I. Francis (Frank) Cheng

Electro-, Analytical and Environmental Chemistries

B.S. 1982 University of Delaware

Ph.D. 1987 The Pennsylvania State University

Postdoctoral Fellow 1987-89 Texas A&M University

Editorial Board: Microchemical Journal

C-Journal of Carbon Research

Tel. (208) 885-6387

Email: ifcheng@uidaho.edu


Back to the UI Chemistry Website

Group pic

Oct. 17, 2017 (l-r) Hamal Kailash, Thomas Zeliff, Humayun Kabir, Isaiah Gyan (Ph.D. 2015), me, Jeremy May, Haoyu Zhu (Ph.D. 2018), Ricardo Lopez Other Group Pictures           


GUITAR, Graphite/Graphene from the University of Idaho Thermolyzed Asphalt Reaction

GUITAR US Patent 9691556 B2, June 27, 2017          Short Presentation on GUITAR                       

TEDx UIdaho Talk on GUITAR                         Facebook Explorist Video on GUITAR


Positions of Group Alums – Jeremy Foutch (Novarits, Texas), Isaiah Gyan (Intel, Oregon), Kenichi Shimizu (Northvolt, Sweden), Haoyu Zhu (Postdoc, Boise State University), Mark Engelmann (Pacific Northwest National Labs), Derek Laine (Industrial Consultant), Yuqun Xie (Faculty Member, Huazhong Agricultural University, China)


Research Carbon materials for batteries, fuel cells, ultracapacitors, sensors and water purification, mechanisms of heavy metal poisoning, dietary antioxidants, biological oxidations, room temperature “combustion” of persistent organic pollutants and the detection of improvised explosives.


UI - Physical and Chemical Characterization Centers,

*Electron Microscopy, *ICP , *Mass Spectrocsopy, Lee Deobald, debaldl@uidaho.edu, 885-5893, *AFM, Confocal Raman Spectrscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering, Zeta Potential, Eric Aston (aston@uidaho.edu )


Research Links:  Graphene/Graphite from the University of Idaho Thermolyzed Asphalt Reaction-(GUITAR UI Video),  Seminars and Presentations updated March 24, 2014, Publications updated Dec. 28,2018, Present Funding, Present and Former Research Students, Graduate Admissions Page, NIST Chemistry WebBook


Course Links: Current Courses

Chem 454 Instrumental Analysis Spring 2019

Chem 409 Proseminar Spring 2019


Chem 558 Electrochemistry Fall 2018

Chem 112 Fall 2017

Chem 253 Quantitative Analysis Fall 2016

Chem 254 Quantitative Analysis Lab Fall 2016

Chem 303/307 Physical Chemistry Lab Fall 2011


Links for Research Students in my Lab: MSDS online, MSDS Information, Scientific Literature Page, Information for New Research Students in My Lab


Other Links: A short history of my career path through my former jobs, research groups, and mentors, Cold Fusion, Interesting Personal Links, UI Chemistry Homepage