolysis chemistry photochemistry solar energy engineering chemicals monitoring metals or alloys transition metals photovoltaic materials physical properties materials preparation or fabrication radiation effects on materials surfaces and interfaces energy efficiency batteries energy storage systems energy testing or analysis carbon dioxide coal carbonization coal pyrolysis coal combustion alcohol fuels biomass fuels hydrogen fuels hydrogen fuel biosynthesis hydrogen fuel electrolysis hydrogen fuel transport hydrogen fuel water or gas processes methanol solar energy solar biomass conversion solar photochemical conversion photovoltaic cells energy faculty support
Languages
Chinese, Mandarin, English
Honors

Collaborative Research: Geopolymeric Nanocomposite, A Next Generation Material For Infrastructure Sustainability, National Science Foundation (NSF) (Auburn University), 2010-2013

Top 10 highly cited chemistry papers, Science Watch from Thomson Scientific (University of Texas at Dallas), 2006

Top 20 Most-Accessed Articles in Macromolecules, Macromolecules (University of Texas at Dallas), 2006

Outstanding Overseas Chinese Students Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China (University of Texas at Dallas), 2004

Associations
American Chemical Society
American Association of University Professors