Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971 (02) 5018318
Fax: +971 (02) 447 2442
Dr. Lianxi Zheng received his BE degree in Electronic Engineering from Southeast University in China, and his Ph.D. in Physics from The University of Hong Kong. He has worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory as a director’s postdoctoral fellow, CNT Technologies Inc. as a research scientist, and Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor. He has made many significant contributions in the area of carbon nanotube, among which is his invention of a chemical-vapor-deposition method to make word-record long (40mm) CNTs. This technology was ranked as one of the top 50 technologies that have significantly impacted, or are expected to impact, the state of the art in nanotechnology, by Nanotech Briefs (NASA’s technical magazine) in 2005. During his career, he has gained several awards, including 2 Nano 50 Award from NASA, applied 3 US patents on CNT preparation, and published over 80 journal papers. He has been the treasurer and committee member of IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter (Singapore section), and a member of the editor board of several scientific journals.
I am working in the interdisciplinary field of nano-science and nano-technology, with the emphasis on the advanced nano-materials, targeting to their structural and functional applications. Currently, the materials are mainly carbon nanomaterials (including carbon nanotube and graphene) and their composites & hybrids. The potential applications include artificial muscle, e-textile, nano mechanics, nano-electronics, energy harvest devices, and nanostructured bio-sensors.