I am a food engineer. I do research to improve food and cooking in extreme environments.

I am based at Harvard University, where I am in the second year of a PhD program in the Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I am a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow.

Previously, I was the food scientist at Modernist Cuisine for 5 years, where I led technical R&D on the 5-volume Modernist Bread. I taught and developed curriculum on the science of cooking at Harvard and UCLA.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I've been working on food insecurity at Off Their Plate and Project Restore Us.

Contact me at zhou6(at)