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Reaction Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Hamilton Township, New Jersey, United States
December 07, 2017

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Zhiyu Peng

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Expected Graduation Date: Dec 2017

Master of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering GPA: 3.31/4.00

Research Area: Defect Engineering in Zinc Oxide

State University of New York at Stony Brook May 2014

Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Molecular Engineering GPA: 3.69/4.00

Dean’s List: Fall 2009-Spring 2013, Spring 2014

Cum Laude Award, Aug 2014


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Research Assistant Aug 2014 – Present

Study the zinc cation and oxygen anion co-injection behaviors in ZnO (0001) single crystal

-Built up a UHV system and solved the technical problems in the system for conducting the experiments

-Applied unique clean surface condition in ZnO to manipulate the zinc cation injection

-Studied the kinetics of Zni and Oi injection via surface pathways into ZnO (0001) single crystal with UHV-based isotopic exchange experiment and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS), which gave the experimental evidences that Zni diffused much faster than Oi, and existence of Zni could slow the diffusion of Oi

Study the native defect behaviors in ZnO (0001) after injection of Zinc and Oxygen by Photoluminescence

-Set up the photoluminescence measurement system

-Calibrated the photoluminescence system to extract the consistent data

-Investigated the cation behaviors incorporated with SIMS, and gave out the experimental evidences that sole VO or Oi couldn’t contribute to the green emission of ZnO

Teaching Assistant Aug 2015- May 2016

Chemical Reaction Engineering

-Lectured the course which focused on analysis and design of chemical reactors by chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, mass and energy balances knowledge

-Held weekly office hours by lecturing question sessions, grading homework, and updating accurate gradesheets for 100+ students

-Got excellent feedback at the end of the semester

Chemistry and Transport in Microelectronic Processing

-Lectured the course which focused on applied chemical processing principles to microelectronic device fabrication

-Held weekly office hours, graded and updated accurate gradesheets for 20+ students

-Got excellent feedback at the end of the semester

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Brookhaven, NY Dec 2013- May 2014

Incorporated the study of the efficiency of the upgraded fins heat exchanger by chemical engineering heat transfer techniques


Zhiyu Peng, Edmund Seebauer, Native Defects and Photoluminescence of ZnO Processed via Surface-Based Control Method (In preparation)


Extensive experience in UHV related instrumentation, and isotopes gas-solid exchange techniques

Strong data analytical skills by using OriginLab and Microsoft Excel

Experimental Techniques: XRD, XPS, SIMS, PL, CVD, ALD and Profilometer

Control-based or productive software: OriginLab, Microsoft Office, C++, Mathematica, MATLAB, Photoshop and AutoCAD

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