Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Professor in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science at North Carolina State University, joined the faculty in 2006. Zhang earned a B.S. in Polymer Materials and Engineering in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2001, both from Zhejiang University, China. Zhang's research interests focus on nanostructured and multifunctional polymer, composite, fiber, and textile materials with an emphasis on practical applications: i) energy storage and conversion, and ii) chemical and biological protection. His research encompasses both fundamental materials studies such as synthesis and physical characterization, as well as system design and fabrication. Zhang has received over four million dollars of research funding from the US government, foundation, and industry. Zhang has published one book, four book chapters, and around 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Zhang has also delivered over 160 presentations in international and national conferences. Zhang currently serves as the President-Elect and Program Committee Chair of the NCSU Chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Zhang is an active member of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), the Fiber Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Chemical Society (ACS), Materials Research Society (MRS), and the Electrochemical Society (ECS). Zhang is also an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of Journal of Energy Storage and Conversion, Textiles and Light Industrial Science and Technology, Journal of Textile Science and Engineering, International Journal of Nano Science, Nano Engineering and Nanotechnology, Journal of Membrane Science & Technology, and Global Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Biography Updated on 13 August 2012