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Guang Zhu

Guang Zhu

Graduate Research Assistant

Office: IPST
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 404-894-9140
Email: gzhu7@gatech.edu
Mailing Address: IPST building 276Z
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318-5794
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors

Biosketch

  • Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008~present
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2004~2008

Research Area

  • Synthesizing semiconducting nanomaterials
  • Designing, fabricating, and testing electronic devices based on semiconducting nanomaterials, such as nanogenerators, solar cells, and pressure/strain sensors.

Publications

    [1]. Guo, W.; Xu, C.; Zhu, G.; Pan, C. & Wang, Z. L. Optical-Fiber/TiO2-Nanowire-Arrays Hybrid Structures with Tubular Counterelectrode for High-Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell. J. Am. Chem. Soc. submitted.

    [2]. Zhu, G.; Zhou, Y. S.; Wang, S. H.; Ding, Y.; Wang, X. & Wang, Z. L. Synthesis of vertically aligned ultra-long ZnO nanowires on heterogeneous substrates with catalyst at the root. ACS Nano submitted.

    [3]. Kushima, A.; Liu, X. H.; Zhu, G.; Ju, W.; Wang, Z. L. & Huang, J. Y. Leapfrog cracking and nano-amorphization of ZnO nanowire during in-situ electrochemical lithation. Nano Lett. online.

    [4]. Guo, P., Zhu, G., Song, H., Chen, X., Graphene-encapsulated iron microspheres on the grapheme nanosheets. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Online.

    [5]. Pan, C., Luo, Z., Xu, C., Luo, J., Liang, R., Zhu, G., Wu, W., Wang, Z. L. Wafer-scale high-throughput ordered arrays of Si and coasial Si/Si1-xGex wires: fabrication, characterization, and photovoltaic application. ACS Nano 5, 6629-6636 (2011).

    [6]. Hu, Y. F., Zhang, Y., Xu, C., Zhu, G., & Wang, Z. L. High-output nanogenerator by rational unipolar assembly of conical nanowires and its application for driving a small liquid crystal display. Nano Lett. 10, 5025-5031 (2010).

    [7]. Zhu, G., Yang, R. S., Wang S. H., & Wang, Z. L. Flexible high-output nanogenerator based on lateral ZnO nanowire array. Nano Lett. 10, 3151-3155 (2010).

    [8]. Zhu, G., Li, Z., & Wang, Z. L. Muscle-driven in vivo nanogenerator. Adv. Mater. 22, 2534-2537 (2010).

    [9]. Yang, R. S., Qin, Y., Li, C., Zhu, G., & Wang, Z. L. Converting Biomechanical Energy into Electricity by a Muscle-Movement-Driven Nanogenerator. Nano Lett. 9, 1201-1205 (2009).

Presentations

  • “Nanogenerators for self-powered biomedical applications.” Invited presentation at the Fall 2011 American Chemical Society National Meeting (August 27-September 2, 2011), Denver, Co.
  • “Powering light emitting diode by flexible nanogenerator.” Oral presentation at the Fall 2010 Materials Research Society Meeting (November 29-December 3, 2010), Boston, MA.
  • ” Muscle driven in-vivo nanogenerator.” Poster presented at the Spring 2010 Materials Research Society Meeting (April 25-29, 2010), San Francisco, CA.
  • “Formation and characterization of nano-Mn/Ti based oxide films on LY12-CZ.” Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (November 19-22, 2007), Chengdu, China.
  • “Kinetic study on thermal degradation of glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin matrix.” Paper presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Molecular Materials (October 25-28, 2007). Beijing, China.

 

Professional Skills

  • Expert in synthesizing semiconducting nanomaterials via PVD and hydrothermal method.
  • Strong background in materials characterization via SEM, EDS, TEM, XRD, XPS, SIMS, AFM, and Raman Spectrometer.
  • Experienced in designing, fabricating, and testing electronic devices based on semiconducting nanomaterials, such as nanogenerators, solar cells, and pressure/strain sensors.
  • Extensive experience in mirofabrication in clean room; skilled in equipments that include mask aligner, EBL, evaporator, sputterer, FIB, RIE, ICP, PECVD, and metrology tools.
  • Familiar with software applications that include NI LabVIEW, MATLAB, SUPREM, COMSOL Multiphysics, AutoCAD, OriginLab, Layout Beamer, 3ds Max, Blender and Microsoft Office.

 

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award at Georgia Tech Research & Innovation Conference (2011)
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering Research Initiation Publication Award (2010)
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering Research Initiation Publication Award (2009)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Graduation Thesis (2008)
  • Fellowship of PPG Industries (2007)
  • Outstanding College Student Leader of Beijing(2005)

 

Leadership Experience

  • General officer in Chinese Student Association at Georgia Tech 2009-2010
  • Founder of Materials Science Association at BUCT 2007-2008
  • President of Student Government at BUCT 2005-2006
  • Vice-minister of Public Relations Department of Student Government at BUCT 2004-2005