Zongyou obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees at Jilin University in China, and completed his Ph.D. at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in 2008. Then, he worked as the Research Fellow at NTU followed by the Scientist II at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR in Singapore. At the beginning of 2014, Zongyou moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA; he was a Postdoctoral Associate and subsequently promoted to the Research Scientist working with Professor Ju Li (http://li.mit.edu/) and Professor Jesus A del Alamo (http://www-mtl.mit.edu/~alamo/). During 2014 - 2015, Zongyou also visited and worked with Professor Daniel G. Nocera (http://chemistry.harvard.edu/people/daniel-g-nocera) for one year at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Zongyou joined the RSC at ANU in 2017.
Zongyou’s research is interdisciplinary, encompassing chemistry and physics of two/mixed-dimensional nano/atomic materials, fundamental relationship between synthesis-structures-devices, and synergistic integration of system-level functions for energy conversion&storage, carbon capture&storage, and nano wearables. (http://chemistry.anu.edu.au/research/groups/materials-science-and-engineering).