Research

Research Interest

Fabrication of novel nanomaterials with enhanced performance for energy-related applications;
– Material structures through electron microscopy;
Material structure-property correlations.

Facilities

Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Consortium (SENCR-MIC).
Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL).

Research Grants

  1. PI: Khalid Lodhi; Co-PI: Shirley Chao, Natalia Czado, Zhiping Luo, Ali Siamaki. Providing Opportunities to Minority Students in STEM (PrOMiSS). National Science Foundation, No. 1719511, 07/01/2017–06/30/2020, $395,801 (funded). [Link]
  2. PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Daryush Ila. MRI: Acquisition of a Cathodoluminescence Spectrometer on an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Multidisciplinary Research and Hands-On Education at Fayetteville State University. National Science Foundation, No. 1626376, 09/15/2016–08/31/2018, $201,900 (funded). [Link]
  3. PI: Zhiping Luo. Upgrading an X-Ray Energy Dispersive Spectrometer on the Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Materials Research and STEM Education at Fayetteville State University. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-15-1-0566, 09/01/2015–08/31/2016, $54,000 (funded).
  4. PI: Zhiping Luo; Co-PI: Cevdet Akbay, Daniel Autrey, Shubo Han, Alexander Umantsev. Development of an Interdisciplinary Materials Research and Education Laboratory (IMREL) at Fayetteville State University. National Science Foundation, No. 1436120,  07/01/2014–06/30/2018, $479,500 (with $79,500 added on 09/12/2016) (funded). [Link]
  5. PI: Zhiping Luo. Acquisition of Instruments for Research on High-Efficiency Radiation Detectors and Nanostructured Sensors and STEM Education at Fayetteville State University. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-14-1-0060, 02/01/2014–07/31/2015, $464,543 (with $28,745 added on 12/23/2014) (funded).
  6. PI: Zhiping Luo (current PI). Establishment of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center (SENCR-MIC): A Collaborative Effort of Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Army Research Office, Department of Defense, Contract No. W911NF-09-1-0011, 12/1/2008–05/31/2013, $1,419,215 (funded).


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