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Jian Zhou

Postdoctoral Appointee


Jian Zhou obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton in December 2018. His dissertation work was on bioinspired acoustic flow sensing. In the Nanofabrication and Devices Group, his research focuses on two topics: 1) investigating the anomalous mechanics and dynamics in atomically thin nanomaterials induced by intrinsic ripples, and 2) creating MEMS-based X-ray optics to achieve high spatial-temporal (sub-nanometer and sub-picosecond) resolution in synchrotron radiation facilities. 

Research Interests

Nano/microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), experimental mechanics and dynamics, vibrations and acoustics, bio-inspired engineering.

Selected Publications

*corresponding author; equal contribution

Selected Patents

  • Ronald N. Miles, and Jian Zhou. ​“Fiber microphone.” US Patent 11,006,219 (2021)
  • Sahil K. Gupta, Stephane Leahy, Iman Moazzen, Ronald N. Miles, and Jian Zhou. ​“Directional microphone and system and method for capturing and processing sound.” US Patent App. 16/960,673 (2020)