Linda Zou

Professor Linda Zou received her Bachelor of Engineering degree from Beijing University of Technology in 1987, Masters degree in Asian Institute of Technology in 1991 and PhD degree from Monash University in Australia in 1998. She has worked as faculty in Australian universities since 1999 and was promoted to the Research Professor at the University of South Australia in 2010. Dr Linda Zou has published numerous journal articles (SCOPUS h-index 52). Prof Zou is in the 2019 Stanford University’s List of World’s Top 2% of Scientists in both Career-long and single-year (2019) rankings with the greatest citation impact. She has graduated 15 PhD students as the main advisor, and currently supervises 4 PhD students. In 2019, she is among the first 20 recipients of the UAE Government's Golden Residence program for scientific excellence. Dr Linda Zou joined Khalifa University in October 2014.

Most research interests for a scientist

  • Nanotechnology
  • Membrane
  • Cloud seeding
  • Desalination
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment


  • Nanomaterials-based separation membranes
  • Cloud seeding materials
  • Antifouling membrane surfaces
  • Nanostructured electrodes in capacitive deionization
  • Oil removal from industrial wastewater