Chun Cheng A/Prof.

Associate Professor


Materials Science and Engineering

86-755-88018568


chengc@sustc.edu.cn


Education:

Ph.D., in Nano Science and Technology, HKUST, 2009

M.S., in Condensed Materials, Central China Normal University, 2004

B.S., in Physics, Central China Normal University, 2002

Professional Experience:

June 2013 - present,Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China

May 2011 – Mar. 2013, Postdoctoral Employee, UC-Berkeley

Mar 2010 – April 2011, Postdoctoral Fellow, HKUST

Sep 2009 – Feb 2010, Research Assistant, HKUST

Honors and Awards:

"Outstanding Youth" (2015), Guangdong Province

“Excellent Young Teacher” and “Young Talents” of Guangdong Province (2015)

The selector of “Peacock Project” of Shenzhen (Class B, 2013)

Research Interests:

The main research topics include smart materials, energy materials, two-dimensional inorganic flexible electronic materials and devices, etc. (1) Smart materials and structures based on the phase transition of VO2 micro/nano materials: preparation of smart materials, adjusting and application of its response characteristics, such as near field power meter, micro actuator, infrared detector, smart glass, etc. (2) Energy materials: the application of advanced micro/nano functional materials in the hydrogen production by sunlight driven water splitting, energy storage materials(lithium ion batteries and super capacitors) and energy saving materials of smart windows, etc.; Research and industrialization of new perovskite solar cell; (3) two-dimensional materials: preparation of inorganic two-dimensional materials (single crystal with large area, layer control, heterogeneous structure, direct growth of flexible substrate at low temperature, etc.), technology of continuous green transfer and device application. He published more than 30 articles of SCI in the past 5 years. Series of his work were highly praised by the LBNL NEWs Center of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and widely reported in many famous network media, such as Science Daily, PHYS.ORG, Materials Views, Materials360online etc. He has shown excellent research ability and potentiality as a young scientist.

Selected Publication

1)     J. Wu, R. Shi; B. N Chandrashekar, Z. Zhu, A. Wang, C. Cheng, B. Xu*, H. Zhang* Nano-wire interlaced structured vanadium oxide and nano silicon composite as anode for advanced lithium ion battery, Electrochemistry Communications, 2017, reviewing

2)     Phosphorous doped graphitic-C3N4 hierarchical architecture for hydrogen production from water under visible light, Linfei Zhang#, Yi Zhang#, Run Shi, Shuhan Bao, Jingwei Wang, Abbas Amini, Bananakere Nanjegowda Chandrashekar, Chun Cheng* Materials Today Energy, 5 (2017) 91-98

3)     A. Hezam, K. Namratha, Q.A. Drmosh, B. N. Chandrashekar, Z. Yemani , C. Cheng * and  K. Byrappa,*Heterogeneous Growth Mechanism of Zinc Oxide  Flower-Like Structures and their Morphology Effect on Optical and Photocatalytic Properties, CrystEngComm,accepted

4)     Liu, Chang; Ding, Wenhui; Zhou, Xianyong; Gao, Jishu; Cheng, Chun; Zhao, Xing-Zhong; Xu, Baomin*, Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells Prepared in Ambient Air Based on Surface-Modified Perovskite, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121(2017), 6546−6553 2017-03-09

5)     K. Sadri, A. Amini*, C. Cheng, A new numerical method for delay and advanced integro-differential equations, Numerical Algorithms, (2017) 1-32 2017-04-05

6)     K. Sadri, A. Amini*, C. Cheng, Low cost numerical solution for three-dimensional linear and nonlinear integral equations via three-dimensional Jacobi polynomials, Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 319(2017), 493–513 2017-08-01

7)     B.N. Chandrashekar, B.E. Kumara Swamy*, K.J. Gururaj, and C. Cheng, Simultaneous Determination of Epinephrine, Ascorbic acid and Folic acid using TX-100 Immobilized Modified Carbon Paste Electrode: A Cyclic Voltammetric Study, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 231 (2017) 379–385 2017-04-01

8)     X. Yang,  L.Hu, H. Deng, K. Qiao, C. Hu, Z. Liu, S. Yuan, J. Khan, D. Li, J. Tang,  C. Cheng *, Haisheng Song* Improving the Performance of PbS Quantum Dot Solar Cells by Optimizing ZnO Window Layer, Nano-Micro Letters, 9 (2017) 24, pp 1-10 2017-01-04

9)     G. Zhang, J. Wang, Z. Wu, R. Shi, W. Ouyang, A. Amini, B.N. Chandrashekar, N.  Wang and C. Cheng*, Shape-Dependent Defect Structures in Monolayer MoS2 Crystals Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (1), pp 763–770 2016-12-08

10)  S. Xu, Z. Wu, H. Lu, Y. Han, G. Long, X. Chen, T. Han, W. Ye, Y. WU, J. Lin, J. Shen, Y. Cai, Y. He, F. Zhang, R. Lortz, C. Cheng and N. Wang *, Universal low-temperature Ohmic contacts for quantum transport in transition metal dichalcogenides, 2D Mater.3 (2016)021007. 2016-04-22


Chun CHENG(程春) Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
South University of Science and Technology of China
Address: Scientific research building II, Room 423;Tangchang Rd.,Xili,Nanshan District(南山区西丽塘长路),Shenzhen,Guandong,P.R. China,518055
Tel (Office): +86 0755-88018568
Email: chengc@sustc.edu.cn 



国家自然基金委

国家科技部


国家教育部

广东省科技厅

深圳市科创委

南方科技大学校长基金

南方科技大学副校长基金


  • 1

    Effect of graphene layers on the thermomechanical behaviour of a NiTi shape memory alloy during the nanoscale phase transition 2013

    A Amini, N Hameed, JS Church, C Cheng, A Asgari, F Will, Scripta Materialia, 68, (2013) 420 Link


  • 2

    A micro solid engine: micro-actuation at high speed and high energy efficiency 2013

    K. X. Wang, C. Cheng, E. Cardona, J. Guan, K. Liu, J. Wu Acs Nano, 7 (2013) 2266


  • 3

    Ni-NTA-coated nanowire materials for protein enrichment and the application in a medical device used for blood glucose degradation 2013

    Q. Hu*, C. Cheng*, W. Qin, Y.Q. Liu, S. Xu, B.Z. Tang, N. Wang, N. Li, NANO, 8, (2013) 1350029 (co-first author)  Link


  • 4

    Axially engineered metal-insulator phase transition by graded doping vo2 nanowires 2013

    S Lee, C. Cheng, H. Guo, K. Hippalgaonkar, K. Wang, J. Suh, K. Liu, J. Wu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135 (2013) 4850 Link


  • 5

    A Asgari, Combinational rate effects on the performance of nano-grained pseudoelastic Nitinols 2013

    A Amini, C Cheng,  Mater. Lett. 105 (2013) 98 Link


  • 6

    Temperature variations at nano-scale level in phase transformed nanocrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys adjacent to graphene layers 2013

    A. Amini, C. Cheng, M. Naebe, JS Church, N. Hameed, A. Asgari, F. Will, Nanoscale, 5, (2013), 6479 Link

  • 7

    Nature of hardness evolution in nanocrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys during solid-state phase transition 2013

    A. Amini*, C. Cheng*, Scientific Reports 3 (2013) 2476 (Co-corresponding author) Link


  • 8

    Dynamically tracking the strain across the metal-insulator transition in VO2 measured using electromechanical resonators 2013

    P. Parikh, C. Chakraborty, A. Sebastian, S. Sengupta, C. Cheng, J. Wu, MM Deshmukh, Nano Lett. 13 (2013) 4685 Link

  • 9

    Phase Transformation Evolution in NiTi Shape Memory Alloy under Cyclic Nanoindentation Loadings at Dissimilar Rates. 2013

    A. Amini*, C. Cheng*, Q. Kan, M. Naebe, H. Song, Scientific Reports, 3 (2013) 3412 (Co-corresponding author) Link


  • 10

    Powerful, Multifunctional Torsional Micro Muscles Activated by Phase Transition 2013

    K. Liu, C. Cheng, J. Suh, R. Tang-Kong, D.Fu, S. Lee, J. Zhou, L. O. Chua, J. Wu, (2014), 26, 1746. Link


  • 11

    Enhanced photocatalytic performance of TiO2-ZnO hybrid nanostructures 2014

    C. Cheng*, A. Amini, C. Zhu, Z. Xu, H. Song, N. Wang* , Scientific Reports, 4 20144181 Link


  • 12

    Self-assembly and horizontal orientation growth of VO2 nanowires 2014

    C. Cheng*, H. Guo, A. Amini, K. Liu, D. Fu, J. Zou, H. Song, Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) 5456 Link

  • 13

    VO2 nanowire-based microthermometer for quantitative evaluation of electron beam heating 2014

    H. Guo, M. I. Khan, C. Cheng, W. Fan, C. Dames, J. Wu and A. M. Minor*, Nature Communication 5 2015 4986 Link

  • 14

    Nanoscale variation in energy dissipation in austenitic shape memory alloys in ultimate loading cycles 2014

    A. Amini*, C. Yang, C. Cheng, M. Naebe and Y. Xiang, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, (2014) 1-7 Link


  • 14

    A self-entanglement mechanism for continuous pulling of carbon nanotube yarns 2011

    C. Zhu, C. Cheng, Y.H. He, Lin W, T.L. Wong, K.K. Fung and N. Wang Carbon 49 (2011) 4996 LINK

  • 15

    Directly metering light absorption and heat transfer in single nanowires using metal-insulator transition 2014

    C. Cheng, D. Fu, K. Liu, H. Guo, S. Xu, S. Ryu, O. Ho, J. Zhou, W. Fan, W. Bao, M. Salmeron, N. Wang, C. P. Grigoropoulos, and J. Wu*, Adv. Opt. Mater., 32015336Highlighted by MaterialsViewsLink


  • 15

    Heat Transfer across the Interface between Nanoscale Solids and Gas 2012

    C. Cheng, W. Fan, J. Cao, S.G. Ryu, J. Ji, G. P. Grigoropoulos and J. Wu ACS Nano 5 (2011) 10102  LINK

  • 15

    Carbon-assisted nucleation and vertical growth of high-quality ZnO nanowire arrays 2011

    C. Cheng, T.L. Wong, W. Le, C. Zhu, S.G. Xu, L. Wang, K. K. Fung, and N. Wang AIP Advances 1 (2011) 032104 Top 2 Most downloaded paper in Sept. 2011 and highlighted LINK

  • 16

    Hierarchical ZnO Nanostructures with Blooming Flowers Driven by Screw Dislocations 2015

    C. Huang, R. Shi, A. Amini, Z. Wu, S. Xu, L. Zhang, W. Cao, J. Feng,   H. Song, Y. Shi, N. Wang and C. Cheng*Scientific Reports, 5 (2015) 8266 Link

  • 16

    Ultra-long, free-standing, single-crystalline vanadium dioxide micro/nanowires grown by simple thermal evaporation 2012

    C. Cheng, K. Liu, B. Liu, J. Suh and J. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (2012) 103111 LINK

  • 17

    Negative compressibility in graphene-terminated black phosphorus heterostructures 2015

    Y. Wu, X. Chen, Z. Wu, S. Xu, T. Han, J. Lin, B. Skinner, Y. Cai, Y. He, C. Cheng, and Ning Wang*,Phys. Rev. B 93 (2016) 035455, Link


  • 17

    Optimizing Nanosheet-based ZnO Hierarchical Structure through Ultrasonic-assisted Precipitation for Remarkable Photovoltaic Enhancement in Quasi-solid Dye-sensitized Solar Cells 2012

    Y. Shi, C. Zhu, L. Wang, W. Li, C. Cheng, K. M. Ho, K. K. Fung, and N. Wang J. Mater. Chem. 22 (2012)13097 LINK

  • 18

    A fast transfer-free synthesis of high-quality monolayer graphene on insulating substrates by a simple rapid thermal treatment. 2016

    Z. Wu, Y. Guo, Y. Guo, R. Huang, S. Xu, J. Song, H. Lu, Z. Lin, Y. Han, H. Li, T. Han, J. Lin, Y. Wu, G. Long, Y. Cai, C. Cheng, D. Su, J. Robertson, and N. Wang, Nanoscale, Oct. 2015 Link

  • 18

    Directed Assembly of Nano-scale Phase Variants in Highly Strained BiFeO3 Thin Films 2012

    J. Zhou, M. Trassin, Qi. He, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, C. Cheng, J. Zhang, W. Liang, J. Seidel, C. Hsin, and J. Wu,  J. Appl. Phys., 112 (2012) 064102. LINK


  • 19

    Universal low-temperature Ohmic contacts for quantum transport in transition metal dichalcogenides 2016

    S. Xu; Z. Wu; H. Lu; Y. Han; G. Long; X. Chen; T. Han; W. Ye; Y. WU; J. Lin; J. Shen; Y. Cai; Y. He; F. Zhang; R. Lortz; C. Cheng and N. Wang *, 2D Mater. 3(2016)021007. Link

  • 19

    Dense Electron System from Gate-Controlled Surface Metal-Insulator Transition 2012

    K. Liu, D. Fu, J. Cao, J. Suh, K. X. Wang, C. Cheng, D. F. Ogletree, H. Guo, S. Sengupta, A.Khan, C. W. Yeung, S. Salahuddin, M. M. Deshmukh, J. Wu, Nano Lett., 12, (2012) 6272 LINK


  • 20

    Y-shaped ZnO Nanobelts Driven from Twinned Dislocations 2016

    Y. Shi, S. H. Bao, R. Shi, C. Z. Huang, A. Amini, Z. F. Wu, L. F. Zhang, N. Wang and C. Cheng*,Scientific Reports, 6, (2016), 22494, Link

  • 20

    Correlation between the morphology and performance enhancement of zno hierarchical flower photoanodes in quasi-solid dye-sensitized solar cells 2012

    D. Fu*, K. Liu*, T. Tao, K. Lo, C. Cheng, B. Liu, R. Zhang, H. Bechtel, J. Wu,  J. Appl. Phys., 113, (2013) 043707 LINK


  • 21

    Tuning the optical and electrical properties of hydrothermally grown ZnO nanowires by sealed post annealing treatment 2016

    S. Xu, C. Cheng, W. Guo, Y. He, R. Huang, S. Du, N. Wang, Solid State Communications, 160, (2013) 41 Link


  • 22

    V2O5-C-SnO2 Hybrid Nanobelts as High Performance Anodes for Lithium-ion Batteries 2016

    Linfei Zhang, Mingyang Yang, Shengliang Zhang, Zefei Wu, Abbas Amini, Yi Zhang, Dongyong Wang, shuhan bao, Zhouguang Lu, Ning Wang and C. Cheng*, Scientific Reports,2016, 6, 33597.


  • 1

    Fabrication of ZnO Micro-& nanofibers by Controllable vaporization of Alloy 2005

    C. C. Tang, C. Cheng, X. X. Ding, S. R. Qi 

    CN1594098, 2005.

  • 2

    A Method for Three Dimensional Sculpturing of Nanowire Arrays 2015

    C. Cheng, R. Shi, C. Huang, Y. Shi, S. Bao, D. Li, L. Zhang

    PCT Patent (PCT/CN2015/089884)

  • 3

    V2O5-C-SnO2 Hybrid Nanobelts as High Performance Anode for Lithium-ion Batteries 2015

    C. Cheng, L.F. Zhang, S.L. Zhang

    PCT Patent (PCT/CN2015/099581)


Post-doctoral

Laboratory Technician

研究方向:二维纳米材料在能源存储及电子器件中的应用研究,相关研究成果分别发表在Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Small, Nanoscale, Scientific Reports, J. Phys. Chem. C, Dalton Trans.等国际知名期刊上。在Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.上发表的文章被选为“Back Cover”“Hot Paper”;发表在Small上的文章被Materials Views (中国,http://www.materialsviewschina.com) 报道。参加工作以后申请获批国自然青年基金一项,深圳市基础研究两项。


Research Assistant

PhD candidate,

joined Prof. Cheng’s group since October 2015 and mainly focus on the growth of 1D and 2D nano-materials as well as device fabrication. 


PhD candidate,joined Prof. Cheng’s group since October 2015 and mainly focus on the growth of 1D and 2D nano-materials as well as device fabrication. 

2016年7月本科毕业于南方科技大学材料科学与工程系获学士学位,2014年起从事一维氧化钒功能纳米材料的制备、表征与器件制备工作,研究兴趣还包含金属氧化物纳米结构的形貌调控与智能材料的相关应用。 


Assistant ResearcherWork on functional nano materials.

Undergraduate

材料系本科生

Undergraduate

材料系本科生

Undergraduate

主要从事非金属光催化材料和二维材料的制备与应用研究

Undergraduate, working on non-metal catalyst and 2D materials

undergraduate, study the fabrication, characterization and application of nanomaterials in the laboratory at the SUSTECH

undergraduate, study the fabrication, characterization and application of nanomaterials in the laboratory at the SUSTECH

Undergraduate, senior

Work on the growth 2D materials and functional vanadium oxide materials.

Undergraduate, seniorWork on the growth 2D materials and functional vanadium oxide materials.

    The main research topics include smart materials, energy materials, two-dimensional inorganic flexible electronic materials and devices, etc. (1) Smart materials and structures based on the phase transition of VO2 micro/nano materials: preparation of smart materials, adjusting and application of its response characteristics, such as near field power meter, micro actuator, infrared detector, smart glass, etc. (2) Energy materials: the application of advanced micro/nano functional materials in the hydrogen production by sunlight driven water splitting, energy storage materials(lithium ion batteries and super capacitors) and energy saving materials of smart windows, etc.; Research and industrialization of new perovskite solar cell; (3) two-dimensional materials: preparation of inorganic two-dimensional materials (single crystal with large area, layer control, heterogeneous structure, direct growth of flexible substrate at low temperature, etc.), technology of continuous green transfer and device application. He published more than 30 articles of SCI in the past 5 years. Series of his work were highly praised by the LBNL NEWs Center of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and widely reported in many famous network media, such as Science Daily, PHYS.ORG, Materials Views, Materials360online etc. He has shown excellent research ability and potentiality as a young scientist.