Xiaodong Zou

Xiaodong Zou

Xiaodong Zou is a full professor and deputy head of the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University. She received her B.Sc. in physics at Peking University in 1984, M. Sc. in metal physics at Beijing University of Science and Technology 1986 and Ph.D. in structural chemistry at Stockholm University in 1995. After a one-year postdoc at Lund University in Sweden, she joined the faculty at Stockholm University in 1996 and became professor in 2005.

Prof. Zou’s research interests have been developments of electron crystallographic methods and design of novel porous materials. She has made key contributions in establishing electron crystallography as an important technique for accurate atomic structure determination of unknown 3D crystals. Recent breakthroughs in electron crystallography has revolutionized the structural analysis of new materials. Her group has demonstrated the power of electron crystallography in studying complex structures including zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, pharmaceutics and proteins. She has also made important contributions in design, synthesis and applications of novel porous materials. She was the founder and director of Berzelii Center EXSELENT on Porous Materials. She has co-authored > 325 peer-reviewed publications and given more than 200 invited talks.

Prof. Zou has received several prestigious awards given by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She is also a distinguished professor of the Swedish Research Council and a Wallenberg Scholar. She is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), Fellow of the Royal Chemical Society (FRCS), council member of the International Zeolite Association, and the member of Nobel Committee in Chemistry.