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Principle Investigator


Dr. Jiahua Jack Zhu

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Lamar University, 2013
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 2009
B.S. Applied Chemistry, Yangzhou University, 2006

Research interests:
(1) Microwave responsive hybrid catalyst design for sustainable energy production
(2) Engineering molecular interaction (H-bonding) in polymer or polymer blends for heat management
(3) Structural hybrid membrane for selective gas and liquid separation
(4) Electrochemical energy storage and conversion

2017 Early Career Award, Polymer Processing Society
2017 Early Career Investigator Award, ECS Electrodeposition Division
2015 TMS FMD Young Leader Professional Development Award
2015 Faculty Summer Fellowship
2014 Biomimicry Research Award
2014 Firestone Research Award
2013 SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group Scholarship
2012 Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad
2011 First place award, AIChE Conference, Environmental Division
2011 Second place award, International Polyolefins Conference

▶Research Associate

Dr. Jing Li
Dr. Jing Li

▶Graduate students

Tuo Ji
Tuo Ji
Nitin Mehra
Nitin Mehra
Yifan Li
Yifan Li
Han Lin
Marjan Kashfipour
Marjan Kashfipour


  • Dr. Liwen Mu (Postdoc), Jan 2015 – Mar 2018
  • Weicai Dong (Visiting stuednts from Northwesten Polytechnic University), Nov 2017-Feb 2018
  • Zhaoyuan Lv (Visiting stuednts from Northwesten Polytechnic University), Nov 2017-Feb 2018
  • Dr. Long Chen (Doctoral Student), Jul 2013 – June 2017
  • Amit Adhikari (Master), Jan 2016 – June 2017
  • Dr. Ruixia Yuan (Visiting professor from Northeast Petroleum University), Jan 2015 – Jan 2016
  • Logan Brisbin (Undergraduate student), 2017
  • Matthew George (Undergraduate student), 2015
  • Michael Schmitz (Undergraduate student), 2015
  • Michael Knoblauch (Undergraduate student), 2015