Zhang joins PFE faculty, seeks graduate research assistant

Published: Oct 13, 2008 11:36:49 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang has joined the faculty of Auburn University's Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering as an assistant professor. Zhang earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in materials science and engineering at Tianjin University in China. After earning his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Texas-Dallas, Zhang served as a research associate in chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Several of Zhang's papers have been listed among the top 10 highly cited chemistry papers and the top 20 most-accessed articles in macromolecules. His research areas include nanostructured conducting polymers, chemical vapor sensors, carbon nanotubes and optically active polymeric materials.

Zhang is currently seeking a graduate research assistant with a background in polymer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical engineering or chemistry. For more information, interested students may contact him at XZZ0004@auburn.edu or 334-844-5439.

Visit the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering online at http://eng.auburn.edu/programs/pfen/index.html.