Yuanyuan 'Alvin' Zhou joined Brown University as Assistant Professor (Research) of Engineering in July 2016. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University, with the Oustanding Thesis Award, in June 2016, . He holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, and dual M.S. degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University and Chemistry from Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology. He also has worked as an Intern in National Renewable Energy Laboratory from Oct. 2014 to May 2016. His research has been funded by NSF, ONR, DURIP and Brown internal grants. Dr. Zhou has published 63 papers (46 as the first/co-first/corresponding authors) and filed 5 US patents with >2800 Google citations and 27 h-index. In addtion, Dr. Zhou has performed active research in the emerging field of perovskite optoelectronics, and served as Organizer of the influential MRS Meeting perovskite-focused symposia for 3 times.
Dr. Zhou's research focus on probing composition-microstructure-property-performance relationships of new-generation functional inorganic materials (halide perovskites and beyond) for energy and quantum applications. The interesting science topics include, but are not limited to, synthesis/processing, grain-boundary phenomena, nanoscience, electronic/optical/ionic/mechanical properties, and emerging quantum behaviors.
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He is also interested in employing high-spatiotemporal-resolution characterization (e.g. microscopy, synchrotron) for probing materials and devices dynamics.
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