Zeyang Yu

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Experienced Chemical Engineer and Materials Scientist in nano-materials preparation, surface treatment, functionalization and dispersion. 

Professional in designing multi-functional polymer composites for the applications of automotive, packaging materials, thermal and electric conductive composites. 


Research Interests

  • Multifunctional Composites
  • Nanocomposites
  • Carbon Fibers
  • Graphene and Graphene oxide
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Surface and Interfacial Design

Postdoctoral Research Associate   June. 2021-Present                                                                

Physical Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Postdoctoral Research Associate   Sept. 2019-June. 2021                                                               

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering                                     Aug. 2013-Aug. 2019

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, U.S.A

Dissertation: Graphene Nanoplatelet Based Polymer Composites and Their Multiple Applications

Society of Plastic Engineers

Polymer Compounding: Extrusion/Injection/Compression, Casting/Curing

Coating Techniques: Spray Coating, Blade Coating, Layer-by-Layer Method

Surface Functionalization: Plasma Treatment, Wetting, Sizing, Electrochemical Functionalization, Grafting and Deposition.

Characterization Techniques: SEM, EDS, AFM, Optical Microscopy, TGA, DSC, FTIR, Raman Spectroscopy, XRD, DMA, Mechanical Property Test (Tensile, Flexural), BET, Thermal Diffusivity Analysis, Gas Barrier Analysis, Single Filament Pull-out Test, Interfacial Shear Strength Measurement.