Academic Areas: Micro/nanofabrication technologies and their applications, optoelectronics packaging, MEMS/NEMS, micro-supercapacitors, batteries and sensors.
1999.08-2001.09 University of California, Irvine, USA Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
1997.09-1999.07 Clarkson University, New York, USA MS in Chemical Engineering
1986.09-1990.07 Beijing University of Chemical Technology BS in Chemical Engineering
Dr Tang had been worked as an engineer in Silicon Valley, California till the end of 2004 since his Ph.D. graduation in 2001, where his main responsibilities were developing novel optoelectronic devices and systems in Megasense Inc and Sensearray In. He joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hubei, China as an associate professor in the School of Mechanical Science and Engineering in 2005 and was promoted to professor in 2010. His main research interests are in the area of micro/nanofabrication technologies and their applications.
 Shulan Jiang, Tielin Shi, Xiaobin Zhan, Hu Long, Shuang Xi, Hao Hu, Zirong Tang*, High-performance all-solid-state flexible supercapacitors based on two-step activated carbon cloth, Journal of Power Sources , 272, 16-23, 2014.
 Shulan Jiang, Tielin Shi, Yang Gao, Hu Long, Shuang Xi, Zirong Tang*, Fabrication of a 3D micro/nano dual-scale carbon array and this demonstration as the microelectrodes for supercapacitors, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24(4), 045001(9pages), 2014.
 Shulan Jiang, Tielin Shi, Dan Liu, Hu Long, Shuang Xi, Fengshun Wu, Xiaoping Li, Qi Xia, Zirong Tang*, Integration of MnO2 thin film and carbon nanotubes to three-dimensional carbon microelectrodes for electrochemical microcapacitors, Journal of Power Sources, 262, 494-500, 2014.
 Hu Long, Tielin Shi, Shulan Jiang, Shuang Xi, Rong Chen, Shiyuan Liu, Guanglan Liao, Zirong Tang*, Synthesis of nanowire self-assembled hierarchical ZnCo2O4 shell/Ni current collector core as binder-free anodes for high-performance Li-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 3741-3748, 2014.
 Wei Zhu, Tielin Shi, Zirong Tang*, Bo Gong, Guanglan Liao, Shiyuan Liu, Numerical analysis of transmission efficiency for parabolic optical fiber nano-probe, Optics Express, 21, 28103-28110, 2013.
Wei Zhu, Tielin Shi, Zirong Tang*, Bo Gong, Guanglan Liao, John Tully, Dynamic selective etching: a facile route to parabolic optical fiber nano-probe, Optics Express, 21(6), 6919–6927, 2013.
Shuang Xi, Tielin Shi, Dan Liu, Liangliang Xu, Hu Long, Wuxing Lai, Zirong Tang*, Integration of carbon nanotubes to three-dimensional C-MEMS for glucose sensors, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 198, 15-20,2013.
Zirong Tang*, Tielin Shi, Frank G. Shi, Advanced Packaging of Optoelectronic Devices, Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, pp1-27, DOI: 10.1002/047134608X.W8193, Jan. 2013.
Lei Zhang, Tielin Shi, Zirong Tang*, Dan Liu, Shuang Xi，Stress-driven and Carbon-assisted Growth of SiOxNy Nanowires on Photoresist-derived Carbon Microelectrode, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 21(6), 1445-1451, 2012.
Long Hu, Xi Shuang, Liu Dan, Shi Tielin, Xia Qi, Liu Shiyuan, Tang Zirong*，Tailoring diffraction-induced light distribution toward controllable fabrication of suspended C-MEMS，Optics Express, 20(15), 17126-17135, 2012.
 Dan Liu, Tielin Shi, Zirong Tang*, Lei Zhang, Shuang Xi, Xiaoping Li, Wuxing Lai, Carbonization-assisted integration of silica nanowires to photoresist-derived three-dimensional carbon microelectrode arrays, Nanotechnology, 22(46), 465601-465608, 2011.
Shuang Xi, Tielin Shi, Lei Zhang, Dan Liu, Wuxing Lai, Zirong Tang*, Growth of highly bright-white silica nanowires as diffusive reflection coating in LED lighting, Optics Express, 19(27), 26507-26514, 2011. Wei Ma, Tielin Shi, Zirong Tang*, Shiyuan Liu, Rizwan Malik, Lei Zhang, High-throughput dielectrophoretic manipulation of bioparticles within fluids through biocompatible 3D microelectrode array, Electrophoresis, 32(5), 494-505, 2011.
Undergraduate courses: Testing Technologies in Engineering Fundamentals for MEMS Packaging
Graduate courses: Micro/nano Testing Technologies
Main Research Projects：
Scalable fabrication of high performance 3D composite micro/nanoelectrodes towards micro-supercapacitors;
Novel scalable fabrication methods of 3D carbon micro/nanostructures for biofuel cells;
A novel fabrication method for suspended 3D carbon micro/nanostructures;
Optimal design and novel fabrication method for biomimetic hierarchical multilayer micro/nanostructures;
Formation and performance tuning of 3D high-density micro-interconnecting array under multi-physics fields;
Multi-physical variables coordination and realization for high-density flip-chip bonding;
Micronao-fabrication and nanotesting;
Testing technologies of new photovoltaic materials based on generalized ellipsometer.