The Federation Of Chinese Scholars In Australia

DETAILS:
Name

ZOU Jin

Birth Year 1959
Position Chair Professor in Nanoscience
Professional / Institution Affiliation and address
Materials Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis
The University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
Email j.zou@uq.edu.au
Telephone +61-7-3346 3195
Mobile +61-420687134

II. CAREER SUMMARY (Education and employment history, List major past positions and current positions):
Education and Qualifications
1982 BSc, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (Solid State Physics major)
1985 MEng, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (Metal Physics major)
1993 PhD, The University of Sydney (Materials Physics major)
Employment History
2009– Chair Professor in Nanoscience, Materials Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland
2010–2014 Australian Research Council Future Fellow (professorial level), Materials Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland
2007–2008 Reader, School of Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland
2004–2006 Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland
1999–2003 Australian Research Council QEII Fellow, Australian Key Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney
1998 Research Fellow, Australian Key Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Sydney
1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Electron Microscope Unit, The University of Sydney
1989–1993 Research Assistant (part time), Electron Microscope Unit, The University of Sydney
1985–1989 Research Associate, Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Chinese Academy of Sciences

III. HONOURS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
Fellowships
2010-2014 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
2010 Queensland International Fellowship
1999-2003 Australian Research Council QEII Fellowship
1995-1997 Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
1999 KC Wong Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences/KC Wong Education Foundation HK
Honors and Awards
2012- Guest Professor, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology,Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. R. China
2010 QLD-China Education and Training Awards for Excellence – Best Practice in Collaborative Research with Fudan University (highly recommended), presented by Queensland Government
2010 QLD-China Education and Training Awards for Excellence – Best Practice in Collaborative Research with Central South University (Award winner), presented by Queensland Government
2002-2006 Guest Professorship, South China University of Technology
2002-2006 Guest Research Professorship, Fudan University
1999 J.G. Russell Award, presented by Australian Academy of Sciences
1998 Cowley-Moodie Award, presented by the Australian Electron Microscopy Society

IV. LIST ALL POSITIONS ON BOARDS OF RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
2012 Member of the Nanocharacterisation Discipline Group, National Nanotechnology Research Strategy, Australian Academy of Sciences
2010– Secretary, Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society
2007– Associate Editor, International Journal of Nanoscience
2005–2009 Member of the Executive Committee, Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials
2005–2009 Member of the Event Committee, Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials

V. MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS AND DISTINCTIONS:
After gained his PhD, Professor Zou’s research has been focused on the understanding the evolution of semiconductor nanostructures and link between determined structural and chemical characteristics and their demonstrated properties. His significant scientific research achievements can be briefly summarized as follows.

(1) Misfit dislocations in semiconductor strained-layer systems can deteriorate their device properties, so that it is critically important to determine the source of misfit dislocations and their structural configurations.
    a. By developing the “lift-off” technique, he achieved a near impossible task, determining a key source of misfit dislocations and identifying that this source be a significant light traps for optoelectronic applications.
    b. By “paint” the strained interface, together with detailed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) investigation, he first confirmed the dissociation of misfit dislocation and the dissociation configuration with regard to the strained interfaces. This study provides a critical information in design and growth of strained-layer heterostructures.

(2) The properties of semiconductor quantum dots are very sensitive to their morphological, structural and chemical characteristics. Using TEM, he first discovered that misfit dislocations can be form in the quantum dots through partial dislocations, which need a relevant low activation energy. By coupling TEM experiments with simulation, he identified the compositional segregation and materials migration in quantum dots and their true shape. These discoveries provide necessary insights to understand the evolution of semiconductor quantum dots and their properties.

(3) The structural characteristics of semiconductor nanowires and the interfacial characteristics of nanowire heterostructures are essential for their applications in nanodevices. Catalysts are often used to mediate the nanowire growth. By carefully designed nanowire growth and nanocharacterisation, he found that catalysts played a critical role in nanowire growth, which has been used to manipulate the nanowire heterostructures and to design nanowire-based hierarchical heterostructures.

VI. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATIONS (publication number, impact and citations):
Professor Jin Zou has published 4 book chapters and over 380 journal papers. His SCI publications have been cited for over 6200 times with an H-index of 40 (checked at the end of September 2012).

VII. MAIN EXPERTISE:
Evolution of semiconductor nanostructures and their property-structure link
Development of energy harvest and energy saving devices using semiconductor nanostructures
Nanocharacterisation specialized in electron microscopy

VIII. VISIONS (related to China and Australia from the area of expertise):
The world is currently facing significant challenges in energy demand and supply. The global demand for fossil fuels is continuing to increase, and our current dependence on fossil fuels accounts for at least 80% of our present energy supply. With rapidly diminishing fossil fuel reserves, and at current projected global energy usage, fossil fuel reserves will not meet these ever growing demands. Australia is a country that uses more energy per capita than most of other nations and China is the most populous country with vastly expanding energy needs, so that there is a common and urgent demand for both countries to develop new materials for the energy harvest and energy saving applications. This demand provides catalysts for researchers in both countries to work together in order to develop new materials.