Zhenxing Feng

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering    

216K Johnson Hall

105 SW 26th Street

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA


Office: +1-541-737-0508

Fax: +1-541-737-4600 


Zhenxing Feng received his B.S. degree in Physics with honors from Peking University, Beijing, China in 2004. He obtained M.S. in Physics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2006, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University, USA in 2011. Then he spent two years at Electrochemical Energy Lab of Mechanical Engineering Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his postdoctoral trainings from 2011 to 2013. After working in Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) and Chemical Science and Engineering Division of Argonne National Lab for nearly 3 years (2013-2016) in advanced battery research, he moved to Oregon State University (OSU) as an Assistant Professor in School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering. He also holds a joint position in Materials Science program of OSU.

A description of Feng group research can be found here.

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Research Interests and Expertises 

I am interested in finding design principles of various materials for energy harvesting, conversion and storage applications. My expertises include the following

  1. Thin film epitaxial growth using sputtering, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), etc.
  2. Powder and nano-materials syntehsis using solid state methods, wet-chemical methods, etc.
  3. Electrochemical tests for energy devices such as solid oxide fuel cells, electrocatalysts, batteries, etc.
  4. Advanced synchrotron X-ray characterizations including
  • Surface X-ray diffraction: crystal truncation rod (CTR), X-ray reflectivity (XRR), coherent Bragg rod analysis (COBRA), X-ray standing wave (XSW), grazing-incidence small/wide angle X-ray scattering (GISAXS/GIWAXS), etc.
  • General X-ray diffraction: powder X-ray diffraction, pair distribution function (PDF), small/wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS), etc.
  • X-ray spectroscopy: X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), inelastic X-ray scattering, X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS), etc.
  • X-ray imaging: X-ray reflection interface microscopy (XRIM), transmission X-ray microscopy (TXM), X-ray fluorescence imaging, etc.
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2017         Callahan Faculty Scholar in Chemical Engineering