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Biography

Otto Zhou

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania, PA, 1992

University of North Carolina

Department:    Materials Science and Physics
E-mail:   zhou@physics.unc.edu
Home Page:    http://www.physics.unc.edu/~zhou/muri


Research Statement
Our research focuses on synthesis, properties and applications of nanomaterials. We aim at developing techniques for controlled synthesis of nanomaterials and methods for assembling the nanomaterials into functional hierarchical structures. We investigate solid state properties of the nanomaterials and their potential applications in energy storage and field emission devices. We are developing CNT based devices for communication, industrial inspection and medical imaging applications.


Education
1992 Ph.D., Materials Science, University of Pennsylvania, PA
1987 B.S., Materials Engineering, Drexel University, PA


Positions
2000 Associate Professor, Materials Science and Physics
1999 Associate Chair, Curriculum in Applied and Materials Sciences
1998 Director, North Carolina Center for Nanoscale Materials
1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Physics
1995-1996 Research Scientist, NEC Corporation, Japan
1992-1994 Postdoctoral member, AT&T Bell Labs, Murray Hill, N.J


Selected Honors
2002 "Tarheel of the Week", The News & Observer
2000 Hettleman Prize for Outstanding Artistic and Scholarly Achievement
2000 Selected as one of the 100 most promising young engineers by National Academy of Engineering
2000 Chair - APS March Meeting Focused Session on Carbon nanotubes.
1999,2000 Chair - MRS Fall Symposia on Nanotube and Related Materials
1999 Chair - AVS Symposium on Nanotechnology

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