Dr. Feimeng Zhou
Professor of Chemistry
Director, NSF - Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST)
(323) 343 2390
The Zhou research group has the following research thrusts: (1) development and new surface plasmon resonance (SPR) methods and exploration of such methods for biomolecular interaction studies and trace biomarker analysis in the arenas of cancer research and neurological disorders; (2) photovoltaics, with a focus on dye-sensitized solar cells and perovskites-based solar cells; (3) neurochemistry, with a special focus on the chemical aspects related to etiologies of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases; and (4) surface analysis and electrochemistry with a long-standing interest in developing hyphenated techniques for studying electrochemical problems and new biological applications. The members of the Zhou group include undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scientists from the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and biology. The group is equipped with multiple sets of SPR spectrometers and electrochemical workstations, aided by spectroscopic characterization (UV-vis, FT-IR, FT-Raman, fluorescence, dynamic light scattering, electrospray-mass spectrometry, and circular dichroism), surface analysis (AFM, ellipsometry, scanning electrochemical microscopy, etc.) and other thermodynamic (e.g. isothermal titration calorimetry) and kinetic (e.g. stop-flow device) techniques.