Dr. Zhiping Luo

Zhiping Luo, Ph.D.

Professor of Materials Science 
SENCR-MIC Director
Materials Science and Engineering
B.E., Dalian Jiaotong University, China
M.S.E., Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Ph.D., Chinese Aeronautical Establishment
Office: Smith Hall 213
Phone: 672-2647
E-mail: zluo

Research website: https://fsusites.uncfsu.edu/zluo/

SENCR-MIC website: https://www.uncfsu.edu/sencr-mic

IMREL website: https://www.uncfsu.edu/imrel

PREM website: https://www.uncfsu.edu/prem


Dr. Zhiping Luo received Ph.D. from Chinese Aeronautical Establishment in 1994, followed with post-doc research at Okayama University of Science, Japan, under supervision of Prof. H. Hashimoto, a world-renowned scientist in electron microscopy. In 1998, he moved to USA and worked at Argonne National Laboratory as a Visiting Scholar, and after three years he was promoted to Assistant Scientist (Grade 705). From 2001-2012, he worked at Texas A&M University as a Research Scientist (permanent staff) and a Graduate Faculty member of the Materials Science Program. He joined Fayetteville State University in August 2012. His research focuses on the nanomaterials for energy-related applications. He has published over 290 peer-reviewed articles, and two books in electron microscopy.


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


MATS 160

MATS 204

MATS 260

MATS 301

MATS 311

MATS 321


Gibin George, Caressia S. Edwards, Jacob I. Hayes, Lei Yu, Sivasankara Rao Ede, Jianguo Wen and Zhiping Luo*. A novel reversible fluorescent probe for the highly sensitive detection of nitro and peroxide organic explosives using electrospun BaWO4 nanofibers. J. Mater. Chem. C 7, 14949-14961 (2019). (Selected as a J. Mater. Chem. C HOT Paper) [Link] [PDF]

Gibin George, Shanell L Jackson, Zariana R Mobley, Bhoj Gautam, Dong Fang, Jinfang Peng, Duan Luo, Jianguo Wen, Jason E Davis, Daryush Ila, Zhiping Luo. Fast luminescence from rare-earth-codoped BaSiF6 nanowires with high aspect ratios. J. Mater. Chem. C 6, 7285-7294 (2018). [Link] [PDF]

Gibin George, Machael D. Simpson, Bhoj R. Gautam, Dong Fang, Jinfang Peng, Jianguo Wen, Jason E. Davis, Daryush Ila and Zhiping Luo. Luminescence characteristics of rare-earth-doped barium hexafluorogermanate BaGeF6 nanowires: fast subnanosecond decay time and high sensitivity in H2O2 detection. RSC Adv. 8, 39296-39306 (2018). [Link] [PDF]

Gibin George, Shanell L. Jackson, Charles Q. Luo, Dong Fang, Duan Luo, Dongli Hu, Jianguo Wen, Zhiping Luo. Effect of doping on the performance of high-crystalline SrMnO3 perovskite nanofibers as a supercapacitor electrode. Ceram. Inter. 44, 21982-21992 (2018). [Link]

Zhiping Luo, John G. Moch, Shardai S. Johnson, and Chien Chon Chen. A Review on X-ray Detection Using Nanomaterials. Current Nanosci. 13 (4), 364-372 (2017). [Link]

Ruipeng Li, Jun Zhang, Rui Tan, Frauke Gerdes, 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]

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 (4), 1352-1359 (2014). [Link]


PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Bhoj Gautam, Shubo Han. Excellence in Research: Collaborative Research on Nanosensors to Develop Research Capacities at Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL). National Science Foundation, ECCS 1900837, 09/01/2019-08/31/2022, $500,000 (ongoing). [Link]

PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Bhoj Gautam, Daryush Ila, Weigang Lu, Dan Neuman. IMREL-CHRNS Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (IC-PREM) using a National Facility. National Science Foundation, DMR 1827731, 09/01/2018-08/31/2021, $600,000 (ongoing). [Link]

PI: Zhiping Luo. Radiation Response of Nanoscintillators Using a Cathodoluminescence Spectrometer on an Electron Probe Microanalyzer. Army Research Office (ARO), Department of Defense (DoD), Contract No. W911NF1810469, 10/15/2018-10/14/2021, $569,481 (ongoing).

PI: Khalid Lodhi; Co-PI: Shirley Chao, Natalia Czado, Zhiping Luo, Ali Siamaki. Providing Opportunities to Minority Students in STEM (PrOMiSS). National Science Foundation, HRD 1719511, 07/01/2017-06/30/2020, $395,801 (ongoing). [Link]

PI: Zhiping Luo. FY 2017 ORAU-Directed Research and Development Grant, 07/07/2017-08/31/2019, $37,500 (completed).

PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Daryush Ila. MRI: Acquisition of a Cathodoluminescence Spectrometer on an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Multidisciplinary Research and Hands-On Education at Fayetteville State University. National Science Foundation, DMR 1626376, 09/15/2016-08/31/2018, $201,900 (completed). [Link]

PI: Zhiping Luo. Upgrading an X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectrometer on the Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Materials Research and STEM Education at Fayetteville State University. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-15-1-0566, 09/01/2015-08/31/2016, $54,000 (completed).

PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Cevdet Akbay, Daniel Autrey, Shubo Han, Alexander Umantsev. Development of an Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL) at Fayetteville State University. National Science Foundation, HRD 1436120,  07/01/2014-06/30/2018, $479,500 (with $79,500 added on 09/12/2016) (completed). [Link]

PI: Zhiping Luo. Acquisition of Instruments for Research on High-Efficiency Radiation Detectors and Nanostructured Sensors and STEM Education at Fayetteville State University. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-14-1-0060, 02/01/2014-07/31/2015, $464,543 (with $28,745 added on 12/23/2014) (completed).

PI: Zhiping Luo (current PI), Steven Singletary (former PI). Establishment of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center (SENCR-MIC): A Collaborative Effort of Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-09-1-0011, 12/1/2008-05/31/2013, $1,419,215 (completed).