Associate Professor

Phone: 0086-(0)27-87792216

Email: lei.zhou.public@gmail.com

Academic Areas: Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Design and preparation of nano- / nano-structured materials and their applications in the fields of energy, environment and biology.

Academic Degrees

Ph.D,  School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester (UK), 2003.9~2007.1 (Supervisor, Professor Paul O’Brien)

Master Degree, Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University (P. R. China), 2000.9~2003.7 (Supervisor, Professor Wenkuan Zhao)

Bachelor Degree, Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University (P. R. China), 1996.9~200.7

 

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (P. R. China), Since 2008.5.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester (UK), 2007.4~2008.4 (Supervisor, Professor Paul O’Brien)

Selected Publications

1. Yanna Guo, Hui Li, Jin Chen, Xuejing Wu and Lei Zhou*, “TiO2 mesocrystals built of nanocrystals with exposed {001} facets: facile synthesis and superior photocatalytic ability”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 19589-19593. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA05068A.

2. Li Zhou, Jin Chen, Chuan Ji, Lei Zhou* and Paul O’Brien, “A facile solid phase reaction to prepare TiO2 mesocrystals with exposed {001} facets and high photocatalytic activity”, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 5012-5015. DOI: 10.1039/C3CE27095E.

3. Lei Zhou* and Paul O’Brien*, “Mesocrystals – Properties and Applications”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2012, 3, 620-628. DOI: 10.1021/jz2015742.

4. Lei Zhou* and Paul O’Brien*, “Mesocrystals: A New Class of Solid Materials”, Small, 2008, 4, 1566-1574. DOI: 10.1002/smll.200800520.

5. Lei Zhou, David Smyth Boyle and Paul O’Brien*, “A Facile Synthesis of Uniform NH4TiOF3 Mesocrystals and Their Conversion to TiO2 Mesocrystals”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 130, 1309-1320. DOI: 10.1021/ja076187c.

6. Lei Zhou, David Smyth Boyle and Paul O’Brien*, “Uniform NH4TiOF3 mesocrystals prepared by an ambient temperature self-assembly process and their topotaxial conversion to anatase”, Chemical Communications, 2007, 144-146. DOI: 10.1039/B611476H.

7. Lei Zhou, Kuveshni Govender, David S. Boyle, Philip J. Dale, Laurence M. Peter and Paul O’Brien*, “Single step solution deposition of multilayer solar absorber films at ambient temperature”, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2006,16, 3174-3176. DOI: 10.1039/B608182G.

Selected Cases

Projects:

         1. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.51172084, Principal Investigator, 01/2012 – 12/2015.

         2. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.20901025, Principal Investigator, 01/2010 – 12/2012.

Courses Taught

0801561 - Introduction to Advanced Materials

Project

Centers:

Advanced Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Center, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Programs:

Chutian Young Scholar, 2008.5~2013.5 Biomedical Engineering, Chutian Scholar Program, Hubei Province, China

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