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Prof. Zijian Zheng
Fashion & Textile Technology - Chemistry
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Prof. Zijian Zheng is currently Full Professor at the Institute of Textile and Clothing (ITC) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests are surface and polymer science, nanolithography, flexible and wearable materials and devices. He received his B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2003, and PhD in Chemistry at University of Cambridge in 2007 (Supervisor: Prof. Wilhelm T. S. Huck). In 2008, he worked as postdoctoral researcher (Advisor: Prof. Chad A. Mirkin) at Northwestern University. He joined ITC as Assistant Professor in 2009, and was promoted to tenured Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2017. He has published 100+ papers in high-impact international scientific journals including Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Journal of the America Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie. He also files 20+ patents and is recipient of 15+ academic awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of EcoMat, a flagship open access journal in green energy and environment of Wiley, and Guest Editor of Advanced Materials and Small. He is elected as Founding Member of The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences.

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Cambridge, U.K., 2007
B.Eng. in Polymer Materials and Engineering, Tsinghua University, P.R. China, 2003

Research Overview

Zheng Zijian

Teaching Activities

Taught Subjects

  • Textile Study I 
  • Quality Evaluation for Fashion and Textiles 
  • Materials Foundation II 
  • Final Year Project 

Awards and Honours

Awards (selected)

  • Founding Member, The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, 2018
  • Faculty Award (Research Achievement), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2016
  • Future Leaders Award, Science and Technology in Society Forum, Japan, 2015
  • Gold Medal, International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, Switzerland, 2019
  • Editor-in-Chief, EcoMat, Wiley, 2019-now
  • Editorial Board Member, Advanced Energy Materials, Wiley, 2019-now

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Publications (selected)

  • Solution-Processed Transparent Electrodes for Emerging Thin-film Solar Cells Y. Zhang, S.-W. Ng, X. Lu, and J. Zheng*, Chemical Reviews 2020, DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00483.
  • V2O5 Textile Cathodes with High Capacity and Stability for Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries Zhu, M. Yang, Q. Huang, D. Wang, R. Yu,* J. Wang, Z. J. Zheng,* and D. Wang*, Adv. Mater. 2020, 1906205.
  • Rational design of binders for stable Li-S and Na-S batteries Guo, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2019, 1907931.
  • Soft Hybrid Scaffold (SHS) Strategy for Realization of Ultrahigh Energy Density of Wearable Aqueous Supercapacitors Shang, Q. Huang, L. Wang, Y. Yang, P. Li, Z. J. Zheng*,Adv. Mater. 2019, 1907088.
  • Polymer-Assisted Metal Deposition (PAMD) for Flexible and Wearable Electronics: Principle, Materials, Printing, and Devices, Li, Y. Zhang, Z. J. Zheng*,Adv. Mater. 2019, 31,37, 1902987.
  • Flexible and stable high-energy lithium-sulfur full batteries with only 100% oversized lithium, Chang, J. Shang, Y. Sun, L. K Ono, D. Wang, Z. Ma, Q. Huang, G. Liu, Y. Cui, Y. Qi, Z. J. Zheng*,Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 4480.
  • Scanning Nnowelding Lithography for Rewritable One-Step Patterning of Sub-50 nm High-Aspect-Ratio Metal Nanostructures G. Liu, L. Chen, J. Liu, M. Qiu, Z. Xie, J. Chang, Y. Zhang, P. Li, D. Y. Lei, J. Zheng*, Adv. Mater. 2018, 30, 1801772.
  • Photoreactive and Metal-Platable Copolymer Inks for High-Throughput, Room-Temperature Printing of Flexible Metal Electrodes for Thin-Film Electronics. Yu, X. Xiao, Y. Zhang, K. Li, C. Yan, X. Wei, L. Chen, H. Zhen, H. Zhou, S. Zhang, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Mater. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505119.
  • Wearable Energy-Dense and Power-Dense Supercapacitor Yarns Enabled by Scalable Graphene-Metallic Textile Composite Electrodes. . Liu, Y. Yu, C. Yan, K. Li, Z. Zheng*, Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 7260.
  • On-Tip Photo-Modulated Molecular Printing, Z. Xie, Y. Zhou, J. L. Hedrick, P-C. Chen, S. He, M. M. Shahjamali, S. Wang, Z. Zheng*, C. A. Mirkin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, DOI:10.1002/anie.201505150.
  • Full-Solution Processed Flexible Organic Solar Cells Using Low-cost Printable Copper Electrodes. K. Li, H. Zhen*, L. Niu, X. Fang, Y. Zhang, R. Guo, Y. Yu, Yan, H. Li, Z. J. Zheng*, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 7271-7278.