Dr Zhiyuan Zeng (曾志远)


Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

Dr Zhiyuan Zeng received his BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees all in Material Science & Engineering from Central South University, Zhejiang University and Nanyang Technological University in 2006, 2008 and 2013, respectively. He continued his postdoc training at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2013-2017). Then he jumped into Industry in Silicon Valley working for Applied Materials Inc. as a Process Engineer/Senior Process Engineer (2017-2019). Dr. Zeng joined CityU-MSE in 2019. His research interest focuses on using In-situ/Ex-situ Multimodal Characterizations (especially in-situ TEM, synchrotron X-ray absorption, electrochemical testing etc.) to solve fundamental and technologically-important problems, especially those related to environmental application, energy conversion and storage, nano-electronics and bioelectronics. He has published 87 SCI papers (55 IF>10) with total citation 15200 + times and H-index 48 (google scholar), which include Nat. Mater., Nat. Protoc., Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Acc. Chem. Res., Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Energ. Environ. Sci. etc. He has been listed as the Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, Clarivate Analytics) in 2020 and 2018.



Zhiyuan Zeng, Ph.D.
Office: Yeung-P5311                                          Lab: YEUNG-B2770
Phone: (852) 3442-2318                                     Fax: (852) 3442-0892 
Email: zhiyzeng@cityu.edu.hk

Appointment History     
2019 - Present, Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
2018 - 2019, Senior Process Engineer, Applied Materials Inc (Silicon Valley)
2017 - 2018, Process Engineer, Applied Materials Inc (Silicon Valley)

2013 - 2017, Postdoc Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Advisor: Prof. Haimei Zheng)

2013,   Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University (Advisor: Prof. Hua Zhang)
2008,  M.S., Zhejiang University (Advisor: Prof. Jiangping Tu)                        
2006,  B.S., Central South University (Advisor: Prof. Yuchang Su)

Honors and Awards

2021, Emerging Investigators for Chemical Communications 

2021, World's Top 2% Scientists in Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. for single year, by Stanford University
2020, Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, World wide), by Clarivate Analytics

2021, World's Top 2% Scientists in Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. for single year, by Stanford University
2020, Emerging Investigators for Journal of Materials Chemistry A
2018, Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1%, World wide), by Clarivate Analytics

2019, Early Career Scheme Award by Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

2018, Working Smarter in Analytical Techniques, by EAG Laboratories (Silicon Valley)
2014,  Secretary, San Francisco Section of The Electrochemical Society
2012,  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad


Academic Services

2021 - Present, Youth Editorial BoardEnergy & Environmental Materials (IF: 15.122)

2021 - Present, Youth Editorial Board, Journal of Electrochemistry (Editor-in-Chief: Sun Shi-Gang)

2020, Guest Editor, 35th anniversary of the Chemical Research in Chinese Universities      

2020 - Present, PhD Program and Qualifying Examination Committee (CityU-MSE) 

2019 - PresentYouth Editorial BoardChinese Chemical Letters  

2019 - Present, Review Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry

2014 - 2015, Secretary, San Francisco Section of The Electrochemical Society (ECS)

2014 - Present, Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)

2014 - Present, Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS)