Meng Zhou received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Purdue University in 2008. He studied the C–H functionalization reactions catalyzed by organometallic iridium complexes with Robert Crabtree at Yale University (Ph.D.) and later with Alan Goldman at Rutgers University (Postdoc). He then investigated the acetate-stabilized cobalt(II,III) oxide nanoparticles with Richard Finke at the Colorado State University.
Since 2016, he has been an assistant professor of inorganic chemistry at Lawrence Technological University, where his research focuses on nanomaterials and catalysis relevant to CO2 utilization and the sustainable production of industrial chemicals. He supervises undergraduate students conducting research in a regular, collegewide curriculum supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence initiative. He is the editor and a chapter author of an ACS Symposium Series book, Catalysis by Metal Complexes and Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications.
Research publications with undergraduate students (underscored):
- Hanson, D. S.; Wang, Y.; Zhou, X.; Washburn, E.; Ekmekci, M. B.; Dennis, D.; Paripati, A.; Xiao, D.; Zhou, M. Catalytic Urea Synthesis from Ammonium Carbamate Using a Copper(II) Complex: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60 (8), 5573-5589. DOI: doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.0c03467
- Zhou, X. and Zhou, M. Polyvinylpyrrolidone-Stabilized Iridium Nanoparticles Catalyzed the Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitrobenzene Using Formic Acid as the Source of Hydrogen. Chemistry 2020, 2 (4), 960-968. DOI: org/10.3390/chemistry2040061
Additional research publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Ri1K2FMAAAAJ&hl=en
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