Zhao received his Ph.D. in Materials Physics and Chemistry from Key Laboratory of Carbon Materials, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2021. His Ph.D. research focused on advanced carbon materials especially specialty graphite for nuclear industry and aerospace industry. He has a solid research background in carbon materials and carbon-based composites especially functional/engineering carbon materials derived from carbonaceous precursors such as coal pitch and petroleum pitch.
Previously from February 2020 to February 2021, Zhao was working as an Academic Visitor collaborating with Prof. T. James Marrow in the Department of Materials, University of Oxford. Zhao won many awards and honorary titles during his doctoral studies such as Chinese Academy of Sciences Presidential Scholarship in 2021, Outstanding graduate of University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2021, Outstanding Graduate of Beijing in 2021, Tang Lixin Scholarship for studying abroad in 2020, National Scholarship for Graduate Students in 2019, National scholarship for studying abroad in 2019, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Pacemaker to Merit Student in 2019, Tang Lixin Scholarship in 2019, Outstanding Graduate student of the Laboratory in 2018 & 2019, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Merit Student in 2017.
Zhao joined Primalight in September 2021. Zhao’s research focuses on phase change materials for main applications in primitive security and color display.
location: building 1, level 4, 4200-WS35
Zhao’s research projects
The infiltration behavior and chemical compatibility of molten lead-bismuth eutectic in nuclear graphite at elevated temperature Journal Article
In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 550 , pp. 152921, 2021.
Comparison of ultrafine-grain isotropic graphite prepared from microcrystalline graphite and pitch coke Journal Article
In: Fuel, 290 , pp. 120055, 2021.
Ultrafine-grained graphite prepared from filler of onion-like carbon spheres via a liquid mixing process for using in molten salt reactor Journal Article
In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 547 , pp. 152832, 2021.
Densification of matrix graphite for spherical fuel elements used in molten salt reactor via addition of green pitch coke Journal Article
In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 2021.
Effect of the average grain size of green pitch coke on the microstructure and properties of self-sintered graphite blocks Journal Article
In: New Carbon Materials, 35 (2), pp. 184–192, 2020.
Self-sintered nanopore-isotropic graphite derived from green pitch coke for application in molten salt nuclear reactor Journal Article
In: Annals of Nuclear Energy, 131 , pp. 412–416, 2019.
Excluding molten fluoride salt from nuclear graphite by SiC/glassy carbon composite coating Journal Article
In: Nuclear Engineering and Technology, 51 (5), pp. 1390–1397, 2019.
Fine-grained graphite with super molten salt barrier property produced from filler of natural graphite flake by a liquid-phase mixing process Journal Article
In: Carbon, 145 , pp. 367–377, 2019.
Protecting nuclear graphite from liquid fluoride salt and oxidation by SiC coating derived from polycarbosilane Journal Article
In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 38 (2), pp. 453–462, 2018.
Microstructure and properties of fine-grained isotropic graphite based on mixed fillers for application in molten salt breeder reactor Journal Article
In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 511 , pp. 318–327, 2018.
Improving molten fluoride salt and Xe135 barrier property of nuclear graphite by phenolic resin impregnation process Journal Article
In: Journal of Nuclear Materials, 499 , pp. 79–87, 2018.