Dr. Zhonghua Peng

Curators’ Distinguished Professor

Office: 510G Flarsheim Hall
Phone: (816) 235-2288
Fax: (816) 235-5502
E-mail: pengz@umkc.edu

Degrees and Experience

B.S. in Geochemistry, USTC, China (1989)
M.S. in Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China (1992)
Ph. D. in Organic / Polymer Chemistry, The University of Chicago (1997)
Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories (1997 – 1998)
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (1998 – 2001)
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2001 – 2003)
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2003 – 2014)
Curators’ Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2014 – present)

Honors and Awards

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Chemistry (2014)
N. T. Veatch Award for Outstanding Research, UMKC, (2006)
UMKC Trustees’ Faculty Fellow, University of Missouri – Kansas City (2006)
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2001)
UMKC Trustees’ Faculty Scholar (2000)
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award (1999)

Research Interests

Peng research group focuses on the development of functional/multifunctional materials for electronic, optical, and biomedical applications.

Selected Publications

Li, Y.; Shetye, K.; Baral, K.; Jin, L.; Oster, J. D.; Zhu, D.; Peng, Z. “Main-chain polyoxometalate-containing donor–acceptor conjugated copolymers: synthesis, characterization, morphological studies and applications in single-component photovoltaic cells,” RSC Adv., 2016,6, 29909-29919.

Li, Y.; Clevenger, R.; Jin, L.; Kilway, K.; Peng, Z. “Spin-Coated Thin Films of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Exhibiting High SCLC Hole Mobilities,” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120 (2), pp 841–852.

Li, Y.; Dutta, T.; Gerasimchuk, N.; Wu, S.; Shetye, K.; Jin, L.; Wang, R.; Zhu, D.-M., Peng, Z. “Conjugated Foldamers with Unusually High SCLC Hole Mobilities,” ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2015. 7, 9372-9384.

Wang, R.; Li, Y.; Dutta, T.; Jin, L.; Shetye, K.; Li, S.; Peng, Z. “Luminescent Polythiophene-Based Main-Chain Polyoxometalate-Containing Conjugated Polymers with Improved Solar Cell Performance,“ Enr. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 4, 656-663.

Li, Y.; Clevenger, R.; Jin, L.; Kilway, K.; Peng Z. “Unusually high SCLC hole mobility in solution-processed thin films of a polycyclic thiophene-based small-molecule semiconductor,“ J. Mater. Chem. C. 2014, 2, 8180-7183.