Shen-Wei grew up in Yilan, Taiwan. In May 2009, he received a B.S. in Chemistry from The Citadel. In Aug 2012, he joined Prof. Chen-Bin Wang’s group at Chung Cheng Institute of Technology for steam reforming of ethanol, and he received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering in Jun 2014. In the Zhang lab he has begun work on CO2 hydrogenation.
Xiangru grew up in Yuncheng, Shanxi, China. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in inorganic chemistry from Soochow University. Then she studied highly dispersed metal catalysts under the advisement of Prof. Zhangxiong Wu at Soochow University. She joined the Zhang group in 2019 as a visiting student with a focus on design and synthesis of single atom catalysts.
Joshua Gibson is a second year Chemistry student from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is pursuing a 3+1 BS in Chemistry and an MA in Chemistry. Joshua also plays viola in the Charlottesville Symphony, and in his spare time, enjoys playing soccer and running.
Juan was born in Puerto Rico and lived there for 7 years before moving to Stafford, Virginia where currently resides. As a first year undergraduate, he plans to complete a 3+1 program to obtain a B.S. and M.A. in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. His guided research includes the synthesis of metal nanomaterials for efficient catalysis of oxygen reduction reactions. During his leisure time Juan enjoys spending time with friends, watching dramas, and listening to diverse forms of music.
Rebecca Brown is an engineering undergraduate student from Stafford, Virginia. She is majoring in chemical engineering and pursues her interests in clean energy applications. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys going bouldering, running, and spending time with friends.