Chang grew up in Gansu China and received his B.E. with specilization of material chemistry at South China University of Technology in 2014. Then he came to U.S. and received his M. Sc. degree in polymer engineering at University of Akron in 2015. Currently his research focuses on controlled synthesis of nanomaterials catalysts for oxygen reduction, CO2 reduction, water splitting and natural gas utilization. Outside of lab, Chang enjoys listening to Chinese cross-talk, watching drama, playing billiards.