Prof. Linda Zou / UAEREP 1st Cycle Awardee, Khalifa University, UAE

Linda Zou joined Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s Masdar Institute as a full professor in October 2014. Dr Zou commenced her academic and research career in 1999 at Deakin University Australia. In 2010, she became a Research Professor at University of South Australia. Professor Linda Zou has been funded by 2 Australian Research Council Discovery and 8 Linkage projects, and 3 National Centre of Excellence in Desalination projects; all these projects are national competitive funding schemes. Linda’s research outcomes have been published in more than 150 journal articles and presentations, her research impact is measured by frequent citations (h-index 50, citation 8500+, Google Scholar Dec 2019). At KUST, she leads the “ground-breaking” research project on using nanotechnology to develop cloud seeding materials, which was awarded by the inaugural UAE Research Program on Rain Enhancement Science for 2016-2019. She is also the recipient of the UK-Gulf Institutional Links 2016 grants awarded by British Council for 2017-2019. In addition, she currently working on two desalination membrane projects funded by Abu Dhabi Education Council, and collaborative program with the University of Manchester. Dr. Zou is also involved in the Masdar Renewable Energy Desalination Program, and leads a novel desalination research project on capacitive deionization in partnership with Veolia Dr. Zou is a research intensive faculty, she also involves in undergraduate and graduate level teaching and advising several PhD students and Master’s students. Dr She was the main advisor of 13 PhD completions, and currently supervise 2 PhD students. Linda Zou’s research progress and findings have been reported in featured articles multiple times by leading international nanotechnology portal NANOWERK, as well as by a number of international and local newspapers include: New York Times, Reuters, The Nationals and Gulf News. In January 2019, Dr Zou has been listed among the 7 finalists of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinction in UAE, and received Golden VISA which is awarded by UAE government to the Top 20 scientists in the country.