Dr. Andrew Zhou



Office: 53A Weyandt Hall
Phone: 724-357-4593
Email:  fzhou@iup.edu


Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1989, Optics
M.S., Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 1986, Optics
B.S., Zhejiang University, China, 1983, Optics


Optics and photonics
Condensed matter Physics
Engineering Physics


SCI 101 Fundamentals of Physics
SCI 105 Physical Science
PHYS 105 Light and Sound
PHYS 111/112 Algebra-Based College Physics
PHYS 131/132 Calculus Based College Physics
EOPT 150 Fundamentals of Photonics and Laser Safety
PHYS 151 Medical Physics Lecture
EOPT 210 Detection and Measurement
EOPT 220 Introduction to Lasers
PHYS 231/535 Electronics
EOPT 240 Fiber Optics
EOPT 250 High-Vacuum Technology
EOPT 260 Industrial Applications of Lasers
PHYS 345/545 Optics
PHYS 461/561 Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 481/581 Solid State Physics

Research Interests

Optics, solid-state lasers; nanophotonics, 1D and 2D nanomaterials for sensor applications.

Recent Publications

Andrew F. Zhou, Elluz Pacheco, Badi Zhou and Peter X. Feng, Size-Dependent Electrical Transport Properties in Conducting Diamond Nanostripes, Nanomaterials, 11, 1765, (2021)

Andrew F. Zhou, Xinpeng Wang, Elluz Pacheco, and Peter X. Feng, Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Nanowires: Fabrication, Characterization, and Sensor Applications, Materials, 14, 661-696 (2021)

Fenghui An, Andrew F. Zhou and Peter X. Feng, Effect of tungsten oxide nanostructures on sensitivity and selectivity of pollution gases. Sensors, 20, 4801, (2020)

Aldalbahi, A.; Velázquez, R.; Zhou, A.F.; Rahaman, M.; Feng, P.X. Bandgap-Tuned 2D Boron Nitride/Tungsten Nitride Nanocomposites for Development of High-Performance Deep Ultraviolet Selective Photodetectors. Nanomaterials, 10, 1433, (2020)

Andrew F. Zhou, Xinpeng Wang, and Peter X. Feng, “Nitrogen-doped diamond nanowire gas sensor for the detection of methane”, Adv. Mater. Lett., 11 (2), 20021474, (2020)

Andrew F. Zhou, Rafael Velázquez, Xinpeng Wang, and Peter X. Feng, ”Nanoplasmonic 1D Diamond UV Photodetectors with High Performance”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, 38068-38074, (2019)

Manuel Rivera, Rafael Velázquez, Ali Aldalbahi, Andrew F Zhou and Peter X Feng “UV photodetector based on energy bandgap shifted hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets for high-temperature environments,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51, 045102, (2018)

Ali Aldalbahi, Manuel Rivera, Mostafizur Rahaman, Andrew F. Zhou, Waleed Mohammed Alzuraiqi and Peter Feng, “High-Performance and Self-Powered Deep UV Photodetectors Based on High Quality 2D Boron Nitride Nanosheets,” Nanomaterials, 7(12), 454; (2017)

Manuel Rivera, Mostafizur Rahaman, Ali Aldalbahi, Rafael Velázquez, Andrew F. Zhou and Peter X. Feng, “Exploring the Effects of Argon Plasma Treatment on Plasmon Frequency and the Chemiresistive Properties of Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Metacomposite,” Materials, 10(9), 986, (2017)

Manuel Rivera, Rafael Velázquez, Ali Aldalbahi, Andrew F. Zhou, and Peter Feng, “High operating temperature and low power consumption boron nitride nanoshests based broadband UV photodetector,” Scientific Reports, 7, 42973 (2017)

Andrew F. Zhou, Ali Aldalbahi, and Peter Feng, “Vertical metal-semiconductor-metal deep UV photodetectors based on hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets prepared by laser plasma deposition,” Opt. Mater. Express, 6(10), pp.3286-3292 (2016)

Ali Aldalbahi, Andrew Feng Zhou, Susheng Tan, and Peter Xianping Feng, “Fabrication, Functionalization and Characterization of 2-Dimensional Boron Nitride Nanosheets Prepared by Magnetic Field Assisted Laser Plasma Deposition Technique”, Rev. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 5, pp.79-92 (2016)

Ali Aldalbahi, Andrew Feng Zhou and Peter Feng, “Variations of crystalline structures and electrical properties of single crystalline boron nitride nanosheets”, Scientific Reports, 5, 16703 (2015)

Feng Peter, Xinpeng Wang, Ali Aldalbahi, and Andrew F. Zhou, "Methane induced electrical property change of nitrogen doped ultrananocrystalline diamond nanowires." Applied Physics Letters, 107(23), 233103 (2015)

Devi Talwar, Andrew Zhou and Tzuen-Rong Yang, “Unusual Phonon Mode Behavior in Zinc-Blende BN/GaN Superlattices”, physica status solidi (c),  12, Issue 4-5, pages 430–433 (2015)