Dr. Zhang Zongliang earned his Ph.D. degree and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah. He is currently a professor at Central South University, an early career researcher editorial board member of International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, Salt Lake Research, and Energy Science and Technology, a guest editor of Crystals, and works as the reviewer for many academic journals such as Chemical Engineering Journal, Green Chemistry, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
At present, he undertakes projects such as the Hunan Provincial Science Foundation for Youth researchers, the Fundamental Scientific Research Funding Project of Central Universities, the First Prize Project of Youth Innovation Driven by the School of Metallurgy and Environment of Central South University, and participates in one national key research and development plan project; He has participated in 2 US Department of Energy projects and 2 university-enterprise cooperation projects. He published more than 30 SCI-indexed papers, including 17 papers as the first author or corresponding author, and applied for 2 national invention patents as the first inventor. He is a member of TMS/ECS and has made academic reports at international conferences many times and won excellent report awards.
Currently, he is the tutor of Class 2101 of New Energy Materials and Devices at Central South University and the tutor of the Indonesian International Graduate Class of Central South University. He has guided undergraduates to obtain excellent graduation theses and has guided undergraduates to participate in training projects such as college students’ innovation and entrepreneurship training programs, metallurgical science and technology competitions, etc.
The main research interests include new technologies for lithium extraction from salt lakes, electrochemical separation of isotopes, high-value recovery of energy materials, all-solid-state lithium-ion batteries, electrochemical extraction of non-ferrous metals and modeling and simulations, etc.