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Xiangyang Zhou

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Xiangyang Zhou

Associate Professor | College of Engineering | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-3287



Research Interests

Materials Science and Engineering, Nano-Catalysts, Atomistic Simulation, Fuel Cell, Supercapacitors, Interfaces in Eelectrochemical Power Sources, and Electrochemical Sensors


    • University of Newcastle, England, Ph.D. in Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing Engineering. (1996)
    • Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals, Academia Sinica, China, M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering. (1988)
    • Wuhan University, China, B.S. in Physics. (1984)


    • University of Miami, Associate Professor. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2005 - Present)
    • Florida International University, Research Assistant Professor. (2003 - 2005)
    • Pennsylvania State University, Research Associate. (1998 - 2003)
    • Pennsylvania State University, Center for Advanced Materials. (1996 - 1998)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Huang, H., Zhou, X., Liu, H. (2016).A CFD model for partial oxidation of methane over self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41, 208.
    • Mansour, A. N., Zhou, J., Zhou, X. (2014).X-ray absorption spectroscopic study of NaI/I2 mediated PEO/LiClO4 based all-solid-state supercapacitor. Journal of Power Sources, 240, 270-276.
    • Zheng, Z., Zheng, Y., Zhou, X., He, S., Sun, W., Wang, J. (2014).Determination of the critical flow velocities for erosion–corrosion of passive materials under impingement by NaCl solution containing sand. Corrosion, 88, 187-196.
    • Zhou, J., Zhou, X., Zhang, X., Liu, H. (2013).Atomistic Simulation of Interface between Nafion Electrolyte and Pt Catalysts Pt-based Cathode Catalysts. ECS Transaction, 58(1), 57-68.
    • Huang, H., Wang, Z., Zhou, X., Liu, H., Wei, Y., Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Bordas, A., Page, M., Cai, S., Zhang, X. (2013).Development and Study of Self-Sustained Electrochemical Promotion Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells. ECS Transaction, 58(2), 243-254.
    • Huang, H., Wang, Z., Zhou, X., Liu, H., Wei, Y., Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Bordas, A., Page, M., Cai, S., Zhang, X. (2013).Development and Study of Self-Sustained Electrochemical Promotion Catalysts for Hydrocarbon Reforming Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells. ECS Transaction, 58(2), 243-254.
    • Zhou, J., Zhou, X. (2013).Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Hundred nanometer Thick Nafion Polymer Covered Pt and HOPG. Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 234901.
    • Zhou, X., Huang, H., Liu, H. (2013).Study of partial oxidation reforming of methane to syngas over self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 6391-6396.
    • Huang, H., Wang, Z., Liu, H., Sun, H., Wei, Y., Zhou, X. (2012).A kinetic model for analyzing partial oxidation reforming of heavy hydrocarbon over a novel self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalyst. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 15125‰ÛÒ15134.
    • Wang, Z., Huang, H., Liu, H., Zhou, X. (2012).Self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalysts for partial oxidation reforming of heavy hydrocarbons. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 17928-17935.
    • Zhou, J., Cai, J., Cai, S., Zhou, X., Mansour, A. (2011).Development of all-solid-state mediator enhanced supercapacitors with a PVDF/LiTFS separator. Journal of Power Sources, 196, 10479-10483.
    • Zhou, X., Yin, Y., Wang, Z., Zhou, J., Mansour, A., Zaykoski, J., Fedderly, J., Balizer, E. (2011).Effect of Hot Pressing on the Ionic Conductivity of the PEO/Li CF3SO3 based Electrolyte Membranes. Solid State Ionics, 196, 18-24.
    • Zhou, J., Yin, Y., Mansour, A. N., Zhou (corresponding), X., Zhou, X. (2011).Experimental Studies of Mediator-Enhanced Polymer Electrolyte Supercapacitors. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 14(3), A25-A28.
    • Yin, Y., Zhou, J., Mansour, A. N., Zhou(corresponding), X., Zhou, X. (2011).Effect of NaI/I2 mediators on properties of PEO/LiAlO2 based all-solid-state supercapacitors. Journal of Power Sources, 196, 5997‰ÛÒ6002.
    • Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Zhou (corresponding author), X., Kakac, S., Zhou, X. (2010).Numerical analysis of indirect internal reforming with self-sustained electrochemical promotion catalysts. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35/13, 6482-6419.
    • Zhou, X. (2008).Degradation of Pt catalysts in PEFCs: A new perspective from molecular dynamic modeling. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 11(4), B59-B62.
    • Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Kakac, S., Zhou, X. (2008).Mathematical Analysis of Planner Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33, 2547-2565.
    • Zhou, S., Zhou (corresponding author), X., Zhao, Y., Zhou, X. (2008).Study of Hardness and Deformation of Brittle Materials with a Density Functional Theory. Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 6-Jan.
    • Zhou, X., Chen, Z., Delgado, F., Brenner, D., Srivastava, R. (2007)."Atomistic Simulation of Conduction and Diffusion Processes in Nafion Polymer Electrolyte and Experimental Validation". Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 154(1), B82-B87.
    • Kakac, S., Pramuanjaroenkij, A., Zhou, X. (2007).A review of numerical modeling of solid oxide fuel cells. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32, 761-786.
    • Han, J., Zhou, X., Liu, H. (2006)."Ab initio simulation on the mechanism of proton transport in water". Journal of Power Sources, 161, 1420‰ÛÒ1427.
    • Vedala, H., Huang, J., Zhou, X. (2006)."Effect of PVA functionalization on hydrophilicity of Y-junction single wall carbon nanotubes". Applied Surface Science, 252(22), 7987-7992.
    • Zhou, X., Hu, B., Chen, Z., Delgado, F., Srivatava, R. (2005)."Non-Precious Metal Perovskite Electrocatalysts for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells". Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 8(11), A616-A618.
    • Fedkin, M., Zhou, X., S.N. Lvov, D.J. Wesolowski,, J., Machesky, M. (2004)."High temperature microelectrophoresis studies of the rutile/aqueous solution interface". Langmuir, 19, 3797-3804.
    • Zhou, X., Michael A. Hofmann, Catherine M. Ambler, J., Serguei N. Lvov, H. (2003)."High Temperature Transport Properties of Polyphosphazene Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells". Electrochimica Acta, 48, 2173-2180.
    • M.V. Fedkin, K.H. Strass,, X., Lvov, S. N., Zhou, X. (2003).A Zetameter for microelectrophoresis Studies of the Oxide/Water Interface at Temperatures up to 200¼C. Review of Scientific Instrument, 74(4), 2501-2506.
    • X. Zhou and S. N. Lvov, D., Zhou, X. (2003).Potentiometric pH measurements in acidic sulfate solutions at 250 ¡C relevant to pressure leaching. Hydrometallurgy, 68(1-3), 131-139..
    • G.C. Ulmer, S.M. Ulyanov, S., M. Manna, E. Vicenzi, L., H.L. Barnes, H. L., Zhou, X. (2003).Progress on Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Sensors for Hydrogen pH Measurements. Chemical Geology, 198, 141-162.
    • Fedkin, M., Zhou, X., Jamie Weston, H. R. Allcock, M., Lvov, S. N. (2002).Experimental measurements of the diffusion coefficients of methanol in proton-conducting polyphosphazene membranes. Materials Letters,, 52, 192-196..
    • C.M. Ambler, S.N. Lvov,, H., J. Weston, X., Zhou, X. (2002).Phenylphosphonic Acid Functionalized Poly[aryloxyphosphazenes] as Proton-Conducting Membranes for Direct Methanol Fuel Cells. J. Membrane Sci., 202, 47-54.
    • X.J. Wei, G. Benning,, X., Macdonald, D. D., Zhou, X. (2002).Quantitative Evaluation of General Corrosion of Type 304 Stainless Steel in Subcritical and Supercritical Aqueous Solutions via Electrochemical Noise Analysis. Corrosion Science, 44/4, 841-860..
    • Chalkova, E., Zhou, X., Jamie A. Weston, Harry R. Allcock,, C., Lvov, S. N. (2002).Sulfonimide Polyphosphazene-Based H2/O2 Fuel Cells. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 10, 221-223.
    • A.E. Maher, E. Chalkova,, M., H.R. Allcock, X., Zhou, X. (2002).Synthesis of Polyphosphazenes with Sulfonimide Side Groups. Macromolecules, 35, 6490-6493.
    • X. Zhou,, L., Brantley, S., Zhou, X. (2000).Measurements of pH by Microelectrodes in Biofilms Grown on Silicate Surface. Chem. Geology, 171, 1-3..
    • X. Zhou, J. Congleton, Y.M. Han,, X., Zhou, X. (2000).Mechanisms of SCC for Iron Base Alloys in Hot Ca(NO3)2 Solution. British Corrosion Journal, 35(3), 4-Jan.
    • S.M. Ulyanov, D.D. Macdonald,, S., Zhou, X. (2000).Potentiometric Measurements of Association Constants and pH in High Temperature HCl(aq) Solutions. PowerPlant Chemistry, 2(1), 8-May.
    • S.M. Ulyanov, A.V. Bandura,, S., Zhou, X. (2000).Reference Systems for Assessing Viability and Accuracy of pH Sensors in High Temperature Subcritical and Supercritical Aqueous Solutions. Chemical Geology, 167, 105-115.
    • D.D. Macdonald, S., Zhou, X. (1999).Flow Through Electrochemical Cell at Temperature up to 400¡C. J. Electroanal. Chem, 462, 146.
    • A.Bahraloloom, X., Zhou, X. (1998).Mechanism of Stress Corrosion Cracking for Iron Base Alloys in High Temperature Water. Corrosion, 54, 898.
    • D.D. Macdonald, X., Zhou, X. (1998).The Effects of Dielectric Coatings on SCC of Type 304 SS in the Simulated BWR Conditions. Corrosion Science, 40, 1349.
    • X.Zhou and Wei Ke, X., Zhou, X. (1996).The Influence of Anodic Current on Surface and Bulk Deformation at Crack Tip. Corrosion Science, 38, 989.
    • Wang, Z., Li, J., Wei, X., Zhou, X., Ke, W., Zhu, Z. (1994)."Reduction of Plastic Zone Size at Crack Tip and Acoustic Emission for A537 Steel in 3.5% NaCl Solution during Corrosion Fatigue Growth". J.Met.Sci.Tech.,, 8 (1), 18-22.
    • J.Li, G.Liu,, X., Ke, W., Zhou, X. (1993).An Application of SPI Technique for Studying Strain Distribution. Acta Metall. Sinica, 29, 453.
    • J.Li, G.Lei,, X., Gorbatenko, W., Zhou, X. (1993).Application of the SPI Technique to Study the Effect of Corrosion Factors on Crack-tip Deformation of Metals. Materials Letters, 18(1-2), 14.
    • Zhou, X., Ke, W. (1992)."The Optimal Probability Distribution Function of Pits and Its Evolution under Cyclic Loading". J.Met.Sci.Tech., 12(3), 227-234.
    • K.Liu, and W.Ke,, Q., Zhou, X. (1992).Role of Pits in Corrosion Fatigue of Offshore Structural Steel. J.Met.Sci.Tech., 8, 123.
    • W.Ke,, X., Zhou, X. (1992).The Optimal Probability Distribution Functions of Pit Geometric Parameters and Their Evolution. J. of Chinese Society of Corrosion and Protection, 12, 40.
    • W. Ke, X., Zhou, X. (1990).Evolution of Pitting and Pit-associated Cracks under Cyclic Loading. Acta Metall. Sinica, 26, 104.
    • X.Zhou,, J., Zhou, X. (1990).Fractal in Fatigue Fractography. J.Met.Sci.Tech., 6, 112.
    • X. Zhou, J., Zhou, X. (1990).Spontaneous Patterning on Corroded Metal Surface: Phenomenon and Theory. J. of Applied Physics, 68(7), 3625.
    • W. Ke, X., Zhou, X. (1989).Fractal Characteristics of Pitting and Cracking of a low ally Steel under Cyclic Loading. Materials Letters, 7(12), 473.
  • Book Chapters

    • Zhou, X. (2010). ATOMISTIC MODELING IN STUDY OF POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS-A REVIEW. Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry: Modeling and Diagnostics of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (pp. ). Springer Publisher.