Hong Zhao

Associate Professor

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Hong Zhao is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University. Before joining VCU in 2014, she has worked at Xerox Research Center Webster for about 8 years. Zhao’s research areas are highly interdisciplinary, including surface science and surface engineering, transport and self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles, development of printing processes (e.g., inkjet printing, direct ink writing, electrohydrodynamic printing), and printed functional devices. Dr. Zhao has authored and co-authored 37 journal and proceeding publications, 40+ issued patents and patent applications, 1 book and 1 book chapter. Dr. Zhao’s research projects have been supported by National Science Foundation, Jeffress Memorial Trust, Virginia Microelectronics Consortium, VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund and Commercialization Fund.