Zhimin obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry at Zhengzhou University, China in 2002. In 2008 he received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Can Li from Dalian Institute of Physical Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Martin Muhler’s group in Ruhr-university Bochum, Germany. In 2011 he started working in Dr. Jentoft’s group at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on spectroscopy, surface chemistry, nanomaterials and heterogeneous catalysis.