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Zhiping Luo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physics and Materials Science

Department of Chemistry and Physics

Director, Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Consortium (SENCR-MIC)

Director, Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL)

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-672-2647


Research Website:



Fabrication of novel nanostructured materials with enhanced performance for energy-related applications; Material structures through electron microscopy; Material structure-property correlations.


Dalian Jiaotong University, China Mater. Sci. Eng. B.E. (1987)
Southwest Jiaotong University, China Mater. Sci. Eng. M.S.E. (1990)
Chinese Aeronautical Establishment, Beijing, China Mater. Sci. Eng. Ph.D. (1994)
Okayama University of Science, Japan Electron Microscopy of Materials Postdoc., 03/18/1996 - 12/24/1997


Associate Professor and SENCR-MIC Director (08/2012-present) Fayetteville State University
Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty (11/2010- 07/2012) Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas A&M University
Research Scientist (07/2001-07/2012) Microscopy and Imaging Center, Texas A&M University
Assistant Scientist (Grade 705) (02/2001-07/2001) Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Visiting Scholar (02/1998-02/2001) Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Postdoctoral Researcher (03/1996 - 12/1997) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Okayama University of Science, Japan
Research Engineer (05/1994 - 03/1996) Department of Metal Physics, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China
Assistant Research Engineer (11/1993 - 05/1994) Department of Metal Physics, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, China


Articles in peer-reviewed journals: >220; conference proceedings: > 60; citations: >4,600; h-index: 37.

  1. Ruipeng Li, Jun Zhang, Rui Tan, FraukeGerdes, Zhiping Luo, Hongwu Xu, Jennifer A. Hollingsworth, Christian Klinke, Ou Chen, and Zhongwu Wang. Competing Interactions between Various Entropic Forces toward Assembly of Pt3Ni Octahedra into a Body-Centered Cubic Superlattice. Nano Lett.16 (4), 2792-2799 (2016).  [Link]
  2.  Chang Wang, Dong Fang, Hong'en Wang, Yunhe Cao, Weilin Xu, Xiaoqing Liu, Zhiping Luo, Guangzhong Li, Ming Jiang &ChuanxiXiong. Uniform Nickel Vanadate (Ni3V2O8) Nanowire Arrays Organized by Ultrathin Nanosheets with Enhanced Lithium Storage Properties. Sci. Rep.6, 20826 (8 pp) (2016).   [Link]
  3. Chih Yuan Chen, Chien Wan Hun,Shih-Fan Chen, Chien Chon Chen*, Jin Shyong Lin, Shardai S. Johnson, Niyoyankunze Noel, NiyogushimaJuliely, and Zhiping Luo*. Fabrication of Nanoscale Cesium Iodide (CsI) Scintillators for High-Energy Radiation Detection. Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.4(1), 26-49 (2015). * Corresponding authors.  [Link]
  4.  Zewei Quan, Hongwu Xu, Chenyu Wang, Xiaodong Wen, Yuxuan Wang, Jinlong Zhu, Ruipeng Li, Chris J. Sheehan, Zhongwu Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, Zhiping Luo*, and Jiye Fang*. Solvent-Mediated Self-Assembly of NanocubeSuperlattices. J. Am. Chem. Soc.136, 1352-1359 (2014). * Corresponding authors.  [Link]
  5. Chien Chon Chen, Shao Fu Chang, Zhiping Luo*. Anodic-aluminum-oxide template assisted fabrication of cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator nanowires. Mater. Lett. 112, 190-193 (2013). * Corresponding author.  [Link]
  6. Zewei Quan, Zhiping Luo, Yuxuan Wang, Hongwu Xu, Chenyu Wang, Zhongwu Wang, Jiye Fang. Pressure-Induced Switching between Amorphization and Crystallization in PbTe Nanoparticles. Nano Lett.13, 3729-3735 (2013).  [Link]
  7. Aiping Chen, Honghui Zhou, Zhenxing Bi, Yuanyuan Zhu, Zhiping Luo, Adrian Bayraktaroglu, Jamie Phillips, Eun-Mi Choi, Judith L. MacManus-Driscoll, Stephen J. Pennycook, Jagdish Narayan, QuanxiJia, Xinghang Zhang and Haiyan Wang. A New Class of Room-Temperature Multiferroic Thin Films with Bismuth-Based Supercell Structure. Adv. Mater.25 (7), 1028-1032 (2013).  [Link]
  8. Jiahua Zhu ,  Minjiao Chen ,  HonglinQu ,  Zhiping Luo ,  Shijie Wu ,  Henry A. Colorado ,  Suying Wei and ZhanhuGuo. Magnetic Field Induced Enhancement in Capacitance of Graphene and Magnetic Graphene Nanocomposites. Energy Environ. Sci. 6 (1), 194-204 (2013).  [Link]
  9. Chien-Chon Chen, Dong Fang, and Zhiping Luo*. Fabrication and Characterization of Highly-Ordered Valve-Metal Oxide Nanotubes and Their Derivative Nanostructures. Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol.1 (4), 229-256 (2012). * Corresponding author.  [Link]
  10. Jun Zhang, Zhiping Luo, Benjamin Martens, Zewei Quan, Amar Kumbhar, Nathan Porter, Yuxuan Wang, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Jiye Fang. Reversible Kirkwood-Alder Transition Observed in Pt3Cu2Nanoctahedron Assemblies under Controlled Solvent Annealing/Drying Conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc.134 (34), 14043-14049 (2012).  [Link]
  11. Zewei Quan, WelleySiuLoc, Cuikun Lin, Zhiping Luo, Kaikun Yang, Yuxuan Wang, Howard Wang, Zhongwu Wang , and Jiye Fang. Tilted Face-Centered-Cubic Supercrystals of PbSNanocubes. Nano Lett.12 (8), 4409-4413 (2012).  [Link]
  12. Qingliang He, Tingting Yuan, Suying Wei, Neel Haldolaarachchige, Zhiping Luo, David P. Young, AiratKhasanov, ZhanhuGuo. Morphology and Phase Controlled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Stabilized with Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.51 (5), 8842-8845 (2012).  [Link]
  13. Lin-Bing Sun, Jian-Rong Li, Weigang Lu, Zhi-Yuan Gu, Zhiping Luo, and Hong-Cai Zhou. Confinement of Metal-Organic Polyhedra in Silica Nanopores. J. Am. Chem. Soc.134 (38), 15923-15928 (2012).  [Link]
  14. Jun Zhang*, Zhiping Luo*, Zewei Quan, Yuxuan Wang, Amar Kumbhar, Detlef-M. Smilgies, and Jiye Fang. Low Packing Density Self-Assembled Superstructure of Octahedral Pt3Ni Nanocrystals. Nano Lett.11 (7), 2912-2918 (2011).* Co-first authors.  [Link]
  15. Zewei Quan, Zhiping Luo, WelleySiuLoc, Jun Zhang, Yuxuan Wang, Kaikun Yang, Nathan Porter, Jun Lin, Howard Wang, and Jiye Fang. Synthesis of PbSeTe Single Ternary Alloy and Core-Shell HeterostructuredNanocubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc.133 (44), 17590-17593 (2011). [Link]
  16. Zhiping Luo, Yolanda Vasquez, James F. Bondi, and Raymond E. Schaak. Pawley and Rietveld refinements using electron diffraction from L12-type intermetallic Au3Fe1-xnanocrystals during their in-situ order-disorder transition. Ultramicroscopy111 (8), 1295-1304(2011).[Link]
  17. Zhaoyong Sun, Zhiping Luo*, Jiye Fang*. Assembling Nonspherical 2D Binary Nanoparticle Superlattices by Opposite Electrical Charges: The Role of Coulomb Forces. ACS Nano4 (4), 1821-1828 (2010).   * Corresponding authors.  [Link]
  18. Z.P. Luo. Statistical quantification of the microstructural homogeneity of size and orientation distributions. J. Mater. Sci. 45 (12), 3228-3241 (2010).   [Link]
  19. Jun Zhang, Hongzhou Yang, Kaikun Yang, Jiye Fang, ShouzhongZou, Zhiping Luo, Howard Wang, In-Tae Bae and Dae Young Jung. Monodisperse Pt3Fe Nanocubes: Synthesis, Characterization, Electrocatalytic Activity and Self-Assembly. Adv. Funct. Mater.20 (21), 3727-3733 (2010).  [Link]
  20. Yolanda Vasquez, Zhiping Luo, and Raymond E. Schaak. Low-Temperature Solution Synthesis of the Non-Equilibrium Ordered Intermetallic Compounds Au3Fe, Au3Co, and Au3Ni as Nanocrystals. J. Am. Chem. Soc.130 (36), 11866-11867 (2008).   [Link]
  21. Z.P. Luo. Crystallography of SiC/MgAl2O4/Al interfaces in a pre-oxidedSiC reinforced SiC/Al composite - Dedicated to Professor H. Hashimoto on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Acta Mater. 54 (1), 47-58 (2006).  [Link]
  22. Z.P. Luo, D.J. Miller, and J.F. Mitchell. Electron microscopic evidence of charge-ordered bi-strip structures in the bilayered colossal magnetoresistive manganite La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7. Phys. Rev.B71 (1), 014418 (7 pp) (2005).   [Link]

  •  Recognition and Achievement for Outstanding Contribution and Commitment to the Advancement of Research and Sponsored Programs and Excellent in Grant Proposal Submissions, Fayetteville State University (2013);
  • Jacquet-Lucas Award, International Metallographic Society and ASM International (2012);
  • Recognition of Ten Years' Service with the Division of Research, Texas A&M University (2011);
  • Professional Technical Staff Award, Microscopy Society of America (2008);
  • DuBose-Crouse Award, International Metallographic Society and ASM International (2008).



·         User, Electron Microscopy Center, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Argonne National  Laboratory;

·         Member, ASM International;

·         Member, International Metallographic Society;

·         Member, Microscopy Society of America.


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