Yingjiu Zhang received a B.E. degree in metal materials and heat treatment in 1991 and an M.E. degree in materials physics and chemistry from Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, in 1994. He then joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering in Central South University as a Lecturer from 1994 to 1997. In this period, his main work included intermetallic alloy and electronic packaging materials, such as low expansion high thermal conductivity FeNi/Cu, W/Cu, and Mo/Cu composites. He graduated from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China with a Ph.D. degree in materials physics and chemistry in 2001 and then he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher for more than two years at the Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, and for more than one year at Institute of Industrial Science in the University of Tokyo, Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan, in 2002. In this period, his research focused on the nanomaterials, especially on the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube and other one-dimensional nanoscale materials, production of subnanometer flat silica glass by a catalytic-assisted chemical vapor deposition (Cat-CVD) method. Since the end of 2005, he has been a Professor of the Key Laboratory of Materials Physics, School of Physics and Engineering of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. Now, his research interests focus on nanomaterials, such as one-dimensional materials (carbon nanotubes or some kinds of nanowires) and graphene, and superhard materials, for example, polycrystalline diamond (PCD), polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN), and diamond/metal composites for electrical packaging. He has published a book and more than 40 journal papers and applied/been authorized 15 patents.
Biography Updated on 7 May 2012