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Dr. Luo

Dr. Zhiping Luo  

Associate Professor of Physics and Materials Science, Department of Chemistry and Physics

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

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: 910-672-2647; Fax: 910-672-2420; E-mail:


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 Manager (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



1.     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, Quanxi Jia, 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).  [Abstract]  [PDF]

2.     Jiahua Zhu ,  Minjiao Chen ,  Honglin Qu ,  Zhiping Luo ,  Shijie Wu ,  Henry A. Colorado ,  Suying Wei and Zhanhu Guo. Magnetic Field Induced Enhancement in Capacitance of Graphene and Magnetic Graphene Nanocomposites. Energy Environ. Sci. 6 (1), 194-204 (2013).  [Abstract]  [PDF]

3.     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.  [Abstract]

4.     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 Pt3Cu2 Nanoctahedron Assemblies under Controlled Solvent Annealing/Drying Conditions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134 (34), 14043-14049 (2012).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

5.     Zewei Quan, Welley Siu Loc, Cuikun Lin, Zhiping Luo, Kaikun Yang, Yuxuan Wang, Howard Wang, Zhongwu Wang , and Jiye Fang. Tilted Face-Centered-Cubic Supercrystals of PbS Nanocubes. Nano Lett. 12 (8), 4409-4413 (2012).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

6.     Qingliang He, Tingting Yuan, Suying Wei, Neel Haldolaarachchige, Zhiping Luo, David P. Young, Airat Khasanov, Zhanhu Guo. Morphology and Phase Controlled Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Stabilized with Maleic Anhydride Grafted Polypropylene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (5), 8842-8845 (2012).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

7.     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).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

8.     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.  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

9.     Zewei Quan, Zhiping Luo, Welley Siu Loc, Jun Zhang, Yuxuan Wang, Kaikun Yang, Nathan Porter, Jun Lin, Howard Wang, and Jiye Fang. Synthesis of PbSeTe Single Ternary Alloy and Core-Shell Heterostructured Nanocubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 (44), 17590-17593 (2011).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

10.  Zhiping Luo, Yolanda Vasquez, James F. Bondi, and Raymond E. Schaak. Pawley and Rietveld refinements using electron diffraction from L12-type intermetallic Au3Fe1-x nanocrystals during their in-situ order-disorder transition. Ultramicroscopy 111 (8), 1295-1304 (2011).  [HTML]  [PDF]

11.  Zhaoyong Sun, Zhiping Luo*, Jiye Fang*. Assembling Nonspherical 2D Binary Nanoparticle Superlattices by Opposite Electrical Charges: The Role of Coulomb Forces. ACS Nano 4 (4), 1821-1828 (2010).   * Corresponding authors.  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

12.  Z.P. Luo. Statistical quantification of the microstructural homogeneity of size and orientation distributions. J. Mater. Sci. 45 (12), 3228-3241 (2010).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

13.  Jun Zhang, Hongzhou Yang, Kaikun Yang, Jiye Fang, Shouzhong Zou, 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).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

14.  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).  [Abstract]  [HTML]  [PDF]

15.  Z.P. Luo. Crystallography of SiC/MgAl2O4/Al interfaces in a pre-oxided SiC reinforced SiC/Al composite - Dedicated to Professor H. Hashimoto on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Acta Mater. 54 (1), 47-58 (2006).  [HTML]  [PDF]

16.  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).  [Abatract]  [PDF]



·         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).



·         Reviewer for 43 journals, grants for 5 agencies;

·         Editorial board member of ISRN Materials Science; Journal of Chemical Science and Technology; Journal of Composites; Reviews in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.



·         User, Electron Microscopy Center, Materials Science Division, Argonne National  Laboratory;

·         Member, ASM International;

·         Member, International Metallographic Society;

·         Member, Microscopy Society of America.

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