Tingkai Zhao

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Dr. Tingkai Zhao is currently working as a full professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) and has accomplished his PhD degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2005, China. He has visited Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) and University of Oxford (Oxford, UK) as a visiting scholar. As the director of NPU-NCP Joint International Research Center on Advanced Nanomaterials & Defects Engineering, and the vice-director of Shaanxi Engineering Laboratory for Graphene New Carbon Materials & Applications, his research group mainly investigates the synthesis, structure and performance of advanced carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, 2D nanomaterials, carbon foam and their applications in composites, energy conversion (solar cell, supercapacitor and Li-ion batteries), smart device and biosensors. He has published 2 books, 10 Chinese Invention patents and more than 130 academic articles on SCI journals, and also obtained more than 25 Awards and Honors such as the first prize of Shaanxi Science and Technology Awards in 2013, the first and the second prize of College Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province in 2013 etc., and 4 times scientific reports in (China Science Daily) newspapers for his research achievements. Finally, he has also been elected as a director of Xi’an Nanoscience & Technology Society.