Bingqing Wei

Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

Dr. Bingqing (B. Q) Wei is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Center for Computation & Technology at Louisiana State University from 2003 to 2007. He had worked as a research scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Wei was a visiting scientist for Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany in 1998 and 1999. From 1992 to 2001, he was a faculty member at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he received his Bachelor’s degree (1987), M.S (1989), and Ph.D. (1992) in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Wei is a member of The Materials Research Society (MRS), The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The American Chemical Society (ACS), and The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). His research interest lies in nanomaterials and nanotechnology. His recent research focuses on controllable synthesis of macroscale nanotube architectures with 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions; physical, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical property characterizations of nanotubes; and nanotube device applications. He has published more than180 papers in refereed international journals, including Nature and Science, and delivered 90 plus invited talks and seminars in academia and industry worldwide and more than 95 scientific conference presentations. His research work has been cited more than 6600 times with h-index of 44 and has also been highlighted many times in scientific journals, web journals and public media.

  Group Members

Meigen Deng

Meigen Deng

Visting Professor

Meigen Deng is a professor at Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics (China). He is currently the Director of the Research Center of New Energy Technology & Application. His research interests include Electrical Energy Storage and Eletrical Energy Conversion.

Tong Li

Tong Li

Postdoc Researcher

Tong has received his bachelor’s degree from Dalian University of Technology, Masters’ from Utah State University and Ph.D from Queensland University of Technology. His research areas include Biomaterials, Composites and Computational Mechanics.

Qian Zhang

Qian Zhang

Graduate Student

Qian is a PhD student in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). Nowhe is undergoing an international visiting PhD program for 12 months under the supervision of Pro.Wei at University of Delaware. His research mainly focuses on the synthesis of carbon materials and their applications in supercapatiors.


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Vekatachalam Subramanian
Dr. Hongwei Zhu
Dr. Charan Masarapu
Dr. Changsheng Shan
Dr. Shihao Hu


Dr. Jeong Tae Ok
Dr. Cheng Luo
Dr. Bin Chen
Dr. Josh Thibodaux
Dr. Charan Masarapu
Dr. Qing Zhang
Dr. Zeyuan Cao
Dr. Taoli Gu
Dr. Yupeng Li

MS students

Abhilash Krishna
Haifeng Zeng
Jiepeng Rong
Xin Li

Undergraduate Students

Daniel Truque
Bill Burke
John Harvey
Vij Dhayan
Logan Williams
Jim Yeatman
Jason Zhou
Jessey Whitley
Eric William McGinnis
Peng Zhang
Joseph Snodgrass
Martha I. Serna
Eric Brixen
Nick Bessman
Brennan Blumenthal
Stephen Mulligan
Kathryn Scrafford

Visiting Scholars

Kai Hshun Huang, Ph.D
Wenyan Yin,Ph.D
Prof.Shinn-Shyong Tzeng
Prof.Jinhai Liu
Jinwen Qin, Ph.D
Prof.Jianxiong Liu
Kun Liang, Ph.D
Prof.Mingfu Chu
Prof.Aili Yang
Prof.Jianling Li
Dr. Jinhua Lu
Dr. Xin Yan