Faculty Biography For:

Zhifeng Ren
M. D. Anderson Chair Professor

Physics Department
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-5005

Office: 617
Phone: 713-743-8217

High performance thermoelectric materials and devices
nanostructure approach to reduce thermal conductivity and to improve thermoelectric properties, waste heat conversion into electricity

Solar photovoltaic energy conversion
nano approaches for photovoltaic energy conversion;

Mechanics of carbon nanotubes and other nanowires, and nanocomposites
the deformation and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and other nanowires by high resolution transmission electron microscope

Bio agent delivery and bio sensors
carbon nanotubes spearing for molecular delivery into cells with high viability, nano cavities for sensitive bio sensing

Nature Materials 10, 532  538 (2011).

Nautre Nanotechnology. 5, 597 (2010)