Dr. Li Zhou was born in Hubei province, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in optics in 2009, M.S. degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics in 2003, and B.S. degree in material physics in 2000, all from Wuhan University. He holds a position of Associate Professor at Wuhan University and joined the Xia group as a visiting scientist in June 2018. His research interest includes the development of functional nanomaterials for optical, energy-related, and biomedical applications.