The Zheng Group aims to develop novel materials for energy and propulsion applications. Our research involves fundamental knowledge in combustion, materials and chemistry. Our current research has three general directions. First, we continue to develop ultrafast flame-based methods to synthesize novel nanomaterials, especially metal oxides. Second, we are designing electrocatalysts and devices to split water into hydrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen peroxide. Finally, we are developing new metal/polymer composites as high energy density fuels for propulsion applications. Our educational goal is to empower you with knowledge, skills, and confidence.