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Dr. Yuanyuan ZHOU


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Tel: 3411 7036

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics


ZHOU Yuanyuan is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory and an Assistant Professor at HKBU Physics since Sep. 2020. He earned B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, a C9 League school in mainland China, and Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University, an Ivy League school in the United States, where he immediately started his career as an Assistant Professor (Research) during 2016-2020. Zhou served as a PI or co-PI of several U.S. federal grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (total funding share near 1 million USD).and recently secured the funding from the HK RGC’s Early Career Scheme.

He made notable contributions in perovskite semiconductors. His fundamental-oriented research works not only overcome the major hurdles (scalability, stability, and Pb-toxicity) in the commercialization path of perovskites, but also demonstrate enduring impacts by expanding materials/device sciences.

He authored 100+ papers and co-filed 6 U.S. patents. As a lead author (corresponding/first), he has 30+ papers published in top-tier journals (IF>=15) across multiple disciplines. His Google Scholar shows 7200+ citations and 46 h-index.

He received numerous honors & awards including:

• Stanford's List - World's Top 2% Scientists
• International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM, Sweden) Scientist Medal 2021
• NSF EPSCoR Research Fellowship 2019
• Brown University Outstanding Thesis Award 2016
• Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad 2016

He was invited to deliver 10+ Invited Talks in notable conferences of major professional societies as MRS, IEEE, SPIE, and ACS and 30+ Invited Guest Lectures in reputable institutes such as MIT, Oxford, Duke, and UTokyo.

He is Section Editor for J. Energy Chem. (IF=9.676) and Invited Guest Editor for Matter, Solar RRL, J. Appl. Phys., and EcoMat. He chaired and co-chaired the highly authoritative perovskite-topic Materials Research Society symposia for six times.