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PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Principal Investigator

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Dr. Sen Zhang grew up in Hefei, Anhui, China and received his B.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2008 under advisor Dr. Shu-Hong Yu. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry in 2013 at Brown University under advisor Dr. Shouheng Sun. Professionally, he worked as a NatureNet postdoctoral fellow under Dr. Christopher Murray at the University of Pennsylvania from 2013 to 2016. He joined the University of Virginia in August 2016 and currently is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Commonwealth of Virginia Eminent Researcher. In his spare time he enjoys photography, running, tennis, and basketball.

Honors and Awards:
2022 Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2022 NSF CAREER Award, US National Science Foundation
2021 Research Excellence Award, University of Virginia  
2021 CAPA Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association (CAPA)
2021 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award for Negative Emissions Science, Research Corporation for Science Advancement and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
2020 Rising Star 2020, Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers
2020 Emerging Investigator, Nanoscale, The Royal Society of Chemistry
2019 Emerging Investigator, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, The Royal Society of Chemistry
2019 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, University of Virginia
2014 William R. Potter Prize for Doctoral Thesis of Outstanding Merit, Brown University
2013-2016 NatureNet Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Nature Conservancy

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

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Xiangru Wei

Postdoctural Researcher
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Weijie Zhang

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Yulu Zhang

Postdoctural Researcher
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Yizhen Chen

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GRADUATE STUDENTS

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Liyue Zhang

Graduate Student
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Bukuru Anaclet

Graduate Student
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Chenxin Yang

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Daniel Musikanth

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Pallab Chandra Saha

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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Tyler Arnold

Undergraduate Student
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Shruti Elango

Undergraduate Student
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Riddhi Dixit

Undergraduate Student
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Carolyn Imbrogulio

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Zhanrong Guo

Undergraduate Student
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Andrew Lewarne

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Chrissy Blondin

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