Zhengdong Cheng

Dr. Zhengdong Cheng

Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering

Texas A&M University, USA

Associate Professor



1999 Ph.D., Princeton University, Physics

1993 M.Sc., Institute Of High Energy Physics, Particle Physics

1990 B.Sc., University of Science & Technology of China, Modern Physics

Publications (selected)

  1. Cheng ZD, Russell WB, Chaikin PM, Controlled growth of hard-sphere colloidal crystals, Nature 401, 1999, 893-895.
  2. C. Harrison, D.H. Adamson, Z. Cheng, J.M. Sebastian, S. Sethuraman, D.A. Huse, R.A. Register, P.M. Chaikin, Mechanisms of ordering in striped patterns, Science , 290, 2000, 1558-1560.
  3. Z. Cheng and H. Jeong, I. Lee, Y. Yoo, Generation of monodisperse mesoporous silica microspheres with controllable size and surface morphology via a microfluidic device,  Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 2009, 4014. (cover)
  4. Z. Cheng, P.M. Chaikin, T.G. Mason, Light streak tracking of optically trapped thin microdisks, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 2002, 108303. (report natural)
  5. Z. Cheng, P. M. Chaikin, J. Zhu, W. B. Russel, and W. V. Meyer ,Crystallization kinetics of hard spheres in microgravity in the coexistence regime: Interactions between growing crystallites, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 2002, 015501 (Phys. Rev. Focus 8, Story 35).
  6. H. Kim, D. Luo, D. Link, D. A. Weitz, M. Marquez, Z. Cheng*, Controlled production of emulsion drops using an electric field in a flow-focusing microfluidic device, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 2007, 133106
  7. T. Y. Gong, J.Y. Shen, Z.B. Hu, M. Marquez, and Z. Cheng*, Nucleation Rate Measurement of Colloidal Crystallization using Microfluidic Emulsion Droplets, Langmuir, 23, 2007,2919. Citation: 10. (Creative and accurate nucleation measurement)
  8. Mejia, P. He, D. Luo, M. Marquez and Z. Cheng, Uniform discotic wax particle via electrospray emulsification” J. Colloid and Interface Science 334, 2009, 22.
  9. Z. Cheng, M Márquez and D.A. Weitz, J.M. Gordillo. A new device for the generation of microbubbles and microfoams, Physics of Fluids, 16, 2004, 2828
  10. S. Tang, Z. Hu, B. Zhou, Z. Cheng*, J. Wu, M. Marquez, Melting kinetics of thermally responsive microgel crystals, Macromolecules 40, 2007, 9544
  11. S. Pullela , J. Shen, M. Marquez, Z. Cheng*, A Ternary Phase Diagram for the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction Induced Mechanical Oscillation of intelligent PNIPAM colloids, J. Phys. Chem. A., 111, 2007, 12081
  12. “Hindrance function for sedimentation of colloidal disks” P. He*, D. Sun*, H-J. Sue, D. S. Dinair, and Z. Cheng, Physical Review E, 81: 026310 (2010).
  13. “Low-frequency ac electro-flow-focusing microfluidic emulsification”, P. He*, H. Kim*, D. Luo#, M. Marquez, Z. Cheng, Applied Physics Letters 96: 174103 (2010).
  14. “Flammability of heat transfer fluid aerosols produced by electrospray measured by laser diffraction analysis” P. Lian*, A. F. Mejia*, Z. Cheng, and M. Sam Mannan, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 23: 337-345 (2010).
  15. “Surface-controlled shape design of discotic micro-particles”, A. F. Mejia*, P. He*, M. Netemeyer*, D. Luo#, M. Marquez, and Z. Cheng, Soft Matter, 6: 4885-4894 (2010).
  16. “Photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from water/methanol decomposition using Ag/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films” N. Alenzi*, W. Liao*, P. S. Cremer, V. Sanchez-Torres, T. K. Wood, C. Ehlig-Economides, and Z. Cheng, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35:11768-11775 (2010).
  17. “Target to spiral wave pattern transition in a discrete Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction driven by inactive resin beads”, G. Wang*, Q. Wang*, P. He*, S. Pullela*, M. Marquez, and Z. Cheng, Physical Review E, 82: 045201(R) (2010). Exciting research news picked by President R. Bowen Loftin.
  18. “Signature of structure recovery in colloidal glasses” X. Di, K. Z. Win, G. B. Mc Kenna, T. Narita, F. Lequeux, S. Rao Pullela*, and Z. Cheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 2011, 095701.
  19. Q. Wang, G. Wang, Z. Cheng, “Oscillatory swelling behavior of hydrogel incorporated with ion-exchange nanoparticles” Drug Delivery Letters,1, 2011, 58
  20. Chang, Y.-W., Mejia, A.F., Cheng, Z., Di, D., and McKenna, G.B., “Gelation via Ion Exchange in Discotic Suspensions.” Physical Review Letters, 2012, 108 (24), 247802.
  21. Chang, Y.-W., Peng, H., Marquez, S. M., and Cheng, Z., “Uniform Yeast Cell Assembly via Microfluidics.” Biomicrofluidics, 2012, 6, 024118. Selected for publication in "Virtual J. Nanoscale Sci. Technol", May 21, 2012 and in "Virtual J. Biol. Phys. Res. ", May 15, 2012.
  22. Mejia, A.F., Chang, Y.-W., Ng, R., Shuai, M., Mannan, M. S., and Cheng, Z., “Aspect Ratio and Polydispersity Dependence of Isotropic-nematic Transition in Discotic Suspensions” Physical Review E, 2012, 85 (6), 061708. Figure selected as part of PRE kaleidoscope images, June 2012.
  23. Mejia, A.F., Diaz, A., Pullela, S., Chang, Y.-W., Mannan, M. S., Clearfield, A., and Cheng, Z., “Nano-surfactants: Janus and Gemini nano-plates.” (Soft Matter, in press)
  24. Cheng Z. and He L., Colloids, Drops and Cells (In English), Pub-lished by the Press of University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. August, 2009.)

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