Dr. Zhou is a research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, which he joined in August 2005, after 2 years as an Assistant Research Professor at University of Missouri-Rolla. At PNNL, Dr. Zhou is leading research on materials for energy conversion, including cathode for solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectric oxides, and nanocomponents for novel solar cells. He has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator of several programs on materials development related to energy science and technology, and thermoelectrics.
Since 2001, his early career has been highlighted by 40 peer-reviewed articles that span the areas of structural, transport, and magnetic properties of condensed matters; nonstoichiometric chemistry; advanced processing and device physics. In addition, he has published 5 invited book chapters, 3 invited journal articles, and 16 proceedings papers; contributed to over 75 presentations; and received 2 US patents.
On the Transformational Materials Initiative, Dr. Zhou will manage and coordinate the initiative's project entitled "Multicomponent Assembly to Achieve Charge Separation and Transport for Energy Conversion." He is developing the space charge model for mixed conduction. In addition, he will participate into synthesis and characterization.
Fundamental physics and electrochemistry of the materials for energy conversion and storage systems, including fuel cells, thermoelectrics, photoelectrochemistry, capacitors, and batteries; opto-electronic materials; nanocrystalline electronic ceramics.
- PhD, Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology), 2001
- MS, Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 1997
- BS, Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, 1994
- J. B. Wagner Award in 2007 for outstanding young investigator from High Temperature Materials Division of The Electrochemical Society
- Symposium Organizer, 215th meeting of the Electrochemical Society, May, 2009.
- Member, American Ceramic Society (1997 - present)
- Member, Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity (1998 - present)
- Member, The Electrochemical Society (2001 - present)
- Member, Materials Research Society
- Executive Committee - High Temperature Materials Division of The Electrochemical Society; served as the session chair for a number of symposia (2005 - present)
- Frequent reviewer for journals including Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and Solid State Ionics
- National Science Foundation program review panelist
- Proposal reviewer for National Science Foundation, Petroleum Research Foundation, Basic Energy Science - US Department of Energy, Solid Energy Conversion Alliance/DOE, University of Missouri Research Board
- Dr. Zhou was an invited presenter at the US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology as one of the four USA Early Career Participants (2007)