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 350 scientific papers, which have attracted more than 14,000 citations in total. His H-index is over 60 (Web of Science).

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

F398. The role of Bi-doping in promoting electron transfer and catalytic performance of Pt/3DOM-Ce1-xBixO2-δ. K. Yu, D. Lei, Y. J. Feng, H. C. Yu, Y. Chang, Y. B. Wang, Y. Q. Liu, G.-C. Wang, L.-L. Lou, S. X. Liu, W. Z. Zhou, J. Catal. 365, 292-302 (2018).

F396. Topotactic anion-exchange in thermoelectric nanostructured layered tin chalcogenides with reduced selenium content. G. Han, S. R. Popuri, H. F. Greer, R. Z. Zhang, L. Ferre-Llin, J.-W. G. Bos, W. Z. Zhou, M. J. Reece, D. J. Paul, A. R. Knox, D. H. Gregory, Chemical Science, 9, 3828-3836 (2018).

F393. Control of luminescence by tuning of crystal symmetry and local structure in Mn4+-activated narrow band fluoride phosphors. M.-H. Fang, W.-L. Wu, Y. Jin, T. Lesniewski, S. Mahlik, M. Grinberg, M. G. Brik, A. M. Srivastava, C.-Y. Chiang, W. Z. Zhou, D. Jeong, S. H. Kim, G. Leniec, S. M. Kaczmarek, H.-S. Sheu, R.-S. Liu, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 1797–1801 (2018).

F392. The Ti3AlC2 MAX-phase as an efficient catalyst for the oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane.  W. H. K. Ng, E. S. Gnanakumar, E. Batyrev, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Pujari, H. F. Greer, W. Z. Zhou, R. Sakidja, G. Rothenberg, M. W. Barsoum, N. Raveendran Shiju, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 1485–1490 (2018).

F387. Enhanced photoluminescence emission and thermal stability from introduced cation disorder in phosphors. C.C. Lin, Y.-T. Tsai, H.E. Johnson, M.-H. Fang, F.J. Yu, W.Z. Zhou, P. Whitfield, Y. Li, J. Wang, R.-S. Liu, J.P. Attfield J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 11766–11770 (2017).

F385. Metal−organic-framework-derived hybrid carbon nanocages as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction and evolution. S.H. Liu, Z.Y. Wang, S. Zhou, F.J. Yu, M.Z. Yu, C.Y. Chiang, W.Z. Zhou, J.J. Zhao, J.S. Qiu Adv. Mater. 29, 1700874 (2017).

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).

F366. Zeolite-derived hybrid materials with adjustable organic pillars. M. Opanasenko, M. Shamzhy, F.J. Yu, W.Z. Zhou, R.E. Morris, J. Čejka Chemical Science 7, 3589–3601 (2016).

F365. Facile surfactant-free synthesis of p-type SnSe nanoplates with exceptional thermoelectric power factors. G. Han, S.R. Popuri, H.F. Greer, J.-W. G. Bos, W.Z. Zhou, A.R. Knox, A. Montecucco, J. Siviter, E.A. Man, M. Macauley, D.J. Paul,  W.-G. Li, M.C. Paul, M. Gao, T. Sweet, R. Freer, F. Azough, H. Baig, N. Sellami, T.K. Mallick, D.H. Gregory Angew. Chem. Int. Edi. 55, 6433–6437 (2016).

F352. Structural ordering and charge variation induced by cation substitution in (Sr,Ca)AlSiN3:Eu phosphor. Y.-T. Tsai, C.-Y. Chiang, W.Z. Zhou, J.-F. Lee, H.S. Sheu, R.S. Liu, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 8936–8939 (2015).

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).

F344. Zeolites with continuously tuneable porosity. P.S. Wheatley, P. Chlubná-Eliášová, H.F. Greer,  W.Z. Zhou, V.R. Seymour, D.M. Dawson, S.E. Ashbrook, A.B. Pinar, L.B. McCusker, M. Opanasenko, J. Čejka, R.E. Morris Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 13210–13214 (2014).

F329. Nanosegregation and neighbor-cation control of photoluminescence in carbidonitridosilicate phosphors. W.-Y. Huang, F. Yoshimura, K. Ueda, Y. Shimomura, H.-S. Sheu, T.-S. Chan, H.F. Greer, W.Z. Zhou, S.-F. Hu, R.-S. Liu, J.P. Attfield Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 8102–8106 (2013).

F321. Book ‘Ordered Mesoporous Materials’. D.Y. Zhao, Y. Wan, W.Z. Zhou, Wiley-VCH, (2013).

F305. The origin of ZnO twin crystals in bio-inspired synthesis. H.F. Greer, W.Z. Zhou, M.H. Liu, Y.H. Tseng, C.Y. Mou CrystEngComm 14, 1247–1255 (2012).

F297. One-step synthesis of bismuth telluride nanosheets of a few quintuple layers in thickness. Y.M. Zhao, R.W. Hughes, Z.X. Su, W.Z. Zhou, D.H. Gregory Angew. Chem. Int. Edi. 50, 10397–10401 (2011).

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).

F283. Assessing molecular transport properties of nanoporous materials by interference microscopy: remarkable effects of composition and microstructure on diffusion in the silicoaluminophosphate zeotype STA-7. D. Tzoulaki, L. Heinke, M. Castro, P. Cubillas, M.W. Anderson, W.Z. Zhou, P.A. Wright, J. Kärger. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132, 11665–11670 (2010).

F282. Reversed crystal growth: implications for crystal engineering. W.Z. Zhou Adv. Mater. 22, 3086–3092 (2010).

F277. Early stage reversed crystal growth of zeolite A and its phase transformation to sodalite. H. Greer, P.S. Wheatley, S.E. Ashbrook, R.E. Morris, W.Z. Zhou. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 17986–17992 (2009).

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).

F271. Dissociation of water during formation of anodic aluminium oxide. Z.X. Su, M. Bühl, W.Z. Zhou J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 8697–8702 (2009).

F258. Cubes of zeolite A with an amorphous core. J.F. Yao, D. Li, X.Y. Zhang, C.H. Kong, W.B. Yue, W.Z. Zhou, H.T. Wang.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47, 8397–8399 (2008).

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).

F221. Direct observation of growth defects in zeolite beta. P.A. Wright, W.Z. Zhou, J. Perez-Pariente, M. Arranz J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 494–495 (2005).

F215. Low temperature strategy to synthesize highly ordered mesoporous silicas with very large pores. J. Fan, C.Z. Yu, J. Lei, B. Tu, Q. Zhang, W.Z. Zhou, D.Y. Zhao J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 10794–10795 (2005).

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).

F194. Synthesis, structure solution, characterization and catalytic properties of TNU–10: a high–silica zeolite with the STI topology. S.B. Hong, E.G. Lear, P.A. Wright, W.Z. Zhou, P.A. Cox, C.H. Shin, J.H. Park, I.S. Nam J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 5817–5826 (2004).

F185. Formation mechanism of H2Ti3O7 nanotubes. S. Zhang, L.-M. Peng, Q. Chen, G.H. Du, G. Dawson, W.Z. Zhou Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, art. no. 256103 (2003).

F182. Recylable polyurea-microencapsulated Pd(0) nanoparticles: an efficient catalyst for hydrogenolysis of  epoxides. S.V. Ley, C. Mitchell, D. Pears, C. Ramarao, J.Q. Yu, W.Z. Zhou Org. Lett. 5, 4665–4668 (2003).

F181. Preparation of three-dimensional chromium oxide porous single crystals templated by SBA–15. K.K. Zhu, B. Yue, W.Z. Zhou, H.Y. He Chem. Commun. 98–99 (2003).

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).

F171. Direct preparation of nanoporous carbon by nanocasting. B.H. Han, W.Z. Zhou, A. Sayari J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 3444–3445 (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).

F136. Structural elucidation of microporous and mesoporous catalysts and molecular sieves by high- resolution electron microscopy. J.M. Thomas, O. Terasaki, P.L. Gai-Boyes, W.Z. Zhou, J. Gonzalez-Calbet Accounts Chem. Res. 34, 583–594 (2001).

F144. Electron-beam induced growth of bare silver nanowires from crystals of zeolite LTA. M.J. Edmondson, W.Z. Zhou, S. Seiber, I. Gameson, P.A. Anderson, P.P. Edwards Adv. Mater. 13, 1608–1611 (2001).

F122. Nano–scale super clusters of clusters assembled around a dendritic core. N. Feeder, J. Geng, P.G. Goh, B.F.G. Johnson, C.M. Martin, D.S. Shephard, W.Z. Zhou Angew. Chem. Int. Edi. Engl. 39, 1661–1664 (2000).

F119. Carbon nanotubes and polypyrrole composites: coating and doping. G.Z. Chen, M.S.P. Shaffer, D.R.N. Coleby, G. Dixon, W.Z. Zhou, D.J. Fray, A.H. Windle Adv. Mater. 12, 522–526 (2000).

F111. Structure and microstructure of the ferromagnetic superconductor RuSr2GdCu2O8. A.C. McLaughlin, W.Z. Zhou, J.P. Attfield, A.N. Fitch, J.L. Tallon Phys. Rev. B 60, 7512–7516 (1999).

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).

F88. Bimetallic nanoparticle catalysts anchored inside mesoporous silica. D.S. Shephard, T. Maschmeyer, B.F.G. Johnson, J.M. Thomas, G. Sankar, D. Ozkaya, W.Z. Zhou, R.D. Oldroyd, R.G. Bell Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 36, 2242–2245 (1997).

F73. Effective synthesis of HgBa2Ca2Cu3O8+y: the highest Tc superconductor. G.B. Peacock, I. Gameson, M. Slaki, W.Z. Zhou, J.R. Cooper, P.P. Edwards Adv. Mater. 7, 925–927 (1995).

F57. Defect fluorite superstructures in the Bi2O3–WO3 system. W.Z. Zhou J. Solid State Chem. 108, 381–394 (1994).

F52. Synthesis and structural studies of a perovskite–related compound YBaCo2O5+x. W.Z. Zhou, C.T. Lin, W.Y. Liang Adv. Mater. 5, 735–738 (1993).

F24. Superstructures and band gaps of bismuth tantalum oxide solid solutions. W.Z. Zhou Adv. Mater. 2, 414–420 (1990).

F14. Aurivillius phases: non–superconducting materials? W.Z. Zhou Adv. Mater. 2, 94–97 (1990).

F12. High resolution electron microscopy of the high temperature superconductor Bi2+xSr2Ca1–xCu2O8+y. W.Z. Zhou, A.I. Kirkland, A. Porch, K.D. Mackay, A.R. Armstrong, M.R. Harrison, D.A. Jefferson, P.P. Edwards, W.Y. Liang Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 28, 810–813 (1989).

F9. A new oxygen sensor based on the thermoelectric power of solid solution of Nb2O5 and Bi2O3. A.V. Chadwick, W.Z. Zhou, J.M. Thomas Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 28, 75–76 (1989).

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

F5. Imaging oxygen vacancies in superconducting YBa2Cu3O7–y by high resolution electron microscopy. D. Tang. W.Z. Zhou, J.M. Thomas Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 26, 1048–1050 (1987).

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).