Jinde Zhang

Jinde Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

Nanomanufacturing Center
Emerging Technology & Innovation Center, Room 207


Bio-inspired surface science and engineering; Roll-to-Roll processing for functional polymeric surface; High-rate manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites

Research Interests

  1. Study of bio-inspired surfaces with special wetting behavior including superhydrophobicity, superomnipobicity, superhydrophilicity, etc.
  2. Fabrication of polymeric film with functional surface properties via roll-to-roll processsing
  3. Polymer nanocomposites fabrication, such as CNTs/polyolefin, carbon blacks/polyolefin, metal power/polyolefin, graphite/polyolefin, etc.
  4. Textile-based flexible electronics


Ph.D.:University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2016
MS: University Science and Technology of China, 2011
BS: Xidian University, 2007

Selected Publications

J. Zhang, A. Panwar, D. Bello, T. Jozokosd, J. A. Isaacs, C. Barry, J. Mead, “The effects of recycling on the properties of carbon nanotube-filled polypropylene composites and worker exposures”, Environmental Science: Nano, 2016, 3, 409-417.
J Zhang, A Panwar, D Bello, JA Isaacs, T Jozokos, J Mead, “The effects of recycling on the structure and properties of carbon nanotube-filled polycarbonate”, Polymer Engineering & Science, 2018, 58 (8), 1278-1284.
J Zhang, H Liu, “A novel approach to preparing polystyrene/Fe3O4 multihollow microspheres with porous walls”, Colloid and Polymer Science, 2016, 294 (11), 1755-1763
K Zheng, J Zhang, H Dodiuk, S Kenig, C Barry, H Sun, J Mead., “Effect of Superhydrophobic Composite Coatings on Drag Reduction in Laminar Flow”, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2020, 2 (4), 1614-1622
K Zheng, J Zhang, H Dodiuk, S Kenig, C Barry, EB Iezzi, J Mead, “The effect of composite interface morphology on wetting states for nanocomposite superhydrophobic coating”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 2020, 387, 125457.
K Zheng, J Zhang, E Keaney, H Dodiuk, S Kenig, C Barry, J Mead, “The effect of superhydrophobic surface topography on underwater corrosion resistance of steel”, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2021,1-9.
N. Kodihalli Shivaprakash, J Zhang, A Panwar, C Barry, Q Truong, J Mead, “Continuous manufacturing of reentrant structures via roll-to-roll process”, Appl. Polym. Sci. 2019, 136, 46980.
N. Kodihalli Shivaprakash, J. Zhang, T. Nahum, C. Barry, Q. Truong, J. Mead, “Roll-to-Roll hot embossing of high aspect ratio micro pillars for superhydrophobic applications”, Intern. Polymer Processing, 2019