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Xiangyang Zhou

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



Xiangynag Zhou, materials scientist, graduated from physics department, Wuhan University in 1984. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992. He worked as a research associate in the Energy Institute of Pennsylvania State University on electrochemical materials in 1992-2002. He joined Applied Research Center in 2002-2004 as a research faculty. He has been a tenure-track and tenured faculty in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami since 2005. He has served as principal investigator of multiple R&D projects on fuel cells, supercapacitors, batteries, and electro-catalysis. He has published 50+articles in peer-reviewed journals which were cited for more than 1800 times.

Research Interests

Materials Science and Engineering, Nano-Catalysts/nano-materials, 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, Postdoctoral Researcher. Center for Advanced Materials (1996 - 1998)


  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Wang, Y., qiao, x., Zhang, C., Zhou, X. (2018).Self-discharge of a hybrid supercapacitor with incorporated galvanic cell components. Energy, 159, 1035-1045. 1251 memorial dr
    • Zhou, X., Wei, Y., Wang, Y., Wei, L., Zhao, X., Liu, H., , . (2017).Highly efficient and reactivated electrocatalyst of ruthenium electrodeposited on nickel foam for hydrogen evolution from NaBH4 alkaline solution. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 592-600.
    • Zhou, X., He, S., Zheng, Z., Zheng, Y. (2017).Theoretical model and its verification for the effect of sand concentration on the critical flow velocity for erosion–corrosion of 304 stainless steel in 3.5wt.% NaCl solution. TRIBOLOGY – MATERIALS, SURFACES & INTERFACES, 11, 168-177.
    • Zhou, X., Wang, Y., Qiao, Q., Zhang, C. (2016).Development of All-Solid-State Structural Supercapacitor Using an Epoxy Based Adhesive Polymer Electrolyte Electrochemical Capacitors,. Electrochemical Transaction, 72, 31-44.
    • 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.
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