Sam Zhang Shanyong

Sam Zhang Shanyong
Tel: 6790 4400
Email: msyzhang@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-78 
Homepage: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/msyzhang
  • PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison 1991
  • ME Central Iron & Steel Research Institute 1984
  • BE Northeastern University, Shenyang 1982

Professor Sam Zhang Shanyong, better known as Sam Zhang, received his Ph.D. degree in materials in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and is a tenured full professor (since 2006) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof. Zhang serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters (USA) since 2008 and Principal Editor for Journal of Materials Research (USA) since 2003. Prof Zhang has been in processing and characterization of nanocomposite thin films and coatings for more than 20 years and has authored/co-authored more than 290 peer reviewed international journal papers, 11 books, more than 20 book chapters and guest-edited more than 10 Journal volumes.

  • Interest:
    Hard yet tough nanocomposite coatings, Biological Coatings and Drug Delivery Applications, Electronic/Magnetic Thin Films in optoelectronic applications, data storage, etc. and Energy Films and Coatings for dye sensitized solar cells and solid oxide fuel cells.
  • Projects:
    Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Anodic Titania Nanotube Arrays

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Hu Chaoquan Research Fellow hucq@ntu.edu.sg

Selected Publications (click here for full publication list in PDF)
  • Yu Xi Wang, Sam Zhang, Invited Critical Review: Toward Hard yet Tough Cermic Coatings, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 258 : 1-16 (2014) (Impact Factor: 2.199) (Quartile: 1)
  • Xiaoyan Wang,† Lidong Sun,‡ Sam Zhang,*,† and Xiu Wang§, Ultralong, Small-Diameter TiO2 Nanotubes Achieved by an Optimized Two-Step Anodization for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (3) : 1361–1365 doi.org/10.1021/am404966e (2014) (Impact Factor: 5.9) (Quartile: 1)
  • Sun, LD (Sun, Lidong)[ 1,2 ] ; Wang, XY (Wang, Xiaoyan); Li, ML (Li, Meilin)[ 1 ] ; Zhang, S (Zhang, Sam); Wang, Q (Wang, Qing)[ 1 ], Anodic Titania Nanotubes Grown on Titanium Tubular Electrodes, LANGMUIR, 30 (10) : 2835-2841 (2014) (Impact Factor: 4.384) (Quartile: 1)
  • Yu Xi Wang, Sam Zhang, Jyh-Wei Lee, Wen Siang Lew, Bo Li, Toughening Effect of Ni on nc-CrAlN/a-SiNx Hard Nanocomposite, Applied Surface Science, 265 : 418–423 (2013) (Impact Factor: 2.538) (Quartile: 1)
  • Xiaoyan Wang, Lidong Sun, Sam Zhang*, Dongliang Zhao, On seeding of the second layer in growth of double-layered TiO2 nanotube arrays, Electrochimica Acta, 107 : 200-208 (2013) (Impact Factor: 4.086) (Quartile: 1)
  • Xiaoyan Wang, Lidong Sun, Sam Zhang, Xiu Wang, Kaifu Huo, Jijiang Fu, Hairong Wang and Dongliang Zhao, A Composite Electrode of TiO2 Nanotubes and Nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Treatment for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, RSC Advances, 3 : DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23482G (2013) (Impact Factor: 3.708) (Quartile: 1)
  • Yu Xi Wang, Sam Zhang, Jyh-Wei Lee, Wen Siang Lew, Deen Sun, Bo Li, Toward hard yet tough CrAlSiN coatings via compositional grading, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 231 : 346–352 (2013) (Impact Factor: 2.199) (Quartile: 1)
  • Xiaomin Zhang, Sam Zhang*, Rethinking the role that the “step” in the load-displacement curves can play in measurement of fracture toughness for hard coatings, THIN SOLID FILMS, 520 (9) : 3423–3428 (2012) (Impact Factor: 1.867) (Quartile: 2)
  • Xiaomin Zhang, Sam Zhang *, A microbridge method in tensile testing of substrate for fracture toughness of thin films, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 3 (6) : 735–743 (2011) (Impact Factor: 1.444) (Quartile: 2)
  • Lidong Sun, Sam Zhang,* Xiu Wang, Xiao Wei Sun, Duen Yang Ong and Aung Ko Ko Kyaw, A novel parallel configuration of dye-sensitized solar cells with double-sided anodic nanotube arrays, Energy & Environmental Science, 4 (6) : 2240-2248 or Doi 10.1039/clee01196k (2011) (Impact Factor: 15.49) (Quartile: 1)

  • Fundamental Engineering Materials
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Non-Conventional Manuf Process
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Ultraprecision & Micromachining Processes
  • Thermo-Forming