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

Former Students:
  • Dr. Xiaoxu Wang, Ph.D. Student, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2010-2014; Research Scientist, 2014-2015.  He is now an associate professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. 
  • Dr. Fan Zheng, Ph.D. Student, Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2012-2018. 
  • Mr. Casey Clegg, M.S. in Materials Engineering and Science, 2013-2014. Current position: Application Engineer in Moxtek. 
  • Mr. Kezhen Yin, M.S. in Materials Engineering and Science, 2008-2010. Dr. Yin recieved his Ph.D. in Polymer from Case Western Reserve University. 
  • Ms. Rachael Jetson, M.S. in Material Engineering and Science, 2007-2008. Dr. Jetson received her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Toledo in Ohio.  
  • Ms. Amanda Nelson, B.S. in Chemistry, graduated in 2012, in my group from Fall 2010 to Fall 2011. Ms. Nelson is a Quality Technician III, ConAgra Foods. 
  • Mr. Cameron Thompson, B.S. in Chemistry, graduated in 2012, in my group in Spring 2008. 
  • Ms. Ahn Pham, B.S. in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, in my group in Fall 2010. Ms. Pham went to University of Arkansas. 
  • Mr. Jordan Speidel, B.S. in Chemistry, graduated in 2008. Dr. Speidel received his Ph.D. from University of Texas Medical Branch. 
  • Ms. Katrina Donovan, B.S. in Chemistry, graduated in 2010. Ms. Donovan is a Ph.D. student in University of Oregon. 
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Running

I am a serious marathon runner. I started running in 2011. I finished my first marathon in 4 hours 18 minutes  at the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon. Since then, I have run about two marathons every year. One of my running goals is to run marathons in all 50 states. 
  1. Deadwood Marathon, 4:18:30, June 2, 2013, Deadwood, SD 
  2. Estes Park Marathon, 4:11:34, June 22, 2014, Estes Park, CO 
  3. Mankato Marathon, 3:35:26, October 19, 2014, Mankato, MN 
  4. Maine Coast Marathon, 3:52:08, May 09, 2015, Biddeford, ME 
  5. Chicago Marathon, 4:41:11, October 11, 2015, Chicago, IL 
  6. University of Okoboji, 3:58:39, July 16, 2016, Okoboji, IA 
  7. Tucson Marathon, 3:22:43, December 10, 2016, Tucson, AZ 
  8. Revel Mt Charleston, 3:37:20, April 29, 2017, Las Vegas, NV 
  9. Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon, 4:22:40, September 30, 2017, Gering, NE


Other races:
  • 3/13/2016, Suzhou Jinjihu Half Marathon 苏州金鸡湖半程马拉松, 1:41:11 
  • 3/20/2016,Wuxi Marathon, 无锡马拉松, 3:29:54 
  • 4/16/2016, Huangshan 50 km,黄山越野50公里, 9:33:43






  • Fan at the SDSMT commencement (2018)

    Fan at the SDSMT commencement (2018)

  • Dr. Zhu at the the 2nd Jiangnan Polymer Symposium (2017)

    Dr. Zhu at the the 2nd Jiangnan Polymer Symposium (2017)

  • Dr. Zhu at Jiangnan University (2016)

    Dr. Zhu at Jiangnan University (2016)

  • Fan recieved the best poster award at the 2nd Global Nanotechnology Congress and Expo (2016)

    Fan recieved the best poster award at the 2nd Global Nanotechnology Congress and Expo (2016)

  • Xiaoxu recieved the Oustanding PhD Student Research Award from President Wilson  (2014)

    Xiaoxu recieved the Oustanding PhD Student Research Award from President Wilson (2014)

  • Xiaoxu with Dr. Zhu (2014)

    Xiaoxu with Dr. Zhu (2014)

  • Xiaoxu graduated! (2014)

    Xiaoxu graduated! (2014)

  • Dr. Zhu gave a talk at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2015)

    Dr. Zhu gave a talk at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2015)

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