Wuzong Zhou



Professor Wuzong Zhou

         E-mail: wzhou@st-andrews.ac.uk

Professor Wuzong Zhou obtained his BSc in 1982 (Fudan University, Shanghai) and his PhD in 1988 (University of Cambridge). His research interests are in solid state chemistry using electron microscopy techniques. Two of his recent research activities are the investigation of non-classical crystal growth and electron microscopic studies of defects in solids. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, which have attracted more than 12,000 citations in total. His H-index is over 50.

Contact address

Professor Wuzong Zhou
Room 255, Purdie Building
North Haugh, School of Chemistry
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 467276


Selected Publications

F379. Ultrafast Elemental and Oxidation-state Mapping of Hematite by 4D Electron Microscopy, Z. X. Su, J. S. Baskin, W. Z. Zhou, J. M. Thomas, A. H. Zewail, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 139, 4916–4922 (2017).

F360. Dipole Field Driven Morphology Evolution in Biomimetic Vaterite, H. F. Greer, M.-H. Liu, C.-Y. Mou, W. Z. Zhou, CrystEngComm, 18, 1585–1599 (2016).

F348. The role of surface hydrolysis of ferricyanide anions in crystal growth of snowflake-shaped α-Fe2O3, Z. Liu, C.-Y. Chiang, W. Li, W. Z. Zhou, Chem. Commun., 51, 9350 – 9353 (2015).

F326. Reversed Crystal Growth of ZnO Microdisks, K. Self, H. J. Zhou, H. F. Greer, Z. R. Tian, W. Z. Zhou, Chem. Commun., 49, 5411-5413 (2013).

F295. Formation, morphology control and applications of anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays, Z. X. Su, W. Z. Zhou, J. Mater. Chem. 21, 8955-8970 (2011).

F285. Formation Mechanism of CaTiO3 Hollow Crystals with Different Microstructures, X. F. Yang, J. X. Fu, C. J. Jin, J. Chen, C. L. Liang, M. M. Wu, W. Z. Zhou, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 14279-14287 (2010).

F272. Chemically blockable transformation and ultra-selective low pressure gas adsorption in a non-porous metal organic framework, B. Xiao, P. J. Byrne, P. S. Wheatley, D. S. Wragg, X. B. Zhao, A. J. Fletcher, M. Thomas, L. Peters, J. S.O. Evans, J. E. Warren, W. Z. Zhou, R. E. Morris, Nature Chem., 1, 289-294 (2009).

F257. Formation mechanism of porous anodic aluminium and titanium oxides, Z. X. Su, W. Z. Zhou, Adv. Mater., 20, 3663-3667 (2008).

F252. Crystal structure and growth mechanism of unusually long fullerene (C60) nanowires, J. F. Geng, W. Z. Zhou, P. Skelton, W. B. Yue, I. A. Kinloch, A. H. Windle, B. F. G. Johnson, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 130, 2527-2534 (2008).

F240. Self-Construction of Core-Shell and Hollow Zeolite Analcime Icositetrahedra: A Reversed Crystal Growth Process via Oriented Aggregation of Nanocrystallites and Recrystallization from Surface to Core, X. Y. Chen, M. H. Qiao, S. H. Xie, K. N. Fan, W. Z. Zhou, H. Y. He, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129. 13305-13312 (2007).

F239. Nanoscale micro-electrochemical cells on carbon nanotubes, X. B. Jin, W. Z. Zhou, S. W. Zhang, G. Z. Chen, Small, 3, 1513-1517 (2007).

F223. Disruption of extended defects in solid oxide fuel cell anodes for methane oxidation. J. C. Ruiz–Morales, J. Canales–Vázquez, C. Savaniu, D. Marrero-López, W. Z. Zhou, J. T. S. Irvine, Nature, 439, 568–571(2006).

F209. Cell-targeting multifunctional nanospheres with fluorescence and magnetism. H. Y. Xie, C. Zuo, Y. Liu, Z. Zhang, D. W. Pang, X. Li, J. Gong, C. Dickinson, W. Z. Zhou, Small, 1, 506–509 (2005).

F174. Cubic mesoporous silica with large controllable entrance sizes and advanced adsorption properties, J. Fan, C. Yu, F. Gao, J. Lei, B. Tian, L. Wang, Q. Luo, B. Tu, W. Z. Zhou, D. Y. Zhao, Angew. Chem., Int. End. Engl., 42, 3146–3150 (2003).

F163. Trititanate nanotubes made from a single alkali treatment, Q. Chen, W. Z. Zhou, G. Du, L. M. Peng, Adv. Mater. 14, 1208–1211 (2002).

F102. Site directed surface derivatisation of MCM41: use of HRTEM and molecular recognition for determining the position of functionality within mesoporous materials. D. S. Shephard, W. Z. Zhou, T. Maschmeyer, J. M. Matters, C. L. Roper, S. Parsons, B. F. G. Johnson, M. Duer, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 37, 2719–2723 (1998).

F96. Ordering of ruthenium cluster carbonyls in mesoporous silica. W. Z. Zhou, J. M. Thomas, D. S. Shephard, B. F. G. Johnson, D. Ozkaya, T. Maschmeyer, R. G. Bell, Q. Ge, Science, 280, 705–708 (1998).

F7. Defect fluorite–related superstructures in the Bi2O3–V2O5 system. W. Z. Zhou, J. Solid State Chem. 76, 290–300 (1988).

F1. Defect fluorite structures containing Bi2O3: the system Bi2O3–Nb2O5. W. Z. Zhou, D. A. Jefferson, J. M. Thomas, Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. A406, 173–182 (1986).