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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
  • MS, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Materials Sci & Eng, 1991
  • BS, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Materials Sci & Eng, 1988

Research Interests

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

Research Areas

Polymers & Composites

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  1. Wang, X.W. Fu, M. Zheng, W.H. Zhong and G.Z. Cao, Strategies for Building Robust Traffic Networks in Advanced Energy Storage Devices: A Focus on Composite Electrodes, Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804204, 2018.
  2. Fan, Y. Wang, M. Zheng, F. Dunne, T. Liu, X. Fu, L. Kong, S. Pan and W.H. Zhong, Morphology Engineering of Protein Fabrics for Advanced and Sustainable Filtration, J. of Materials Chemistry A, 6, 21585 – 21595, 2018.
  3. W. Fu, Y. Wang, X. Fan, L. Scudiero, W.H. Zhong, Core-shell Hybrid Nanowires with Protein Enabling Fast Ion-Conduction for High-Performance Composite Polymer Electrolytes, Small,, 2018.
  4. C. Li, X.W. Fu, Y. Wang, W.H. Zhong and R.F. Li, “See” the Invisibles: A Novel Approach to Inspecting Defects in Battery Separators”, Energy Storage Materials,, August 2018.
  5. Fan, Y. Wang, L. Kong, X. Fu, M. Zheng, T. Liu, W. H. Zhong, S. Y. Pan, A Nano-Protein Functionalized Hierarchical Composite Air-filter, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering,, 2018.
  6. Fu, Y. Wang, L. Scudiero and W. H. Zhong, A Polymeric Nanocompostie Coating as In-Transport-Regulator for Trapping Polysilfides and Stablilityzing Lithium Metal, Energy Storage Materials,, 2018.
  7. Zheng, X.W. Fu, Y. Wang, J. Reeve, L. Scudiero, and W.H. Zhong, Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Based Blends as New Binders for Lithium Ion Batteries, ChemElectroChem, DOI: 10.1002/celc.201800553, 2018.
  8. W. Fu, C.H. Li, Y. Wang, L. Scudiero, W.H. Zhong, Self-Assembled Protein Nanofilter for Trapping Polysulfides and Promoting Li+-Transport in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, J. of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2018, 9, 2450. (Spotlighted by JPC Letters), 2018.
  9. Zheng, Y. Wang, J. Reeve, H. Souzandeh, W. H, Zhong, A Polymer-Alloy Binder for Structures-Properties Control of Battery Electrodes, Energy Storage Materials, 14: 149, 2018.
  10. Fu, Y. Wang, J. Tuba, L. Scudiero and W.H. Zhong, Small Molecules Make a Big Difference: A Solvent-Controlled Strategy for Building Robust Conductive Network Structures in High-Capacity Electrode Composites, Small Methods, DOI:, 2018.


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.