Prof. Zheng Weitao received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Solid-state Physics from School of Physics, Jilin University (JLU) in July 1984 and July 1987 respectively. He received his ScD Degree in Condensed Matter Physics from School of Material Science, JLU in June 1990.
Prof. Zheng was appointed Associate Professor in October 1992. He worked as a senior visiting scholar at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden from September 1994 to February 1995, and as a senior visiting scholar & postdoctoral researcher at the School of Physics, Linköping University, Sweden from February 1995 to October 1997. He received the title of Full Professor in October 1997 and was selected Doctoral Supervisor in January 1999. He served as a guest research fellow in Precision Engineering at Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan in December 1999 and worked there until September 2000. He also did research at Electronics School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from December 2002 to March 2003 after winning the Singapore TCT Award. Prof. Zheng took his position as Deputy Director of Materials Institute of JLU from February 1998 to May 2001, and served as Vice Dean and Executive Vice Dean at School of Materials Science and Engineering of JLU from May 2001 to December 2008. From December 2008 to September 2015, Prof. Zheng worked as Dean of JLU School of Materials Science and Engineering before he was appointed Vice President of JLU.
Prof. Zheng directs his research in super-hard film material, functional film material, nano materials such as grapheme, energy-storing electrode material and material computing and simulation. He is the author of over 500 SCI theses, with citation over 10,000 times. He is the author of a monograph titled Thin-film Material and Thin-film Technology.
Prof. Zheng is Member of the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD), Deputy Director of China Society of Crystals, Executive Director of Chinese Society of Material Studies, Panel Member of National Natural Science Foundation, Editorial Board Member of Appl. Surf. Sci, Chief Editor of Frontiers in Energy Storage, Co-editor of Innovations in Corrosion and Materials.