Department Chair, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Shouzhong Zou earned his B.S. in Chemistry in 1991 and completed his MS studies in 1994 from Xiamen University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1999 under the direction of Michael J. Weaver. He then did postdoctoral work at Caltech with Fred C Anson and Ahmed H. Zewail. He started his independent research as an assistant professor in 2002 at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), and was promoted to associate professor in 2008. He joined American University in the summer of 2015. His research interests include developing catalysts for low temperature fuel cells, CO2 reduction and gas sensing, and advancing spectroscopic and microscopic techniques for the characterization of surfaces and interfaces.