Doctor Qinghua Zeng

Doctor Qinghua Zeng

ACA - PG Engineering,
Engineering and Construction Management

SENIOR LECTURER,
Engineering and Construction Management

Biography

Dr Qinghua Zeng specialized in nanomaterials and molecular modeling, obtaining Ph D in 2005 from University of New South Wales(UNSW). Since 2004, he has been with UNSW School of Materials Science and Engineering as a Research Associate, ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, and was promoted to Lecturer in 2009. In 2010, Dr Zeng joined University of Western Sydney (UWS) as a Lecturer in Engineering Materials and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. Dr Zeng is a member of Institution of Engineers Australia (IEAust), ARC Australian Research for Advanced Materials, and ARC Nanotechnology Network.

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of New South Wales

Professional Memberships

  • The Institution of Engineers Australia (2006)

Awards

  • Australian Research Council Postdoctorial Fellow 2008-01-01

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Engineering and Construction Management
  • Engineering and Construction Management

Contact

Email: Q.Zeng@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4607
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.153
Parramatta
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300482 Engineering Geology and Concrete Materials, 2010
  • 85015 Timber Structures (UG), 2011
  • 300737 Environmental Engineering, 2011
  • 200472 Material Science in Construction, 2011

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2010), 'Prediction of the Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites', Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties, John Wiley and Sons Ltd 9783527325214.
  • Jiang, X., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2009), 'Silver Nanoplates: Synthesis, Growth and Functional Properties', New Nanotechnology Developments, Nova Science Publishers 9781607410287.

Journal Articles

  • Lin, F., Yang, C., Zeng, Q. and Xiang, Y. (2018), 'Morphological and mechanical properties of graphene-reinforced PMMA nanocomposites using a multiscale analysis', Computational Materials Science, vol 150 , pp 107 - 120.
  • Amirifar, R., Dong, K., Zeng, Q. and An, X. (2018), 'Self-assembly of granular spheres under one-dimensional vibration', Soft Matter, vol 14, no 48 , pp 9856 - 9869.
  • Sun, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2017), 'One approximate generic equation for calculating inter-nanoparticle forces', Powder Technology, vol 314 , pp 2 - 8.
  • Sun, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2015), 'Interaction forces between carbon nanospheres : a molecular dynamics simulation study', Chemical Engineering Science, vol 121 , pp 23 - 31.
  • Xu, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2015), 'Prediction of the overall Young's moduli of clay-based polymer nanocomposites', Journal of Composite Materials, vol 49, no 28 , pp 3459 - 3469.
  • Chen, M., Cai, Q., Nie, J. and Zeng, Q. (2015), 'Adsorption characteristics of lead (Pb2+) and cadmium (Cd2+) by an isolated bacterium from soil samples obtained from a tungsten mine', Nature Environment and Pollution Technology, vol 14, no 3 , pp 525 - 532.
  • Sun, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2014), 'Computational studies on interparticle forces between nanoellipsoids', RSC Advances, vol 4, no 73 , pp 38505 - 38516.
  • Qiu, T., Zhu, D., Fang, X., Zeng, Q., Gao, G. and Zhu, H. (2014), 'Leaching kinetics of ionic rare-earth in ammonia-nitrogen wastewater system added with impurity inhibitors', Journal of Rare Earths, vol 32, no 12 , pp 1175 - 1183.
  • Qiu, T., Fang, X., Wu, H., Zeng, Q. and Zhu, D. (2014), 'Leaching behaviors of iron and aluminum elements of ion-absorbed-rare-earth ore with a new impurity depressant', Nonferrous Metals Society of China. Transactions, vol 24, no 9 , pp 2986 - 2990.
  • Sun, W., Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Kendall, K. (2013), 'Calculation of normal contact forces between silica nanospheres', Langmuir, vol 29, no 25 , pp 7825 - 7837.
  • Sun, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2013), 'Calculation of noncontact forces between silica nanospheres', Langmuir, vol 29, no 7 , pp 2175 - 2184.
  • Chen, L., Lam, S., Zeng, Q., Amal, R. and Yu, A. (2012), 'Effect of cation intercalation on the growth of hexagonal WO3nanorods', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 116, no 21 , pp 11722 - 11727.
  • Xu, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2012), 'Young's modulus of effective clay clusters in polymer nanocomposites', Polymer, vol 53, no 17 , pp 3735 - 3740.
  • Wong, K., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2011), 'Electronic structure of metal (M = Au, Pt, Pd, or Ru) bilayer modified I?-Fe2O3(0001) surfaces', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 115, no 11 , pp 4656 - 4663.
  • Wong, K., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2011), 'Atomic and electronic structures of M (=Ni, Fe, NiFe, or FeNi) adlayer-modified r-Al2O3(0001) catalyst interface', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol 115, no 28 , pp 13796 - 13803.
  • Wong, K., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2011), 'Interfacial synergistic effect of the Cu monomer or CuO dimer modified CeO2(111) catalyst for CO oxidation', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol 174, no 1 , pp 408 - 412.
  • Jiang, X., Zeng, Q., Chen, C. and Yu, A. (2011), 'Self-assembly of particles : some thoughts and comments', Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol 21, no 42 , pp 16797 - 16805.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2010), 'Evaluation of interaction forces between nanoparticles by molecular dynamics simulation', Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol 49, no 24 , pp 12793 - 12797.
  • Yue, J., Jiang, X., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2010), 'Experimental and numerical study of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-directed synthesis of goethite nanorods', Solid State Sciences, vol 12, no 7 , pp 1152 - 1159.
  • Xu, W., Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Paul, D. (2010), 'Determination of Interphase Thickness and Mechanical Properties of Effective Nanofillers in Polymer Nanocomposites by Molecular Dynamic Simulation', Materials Science Forum, vol 654-656, no 0 , pp 1654 - 1657.
  • Zeng, Q., Mrayed, S. and Yu, A. (2010), 'Interfacial interactions in clay-based polymer nanocomposites : effect of surfactant', Advanced Materials Research, vol 129-131, no 0 , pp 607 - 611.
  • Bandyopadhyay, S., Zaeni, A., Nath, D., Yu, A., Zeng, Q., Blackburn, D. and White, C. (2010), 'Advanced utilization of as received and near whitened fly ash in polypropylene polymer to improve mechanical, notched impact and whiteness colour properties', International Journal of Plastics Technology, vol 14, no 1 , pp 51 - 56.
  • Kydd, R., Teoh, W., Wong, K., Wang, Y., Scott, J. and Zeng, Q. (2009), 'Flame-synthesized ceria-supported copper dimers for preferential oxidation of CO', Advanced Functional Materials, vol 19, no 3 , pp 369 - 377.
  • Mrayad, S., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2009), 'Interfacial interactions in clay-based nylon 6 nanocomposites : a density functional theory study', Computational Materials Science, vol 46, no 4 , pp 942 - 949.
  • Nath, D., Bandyopadhyay, S., Yu, A., Zeng, Q., Das, T. and Blackburn, D. (2009), 'Structure-property interface correlation of fly ash-isotactic polypropylene composites', Journal of Materials Science, vol 44, no 22 , pp 6078 - 6089.
  • Wong, K., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2009), 'Gold catalysts : a new insight into the molecular adsorption and CO oxidation', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol 155, no 3 , pp 824 - 828.
  • Zeng, Q., Wong, K., Jiang, X. and Yu, A. (2008), 'Molecular understanding of the deposition of gold nanoclusters on Ti O2 (110)', Applied Physics Letters, vol 92, no 10 .
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2008), 'Molecular dynamics simulations of organoclays and polymer nanocomposites', International Journal of Nanotechnology, vol 5, no 40604 , pp 277 - 290.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2008), 'Multiscale modelling and simulation of polymer nanocomposites', Progress in Polymer Science, vol 33, no 2 , pp 191 - 269.
  • Jiang, X., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2007), 'Thiol-frozen shape evolution of triangular silver nanoplates', Langmuir, vol 23, no 4 , pp 2218 - 2223.
  • Zeng, Q., Jiang, X., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2007), 'Growth mechanisms of silver nanoparticles: A molecular dynamics study', Nanotechnology, vol 18, no 3 .
  • Jiang, X., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2006), 'A self-seeding coreduction method for shape control of silver nanoplates', Nanotechnology, vol 17, no 19 , pp 4929 - 4935.
  • Xu, Z., Zeng, Q., Lu, G. and Yu, A. (2006), 'Inorganic nanoparticles as carriers for efficient cellular delivery', Chemical Engineering Science, vol 61, no 3 , pp 1027 - 1040.
  • Xiang, A., Du, Z., Zeng, Q., Zhang, C. and Li, H. (2005), 'Preparation of flexible polyhedral particles via concentrated emulsion templating polymerization', Polymer International, vol 54, no 10 , pp 1366 - 1370.
  • Paul, D., Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2005), 'The interlayer swelling and molecular packing in organoclays', Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol 292, no 2 , pp 462 - 468.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2005), 'Interfacial interactions and structure of polyurethane intercalated nanocomposite', Nanotechnology, vol 16, no 12 , pp 2757 - 2763.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A., Lu, G. and Standish, R. (2005), 'Interfacial interactions and structure of organic-inorganic nanohybrids', Journal of Materials Science and Technology, vol 21, no SUPPL. 1 , pp 114 - 118.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A., Lu, G. and Paul, D. (2005), 'Clay-based polymer nanocomposites: Research and commercial development', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol 5, no 10 , pp 1574 - 1592.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A., Lu, G. and Standish, R. (2004), 'Molecular dynamics simulation of the structural and dynamic properties of dioctadecyldimethyl ammoniums in organoclays', Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol 108, no 28 , pp 10025 - 10033.
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A., Lu, G. and Standish, R. (2003), 'Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites: Layering Behavior and Interlayer Structure of Organoclays', Chemistry of Materials, vol 15, no 25 , pp 4732 - 4738.
  • Zeng, Q., Wang, D., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2002), 'Synthesis of polymer-montmorillonite nanocomposites by in situ intercalative polymerization', Nanotechnology, vol 13, no 5 , pp 549 - 553.

Conference Papers

  • Ring, T., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Zeng, Q. (2017), 'Undrained shear strength and consolidation behaviour of kaolinite at elevated temperatures', International Conference on Geomechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus.
  • Deng, G., Zeng, Q. and Huang, J. (2015), 'Electrodeposition behaviors of Zn-Ni alloy on copper foil with carrier', International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology, Guangzhou, China.
  • Xu, W., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2014), 'Prediction of Young's modulus : from effective clay clusters to polymer nanocomposites', Asian-Pacific Conference on Fracture and Strength, University of Sydney.
  • Zeng, Q., Wong, K. and Yu, A. (2012), 'Molecular dynamics simulation of Au-TiO 2 catalysts : deposition of gold nanoclusters on rutile (110) surface', 2nd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing, ICAMMP 2011, Guilin; China.
  • Zeng, Q., Xu, W., Yu, A. and Paul, D. (2010), 'Quantification of the interface interactions on polymer nanocomposites', 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7, Cairns, QLD; Australia.
  • Wong, K., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2010), 'Electronic structure of bilayer (Fe, Ni) metallic alpha-Al 2O3(0001) catalysts towards CH4 adsorption and dissociation', 7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Cairns, QLD; Australia.
  • Zeng, Q., Paul, D., Yu, L. and Lu, G. (2007), 'The swelling behavior of organoclays', Key Engineering Materials, .
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2007), 'Effect of nanofillers on phase separation behavior of diblock copolymer: A molecular dynamic study', Key Engineering Materials, .
  • Zeng, Q., Yu, A. and Lu, G. (2006), 'Molecular dynamics simulations of organoclays and polymer nanocomposites', ACUN-5: Developments in Composites: Advanced, Infrastructural, Natural and Nanocomposites, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mrayed, S., Zeng, Q. and Yu, A. (2006), 'Investigation of the interface interactions between clay surface and nylon 6 using first principle ab initio quantum mechanics methods', ACUN-5: Developments in Composites: Advanced, Infrastructural, Natural and Nanocomposites, UNSW, Sydney, Australia.

Dr Qinghua Zeng has been doing research in the areas of polymer composites, nanomaterials, computational materials science, and metallurgical engineering. His research on polymer nanocomposites has made a significant impact in this area with results being widely cited. His current research interests are the design, processing, characterisation, and computer modelling of various nanomaterials and nanosystems (eg. polymer nanocomposites, layered solid materials, catalysts, nanoparticle growth and self-assembly) by state-of-the-art experimental and numerical techniques.

List of Publications in ResearcherID

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Current Projects

Title: ARC Research Hub for Computational Particle Technology [via Monash Uni - no funding to WSU]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Haiping Zhu, Qinghua Zeng and Kejun Dong
Years: 2016-10-21 - 2021-10-20
ID: P00022555
Title: Multiscale investigation of the dynamical behaviour of particle flow in rotating drums [ARC IH140100035 subproject] [via Monash]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute
Western Researchers: Haiping Zhu, Qinghua Zeng and Kejun Dong
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00024123
Title: Particle-scale numerical study on screening processes [ARC IH140100035 subproject] [via Monash]
Funder:
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute
Western Researchers: Kejun Dong, Haiping Zhu and Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2022-06-30
ID: P00024124
Title: Interaction forces and self-assembly of nanoparticles [ARC IH140100035 subproject] [via Monash]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Qinghua Zeng, Haiping Zhu and Kejun Dong
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2020-06-30
ID: P00024125

Previous Projects

Title: Material properties and mechanical behaviours of carbon nanotube-reinforced composite structures
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Yang Xiang and Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2014-01-01 - 2019-04-30
ID: P00021476
Title: Mouthguard Impact Testing / Scale of Protection
Funder:
  • Gameday Mouthguards
Western Researchers:
Years: 2017-12-04 - 2018-03-15
ID: P00024667
Title: Molecular modelling of the structure and mechanical properties of clay-based polymer nanocomposites
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2010-01-01 - 2012-02-23
ID: P00017713
Title: Evaluation of metal-organic frameworks for carbon dioxide capture
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2010-11-30 - 2012-06-21
ID: P00019620
Title: A graphic processing unit based advanced computational facility for particulate research [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Yang Xiang, Chin Leo, Haiping Zhu and Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2012-04-26 - 2013-04-25
ID: P00020382
Title: Australia - Singapore Collaboration on Application of Nanaomaterials in Civil Engineering
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Yingyan Zhang and Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2011-06-29 - 2012-06-28
ID: P00020285

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