Dr. Feimeng Zhou
Professor Feimeng Zhou graduated with a B. S. degree in Physical Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry of Wuhan University in 1984 and conducted M. S. thesis research at Northeastern University in Boston from 1987 to 1989. After earning his Ph. D. degree at The University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Prof. Allen J. Bard in 1993, he had a postdoctoral stint under the tutelage of Drs. Scott A. McLuckey and Gary J. Van Berkel at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Prof. Zhou then became an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1995. From 1997 to 2017 he had been an assistant, associate (early tenure in 2000) and full professor (early promotion in 2004) at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). He retired at the end of 2018 after serving CSULA for over 21 years. He was granted an emeritus professor status in early 2019 based on his many contributions to the University.
Professor Zhou’s research foci included (1) development of coupled techniques for rapid, sensitive, and high-throughput chemical and biological analysis; (2) studies of the underlying biochemical problems of the etiology of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and the prion diseases; and (3) construction of biosensors for selective detection of biomarkers related to cancers and neurological disorders. His group members were also interested in syntheses of nanomaterials for alternative energy and biochemical sensing and single cell analysis. In support of his research program, he had garnered 25 grants from federal and State agencies and private foundations, including some major Center-based programs for which he served as the principal investigator and/or director. In addition, he obtained 10 internal grants and various industrial contracts. Professor Zhou published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, with about half of them in high-impact American Chemical Society (ACS) journals. Many of the papers have undergraduate and graduate students as co-authors from CSULA. He supervised 26 undergraduate students, 31 graduate students, and 17 postdoctoral research associates. He garnered a number of awards, including the prestigious Teacher/Scholar Award from the Dreyfus Foundation (2001), the Technical Award from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1995), the Cottrell College Award from the Research Corporation, the CSULA Outstanding Professor award (2011) and Faculty Research Award (2012) from the California State University Program in Education and Research of Biotechnology (CSUPERB).
Prof. Zhou is an avid table tennis player and enjoys reading and playing Chinese chess.