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Jian Zhou

Postdoctoral Appointee


Jian Zhou is currently a postdoctoral appointee in the Center for Nanoscale Materials & Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. Under the co-mentorship of Drs. Daniel López, David Czaplewski, and Jin Wang, he is working on the fundamental mechanics of nanometer-thick materials and devices. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton under the guidance of Prof. Ronald Miles. His thesis research pioneered the bioinspired flow microphone, a new scheme to detect sound that has been commercialized by Soundskrit. He will join the Mechanical Engineering department at the State University of New York at Binghamton as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2023.

Research Interests

nanomechanics, micro/nanomanufacturing, M/NEMS, vibration, acoustics

Selected Research Highlights

Selected Publications

*corresponding author; equal contribution

Commercialized 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).