Biography

Zhifeng Ren, Ph.D., is an M. D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics at the University of Houston, also the director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston (TcSUH). He received B.S. degree from Xihua University in 1984, M.S. degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1987, and Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1990. He has published more than 540 peer-reviewed journal papers and was awarded with more than 50 US patents. He was ranked as the 49th Materials Scientists among 500,000 in the worldbased on impact of papers published in the decade from 2000 to 2010. He is listed as a Highly Cited Researcher in Physics (2018) and Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science (2019). He received the 2008 R&D 100 Award, the 2014 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST), and the 2018 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Hewas elected APS fellow (2004), AAAS fellow (2005), and fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2013).