Energy, Catalysis, Environmental Sustainability, Functional Nanomaterials


Tangi Akauola

December 7, 2021 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Tangi is from Richmond Virginia, but his family immigrated from the pacific island of Tonga. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University for undergrad. He is pursuing a PhD in chemistry and interested in the field of inorganic chemistry and clean energy applications. He enjoys road trips, trying new restaurants and weight lifting. His favorite food is sushi or a good steak.

Shen-Wei Yu

January 2, 2020 -- pmg2vy

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. 

Meiyang Cui

January 9, 2018 -- Grayson Johnson

Meiyang was born in Shenyang, China. She graduated from Tianjin University with a degree in Material Science and Engineering in 2014. She further stuided at the University of Pennsylvania in the same year, focusing on Nanotechnology. From 2016 to 2017, she joined the Okubo-Wakihara group at Tokyo University studying zeolites. In 2017, she joined prof. Zhang’s group as a PhD student. Currently her research focuses on controlled synthesis of nanomaterial catalysts for oxygen reduction, CO2 reduction, water splitting, and natural gas utilization.

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