1) Design and theory of large-scale public buildings such as healthcare architecture, education architecture, and transportation architecture;
2) Environmental behavior, ergonomics, complex science;
3) Theories and methods of healthcare facility planning, healing environment design, barrier-free design, etc.
Professor Zhou mainly engaged in teaching, research and design in the fields of healthcare, education, transportation architecture.
Her recent research interests include crowd analysis, pedestrian simulation, scenario analysis, and case studies using methods from environmental behavior, ergonomics, and complex sciences. She has published more than 50 papers in journals and completed a number of architectural design projects.
Professor Zhou was a JSPS researcher at the Facility Science Department of the National Academy of Health Sciences, Japan from 2004 to 2006. She holds the Bachelor and Master Degrees from Southeast University, China and a Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, Japan, all in architecture.