Cheng

chengSTEPHEN Z. D. CHENG
Frank C. Sullivan Distinguished Research Professor
Robert C. Musson Professor of Polymer Science
Trustees Professor of Polymer Science
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 44325-3909
Tel: (330) 972-6931     Fax: (330) 972-8626
E-mail: scheng@uakron.edu

 

EDUCATION

1977 Diploma Mathematics East China Normal University, Shanghai
1981 M.S. Polymer Engineering Donghua University, Shanghai
1985 Ph.D. Chemistry Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (Major Professor: Dr. Bernhard Wunderlich)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

1985-87 Research Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1987-91 Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
1991-95 Associate Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
1995-98 Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
1998-present Trustees Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
2001-05 Chairman, Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
2001-present Robert C. Musson Trustees Professor of Polymer Science, The University of Akron
2001-present Cheung Kong Scholar Professor, Peking University, China
2007-14 Dean, College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, The University of Akron
2014-present Frank C. Sullivan Distinguished Research Professor, The University of Akron

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, the National Science Foundation and White House (1991)
  • Fellow, The North American Thermal Analysis Society (1993)
  • American Chemical Society Akron Section Award (1994)
  • Fellow, The American Physical Society (1994)
  • John H. Dillon Medal, The American Physical Society (1995)
  • Distinguished Corporate Inventors Award, American Society of Patent Holders, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (1995 and 1998)
  • Goodyear Corporate Inventor Award, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (1998)
  • Mettler-Toledo Award, The North American Thermal Analysis Society (1999)
  • The Cheung-Kong Scholar, Ministry of Education, China (2000)
  • TA-Instrument Award, International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2004)
  • Cooperative Research Award, Division of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society (2005)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)
  • The Epistar Lectureship Professor, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan (2006)
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2007)
  • The Turner Alfrey Visiting Lecture Professor, Michigan Molecular Institute and Michigan State Universities (2007)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering of the United States of America (2008)
  • Honorary Fellow, Chinese Chemical Society (2011)
  • Fellow, Division of Polymer Materials Science and Engineering, American Chemical Society (2012)
  • Charter Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2012)
  • Polymer Physics Prize, The American Physical Society (2013)
  • The World Chinese Award, Phoenix and more than a dozen well-known Chinese joint overseas media and institutions (2014)