Dr. Mei Zhang received her B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University ( China) and Ph. D. in Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University ( Japan). She worked in different fields: semiconductor materials, plasmas, plasma CVD, thin films, and optical components, etc.
Dr. Mei Zhang joined UTD NanoTech Institute in 2003. She worked on synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNT) using thermal CVD and successfully discovered the ways to spin CNT yarns and draw CNT sheets from the CNT forests.
Her research interests are
- Physical properties of nano-scale materials
- Fabrication of novel nano-scale structures and devices
- Applications of nano-scale materials in biomedical, functional composites, etc.
Her lab Interests are
- Synthesis of nano-scale materials
- Exploring carbon nanotube sheet forming and yarn spinning mechanism
- Process and equipment development for continuously drawing nanotube sheet and spinning nanotube yarn
- Fabrication of nanotube sheet- and yarn-based novel functional structures
- Building of nanotube sheet- and yarn-based devices for biomedical applications
- Developing nanotube sheet- and yarn-based functional composites
Strong, Transparent, Multifunctional, Carbon Nanotube Sheets. Zhang, Mei; Fang, Shaoli; Zakhidov, Anvar A.; Lee, Sergey B.; Aliev, Ali E.; Williams, Christopher D.; Atkinson, Ken R.; Baughman, Ray H. NanoTech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. Science (Washington, D.C., USA) (2005), 309(5738), 1215-1219. (abstract) (full text)
Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Yarns by Downsizing an Ancient Technology. Zhang, Mei; Atkinson, Ken R.; Baughman, Ray H.. NanoTech Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. Science (Washington, DC, United States) (2004), 306(5700), 1358-1361. (abstract) (full article)
Synthesis of Carbon Tubule Nanocoils in High Yield Using Iron-Coated Indium Tin Oxide as Catalyst. M. Zhang, Y. Nakayama, and L. Pan Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, L1242 (2000).
Synthesis of Carbon Nanochaplets by Catalytic Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition. Y. Nakayama and M. Zhang Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L492 (2001)
Photoluminescence of the Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nitride Films after Ultraviolet Light Irradiation and Thermal Annealing M. Zhang, Y. Nakayama, and S. Harada J. Appl. Phys. 86, 4971 (1999).
Growth of Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nitride Films in Radio-frequency Plasma M. Zhang, Y. Nakayama, T. Miyazaki, and M. Kume J. Appl. Phys. 85, 2904 (1999).
Updated: March 17, 2006