Lin ZOU has been a postdoctoral researcher in the economic geography group at the Heidelberg University since April 2021. She used to study and work at Center for Modern Chinese City Studies and Institute of Urban Development, East China Normal University. She received her doctoral degree in 2018. Her cumulative dissertation focuses on
Evolution Knowledge network of China's equipment manufacturing industry.
Her research focuses issues of economic geography, organizational networks and innovation. Being a member of in a public project funded by the Shanghai government her latest research focuses on the development of patent court in China and regional development of Yangtze River Economic Belt.