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Jian Zhou

Postdoctoral Appointee


Jian Zhou is 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 to explore the new mechanics and dynamics in nanometer-thick membranes, and to apply this knowledge to create novel engineered materials and dynamic systems. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton under the guidance of Prof. Ronald Miles. His thesis research was on bioinspired flow microphone, a new scheme to detect sound. This technique is commercialized by Soundskrit, who has developed the world’s smallest directional MEMS microphone with lowest noise. 

Research Interests

Acoustical and dynamic systems for sensing, control, and imaging, including M/NEMS, vector flow microphone and flow camera, sensors and actuators, nanomechanics and metamaterials. 

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).