Jiahua Zhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Akron. Zhu received his PhD in chemical engineering from Lamar University in 2013 and received a MS in the same topic from Nanjing University of Technology (2009).
Zhu’s current research interest covers the fundamental study of multifunctional polymer- and carbon-based nanocomposites and explores their applications in emerging fields such as heat transport, energy storage, catalysis, and environmental remediation. Zhu has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. His work has been cited more than 4,000 times with h-index of 37. Zhu has actively served on The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and AIChE as symposium organizer and session chair since 2011 and as a reviewer for more than 40 scientific journals. He was awarded the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, Young Leader Development Award from the Functional Material Division of TMS and Early Career Award from the Polymer Processing Society.