(February 2017) Dr. Zhang received the 2017 Kathryn J. Wilson Award for Outstanding Leadership and Mentoring of Undergraduate Research. The award is for "an individual who has made significant contributions promoting undergraduate research at lUPUl."
(December 2016) Xingye Guo received the prestigious International Thermal Spray Association (ITSA) Scholarship for his thermal barrier coating studies. Congratulations! "Since 1991, the ITSA Scholarship Program has contributed to the growth of the thermal spray community, especially the development of new technologists and engineers." "Up to two one-year scholarships worth $2,000 each may be awarded each year."
(September 2016) Dr. Jing Zhang served an ad hoc proposal reviewer for NSF.
(June 2016) Linmin Wu received DOE Fellowshipship to attend the National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering at ANL and ORNL. Congratulations!
(April 13, 2016) U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment), Dennis McGinn,(photo below) visited our lab today. Dr. Zhang presented his research in additive manufacturing, novel thermal barrier coating, and lithium ion battery modeling.
(April 2016) Yi Zhang received the NSF Student Travel Award for attending MSEC2016/NAMRC44 conference. Congratulations!
(March 2016) Weng Hoh Lee received IUPUI Elite 50 award. Congratulations!
(March 2016) Dr. Jing Zhang received Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.
(January 2016) Dr. Jing Zhang received a Research Support Funds Grant on “Multi-scale Imaging of Critical Nano/Microstructure Features in Novel Thermal Barrier Coatings”.
(September 2015) Dr. Jing Zhang is invited to review DOE Office of Nuclear Energy proposals.
(August 2015) Dr. Jing Zhang served on a NSF proposal review panel.
(May 2015) Dr. Jing Zhang served on a NSF proposal review panel.
(March 2015) The IUPUI Jaguar Team (faculty advisor: Dr. Jing Zhang) competed the 2015 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, and received 5th place overall, 3rd in oral presentation, and 5th in design paper. Congrats to the team and Mike!
(February, 2015) Dr. Jing Zhang received a grant from Changwon National University to develop high temperature oxide materials for casting mold
(October, 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang is invited to serve on a NSF panel to review proposals in the area of materials science.
(August 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang and Drs. A. Tovar (PI), Hazim El-Mounayri, Razi Nalim received a two-year grant from Walmart Foundation "Optimal Plastic Injection Molding Tooling Design and Production through Advanced Additive Manufacturing".
(June 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang was invited to present "Spray Techniques for 3D Printing Process" in the Raytheon Additive Manufacturing Workshop
(June 2014) Xingye Guo received fellowship to attend the 16th National School on Neutron and X-Ray Scattering at Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
(June 2014) Linmin Wu and Yi Zhang presented two papers at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical & Applied Mechanics in East Lansing, Michigan
(April 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang (co-PI) and Dr. Hazim El-Mounayri received additional funds from VIP Tooling to extend the project.
(February 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang was invited to serve on a NSF proposal review panel.
(February 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang received the Release Time for Research grant on Coatings for Biocompatible Alloys from OVCR.
(February 2014) Dr. Jing Zhang received MURI grant entitled “Solid Electrolyte and Composite Electrode Materials for Lithium-ion Battery”.
(June 2013) Dr. Jing Zhang received a NASA Summer of Innovation mini-award “Energy and Aerospace”.
(June 2013) Linmin Wu and Yi Zhang received financial assistance to participate in the Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy in Chicago. Congratulations!
Dr. Jing Zhang was invited to serve on a NSF proposal review panel.
(April 2013) Dr. Jing Zhang serves as one of the Guest Editors of Special Issue of BioMed Research International titled "Advanced Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Applications: Preparation, Characterization, and Clinical Evaluation".
(April 2013) Dr. Jing Zhang (co-PI) and Dr. Hazim El-Mounayri received a grant from VIP Tooling “Optimization of Tooling Design in Extrusion Process”.
Dr. Jing Zhang was invited to attend the EPA proposal review panel.
(January 2013) Dr. Jing Zhang (co-PI) and Dr. T. Wasfy (PI) received a contract from Praxair Surface Technologies for their project "Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposition Process Modeling".
(January 2013) Dr. Zhang received an International Development Fund grant “MAO Coated Biocompatible Magnesium Alloys as Orthopedic Biomaterials”.
(August 2012) Dr. Zhang received a grant from the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC) for his proposal entitled “Research Program on Energy for Aerospace Applications”.
(June 2012) Dr. Zhang received a three-year grant from Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) (award number: DE-FE0008868) for his proposal entitled "Novel Functional-gradient Thermal Barrier Coatings in Coal-fired Power Plant Turbines" (DOE press release, IUPUI News Center, Inside Indiana Business, Power Engineering Magazine).
(June 2012) Dr. Zhang received a Research Support Funds Grant for his proposal entitled “Novel Nano-structured Hydrogen Transport Membrane for Hydrogen Production”.
(May 2012) Dr. Zhang received a summer faculty research grant from Purdue Research Foundation for his proposal entitled “High Proton-Conductive Cermet Membranes for Hydrogen Separation”.
(February 2012) Dr. Zhang received a grant (award number: DE-AR0000160) from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to provide energy education in the State of Indiana. The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is an agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) that has funded the development and deployment of transformational and disruptive energy technologies and systems since 2009. ARPA-E focuses on high-risk concepts with potentially high rewards (source: http://arpa-e.energy.gov/).
Dr. Zhang was invited to review the applications submitted to the Department of Energy.
(November 2, 2011) Dr. Zhang successfully filed a US Patent (13/287,614) entitled “Carbon Nanotube/Glass Composite Material for Bone Graft Support”.