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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Weihong (Katie) Zhong

Weihong Zhong



Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1994

Research Interests

  • Polymers and composite manufacturing technology
  • Battery materials and renewable energy materials
  • Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials
  • Biomaterials and environmental polymeric materials

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Y. Wang, W. H. Zhong, T. Schiff, A. Eyler and B. Li, A Particle-controlled High Performance Gum-like Electrolyte for Safe and Flexible Energy Storage Devices, Advanced Energy Materials, 5, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201400463, 2015.
  • Y. Wang, W.H. Zhong, J. Y. Ji and A. Eyler, Blossoming of Nanosheet Structures via a Disturbed Self-assembly, Nano Letters, 14, 3474?3480, 2014.
  • Y. Wang, B. Li, J.Y. Ji, A. Eyler and W.H. Zhong, A Gum-like Electrolyte: Safety of a Solid, Performance of a Liquid, Advanced Energy Materials, 3:1557-1562, 2013.
  • J. Y. Ji, B. Li and W.H. Zhong, An Ultraelastic Poly(ethylene oxide)/Soy Protein Film with Fully Amorphous Structure, Macromolecules, 45(1): 602-606, 2012.
  • S. Kumar, B. Lively, L.L. Sun, B. Li and W.H. Zhong, Highly Dispersed and Electrically Conductive Polycarbonate/Oxidized Carbon Nanofiber Composites for Electrostatic Dissipation Applications, Carbon, 48: 3846-3857, 2010.
  • G. Sui, B. Li, G. Bratzel, L. Baker, W.H. Zhong and X.P. Yang, Carbon Nanofiber/ Polyetherimide Composite Membranes with Special Dielectric Properties, Soft Matter, 5 (19): 3593 – 3598, 2009.
  • B. Li, G. Sui and W.H. Zhong, Single Negative Metamaterials in Unstructured Polymer Nanocomposites toward Selectable and Controllable Negative Permittivity, Advanced Materials, 21 (41): 4176-4180, 2009. (Ranked as “Advances in Advance”: doi/10.1002/adma.200990122/pdf)

Intellectual Property

  • US Patent US2014012727: Y. Wang, W. H. Zhong, and B. Li, “Gum-like Electrolytes with Thermal-protection Capability”, May 24, 2014.
  • US Patent US 8,722,254 B2: W.H. Zhong, J. Y. Ji and B. Li, “Flexible Solid-State Conductors Including Polymer Mixed with Protein”, May 13, 2014.