Curriculum Vitae

Technical Interests

  • Polymers
  • Nanocomposites and multifunctional materials
  • Composites and composite manufacturing technology
  • Biomaterials and processing
  • Renewable Energy materials
  • Electronic materials

Education

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

Professional Experience

  • 2010 – present, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • 2019 – 2020, Honored Fulbright Scholar, visiting professor, Nanyang Technological University Singapore 639798
  • 2012 – 2020, Westinghouse Distinguished Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  •  2012 – 2013, Honored International Scholar, visiting professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 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, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • 1995 – 2001, Associate Director of Composite Materials and Technology Program, Beihang University, 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

  • US Fulbright Scholar, 2019-2020
  • Westinghouse Distinguished Professor, 2012-2020, WSU
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2016
  • Excellence as an Academic Advisor, WSU, 2013
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, WSU, 2011 & 2013
  • Selected one of the 15 World’s Best Scholars to University British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2012
  • The Dow Chemical Composites Educator of the Year 2011 by SPE

Publications

  • X. Fu, R. Odstrcil, M. Qiu, J. Liu and W.H. Zhong, Natural “Relief” for Lithium Dendrites: Tailoring Protein Configurations for Long-life Lithium Metal Anodes, Energy Storage Materials, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2021.07.039, 42: 22-33, 2021.
  • C. Ding, Y. Liu, P. Xie, J. Lan, Y. Yu, X. Fu, X. Yang and W.H. Zhong, A Novel Carbon Aerogel Enabling Respiratory Monitoring for Bio-Facial Mask, J. of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/D1TA00794G, 9: 13143 – 13150, 2021.
  • M. Chen, X. Fu, Z. Chen, J. Liu and W.H. Zhong, Protein-engineered Functional Materials for Bioelectronics, Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202006744, 2006744, 2020.
  • M. Chen, Z. Chen, X. Fu and W.H. Zhong, A Janus Protein-based Nanofabric for Trapping Polysulfides and Stabilizing Lithium Metal in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, J. of Mater Chem. A, 8, 7377-7389, DOI: 10.1039/d0ta01989e, 2020.
  • M. Chen, C. Li, X. Fu, W. Wei, X. Fan, A. Hattori, Z. Chen, J. Liu and W.H. Zhong, Let It Catch: A Short-Branched Protein for Efficiently Capturing Polysulfides in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials, 10 (9): 1903642, https://doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201903642, 2020.
  • C. Ding, L. Huang, X. Yan, F. Dunne, S. Hong, J. Lan, Y. Yu, W.H. Zhong, X. Yang, Robust, Super-elastic Hard Carbon with In-situ Ultrafine Crystals, Advanced Functional Materials, 30(3): 1907486, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201907486, 2019.
  • X. Fu and W.H. Zhong, Biomaterials for High-Energy Lithium-Based Batteries: Strategies, Challenges and Perspectives, Advanced Energy Materials, 9 (10): 1901774, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002 /aenm.201901774. 2019.
  • C. Ding, X. Fu, H. Li, J. Yang, J. Lan, Y. Yun, W.H. Zhong, X. P. Yang, An Ultra-Robust Composite Gel Electrolyte Stabilizing Ion Deposition for Long-Life Lithium Metal Batteries, Advanced Functional Materials, 29 (43): 1904547, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201904547. 2019.
  • H. Souzandeh, Y. Wang, A. N. Netravali and W.H. Zhong, Towards Sustainable and Multifucntional Air-filters: A Review on Biopolymer-Based Filtration Materials, Polymer Reviews, 59(4): 651-686, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583724.2019.1599391, 2019.
  • X.W. Fu, L. Scuediero, and W.H. Zhong, A Robust and Ion-Conductive Protein-Based Binder Enabling Strong Polysulfide Anchoring for High-Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, J. of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/C8TA11384J, 7: 1835-1848, 2019.
  • Y. Wang, X.W. Fu, M. Zheng, W.H. Zhong and G.Z. Cao, Strategies for Building Robust Traffic Networks in Advanced Energy Storage Devices: A Focus on Composite Electrodes, Advanced Materials, 31 (6): 1804204, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201804204, 2018.