Mischa was born in Texas and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a second year Chemistry major at Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating, she is interested in pursuing public health or continuing in the field of Chemistry. Outside of academics she enjoys running, playing cello, and astrology.
Jess Kamienski is from Loudoun Country, Virginia. She grew up hiking, biking and running through the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jess is a fourth year chemical engineering student whose research interests include developing efficient catalysts for CO2 conversion. She hopes to one day design cost effective green energy systems for developing areas. Outside of lab, Jess likes climbing, playing soccer, and painting.
Congratulations! Dr. Zhang has been selected for the 2017 Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research.
The Zhang group came together for some delicious food and volleyball to celebrate the beginning of Spring.
The Zhang Lab went out to Boylan Heights to celebrate the end of the school year and to enjoy a beautiful day on the Lawn.
News & Announcements
June 5, 2019
We are pleased to welcome Aariella to the Zhang lab for the summer 2019. She is a rising junior at Bennett College and North Carolina A & T studying chemistry and chemical engineering. She has... Read»
August 21, 2018
Visiting Scholars Dem and Mischa presented their summer work supported by the VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program in an on grounds Poster Session.
April 7, 2018
Members of the Zhang Lab participated in UVA Nanodays 2018 explaining the how the morphology of nanomaterials affect their interactions with light to the interested public.