Associate Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Zhong teaches CHEM 108 (Problem Solving in Chemistry), CHEM 110 (Chemical Principles I), CHEM 111 (Experimental Chemistry), and CHEM 112 (Chemical Principles II) at Penn State Mont Alto. His teaching focuses on the introduction to techniques, strategies, and skills for solving problems in chemistry; the introduction of basic chemical concepts and quantitative relations; conducting chemical reactions and analysis of experimental data; and chemical reaction mechanisms, especially equilibrium and dynamics. His research interests include computer simulation on proteins (prion protein folding and enzymatic cellulose degradation catalyzed by cellulase) and implementation of renewable energy technologies (biodiesel processing and wind turbines along the highway). Dr. Zhong maintains his own webpage found here
Most Recent Publications
Zhong, Linghao, James F. Matthews, Peter Hansen, Michael Crowley, Joseph M. Cleary, Mark R. Nimlos, Charles L. Brooks III, William S. Adney, Michael Himmel, and John W. Brady. Forthcoming, 2009. Computational Simulations of Trichoderma reeseri Cellobiohydrolase I Acting on Microcrystalline Cellulose Iß: The Enzyme-Substrate Complex. Carbohydrate Research.
Zhong, Linghao, and Jimin Xie, 2009. Investigation of the effect of glycosylation on human prion protein by molecular dynamics. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 5:524-34.
Zhong, Linghao, James F. Matthews, Michael F. Crowley, Tauna Rignall, Cesar Talon, Joseph M. Cleary, Ross C. Walker, Giridhar Chukkapalli, Clare McCabe, Mark R. Nimlos, Charles L. Brooks III, Michael E. Himmel, and John W. Brady. 2008. Interactions of the complete cellobiohydrolase I from Trichodera reesei with microcrystalline cellulose Iß, Cellulose 15:261-73.
Nimlos, Mark R., James F. Matthews, Michael F. Crowley, Ross C. Walker, Giridhar Chukkapalli, John W. Brady, William S. Adney, Joseph M. Cleary, Linghao Zhong, and Michael E. Himmel. 2007. Molecular modeling suggests induced fit of Family I carbohydrate-binding modules with a broken-chain cellulose surface. Protein Engineering Design and Selection 20:179-87.
Zhong, Linghao, Xin Wen, Terry M. Rabinowitz, Brandy S. Russell, Elizabeth F. Karan, and Kara L. Bren. 2004. Heme axial methionine fluxionality in Hydrogenobacter thermophilus cytochrome c552. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101:8637-42.
Ph.D. in Chemistry University of Rochester, New York, 2003
B.S. in Chemistry Nanjing University, China, 1995
Office: 315 Science Technology Building