Faculty Directory

Zhao, Ji-Cheng

Zhao, Ji-Cheng

Minta Martin Professor and Chair
Materials Science and Engineering
2141 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
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EDUCATION

  • 1995, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University
  • M.S. and B.S. in Physical Metallurgy, Central South University

Honors and Awards

  • 2013, Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award
  • 2011, Keynote Lecture at Gordon Research Seminar on Physical Metallurgy
  • 2010, Plenary Lecture. Harid Conservatory of Music
  • 2009, First US-China Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (China)
  • 2008, Frontier of Engineering Symposium
  • 2003, ASM International, Fellow
  • 2001, Albert W. Hull Award
  • 2001, Alfred H. Geisler Award
  • 1995, George P. Conard Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • 1995, Outstanding Student Award
  • 1991, Third prize of China National Natural Sciences Award 

Patents

  • Ke Liu; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Fuel Cell System."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ke Liu. "Fuel Cell System."
  • Melvin Robert Jackson; Bernard Patrick Bewlay; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Niobium-silicide based composites resistant to high temperature oxidation."
  • Liang Jiang; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Lawrence Kool; Melvin Jackson; Canan Hardwicke; Ann Ritter; Ching-Pang Lee. "Systems and methods for estimating exposure temperatures and remaining operational life of high temperature components."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; Liang Jiang; Melvin Robert Jackson. "Alloys for high temperature applications, articles made therefrom, and method for repair of articles."
  • Michael Francis Henry; Melvin Robert Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Michael Francis Xavier Gigliotti. "Directionally solidified eutectic superalloys for elevated temperature applications."
  • Bernard Bewlay; Melvin Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Coatings, method of manufacture, and the articles derived therefrom."
  • Ke Liu; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Fuel cell system."
  • John Lemmon; Don Lipkin; Liang Jiang; Melvin Jackson; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ann Ritter; Ramgopal Darolia; Daniel Lewis; Mark Gorman. "Diffusion barrier layer and methods of forming."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING MAGNESIUM BOROHYDRIDE AND MAGNESIUM HYDRIDOBOROHYDRIDE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME."
  • JI-CHENG ZHAO. "HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIALS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS."
  • Spitsberg,Irene,T; Darolia,Ramgopal; Jackson,Melvin,R; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Schaeffer,Jon,C. "Diffusion barrier layer." Patent number: 6306524
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Niobium-silicide based composites resistant to low temperature pesting." Patent number: 6419765
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Corderman,Reed,Roeder. "Nb-based silicide composite compositions." Patent number: 6428910
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Oxidation resistant coatings for molybdenum silicide-based composite articles." Patent number: 6497968
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Oxidation resistant coatings for niobium-based silicide composites." Patent number: 6521356
  • Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles and method of manufacture." Patent number: 6565990
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ruud,James,Anthony; Tkaczyk,John,Eric; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Tiemann,Jerome,Johnson. "Smart coating system with chemical taggants for coating condition assessment." Patent number: 6644917
  • Lee,Ching-Pang; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Ferrigno,Stephen,Joseph; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Foil formed cooling area enhancement." Patent number: 6640546
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Oxidation resistant coatings for niobium-based silicide composites." Patent number: 6645560
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Grylls,Richard,John; Darolia,Ramgopal. "Materials for protection of substrates at high temperature, articles made therefrom, and method for protecting substrates." Patent number: 6720088
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jiang,Liang; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Darolia,Ramgopal; Schafrik,Robert,Edward. "Hybrid high temperature articles and method of making." Patent number: 6726444
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Diffusion barrier coatings, and related articles and processes." Patent number: 6746782
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lipkin,Don,Mark. "High-temperature articles and method for making." Patent number: 6746783
  • Bewlay,Bernard; Jackson,Melvin; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Coatings, method of manufacture, and the articles derived therefrom." Patent number: 6767653
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Article for high temperature service and method for manufacture." Patent number: 6861157
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Niobium-silicide based composities resistant to high temperature oxidation." Patent number: 6913655
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Pfaendtner,Jeffrey,Allan; Govern,Christine; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Ni-Base superalloy having a coating system containing a diffusion barrier layer." Patent number: 6921586
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lipkin,Don,Mark. "High-temperature articles and method for making." Patent number: 6964791
  • Darolia,Ramgopal; Gorman,Mark,Daniel; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Protective coating for turbine engine component." Patent number: 6974636
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115244
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115245
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115246
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Hydrogen storage compositions and methods of manufacture thereof." Patent number: 7115247
  • Jackson,Melvin; Subramanian,Pazhayannur; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard; Darolia,Ramgopal; Schafrik,Robert. "Turbine blade for extreme temperature conditions." Patent number: 7189459
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Method for manufacturing magnesium borohydride." Patent number: 7381390
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Combinatorial production of material compositions from a single sample." Patent number: 7392927
  • Lemmon,John,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jordan,Tracey,Marie; Smentkowski,Vincent,Scott. "Methods for synthesis and evaluation of hydrogen storage compositions." Patent number: 7445937
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Jiang,Liang; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu. "High temperature alloys, and articles made and repaired therewith." Patent number: 7494619
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Oxidation resistant coatings for molybdenum silicide-based composite articles." Patent number: 7622150
  • Jiang,Liang; Kool,Lawrence,Bernard; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Lee,Ching-Pang. "Methods and devices for evaluating the thermal exposure of a metal article." Patent number: 7654734
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Jiang,Liang; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu. "Method for repairing high temperature articles." Patent number: 7722729
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lemmon,John,Patrick. "Material for storage and production of hydrogen, and related methods and apparatus." Patent number: 7833473
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Methods for preparing compositions which comprise magnesium borohydride, and related materials." Patent number: 7906092
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev. "Hydrogen storage material and related system." Patent number: 7901491
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Marte,Judson,Sloan; Subramanian,Pazhayannur,Ramanathan; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Ritter,Ann,Melinda. "High-temperature composite articles and associated methods of manufacture." Patent number: 8153052
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,Lev; Lemmon,John,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Primary aluminum hydride battery." Patent number: 8304121
  • Don Mark Lipkin; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "Method for protecting articles, and related compositions."
  • Ji-Cheng Zhao; John Patrick Lemmon; Susan Holt Townsend; William Paul Minnear; Luke Natheniel Brewer. "Hydrogen storage composition, and associated article and method."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; John Patrick Lemmon; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION."
  • Grigorii Lev Soloveichik; Ji-Cheng Zhao. "METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION."
  • Liang Jiang; Ji-Cheng Zhao; Ganjiang Feng. "NICKEL-CONTAINING ALLOYS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF AND ARTICLES DERIVED THEREFROM."
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert. "Nickel-base sigma-gamma in-situ intermetallic matrix composite." Patent number: 5858558
  • Huang,Shyh-Chin; Monaghan,Phillip,Harold; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier. "Unidirectionally solidified cast article and method of making." Patent number: 6217286
  • Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier; Huang,Shyh-Chin; Petterson,Roger,John; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Liquid metal cooled directional solidification process." Patent number: 6276433
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Ritter,Ann,Melinda; Gigliotti,Michael,Francis Xavier; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Continuously-graded bond coat and method of manufacture." Patent number: 6287644
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Dupree,Paul,Leonard; Dobbs,James,Ross. "Method of forming hollow channels within a component." Patent number: 6321449
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Lau,Yuk-Chiu. "Protective coatings for turbine combustion components." Patent number: 6393828
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Darolia,Ramgopal. "Oxidation-resistant coatings, and related articles and processes." Patent number: 6475642
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Mukira,Charles,Gitahi. "High-temperature alloy and articles made therefrom." Patent number: 6554920
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using germanium and silicon based brazes." Patent number: 6565989
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Hardwicke,Canan,Uslu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Mukira,Charles,Gitahi. "High-temperature alloy and articles made therefrom." Patent number: 6582534
  • Zhao,Ji-Cheng; Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using brazes." Patent number: 6607847
  • Jackson,Melvin,Robert; Bewlay,Bernard,Patrick; Zhao,Ji-Cheng. "Bonded niobium silicide and molybdenum silicide composite articles using semi-solid brazes." Patent number: 6586118

Dr. Zhao's research focuses on high-throughput materials science methodologies, determination of phase diagrams and other materials properties, computational thermodynamics, and design of advanced alloys and coatings. In addition to many materials innovations, Dr. Zhao pioneered the development of a diffusion-multiple approach and co-developed several associated materials property microscopy tools for accelerated materials discovery and development. The invention of ultrafast laser materials property microscopy by the Zhao-Cahill team was recognized as one of eight finalists for the 2018 Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis - the highest remunerated prizes dedicated to laser technology innovations.

 


Journal Articles

  • Garman, P.D.; Johnson, J.M.; Talesara, V.; Yang, H. et al. (2019). "Dual Silicon Oxycarbide Accelerated Growth of Well-Ordered Graphitic Networks for Electronic and Thermal Applications." Advanced Materials Technologies
  • Wei, C.; Zhao, J.C. (2018). "Gradient temperature heat treatment for efficient study of phase precipitation in a high-temperature Fe-Cr-Mo ferritic steel." Materialia 3, 31-40 - 31-40.
  • Chen, Z.; Zhao, J.C. (2018). "Recommendation for reliable evaluation of diffusion coefficients from diffusion profiles with steep concentration gradients." Materialia 2, 63-67- 63-67.
  • Vives,Solange; Bellanger,Philippe; Gorsse,Stephane; Wei,Changdong; Zhang,Qiaofu; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2014). "Combinatorial Approach Based on Interdiffusion Experiments for the Design of Thermoelectrics: Application to the Mg-2(Si,Sn) Alloys." CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS 26, no. 15, 4334-4337 - 4334-4337.
  • Barkman, JE, Carpenter, P, Zhao, J-C, Donovan, JJ (2013). "Electron Microprobe Quantitative Mapping vs. Defocused Beam Analysis." Microscopy and Microanalysis 19,848-849 - 848-849.
  • Huang,Zhenguo; Eagles,Mitch; Porter,Spencer; Sorte,Eric,G; Billet,Beau; Corey,Robert,L; Conradi,Mark,S; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2013). "Thermolysis and solid state NMR studies of NaB3H8, NH3B3H7, and NH4B3H8.." Dalton transactions 42, no. 3, 701-708 - 701-708.
  • Yisgedu,Teshome,B; Chen,Xuenian; Lingam,Hima,K; Huang,Zhenguo; Highley,Aaron; Maharrey,Sean; Behrens,Richard; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2011). "Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Thermal Decomposition Study of Mg(H2O)6B10H10•4H2O." Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 115, 11793-11802 - 11793-11802.
  • Huang,Zhenguo; Chen,Xuenian; Yisgedu,Teshome; Meyers,Edward,A; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2011). "Ammonium Octahydrotriborate (NH4B3H8): New Synthesis, Structure and Hydrogen Storage Properties." Inorganic Chemistry 58, 3738-3742 - 3738-3742.
  • Huang,Zhenguo; Gallucci,Judith; Chen,Xuenian; Yisgedu,Teshome; Lingam,Hima,Kumar; Shore,Sheldon,G; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2010). "Li2B12H127NH3: A New Ammine Complex for Ammonia Storage or Indirect Hydrogen Storage." Journal of Materials Chemistry 20,2743-2745 - 2743-2745.
  • Soloveichik,Grigorii,L; Gao,Yan; Rijssenbeek,Job; Andrus,Matthew; Kniajanski,Sergei; Bowman,Robert,C; Hwan,Son-Jong; Zhao,Ji-Cheng (2009). "Magnesium Borohydride as a Hydrogen Storage Material: Properties of Unsolvated Mg(BH4)2." International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 34, 926-928 - 926-928.
  • G.L. Soloveichik, J.-H. Her, P.W. Stephens, Y. Gao, J. Rijssenbeek, M. Andrus, J.-C. Zhao (2008). Ammine Magnesium Borohydride Complex as a New Material for Hydrogen Storage: Structure and Properties of Mg(BH4)2.2NH3. Inorganic Chemistry 47, 4290-4298- 4290-4298.
  • Bewlay,B,P; Jackson,M,R; Zhao,J,C; Subramanian,P,R; Mendiratta,M,G; LEWANDOWSKI,JJ. (2003). "Very High-Temperature Nb-Silicide-Based Composites." MRS Bulletin 28, 646-653- 646-653.
  • Bewlay,B,P; Jackson,M,R; Zhao,J,C; Subramanian,P.R. (2003). "A review of very-high-temperature Nb-silicide-based composites." METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE 34A, no. 10,2043-2052 - 2043-2052.
  • Zhao, J.C. (2001). "A combinatorial approach for structural materials." Advanced Engineering Materials 3, no. 3, 143-147 - 143-147.

Ji-Cheng Zhao to Serve as Next MSE Chair

Dr. Zhao begins his tenure with UMD on July 1.

  • American Society of Materials International - Fellow

  • Materials Research Society - Fellow