Dr. Linda Zou joined Khalifa University's Masdar Institute as a full professor in October 2014. She commenced her academic and research career in 1999 at Deakin University Australia. In 2010, she became a Research Professor at the University of South Australia. Dr. Zou has been funded by two Australian Research Council Discovery and eight Linkage projects, and three National Centre of Excellence in Desalination projects; all these projects are national competitive funding schemes. Dr. Zou'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 8600+, Google Scholar January 2020).
At Khalifa University, she has been working on graphene-assisted desalination and water purification membrane projects funded by the Abu Dhabi Education Council, and a collaborative program with the University of Manchester. In addition, 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. 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 Water, the largest supplier of water services including membrane technology. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate students and advises several Ph.D. students and Master’s students. She was the main advisor of 15 Ph.D. completions, and currently supervises two Ph.D. students