Dr. Zhou is a geological staff scientist with the Hydrogeology Department in the Energy Geosciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, California.
He began his career at Hohai University, Nanjing, China as an undergraduate and a graduate in Hydrology and Water Resources. Upon his graduation, he continued his career at Nanjing Institute of Hydrology and Water Resources, conducting flood-control and water resources management research on the Three-Gorge Project and the South-North Water Transfer Project. He then pursued PhD studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, developing numerical techniques for modeling of seawater intrusion and density-dependent flow, leading to completion of his doctoral thesis. As a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, he developed numerical codes to investigate phenomena of DNAPL migration in heterogeneous porous media and compared numerical-modeling results to stochastic-analysis ones.