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
Textiles and Apparel, Manufacturing Engineering, 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
batteries fuel cells energy testing or analysis coal combustion hydrogen fuels solar energy fluorescence coal pyrolysis energy conservation chemical sciences hydrogen fuel transport photovoltaic materials metals or alloys carbon dioxide soil sciences light emitting diodes electronic devices solar photochemical conversion textiles solar energy engineering materials science hydrogen fuel electrolysis global warming methanol chemicals monitoring hydrogen fuel water or gas processes surfaces and interfaces chemicals - materials transition metals radiation effects on materials photovoltaic cells energy storage systems hydrogen fuel biosynthesis photovoltaics energy efficiency physical properties solar biomass conversion coal carbonization materials preparation or fabrication pyrolysis chemistry electronic materials surfactants solar physics energy faculty support photochemistry alcohol fuels chemical physics biomass fuels materials chemistry
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