Shujun Zhang

Shujun Zhang
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Senior Scientist
N-333 Millennium Science Complex
(814) 863-2639


Shujun Zhang is a Senior Scientist at the Material Research Institute and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He was a recipient of the Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award of the IEEE UFFC Society in 2011. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (UFFC), Journal of the American Ceramic Society and Journal of Electronic Materials. He holds three issued patents, two patent applications and has coauthored more than 280 papers in the area of functional single crystals and ceramics with h index of 35. He is now focusing on the structure- property- performance relationship of high temperature, high power and high performance piezoelectric crystals and polycrystalline ceramics, for sensor and transducer applications.

Academic Training

B.S. Chemistry Department of Shandong University, China
Ph.D. State Key Lab of Crystal Materials, Shandong University, China


Single Crystal Growth of optical, piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials

High temperature and high power ferroelectric materials

Lead free materials

Material characterization

Material processing, microstructure and property relationships

Noted Publications:
  1. S. J. Zhang and F. Li, “High performance ferroelectric relaxor-PT single crystals: status and perspective,” J. Appl. Phys. (Appl. Phys. Review) 111, 031301 (2012).
  2. S. J. Zhang and F. P. Yu, “Piezoelectric materials for high temperature sensors,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 [10] 3153-3170 (2011).
  3. T. R. Shrout and S. J. Zhang, “Lead- free piezoelectric ceramics: alternatives for PZT?” J. Electroceramics, 19 (2007) 111-124.
  4. S. J. Zhang, R. Xia, T. R. Shrout, G. Z. Zang, J. F. Wang, “Piezoelectric properties in perovskite 0.948 (K0.5Na0.5)NbO3-0.052LiSbO3 lead-free ceramics,” J. Appl. Phys. 100 (2006) 104108.
  5. S. J. Zhang, R. Xia, L. Lebrun, D. Anderson and T. R. Shrout, “Piezoelectric materials for high power, high temperature applications”, Mater. Lett. 59 (2005) 3471.