Prof. ZENG Zhiyuan (曾志远)

Postdoc Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
PhD Nanyang Technological University
MEng Zhejiang University
BEng Central South Univeristy

Visiting address
YEUNG-B5123B
Visiting address
BOC-R7190
Phone: +852 34422318, +852 34422318

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Biography

Dr. Zhiyuan Zeng is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, he is also a Faculty Staff in State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, CityU. He received his BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees all in Material Science & Engineering from Central South University, Zhejiang University and Nanyang Technological University in 2006, 2008 and 2013, respectively. He continued his Postdoc training at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2013-2017). Then he jumped into industry in Silicon Valley working for Applied Materials Inc. as a Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer (2017-2019). Dr. Zeng joined CityU-MSE in 2019. His research interests are using electrochemical lithium intercalation and exfoliation method, in-situ liquid phase TEM technique to investigate TMDs, which can be used for energy and environmental applications. He has published 135 SCI papers (91 IF>10) with total citation 21095 times and H-index 57 (Web of Science), which include Nat. Mater., Nat. Protoc., Nat. Synth., Nat. Water, Nat. Commun., Chem. Soc. Rev., Matter, Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Nano Lett., ACS Nano, etc. He has been listed as the Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in 2023, 20222020 and 2018. He has also been listed as the World's Top 2% Scientists in Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. for single year in 2023, 20222021 and 2020 (by Stanford University). His other awards include the Rising Star by Advanced Materials (2022) and Small (2022); the Emerging Investigator by Chemical Communications (2021) and Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2020).

Qualifications/Experiences

Education

2013,  Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2008,  M. S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China                    

2006,  B. S. in Materials Physics, Central South University, China

Appointment History    

2023 - Present, Faculty Staff, State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong, China

2019 - Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, China

2018 - 2019, Senior Process Engineer, Applied Materials (Silicon Valley), USA

2017 - 2018, Process Engineer, Applied Materials (Silicon Valley), USA

2013 - 2017, Postdoc  in Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Research Interests/Areas

(1) Electrochemical Li intercalation & exfoliation for TMDs synthesis and application

(2) In-situ liquid phase TEM for electrochemical processes

(3) TMDs membranes for water purification

(4) Transition metal based composites for environmental Applications

Prizes/Honours

2023, Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, World wide), by Clarivate Analytics

2023, World's Top 2% Scientists in Nanosci. & Nanotechnol., by Stanford University

2022, Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, World wide), by Clarivate Analytics

2022, World's Top 2% Scientists in Nanosci. & Nanotechnol., by Stanford University

2022, Rising Star Series, by Advanced Materials (IF: 32.09)

2022, Rising Star Series, by Small (IF: 15.15)

2021, Emerging Investigators by Chemical Communications (IF: 6.065)

2020, Highly Cited Researcher, by Clarivate Analytics

2020,  Emerging Investigators by Journal of Materials Chemistry A (IF: 14.511)

2018,  Highly Cited Researcher, by Clarivate Analytics

2018,  Working Smarter, A Course in Analytical Techniques, by EAG Laboratories
2012,  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, by the Ministry of Education of China

Academic Services

2022 - Present, Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry (IF: 5.545)

2021 - Present, Youth Editorial Board, Energy & Environmental Materials (IF: 15.122)

2021 - Present, Youth Editorial Board, Journal of Electrochemistry

2020, Guest Editor, 35th anniversary of the Chemical Research in Chinese Universities      

2020 - Present, PhD Program and Qualifying Examination Committee (CityU-MSE) 

2019 - Present, Youth Editorial Board, Chinese Chemical Letters  

2019 - Present, Review Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry

2014 - 2015, Secretary, San Francisco Section of The Electrochemical Society (ECS)