Xiaozhou Ma received her Master’s degree from Nankai University, China. There she worked on assembling single-chain magnets into high-dimensional structures. After that she went to France to pursue her PhD at the University of Bordeaux. Her thesis centers on the synthesis and study of redox-active nanomagnets. In March, 2020, she joined the group of Professor Monique van der Veen as a postdoc. Her research is developing new electrically switchable materials that enable adsorption/desorption of carbon monoxide (CO) or ethylene gases by switching on/off the charge-carrying states.