Jian Zhou, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

​Associate Professor in Sun Yat Sen University


Research Interests

  • Multifunctional nanocomposites
  • Advanced fibers
  • Sensor and actuators
  • Thin film electrodes
  • Printable inks
  • Structural and chemical characterization


  • PhD, Bioscience and Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University, Ueda, Japan (September 2011)
  • MS, Materials Science, Suzhou University, Suzhou, China (July 2008)
  • BS, Materials Chemistry, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China (July 2005)

Professional Profile

  • Fiber making techniques: electro-spinning polymer nanofibers, wet-spinning of conductive polymer microfibers.
  • Strong experiences on electrical property measurement: Two-point/Four-point probe methods, surface/volume resistivity measurement, damage detection of composites by electrical resistance change method and electromechanical evaluation of actuators.
  • Polymer and composite fabrication techniques: twin-crew extrusion, compression molding, composite and laminate preparation.
  • Thin film making techniques: sputtering, roll-to-roll coating, spin-coating and inkjet printing.
  • Clean room experiences: qualified user of photolithography, electroplating, etching, spin/bake hood, metal sputtering, Zygo and dektak profiler, plasma strip.
  • Characterization techniques: TG, DSC, DMA, FTIR, Raman, XRD, FESEM, TEM and AFM.

Research Interests Keywords

Nanocomposites Multi-functional Materials