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)
Office: EC 3172
Tel: 305-348-1973
Email: zhcheng@fiu.edu
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)

 

 

Postdoc Researcher

Junheng Xing

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology, China (2014)
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University of Science & Technology, China (2007)
Tel: 248-795-9831
Email: junhengxing@gmail.com
Junheng CV
Current Project: Novel fabrication of high temperature and ultrahigh temperature ceramic powders using techniques such as high temperature spray pyrolysis (HTSP)

 

 

Ph.D. Students

Osama AwadallahOsama Awadallah

M.S.  Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt (2009)
B.S.  Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt (2008)
Tel: 786-296-5423
Email: oawad001@fiu.edu
Osama Awadallah CV
Current Project: New inorganic absorber materials for thin film solar cells and fundamental mechanism study using advanced characterization techniques including in situ Raman and X-ray diffraction 

 

Paniz ForoughiPaniz Foroughi

BS Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2012)
Tel: 305-348-6009
Email: pforo002@fiu.edu
Paniz Foroughi CV
Current Project: Novel synthesis, processing, and fundamental mechanism study of nanocrystalline high temperature and ultrahigh temperature ceramics such as B4C, HfB, and TaC-HfC

 

Shichen SunShichen Sun

B.S. Materials Physics, Fudan University, China (2011)
Tel:786-606-8330
E-mail: ssun006@fiu.edu
Shichen Sun CV
Current Project: Fundamental study of proton conducting oxide ceramics for electrochemical energy conversion applications

 

Andrés E Behrens

B.S. Materials Science & Engineering, Rutgers University, USA (2015)
Tel: 786-419-0003
Email: andresjr89@gmail.com
Andrés Behrens resume
Current Project: Synthesis and processing of ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) nanopowders and their applications for direct power extraction (DPE)

 

 

Undergraduate Students