Group Members

Group Leader

Dr. 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
Dr. 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

Suprabha Das

M.S. University of Allahabad (a central university), Allahabad, India (2019)
B.S. Physics, University of Calcutta (2017)
Current Project: Novel Rapid Processing of Advanced Ceramics


Md Shariful Sozal

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), Bangladesh (2014)
Current Project: Fundamentals for hydrogen electrode reaction of intermediate temperature proton conducting solid oxide fuel cells (IT-PCSOFC)

Undergraduate Students

Christian Cazzaniga