Dr. Qi Zhang
Dr Qi Zhang has been an Ikerbasque research professor in BCMaterials since 2020. Before that, he worked in Cranfield University, UK as a research fellow in 1996, a senior research fellow in 1998, a senior lecturer in 2007. He was a full professor in Wuhan University of Technology, China since 2012. He is a fellow and charted scientist of Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining. He is acting as a chief scientist in three international companies. Zhang’s research work is focused on the areas of functional materials for energy storage and electrocaloric cooling, as well as on lithium batteries and on coatings for surface engineering. He has published more than 200 peer reviewed papers and 5 chapters in books, with a total citation of > 6500 and H-factor of 40. Some of his publications appeared in journals with high impact factors, such as, Science, Energy & Environ. Sci., Mater. Sci. and Eng. R: Report, Adv. Funct. Mater., Nano Energy and Nano Lett., among others. In addition, he co-edited the book entitled Electrocaloric Cooling (EC). He received Brian Mercer Feasibility Award, 2009, The Royal Society, UK.