Dr Qi Zhang
SAS - Qi Zhang
Location: Building 70, Cranfield campus
T: +44 (0)1234 750111 x2584
Manufacturing and Materials
- synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials by chemical solution method.
- synthesis of nano- and micro- core-shell structures
- ferroelectric thin, thick films and bulk for all kinds of applications, such as, non-volatile memory, actuators, sensors
- lithium ion battery for energy storage
- integration of energy materials into MEMS.
- EC, FP5 and FP6
- TDK (Japan)
- Epson (Japan)
- Ultralife (USA)
- NPL (UK)
- Qinetiq (UK)
- AWE (UK).
BackgroundDr Qi Zhang (PI) has a BSc in the field of Electrochemistry, an MSc in Inorganic Materials and a PhD in Sol-Gel Chemistry. He joined the Nanotechnology Centre at Cranfield University as a post-doctoral Research Officer in January 1996 following the completion of his PhD at Monash University. His first projects at Cranfield involved the development of sol-gel ferroelectric thin and thick films for the pyroelectric applications.
In 1998 he was promoted to the position of senior research fellow, and then to Senior Lecturer in January 2007. Dr Zhang has been responsible for the growth of the materials on Microsystems and Nanotechnology and runs a research group that focuses on materials fabrication and the applications of nanoengineered materials to devices. He has over 15 years experience in the fabrication of nanostructured materials through sol-gel techniques, particularly in the fabrication of nano- or micro-particles with core-shell structure and thin and thick films.
Recently he has been leading a group working in the fabrication of metal or metal oxide nanoparticles for their applications in micro engineering and nanotechnology. He is a Fellow in IOM3 and a chartered scientist in the Science Council. He has published more than 90 papers in refereed journals and conferences. He is a PI on current grant “Exploring Giant Electrocaloric Effect” (EP/E035043/1) and a CoI on current grant “Integrated functional materials for system-in-package applications” (EP/D064783/1). He is also a Recognized Researcher on current grant “PLATFORM GRANT RENEWAL: Nanoscale Multifunctional Ferroic Materials and Devices” (EP/D506638/1).