People

Principal Investigator:

YuZhu

Dr. Yu Zhu
Office: GDYR 817
E-mail: yzhu@uakron.edu
Phone: (330) 972-5945
Fax: (330) 972-5290
Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Dr. Yu Zhu is a synthetic chemist specialized on nanomaterials and organic electronic materials. He received his PhD from the University of Cologne in Germany in 2007, where he worked on diketopyrrolopyrrole and other pigment core based conjugated polymer synthesis. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Zhu joined Professor James M. Tour’s group at Rice University as a postdoctoral research associate, where his research included synthesis and application of graphene, carbon nanotube and other low-dimensional nanomaterials. He became an assistant professor at the University of Akron from August 2012. Dr. Zhu has published over thirty peer reviewed articles, two invited reviews and four patents.

Current Group Members:

Postdoc fellows

Ph.D Students

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WenfengLiang

Wenfeng Liang
wl36@zips.uakron.edu

ChungFuCheng

Chung-Fu Cheng
cc191@zips.uakron.edu

Yueh-Ting Lai

Yueh-Ting Lai
yl139@zips.uakron.edu

Raymond Lopez-Hallman

Raymond Lopez-Hallman
rjl77@zips.uakron.edu

Visiting Ph.D Students

Master’s Students

Fangtong Zhao

Fangtong Zhao
fz12@zips.uakron.edu

Shuyuan Zhang

Shuyuan Zhang
sz62@zips.uakron.edu

Alumni