Lyu Zhou

International Visiting Students


​Lyu Zhou is a visiting student from State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his bachelor degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Research Interests

​Photonics, Nanomaterials and optoelectronics

Selected Publications

​[1] L. Zhou*, H. Song*, J. Liang, M. Singer, M. Zhou, E. Stegenburgs, N. Zhang, C. Xu, T. K. Ng, Z. Yu, B. Ooi, Q. Gan, A polydimethylsiloxane coated metal structure for all-day radiative cooling, Nature Sustainability, 2, 718 (2019). (* contributed equally) 

[2] T. Li, Z. Li, S. Chen, L. Zhou, N. Zhang, X. Wei, G. Song, Q. Gan, Y. Xu, Efficient generation of broadband short-wave infrared vector beams with arbitrary polarization, Appl. Phys. Lett. 114, 021107 (2019). 

[3] H. Song, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, M. H. Singer, C. Li, A. R. Cheney, D. Ji, L. Zhou, N. Zhang, X. Zeng, Z. Bei, Z. Yu, S. Jiang, Q. Gan, Cold vapor generation beyond the input solar energy limit, Adv. Sci. 5, 1800222 (2018). 

[4] D. Gu, Z. Sun, L. Zhou, Y. Hu, Y. Jiang, Room-temperature ferromagnetism in TiO2 nanocrystals synthesized by the controlled hydrolysis procedure, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15, 1-7 (2015) 

[5] J. Gao*, N. Zhang*, D. Ji, H. Song, Y. Liu, L. Zhou, Z. Sun, M. Jornet, A. Thompson, L. Collins, Y. Song, S. Jiang, Q. Gan, Super absorbing metasurfaces with hybrid Ag-Au nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy sensing of drugs and chemicals, Small Methods 3, 1800045(2018). (* contributed equally)


  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo (UB) 02/2018 ~ Present 
Ph.D. Candidate of Electrical Engineering; 

  • M. S. University at Buffalo (UB) 09/2016 ~ 02/2018 
Master of Electrical Engineering; 

  • B. S. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) 09/2011 ~ 06/2015

Professional Profile

​June 2018 – present: PhD student in University at Buffalo, 
The research focus on the development of material and optical structure design of radiative cooling; Partially contribute to the work of Raman based bio-sensing.

August 2016 – May 2018: Master student in University at Buffalo,
The research focused on radiative cooling and solar-based vapor generation design.

August 2011 – May 2015: Undergraduate student in University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​OSA member

KAUST Affiliations

​Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division l Electrical Engineering​