Tingkai Zhao

Northwestern Polytechnical University

Tingkai Zhao is currently working as a full time professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) and received his PhD degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, in 2005. He has visited Northwestern University (Evanston, USA) and the University of Oxford (Oxford, UK) as a visiting scholar. As the Director of the 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 devices, and biosensors. He has published two books, 10 Chinese invention patents, and more than 130 academic articles in SCI journals, and also obtained more than 25 awards and honors such as first prize in the Shaanxi Science and Technology Awards in 2013, first and second prizes in the College Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province in 2013, etc. He has written four scientific reports in China Science Daily newspapers covering his research achievements. He has also been elected as a director of the Xi’an Nanoscience & Technology Society.