Biography

Dr. Zhengdong Cheng received his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, USA in 1999. He is a Professor in Chemical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University (TAMU) leading a group research into complex fluids and soft matter. He focuses on the self-organization of intelligent colloids and anisotropic particles, the fabrication of photonic crystals and integrated photonic circuits, solar hydrogen production via water splitting, water desalination and atmospheric water harvesting, and the application of microfluidics to nano-encapsulation. The techniques developed are applicable to the modeling of phase transitions and liquid crystal materials, the engineering of nanocomposites and semiconductors of light, solar energy harvesting, and a wide range of therapeutic treatments. Dr. Cheng has authored and co-authored more than 190 textbooks, books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Cheng is the Associate Editor of the American Society of Gravity and Space Research Journal. He directed and participated in projects supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Funds, industrial, and TAMU as principal investigator (PI), co-PI, and senior personnel.