Professor Zhou received his B.S.and Ph.D degrees from Fudan University in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia with professor Lester Andrews from 1997 to 1999. He then joined the chemistry department of Fudan University and became a professor of physical chemistry in 2000 and Cheung Kong Scholar in 2002. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
Professor Scott C. Bailey-Hartsel received his B.S. degree from Ohio University and then went on to earn his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University in 1985. He worked as an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellow under David Cafiso from 1985-1987 at UVa and was an NSF/CNRS research fellow at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and Institut Curie in Paris in 1995 and 96.