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Hua Zhou


Physicist & APS Beamline Scientist Sector 12ID-D


Research Interests

Surface/Interface X-ray Scattering, Coherent X-ray Scattering, Multimodal X-ray Microscopy, In-situ X-ray studies of tin film growth and surface processing, quantum heterostructures for information science, electrolyte gating for reconfigurable control, 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, Physicist
  • Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Lab, 10/2011–10/2016, Assistant Physicist
  • 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


  •  2018 Gopal K. Shenoy Excellence in Beamline Science Award
  •  2021 Argonne Physical Sciences and Engineering Excellence Award
  •  2022 World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University
  •  2022 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate

Recent Publications

  1. X. Yan, F. Wrobel, I. C. Tung, H. Zhou*, H. Hong, F. Rodolakis, A. Bhattacharya, J. L. McChesney*, and D. D. Fong*, Advanced Materials 34, 2200866 (2022).
  2. J. Jiang, L. F. Zhang, C. Ming, H. Zhou, P. Bose, Y. W. Guo, Y. Hu, B. W. Wang, Z. Z. Chen, R. Jia, S. Pendse, Y. Xiang, Y. B. Xia, Z. H. Lu, X. X. Wen, Y. Cai, C. L. Sun, G. C. Wang, T. M. Lu, D. Gall, Y. Y. Sun, N. Koratkar, E. Fohtung, Y. F. Shi, and J. Shi, Nature 607, 480 (2022).
  3. H. T. Zhang, T. J. Park, A. N. M. Nafiul Islam, D. S. J. Tran, S. Manna, Q. Wang, S. Mondal, H. M. Yu, S. Banik, S. B. Cheng, H. Zhou, S. Gamage, S. Mahapatra, Y. M. Zhu, Y. Abate, N. Jiang, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, A. Sengupta, C. Teuscher, and S. Ramanathan, Science 375, 533 (2022).
  4. H. Cao, H. L. Guo, Y. C. Shao, Q. X. Liu, X. F. Feng, Q. W. Lu, Z. P. Wang, A. D. Zhao, A. Fujimori, Y. D. Chuang, H. Zhou*and X. F. Zhai*, Nano Letters 21, 3981 (2021).
  5. M. T. Hua, S. W. Wu, Y. F. Ma, Y. S. Zhao, Z. L. Chen, I. Frenkel, J. Strzalka, H. Zhou, X. Y. Zhu, and X. M. He, Nature 590, 594 (2021).
  6. C. J. Liu, X. Yan, D. F. Jin, Y. Ma, H. W. Hsiao, Y. L. Lin, T. M. Bretz-Sullivan, X. J. Zhou, J. Pearson, B. Fisher, J. S. Jiang, Wei Han, J. M. Zuo, J. G. Wen, D. D. Fong, J. R. Sun, H. Zhou, A. Bhattacharya, Science 371, aba5511 (2021). 
  7. G. Wan, J. W. Freeland, J. Kloppenburg, G. Petretto, J. N. Nelson, D. Y. Kuo, C. J. Sun, J. G. Wen, J. T. Diulus, G. S. Herman, Y. Q. Dong, R. H. Kou, J. Y. Sun, S. Chen, K. M. Shen, D. G. Schlom, G. M. Rignanese, G. Hautier, D. D. Fong*, Z. X. Feng*, H. Zhou*, Jin Suntivich*, Science Advances 7, eabc7323 (2021).
  8. C. Liu, J. Qian, Y. F. Ye, H. Zhou, C. J. Sun, C. Sheehan, Z. Y. Zhang, G. Wan, Y. S. Liu, J. H. Guo, S. Li, H. Shin, S. Hwang, T. B. Gunnoe, W. A. Goddard III, and S. Zhang, Nature Catalysis 4, 36 (2020).
  9. M. Q. Zeng, J. X. Liu, L. Zhou, R. G. Mendes, Y. Q. Dong, M. Y. Zhang, Z. H. Cui, Z. H. Cai, Z. Zhang, D. M. Zhu, T. Y. Yang, X. L. Li, J. Q. Wang, L. Zhao, G. X. Chen, H. Jiang, M. H. Rümmeli, H. Zhou*, and L. Fu*, Nature Materials 19, 528 (2020).
  10. Y. Y. Zhou*, H. Zhou*, J. J. Deng, W. Cha, and Z. H. Cai, Matter 2, 360 (2020). 
  11. Y. Zhong, B. R. Cheng, C. B. Park, A. Ray, S. Brown, F. Mujid, J. U. Lee, H. Zhou, J. K. Suh, K. H. Lee, A. J. Mannix, K. B. Kang, S. J. Sibener, D. A. Muller, J. W. Park, Science 366, 1379 (2019).
  12. J. Li, S. Y. Hwang, F. M. Guo, S. Li, Z. W. Chen, R. H. Kou, K. Sun, C. J. Sun, H. Gan, A. P. Yu, E. A. Stach, H. Zhou*, and D. Su*, Nature Communications 10, 2224 (2019). 
  13. I. C. Tung, A. Krishnamoorthy, S. Sadasivam, H. Zhou, Q. Zhang, K. L. Seyler, G. Clark, E. M. Mannebach, C. Nyby, F. Ernst, D. L. Zhu, J. M. Glownia, M. E. Kozina, S. H. Song, S. Nelson, H. Kumazoe, F. Shimojo, R. K. Kalia, P. Vashishta, P. Darancet, T. F. Heinz, A. Nakano, X. D. Xu, A. M. Lindenberg, and H. D. Wen, Nature Photonics (2019).
  14. Y. K. Yuan, Y. F. Lu, G. Stone, K. Wang, C. M. Brooks, D. G. Schlom, S. B. Sinnott, H. Zhou*, and V. Gopalan*, Nature Communication 9, 5220 (2018).
  15. H. Liu, Y. Dong, D. Xu, E. A. Karapetrova, S. Lee, L. Stan, P. Zapol, H. Zhou,* D. D. Fong*, Advanced Materials 1804775 (2018). 
  16. H. J.  Liu, Y. Q. Dong, M. J Cherukara, K. Sasikumar, B. Narayanan, Z. H. Cai, B. Lai, L. Stan, S. B. Hong, M. K. Y. Chan, S. K. R. S. Sankaranarayanan, H. Zhou*, D. D Fong*, ACS Nano 12, 4938 (2018).
  17. 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).
  18. 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).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).

Conferences and Workshops Organization

  1. 2016 Advanced Photon Source-Center for Nanoscale Materials User Meeting Workshop WK08
  2. 2016 International Materials Research Congress Symposium E2
  3. 2017 International Materials Research Congress Symposium F6
  4. 2017 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium TC07
  5. 2018 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium EN20
  6. 2018 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium ET12
  7. 2019 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium ES03
  8. 2019 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium MQ03
  9. 2020 Electronic Materials and Applications Meeting Symposium S09
  10. 2020 Materials Science & Technology: Functional Defects in Electroceramic Materials
  11. 2021 Electronic Materials and Applications Meeting Symposium S09
  12. 2021 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium CT04
  13. 2022 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium EQ02
  14. 2022 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium SF05
  15. 2023 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting Symposium EN07
  16. 2023 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium EN10