Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee
- Trace species, flow velocity and flame temperature measurement by Radar REMPI (Coherent Microwave Rayleigh scattering of Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization)
- Optical diagnostics of fluid flow and validation of computational fluid dynamics
- Laser induced plasma spectroscopy
- Ultrafast process measurement and characterization
- Active flow control and controllable plasma generation
- Combustion process, energy conversion and emission
- Biomedical diagnostics
Ph. D. Princeton University, 2008
M. A. Princeton University 2006
Bachelor Tsinghua University 2000
- Member, AIAA
- Member, OSA
Awards and Recognitions
- Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- ASEE Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2012 and 2013
- Crocco Teaching Award, Princeton University
Yue Wu, Zhili Zhang, Naibo Jiang, Sukesh Roy, James Gord, "Resonant- and Avalanche-Ionization Amplification of Laser-Induced Plasma in Air", Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 116, No. 143304, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4896789.
Xinyuan Chong, Jacques Abboud, Zhili Zhang, "Plasmonics Resonance Enhanced Active Photothermal Effects of Aluminum and Iron Nanoparticles", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 2234-2240(7), 2015. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2015.9698.
Yue Wu, Jordan Sawyer, Zhili Zhang, Mikhail N. Shneider, Albert Viggiano, "Measurement of Sodium Argon Cluster Ion Recombination by Coherent Microwave Scattering", Vol. 100, Issue. 11, No.114108,2012, Applied Physics Letters, DOI: 10.1063/1.3695064.
Fedor Rudakov, Zhili Zhang, "Standoff Detection of Large Organic Molecules Using Rydberg Fingerprint Spectroscopy and Microwave Rayleigh Scattering",Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 145-147 (2012), Optics Letters. DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.000145.
Yue Wu, Andrew Bottom, Zhili Zhang, Timonthy M. Ombrello, and Viswanath R. Katta, "Direct Measurement of Methyl Radical in Methane/Air Flame at Atmospheric Pressure by Radar REMPI", Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 23997-24004, 2011, Optics Express, DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.023997.
Scott Lenaghan, C. A. Davis, W. R. Henson, Zhili Zhang, and Mingjun Zhang, "High-Speed Microscopic Imaging of Flagella Motility and Swimming in Giardia lamblia Trophozoites", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Aug 1, 2011, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1106904108.
Mikhail N. Shneider, Zhili Zhang, Richard B. Miles, “Simultaneous resonant enhanced multiphoton ionization and electron avalanche ionization in gas mixtures”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 104, No. 023302, 2008.
Mikhail N. Shneider, Zhili Zhang, Richard B. Miles, “Plasma induced by resonance enhanced multiphoton ionization in inert gas”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 102, No. 12310, 2007, selected for the November 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science.
Zhili Zhang, Mikhail N. Shneider, Richard B. Miles, “Coherent Microwave Rayleigh scattering of Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton ionization in argon”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 98, No.265005, 2007.
Richard B. Miles, Zhili Zhang, Mikhail N. Shneider, Sohail Zaidi, “Detection of Nitric Oxide by Microwave Scattering from Resonant Enhanced Multi-Photon Ionization: A New Approach to Non-Intrusive Diagnostics”, AIAA Journal, Aerospace letters, March, 2007.
Zhili Zhang, Mikhail N. Shneider, Richard B. Miles, “Microwave diagnostics of laser-induced avalanche ionization in air”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 100, No. 074912, 2006, selected for the November 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science.