Faculty, by Name

Shenmin ZHU

Shenmin ZHU

Institute of Composite Materials
Room 533, Material Building D

Biographical Information

Prof. Shenmin Zhu, received her Ph.D degree in Polymer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2001 (Supervisor: Prof. Deyue Yan). After completing PhD, she was awarded a Scholarship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS fellowship) to work at AIST, Japan from 2002 to 2004. In 2005, she moved to Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an associate professor in School of Materials Sciences and Engineering and is a Professor at present. She has published more than 90 papers with over 1200 times of citation.


Research Interests

Her current research interests involve: (1) designing and synthesizing bio-inspired functional materials and investigation their applications in water splitting and photocatalyst; (2) nanocomposite based on graphene or porous carbon and exploring its application (hydrogen production, lithium battery); (3) polymer matrix composite.


Selected Publication

1.      W. Peng, S. Zhu*, W. Wang, W. Zhang, J. Gu, X. Hu, D. Zhang*, Z. Chen. 3D Network magnetophotonic crystals fabricated on morpho butterfly wing templates. Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22(10), 2072-2080

2.      J. Guo, Y. Li, S. Zhu*, Z. Chen, Q. Liu, D. Zhang*, W-J. Moon. Synthesis of WO3@Graphene composite for enhanced photocatalytic oxygen evolution from water. RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 1356-1363.

3.      S. Zhu*, D. Zhang*, Z. Chen, J. Gu, W. Li, H. Jiang, G. Zhou. A simple and effective approach towards biomimetic replication of photonic structures from butterfly wings. Nanotechnology, 2009, 20(31), 315303-315311.

4.      S. Zhu*, X. Liu, Z. Chen, C. Liu, C. Feng, J. Gu, Q. Liu, D. Zhang*. Synthesis of Cu-doped WO3 materials with photonic structures for high performance sensors. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2010, 20, 9126-9132.

5.      S. Zhu, D. Zhang*, Z. Li, H. Furukawa, Z. Chen. Precision replication of hierarchical biological structures by metal oxides using a sonochemical method. Langmuir, 2008, 24, 6292-6299.

6.      S. Zhu, H. Zhou*, M. Hibino, I. Honma, M. Ichihara. Synthesis of MnO2 nanoparticles confined in ordered mesoporous carbon using a sonochemical method. Advanced Functional Materials, 2005, 15, 381-386.

7.      S. Zhu, H. Zhou*, T. Miyoshi, M. Hibino, I. Honma, M. Ichihara. Self-assembly of the mesoporous electrode material Li3Fe 2(PO4)3 using a cationic surfactant as the template. Advanced Materials, 2004, 16, 2012-2017.

8.      S. Zhu, D. Yan*. Atom transfer radical polymerization of methyl methacrylate catalyzed by Iron(II) chloride/isophthalic acid system. Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 8233-8238.


Research Projects

2005 Assembly of multifunctional polymer-inorganic composite with ordered nanopores formed in situ (NSFC)

2007 Fabrication of photonic structures from biological species (NSFC)

2010 Biomimetic fabrication of new materials with hierarchical structures for water splitting (NSFC)

2006 Polymer-inorganic nanocomposite with porous structures for drug delivery system

2008 New materials based on biological photonic structures and functionality

2009-2013 Porous carbon


Honors & Awards

2008, Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of Ministry of Education of China;

2006, Program for Shanghai Pujiang Excellent Talents (Shanghai Science and Technology Committee)