Associate Professor
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Xiaoyu Zhang

238 Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, 23529

Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang joined ODU in 2013 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining ODU, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) from 2010 to 2013. His research at INL mainly focused on clean fuel production through high temperature electrolysis. He also conducted research on photoelectrochemical water splitting and nuclear fuel rod cladding materials at INL. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from University of Connecticut. His research at UCONN was on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Dr. Zhang received both B.S. and M.S. from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (NUAA) in China.

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, (2010)

M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, (2005)

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, (2002)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Zhang, X. and Labudde, R. "REU Site: Training Undergraduates In Electrochemical Technologies For Clean Fuels (Biofuels And Hydrogen) Production And Applications" $169,725. Federal. September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019

Research Interests

Fuel Cell (SOFC, PEMFC), Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, High Temperature Electrolysis, Nuclear fuel rod cladding materials