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Richard Zheng

Richard Zheng

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Biography

Richard Zheng initially joined the Laboratory as a postdoctoral research associate in 2001. In 2002, he accepted the staff position of research scientist. Dr. Zheng’s main research area is functional nanostructured materials for applications such as gas sorbents, sensors, and catalysis.

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2001
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, 1995
  • B.S., Organic Chemical Technology, Tianjin University, 1992

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Malhotra D, PK Koech, DJ Heldebrant, D Cantu Cantu, F Zheng, VA Glezakou, and RJ Rousseau. 2017. "Reinventing design principles for developing low-viscosity carbon dioxide-binding organic liquids for flue gas clean up." ChemSusChem 10(3):636-642.  doi:10.1002/cssc.201601622

2016

  • Cantu Cantu D, D Malhotra, PK Koech, DJ Heldebrant, F Zheng, CJ Freeman, RJ Rousseau, and VA Glezakou. 2016. "Structure-Property Reduced Order Model for Viscosity Prediction in Single-Component CO2- Binding Organic Liquids." Green Chemistry 18(22):10.1039/C6GC02203K.  doi:10.1039/c6gc02203k
  • Zheng F, DJ Heldebrant, PM Mathias, PK Koech, M Bhakta, CJ Freeman, MD Bearden, and A Zwoster. 2016. "Bench-Scale Testing and Process Performance Projections of CO2 Capture by CO2-Binding Organic Liquids (CO2BOLs) With and Without Polarity-Swing-Assisted Regeneration." Energy and Fuels 30(2):1192-1203.  doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b02437

2015

  • Fernandez CA, SK Nune, HV Annapureddy, LX Dang, BP McGrail, F Zheng, E Polikarpov, DL King, CJ Freeman, and KP Brooks. 2015. "Hydrophobic and moisture-stable metal-organic frameworks." Dalton Transactions 44(30):13490 - 13497.  doi:10.1039/C5DT00606F
  • Mathias PM, F Zheng, DJ Heldebrant, A Zwoster, GA Whyatt, CJ Freeman, MD Bearden, and PK Koech. 2015. "Measuring the Absorption Rate of CO2 in Nonaqueous CO2-Binding Organic Liquid Solvents with a Wetted-Wall Apparatus." ChemSusChem 8(21):3617-3625.  doi:10.1002/cssc.201500288
  • Ronnebro E, GA Whyatt, MR Powell, MP Westman, F Zheng, and ZZ Fang. 2015. "Metal Hydrides for High-Temperature Power Generation." Energies 8(8):8406-8430.  doi:10.3390/en8088406
  • Zheng F, R Diver, DD Caldwell, BG Fritz, RJ Cameron, PH Humble, WE TeGrotenhuis, RA Dagle, and RS Wegeng. 2015. "Integrated solar thermochemical reaction system for steam methane reforming." Energy Procedia 69:1192-1200.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.204

2014

  • Heldebrant DJ, VA Glezakou, PK Koech, PM Mathias, D Cantu Cantu, RJ Rousseau, D Malhotra, M Bhakta, MD Bearden, CJ Freeman, and F Zheng. 2014. "Evaluating transformational solvent systems for post-combustion CO2 separations." Energy Procedia 63:8144-8152.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.12.336
  • Liu W, F Zheng, J Li, and AR Cooper. 2014. "An Ionic Liquid Reaction and Separation Process for Production of Hydroxymethylfurfural from Sugars." AIChE Journal 60(1):300-314.  doi:10.1002/aic.14289

2013

  • Zhang J, IV Kutnyakov, PK Koech, A Zwoster, CJ Howard, F Zheng, CJ Freeman, and DJ Heldebrant. 2013. "CO2-Binding-Organic-Liquids-Enhanced CO2 Capture using Polarity-Swing-Assisted Regeneration." Energy Procedia 37:285-291.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2013.05.113
  • Mathias PM, K Afshar, F Zheng, MD Bearden, CJ Freeman, T Andrea, PK Koech, IV Kutnyakov, A Zwoster, AR Smith, PG Jessop, OG Nik, and DJ Heldebrant. 2013. "Improving the Regeneration of CO2-Binding Organic Liquids with a Polarity Change." Energy and Environmental Science 6(7):2233-2242.  doi:10.1039/C3EE41016A

2011

  • Heldebrant DJ, PK Koech, JE Rainbolt, and F Zheng. 2011. "CO2-Binding Organic Liquids, an Integrated Acid Gas Capture System." Energy Procedia 4:216-223.  doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.01.044
  • Heldebrant DJ, PK Koech, JE Rainbolt, F Zheng, TD Smurthwaite, CJ Freeman, M Oss, and I Leito. 2011. "Performance of Single-Component CO2-Binding Organic Liquids (CO2BOLs) For Post Combustion CO2 Capture." Chemical Engineering Journal 171(3):794-800.  doi:10.1016/j.cej.2011.02.012
  • Koech PK, JE Rainbolt, MD Bearden, F Zheng, and DJ Heldebrant. 2011. "Chemically Selective Gas Sweetening Without Thermal-Swing Regeneration ." Energy & Environmental Science 4(4):1385-1390.  doi:10.1039/c0ee00839g

2010

  • Heldebrant DJ, PK Koech, CR Yonker, JE Rainbolt, and F Zheng. 2010. "Reversible Acid Gas Capture Using CO2-Binding Organic Liquids." In Preprints of Symposia - American Chemical Society Fuel Chemistry Division, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 81-82.  American Chemical Society, Washington DC. 
  • Heldebrant DJ, PK Koech, JE Rainbolt, and F Zheng. 2010. "Acid Gas Capture Using CO2-Binding Organic Liquids." In Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the AIChE, November 7-12, 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah, p. Paper No. 334d.  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York. 
  • Koech PK, DJ Heldebrant, JE Rainbolt, F Zheng, and TD Smurthwaite. 2010. "Synthesis, characterization and performance of single-component CO2-binding organic liquids (CO2BOL) for post combustion CO2 capture." In Preprints of Symposia, American Chemical Society. Division of Fuel Chemistry, August 22-26, 2010, Boston, MA, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 553-554.  American Chemical Society, Washington DC. 

2009

2008

  • Heldebrant DJ, AJ Karkamkar, NJ Hess, ME Bowden, SD Rassat, F Zheng, KG Rappe, and T Autrey. 2008. "The Effects of Chemical Additives on the Induction Phase in Solid-State Thermal Decomposition of Ammonia Borane." Chemistry of Materials 20(16):5332-5336.  doi:10.1021/cm801253u
  • Huang X, DA King, F Zheng, VS Stenkamp, WE TeGrotenhuis, BQ Roberts, and DL King. 2008. "Hydrodesulfurization of JP-8 Fuel and its Microchannel Distillate Using Steam Reformate." Catalysis Today 136(3-4):291-300.  doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2008.01.011
  • Zheng F, SD Rassat, DJ Heldebrant, DD Caldwell, CL Aardahl, T Autrey, JC Linehan, and KG Rappe. 2008. "Automated gas burette system for evolved hydrogen measurements." Review of Scientific Instruments 79(8):Article no: 084103.  doi:10.1063/1.2968715

2007

  • Heldebrant DJ, JC Linehan, DM Camaioni, SD Rassat, F Zheng, and T Autrey. 2007. "EFFECT OF ADDITIVES ON THE THERMOLYSIS OF AMMONIA BORANE." In 234th American Chemical Society Conference Proceedings - Reprints of Symposia - Division of Fuel Chemistry., vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 563-564.  American Chemical Society, Washington DC. 
  • Fryxell GE, SV Mattigod, Y Lin, H Wu, SK Fiskum, KE Parker, F Zheng, W Yantasee, TS Zemanian, RS Addleman, J Liu, J Xu, KM Kemner, S Kelly, and X Feng. 2007. "Design and Synthesis of Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports (SAMMS): The Importance of Ligand Posture in Functional Nanomaterials." Journal of Materials Chemistry 17:2863-2874.  doi:10.1039/b702422c
  • Zheng F, RS Addleman, CL Aardahl, GE Fryxell, DR Brown, and TS Zemanian. 2007. "Amine Functionalized Nanoporous Materials for Carbon Dioxide Capture." Chapter 12 in Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Sorbents and Sensors, ed. Glen E. Fryxell and Guozhong Cao, pp. 285-312.  Imperial College Press, London, United Kingdom. 

2006

  • Zheng F, DL Baldwin, LS Fifield, NC Anheier, Jr, CL Aardahl, and JW Grate. 2006. "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Paper as a Sorbent for Organic Vapor Preconcentration." Analytical Chemistry 78(7):2442-2446. 
  • Zheng F, VS Stenkamp, WE TeGrotenhuis, X Huang, and DL King. 2006. "Microchannel Distillation of JP-8 Jet Fuel for Sulfur Content Reduction." In 2006 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 12-17, San Francisco, California.  AIChE, New York, NY. 

2005

  • Zheng F, DN Tran, BJ Busche, GE Fryxell, RS Addleman, TS Zemanian, and CL Aardahl. 2005. "Ethylenediamine-modified SBA-15 as Regenerable CO2 Sorbent." Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 44(9):3099-3105.  doi:10.1021/ie049488t

2003

  • Zhan CG, F Zheng, and DA Dixon. 2003. "Theoretical Studies of Photoelectron Spectra of SO42-(H2O)n Clusters and the Extrapolation to Bulk Solution." Journal of Chemical Physics 119(2):781-793. 

2002

  • Zhan CG, F Zheng, and DA Dixon. 2002. "Electron Affinities of Aln Clusters and Multi-Fold Aromaticity of the Square Al42- Structure." Journal of the American Chemical Society 124(49):14795-14803. 
  • Zheng F, L Liang, Y Gao, JH Sukamto, and CL Aardahl. 2002. "Carbon Nanotube Synthesis Using Mesoporous Silica Templates." Nano Letters 2(7):729-732. 

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