Zhou, Wei   (also spelt as Wei Zhou or W. Zhou)


 Links of Interest

  1. University of Cambridge:

Churchill College (in University of Cambridge, UK), of which I have been a Member since Oct. 1987

Cambridge University Library

Nanoscience at Cambridge

CUED Nanoscale Science Laboratory

The Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride (GaN)

Microstructural Kinetics Group

Theory of Condensed Matter Physics Group at Cavendish Laboratory

Cambridge-MIT Institute

Material selection and processing for information on material selection and processing

The Cambridge Science Park – the world’s leading addresses for high-tech companies

Microsoft Research Cambridge - Microsoft Corporation’s first research laboratory established outside the United States. The lab was set up in July 1997.

Intel Research Cambridge – a major collaboration between University of Cambridge and Intel, launched in March 2003 at the high-tech West Cambridge campus

St. John’s Innovation Centre - located on the Innovation Park developed by St John's College, University of Cambridge

Darwin Lecture series

The Oxford-Cambridge Annual Boat Race

The Oxford & Cambridge Society of Singapore

A good article about Cambridge (in Chinese)


  1. Within Harvard University:

Harvard University Library

Harvard Materials Science Group (led by Prof. Michael J. Aziz, Prof. Frans Spaepen, Prof. David Turnbull and others)

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center

Center for Imaging and Mesoscale Structures

Professor Charles M. Lieber Group

Eric Mazur Group on Femtosecond Laser


  1. Materials Gateway:

MRS, of which I am a Member

TMS, of which I am a Life Member

IoP - Institute of Physics, UK

IoP Conference I am going to attend - Thirteenth International Conference on Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, 31 March - 3 April 2003

Nature Materials a multi-disciplinary monthly original research journal

ASM International Society for materials engineers and scientists

Institute of Materials Professional body for materials scientists and engineers

Materials and Nuclear Engineering Resources Worldwide Collection of materials links

Materials Science Resources on the Web (Iowa State University)

Annotated and sectioned links to materials-related sites

Materials Edge Free news and information publishing resource to the global Materials Science Community

MaterSci (Source for Materials Science information on the Internet)

Annotated and sectioned links to materials-related sites

M A T T E R Materials science software resources

SRIM - The Stopping and Range of Ions in Matter

MatWeb, The Online Materials Information Resource Materials information database

Oxford University - Department of Materials

Scitation - online home of more than 100 journals from AIP, APS, ASCE, ASME & SPIE

ISI Knowledge Web Citation

Elsevier Author Gateway

IoP - CrossRef Search


4. Nano Resources: (to be updated)

Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology

Nanomaterial Research in US

R & D Status and Trends in Nanoparticles, Nanostructured Materials, and Nanodevices in the United States

IBM Research

Princeton Nanostructure Laboratory

Nanotechnology: Shaping the World Atom by Atom

Knowledge Foundation: Order Conference Documentation


5. Microscopy and Crystallography:

NanoFIB Network Links

Metallography.com Technical information for metallographers

Microscopy Society of America Microscopy news and information

Molecular Expressions Images from the Microscope Library of microscopy images, few materials

International Union of Crystallography

Promotes crystallography through publications and education, and provides services to crystallographers

International Union of Crystallography - Education Index

Categorised links to educational resources on all aspects of crystallographers

Internet Microscope (Manchester)

Documented images from microscopes including electron microscope, facility to control microscope online

Introduction to Crystallography and Mineral Crystal Systems

Iintroductory lectures on crystal structure and symmetry

Dennis Kunkel Microscopy Microscopy services, images of biological subjects

Virtual Atlas of Opaque and Ore Minerals

Colour photomicrographs of opaque minerals and major ore-forming associations

World-Wide Web Virtual Library - Microscopy (Oklahoma University) Collection of materials links

Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) Promoting microscopy use and research

Scanning Electron Microscopy (Iowa State University Materials Science Dept) SEM tutorial and images

Science Photo Library Science photos covering all aspects of science


6. Metallic Materials: 

Metal Material Database (Smithsonian) Materials database

MTP - Metal exporter Raw materials exporter

Copper Microstructures Microstructures of Copper and Copper Alloys

CorrosionSource Excellent corrosion site, with both educational resources and technical data

European Aluminium Association (EAA) European Aluminium Association resources

STEELYNX Comprehensive collection of categorised steel links

TWI - The Welding Institute Independent research and technology organisation, joining specialist


7. Basic Materials Education:

Intro to Materials Science and Engineering

Introductory materials science lecture course, broadly similar to Cambridge 1A Materials

Making Matter - the Atomic Structure of Materials Tutorials on atomic structure featuring 3D models

Manchester Materials Science Centre

Departmental information, research information, materials lecture notes

Materials Courses and Databases Collection of materials links

Materials Microworld Travelling materials exhibition in the US

Materials World Web Introduction to many elements of materials science

PACS (Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme) (from AIP)

AIP PACS system for calssification of physics and astronomy texts

Periodic Table of the Elements Periodic table of the elements, including properties and uses

Phase Diagrams at Southampton Excellent introductory phase diagrams tutorial

Phase Diagram Web Comprehensive on-line compilation of phase diagrams (variable quality)

Polymers and Liquid Crystals

Excellent virtual textbook and laboratory introducing polymers and liquid crystals

Society of Glass Technology Resources on production, properties, and uses of glasses

Structures of Simple Inorganic Solids

Introductory lectures on crystal structure, with many on-line references and resources


8. Other information resources:

Patent search


NTU Resources:


IP Policy - info from Innovation & Technology Transfer Office

Office of Finance

Research Hub - One-stop Information Hub on R&D Activities in NTU