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Department of Chemistry

Jing Zhou

Associate Professor
Physical Chemistry

B.S., 1997, Xiamen University
Ph.D., 2004, University of South Carolina
Postdoctoral Researcher, 2004-2007, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

jzhou2@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-2812 | PS 319

Our research focuses on the fundamental understanding of structure-reactivity relationships of nanocatalysts. The research program involves controlled catalyst growth by design, in-situ characterization of catalyst structures, as well as reaction mechanism studies. We carry out surface science studies of well-defined model catalytic surfaces using scanning tunneling microscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, low energy electron diffraction, and temperature-programmed desorption techniques under ultrahigh vacuum conditions. We also conduct catalytic studies of powders and nanostructures using flow reactors with on-line reaction monitoring using gas chromatograph and mass spectrometry under reactor conditions. The design and synthesis of catalytic materials with controlled structures and characteristics at the atomic/molecular scale as well as a thorough characterization and understanding of the local structure and activity can provide important knowledge for the engineering of materials with desirable catalytic properties.

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Email: chemistry@uwyo.edu

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