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Academician Prof. Ze ZHANG





Ze Zhang
Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering
Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Director,  Center of Electron Microscopy
Zhejiang University, Yuquan Campus
38 Zheda Road
Hangzhou, China 310027
Professional Activities
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
President of Academic Committee, Zhejiang University
President of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society
President of China Association for Instrumental Analysis
President of Asia-Pacific Societies for Electron Microscopy 
Ph.D. – Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987
M. S – Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1983,
B.S. – Department of Physics, Jilin University, 1980
Working Experience
2010 -, Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Director, Center of Electron Microscopy, Zhejiang University
2003 - 2009, Professor and Vice president of Beijing University of Technology
1995 - 2001, Professor and the Director of the Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1996 - 2000, Executive Secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology, China (Till June of 2001)
1994.3 - 1994.6, Visiting Scientist in the Electron Microscopy Center of the University of Antwerp (RUCA), Belgium
1991. 11 - 1992. 5, Visiting Scientist in Lehigh University, USA
1988.5 - 1990.12, Guest Scientist at the Institute of Solid Physics, at the Research Center, Jüelich, Germany
Awards and Honors
China "Qiushi Distinguished Young Scientists " Award, 1995
Chinese Academy "Natural Science Awards", third class, 1994
Chinese Academy "Natural Science Awards", second class, 1992
"Chinese Young Scientist Awards", in Physics, 1992
Beijing "Young Scientist Awards", 1988
“National Science & Technology Awards for Young Scientists”, 1988
First Class of "National Natural Science Awards”, 1987
National "C. S. Wu Physics Awards", 1987
Research Interests
1. The relationship of microstructure and physical properties of low-dimensional nanostructures
2. Microstructures of defects in the complex metallic alloy phases
3. Microstructure and growth mechanism of nanostructures
4. In situ TEM and in situ nanomechanics
Selected Publications
  1. J. Wang, Z. Zeng, C Weinberger, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu, S. Mao, "In situ atomic scale observation of twinning dominated deformation in nanoscale body-centered cubic tungsten", Nat. Mater. 2015, doi:10.1038/nmat4228
  2. L. Zhong, J. Wang, H. Sheng, Z. Zhang, S. Mao, "Formation of monatomic metallic glasses through ultrafast liquid quenching", Nature 2014, 512, 177-180.
  3. J. Sun, L. He, Y. Lo, T. Xu, H. Bi, L. Sun, Z. Zhang, S. Mao, J. Li," liquid like pseudoelasticity of sub-10-nm crystalline silver particles", Nat. Mater. 2014, 13, 1007-1012.
  4. E. Ma, Z. Zhang, "Reflections from the glass maze", Nat. Mater., 2011, 24 (1), 10-11
  5. K. Zheng, C. C. Wang, Y. Q. Cheng, Y. H. Yue, X. D. Han, Z. Zhang, Z. W. Shan, S. X. Mao, M. M. Ye, Y. D. Yin, E. Ma, "Electron-beam-assisted superplastic shaping of nanoscale amorphous silica", Nat. Commun., 2010, 1, 1-8
  6. L. H. Wang, X. D. Han, P. Liu, Y. H. Yue, Z. Zhang, E. Ma, "In Situ Observation of Dislocation Behavior in Nanometer Grains", Phys. Rev. Lett., 2010, 105 (13), 135501
  7. X. D. Han, S. L. Zheng, Y. F. Zhang, K. Zheng, S. B. Zhang, Z. Zhang, X. N. Zhang, X. Q. Liu, G. Chen, Y. J. Hao, X. Y. Guo, “Polarization Driven Covalently-Bonded Octahedral-Twinning and Backbone-Peripheral-Helical Nanoarchitectures”, Nano Lett. 8, 2258 (2008)
  8. W. Zhou, K. Zheng, L. He, R. M. Wang, L. Guo, C. P. Chen, X. D. Han, Z. Zhang, “Ni Ni3C Core–Shell Nanochains and Its Magnetic Properties One-Step Synthesis at Low Temperature”, Nano Lett. 8, 1147 (2008)
  9. Y. F. Zhang, X. D. Han, K. Zheng, Z. Zhang, X. N. Zhang, J. Y. Fu, Y. Ji, “Direct Observation of Super-Plasticity of Beta-SiC Nanowires at Low Temperature”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 17, 3435 (2007)
  10. X. D. Han, K. Zheng, Y. F. Zhang, X. N. Zhang, Z. Zhang, and Z. L. Wang, “Low-Temperature In Situ Large-Strain Plasticity of Silicon Nanowires”, Adv. Mater. 19, 2112 (2007)
  11. X. D. Han, Y. F. Zhang, K. Zheng, X. N. Zhang, Z. Zhang, Y. J. Hao, X. Y. Guo, J. Yuan, and Z. L. Wang, “Direct Observation of Low-Temperature Large Strain Plasticity and Atomic Mechanisms of Ceramic SiC Nanowires”, Nano Lett. 7, 452 (2007)
  12. X. D. Han, Z. Zhang and Z. L. Wang, “Experimental nanomechanics of one-dimensional nanomaterials by In situ microscopy”, Nano: breif reports and reviews 2, 249 (2007)
  13. Z. M. Zeng, J. F. Feng, Y. Wang, X. F. Han, W. S. Zhan, X. G. Zhang, Z. Zhang, “Probing Spin-Flip Scattering in Ballistic Nanosystems”, Physical Review Letters 97, 106605 (2006)
  14. Y. H. Chen, W. Sun and Z. Zhang, “Approximant phases, phason planes and domain-boundary networks in Al-Ni-Rh alloys”, Phil. Mag. Lett. 86, 817 (2006)
  15. H. Tian, W. Sun, and Z. Zhang, “Determination of atomic structure of phason planes in the ξ‘-Al-Pd-Mn phase”, Phil. Mag. Lett. 86, 309 (2006)
  16. Z. Zhang, M. Wollgarten and K. Urban, "Analysis of dislocations in icosahedral Al-Cu-Fe alloy by transmission electron microscopy", Phil. Mag. Lett. 61, 125 (1990)
  17. Z. Zhang and K. Urban, "Transmission electron microscope observations of dislocations and stacking faults in a decagonal Al-Cu-Co alloy", Phil. Mag. Lett. 60, 97 (1989)
  18. Z. Zhang, H. Q. Ye and K. H. Kuo, "A new icosahedral phase with m35 symmetry", Phil. Mag. A 52, L49 (1985)