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Dr. Chongwu Zhou
Professor, Ming Hsieh Department Of Electrical Engineering
Viterbi School Of Engineering, University of Southern California
chongwuz@usc.edu

Dr. Chongwu Zhou is a full professor of Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California (USC). He previously held positions of the Jack Munushian Associate Professor (2006 - 2011) and Assistant Professor (2000 - 2006) at USC. He received Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1999, and worked as a postdoc at Stanford University from 1998 to 2000.

Dr. Zhou has authored 161 journal publications with altogether 16,024 citations and an h-index of 55 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-7483-2010). His work has been reported by Science, Scientific American, Physics Today, MRS Bulletin, Materials Today, National Cancer Institute, and Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interest covers carbon nanotubes, nanowires, graphene, bionanotechnology, and energy nanotechnology. His research group consists of postdocs and students with background in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, and materials science.

He is currently an Associate Editor for Nanotechnology and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. He has received a number of awards, including the NSF CAREER Award (2002), the NASA TGIR Award (2002), the USC Junior Faculty Research Award (2004), and the first IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2007).

Announcement

Visiting Professors / Scientists: We welcome visiting professors and scientists to join our group!

 
Postdoc candidates: Postdoc positions may emerge in carbon nanotube, graphene, nanowire, lithium battery, and solar cell research fields. Please forward your CV to both chongwuz@usc.edu and chongwuz06@gmail.com.

 

PhD applicants: Please follow instructions for PhD applications. Interested candidates are welcome to apply, even though Dr. Zhou may not have time to reply to your email inquiry.

M.S. students: M.S. students who are interested in research are welcome to work with us. The M.S. students may need to commit 10-20 hours a week in the following directions: carbon nanotubes, graphene, solar cells, biosensing, and lithium battery. Please send your CV to Prof. Chongwu Zhou at chongwuz@usc.edu and chongwuusc@gmail.com.

 

Recent Achievement

1. Chirality-controlled synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes using vapour-phase epitaxy


2. Vapor Trapping Growth of Single-Crystalline Graphene Flowers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic Properties


3. Self-Aligned Fabrication of Graphene RF Transistors with T-Shaped Gate
4. Radio Frequency and Linearity Performance of Transistors Using High-Purity Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

5. Toward Optimized Light Utilization in Nanowire Arrays Using Scalable Nanosphere Lithography and Selected Area Growth
6. Rapid, Label-Free, Electrical Whole Blood Bioassay Based on Nanobiosensor Systems

 

             7. Chirality-Dependent Vapor-Phase Epitaxial Growth and Termination of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
 

Recent Projects

1. Carbon nanotubes and graphene: devices and circuits
2. Nanowire: synthesis and applications in chemical sensing, transparent electronics, energy storage and conversion
3. Biosensing and drug delivery
 

Recent Publications

Carbon nanotubes and Graphene:

9. "Chirality-Dependent Vapor-Phase Epitaxial Growth and Termination of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes"

B. Liu, J. Liu, X.Tu, J. Zhang, M. Zheng, and C. Zhou

Nano Lett., Articles ASAP (As Soon As Publishable) (PDF) (Supp. Info)

8. "T-Gate Aligned Nanotube Radio Frequency Transistors and Circuits with Superior Performance"

Y. Che, Y.-C. Lin, P.Kim, and C. Zhou

ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (5), pp 4343–4350 DOI: 10.1021/nn400847r (PDF)

7. “Chirality-controlled synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes using vapour-phase epitaxy”
J. Liu, C. Wang, X. Tu, B. Liu, L. Chen, M. Zheng, and C. Zhou
Nature Communications 3 : 1199 doi: 10.1038/ncomms2205 (2012) (PDF)

6. “Rigid/Flexible Transparent Electronics Based on Separated Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors and Their Application in Display Electronics”
J. Zhang, C. Wang, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (8), pp 7412–7419 (PDF)

5. “Self-Aligned T-gate High-Purity Semiconducting Carbon Nanotube RF Transistors Operated in Quasi Ballistic Transport and Quantum Capacitance Regime”
Y. Che, A. Badmaev, A. Jooyaie, T. Wu, J. Zhang, C. Wang, K. Galatsis, H. A Enaya, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (8), pp 6936–6943 (PDF)

4. “Vapor Trapping Growth of Single-Crystalline Graphene Flowers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic Properties”
Y. Zhang, L. Zhang, P. Kim, M. Ge, Z. Li, and C. Zhou
Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (6), pp 2810–2816 (PDF)
3. “Self-Aligned Fabrication of Graphene RF Transistors with T-Shaped Gate”
A. Badmaev, Y. Che, Z. Li, C. Wang, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (4), pp 3371–3376 (PDF)
2. “Carbon Nanotube Memory by the Self-Assembly of Silicon Nanocrystals as Charge Storage Nodes”
M. Olmedo, C. Wang, K. Ryu, H. Zhou, J. Ren, N. Zhan, C. Zhou and J. Liu
ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (10), pp 7972–7977 (PDF)
1. “Radio Frequency and Linearity Performance of Transistors Using High-Purity Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes”
C. Wang, A. Badmaev, A. Jooyaie, M. Bao, K.L. Wang, K. Galatsis, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (5), pp 4169–4176 (PDF)

 

Nanowires and Energy Nanotechnology:

5.  “Hierarchical Three-Dimensional ZnCo2O4 Nanowire Arrays/Carbon Cloth Anodes for a Novel Class of High-Performance Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries”
B. Liu, J. Zhang, X. Wang, G. Chen, D. Chen, C. Zhou, and G. Shen
Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (6), pp 3005–3011 (PDF)
4.“Toward Optimized Light Utilization in Nanowire Arrays Using Scalable Nanosphere Lithography and Selected Area Growth”
A. R. Madaria, M. Yao, C. Chi, N. Huang, C. Lin, R. Li, M. L. Povinelli, P. D. Dapkus, and C. Zhou
Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (6), pp 2839–2845 (PDF)
3. “Porous Doped Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery Anode with Long Cycle Life”
M. Ge, J. Rong, X. Fang, and C. Zhou
Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (5), pp 2318–2323 (PDF)
2. “Bulk Synthesis of Crystalline and Crystalline Core/Amorphous Shell Silicon Nanowires and their application for Energy Storage”
H. Chen, J Xu, P. Chen, X. Fang, J. Qiu, Y. Fu, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano., 2011, 5 (10), pp 8383–8390 (PDF)
1. "Large scale, highly conductive and pattered transparent films of silver nanowires on arbitrary substrates and their application in touch screens"
A. R. Madaria, A. Kumar and C. Zhou
Nanotechnology, 22, 245201, 2011 (PDF)

Bionanotechnology:

3. “Rapid, Label-Free, Electrical Whole Blood Bioassay Based on Nanobiosensor Systems”
H. Chang, F. Ishikawa, R. Zhang, R. Datar, R. Cote, M. Thompson, and C. Zhou
ACS Nano., 2011, 5 (12), pp 9883–9891 (PDF)

2. Importance of Controlling Nanotube Density for Highly Sensitive and Reliable Biosensors Functional in Physiological Conditions.
F.Ishikawa, M. Curreli, C.Olson, H. Liao, R.Sun, R. Roberts, R. Cote, M. Thompson, and C.Zhou
ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (11), pp 6914–6922) (PDF)

1. “A Nanoelectronic Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Detection of Proteins in Physiological Solutions”,
E. Stern, A. Vacic, C. Li, FN Ishikawa, C. Zhou, MA Reed, and TM. Fahmy
Small 6 232-238 (2010). (PDF)