Visiting Assistant Professor

Personnel Profile

Yue Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor

Yue Zhang


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2013

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010

B.S., Polymer Materials and Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing, China, 2008

Research Interests

  • Nanomanufacturing

  • Remanufacturing

  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy

  • Nanotechnology-Enabled Energy Conversion and Storage

  • Manufacturing of Multifunctional Polymer/ Nano-composites

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, K.; Wang, S.; Zhang, X.; Zhang, Y.; Cui, Y.; Qiu, J., Thermoelectric performance of p-type nanohybrids filled polymer composites. Nano Energy 2015, 13, 327-335.

  • Zhang, Y.; Ren, L.; Zhang, K.; Wang, S.; Qiu, J., Increasing the photocurrent of polymer solar cells through the incorporation of graphene nanobelts. Science of Advanced Materials 2013, 5 (4), 366-372.

  • Zhang, K. †; Zhang, Y. †; Wang, S., Enhancing thermoelectric properties of organic composites through hierarchical nanostructures. (†equal contribution) Scientific reports 2013, 3.

  • Zhang, K.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, S., Effectively decoupling electrical and thermal conductivity of polymer composites. Carbon 2013, 65, 105-111.

  • Zhang, X.; Hikal, W. M.; Zhang, Y.; Bhattacharia, S. K.; Li, L.; Panditrao, S.; Wang, S.; Weeks, B. L., Direct laser initiation and improved thermal stability of nitrocellulose/graphene oxide nanocomposites. Applied Physics Letters 2013, 102 (14), 141905.

  • Zhang, Y.; Wang, S.; Li, L.; Zhang, K.; Qiu, J.; Davis, M.; Hope-Weeks, L. J., Tuning electrical conductivity and surface area of chemically-exfoliated graphene through nanocrystal functionalization. Materials Chemistry and Physics 2012, 135 (2), 1057-1063.

  • Zhang, Y.; Ren, L.; Wang, S.; Marathe, A.; Chaudhuri, J.; Li, G., Functionalization of graphene sheets through fullerene attachment. J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21 (14), 5386-5391.

  • Wang, S.; Zhang, Y.; Abidi, N.; Cabrales, L., Wettability and surface free energy of graphene films. Langmuir 2009, 25 (18), 11078-11081.

Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
EC 327
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
fax: (361) 593-3342
Personal Website:

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