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. From there 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 as an assistant professor of chemistry in August 2016. In his spare time he enjoys photography, running, tennis, and basketball.