Shi-Ping Zhou received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Shanghai University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, in 1989. He continued his research at Liverpool University in England (1992–1994), at Hamburg-Harburg University in Germany (1997–1999), and at CNRS in Grenoble, France (1999). Currently, Shi-ping Zhou is professor at the Department of Physics at Shanghai University. His research interests include microscopic theory of the vortex lattice in cuprate superconductors, nonequilibrium transport in confined quantum systems, and interaction between magnetism and superconductivity.
Decoration experiments of the two-gap superconductor show evidence for long-range attraction between vortices in a superconducting mixed state, which is interpreted as coexisting type-I and type-II superconductivity.