Xiao Cheng Zeng named fellow in elite physics organization

Released on 01/03/2006, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., January 3rd, 2006 — Xiao Cheng Zeng named fellow in elite physics organization

Xiao Cheng Zeng, Willa Cather professor and professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Election to the fellowship is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of the society's membership.

The APS has 14 divisions and nine topical groups covering all areas of physics research. There are six forums that reflect the interests of its 43,000 members in broader issues, and eight sections organized by geographical region.

Zeng was cited for his original contributions to the study of vapor-liquid nucleation and discoveries of novel nanostructures of two-dimensional ice, one-dimensional ice nanotubes, ground-state silicon clusters and single-walled silicon nanotubes.

Zeng has won many awards for his work and has been widely published in the most prestigious journals, including Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2004.

Zeng's research has focused on computational and theoretical studies of liquids, solids, thin films, interfaces, nanotubes and nanoclusters, with further interest in computational nanotribology and modeling of atomic force microscopy.

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