Dr. Zhou is currently Associate Professor of Chemistry in the School of Natural Sciences at University of Central Missouri. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013, and completed his undergraduate degree from Capital Medical University in 2007. Dr. Zhou’s research interests lie in the broad areas of nanomaterials synthesis and the exploration of their applications in biomedical, environmental, and energy fields. To date, he has published over 25 papers in scientific journals such as Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Journal of the American Chemical Society, with more than 2,000 citations. Dr. Zhou’s primary teaching areas are general chemistry and analytical chemistry.