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Dr. Zhang Newby is actively involved in various departmental, college/university level as well as national level service. 

 

Within the university

Lead, coordinate and participate in various departmental activities

Serve on various committees at the college and university levels

Served on Graduate council and Honors council

Volunteer in out-reach events

Activity/organization

role

Level

period

Graduate Council

member

University

2008 – 2011

Honors Council

member

University

2013 – 2015

United Way

Representative

College

2009

CBE honors student

advisor

Department

2007 – present

ChEGSO

advisor

Department

2008 – present

Tau Beta Pi – the Engineering Honor Society

Faculty advisor board member

College

2013 – present

ABET

coordinator

Department

2016 – present

degree clearance

coordinator

Department

2008, 2009, 2010

IAB poster presentation

coordinator

Department

2004 – 2008

seminar

coordinator

Department

2004 – 2007

Junior faculty mentoring

Mentor

Dept/college

2015 – present

Tired-mentoring program

Faculty mentor

University

2010, 2011

Kids Career Day

SEE UA

Multiplying your Options

volunteer

college

/university

occasionally since 2001

Project Lead the Way

ACS Project “SEED”

NIH AREA grant outreach

Faculty advisor/sponsor

college

university

2206 – 2015

Committees

 

RTP

member

department

2007 – present

 

chair

department

2007-2008, 2013-2014

 

member

college

2016 – present

 

member

PS/PE college

2017 – present

distinguished professor review

chair

college

2017 – present

chair review

chair

department

2009

merit raising

member

department

2006 – present

strategic planning

member

department

2009

CBE faculty search

member (for 3 faculty)

department

2008 – 2009

 

Chair (for 2 faculty)

department

2013 – 2014

CBE chair search

member

department

2012 – 2013

ECE chair search

member

college

2012 – 2013

chemistry faculty search

member

university

2007 – 2008, 2013 – 2014

NCERCAMP director search

member

university

2015

staff search

chair

department

2010, 2011, 2016

 

member

department

2014, 2015

student policy

vice-chair

university

2008 – 2009

 

chair

 

2009 – 2010

IACUC

member

university

2014 – present

CBE BS program review

lead

department

2017 – present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local

Program Chair for the Akron Polymer Lecture Group (APLG), 2003-2004

Executive committee member for the Akron Polymer Lecture Group (APLG), 2003-2005

Judging posters in local schools’ science fairs

Volunteered as a coach for the Hudson (OH) Highschool Science Olympia team (2011-2015)

Served as a member on the organizing committee for the Hudson (OH) “Parade of Bands” (2012, 2013, 2014)

Collaborated with the National Inventors Hall of Fame on activities to promote youngsters’ interests in science and engineering (2001- 2008)

 

National

Section chair (Polymer Thin Films) for the American Physical Society Meeting, Montreal, Canada, March 2004

Section chair (Surface Chemistry) for the Adhesion Society Meeting, Wilmington, NC, February 2004

Proposal reviewer for NSF (CTS division, DMR division) and PRF

Panel reviewer for NSF-CTS and NSF-STC (SBIR/STTR)

Manuscript reviewer for numerous “Web of Science” indexed journals including but not limited to ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Advanced Functional Materials, Biofouling, Biomacromolecules, Biotechnology, Biotechnology Advances, Chemistry of Materials, Colloids and Surfaces, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Journal of Coating Technology (JCT), JCT Research, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Journal of Physics D, Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Langmuir, Materials Science and Engineering C, Nanotechnology, Physical Review, Progress in organic coatings, and Thin solid films. 

Selected reviewer for The National Research Council (NRC) program to rate chemical engineering programs (2007)

Research Lab for Surface Modification and Materials

(Note: ChEGSO – chemical engineering graduate student organization; ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; IAB – industry advisory board; CBE – chemical and biomolecular engineering; ACS – American Chemical Society; NIH – National Institutes of Health; AREA – Academic Research Enhanced Award; RTP – Reappointment, Tenure & Promotion; ECE – electrical and computer engineering; NCERCAMP – National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance; IACUC – The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee)