Chair Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering   Research Group

Dr. Zhenghe Xu’s main research is in the area of interfacial science and surface chemistry as applied to natural resources processing and utilization. He was elected to Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2015. Based on Web of Science, Dr. Xu has published over 510 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers, which has been cited over 17000 times, with an h-index of 64. Dr. Xu has co-authored 2 books and co-edited 2 books, with 21 issued patents . Dr. Xu has educated 80 undergraduate students, 153 master students, 52 doctoral students, and 63 post-doctoral students.

Dr. Xu received his PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Supervisor: Dr. Roe-Hoan Yoon), he worked as NSERC Industry Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering (Renewal) in Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at University of Alberta. Dr. Xu received the Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in 2015.

Personal Profile

Dr. Zhenghe Xu’s main research is in the area of interfacial science and surface chemistry as applied to natural resources processing and utilization. He was elected to Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2008 and Fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2015. Based on Web of Science, Dr. Xu has published over 480 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers, which has been cited over 17000 times, with an h-index of 63. Dr. Xu has co-authored 2 books and co-edited 2 books, with 21 issued patents . Dr. Xu has educated 82 undergraduate students, 83 master students, 35 doctoral students, and 53 post-doctoral students.

     Working Experience

  • 2021-Present-Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2016-Present-Dean, College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
  • 2016-2022-----Visiting Professor, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
  • 2011-2017------Visiting Chair Professor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 2000-2020----Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1997-1999------Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • 1992-1996------Assistant Professor, Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • 1991-1992------Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • 1990-1991------Research Associate, Department of Mining and Minerals Processing Engineering, Virginia polytechnic Institute and State University,Blacksburg, USA

     Major Recognition

  • Airey Award, Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM, Canada, 2021.
  • Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) Leadership Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science and Engineering, 2018.
  • Executive Member of Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), 2018-Present.
  • Alberta Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement Award, 2018.
  • IMPC Council Member, 2016-2020.
  • President, Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM, 2016-2017.
  • MetSoc Award for Research Excellence, Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM, Canada, 2016.
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), 2015.
  • Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), 2015.
  • The Teck Environmental Award, Metallurgical and Materials Society of CIM, Canada, 2013.
  • APEGA Frank Spragins Technical Award, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, 2012.
  • Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, 2009.
  • NSERC Industry Research Chair in Oil Sands Engineering, 2008-2018.
  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2008.
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Mineral Processing, 2006-2020.

Research

* Interfacial and colloidal chemistry

* Industry waste treatment and reutilization

* Molecular forces

* Recycling

* Surface Engineering

* Mineral processing

* Petroleum Engineering


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Based on Web of Science, Dr. Xu has published over 510 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers, which has been cited over 17000 times, with an h-index of 64. Dr. Xu has co-authored 2 books and co-edited 2 books, with 21 issued patents . Dr. Xu has educated 80 undergraduate students, 153master students, 52 doctoral students, and 63 post-doctoral students.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE)
  • American Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
  • International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)

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Contact Address

Room 805, South Tower, College of Engineering, 1088 Xueyuan Blvd., Nanshan District,Shenzhen Guangdong,P.R.China,518055

Office Phone

+86-0755-88018968

Email

xuzh@sustech.edu.cn

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