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Xiao-dong Zhou

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of South Carolina

Horizon I, Room 338

541 Main St.

Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-7540

Fax: 803-777-0137

email: zhox@cec.sc.edu

Professor Zhou's USC webpage

Xiao-dong Zhou

The general objectives of Dr. Zhou's Laboratory for Electrodics and Ionics are to develop sustainable solutions to meet ever growing energy demand, and at the same time prevent or reverse the degradation of the environment. The research interests are in the area of fundamental multiscale physics and electrochemistry of materials and interfaces for energy systems, including fuel cells, thermoelectrics, photoelectrochemistry, capacitors, and batteries; opto-electronic materials; nanocrystalline electronic ceramics; biomass; and gas separation membranes for carbon capture. USC's Office of Research Breakthrough Spring 2012 magazine highlighted Rising Star Faculty member, Dr. Zhou.  Read article.

Education:

  • Ph. D., Missouri University of Science and Technology ( 2001 )
  • M. S., East China University of Science and Technology ( 1997 )
  • B. S., East China University of Science and Technology ( 1994 )

Selected Publications:

  • G. J. Exarhos and X.-D. Zhou, "Discovery-based Design of Transparent Conducting Oxide Films," Thin Solid Films 515, 7025-7052 ( 2007 ).
  • L. Q. Wang, X.-D. Zhou, G. J. Exarhos, L. R. Pederson, C. Wang, C. F. Windisch, and C. Yao, "Proton Dynamics in ZnO Nanorods Quantified by in situ Solid-state H1 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy," Applied Physics Letters 91, 173107 ( 2007 ).
  • X.-D. Zhou, S. C. Zhang, and W. Huebner, "Spray Pyrolysis and Dielectric Properties of Pb( Mg1/3Nb2/3 )O3," Journal of the American Ceramic Society " Communication, 91, 2766 - 2768 ( 2008 ).
  • X.-D. Zhou, L. R. Pederson, E. Thomsen, D. Senor, Z. Nie, G. Coffey, B. McCarthy, "Nonstoichoimetry and Transport Properties of Ca3Co4-xO9," Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, 12, F1 - F3 ( 2009 ).
  • B. P. McCarthy, L. R. Pederson, R. E. Willford, and X.-D. Zhou, "Low-temperature densification of lanthanum strontium manganite ( La1-xSrxMnO3+δ ), x - 0.0 - 0.20," Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92, 1672 - 1678 ( 2009 ).
  • X.-D. Zhou, J. Templeton and J. W. Stevenson, "Stability of Electrochemical Performance of the Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, I. Cross Validation of the Measurement of Polarizations by ac Impedance Spectroscopy and dc I-V Sweep," Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 157, B220 - 227 ( 2010 ).
  • Z. Lu, X.-D. Zhou, J. Templeton, and J. W. Stevenson, "Enhanced Performance of an Anode-supported YSZ Thin Electrolyte Fuel Cell with a Laser-deposited Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9 Interlayer," Electrochemical Communications 12, 179 - 182 ( 2010 ).
  • X.-D. Zhou, S. P. Simner, J. W. Templeton, and J. W. Stevenson, "Stability of Electrochemical Performance of the Cathode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, II. Role of Ni Diffusion on LSM Degradation," Journal of the Electrochemical Society ( in press ).