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2018

July 2018
Our paper on Tunable Thermal Conductivity of π-Conjugated Two-Dimensional Polymers has been accepted by Nanoscale. Congrats, Hao and Erica!
June 2018
Zhiting attended 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day 2018 and gave an invited talk at 3M Tech Forum.
June 2018
Zhiting attended 2018 Southeast Polymer Faculty Forum at Georgia Tech and served as the session chair for discussions on Polymers for Energy Conversion and Storage.
June 2018
Zhiting will join Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University as Assistant Professor, Eugene A. Leinroth Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow starting on July 1, 2018.
May 2018
ZT group receives 1,000,000 Titan Core Computation Hours from Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.
April 2018
Daniel B. Cooke successfully defended his master’s thesis on the Design and Optimization of Self-powered Thermoelectric Car Seat Cooler. Congratulations, Daniel!
April 2018
Our work on waste heat recovery from wastewater has been accepted by Science of the Total Environment.
April 2018
Zhiting received Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant from NSF to support undergraduate research in summer 2018.
March 2018
Zhiting gave an invited talk at U.S. Army Adelphi Laboratory Center.
March 2018
Zhiting has been named College of Engineering Faculty Fellow at Virginia Tech.
March 2018
Zhiting gave an invited seminar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, jointly hosted by Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering.
March 2018
ZT Group’s General User Proposal to Brookhaven National Laboratory has been accepted. The beam time at National Synchrotron Light Source II facility is allocated for Summer 2018 cycle.
March 2018
ZT Group received high-end computational resources from XSEDE, an NSF-funded organization that coordinates advanced supercomputing resources with researchers nationally to accelerate scientific discovery. The proposal was peer reviewed through XSEDE Resource Allocation Committee.
February 2018
Zhiting presented an invited seminar of Solvay Seminar Series in Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Macromolecules Innovation Institute.
February 2018
Zhiting has been selected for participation in the Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health.
January 2018
Zhiting has been selected to participate in the 2018 NIH K and New Investigator R01 Proposal Preparation Program.

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2017

December 2017
Our work on thermal switching of thermoresponsive polymer aqueous solutions has been accepted by ACS Macro Letters. Congratulations, Chen and Yunwei!
December 2017
Zhiting received NSF CAREER Award.
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December 2017
Our work on thermal rectification in asymmetric polymer molecule has been accepted by Nano Letters. Congratulations, Hao!
December 2017
Zhiting was invited to attend US-China Joint Symposium on the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems. She presented her perspectives on water-efficient and environment-independent energy sources.
November 2017
Our sample-only proposal has been accepted by Molecular Foundry at Lawrance Berkeley National Lab.
November 2017
Zhiting is a track organizer of NSF Student Competition Track at IMECE 2017. Zhiting also presented our recent work on thermal transport in C60/graphene heterostructures.
October 2017
Zhiting received Doctoral New Investigator Award from American Chemical Society (Petroleum Research Fund).
October 2017
Our paper on comprehensive modeling of a PbTe thermoelectric generator has been accepted for publication in Energy. Congrats, Eury!
October 2017
Zhiting has been offered funding to attend 2017 Sustainable Research Pathways Workshop at Berkeley Lab.
October 2017
Zhiting hosted the visit of Jay Precourt Professor and Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) Arun Majumdar from Stanford.
August 2017
Our paper on cascaded thermoelectric generator has been accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources. Congrats, Eury!
August 2017
Zhiting was invited to attend DOE HEATER Workshop at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
August 2017
Our proposal has been selected and allocated beam time by Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab.
July 2017
Our work on the unusually low thermal conductivity of 3D gyroid graphene, collaborated with Dr. Markus Buehler’s research group at MIT, has been accepted by Nanoscale.
July 2017
Zhiting gave an invited talk at the 9th US-Japan Joint Seminar on Nanoscale Transport Phenomena in Tokyo, Japan. Hao presented a poster.
May 2017
Zhiting received 2017 Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor Award from College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.
January 2017
Zhiting received 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award.

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2016

November 2016
Zhiting was recognized by Vice Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech as Scholar of the Week.
August 2016
ZT Group has been awarded NSF EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER).
August 2016
Zhiting received an NSF grant, with Prof. Po-Hao Adam Huang from University of Arkansas, to support NSF Student Competition at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2016 & 2017).
April 2016
Zhiting received Virginia Tech College of Engineering Undergraduate Research Advisor Award.

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December 2015
Zhiting received DARPA Materials for Transduction (MATRIX) funding with Prof. Shashank Priya and Prof. Scott Huxtable.

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