Dr. Zhang joined Dalian University of Technology (China) as an Associate Professor in 2011. He worked at Advanced Technology Institute in University of Surrey (United Kingdom) since 2008 after he received a Ph D degree in materials science in University of Leeds (United Kingdom). He received his bachelor and master degree in chemistry from Dalian University of Technology.
His current research interests include biomaterial and bio-mechanics, multimodality therapy of cancer, and intelligent hydrogel. His research work has resulted in over 40 papers in Carbon, Nanotechnology, Journal of Power Source, etc., which have over 390 citations in Google scholar. He has been presented Natural Science Award of Liaoning Province (third winner, 2013), Qian Lingxi Mechanics Award (2013), Excellent Paper Award in National Youth Symposium on Tribology and the Sixth Symposium on Biological Tribology and Internal Plant Engineering (2012), Excellent Paper Award in the Ninth National Conference on Surface Engineering (2012), Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad Awards by China government (2008), Overseas Research Students Award by U.K. government (2004-2007), Tetley and Lupton Scholarship by University of Leeds (2004-2007), Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment Award by the Society of Dyers and Colourists (2006), Green Chemistry Award by Gordon Research Conference and Crystal Faraday (2006), and Speakman Bursary Award by University of Leeds (2005).
Carbon, RSC Advances, Langmuir, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Ionics, Micro & Nano Letters, Chemical Papers, Journal of Mechanical Behaviour and Biomedical Material, Surface Coatings & Technology, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Sensor Letters, Journal of Porous Materials,ACS Sensors 等21个SCI 期刊审稿人。