Hi, welcome to the ZOU Lab at Auburn University! I’m Shiqiang (Nick) Zou, the principal investigator of ZOU Lab. We are recruiting new members right now for Spring/Fall 2021, and feel free to check the whole website to know better about our research, group, and Auburn community!

A little bit more info about me. Before assuming my position at Auburn from Jan 2021, I’m a postdoctoral Scholar in Prof. Meagan Mauter’s WE3 Lab in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.  Prior to Stanford, I got my Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech. Working at Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy Lab (EBBL), my Ph.D. research mainly focuses on nutrient-energy-water (NEW) recovery from all types of wastewater through innovative membrane-based technologies, such as Forward Osmosis (FO) and Bioelectrochemical System (BES), to sustainably address some major challenges in 21st century, i.e. water scarcity, nutrient depletion with increasing food demands, and energy shortage. During my leisure time, I’d like to watch movie in Frank Theaters, get together with my friends, and enjoy the fantastic football game at Lane Stadium. As a Hokie, I really cherish the spirit of “Ut Prosim (That I may serve)”, and actively engage in volunteer services to help build a better community.

I also hold dual master’s degrees from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Peking University (PKU), both are top 5 universities in Asia (rank 2nd and 5th according to the newest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, respectively). Stepping out of Asia is a great and rewarding experience for me, and I will strive to build a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone.