PhD University of Pittsburgh
Phone: (607) 777-5084
FAX: (607) 777-4620
Research Lab: Surface and Interface Laboratory
Teaching/Research Focus: Gas-surface reactions, oxidation, catalysis, surface chemistry and physics; self-assembly of nanoscale structures; epitaxial growth of thin films, nanostructured materials and materials characterization including transmission electron microscopy, scanned-probe microscopy and x-ray scattering
Guangwen Zhou joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in fall 2007. He received a PhD in materials science from the University of Pittsburgh in December, 2003. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory and a research assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Zhou’s research expertise and interest center on the application of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), especially in situ, and other modern micro-characterization techniques for the study of advanced materials and processes. Problems of specific interest include gas-metal reactions, surface chemistry and physics, oxidation, interfaces, catalysis and nano-structured materials. Zhou has published nearly 40 referred journal articles in journals including Physical Review Letters, Surface Science, Applied Physics Letters, and an invited article in Journal of Materials Research. His awards include the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Silver Research Award (Fall Meeting, 2002), a finalist (top 10 out of over 150 applicants) for Argonne's Named Postdoctoral fellowship, “Best Materials Science Paper of 2001” awarded by Microscopy and Microanalysis and the NSF in situ TEM workshop fellowship (Arizona, 2006). He is an active member of the materials related professional societies including Materials Research Society (MRS) and Microscopy Society of America (MSA).