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Faculty Profile

Zhifeng RenZhifeng Ren

M. D. Anderson Chair Professor
Department of Physics

Office: 617
Contact: - (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).