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Zhengrong Tian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Arkansas
University of Arkansas, USA
Tel: 86-21-6598-8029, Fax: 86-21-6598-8029



2002-2004 Postdoc Fellow, Nanomaterials & Interfacial Sci., Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM.

1998-2000 Postdoc Researcher, Dept. of Chem. Engr. & Materials Sci., U. of California, Davis, CA.

1992-1998 PhD Student Researcher, Chemistry Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


2010 – Now Founding CTO, FiberSyns, LLC, Fayetteville, AR

2004 – Now Assist./Assoc. Prof., U. of Arkansas at Fayetteville

2000 – 2001 Manager, R&D/Production/Tech-Transfer, AXT Inc. (World #2 maker, III-V semiconductors)


(1). 2010, Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

(2). 1998, Outstanding Student Award, American Institute of Chemists.

Biographical Sketch


1). TiO2 nanostructures, membranes and films, applications of same, Z. R. Tian (2008).
2). Titanate nanowire, titanate nanowire scaffold & processes for making same, Z R Tian/J Epstein (2008).

1) Z. R. Tian Dec-17-10’, Global R&D for Advanced Batteries, Exide Technologies, Milton, GA.
2) Z. R. Tian New Energy Nanomaterials, Mar-22-10’, Center for Electrochemistry, UT−Austin, TX.
3) Z. R. Tian New Nanofibers for GE, Nov-11-08’, GE Energy, Lees Summit, MO.
4) Z. R. Tian Inexpensive, Multifunctional Ceramic Nanostructures for Bridgestone, Jan-9-07’, Center for Research and Technology, Bridgestone Americas, Akron, OH.

1) W. Dong, Z. Shi, J. Ma, C. Hou, Q. Wan, S. Feng, A. Cogbill, Z. R. Tian, One-pot redox syntheses of heteronanostructures of Ag nanoparticles on MoO3 nanofibers, J. Phys. Chem. B., 110, 5845 (2006).
2) W. Dong, A. Cogbill, T. Zhang, S. Ghosh, Z. R. Tian, Multifunctional, catalytic nanaowire membranes and the membrane-based 3D devices, J. Phys. Chem. B., 110, 16819-16822 (2006).
3) Z. R. Tian, J. A. Voigt, J. Liu, B. Mckenzie, M. J. Mcdermott, M. A. Rodriguez, H. Konishi, H. Xu, Complex and oriented ZnO nanostructures, Nature Materials 2, 821 (2003).
4) J. Liu, Y. Lin, L. Liang, J. A. Voigt, D. L. Huber, Z. R. Tian, E. Coker, B. Mckenzie, M. J. Mcdermott, Templateless assembly of molecularly aligned conductive polymer nanowires: A new approach for oriented nanostructures, Chem. Eur. J., 9(3), 604 (Feature Article) (2003).
5) Z. R. Tian, J. A. Voigt, J. Liu, B. Mckenzie, H. Xu, Large oriented arrays and continuous films of TiO2- based nanotubes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 125, 12384 (2003).
6) Z. R. Tian, W. Tong, J. Y. Wang, N. G. Duan, V. V. Krishnan, S. L. Suib, Manganese oxide mesoporous structures: Mixed-valent semiconducting catalysts, Science 276 (5314), 926 (1997).
7) Z. R. Tian, Y. G. Yin, S. L. Suib, C. L. Oyoung, Effect of Mg2+ ions on the formation of todorokite type manganese oxide octahedral molecular sieves, Chem. Mater. 9, 1126 (1997).


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