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.
Professor Shipman received his B.A. from Rice University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley under Charles Harris in 2005. He was then a post-doctoral researcher from 2006 until 2008 at the University of Virginia with Professor Brooks Pate. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at New College of Florida, a small liberal arts college in Sarasota, FL.