Group Members

Group Leader

Professor Zhe Cheng

Professor Zhe Cheng

Professor Zhe Cheng

Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2008)
M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (2004)
B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (2001)

10555 W Flagler Street EC 3475
Miami, Florida 33174
Tel: +1-305-348-1973
Professor Cheng CV


Before joining FIU, Professor Cheng worked in the area of advanced metallization materials for silicon solar cells at the Central Research & Development department of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) in Wilmington, Delaware.  Dr. Cheng’s expertise is in the design, synthesis, processing, and characterizations of advanced functional ceramic and ceramic-metal hybrid materials for solid-state energy conversion (such as solid oxide fuel cells and solar cells) and applications under extreme conditions (such as high temperature or high pressure)


Ph.D. Students

Jose Belisario

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona (1984)
Tel: 305-348-6009
Current Project: Synthesis and processing of multi-component
high temperature ceramics

Santanu Mondal

B.S. Ceramic Technology, West Bengal University of Technology, India (2012)
Current Project: Flash sintering of multi-component high temperature ceramics and
their properties


Shichen SunShichen Sun

B.S. Materials Physics, Fudan University, China (2011)
Tel: 786-606-8330
Shichen Sun CV
Current Project: Fundamental study of proton conducting oxide ceramics for electrochemical energy conversion applications

Undergraduate Students