Zhengwei Pan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Expertise includes nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, and nanowire

Dr. Pan is a Senior Research Scientist and the Program Lead of Colloid and Interface program in the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research, College of Petroleum Engineering & Geoscience, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Prior to joining KFUPM, he was a Professor (2016-2018), Associate Professor (2011-2016) and Assistant Professor (2006-2011) in the College of Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia. He was a Research Associate (2002-2003), Guest Scientist (2003-2005) and Staff Scientist (2005-2006) in the Chemical Science Division and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He conducted postdoctoral research at Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000-2001, City University of Hong Kong in 1999, and the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997-1999.

Education
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China, 1997
  • M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 1993
  • B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China, 1990
Areas of Expertise
  • Synthesis, characterization, and properties of nanomaterials including nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanobelts, and graphene
  • Design, fabrication and spectral study of new persistent luminescent materials including near-infrared (700-950 nm), short-wave infrared (950-1700 nm), and ultraviolet (200-400 nm) persistent phosphors
  • Applications of functional materials in solid-state lighting, night and daytime identification, solar energy, and crude oil detection
  • Development of new physical property measurement techniques for one-dimensional nanostructures

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