Professor Dongping Zhong
Zhong, Ph.D., FAPS is
Robert Smith Professor, Dept of Physics;
Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry;
The Ohio State University.
Dongping’s research interests include:
- Femtobiology (DNA repair, Circadian rhythm, Photoreceptors)
- Biomolecular Recognition (Hydration dynamics, Conformation fluctuations)
- Ultrafast Protein/Enzyme Dynamics (Heme proteins, Flavoproteins)
Dongping earned his B.S. in Laser Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1985. He earned his M.S. in Laser Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1988 where his advisor was University Distinguished Professor Zaiguang Li. He earned his M.S. in Physical Chemistry at Kansas State University in 1994 where his advisor was University Distinguished Professor Donald W. Setser. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1999 where his advisor was Nobel Laureate Ahmed H. Zewail. He became a Fellow of The American Physics Society in 2009.
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