Ying Zheng   2009 University Research Scholar Recipient

Since joining UNB in 1999, Dr. Zheng has conducted novel research and scholarly work and has maintained a high level of academic competence. To date, she has successfully established a UNB Hydroprocessing Laboratory with the support of industry and local government. This is a unique research center in eastern Canada that focuses on upgrading technology for transportation fuels. Research collaborations with private companies, national laboratories and university research groups have also been established.

For the past five years, numerous research accomplishments have been made: 80 refereed publications were generated, and six US/Canadian patents were obtained and are being considered for commercialization. On the training side, Dr. Zheng has successfully attracted research funding/contracts to train 38 graduate students who are currently either working for Canadian companies or pursuing further education.

Her accomplishments are recognized internationally as she was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2007 and an honored professorship by Xi’an Shiyou University in China.