Argonne National Laboratory

Hua Zhou

Physicist & APS Beamline Scientist Sector 12ID-D

Research Interests

Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering, In-situ X-ray studies of tin film growth and surface processing, oxide heterostructures, fundamental interactions at solid-liquid interfaces for energy conversions and storage


  • University of Vermont  Ph.D. in Materials Science, 2007
  • Beijing University of Technology B.S., 2002


  • Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab, 11/2016–Present, Physcist
  • Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab, 10/2011–10/2016, Assistant Physcist
  • Chemical Science and Engineering Division, Argonne National Lab, 01/2010–10/2011 Postdoctoral Fellow
  • National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Lab, 10/2007–12/2009 Research Associate

Selected Publications

  1. H. Lee, N. Campbell, J. Lee, T. J. Asel, T. R. Paudel, H. Zhou, J. W. Lee, B. Noesges, J. Seo, B. Park, L. J. Brillson, S. H. Oh, E. Y. Tsymbal, M. S. Rzchowski, and C. B. Eom, Nature Materials (2018). [DOI:10.1038/s41563-017-0002-4].
  2. Z. Zhang, D. Schwanz, B. Narayanan, M. Kotiuga, J. A Dura, M. Cherukara, H. Zhou, J. W. Freeland, J. R. Li, R. Sutarto, F. Z. He, C. Z. Wu, J. X. Zhu, Y. F. Sun, K. Ramadoss, S. S. Nonnenmann, N. F. Yu, R. Comin, K. M. Rabe, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, and S. Ramanathan, Nature 553,68 (2017).
  3. A. R. Damodaran, J. D. Clarkson, Z. Hong, H. Liu, A. K. Yadav, C. T. Nelson, S. L. Hsu, M. R. McCarter, K. D. Park, V. Kravtsov, A. Farhan, Y. Dong, Z. Cai, H. Zhou, P. Aguado-Puente, P. García-Fernández, J. Íñiguez, J. Junquera, A. Scholl, M. B. Raschke, L. Q. Chen, D. D. Fong, R. Ramesh, and L. W. Martin, Nature Materials 16, 1003 (2017).
  4. Y. Q. Dong, H. R. Xu, Z. L. Luo, H. Zhou*, D. D. Fong, W. B. Wu, and C. Gao, APL Materials 5, 051101 (2017).
  5. F. Zuo, P. Panda, M. Kotiuga, J. R. Li, M. G Kang, C. Mazzoli, H. Zhou, A. Barbour, S. Wilkins, B. Narayanan, M. Cherukara, Z. Zhang, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, R. Comin, K. M. Rabe, K. Roy, and S. Ramanathan, Nature Communications 8, 240 (2017).
  6. Y. Zhou, X. F. Guan, H. Zhou, K. Ramadoss, S. Adam, H. J. Liu, S. S. Lee, J. Shi, M. Tsuchiya, D. D. Fong, and S. Ramanathan, Nature 534, 231 (2016).
  7. T. H. Kim, Y. K. Yuan, D. Puggioni, L. Xie, N. Campbell, H. Zhou, P. J. Ryan, Y. S. Choi, J. W. Kim, S. W. Ryu, J. R. Patzner, J. Podkaminer, J. Irwin, Y. J. Ma, X. L. Ke, C. J. Fennie, M. S. Rzchowski, X. Q. Pan, J. M. Rondinelli, V. Gopalan, and C. B. Eom, Nature 533, 68 (2016).
  8. J. G. Ulbrandt, M. G. Rainville, C. Hoskin, S. Narayanan, A. R. Sandy, H. Zhou, K. F. Ludwig, Jr., and R. L. Headrick, Nature Physics 12, 794 (2016).
  9. H. Zhou*, A. Uysal, D. M. Anjos, Y. Cai, S. H. Overbury, M. Neurock, G. M. Brown, J. McDonough, Y. Gogotsi and P. Fenter, Advanced Materials Interface 2, 1500277 (2015).
  10. H. Zhou* and D. D. Fong, “In situ X-ray Scattering of Epitaxial Oxide Thin Films”, Book Chapter of Epitaxial Growth of Complex Metal Oxides, Edited by G. Koster, G. Rijnders and M. Huijben, Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier) (2015).
  11. B. B Nelson‐Cheeseman, H. Zhou, P. V. Balachandran, G. Fabbris, J. Hoffman, D. Haskel, J. M Rondinelli, A. Bhattacharya, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 6884 (2014).
  12. H. Zhou*, M. Rouha, G. Feng, S. S. Lee, H. Docherty, P. Fenter, P. T. Cummings, P. F. Fulvio, S. Dai, J. McDonough, V. Presser, and Yury Gogotsi, ACS Nano 6, 9818 (2012).
  13. H. Zhou and R. Pindak and R Clarke and D. Steinberg and Y. Yacoby, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 45, 195302 (2012).
  14. H. Zhou*, P. Ganesh, Volker Presser, Matthew C. F. Wander, Paul Fenter, Paul R. C. Kent, De-en Jiang, Ariel A. Chialvo, John McDonough, Kevin L. Shuford and Yury Gogotsi, Phys. Rev. B 85, 035406 (2012).
  15. H. Zhou and Y. Yacoby and R. Pindak and V. Butko and G. Logvenov and I. Bozovic, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 107, 8103 (2010).
  16. H. Zhou and L. Zhou and R. L. Headrick and G. Özaydin and K. F. Ludwig Jr., Phys. Rev. B 78, 165404 (2008).
  17. H. Zhou and Y. P. Wang and L. Zhou and R. L. Headrick and A. S. Özcan and Y. Y. Wang and G. Özaydin and K. F. Ludwig Jr, Phys. Rev. B 75, 155416 (2007).
  18. H. Zhou and R. Z. Wang and A. P. Wang and M. Wang and H. Wang and B. Wang and H. Yan, J. Cryst. Growth. 241, 261 (2002).