Dr. Lianxi Zheng
Dr. Lianxi Zheng Professor
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Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Lianxi Zheng received his B.Eng. degree on Electronic Engineering from Southeast University (China), and his Ph.D. on Physics from the University of Hong Kong. He worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, CNT Technologies Inc. as a Research Scientist, Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor, and now is a Full Professor at Khalifa University (UAE).

Dr. Zheng has made several significant contributions in the area of nanomaterials, among which is his invention of a chemical-vapor-deposition method to make world-record long (40mm) SWCNTs. During his career, he has gained several awards including 2 Nano 50 Award from NASA, licensed 3 US patents, published over 150 journal papers with an H-index of 38, and chaired many conference sections. He was the treasurer and a committee member of IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter (Singapore section), and has been a member of editor boards for several scientific journals. His current research activities are focused on studying carbon nanomaterials and their hybrids, targeting to the applications of flexible & smart devices, photocatalysis, energy harvest & storage, artificial muscle, e-textile, nano mechanics, and nano-electronics.

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Hong Kong, 2001
  • B.Sc., Electronic Engineering, Southeast University (China), 1988
Teaching Areas
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Engineering Materials
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical Property of Materials
  • Micro/Nanotechnology and Applications
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Micromechanics of Materials
  • Advanced Nanomaterials and Their Mechanical Applications
Research Interests
  • Flexible & smart materials/devices
  • Energy conversion/storage materials/devices
  • Nano-composites
  • Carbon nanomaterials