Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
374 Fitzpatrick Hall
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic University, 2011
M.S., Southeast University, China, 2008
B.S., Southeast University, China, 2005
Prof. Zhang directs the Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Lab (AMEL) at Notre Dame. His research focuses on thermal science and thermal energy conversion, clean and sustainable energy systems, additive and nano manufacturing of flexible devices for energy conversion and sensing.
Research Capabilities: Nanoparticle synthesis for thermoelectric and other energy related applications, additive manufacturing of energy conversion and storage devices using colloidal nanocrystals, and thermal and thermoelectric property characterization of nanostructured materials.
Thermal, Waste Heat, Energy Harvesting, Sensor
RELEVANT ENERGY PUBLICATIONS
- Z. Lin, C. Hollar, J. S. Kang, A. Yin, Y. Wang, H. Shiu, Y. Huang, Y. Hu, Y. Zhang, X. Duan, “A Solution Processable High-Performance Thermoelectric Copper Selenide Thin Film”, Advanced Materials, 1606662, 2017.
- T. Varghese, C. Hollar, N. Kempf, C. Han, D. Estrada, R. J. Mehta, Y. Zhang, High-performance and flexible thermoelectric films by screen printing solution-processed nanoplate crystals, Scientific Reports, 6, 33135, 2016.
- Y. Zhang, X. Wang, M. Cleary, L. Schoensee, N. Kempf, “High-Performance Nanostructured Thermoelectric Generators for Micro Combined Heat and Power Systems”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 96, 83, 2016.
- Y. Zhang, M. Cleary, X. Wang, N. Kempf, L. Schoensee, J. Yang, G. Joshi, L. Meda, “High-temperature and high-power-density nanostructured thermoelectric generator for automotive waste heat recovery”, Energy Conversion and Management, 105, 946, 2015.
- R. J. Mehta, Y. Zhang, C. Karthik, B. Singh, R. W. Siegel, T. Borca-Tasciuc, G. Ramanath, “A new class of doped nanobulk high figure of merit thermoelectrics by scalable bottom-up assembly”, Nature Materials, 11, 233, 2012.