Xiaobing Zhou is a professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Prior to that, he was an assistant engineer at the Hefei Institute of Physical Science, CAS. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and has 40 Chinese patents and 4 PCT patents. Dr. Zhou is currently researching sintering and joining of SIC-based advanced ceramics and synthesis of new ternary layered structural ceramics.