- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside, 2021
- B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2016
- Certified ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor
- Mandarin Chinese
Dr. Zhang has extensive expertise in the field of batteries, including failure analysis, quality assessment, and battery safety management. He has years of experience in battery electrolyte design and additive screening. Dr. Zhang specializes in chemical/electrochemical stabilization and characterization of electrolyte/electrode interphase for anode and cathode. He is also experienced in cell-level validation and compatibility evaluation as well as raw materials chemistry and analysis.
Dr. Zhang is also versed in manufacturing quality and process control. Dr. Zhang works extensively on projects related to battery internal short detection, including destructive and non-destructive analytical techniques.
For his Ph.D. thesis, Dr. Zhang performed fundamental research on lithium metal batteries. His research focused on lithium metal battery failure mechanism analysis and electrolyte design for high-performance batteries. Through his research he is experienced in lithium metal foil and pouch cell manufacturing, cell testing, lithium dendrite prevention by chemical and engineering methods, cell failure mode identification, and high energy cell destructive post mortem analysis.