Electrical & Computer Faculty

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Jim P. Zheng, Ph.D.
Sprint Eminent Scholar Chair & Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1986
  • B.S., Physics, Fudan University, China, 1982

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical Capacitors
  • Fuel cells
  • Li-ion Batteries
  • Li-air Batteries
  • Nanomaterial and Nanotechnology
  • Photonic and Chemical Sensors

Current Research Projects

  • Electrochemical Capacitors
  • Fuel cells
  • Li-ion Batteries
  • Li-air Batteries

About

Dr. Jim P. Zheng is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Florida A&M University and Florida State University. He jointed the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in July 1997. Before this position, he has worked at US Army Research Laboratory in the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate located at Fort Monmouth, NJ for about five (5) years. He has published more than hundred (100) articles in scholarly journals, and hundred and twelve (112) papers in conference proceedings in the fields of nano-sensors, energy storage, fuel cells, photonics, and thin film growth, and been awarded eighteen (18) patents, and two (2) patents have been licensed by Kim Technologies International, Inc. located in Los Angeles, CA. He has won numerous research grants from many governmental agencies such as NSF, NASA, and DOD totaling more than $4.6M. He has graduated three (8) doctoral degree students and eight (16) master's degree students, and has co-supervised one (1) post-doctoral fellow. He has received National Research Council Fellow Award in 1993, Army Research & Development Achievement Award in 1997, NASA Faculty Research Award in 1999, and Progress Energy Professional Development Award in 2005. He is member of Materials Research Society, Electrochemical Society, and Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Recent Publications

Recent Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. J Cao, W. J., Shih, J., Zheng, J. P., & Doung, T. (2014). Development and characterization of Li-ion capacitor pouch cells. Journal of Power Sources, 257, 388.
  2. Yang, Y., Li, H., Aichhorn, A., & Zheng, J. P. (2014). Sizing Strategy of Distributed Battery Storage System With High Penetration of Photovoltaic for Voltage Regulation and Peak Load Shaving. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5, 982.
  3. Cao, W. J., & Zheng, J. P. (2013). The Effect of Cathode and Anode Potentials on the Cycling Performance of Li-Ion Capacitors. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 160, a1573.
  4. Chen, X. J., Shellikeri, A., Wu, Q., Zheng, J. P., Hendrickson, M., & Plichta, E. J. (2013). A High-Rate Rechargeable Li-Air Flow Battery. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 160, A1619.

Recent Patents

  1. J. P. Zheng, "High Energy Density Electrochemical Capacitors", PCT patent application No. PCTIUS20111038901, filed June 2, 2011, U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial No. 611350,776, filed June 2, 2012.
  2. J. P. Zheng, "Alkali Metal-air Flow Batteries", PCT International Patent Publication No. WO 2012/061817 A1, filed May 10, 2012.
  3. J. P. Zheng, Z.Y. Liang, B. Wang, C. Zhang, and W. Zhu, "Catalytic electrode with gradient porosity and catalyst density for fuel cells", US Patent Pub. No. US2011/0008705.
  4. J. P. Zheng, Z.Y. Liang, B. Wang, C. Zhang, and W. Zhu, "Carbon nanotube and nanofiber film materials based membrane electrode assemblies for fuel cells", US Patent Pub. No. US2010/0143822.