Dr. Zhengtao Zhu

Department of Chemistry and
Applied Biological Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Laboratory of Advanced Materials
for Flexible Electronics & Sensors

Research Funding:
  • “Wireless body area network in space: Development of wireless health monitoring system with flexible and wearable sensors.”  Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Science PI: Yanxiao Zhao; Co-PIs: Zhengtao Zhu, Hao Fong, Charles Tolle, Moses Ikiugu, Hyeun Joong Yoon, Manki Min. Total Award Amount: $750,000. Source of Support: NASA EPSCoR. Total Award Period Covered: 01/01/2018–12/31/2020. 
  • “Center for advanced sensors (CAS).”  Principal Investigator (PI): Qiquan Qiao; Co-PIs: David Aaron, Hao Fong; Aaron Franzen;  Timothy Hansen, Dennis Helder, Huitian Lu, Zhen Ni, Yunpeng Pan, Sung Shin, Alevitina Smirnova, Songxin Tan, Reinaldo Tonkoski, Myounggyu Won, Hyeun Joong Yoon, Zhengtao Zhu. Total Award Amount: $65,350. Source of Support: SDBOR. Total Award Period Covered: 07/01/2016–05/31/2017. 
  • “Flexible electronics for space applications: Development of new materials and device processing technologies.”  Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Science PI: Zhengtao Zhu; Co-PIs: Steve Smith, Phil Ahrenkiel, Haeyeon Yang, Qiquan Qiao, Cheng Zhang, David Galipeau. Total Award Amount: $750,000. Source of Support: NASA EPSCoR. Total Award Period Covered: 01/01/2013–12/31/2016. 
  • “Fluoride-ion battery prototype development.” PI: David Salem; Co-PIs: Steve Smith, Haiping Hong, Phil Ahrenkiel, Zhengtao Zhu.  Total Award Amount: $25,000/month. Source of Support: Trion (formerly Waterford Energy Solutions Corporation.) Total Award Period Covered: 03/01/2015–12/31/2016. 
  • “MRI: Development of novel instrumentation to probe nanoscale charge carrier dynamics with high temporal and spatial resolution.”  PI: Qiquan Qiao; Co-PIs: Zhengtao Zhu, Cheng Zhang, and David Galipeau. Total Award Amount: $450,065. Source of Support: National Science Foundation. Total Award Period Covered: 09/01/2014–08/31/2017. 
  • “A disposable electrochemical field-effect sensor based conducting polymer hydrogel for detection of tear film MMP-9 inflammatory marker.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu; Co-PI: Steve Smith. Total Award Amount: $38,128. Source of Support: BioSNTR. Total Award Period Covered: 03/01/2015–06/30/2016. 
  • “Electrochemical laboratory for R&D in power generation and storage.” PI: Alevtina L. Smirnova; Co-PIs: Zhengtao Zhu, Hao Fong. Total Award Amount: ∼$100,000.  Source of Support: SD BOR FY14 Research and Development Innovation Grant. Total Award Period Covered: 01/01/2014–01/31/2015. 
  • “MRI-R2: Acquisition of a thin-film deposition glovebox system for organic electronics and energy-related nanoscience research and education.”  PI: Zhengtao Zhu; Co-PIs: Hao Fong, Rajesh Shende, Steve Smith. Total Award Amount: $163,438. Source of Support: National Science Foundation. Total Award Period Covered: 03/01/2010–02/28/2012. 
  • “Probing the interactions between conjugated polymer and ZnO nanostructure through nanostructure surface engineering.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Total Award Amount: $40,000. Source of Support: Research Corporation Cottrell College Science Awards. Total Award Period Covered: 08/31/2009–06/30/2012. 
  • “Development of an advanced photovoltaic materials research cluster in South Dakota.” Administrative PI: Edward F. Duke; Science PI: Steve Smith; Co-PIs: Qiquan Qiao, David Galipeau, Zhengtao Zhu, Phil Ahrenkiel, Xingzhong Yan. Total Award Amount: $750,000. Source of Support: NASA EPSCoR. Total Award Period Covered: 10/01/2009–09/30/2012. 
  • “Charge transfer and charge transport in nanofibers of conjugated polymer/ZnO nanoparticles.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Total Award Amount: $40,000. Source of Support: American Chemical Society–Petroleum Research Fund. Total Award Period Covered: 09/01/2007–08/31/2010. 
  • “Chemical sensors based on conducting polymer and nanoparticle composites.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Total Award Amount: $5,000. Source of Support: Nelson Research Award.  Total Award Period Covered: 07/01/2007–06/30/2008. 
  • “Flexible chemical sensors based on nanocomposite of conjugated polymer/ZnO nanoparticle transistors for aeronautic and space applications.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Total Award Amount: $10,000. 
  • Source of Support: South Dakota NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grant. Total Award Period Covered: 01/01/2008–08/31/2008. 
Other Research Activities:
  • Projects and student supports related to NSF EPSCoR RII award. 
  • “NSOM studies on electrospun nanofibers of conjugated polymers/nanoparticles.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Source of Support: Argonne National Laboratory, User Facilities. Total Award Period Covered: 07/01/2007–06/30/2009. 
  • “Novel hydrogen sensors based on Pd/ZnO nanostructures.” PI: Zhengtao Zhu. Source of Support: Argonne National Laboratory, User Facilities. Total Award Period Covered: 06/01/2008–05/31/2009.



Contact Information:

Dr. Zhengtao Zhu
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Rapid City, SD 57701

Email: Zhengtao.Zhu@sdsmt.edu
Phone:
605 394 2447