Professor Zheng received his PhD from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Before rejoining HKUST, he was an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany. Professor Zheng is currently a Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Junior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at HKUST.

Teaching Activities

MECH2410 Engineering Materials I 

Research Interests

  • New carbon materials
  • Transparent conductors
  • Multifunctional sensors
  • Surfaces and interfaces of materials
  • Nanocomposites reinforced with nanofillers 
  • Molecular simulations  

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, Wide-Range Wearable Strain Sensors Based on Cracked Graphene/Aligned Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Structures, funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF),  2017-2020.
  • Principal Investigator, Development of Graphene Based Multifunctional Stretchable Transparent Electrodes, funded by HKUST,  2016-2018.

Selected Publications


  • Zheng Q. B., Kim J. K. Graphene for Transparent Conductors: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (ISBN 978-1-4939-2768-5). Springer, New York. 2015, pp. 220.
  • Xue Q. Z., Zheng Q. B. Computational study on the interfacial characteristics of carbon nanotube reinforced polymer composites (Book chapter) (ISBN:978-1-60876-700-7). Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2009, pp.119-156.

Papers:    ResearcherID     Google Scholar     HKUST Scholarly

  • Lee J. H., Kim J. M., Liu D., Guo F. M., Zheng Q. B.*, Jeon S. K., Kim J. K.* (2019): Highly aligned, anisotropic carbon nanofiber films for multidirectional strain sensors with exceptional selectivity. Advanced Functional Materials, 1901623.
  • Liu X.,  Liu D., Lee J. H., Zheng Q. B.*,  Du X.H., Zhang X. Y., Xu H. R., Wang Z. Y., Wu Y., Cui J., Mai Y. W., Kim J. K.* (2019): Spider-Web-Inspired Stretchable Graphene Woven Fabric for Highly Sensitive, Transparent, Wearable Strain Sensors. (highlighted by Nano WerkGraphene researchers are inspired by spider websACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 2282–2294.
  • Zheng Q. B., Liu X., Xu H. R., Cheung M. S., Choi Y. W., Huang H. C., Lei H. Y., Shen X., Wang Z. Y., Wu Y., Kim S. Y., Kim J. K.  (2018): Sliced Graphene Foam films for Dual-functional Wearable Strain Sensors and Switches. (Inside front coverNanoscale  Horizons, 3, 35-44. 
  • Shen X., Wang Z. Y., Wu Y., Liu X., He Y. B., Zheng Q. B., Yang Q. H., Kang F. Y., Kim J. K. (2018): Three-Dimensional Multilayer Graphene Web for Polymer Nanocomposites with Exceptional Transport Properties and Fracture Resistance. Materials Horizons, 5, 275-284.
  • Wang Z. Y., Liu X., Shen X., Han N. M., Wu Y., Zheng Q. B., Jia J. J., Wang N., Kim J. K. (2018): Ultralight graphene honeycomb sandwich for stretchable light-emitting display. Advanced Functional Materials, 28, 1707043.
  • Han N. M., Wang Z. Y., Shen X., Wu Y., Liu X., Zheng Q. B., Kim T. H., Yang J. L., Kim J. K. (2018): Graphene Size-Dependent Multifunctional Properties of Unidirectional Graphene Aerogel/Epoxy Nanocomposites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 6580-6592.
  • Wu Y., Wang Z. Y., Shen X., Liu X., Han N. M.,  Zheng Q. B., Mai Y. W., Kim J. K. (2018): Graphene/Boron Nitride−Polyurethane Microlaminates for Exceptional Dielectric Properties and High Energy Densities. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 26641−26652.
  • Huang J. Q., Chong W. G., Zheng Q. B., Xu Z. L., Cui J., Yao S. S., Wang C. W., Kim J. K. (2018): Understanding the roles of activated porous carbon nanotubes as sulfur support and separator coating for lithium-sulfur batteries. Electrochimica Acta, 268, 1-9.
  • Liu X., Tang C., Du X. H., Xiong S., Xi S. Y., Liu Y. F., Shen X., Zheng Q. B.*, Wang Z. Y., Wu Y., Horner A., Kim J. K. (2017): A highly sensitive graphene woven fabric strain sensor for wearable wireless musical instrumentMaterials Horizons, 4, 477-486.
  • Wu Y., Wang Z. Y., Liu X., Shen X., Zheng Q. B.*, Xue Q., Kim J. K. (2017): Ultralight graphene foam/conductive polymer composites for exceptional electromagnetic interference shielding. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, 9059–9069.
  • Wang Z. Y., Han N. M., Wu Y., Liu X., Shen X., Zheng Q. B.,  Kim J. K.  (2017): Ultrahigh dielectric constant and low loss of highly-aligned graphene aerogel/poly(vinyl alcohol) composites with insulating barriers. Carbon, 123, 385-394.
  • Zheng Q. B., Li Z. G., Yang J. H., Kim J. K. (2014): Graphene oxide-based transparent conductive filmsProgress in Materials Science, 64, 200-247.
  • Zheng Q. B., Zhang B., Lin X. Y., Shen X., Yousefi N., Huang Z. D., Li Z. G., Kim J.K. (2012): Highly transparent and conducting ultra-large graphene oxide/single-walled carbon nanotube hybrid films produced by Langmuir-Blodgett assembly. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 25072-25082.
  • Lin X. Y., Shen X., Zheng Q. B., Yousefi N., Ye L., Mai Y. W., Kim J. K. (2012): Fabrication of highly-aligned, conductive, and strong graphene papers using ultra-large graphene oxide sheets. ACS Nano, 6, 10708-10719.
  • Zheng Q. B., Ip W. H., Lin X. Y., Yousefi N., Yeung K. K., Li Z. G., Kim J.K. (2011): Transparent conductive films consisting of ultra-large graphene sheets produced by Langmuir-Blodgett assemblyACS Nano, 5, 6039-6051.
  • Aboutalebi, S. H., Gudarzi M. M., Zheng Q. B., Kim J. K. (2011): Spontaneous formation of liquid crystals in ultra-large graphene oxide dispersions. Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 2978-2988.
  • Zheng Q. B., Gudarzi M. M., Wang S. J., Geng Y., Li Z. G., Kim J.K. (2011): Improved electrical and optical characteristics of transparent graphene thin films by acid and doping treatments. Carbon, 49, 2905-2916.
  • Zheng Q. B., Geng Y., Wang S. J., Li Z. G., Kim J.K. (2010): Effects of functional groups on the mechanical and wrinkling properties of graphene sheets. Carbon, 48, 4315-4322.
  • Zheng Q. B., Xia D., Xue Q. Z., Yan K. Y., Gao X. L., Li Q. (2009): Computational analysis of effect of modification on the interfacial characteristics of a carbon nanotube-polyethylene composite system. Applied Surface Science, 6, 3534-3543.
  • Zheng Q. B., Xue Q. Z., Yan K. Y., Gao X. L., Li Q., Hao L. Z. (2008): Effect of chemisorption on the interfacial bonding characteristics of carbon nanotube-polymer composites. Polymer, 49, 800-808.
  • Zheng Q. B., Xue Q. Z., Yan K. Y., Gao X. L., Li Q., Hao L. Z. (2008): Influence of chirality on the interfacial bonding characteristics of carbon nanotube polymer composites. Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 044302.
  • Zheng Q. B., Xue Q. Z., Yan K. Y., Hao L. Z., Li Q., Gao X. L. (2007): Investigation of molecular interactions between SWNT and polyethylene /polypropylene /polystyrene /polyaniline MoleculesJournal of Physical Chemistry C, 111, 4628-4637.


  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (2013-2015)
  • Bayer Science & Education Foundation Scholarship, Germany (2013-2015)

Research Opportunities

  • Research Associate and Research Assistant positions are available and the appointees will participate in developing graphene-based multifunctional electrodes such as stretchable sensors and transparent conductors. Applicants should have an earned Doctoral Degree or a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemistry or related disciplines. Prior working experience in carbon materials will be an asset. Self-motivated with the ability to work independently is essential. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits including annual leave, medical and dental benefits will be provided. Applicants are requested to send their CV, a cover letter indicating current and future research interests, and three representative publications to