Technical Interests

  • Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials; Aerospace materials and composites; Composite manufacturing technology; Biomaterials and processing; Renewable Energy materials; Electronic materials

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Education

  • Ph.D., Composite Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1994
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1991
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 1988

Professional Experience

  • 2010 – present, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2007 – 2010, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2003 – 2007, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • 2002 – 2003, Visiting Scholar, Vanderbilt Institute for Nano-scale Science and Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2001 – 2002, Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088;
  • 1999 – 2003, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
  • 1995 – 2001, Associate Director of Composite Materials and Technology Program, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
  • 1995 – 1999, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China
  • 1996 – 1997, Visiting Scholar, Materials Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • 1994 – 1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China

Awards

  • Researcher of the Year Award, NDSU College of Engineering and Architecture, 2004-2005
  • Research Award, Ministry of Education, China, 1995, 2000
  • Research Award, Ministry of Aviation Industry, China, 1997, 1999
  • Teacher of the Year, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 1999
  • Teaching Award, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, 2000
  • Best Teaching Award, Xi-An Airplane Co., Beijing, China, 2000
  • Outstanding Young Professor Award, Ministry of Education, China, 2001

Publications

  • Wood, W., B. Li and W.H. Zhong. 2010. Influence of Phase Morphology on the Sliding Wear of Polyethylene Blends Filled with Carbon Nanofibers. Polymer Engineering and Science. DOI 10.1002/pen.21549, 50:613-623.
  • Sun, L.L., B. Li, Y. Zhao and W.H. Zhong. 2010. Suppression of AC Conductivity by Crystalline Transformation in Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Carbon Nanofiber Composites. Polymer. doi:10.1016/j.polymer.2010.05.007, 51:3230-3237.
  • Kumar, S., L.L. Sun, S. Caceres, B. Li, W. Wood, A. Perugini, R.G. Maguire and W.H. Zhong. 2010. The Dynamic Synergy of Graphitic Nanoplatelets and Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes in Polyetherimide Nanocomposites. Nanotechnology. doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/21/10/105702, 21:105702-10.