Da-Ming Zhu


Office: Flarsheim Hall #250K
Ph: 816-235-5326
Email: zhud@umkc.edu


Prof. Da-Ming Zhu joined the UMKC Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1991. One of his areas of research is the study of the thermodynamic properties of glassy materials. In his lab he has been carrying out a systematic study of silica doped with different elements. Some of these systems are important materials for building fiber optic networks. He is also studying possible correlations between the low temperature thermal properties of those glasses and their properties when close to the glass transition temperatures.

Another area of his research is in the field of interfacial phenomena. In particular, he focuses on interfacial melting and related phenomena such as frost heave. he is currently conducting a measurement of excess heat transfer associated with frost heave of ice in porous media, and the excess heat transfer of gases adsorbed on aerogel materials.

The techniques he is using include thermal transport, dielectric response, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy.

Academic Credentials:
Ph.D. University of Washington

Teaching Areas:
General Physics
Physics for Scientists and Engineers
Electron Microscopy