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Gang Cheng


Visiting Scholar

Telephone: 404-429-5220
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: RBI Building
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA
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  • Associate Professor in Key lab of special functional materials, Henan University, Kaifeng, China
  • Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, China, 2008
  • Master of Condensed Matter Physics, Henan University, Kaifeng, China, 2003
  • Bachelor of Physics, Henan University, Kaifeng, China, 2000

Research Area

  • Electronic and Optoelectronic Nanodevices
  • Nanogenerators
  • Self-Powered Nanosensors and Nanodevices


    *Author of equal contribution
    First Author/Co-first Author publications

    1. Gang Cheng, Zong-Hong Lin, Zu-liang Du, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Simultaneously Harvesting Electrostatic and Mechanical Energies from Flowing Water by a Hybridized Triboelectric Nanogenerator', ACS Nano, 8 (2014), 1932-39.
    2. Gang Cheng, Zong-Hong Lin, Zuliang Du, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Increase Output Energy and Operation Frequency of a Triboelectric Nanogenerator by Two Grounded Electrodes Approach', Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (2014), 2892-98.
    3. Gang Cheng, Zong-Hong Lin, Long Lin, Zu-liang Du, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Pulsed Nanogenerator with Huge Instantaneous Output Power Density', ACS Nano, 7 (2013), 7383-91.
    4. Gang Cheng, Li Zheng, Zong-Hong Lin, Jin Yang, Zuliang Du, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Multilayered-Electrode-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators with Managed Output Voltage and Multifold Enhanced Charge Transport', Advanced Energy Materials, 5 (2015), 1452-52.
    5. Y. F. Li, G. Cheng (并列第一), Z. H. Lin, J. Yang, L. Lin, and Z. L. Wang, 'Single-Electrode-Based Rotationary Triboelectric Nanogenerator and Its Applications as Self-Powered Contact Area and Eccentric Angle Sensors', Nano Energy, 11 (2015), 323-32.
    6. Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng (并列第一), Sangmin Lee, Ken C. Pradel, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Harvesting Water Drop Energy by a Sequential Contact-Electrification and Electrostatic-Induction Process', Advanced Materials, 26 (2014), 4690-+.
    7. Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng (并列第一), Wenzhuo Wu, Ken C. Pradel, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Dual-Mode Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Harvesting Water Energy and as a Self-Powered Ethanol Nanosensor', ACS Nano, 8 (2014), 6440-48.
    8. Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng (并列第一), Ya Yang, Yu Sheng Zhou, Sangmin Lee, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Triboelectric Nanogenerator as an Active Uv Photodetector', Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (2014), 2810-16.
    9. Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng, Long Lin, Sangmin Lee, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Water-Solid Surface Contact Electrification and Its Use for Harvesting Liquid-Wave Energy', Angewandte Chemie-International Edition, 52 (2013), 12545-49.
    10. Li Zheng, Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng, Wenzhuo Wu, Xiaonan Wen, Sangmin Lee, and Zhong Lin Wang, 'Silicon-Based Hybrid Cell for Harvesting Solar Energy and Raindrop Electrostatic Energy', Nano Energy, 9 (2014), 291-300.
    11. Xiuhan Li, Zong-Hong Lin, Gang Cheng, Xiaonan Wen, Ying Liu, Simiao Niu, and Zhong Lin Wang, '3d Fiber-Based Hybrid Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting and as a Self-Powered Pressure Sensor', ACS Nano, 8 (2014), 10674-81.
    12. G. Cheng, Z. H. Li, S. J. Wang, H. C. Gong, K. Cheng, X. H. Jiang, S. M. Zhou, Z. L. Du, T. Cui, and G. T. Zou, 'The Unsaturated Photocurrent Controlled by Two-Dimensional Barrier Geometry of a Single Zno Nanowire Schottky Photodiode', Applied Physics Letters, 93 (2008), 123103.
    13. G. Cheng, S. J. Wang, K. Cheng, X. H. Jiang, L. X. Wang, L. S. Li, Z. L. Du, and G. T. Zou, 'The Current Image of a Single Cuo Nanowire Studied by Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy', Applied Physics Letters, 92 (2008), 223116
    14. G. Cheng, X. H. Wu, B. Liu, B. Li, X. T. Zhang, and Z. L. Du, 'Zno Nanowire Schottky Barrier Ultraviolet Photodetector with High Sensitivity and Fast Recovery Speed', Applied Physics Letters, 99 (2011), 203105.