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Hong Zhao

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University

Biotech One, Suite 1085, Richmond, VA, United States


Dr. Zhao’s research is focused on understanding the liquid-solid interactions across multiple length and time scales and to control the assembly of functional colloidal particulates, combined with micro/nano manufacturing through printing processes.


Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2007

M.S. Mechanical Engineering Petroleum University 2001

B.S. Mechanical Engineering Petroleum University 1996

Area(s) of Expertise

Additive Manufacturing/3d Printing
Printed functional devices
Transport and self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles
Surface science and surface engineering


  • Xerox Achievement Award