Cheng Receives Tenure, Promotion to Associate Professor

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, April 9, 2010 – Zhengdong Cheng, a faculty member in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received tenure and promotion to associate professor.

Cheng’s research focuses on the self-organization of intelligent colloids and anisotropic particles, the fabrication of photonic crystals and integrated photonic circuits, solar hydrogen production via water splitting, and the application of microfluidics to bio-encapsulation. The techniques developed are applicable to the modeling of phase transitions and liquid crystal materials, the engineering of nano-composites and semiconductor of light, solar energy harvesting, and a wide range of therapeutic treatments.

Cheng completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Science & Technology of China before earning his master’s degree at the Institute of High Energy Physics in Beijing. He received his doctoral degree from Princeton University in 1999. Full Story